Panel Discussion: Intersectionality in Film and Television

Panel talk
Date 22 / 11 / 2020 | 18:00 – 19:30 Uhr
Place: Online-Event
Live Streaming: &
In English language

An identity seldom comes alone: Our origin, gender, sexual orientation, class, age, mental and physical condition, religion, and more, determine our privileges or marginalization in society. The concept of intersectionality focuses on the fact that people are often disadvantaged not only because of one but several aspects of identity, i.e. they are discriminated against in multiple ways.

What about intersectional perspectives in film? Is diversity enough to narrate the experience of intersectionality in film and TV? How do filmmakers of color deal with it in their films and what are their demands to the industry and audience? Raquel Kishori Dukpa (FUTUR DREI), Lisa Smith and Maissa Lihedheb will discuss these important questions with moderator Şeyda Kurt. With a video introduction to intersectionality by Dr. Emilia Roig.


Dr. Emilia Roig (Video Introduction about Intersectionality)
Political scientist and founder of CIJ
Raquel Kishori Dukpa
Casting director, producer, author
Lisa Smith
Filmmaker, youth educator and editor
Maissa Lihedheb
Film director, screenwriter and curator
Şeyda Kurt
Short biographies:
  • Emilia Roig
  • Emilia Roig
  • Emilia Roig is founder and director of the Center for Intersectional Justice (CIJ). She is a lecturer in the Social Justice Study Abroad Program at DePaul University of Chicago and teaches intersectionality theory, postcolonial studies, critical research on racism, and international and European law. From 2007 to 2010 she worked intensively in the field of ...
  • Lisa Smith
  • Lisa Smith
  • Lisa Smith is chair of ACERT (The Advisory Council for the Education of Romani & other Travellers) and currently Youth Editor at Travellers’ Times a national magazine for Gypsy, Roma and Travellers supporting young people through journalism, media and training programmes. Lisa is also a Creative Producer and has worked on a number of drama ...
  • Maissa Lihedheb
  • Maissa Lihedheb
  • Maissa Lihedheb studied Media and Entertainment Management and wrote her final thesis on “Symbolic Destruction in Mass Media and its Impact on the Identity of First Generation Immigrants”. She curated the 14,4km de:kolonial film and discussion series of the 14km association. Maissa is co-founder of the collective BIPOC Film Society in Berlin, which aims to ...
  • Raquel Kishori Dukpa
  • Raquel Kishori Dukpa
  • Raquel Kishori Dukpa grew up in Berlin-Kreuzberg with Indian-Nepalese-German family background. She studied in Hildesheim with a focus on film, queerfeminist theory and popular culture. Since 2016 she has been part of JÜNGLINGE and worked as casting director and in the production of their collective debut film “FUTUR DREI”. Together with Faraz Shariat and Paulina ...
  • Şeyda Kurt
  • Şeyda Kurt
  • Şeyda Kurt is a presenter and author. She studied philosophy and Romance languages and literature in Cologne and Bordeaux and cultural journalism at the University of the Arts, Berlin. She has worked for various film festivals (Berlinale, Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen) and has curated short film programmes. Among other things, she worked in the editorial department of ...

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