With its focus on the filmmaking of directors of colour in Germany, the film series Fiktionsbescheinigung deals with a chapter of German film history that is still too little known. It poses questions like: who is able to enter German cultural history, cinemas and the film canon and who is left outside? The series thus offers a basis for discussion so that unequal allocation of roles, exclusion and discrimination in front of and behind the camera, at festivals, in archival and canonisation processes and in the distribution and reception of films in Germany can be properly talked about.
Some of the presented films here were already shown during events of the Goethe-Institut Brussels in 2021, e.g. the film series PERSPEKTIVEN and the project UNCIVIL SOCIETY.