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Feature Film Guests

Sandra Maischberger
Film: Nur eine Frau / A Regular Woman

Thursday, 21.11.19, 08:30 p.m., Studio Museum, Tübingen

Sandra Maischberger was born 1966 in Munich. Before, during and after her apprenticeship at the School for Journalists in Munich 1987, she worked at the radioprogram of the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation. Her work at TV-channels started in 1988 at the privat Broadcasting Station Tele5. She was involved in shows like Live aus dem Schlachthof (BR), Talk im Turm (Sat.1), 0137 (Premiere) und Spiegel TV Interview (VOX). In the years 2000-2006 Sandra Maischberger presented the TV-show maischberger on n-tv which was awarded multiple times. Since 2003 she presents Menschen bei Maischberger (ARD), since 2016 called maischberger. Maischberger also produces documentaries since the mid-90th. In cooperation with her husband Jan Kerhart she developed for example Helmut Schmidt außer Dienst, for which she achieved the Golden Camera award of the German TV. Sandra Maischberger furthermore is managing director and producer of Vincent TV GmbH, producing numerous docudramas and dokumentaries since the year 2000. As well as the feature film „Nur eine Frau – A Regular Woman“ by director Sherry Hormann („Desert Flower“), which was produced in 2019 for the cinemas and nominated for the German Film Award, among other awards at various filmfestivals.

Filmography (Author, Selection)
2002 „Dr. Wedel und Mr. Hyde“, 60 Min., ZDF
2002 „Es ist 20 Uhr – 50 Jahre Tagesschau“; Dokudrama, 60 Min., NDR/WDR
2007 „Helmut Schmidt außer Dienst“; 90 Min., NDR/ARD
2010 „Richard von Weizsäcker – fu¨r immer Präsident“; 90 Min, NDR/ARD
2011 „Pershing statt Petting“; 2x45 Min., ZDF
2013 „16x Deutschland: Berlin“, 15 Min., rbb/ARD
2013 „Schmidt und Giscard d’Estaing – eine Männerfreundschaft“
2014 „Mensch, Bio!“; 90 Min., WDR

Filmography (Producer, Selection):
2013 „Ein blinder Held – Die Liebe des Otto Weidt“
2014 „Kill Zone USA“
2015 „Abenteuer Tu¨rkei“
2016 „Der gute Göring“
2017 „Mata Hari und Mademoiselle Docteur“
„ Die Arabische Halbinsel“
2019 „Nur eine Frau“ (Kino)

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Milena Trobozic Garfield
Film: Šavovi – Stitches

Friday, 22.11.2019, 8:30 p.m., Studio Museum, Tübingen
Saturday, 23.11.2019, 6:00 p.m., Studio Museum, Tübingen

Milena Trobozic Garfield is a film and theater producer. She is the founder and creative director of West End Productions in Serbia. Although she started her career as an actress, she soon became more interested in creating and producing theater and film repertoire.
After her success in Serbia, she left for the States, were she produced Broadway in Belgrade, a 30-night run of The Graduate, which became the biggest hit and most important theater event of the year.

Milena Garfield has produced several films, including White White World which won dozens of international film awards and was a candidate for the European Academy EFA Award in 2011. Her recent film Šavovi – Stitches won an audience award at Panorama section and the Label Europa Cinemas award at the Berlinale 2019. Besides, the same movie received further international film awards at seven other filmfestivals. Her first book “This American Wife” is a collection of her texts published in different media in the region. In it she describes her life in America, as viewed from an outsider, talking about feminism, modern romance, public solitude, American art, culture and media.

Eva Spreitzhofer
Film: Womit haben wird das verdient?

Saturday, 23.11.2019, 8:30 p.m., Studio Museum, Tübingen
Sunday, 24.11.2019, 6:00 p.m., Studio Museum, Tübingen
Sunday, 24.11.2019, 8:15 p.m., Kino Waldhorn, Rottenburg

Eva Spreitzhofer was born in 1967 in Graz, Austria. From 1987 until 1990 she studied at the Acting School of Volkstheater Vienna. Since then she has acted in numerous Films, TV and theater productions. In 2000 she won the script competition of the ORF in the category Best TV Film with her very first script Tigermännchen sucht Tigerweibchen. This was produced by team-Worx, one of the leading TV production companies for the German and Austrian Public TV-Channels ARD and ORF. Eva Spreitzhofer has written numerous other scripts, among them King Otto (König Otto) and the miniseries Zodiak for ORF and SAT 1, as well as for the ARD TV films Two Weeks for Us (Zwei Wochen für uns) and Today my Husband is Getting Married (Heute meiratet mein Mann). She is creator of the successful TV series Fast Forward (Schnell Ermittelt) which was sold in 40 countries. In 2015 at the film festival „Diagonale“ she presented her first documentary film Among Blind People (Unter Blinden) where she directed and also wrote the script. In the following year she received the Seoul International Drama Award „Best Script“ for Little Big Voice (Kleine grosse Stimme). Eva Spreitzhofer works as an actress, script writer and director. She lives in Vienna and has two daughters. Since 2006 she is the chairwoman of the Script Writers Association Austria and Founding member of the Academy of Austrian Film.

Filmography (Selection):
2018 WOMIT HABEN WIR DAS VERDIENT? / What Have We Done to Deserve This? (Director)
2009 SCHNELL ERMITTELT / Fast Forward / (Idea and Concept)
2007 ZODIAK (Script)
2003 (2004? imdb) ZWEI WOCHEN FÜR UNS (Script) / TWO WEEKS FOR US
2000 (2003? Hat sie das geschrieben? Im imdb steht 2003) TIGERMÄNNCHEN SUCHT TIGERWEIBCHEN / Tiger male looking for tiger female (Script)

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Necla Kelek
Film: Nur eine Frau / A Regular Woman

Saturday 23.11.19, 6:00 p.m., Studio Museum, Tübingen
Saturday 23.11.19, 8:15 p.m, Kino Waldhorn, Rottenburg

Necla Kelek, born 1957 in Istanbul, came to Germany when she was 10 years old. After school she learned the profession of technical design before she studied Economics and Sociology at Hamburg University. In 2001 she wrote her doctoral thesis about the topic of „Islam in Daily Life. Islamic relgiousness and their meaning in the every day life of students with Turkish origin“ in Greifswald and Hamburg.
She lives and works as independent author, journalist and political advisor in Berlin, as well writes regular columns a.o. in EMMA, the Speakers Corner by the Funke Media Group and guest commentaries in all big communication media. The Journal Cicero listed her at place 60 among the most influential intellects of Germany in 2017. She is giving lectures and speeches, organizes workshops and professional trainings, and is active in the project „r.future.tv“, a media and support project with refugees in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg. Her newest book „The Unholy Family“ addresses the risk for women and children to get deprived of their constitutional rights through islamic tradition.

Documentary Film Guests

Beryl Magoko
Film: In Search...

Tuesday, 26.11.19, 06:00 p.m., Kino Museum 2, Tübingen

Beryl Magoko is a Kenyan filmmaker. Her first film “The Cut” received several international awards.
After her B.S. from KU in Uganda, she moved to Germany to improve her film making skills at the KHM in Cologne. When she is not glued on her computer brainstorming for new film ideas, she is out there to create awareness about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), or helping students from AIB (Academy for international education – Bonn) with story telling. She has finalized her diploma film “In Search…” which was premiered in Leipzig and won the “Audience Award – Leipziger Ring” and “Best Student Documentary at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam”. Currently she is working on pre-production for her next Film.

„ Fred Fish Frying“ (2010, short)
„ The Cut“ (2012, medium length)
„ Water for Janet and Felicitas“(2013, short)
“ In Search…”(2018)
“ Othermothers”,(not released yet, medium length)

Chelo Alvarez-Stehle
Film: Sands of Silence – Waves of Courage

Wednesday, 27.11. 2019, 6:00 p.m., Kino Museum 2, Tübingen

Chelo Alvarez-Stehle is a Spanish American award-winning documentary filmmaker and a former correspondent for Spain's El Mundo daily in Tokyo and Los Angeles. She worked on documentaries on sex trafficking such as TIN GIRLS and produced/directed short documentaries as SOLD IN AMERICA. She co produced THROUGH THE WALL, a short documentary on immigration, winner of the 2016 IMAGEN Awards (the "Latino" Golden Globes). She produced/directed/wrote SANDS OF SILENCE – Waves of Courage, a feature-length documentary on sexual violence and trafficking that gathered several awards across the Atlantic (1st Prize & Silver Biznaga Asserting Women’s Rights Malaga Film Festival, Best Documentary Malibu Intl. Film Festival, Best Documentary Southern California Journalism Awards, IMAGEN Awards Best Documentary nominee, etc) and was featured at the United Nations and the European Parliament.

Ella Antoni
Film: Mulherada

Saturday, 23.11.2019, 3:30 p.m., Studio Museum, Tübingen
Sunday, 24.11.2019, 11:00 a.m., Frauencafé „achtbar“, Tübingen

Ella Antoni (born in Hamburg, 1989) is living in Schleswig-Holstein (North of Germany) right now. She graduated in the Year 2016 in Interdisciplinary Latin American Studies with a Master of Arts at Freie Universität Berlin (FU). During her field research in Brasil in 2014, she met Carmen and learned about her approach regarding violence against women in her community. In this moment she knew she would have to make a documentary about Carmen’s movement. Mulherada (2018) is Ella Antonis debut as film director and producer.

Shammi Singh
Film: Women’s Voice – India’s Choice

Friday, 22.11.19, 6:00 p.m., Kino Museum 2, Tübingen

Shammi Singh (31) is the son of a German mother and an Indian father. He lived his whole life in Germany, went to school there and worked in online marketing agencies until the end of 2017.
But during the past years he felt himself strongly attracted towards the Indian subcontinent. He has been to India several times and back home he has always been exposed to the question of how women are treated there. To find out how women today are living their lives in India he started shooting Womane’s Voice – Indica’s Choice, his first documentary in January 2018. Shammi Singh did everything on his own, from developing the concept to directing, filming, interviewing, cutting, producing, writing and recording the music. He is not a professional filmmaker and taught himself all these skills during the whole process of the movie which took exactly one year.


Dr. med. Gabriele Halder
Film: Que sea ley – Let it be Law

Thursday, 21.11.2019, 6:00 p.m., Kino Museum 2, Tübingen
Saturday, 23.11. 2019, 6:00 p.m., Kino Waldhorn, Rottenburg

Dr. Gabriele Halder is a registered Doctor of Gynecology and Obstetrics. The focus of her activities is primarily on family planning and pregnancy.
Already during her university studies she was active on a student committee for sexual therapy and offered counseling in a women’s center. She worked in the interdisciplinary research group for prevention of osteoporosis in perimenopausal and post-menopausal women at the Steglitz Clinic. At the same time, she was the first woman gynecologist to work at the family planning center PRO FAMILIA in Berlin. Due to her knowledge of Turkish, she was able to deal especially with the issues of migrant women. Gabriele Halder is a German member of the International Federation of Professional Abortion and Contraception Associates (FIAPAC), as well as a founding member and now board member of the Family Planning Center Inc. –BALANCE, in existence in Berlin since 1992. This center offers medical care and counseling in the areas of family planning, sexuality and women’s health.

Sandra Norak

„Verliebt, verführt, verkauft“ Friday, 22.11.19, 5:00 p.m., Studio Museum, Tübingen,
Entrance Free!
Panel Conversation:
„Stop buying sex – now!“ Friday, 22.11.19, 6:00 p.m., Studio Museum, Tübingen,
Entrance Free!
„Ich gehöre ihm – Loverboy“ Friday 22.11.19, 8:30 p.m., Kino Museum 2, Tübingen

Sandra Norak is a soon to be lawyer. She was victim of a so called „loverboy“ and 6 years trapped in prostitution. She now is engaging in educational work shedding light on prostitution and human trafficking, especially on the so called „loverboy“ method. Sandra Norak also does preventive work at schools, in order to teach young girls how to recognize „loverboys“ and how to protect themselves against them. She is active lobbying against the liberal prostitution laws in Germany and marks the fact, that the current law on prostitution is a push-factor for human trafficking.

Simon Häggström

Panel Conversation:
„Stop sexbuying – now!“ Friday, 22.11.19, 6:00 p.m., Studio Museum, Tübingen,
Entrance Free!

Simon Häggström is a police detective specialized on prostitution and human trafficking at the Department of National Operations (formerly the National Crime Agency) in Sweden. After graduating from the Stockholm Police Academy he worked as a narcotics officer in central Stockholm, but has focused on the sex trade since 2009. Simon is a well-known contributor to the public debate and a sought-after lecturer on the subject of prostitution and human trafficking, in Sweden as well as abroad. He has published the books Shadow’s Law - The True Story of a Swedish Detective Inspector Fighting Prostitution  (2016) and Night City (2017) about the work he and his colleagues do in their fight against sexbuying in Sweden.

Together with his colleague from Augsburg, Chief Inspector Sporer, Häggström served as an expert at the European Parliament in the hearings about prostitution. As a result of these hearings, already in 2014 the E.P. passed a resolution that calls for all the countries of the E.U. to implement the Nordic Model. This Model defines buying sex services as criminal offence and offers exit strategies for women who want to get out of it. As it stresses that „prostitution violates human dignity and human rights, whether it is forced or voluntary“

Helmut Sporer

Panel Conversation:
„ Stop sexbuying – now!“ Friday, 22.11.19, 6:00 p.m., Studio Museum, Tübingen,
Admission Free!

Helmut Sporer has been Director of the Special Commission of the Criminal Police Investigation Office in Augsburg responsible for human trafficking. With the “Augsburger Weg” (The Augsburg Way) he summarizes the concept used by the Augsburg Criminal Police: “Prostitution – Human Dignity and Self-Determination as Central Criteria for New Regulations”. It is his opinion that German laws were made flexible so that prostitutes could work with self-determination. But the opposite is the case. Sporer is convinced that “brothel bosses, pimps, and human traffickers have profited from the law, only 5-10% of the prostitutes work of their own free will, around 90% of them work under coercion or only appear to be willing... Prostitution is not a job like any other and therefore should not be under the jurisdiction of commercial law. Prostitution has always been accompanied by highly criminal circumstances and that will never change.” Commissioner Sporer gave a position statement in the German Bundestag about drafting a law for combating human trafficking and for monitoring places of prostitution.

Together with his colleague from Augsburg, Detective Inspector Häggström, Sporer served as an expert at the European Parliament in the hearings about prostitution. As a result of these hearings, already in 2014 the E.P. passed a resolution that calls for all the countries of the E.U. to implement the Nordic Model. This Model defines buying sex services as criminal offence and offers exit strategies for women who want to get out of it. As it stresses that „prostitution violates human dignity and human rights, whether it is forced or voluntary“

Inge Bell

Panel Conversation:
„ Stop Buying Sex – Now!“ Admission Free!
Friday 22.11.19, 6:00 p.m., Studio Museum Tübingen

Flag Raising Ceremony for the “International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women”
Saturday 23.11.19, 2:00 p.m. l Rathaus Tübingen

As former ARD (State TV Channel) Foreign Correspondant for long years Inge Bell has declared as her motto: First Human then journalist. She reported about the political, economical and social development in South East Europe, especially about Organized Crime and Corruption – and has been uncovering severe Human Rights Violations in investigative reports. Since 2000 she initiated humanitarian aid projects in the Balkans, some of which she accompanies actively until today. She also lectures and gives workshops about her journalistic and humanitarian topics as human trafficking, violence against women and abuse of handicapped people. From 2005 on she is writing books about human rights topics. Since 2014 she is doing her PHD at the Munich University with a focus on Human Trafficking. In 2007 Inge Bell received the „Frau Europas“ („Woman of Europe“) award due to her volunteer work far beyond her profession. 2012 the President of the Federal Republic of Germany Gauck bestowed on her the Federal Cross of Merit on Ribbon. Since 2017 Inge Bell is Deputy Chairwoman of TERRE DES FEMMES e.V., Germany‘s biggest Women’s Rights Association, as well as of the Human Rights Organisation against sexual exploitation of women and girls SOLWODI.

Marie Kaltenbach

Conversation: Querfeldein with #ichbinkeinfreier and Sisters e.V.
Monday 25.11.2019, 8:15 p.m., Ribingurumu
Admission Free!

Marie Kaltenbach has grown up near Freiburg, Germany. Since 2014 she lives in Tübingen, first studying Sociology and Political Science. In 2018 she began with her Master Studies in Pedagogy, also in Tübingen. In the year 2017 Marie Kaltenbach was one of the founders of „Sisters – for the exit from prostitution“ e.V. in Tübingen/Reutlingen. Her organisation helps women and girls get out of prostitution and contribute to a change in society’s awareness about the destructive consequences of prostitution. She is active in Tübingen in different fields of feminist engagement, a.o. in the Women’s Network 8th of March Tübingen, and in the Working Group of Social Democratic Women ASF. At the recent Congress of the Social Democratic Party, which ended with a decision to back the proposed „Nordic Model“ to end prostitution, Marie delivered a speech pro ban of buying sex, which received utmost attention.

Justyna Koeke

Conversation: Querfeldein with #ichbinkeinfreier and Sisters e.V.
Monday, 25.11.2019, 8:15 p.m., Ribingurumu
Admission Free!

Justyna Koeke was born in Krakau. She lives in Ludwigsburg, Germany and works at the State Academy of Visual Arts in the Media Workshop as a visual artist.
As member of the Association Sisters she advocates for an exit from prostitution. Currently she develops a social media video campaign #ichbinkeinfreier („I’m not a John“) against the exploitation through prostitution and for a positive attitude towards sexuality. Because as she sees it, it is „especially the digital space as extension of the public space that allows me to reach out farther with my artistic activism, beyond a closed target group.“ Thus she tries to integrate many men who have decided against using prostitution for their ends.

Gisela Schneider
Film: In the Name of Your Daughter

Monday, 25.11.2019, 6:00 p.m., Studio Museum, Tübingen

Dr. med Gisela Schneider is working as a doctor specialized in tropical medicine and public health and is leading the German Institute for Medical Mission in Tübingen (Difäm e.V.). As director of Difäm in Tübingen she is working especially with local partners in Africa and Asia to improve the healthcare system there. That includes establishing healthcare centres, improving the medical supply and the education of qualified professionals. The focus lies on prevention and treatment of HIV and AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis and other infectious diseases as well as non-viral and chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes or psychological diseases. The objective is to provide access to health for every human, and especially for disadvantaged people in neglected regions and countries like the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, or the Chad.

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