Berlin, 7.9.2022 – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Croatia, Moldova, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan: these 13 countries have maintained diplomatic relations with Germany since 1992. This creates indispensable aspects of bi-national cultural policy, both in response to the upheavals after 1989 and currently in view of global crises and conflicts.
Image above: coutesy of 13 Horizonte
With the 13 Horizons cultural programme lasting several weeks from 10 September to 4 December 2022, these 13 German partners, together with the Federal Foreign Office, will pay tribute to the achievements of 30 years of partnership encounters at eye level and successful cultural exchange – with concerts, films, a culinary programme and an exhibition.
From Europe to Central Asia, the picture of a multifaceted modernity shaped by centuries-old cultural traditions unfolds. Berlin audiences can get to know the stories and voices that tell of this modernity on the big screen, among other things, with films that contain familiar elements: Childhoods in the village. Women striving for self-determination. Heroes who preserve personal integrity in the midst of systemic injustice. Strokes of fate that seem insurmountable. Love that breaks collective taboos. In addition to the film series and an exhibition, concerts also form part of the mosaic of cultural impressions; with programmes ranging from jazz to contemporary works to classical music. There are also culinary discoveries to be made in several countries.
Saturday, 10.09. 8 p.m. Kesselhaus Kulturbrauerei
Jazz aus Armenien: Vahagn Hayrapetyan & sein HipNoyZ-Trio (Armenien)
Sunday , 18.09. 11 a.m. Capitol Dahlem Cinema
Klondike (Drama, 2022), Director: Maryna Er Gorbach (Ukraine), 8 p.m., delphi LUX cinema
The Teacher (Drama, 2014), Director: Nosir Saidov & Baran Gunduzalp (Tajikistan)
Tuesday, 20.09. 7 p.m. University of the Arts, Concert Hall
“Together in Music”: orchestra concert by young musicians (Croatia), 8 p.m. delphi LUX cinema.
Paralympian (drama, 2022) & subsequent talk with director Aldiyar Bayrakimov (Kazakhstan), 8 pm, Piano Salon Christophori
Piano concert with Ivan Galić with works by Bach, Scarlatti, Chopin, Gubaidulina and Sijarić (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Wednesday, 21.09. 8 p.m., Kino delphi LUX
2000 Songs of Farida (Drama, 2020), Regie: Yolqin Tuychiev (Usbekistan)
Friday, 23.09. 8 p.m. Piano Salon Christophori
Piano concert with Sašo Vollmaier & Wine-Tasting on site (Slovenia)
Sunday, 25.09. 8 p.m. Kino delphi LUX
Class Enemy (Drama, 2013), Regie: Rok Biček (Slowenien), 11 a.m. Filmtheatre at the Friedrichshain
My Happy Family (Drama, 2017), Regie: Nana Ekvtimishvili & Simon Groß (Georgien)
Tuesday, 27.09. 8 p.m. Kino delphi LUX
Zulali (Drama, 2021), Regie: Hayk Ordyan (Armenien)
Wednesday, 28.09. 8 p.m. Passage Kino
Dream Horse (Kunstfilm, 2016), Regie: Vepa Ishangulyyev (Turkmenistan), 8 p.m, delphi LUX
Heavenly Nomadic (Drama, 2015) Regie: Mirlan Abdykalykov (Kirgisistan)
Wednesday, 05.10. 8 p.m., delphi LUX
The Staff Room (Drama, 2021) Regie: Sonja Tarokić (Kroatien)
Thursday, 24.11. until Sunday, 04.12. Lobe Block Terrace House
Painting and Suzani Exhibition (Uzbekistan)
13 Horizons is a cultural programme that summarises the diverse bi-national celebrations in Germany on the occasion of the 30th anniversaries of diplomatic relations. The campaign is planned and implemented by Dr Gabriele Minz GmbH. The programme items of the event series are designed by the respective embassies.
The platform for cultural exchange is sponsored by the Federal Foreign Office.