BFS Presents: Poetryfilmmakers Poliana Baumgarten, Candice Nembhard & Sailesh Naidu, - Afterparty with Mobilegirl
We will finally have our first event as Bipoc Film Society (BFS) where we'll introduce our team and celebrate with you. For our first event we will premiere our short poetry film about three talented poetry filmmakers Poliana Baumgarten, Candice Nembhard and Sailesh Naidu. Followed with a screening of the artists short films and Q&A.
The evening will end with the amazing Mobilegirl on the deck to which we dance and get together (with Covid ruled distance obviously)
Is a filmmaker and video-journalist based in Berlin focusing on Black, disaphoric and marginalized realities and stories, trying to create a platform for voices that are barely heard in our society. She recently released the short film „MOXN“ about the transformation of gender and black bodies and her documentary "preta", about the realities of Black women* in Northern Brazil. In 2019 she got elected as one of the top 30 journalists under 30 by Medium Magazine.Currently she is a videojournalist for the magazine ze.tt but also realized projects for Vogue, SoundCloud, The British Council, Deutsche Welle and many more.
Candice Nembhard (okcandice) is a writer, poet, artist, and curator, based in Birmingham and Berlin. After studying English Literature and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Candice published her debut series of poems with Eggbox Publishing, later writing for 1-1, SAND Journal, Berlin Art Link, Sleek Magazine, and Highsnobiety. Her visual performances have been exhibited at The Volksbühne (Berlin), Birmingham Hippodrome (Birmingham), BOZAR (Brussels), Kunstverein (Hamburg), Soho House (Berlin), Hebbel Am Ufer Theatre (Berlin), and Galerie Wedding (Berlin). In 2019, she wrote and directed her first short cinepoem, “The Morning After Love.”Candice is the founder and curator of the QTBIPOC event series ALL FRUITS RIPE, co-founder of the arts collective Poet & Prophetess, and co-producer of The R.A.P Party Berlin. She is currently an Artist-Curator at Birmingham’s Eastside Projects.
Sailesh Naidu is a poet, writer, and researcher who focuses on the intersections of migration, gender, and education. A former German Chancellor's Fellow their work and writings has been featured in the NYTimes, Zeit Online, The Goethe Institute among others.
mobilegirl is a Munich-born-and-raised and Berlin-based DJ and producer.
Her endeavors are best described as a constant stretch of the comfortable and the finding of a new comfort therein.
Reflecting a general personal stance, as well as a result of her upbringing, mobilegirl's inspirations draw from a broad pool that makes her rather difficult to categorize. With her own productions mobilegirl has made a name for herself with club edits of R'n'B classics; a predilection for which draws through all of her work and the only one more prevalent influence being video game scores of various kind. The latter accordingly set the foundation for her debut EP "Poise" released in 2017. A string of tracks that seemed untypically mellow but were created in an effort to decelerate and invite the listener to do the same. This project turned mobilegirl's inspiration into praxis as it opened up the doors for her to work on scores of films and art installations the years after.
This event is free, however we strongly suggest donations to support artists for their work and labour!
Title picture shot by Sarah Alikhan
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