Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften

15.02.: Movie Screening: "Mariner of the Mountains" by Karim Aïnouz (Afrikakolloquium)

  • Wann 15.02.2023 von 16:00 bis 18:00
  • Wo HU main building, Unter den Linden 6, room 2249 A
  • Name des Kontakts Prof. Baz Lecocq, Dr. Pepetual Mforbe Chiangong
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Movie Screening: "Mariner of the Mountains", 2021, by Karim Aïnouz

With Q&A with the cineast.

We have the unique opportunity to screen this film, which is rarely
screened in Germany, with a Q&A with the maker afterwards.

Synopsis: January 2019. Filmmaker Karim Aïnouz decides to take a boat,
cross the Mediterranean and
embark on his first journey to Algeria. Accompanied by the memory of his
mother, Iracema,
and his camera, Aïnouz gives us a detailed account of the journey to
his father's homeland;
from the sea crossing to his arrival in the Atlas Mountains in Kabylia -
a mountainous region
in northern Algeria - to his return. The film interweaves present, past
and future.

About the cineast: Karim Aïnouz is an award-winning film director, screenwriter and visual artist.
His first feature, Madame Satã, premiered in Cannes Un Certain Regard in 2002. He also directed
Love for Sale, 2006 (Venice Orizzonti), I Travel Because I Have To, I Come Back Because I Love
You, 2009 (Venice Orizzonti), and The Silver Cliff, 2011 (Cannes Directors‘ Fortnight). In 2014
Futuro Beach screened in the Berlinale Competition.
The documentary Central Airport THF premiered at the 68th Berlinale (Panorama) and won the
Amnesty International Prize. The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão, his latest feature, was
recipient of the Un Certain Regard Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival – his previous films have
won together more than 40 awards worldwide.
In 2008, Aïnouz has co-directed the TV series Alice for HBO Latin America. His installations and
collaborative projects as visual artist have been part of events such as Sharjah, São Paulo and
Whitney Museum Biennials. He is currently screenwriting tutor at the Porto Iracema das Artes in
Fortaleza, Brazil. Since 2017 Aïnouz is member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.