Tag: Skip Norman

Frau Kutzer and Other Residents of Naunyn Street

The exchanges between African American, German, and Turkish perspectives on the set of Frau Kutzer would have been exciting to eavesdrop on.

February 2024 — Rosa Mercedes / 03 / Docs
HaFI 018: Skip Norman: On Africa

“The starting point is the relationship between Europe’s prosperity and Africa’s poverty; Europe’s destruction of societies and cultures, and the simultaneous use of Christianity and racial theories as justification for a massive exploitation of the colonized.” (SN)

October 10th, 2023 — Projects / Publication
Festival: ARCHIVAL ASSEMBLY #1: September 1-8, 2021, Arsenal Cinema & more, Berlin

Das Arsenal organizes the first edition of the "Archival Assembly" festival, which brings together film archives and film archival projects, including HaFI, for an exchange with the public.

August 18th, 2021 — Projects / Event
Columbus, Ohio. Photographs by Skip Norman, 1982

These photographs were enclosed with a letter sent by Skip Norman to Carlos Bustamante in August 1982.

April 2021 — Rosa Mercedes / 03 / B
February 2021: WHITE CHRISTMAS – Budget (1968)

see German post.

February 28th, 2021 — Archive / Showcase
Autobiographical Remarks

On December 22, 1933, I was born in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., as a first son. I spent my childhood in Washington, D.C. […]

January 2021 — Rosa Mercedes / 03 / A
We Can Just Be Filmmakers

Gerd Conradt went to see Skip Norman in North Cyprus in 2002. Their conversation focuses on Holger Meins, who, like Conradt and Skip Norman, but also Harun Farocki, Helke Sander or Hartmut Bitomsky, started to study film at DFFB in 1966.

January 2021 — Rosa Mercedes / 03 / A
DFFB Survey (1984)

From time to time, DFFB conducted surveys among their alumni. This one, entitled “DFFB ‘volljährig’” (DFFB “adult”) was published in 1984 at the occasion of the institution’s 18th birthday.

January 2021 — Rosa Mercedes / 03 / A
Letter to Helene Schwarz (DFFB), 1984

A letter sent by Skip Norman to Helene Schwarz, the secretary who had been at DFFB since the school's beginnings and was an important confidante for many of the students.

January 2021 — Rosa Mercedes / 03 / A
Wilbert Reuben Norman Jr.: Curriculum Vitae (1984)

Skip Norman submitted this CV as part of his interdisciplinary PhD dissertation in Anthropology, Sociology, Photography and Cinema in 1984. It is entitled “An Examination of Centenary United Methodist Church using the Photograph as Artifact.”

January 2021 — Rosa Mercedes / 03 / A
The Use of African American Culture as a Foundation for Community Cohesion and Self-Esteem in “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Zora Neale Hurston emphasized the dynamics of the homogenous black community. Her creativity was rooted in the folklore of black people. As a result, there was little need to portray the white world.

January 2021 — Rosa Mercedes / 03 / A

Culture is the acquired knowledge that people use to interpret experience and to generate behavior. This cultural knowledge is like a recipe for organizing the necessary ingredients for a viable social life.

January 2021 — Rosa Mercedes / 03 / A
Public Screening #06: Skip Norman: selection of films, March 22, 2018, Arsenal

The titles of Norman's films all hint at the struggle to assert an Afro-American identity in a world shaped by whites.

March 15th, 2018 — Projects / Event