Anna Zhukovets, Kokutekeleza Musebeni | Germany 2021 | 30 Min. | OmeU

19.05. | 9:30pm
Votiv Kino, Gr. Saal | TICKETS
together with AUDRE LORDE – THE BERLIN YEARS 1984 TO 1992


Austrian Premiere

© Anna Zhukovets, Kokutekeleza Musebeni

“Do I really have to travel to 2020? Or can I still switch to another year?” – Two black women face a kind of hologram from the past. The year is 2440. Racism, sexism, and capitalism have been overcome. The view goes back to the year 2020: racist words are still spoken in Germany, Afro-German identities are made invisible, and being German and being Black are considered a contradiction, a flaw in the system.

In the afro-futuristic documentary THE DOOR OF RETURN, eight women tell of their tireless fight against racism and appear as contemporary witnesses of a gloomy present. A thought experiment.

Director: Anna Zhukovets (she/her), Kokutekeleza Musebeni
Camera: Louis Dickhaut (he), Florian Berwanger
Editing: Denize Galiao
Sound Design: Gerhard Auer
Music: Ralph Heidel
Produktion: Lea Neu, Katharina Kolleczek, Kalekone Film in cooperation with University of Television and Film Munich

presented by

BlackStarFilm Festival//2021
Nominierung in der Kategorie Lionsgate/Starz Award for Best Speculative Fiction
BronzeLens Film Festival//2021
Nominierung in der Kategorie Best Short Documentary
Kasseler Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest//2021
Flensburger Kurzfilmtage
up-and-coming || Int. Film Festival Hannover//2021
Preis in der Kategorie Deutscher Nachwuchsfilmpreis
New Orleans Film Festival //2021
Nominierung in der Kategorie Short Documentary
American Black Film Festival//2021
Nominierung in der Kategorie World Showcase
Aesthetica Short Film Festival//2021
Nominierung in der Kategorie Best Short Documentary
Filmfestival MAX OPHÜLS PREIS//2022
Teilnahme in der Kategorie MOP-Shortlist Fiktion 2
Cinemateca de Bogotá//2021
Cinem Africa//2021
Flickers´ Rhode Island Filmfestival //2021
Nominierung in der Kategorie Best Short Documentary
Internationale Hofer Filmtage //2021
Nominierung in der Kategorie Bester Kurzfilm
Cannes Short Film Corner//2021 
Teilnahme in der Kategorie GERMAN SHORT FILMS Part 2 Kompilation
Toronto Black Film Festival // 2022

Kokutekeleza Musebeni studies documentary film at the University of Television and Film Munich and works as a  journalist for the Bayerischer Rundfunk and ZDF.  She was nominated in Europe for the Civis Media Prize 2021 in the documentation category.

Anna Zhukovets is a young filmmaker, photographer and editor from Munich. She was born 1997 in Eastern Ukraine, grew up in Germany and lived after her music baccalaureate in Paris where she worked for Arte France. Since 2018, she has been enrolled at the University of Television and Film in the documentary film directing and television journalism program.  ”In The Glass House” is her first non-fictional short film. The film has been screened at film festivals worldwide, winning multiple awards.