Involved Campus Talk: “Precious” film screening and discussionFriday, October 14, 2022 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm CEST/GMT+2
This event is centered on the topic of forced migration, and what it means to loose and to build a home. BCB student Precious Chukwukezie is the short film's protagonist and was part of the collaborative film making process, along with master students of social and cultural anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin. After the film screening on campus, the audience is invited to stay for a Q&A and discussion round, moderated by BCB student Alex Ribeiro. Anyone is welcome to share their own perspectives and experiences as part of the discussion.
The film is about Precious, a young Nigerian woman who has just arrived in Berlin after fleeing from Kyiv, Ukraine, and the way Precious herself crafts her definition of home in the new city. In the film Precious deals with important issues such as racism and trauma, but also dreams, friendships and the definition of a place to call “home”. The collaborative nature of the project is of particular importance to the four film-makers, Martina Bernasconi, Theresa Elisabeth Thuß, Zofia Janiszewska, and Precious Chukwukezie. The reflection about their positionalities and the topic of agency is central to their work. All four were involved in every step of the creation of the artistic product, from the choice of theme, to how and where to film, to editing.
For additional information about the film and the filmmakers, please see the attached PDF.
This event is open to the public. Attendees can register by emailing [email protected]. Those who do not register in advance are welcome to attend, though space is limited and preference will be given to those who registered.
The event is part of the Consortium for Forced Migration, Displacement and Education, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Email: [email protected]