Curated by Yukon-based filmmaker / composer Daniel Janke (in attendance)
Mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Botschaft von Kanada
‘Visit Yukon at the Babylon’ began as an idea between Timothy Grossman and Daniel Janke (Yukon-based composer and filmmaker) for a single retrospective screening of my films made in Yukon.
This quickly expanded to 5 programs over 5 weeks of films made in and about Yukon, Canada.
The programs feature numerous non-First Nation and First Nation film makers and story tellers, as well as a number of cross-cultural collaborations.
The full program is attached again for your convenience.
The Yukon is an often romanticized but little know region of Canada.
German visitors represents one of the single largest European tourist and ex-pat groups visiting and living in Yukon.
The population density of 0.1 persons per square kilometre over 474,712.64 square kilometres represents a unique attraction to adventure seekers craving space.
Yukon is a popular shooting location for feature documentaries and other long form works by major players in the film industry around the world.
However, the 5 programs presented over the next month at the Babylon feature a fledgling film industry of filmmakers who live and work in Yukon.
The programs offer a unique insight into a small but vibrant milieu of people telling their own stories about their place on the planet.
Partners in the screening series include The Yukon Film Society, Tourism Yukon, The Canadian Embassy in Berlin, and the Babylon Theatre, Berlin.
The series is curated by Yukon-based composer and filmmaker Daniel Janke, who is currently working in Berlin in development on a new opera.