2nd anniversary of Berlin Asian Film Network
Theōria – where does the gaze go?

theōria – (θεωρία) is Greek for contemplation. It corresponds to the Latin word contemplatio, “looking at”, “gazing at”, “being aware of” (…)

On the occasion of the Berlin Asian Film Network’s 2nd anniversary, we have joined forces with Nowhere Kitchen and invite you to explore with us new ways of experiencing everything and nothing considered ‘Asian’.

Where does our gaze go? What do we look at when we label the opposite or ourselves as Asian? The harder we try to define the essence of “Asianness”, the more we coerce ourselves and others to fit into categories we haven’t invented on our own.
Let’s seek some truth in the heterogeneity within our whole. A montage of performances, film, visual art and food shall let us discover what else we can be when we collectively shut off our habitual gaze for a while.

Make it happen.


The screenings start ca. 9pm then Q & A with the filmmakers Duc and Fan Popo

1. “Entwurzelt” (2013) by Duc Ngo Ngoc

story about a Vietnamese family in Germany (fiction)
18 min., German / Vietnamese with English subtitles
35. Filmfestival Max Ophüls

2. VaChina Monologues (2013) by Fan Popo 范坡坡
Leading figure of LGBT activism and filmmaking in China

30min. Chinese with English / Chinese subtitles



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free entrance, donation*

near Sbahn Neukölln

NowHere Kitchen Berlin

Wipperstraße 12, 12055 Berlin
August 09
4pm til midnight

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