The CGAC collaborates with the WOMEX 14
Festival film programme through open screenings ot three films under the title From Berlin to the World
Thursday 23 October
Midsummer Night's Tango (Viviane Blumenschein, 2011). Recorded between Argentina and Finland, the documentary, produced by Georg Tschurtschenthaler, discovers us the Argentinian tango… In Finland. From the viewpoint of singer Chino Laborde, guitarist Diego 'Dipi' Kvitko, and bandoneon player Pablo Greco. The three Argentinian musicians travel to Finland to find out whether Aki Kaurismäki is telling the truth when he asserts that tango music was invented in Finland.
Friday 24 October
Que caramba es la vida (Doris Dörrie,2012). Mariachi is an essential part of Mexican culture. It’s more than just music; it's a lifestyle that views the world from a macho perspective. The business is tough and women are seldom appreciated in this strictly male domain. Nevertheless, a handful of female musicians choose to be mariachi; one of them is Maria del Carmen. Against the backdrop of the día de los muertos folk celebrations, director Doris Dörrie accompanies her and her fellow female musicians on their performances on the streets of Mexico and throughout their daily lives. When the mariachi women sing about death, love and poverty, the heavy issues of everyday life in Mexico City appear slightly more bearable.
Saturday 25 October
Journey to Jah (Noël Dernesch and Moritz Springer, 2013). The two directors Noël Dernesch and Moritz Springer, as well as cameraman Marcus Winterbauer (Rhythm is it), spent seven years shadowing two unique reggae artists – Gentleman (Germany) and Alborosie (Italy) – on their search for authenticity away from Western consumerist societies in the land of Rastafari and reggae. People they meet along the way include Richie Stephens, Damian Marley, Jack Radics, as well as up-and-coming Jamaican singer Terry Lynn. Together with the protagonists we delve into a world where music is used as an outlet to confront poverty, criminality and a lack of prospects, but also one that is characterised by a deep and uplifting spiritual bond. A world about which Alborosie says, "God lives here. But Satan too". Welcome aboard the Journey to Jah.
will begin at 6 p.m. Entrance is free until filled to capacity.