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Film screening: »Shooting Ourselves«

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 19:00

»Shooting Ourselves«

Adress:Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin
Language(s): English
Entry: free
Organized by: neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst
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»Shooting Ourselves«

followed by a talk with Christine Cynn (Director) and Christian Schliemann (ECCHR)

The film »Shooting Ourselves« deals with the lives of 13 people who are affected by the arms trade in different ways. The protagonists include a helicopter pilot of the Indian army, a peace activist from Oberndorf, a human rights lawyer who works for the bereaved of people who have been victims of drone attacks and a 'Security Systems Developer' who offers armoured, unmanned and remote-controlled vehicles that can be equipped with cameras and - if desired - ammunition. All of them gathered in 2013 to contribute to Rimini Protocol's participatory play "Situation Rooms". This is where they describe their individual experiences with weapons.

In »Shooting Ourselves«, director Christine Cynn captures not only how the protagonists reenact these experiences but also takes a look behind the scenes of the theatre production. The conversations there range from discussions about so-called 'collateral damage' to jokes about diplomatic picnics on Osama Bin Laden's abandoned estate. The various perspectives and experiences that become apparent here make it evident how differently people can be affected by the arms trade.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with director Christine Cynn (director) and Christian Schliemann of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR).



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