Lumière Cinema, Maastricht

Speak! Activism in Storytelling

21 April 2018

On Saturday 21 April, Story-Line presents the event ‘Speak! Activism in Storytelling’. The evening in Lumiere Cinema in Maastricht brings storytellers from different disciplines together on stage: writers, journalists, filmmakers, artists and slam-poets. They talk, discuss, read from and show their stories on screen.

How do storytellers relate to current, pressing issues of today? What is the meaning of activism in storytelling and art? When and why do writers, filmmakers and artists become activists? Storytellers Olumide Popoola (Germany/UK/Nigeria), Priya Basil (UK/Germany/Kenya) and artist Mischa Leinkauf (germany) tell their stories in the English program, while for the Dutch program the organization invited author Adriaan van Dis and filmmaker Beri Shalmashi.

Speak! will be hosted in two cinema rooms, with a choice for an evening program in Dutch or English. The full Dutch and English programs can be found on Lumière’s website.