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Sat, 12.5. / 3 PM, Caligari 1

AniMovie 5 / Kids / Animated Africa

Jock of the Bushveld (3D)

Duncan MacNeillie, South Africa 2011, 80 Min.

 


Jock, the hero of the film, is confident, happy, curious and fearless. However, this was not the case in the beginning: when he was born he was the weakest puppy in the litter. But thanks to his loyal and fierce character he not only becomes the best and most faithful friend of his master, farmer Fitz, but also has many adventures in the African bush with other animals and humans.
An inspiring and funny story with wonderfully animated pictures in 3D.

Sat, 12.05. / 6 PM, Caligari Ludwigsburg

ARAB SPRING: ARTS, ANIMATION AND CULTURE

curated by Dr. Mohamed Ghazala

This programme is going to be a tribute to 26-year-old Mohammed Bouazizi, the desperate fruit seller who sparked the revolt by setting himself on fire in the town of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. The programme shows bold portraits as well as wry cartoons on the Islamist resurgence at the polls. Photographs, graffiti, paintings, videos and sculpture explore the issues spotlighted with the ouster of dictator Zine al Abidine Ben Ali: freedom of speech and religion, women’s rights, the online world, democracy building.

 

The programme will show how this one event jolted people into realising that the time had come to act but also how the events of last year are all part of a much longer process. At the time artists were in the street, not in their workshops or studios. The programme will also show how the revolutionary aesthetic has impacted the Arab art.

 

Many books were published in Egypt since the outburst of the revolution on January 25 and most of them document the events of the uprising. Other books include collections of photographs of the eighteen days between the first day of protests and the ouster of Hosni Mubarak. In cinema, the documentary film Tahrir 2011 (The Good, The Bad and The Politician) looks at the eighteen days from three different perspectives.

 

As the tide of change sweeping the region enters a second year, Egypt is ruled by an unpopular military and still shaken by unrest. Libya is in turbulence despite the rebel victory over Muammar Gaddafi, and Syria remains steeped in violence. It is far from certain that the new authorities are going to be more supportive of art than the old ones.

 

It is true that 2011 established the reign of digital image. Arab artists have not been insensitive to the Arab spring. Photography and video have forged a new aesthetic of the challenge.

Sat, 12.05. / 8 PM, Caligari Ludwigsburg

THE CULTURE OF DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION – CULTURE, ART AND MEDIA IN THE CONTEXT OF THE ARABELLION

Panel discussion in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung

 

Based on the programme "Revolutionary Films from the Middle East and the Maghreb" at the 18th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film, we will take another look at the Middle East and the area of conflict between a democratic regeneration and cultural practice. As part of a talk, organised by ITFS and Heinrich Böll Stiftung Baden-Württemberg, a broad range of protagonists from the areas of animation (film), web 2.0 activism and journalism will join the discussion. We will discuss how artists, especially people in the film business, experience the changes in North Africa and how much the development is really influenced by the media? We will also focus on the current situation of life and work in the individual states.

 

Participants:

  • Mohammed Abazid, operator and founder of the Facebook group "The Syrian Revolution 2011" (tbc)
  • Dr. Mohammed Ghazala, animation artist, lecturer at Minia University (Egypt), founder and head of ASIFA Africa
  • Esther Saoub, SWR journalist and former ARD correspondent in Cairo
  • Dr. Adwan Taleb, director Arabisches Filmfestival Tübingen (Arab Film Festival Tübingen)

Host: Niombo Lomba, Stuttgart City councillor of the Green party in the Stuttgart municipal council. Member of the supervisory board of Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH

 

Language of the panel: Englsih.