Conversation

When Do Stories Cure?

With Dieu Hao Do, Lamin Leroy Gibba, Karina Griffith and Raquel Kishori Dukpa

Storytelling has the power to reveal the human condition. This panel discussion focuses on Germany’s cultural landscape. It uses an intersectional approach to explore the art of storytelling and its potential to heal and cure by acknowledging a spectrum of identities.

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  • In German

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This panel considers why certain bodies are connected to specific narratives. It asks how the human condition can be revealed by overturning the white patriarchal gaze, making visible a broad spectrum of identities and stories. The speakers have backgrounds in disciplines ranging from fine arts to theatre and screenwriting. Together they confront the art of storytelling in relation to Germany’s cultural landscape. With an emphasis on intersectionality, both in terms of thinking and actively doing, this panel looks at the creative industry, from writing to acting to production, asking whether narratives and stories can be healing and curative.

Dieu Hao Do is a German artist and filmmaker. His films explore postcolonial perspectives on the historical memory of the Vietnam War and focus on the global Asian diaspora. He is currently in the post-production of his feature documentary Hao are you (working title), having also directed the films The garden of Mr. Vong and At the end of the world.

Lamin Leroy Gibba is an actor, writer and filmmaker. He grew up in Hamburg and studied at The New School in New York. He has appeared in national and international theater and film productions including, most recently, Courageux! Furchtlos! at Ballhaus Naunynstraße.

Karina Griffith is a curator, filmmaker, artist and academic currently completing a PhD on Black authorship in German cinema. Her installation and performance work WE CALL IT LOVE: AN OPPOSITIONAL SCREENING was presented at District Berlin and HAU Hebbel am Ufer in 2018. She is part of the curatorial team of the 2022 Berlinale Forum Expanded Exhibition.

Raquel Kishori Dukpa (moderator) grew up in Berlin. She studied in Hildesheim with a focus on film, queer-feminist theory and popular culture. She was a writer for the sixth season of the youth series DRUCK. Since 2016, she has been part of the film collective JÜNGLINGE, participating as a casting director in the production and research of their debut film FUTUR DREI.