What can you do to make the society you live in better? Or can you not do anything; is society always more powerful than the individual? Session 2 asks why people try to make a difference, why they fail and sometimes, no matter how small, do succeed. What initiates this wish to change? And what kind of change: Just a personal change or to improve life of another. We are looking for the unexpected results of the attempts to be better and their unexpected side effects.
Is a postdoctoral fellow in Philosophy and Film Theory at the ICI- Berlin, where she interrogates concepts of empathy and the sensing the other. She received her Ph.D. in Aesthetics and Theory of Arts from the University of Palermo, Italy.
Is a researcher at the Berlin School of Mind and Brain. For the past years he worked on “neuromythology” – a book and multimedia project on the options and limitations of contemporary neuroscience and the consequences of an increasing neuroculturalization of the humanities and the social sciences.
Filmmaker I Director of “Eye for an Eye” Studied Applied Media Science in Cologne after finishing High School, completed internships in film and television industry and did editorial work for various television formats. Started studying directing at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in 2014.
Filmmaker I Director of „Wir könnten, wir sollten, wir hätten doch“.
Germany 2015 – 11:30 min
A wintry Sunday evening. A German apartment. An upper middleclass couple is just getting cozy, while watching the usual television news about refugee disasters, when the doorbell rings.
Germany 2016 – 4:30 min
Frederick Baer spent over a decade on death row in Indiana State Prison. He is still waiting for his death penalty to be executed. The film follows his reflections of guilt and destiny .
USA 2016 – 5:30 min
What if life is a series of meaningless routines? And even the attempts to escape, no matter how radical, are just part of the cycle of repetition. Is there any chance to step out?
Lithuania 2016 – 15 min
An absurd superhero comedy about the mechanic turned superhero who’s fighting to preserve the trolleybuses. It is a heroic battle between the analog versus the digital world.
We will lead over to Day 2 and offer a possibility to learn more about the project be a better being.
Podium: Evelyn Runge, Philipp Kanske & Bobby Henzler
Australia 2014 – 11 min
A documentary about the anti-advertising activist Kyle Magee. Through Kyle´s perspective we learn that “it is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.”