CinemOCCII: An Evening About Queer Filmmaking

Wednesday, May 29, 2024   
Doors open: 19:30
Showtime: 20:00
Damage: 5 euro

CinemOCCII Presents:


An evening about queer filmmaking. 

Through the lens of DIY film, this program of shorts focuses on community-based filmmaking to contemplate alternative perspectives of the past. Featuring the premiere of An Archive to Disappear by Merel Raats, a screening from pioneering experimental filmmaker Barbara Hammer, and a discussion with filmmaker Sadaf Biglari moderated by Parker Burrows.


All films with English subtitles.



(Merel Raats | The Netherlands | 2024 | 12min)

Film Premiere. An experimental film made up of home videos of lesbians from the Netherlands in the 1990s. Disrupting the dominant heteronormative history that is constructed through archiving practices, it challenges institutional archiving not as a practice of constructing history, but as one of erasure. Through anarchiving with a lesbian gaze, Raats’ film explores personal desires in images of the past.



(Sadaf Biglari | Germany, Iran | 2024 | 14min)

It’s an experimental journey through the lens of VHS home movies, delving into childhood memories, highlighting dance not only as a tool of expression but also as a manifestation of existence. It plays around with imagination and fiction, reclaiming agency and power for seven-year-old Sadaf and her classmates.



(Barbara Hammer | United States | 16mm | 1974 | 4min)

An avant-garde montage in A, B, C, and D rolls of kinaesthetic editing, and a pioneering exploration of lesbian identity and desire. Hammer counters the longstanding history of the male gaze upon women’s bodies through this imagery. Hammer’s seminal films of the 1970s broke new ground for the lesbian community.


Bookings are closed for this event. 50 tickets will be sold at the door