WÜRMLAS WÄNDE

MQ Haupthof

Arena 21

Free Entry

AT 2019, 20 min, Documentary, OV German
D: Katharina Herzog und David Leitner

 

The market town of Würmla is located in the district of Tulln in Lower Austria, about 60 km away from Vienna. In the period from April 2019 to December 2019, Katharina Herzog and David Leitner initiated the art project Würmlas Wände, whereby urban street art was brought onto Würmlas rural facades. In an inspiring exchange with the local population and examination of their stories, 13 buildings were re-designed.
The project and the resulting film are an attempt to use the means of urban art not only to stimulate dialogue within the village, but also to generate exchange far beyond the village boundaries, especially between town and country, in order to eliminate prejudices and stereotypes.

Calle Libre presents WÜRMLAS WÄNDE and MY NAME IS BAGHDAD
Our long-term partner Calle Libre is presenting the 7th edition of the Calle Libre - Festival for Urban Aesthetics this year. The upcoming edition is dedicated to the title "Future Perfect":
“Metaphorically, Future Perfect represents a utopia. Utopian ideas, as unreachable as it may seem in the present, are the preliminary stage to a collective creation of awareness to any kind of societal change. ”

 

Katharina Herzog and David Leitner work together at the interface between design and art and try to make it accessible to a wider public.

MY NAME IS BAGHDAD

MQ Haupthof

Arena 21

Free Entry

Austria Premiere, BR 2020, 96 min, Feature, OV English Subtitles
D: Caru Alves de Souza
With Grace Orsato, Karina Buhr, Marie Maymone, Helena Luz, Nick Batista u.a.

Diretor: Caru Alves de Souza
Book: Caru Alves de Souza, Josefina Trotta, lose basierend auf dem Roman „Bagdá, o Skatista" von Toni Brandão
Cinematography: Camila Cornelsen
Editing: Willem Dias
Production Manager: Stella Rainer
Production: Rafaella Costa, Caru Alves de Souza
Sound Design: Pedro NoizymanTonRené Brasil, André Bellentani
Assistent to the Director: Camila Nicodemos
Casting: Paula Pretta

The 17-year-old Baghdad commutes back and forth between her mother's hairdressing salon - a place where gender identities find an emancipatory place away from normative constraints - and the skate parks on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, where exactly the opposite is the case. For as a young woman, she is outnumbered especially by the latter, and often spends her time in vain objecting to the machismo of her male friends.
Until she meets a group of female skaters and the desire for co-determination in the skate park is only the first part of what will be fought for in solidarity.
My Name is Baghdad tells a story of challenge - of a young person who is ready to challenge public space, to claim space for closed perspectives, to contest gender norms.

Caru Alves de Souza is a director, scriptwriter and producer born in 1979 in São Paulo. Her feature film debut De Menor premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and was awarded Best Film at the Rio International Film Festival. My Name Is Baghdad is her second feature film and was supported by the Tribeca Film Institute and the Ibermedia programme.