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    Association for Freedom of Residence and Movement

    The Waiting Room, which can and will become a Room to Stay 

    Film workshop, screenings, discussion

    Aufenthaltsraum

    Room to Stay explores the possibilities of cinematic self-representation of transit migrants. Among other things a self-produced cinema spot which has developed as part of WIENWOCHE and challenges the usual ways of depicting migrants will be presented for the first time in the Schikaneder cinema.

    The starting point of Room to Stay was a group discussion about Arabic and French language films dealing with the departure to and the transit through Europe.  Based on this, the project collective has produced its own film and video material, which, with counter images and narratives, challenges the usual, often monotonously similar, images and narratives about migration and asylum.

    Over a period of several months an interview film of/with migrants, as well as a cinema spot, have resulted. Multi-lingual and many-voiced everyday experiences are narrated in the first person:
    Enfin j'avais quitté le bled (Finally I just cleared out) collects conversations about setting off for, and travelling to and through Europe. The thirty-second cinema spot Voyage à l'inconnu deals with the journey into the unknown, the risks and stress.

    As part of a presentation in the Schikaneder cinema (in co-operation with kinoki – Association for Audio-Visual Self-Determination and the film festival This Human World), the film activists report on the production process and discuss the associated media, linguistic, social and political translation process: "Without close listening and exact translation, a different point of view and understanding of the realities of life is, we believe, impossible".
    As part of the group installation NoborderZone of the WIENWOCHE project Rebelodrom, the cinematic investigations of Room to Stay are linked with the one-man stage play "Revolution for Freedom of Movement" by Riadh Ben Ammar.
     

    detailed program

    Mon, 23. 9., 19:00

    Film presentation, theatre performance and discussion

    brut in Künstlerhaus, 1010, Karlsplatz 5

    As part of Rebelodrom

    Presentation of the interview film Enfin j'avais quitté le bled (Finally I just cleared out) and the cinema spot Voyage à l'inconnu (Journey into the Unkown), then theatre performance of "Revolution for Freedom of Movement" (one-man play with Riadh Ben Ammar about the search for freedom and the revolution in Tunisia)

    Followed by a talk with project participants
     


    Tue, 24. 9., 19:00

    Film night and discussion

    Schikaneder, 1040, Margaretenstraße 24 (with disabled access)

    Presentation of the interview film Enfin j'avais quitté le bled (Finally I just cleared out) and the cinema spot Voyage à l'inconnu (Journey into the Unkown), followed by a talk with Brigitta Kuster (video artist, author; Berlin) and project participants (in German and French, with translation into German and Arabic/Darija)

    Then film screening of "Roma wa la n'touma – Rome plutôt que vous" (Algeria, 2006) by Tarik Teguia 


    Tue, 24. 9., 23:00

    Party with various DJs

    Schikaneder, 1040, Margaretenstraße 24 (with disabled access)

    In co-operation with kinoki and This Human World


     

    Dates

    Mon, 23. 9., 19:00

    Film presentation, theatre performance and discussion
    brut in Künstlerhaus, 1010, Karlsplatz 5

    Tue, 24. 9., 19:00

    Film night and discussion
    Schikaneder, 1040, Margaretenstraße 24 (with disabled access)

    Tue, 24. 9., 23:00

    Party with various DJs
    Schikaneder, 1040, Margaretenstraße 24 (with disabled access)

     

    Übersetzungen:

    Präsentation auf Arabisch

    Präsentation auf französisch

    Weblinks:

    Aufenthaltsraum auf facebook

    Trailer „Je reste. / Ich bleibe.“ auf youtube

    wienTV.org: Theater hosted by Aufenthaltsraum

    Radio Orange 94.0 vom 30.09.3013

    flickr-Album Aufenthaltsraum

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