Meine Freiheit, Deine Freiheit
Our second EXBlicks this month is a different kind of women behind bars film. Don't miss it on September 30 – always with English subs, always with the filmmaker present.
Following two long-time inmates of Lichtenberg Women’s Prison as they approach the end of their sentences, Diana Näcke’s Meine Freiheit, Deine Freiheit looks into the women’s pasts, exploring the circumstances that led to their incarceration and how they cope with their expected yet sudden release.
Violent childhood experiences and a history of drug abuse have moulded Salema Wad’Deres and Kübra Baytok, making social reintegration problematic. “This fucking freedom is tiring me out,” Salema mutters at one point. Kübra’s unusual friendship with jail director Matthias Blümel helps to keep her stable.
This unexpectedly upbeat and hopeful documentary takes the viewer behind – and beyond – prison walls, shedding light on a part of Berlin that you usually don’t get to see.
In cooperation with realeyz.tv, Exberliner presents a post-screening Q&A with Näcke, as well as complimentary drinks.
EXBlicks: Meine Freiheit, Deine Freiheit, Sep 30, 20:30 | Lichtblick Kino, Kastanienallee 77, Prenzlauer Berg, U-Bhf Senefelderplatz