Exciting news, we will be working with Regenbogenfabrik to create a new CiTiZEN KiNO in March… ( possible theme: degrowth + technological retreat ) … stay tune ! …
They have a fantasticly cozy cinema space, and is one of the remaining bastion of Kreuzberg autonomy, community strategies and 80s squat culture… CK#70 was a great success ! … Thx to all who came, supported, participated, and schemed ! … The resistance and community-building continues !
( foto: Contra-Internet by Zach Blas at #Tm18 )
<Jan31-Feb.3> Transmediale’s Face Value, HKW
< Feb 7th > CiTiZEN KiNO #70: FUck OfF GOOgle ! at Regenbogen Kino, 19:00h
XLterrestrials present …
A collection of films, media excerpts, archival photos and a public
forum all mixed together to help give an overview and develop effective
strategies for protecting our communities against the accelerating
neo-liberal agendas, neo-tech-colonialism, gentrification, inequalities
and displacement. A “Google Campus” is planned to open in Kreuzberg in
2018, at the Umspannwerk on the Paul-Linke Ufer, in a district which is
still a drum-beating heart of (multi-)cultural resistance for life +
livelihoods in the thriving autonomous zones of Berlin. We’ll have
special guests from San Francisco to share their experience organizing
direct actions in the midst of the tech industries boom in neighborhoods
like The Mission District. And perspectives on the local Kiez initiatives now
mobilizing a diversity of tactics to stop the tech titan(s) from
invading our city and disrupting our own visions for another possible
urban eco-system and better decentralized tech infrastructures.
Special guests will include filmmaker David Martinez ( 500 Miles To
Babylon ) and activists Fred Sherburn-Zimmer ( Housing Rights Committee
of San Francisco ), political work from artist Leslie Dreyer, Sergey Schmidt and others to represent the local Berlin initiatives.
We welcome discussion in all languages, but films will mostly be in Eng.
More coming soon !