Philemon's Photographs or Through an African Lens

Horelli Laura

The Namibian exiler Philemon Kaluwapa studied photography in East Berlin in the 1980s. The film consists of several narrative strands, including Kaluwapa’s interest in how he could best use the photographic medium to portray Blacks and his experiences in the Cold War—particularly his pivotal decision to flee from East- to West Berlin.

Production Year
2023
Duration
00:29:22
Tyyppi
Asiasana
Original Title
Philemons Fotografien oder durch eine afrikanische Linse
English Title

Philemon's Photographs or Through an African Lens

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Laura Horelli (Author), Till Beckmann (Cinematographer), Philemon Sheya Kaluwapa (Director), Laura Horelli (Director), Janina Herhoffer (Editor), Laura Horelli (Producer), Philemon Sheya Kaluwapa (Script), Laura Horelli (Script), Jochen Jezussek (Sound Design), Taiteen edistämiskeskus (Funder), AVEK (Funder), Suomen Kulttuurirahasto (Funder)
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Laura Horelli (b. 1976, Helsinki) lives in Berlin and works with experimental documentary video. She is interested in representations and mediations of the past taking on a microhistorical approach. Her works have been exhibited at Venice Biennale (2001, 2009), Manifesta 5, (2004), ARS 11, Kiasma (2001, 2011), Galerie Barbara Weiss (2003, 2007, 2011) and Badischer Kunstverein (2014). She has participated in film festivals like Berlinale Forum Expanded (2017, 2018), ISFF Oberhausen (2018), IndieLisboa (2017), Kasseler Dokfest (2013) and CPH:DOX (2009). In 2011, she received the Hannah Höch Prize for Young Artists.