becoming our reality - YOUKI International Youth Media Festival

Stil from 'Protective Style' by Mercedes Mercedes-Mercedes, AUT 2020, Contemporary non-narrative Short, 15min

Programme: http://www.youki.at/en/becoming-our-reality-2020-en

short films by three young multimedia artists from Austria: CAMILLUS KONKWO, MERCEDES MERCEDESMERCEDES and DEBORAH MACAULEY. They deal each in turn with loss and forms of trauma but also - with overcoming that - they deal with ancestral/spiritual protection and connection, community, cultural heritage and love.

- 'GRIP' by Cam Rose, Amine Sabeur & Darryl Oswald, AUT 2020, Music Video, 4min

- 'Protective Style' vy Mercedes Mercedes-Mercedes, AUT 2020, Contemporary non-narrative Short, 15min

- 'breathe' by Deborah Macauley, AUT 2020, Performance Video, 14min

a panel discussion between four prolific creatives: MARIE NO√čL (actress, screenwriter, director), DEBORAH MACAULEY (filmmaker, artist), ADIA TRISCHLER (cultural historian, visual consultant, art director) and LENA NIOMI SY (filmmaker). They will lead and drive the discussion, exchanging amongst each other and sharing with the audience their experiences with various media and projects. Their perspectives as creatives but also as young Black women are an invaluable insight into their realities and experiences within their fields.

an experimental short

- to forget by Lydia Nsiah, AUT 2019, Experimental, n/d, 17 min

TONICA HUNTER

is a researcher, curator & cultural producer based in Vienna, Austria.