Screenings on Inclusion - Army of Love
By Alexa Karolinski & Ingo Niermann
Location: Cercle Cité, Auditorium Cité (entrance: 3, rue Genistre)
Languages: In German and English, with English subtitles
Screening duration: 40 min.
In 2023, the Cercle Cité is organising a new screening series of short films and artists' films, which address different aspects of inclusion, accessibility, integration and discrimination in a philosophical and original way.
These topics are highly debatable in a society that on the one hand is becoming more and more aware of the subject of identity and diversity, but which nevertheless faces difficulties in adapting to this new awareness. Migration issues and the new wave of nationalism in Europe, the rights of people with special needs, the rights of people belonging to the LGBTQIA+ group or age discrimination and loneliness; the themes related to these debates are multifaceted and affect many of us.
Romantic love is dominated by commodity. In the first short movie shown in the frame of this series, entitled Army of Love (2016), the film directors Alexa Karolinski and Ingo Niermann tackle the questions of fairness and accessibility to love and affection in our society, which is riddled with physical and social inequalities. The docu-fictional video is a partially utopian proposition framed by conversations questioning the principles of love and justice.
This movie is not recommended under the age of 16.
Commissioned and co-produced by the 9th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art.
With the additional support of the Wiesbaden Biennale and the Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona.
Free entrance, without registration. Subject to availability.
Food is not allowed in the screening room.