Sarabande continues its exciting journey as a part of a large Hamburg based exhibition NOT FULLY HUMAN, NOT HUMAN AT ALL curated by Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez and Bettina Steinbrügge. The questions of dehumanization, identity and migration in Europe are explored by various artists tackling these issues through versatile practises and approaches. This is an unusual setting for Sarabande but at the same time the right place for it. The exhibition will be open from 24/10/2020–24/01/2021 – KUNSTVEREIN IN HAMBURG

Not Fully Human, Not Human at All takes its name from Donna Haraway’s essay “Ecce Homo, Ain’t (Ar’n’t) I a Woman, and Inappropriate/d Others”, a text which challenges the “universal” claims of Enlightenment Humanism in order to propose conditions of what she calls “non-generic” collective humanity. In this text, Haraway refers to Hortense Spillers’ description of the levels of dehumanization faced by slaves in the United States, their treatment of being disposable, and their lack of any legal subjectivity—conditions that we can find in Europe today.”

Nataša Petrešin-Bachelez, Bettina Steinbrügge.

Lucid Dreaming with Kaltrina

Lucid Dreaming: CONVERSATIONS WITH 29 FILMMAKERS is a beautiful collection of deeply engaging interviews conducted and edited by writer and film curator Pamela Cohn. Our director Kaltrina Krasniqi is one of the filmmakers interviewed where among other things she talks about the process of making Sarabande documentary and her current film project Vera Dreams of the Sea. Lucid Dreaming is published by OR Books and now is available here. More on the content of the book and other voices represented in it can be read in this thorough review

“In these engaging, challenging and beguiling dialogues, Pamela Cohn expertly draws from her subjects, personal biography and conceptual intent, process and nearly subconscious motivation, personal revelation and political mission. The result is a work that not only provides a road map to the furthest regions of cinematic possibility in the early 21st century but one whose spirited back-and-forth inspires the reader to think anew about artistic possibility.”
—Scott Macaulay, editor-in-chief of Filmmaker Magazine

WOMEX 2019 here we come!

Our film’s next destination is Tampere, Finland! We are exited that Sarabande has been selected to be part of WOMEX 2019, a beautifully curated film program which appreciates and nourishes the deep relationship between film and music.
Sarabande will be screened in two slots:
Market Screening | Friday, October 25, 11am, Small Audi Tampere Hall
Public Screening | Saturday, October 26, 16:30pm, Arthouse Cinema Niagara
Our director Kaltrina Krasniqi will accompany the film for a Q&A after the screening as well as participate in a panel on the role of film in preservation of music which takes place on October 25. More details on the latter here!

Second OSCAR® qualifying selection: CAMERIMAGE 2018

Sarabande insists in speaking through poetic imagery therefore, we are delighted to announce that it has been selected to be part of  Documentary Short Competition in CAMERIMAGE Film Festival 2018 – a platform which celebrates the art of cinematography for a quarter of century.
Short documentary films awarded the Golden Frog during Camerimage festival are granted consideration in the Documentary Short Subject category of the Annual Academy Awards®.
The festival takes place in Bydgoszcz, Poland from 10th-17th of November. Our director and DoP of the film Kaltrina Krasniqi will attend the event and join the audience for a Q&A afterwards. Check the screening date and join us!

SARABANDE in East Silver Market 2018

Sarabande just received the great news of being accepted in the 15th edition  of East Silver Market 2018 which will take place at the 22nd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival in October 25 – 30, 2018, Jihlava, Czech Republic. East Silver is the first documentary market of its kind which supports producers and distributors from Central and East Europe. It’s a showcase of high quality films which in one or another way have made a difference.
All selected films become part of an online catalogue of documentary films East Silver, and are automatically valid for the Jihlava IDFF programme pre-selection and the Silver Eye Award nominations.

Sarabande screens home: DokuFest 2018!

We are happy to announce that our documentary will be screening in Petrit’s birthplace Prizren, also a character of a town deeply imprinted in our movie. I’LL BE YOUR MIRROR is the 17th edition of one of the most influential  documentary and short film festivals in the region – Dokufest. Sarabande will be competing in its  BALKAN DOX category. Soon more information on the date and time of the screening!