February 2017


Black Futures Month Screening

Thursday 16.02.2017 8:00 PM | Saal

Admission: free entry

Organizer: Werkstatt der Kulturen/ LesMigras / Transformation - Trans* Film Festival Berlin

Co-Operation Flyer

Black History Month goes off-Berlinale

Black Futures Month Screening

ỌYA: Something happened on the way to West Africa!
Seyi Adebanjo / 2015 / 30:13 min
English spoken language / no subtitles


Description: Follow my journey as a Queer Gender Non Conforming Nigerian as I connect with Òrìṣà tradition and the powerful legacy of my great grandmother, Chief Moloran Ìyá Ọlọ́ya. This personal and political story vibrantly investigates the heritage of command, mythology, gender fluidity and the hidden truth behind the power of indigenous Yorùbá spirituality.

Soy Negra, Soy Marica, Soy Puta
Hugo Meijer, Cas van der Pas / 2012 / 21 min
Castellano spoken language / English subtitles


Description: A documentary about a courageous and very special Colombian woman; Diana. Her days are completely filled with helping the people in her community. The director saw what problems her community faces, and that the people there can use -and deserve- support. They face much more complicated problems than we do here in Europe. She combines prostitution, human rights activism and her career as a lawyer to change the world around her into a better one.


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Black Music Renaissance 3 goes BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Every year in February, Black History Month is celebrated in numerous countries, with events focussed on Black culture and history. The WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN is also taking part, with various events that make Black culture, history and current topics visible. In February 2017, we are organizing the four-part BLACK MUSIC RENAISSANCE, in cooperation with the award-winning pianist Kelvin Sholar, for the third time. Starting on the 3rd of February 2017, we will be presenting classical and unique musical styles from the African diaspora in the Americas and Eurasia: hiphop, blues, work songs, jazz, reggae, soul, rock, Romanian tango, African Latino dance and Detroit literature.

FRIDAY February 03: Jaimeo Brown: HipHop, Blues, Work Songs and Jazz

FRIDAY February 10: Machete Horns
FRIDAY February 17: Kalavan Quartett
FRIDAY February 24: Shebeen: visiting the roots. A musical storytelling evening


The facilities of the WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN are accessible to wheelchair users. Please call us in advance on +49 (0)30 60 97 70-0 to ensure proper access support.