Criticism of Power in Theater and Film
Cooperation with the festival “Politik im Freien Theater”
HOW CAN CRITICISM OF POWER BE FORMULATED WITH DIFFERENT ART FORMS? How are differences and social inequalities presented and experienced in theater and cinema? In cooperation with the festival “Politik im Freien Theater” school classes meet at LUCAS to discuss this question.
In class, at the theater in Frankfurt’s Naxoshalle, and at the DFF cinema the students discuss their questions about the artistic representation of social differences in the theater and on the screen. The starting point for their critical analyses and discussions is the performance UNTERSCHEIDET EUCH! EIN GESELLSCHAFTSSPIEL, in which the theater collective Turbo Pascal makes social differences and injustices perceptible and negotiable on stage, and the short film MARADONAS BEINE by Firas Khoury, in which two young Palestinians hunt for the last missing sticker for their scrapbook — the legs of Diego Maradona — during the 1990 World Cup. The project days are held in September and October for 6th grade school classes. The 11th Festival Politik im Freien Theater will be held for the first time in Frankfurt am Main from September 29 to October 8, 2022. Under the motto “Power,” the interdisciplinary program brings together current artistic positions and events that address social challenges and operate at the intersections of performance, political education, discourse, and activism.
The conversation will take place in german language.
The “Young European Cinephiles” have also curated three films on the theme of “power”.
In cooperation with: Politik im freien Theater
Project management: Nadine Aldag & Leander Ripchinsky