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<strong>FOUNTAINHEAD TANZ THEATRE / BLACK INTERNATIONAL CINEMA BERLIN/ THE COLLEGIUM &ndash; FORUM & TELEVISION PROGRAM BERLIN & CULTURAL ZEPHYR e.V.</strong></p>
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...are an international, intercultural community of persons engaged in achieving increasing understanding and cooperation between individuals and groups in support of democratic procedures and the elimination of violence, religious, ethnic and gender persecution, youth exploitation, homophobia and racial hatred through the process of art, education, culture and dialogue.</p>
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...sind eine internationale, interkulturelle Gemeinschaft von Menschen mit dem Engagement fuer ein besseres Verst?ndnis und wachsende Kooperation zwischen Individuen und Gruppen, mit Unterst?tzung des demokratischen Prozesses und der Beseitigung von Gewalt, Verfolgung aufgrund religioeser, ethnischer und geschlechtlicher Zugehoerigkeit, Kindes- und Jugendmissbrauch, Homosexuellen-Feindlichkeit und Rassenhass, durch die Mittel der Kunst, der Bildung, der Kultur und des Dialogs.</p>
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<strong>Fountainhead Tanz Theatre</strong></p>
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Fountainhead Tanz Theatre is a production, performance and distribution unit, which was initiated and developed by Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith and Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith, both experienced artists from the U.S.A.<br />
Fountainhead engages people from various national, cultural, ethnic, socio-economic, religious backgrounds, and sexual identities, and works in a variety of artistic and cultural areas, with the goal of creating, experiencing and communicating intercultural exchange within its projects and to the world community.<br />
Since its founding in 1980, Berlin/Germany, Fountainhead has presented a variety of international, intercultural and interdisciplinary productions in the areas of dance, theatre, film festivals, television programming, film distribution, publications, seminars, exhibitions, workshops and musical presentations.<br />
One of the productions is the annually presented Black International Cinema Berlin, which was founded by Fountainhead in 1986 in Berlin/Germany and since then, has been produced on a regular basis in Berlin/Germany and other European and US-American cities.<br />
Additionally, Fountainhead produces and directs since the founding in 1995, the weekly intercultural television magazine program THE COLLEGIUM &ndash; Forum & Television Program Berlin, broadcast Sundays from 7-8 p.m., Mondays from 3:45-4:45 p.m., Thursdays from 10-11 p.m. and Saturdays from 10-11 a.m. at Alex - Open Channel Berlin, and furthermore televised in Magdeburg, Wolfsburg, Dessau and additional cities.<br />
In 1990 Fountainhead Tanz Theatre established Cultural Zephyr e.V. as a not for profit organization, which administers the cultural and artistic undertakings of Fountainhead Tanz Theatre.</p>
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<strong>Black International Cinema Berlin</strong></p>
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Black International Cinema Berlin is a yearly interdisciplinary, intercultural film/video festival produced and directed by Fountainhead Tanz Theatre / THE COLLEGIUM - Forum & Television Program Berlin in association with Cultural Zephyr e.V. and, screens cinema from the African Diaspora and other films from varied intercultural backgrounds or perspectives.<br />
Black International Cinema Berlin originated from the Black Cultural Festival, which was produced and directed by Fountainhead Tanz Theatre in 1986 for the first time in Europe, a 3-week event in Berlin, which presented the contributions of Black people to world culture through film, theater, dance, music, workshops and seminars, and was an homage to the legendary tap dancer, Carnell Lyons.<br />
The venues were the Theatermanufaktur am Halleschen Ufer from March 3-16, music &ndash; dance &ndash; theatre; Hochschule der K?nste Berlin on March 11, symposium; Kino Arsenal from March 17-23, film.<br />
Organization and Artistic Direction: Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith (USA/Berlin), Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith (USA/Berlin), Donald Muldrow McKinney Griffith II (USA/Berlin), Dr. Ntongela Masilela (South Africa);<br />
in cooperation with: Prof. Dr. Abdul Alkalimat (USA), Uazuvara Ewald Katjivena (Namibia), Getinet Belay (Ethiopia), Joliba Africa Center; Organization: Erika Gregor (Arsenal Cinema, Germany); Organization Assistance: Annette Koschmieder (Germany)</p>
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Since then, Fountainhead Tanz Theatre produces and directs the Black International Cinema each year in Berlin and additionally, in other European and US-American cities.<br />
The festival focuses on presenting works of an artistic, cultural or political nature coinciding with the general educational, social, artistic and economic interest of people from Africa, the African Diaspora and people with an interest in participating in intercultural communication and the resultant interfacing and sharing of educational, social, artistic and economic resources. Furthermore, Black International Cinema is open to ALL filmmakers and contributes to better understanding and increasing cooperation between people from various cultural, ethnic, national and religious backgrounds, in order to reduce prejudices and support a peaceful and respectful living together in our multi-faceted society.</p>
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THE COLLEGIUM &ndash; Forum & Television Program Berlin<br />
Cinema - State of Affairs - Arts Calendar<br />
Thursday, 10-11 p.m. / Sunday, 7-8 p.m. /</p>
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Monday, 3:45-4:45 p.m. / Saturday, 10-11 a.m.</p>
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ALEX - Offener Kanal Berlin</p>
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THE COLLEGIUM &ndash; Forum & Television Program, a production of Fountainhead Tanz Theatre, is an hour length intercultural, international diplomacy and interdisciplinary television magazine program, presenting cinema, state of affairs and arts calendar. The goal of the telecast, is to provide a forum for persons of various national, cultural, ethnic, religious and socio-economic backgrounds, an opportunity to present their perspectives to a diverse and interested audience. THE COLLEGIUM &ndash; Forum & Television Program is a metaphor for the cultural diversity of Berlin, Europe and an international society, which seeks to support and enhance the dialogue between staff, guests and enables a conversation between the television program and audience, in order to provide a developing psychological, spiritual, intellectual, social, artistic and economic state of well being for our guests, staff members and the viewing public.<br />
THE COLLEGIUM &ndash; Forum & Television Program provides "new faces" with an opportunity to become visible through the media, who might ordinarily be "unseen faces."<br />
The television program is broadcast every Sunday from 7-8 p.m., Monday from 3:45-4:45 p.m., Thursday from 10-11 p.m. and Saturday from 10-11 a.m. at the ALEX - Open Channel Berlin (ALEX - Offener Kanal Berlin) and additionally presented in Magdeburg, Wolfsburg and Dessau as well as shared with interested persons and institutions in Europe, the U.S.A. and Africa.</p>
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<font p="p" size="5">XXVI. Black International </font></p>
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<font p="p" size="5">Cinema </font><font p="p" size="5">Berlin</font><font size="5">Germany</font><font size="5"> & USA</font><font size="3"> </font></p>
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<font size="5">2011</font><font size="5"> </font></p>
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<font size="5">May 4-8</font></p>
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<strong><font size="3">Rathaus Schoeneberg (city hall)</font><font size="3"> </font></strong></p>
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<strong><font size="3">John-F.-Kennedy-Platz</font></strong></p>
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<strong><font size="3">10825 Berlin-Schoeneberg</font></strong></p>
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<strong>"A COMPLEXION CHANGE <font face="TimesNewRoman">-</font> Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy - ....We Have A Dream and Still We Rise...."</strong></p>
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<font size="2">produced & directed by</font></p>
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<font size="2"><strong>FOUNTAINHEAD<font size="2"> TANZ THEATRE</font><font size="2"> </font></strong></font></p>
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<font size="2"><strong><font size="2">THE COLLEGIUM - FORUM & TELEVISION PROGRAM BERLIN</font></strong></font></p>
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<font size="2"><strong><font size="2">in association with</font></strong></font></p>
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<font size="2"><strong><font size="2"><strong>CULTURAL ZEPHYR e.V.</strong></font></strong></font></p>
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<font size="2">in cooperation with</font></p>
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<strong>Commissioner for Integration, District Tempelhof-Schoeneberg, Berlin</strong></p>
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<font size="2">From May 4-8, 2011 Fountainhead Tanz Theatre under the direction of Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith and Prof. Gayle McKinney Griffith, present the interdisciplinary and intercultural film/video festival Black International Cinema Berlin for the 26th year. For the third time, the festival will guest at the Rathaus </font><font size="2">Sch</font>oe<font size="2">neberg</font><font size="2"> (city hall) and be presented in cooperation with the Commissioner for Integration of the district </font><font size="2">Tempelhof-Sch</font>oe<font size="2">neberg</font><font size="2">, Berlin, Gabriele </font><font size="2">G</font>ue<font size="2">n</font><font size="2"> </font><font size="2">Tank.</font><font size="2">Under</font><font size="2"> the theme <strong>"A COMPLEXION CHANGE - Transnational & Intercultural Diplomacy - '....We Have A Dream and Still We Rise....'<font face="TimesNewRoman" size="2">"</font></strong></font><font size="2">,<strong> </strong>films from Africa, the African Diaspora and films with an intercultural perspective are the focus.</font><font size="2"> </font></p>
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<font size="2"><strong>German Commission for UNESCO, Bonn</strong></font></p>
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<font size="2">Our festival is supported as an ideal project by the German Commission for UNESCO, Bonn. As a result we received the following letter of acknowledgement from Christine M. Merkel, Head of the Division for Culture and Memory of the World.</font></p>
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<font size="2"><em>"A COMPLEXION CHANGE 2009-2011 is an International Media Project with a very contemporary and innovative approach. It aims at contributing to the strengthening of international understanding, peace and friendship among peoples. It promotes intercultural dialogue in the spirit of the ideals and aims of UNESCO.</em></font></p>
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<font size="2"><em>The German Commission for UNESCO appreciates this initiative. We kindly ask you to assist Prof. Donald Muldrow Griffith and the Fountainhead<font size="2"> Tanz Theatre / Black International Cinema Berlin / The Collegium </font><font face="TimesNewRoman" size="2">-</font><font size="2"> Forum & Television Program Berlin & Cultural Zephyr e.V. as well as all other co-organizers and project participants in realizing this project. We are convinced that this idea can offer inspiring experience to many people in the region."</font></em></font></p>
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<font face="TimesNewRoman" size="2"><font size="2"><em><strong>"</strong>Since it was founded in 1986, the Black International Cinema festival in Berlin has developed into one of the most highly regarded film events in Europe and movie fans will have the chance to experience it for themselves between May 7th and 10th.</em></font></font></p>
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<font face="TimesNewRoman" size="2"><font size="2"><em>Produced and directed by the Fountainhead<font size="2"> Tanz Theatre, the extravaganza is an interdisciplinary and intercultural celebration of the contribution made by black actors and directors in the world of film.</font><font size="2"> </font></em></font></font></p>
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<font face="TimesNewRoman" size="2"><font size="2"><em><font size="2">The focus of the festival is to present works of a cultural, artistic and political nature coinciding with the general social, economic and educational interests of people from Africa.</font></em></font></font></p>
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<font face="TimesNewRoman" size="2"><font size="2"><em><font size="2">Open to all filmmakers and visitors, the event provides a platform for the impact of cinema from the African Diaspora and people with an interest in intercultural relations.</font></em></font></font></p>
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<font face="TimesNewRoman" size="2"><font size="2"><em><font size="2">The Fountainhead</font><font size="2"> organization is committed to fighting religious, ethnic and gender persecution and seeks to battle discrimination through dialogue and understanding.</font><font size="2"> </font></em></font></font></p>
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<font face="TimesNewRoman" size="2"><font size="2"><em><font size="2">By using art, theatre, dance, music and seminars, the foundation believes that prejudice against disadvantaged groups can be challenged and stronger links within society can be forged. </font></em></font></font></p>
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<font face="TimesNewRoman" size="2"><font size="2"><em><font size="2">Visitors will be treated to powerful and thought-provoking examples of cinema from the past and present."</font></em></font></font></p>
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<strong><font size="2">Information:</font></strong></p>
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<strong><font size="2">Tel.: 0049-30-782 16 21/75 46 09 46 oder Fax: 0049-30-786 34 66.</font></strong></p>
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<strong><font size="2">http://www.blackinternationalcinema.de/BIC11/bic_11.htm</font></strong></p>
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<strong><font size="2">http://www.blackinternationalcinema.de</font></strong></p>
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<strong><font size="2">http://www.black-international-cinema.com</font></strong></p>
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<strong><font size="2">http://www.fountainhead-tanz-theatre.de</font></strong></p>
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<strong><font size="2">e-mail: bicdance@aol.com</font></strong></p>
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<font size="2"><strong>Mottos</strong></font></p>
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<font size="2">"I may not make it if I try, but I damn sure won</font><font face="TimesNewRoman" size="2">?</font><font size="2">t if I don</font><font face="TimesNewRoman" size="2">?</font><font size="2">t..." - Oscar Brown Jr.</font><font size="2"> </font></p>
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<font size="2">"Mankind will either find a way or make one." - C.P. Snow</font></p>
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<font size="2">"Whatever you do..., be cool!" - Joseph Louis Turner</font></p>
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<font size="2">"Yes, I can...!" - Sammy Davis Jr.</font></p>
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<font size="2">"Yes, We can...!" - Barack Obama</font></p>
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