Memory and Oblivion. A feminist oral-history-project in Poland and Ukraine. (film screening, discussion)

Barbara Kupinksa, Jessica Bock

“Memory and Oblivion” is an international project (Poland, Ukraine, Germany and Czech Republic) realised in July 2010/2012 and continued this year in September. Female researchers asked women who experienced forced migration during and after the end of Second World War. Avoiding nationalistic and revisionist historiography the main aim was to make these women with their experience visible and save their stories.

We like to give a report about our experience with this project, the results and show one of these documentaries.

Two Spirits. (Documentary)

Two Spirits interweaves the tragic story of a mother’s loss of her son with a revealing look at a time when the world wasn’t simply divided into male and female and many Native American cultures held places of honor for people of integrated genders. Between tradition and controversy, sex and spirit, and freedom and fear, lives the truth—the bravest choice you can make is to be yourself.

We like to show the film and give other people the chance to learn from different kind of societies their understanding of gender to break through the western white monopole of queer-/gender theory.

Invitation politix: open to all