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3. May 2021, 0:00 - 16. May 2021, 0:00
The possibilities of animation are as diverse as its artists. Creating*Diversity shows how creatives from all over the world create practised diversity. Their films tell (life) stories from different countries and cultures, about people with different religions and sexual identities. ‘Cha’ by Gagandeep Kalirai, for example, hauntingly portrays a grandmother’s memories of the massacre of Sikhs in Delhi in 1984; ‘All Those Sensations in My Belly’ by Marko Djeska describes the journey of a trans woman to herself in a way that is both emotional and visually impressive; and ‘A Stone in the Shoe’ by Eric Montchaud paints a shining example of integration.
Diversity is not a buzzword, but a social reality – and has been for centuries. However, the freedom to address diversity, to celebrate the uniqueness of each person and to openly denounce oppression is far from a given. But experience changes thinking. This programme is also an invitation to experience animated diversity with us.
While transitioning from male to female gender, Matia struggles with finding a genuine intimate relationship with a heterosexual man.
Debbie, a young woman, struggles with the feeling of being disconnected from the people around her. Until she meets Sofie with whom she bonds (too) strongly.
Bibi is plagued by memories of the past, and her granddaughter Simran is starting to notice. In resolving to teach Simran how to make Cha, they are pulled into the past, to Bibi’s memories of one fateful day in Delhi, 1984.
Three children in recess discuss the ups and downs of adoption.
In the oldest city of the Middle East, a Kurdish student, a Muslim musician and a Christian little girl are part of a cultural mosaic. When vicious noises bring war upon their city, a mysterious sunfish appears to save them.
A person escapes from facing the differences they have with other people in the society.
A pupil turns up to his new class for the first time. This pupil however is different from the others, he’s a frog in a class of rabbits.