Cana Bilir-Meier

“This Makes Me Want to Predict the Past” / “Semra Ertan”

During opening hours (Mon-Fri 10:00-22:00 + Sat 10:00-17:00)

Part of “Berlin bleibt! #4”


German / German subtitles / English / English subtitles / 

The super 8 film titled “This Makes Me Want To Predict the Past” (2019) portrays two teenagers at Munich's Olympia shopping centre. During a racist attack on 22 July 2016, Selçuk Kılıç, Sabina Sulaj, Armela Segashi, Giuliano Josef Kollmann, Can Leyla, Dijamant Zabërgja, Sevda Dağ, Chousein Daitzik and Janos Roberto Rafael were murdered there and many people seriously injured. The camera in the film follows two young people in their everyday explorations of the shopping centre as they address their dreams and hopes, but also fears and nightmares.

The film “Semra Ertan” (2013) was created in a mutual process of viewing and archiving. It commemorates the poet and activist Semra Ertan, who came to Germany in 1972 as a migrant worker. Images and documents become visible in the film through archiving practices, for example in a box or in a folder.


  • Past
    Fri 17.6.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Sat 18.6.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Mon 20.6.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Tue 21.6.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Wed 22.6.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Thu 23.6.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Fri 24.6.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Sat 25.6.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Mon 27.6.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Tue 28.6.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Wed 29.6.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Thu 30.6.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Fri 1.7.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe
    Sat 2.7.2022, 10:00 / Café MadaMe

“This Makes Me Want to Predict the Past” (D/AT 2019, 16 mins. / English with German subtitles)
“Semra Ertan” (D 2013, 7 mins. / German with English subtitles)
17.6.–2.7., Café MadaMe at Mehringplatz, during opening hours (Mon-Fri 10:00-22:00 + Sat 10:00-17:00)


Part of “Berlin bleibt #4 – Treffpunkt Mehringplatz”, a festival by HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded as part of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Supported by: Gewobag.

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