- Starts on
19:00 — 21:30
Grassimuseum, Johannisplatz 5-11, 04103 Leipzig
Event access: Public
Unfortunately the event is cancelled due to the spread of the coronavirus. With this step we as a public institution are reacting to the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute to reduce social contacts in order to delay the further spread of the virus as much as possible. We hope to be able to make up for the event at a later date.
"Community" - Short films in discussion
Where do people feel at home? Who is part of the family? After the screening, the curators of the evening, Anna Henckel-Donnersmarck (director of the Berlinale Shorts and co-founder of the shorts/salon) and Isabel Schellinger (clinician-scientist at the University of Leipzig Medical Center and member of Die Junge Akademie) will explore these and other questions in a discussion with scientists and the audience.
To the films: The USA - home of the cowboys. But Don't fence me in is not set in the Wild West, but in Philadelphia, a large city in the east of the country. A hard place, marked by crime and poverty. But how can one escape the destructive pull of the streets? Young men keep horses here - an alternative way of life. The animals are more than a hobby, they are beloved family members and sense maker.
Vietnamese workers come to the GDR in Sorge 87 to work in the textile industry. After a short time, most of them leave the country again - but some stay, start families, build up their livelihoods. They create a new home for themselves, revitalize almost empty villages after the fall of the Wall. A German and a Vietnamese couple tell their story.
In Halmaspiel, too, it is sewing that forms the red thread of the story. The daughter tells of her parents' lives. About repression and perseverance. About losing and rebuilding. It is the story of a family, but also of a country.
A film set is glamorous and exciting - one thinks. But for the main character in die ruhe bleibt, only yawning boredom opens up. As an intern he has to close a street for the shoot, communication with the rest of the team is limited to occasional announcements from the walkie-talkie. Where are the others? And what am I actually doing here? Do I belong here? Silence is spreading.
Don’t fence me in Ann Sophie Lindström Germany 2014, 9 min. Englisch with German subtitles
Sorge 87 Thanh Nguyen Phuong Germany 2017, 10 min. German, Vietnamese with German subtitles
Halmaspiel Betina Kuntzsch Germany 2017, 15 min. German
die ruhe bleibt Stefan Kriekhaus Germany 2013, 14 min. German, French
Die Junge Akademie visits Grassimuseum as part of the event series diejungeakademie@ which is part of the 20th anniversary of the Academy. In the event series diejungeakademie@, the members of Die Junge Akademie will invite the public to take part in dialogue on scientific topics at locations outside of the usual scientific environment.The event will be held in German. Admission is free of charge. The minimum age for admission to the events is 18.