People

Eric Kibidoué Bayala

Musician, poet, passionate screenwriter and director of four documentaries with a focus on interculturality, most recently Widerklang der Seele (AT 2017, 86 min). Born in Burkina Faso, home to the African Film Festival. Lives with his family in Igls since 2003, in 2006 founded the association Verein Sahel Tirol, of which he is currently chairman. Works on his PhD thesis at the Institute of Sociology in University of Innsbruck. Since 2013 consultant for Zentrum für MigrantInnen in Tirol (centre for Tyrolean migrants).

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Helin Celik

Helin Celik is a theater artist with Kurdish roots who was born in Turkey in 1991. She holds a diploma in degree in Theatre and has specialized in Theatre of the Oppressed. She is passionate about different aspects of humans and their interaction within past and present societies. As a woman being born and brought up in a country in Middle East where issues involving womens´status are pretty different from anywhere in the West helped her discovering that her interests are particularly focused on institutional oppression and gender problematic in eastern countries. Helin Celik has directing and screenwriting experience in several short movies. What The Wind Took Away is her first feature-length documentary.

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Evelyn Ferrari

Evelyn Ferrari completed her double bachelor’s degree in German and Italian studies at the University of Innsbruck in 2018. Currently in her master studies she works as student assistant and supports the team of Prof. Sabine Schrader in the FWF project Kino der Migration in Italien seit 1990.

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Nicoletta del Franco

Nicoletta Del Franco (PhD Development Studies, University of Sussex) is a researcher and development consultant with extensive experience of qualitative research in South Asia, rural and urban Bangladesh in particular. Her research has focused  on class, caste and gender relations in rural Bangladesh ; young people and adolescence, child protection; the transition to adulthood; education and life aspirations; internal and overseas migration. She was one of the principal researchers of the research project Time to look at girls: Adolescent Girls Migration and Development, and contributed to the production of the two documentary films. Furthermore she managed a range of development projects for international NGOs funded by Europe Aid and other donors in Bangladesh and conducted consultancy work. Nicoletta has a long-term track record in teaching at high-school and University level both in Italy and the UK and in conducting gender trainings. She is currently a researcher at the University of Parma, Italy working on a research project on CAS (Emergency reception centres for asylum seekers) in Parma area and works with local NGOs as a cultural and linguistic mediator with Bangladeshi migrants in Italy. Her publications include a book based on her doctoral research in Bangladesh: ‘Negotiating adolescence in rural Bangaldesh: a journey through school, love in marriage’. Zubaan Books, New Delhi.

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Kerstin Hazibar

Kerstin Hazibar works as a lecturer at various european universities as well as an adult educator / consultant in the fields of critical gender and migration studies. Furthermore she is a member of the research group Geschlechterverhältnisse der Migrationsgesellschaften of the Interfaculty Research Platform Gender Research. Currently, she works from an interdisciplinary perspective on a dissertation on the knowledge systems of educational counseling.

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Stella Lange

Stella Lange studied German-Italian Studies at the Universities of Bonn and Florence and did her doctorate in 2015/2016 at the Universities of Graz and Giessen in the Department of Romance Studies / Comparative Literature with a work on “Gefühle schwarz auf weiß. Implizieren, Beschreiben und Benennen von Emotionen im empfindsamen Briefroman” (winter 2016). Since October 2016 she is a postdoc and lecturer of Italian literary and cultural studies at the University of Innsbruck. Her habilitation project deals with narratives of the ‘New Europe’ in film and theater since the beginning of the crisis discourses of the 21st century. In particular, she explores – within the framework of the FWF project Kino der Migration in Italien seit 1990, conducted by Prof. Sabine Schrader – representations of the precarious by medial comparison.

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Kathrin ohne H

Katrin Rauch studies (Romance studies), writes – privately as poet on Poetry Slams and professionally as an ad writer. She comes originally from the Waldviertel in Lower Austria before she moved to Innsbruck some years ago. Ever since she does (not always) whatever one does. Katrin peforms on various Poetry Slam and reading stages in Innsbruck, is part of the slam team “Keine Halbe Beschreibung” and the Innsbruck reading stage FHK5K (Frau Herrmann’s Katerstrophen 5000). She was part of the French theater group “Les Khrabarets” from 2016 to 2017. In 2018 she won the first prize in the writer competition of the Schwazer Silbersommer and was nominated for the TV Poetry Slam Championships in Vorarlberg. In this year’s June issue of &radieschen, the text “50% Grenzübertreten” by “Keine Halbe Beschreibung” was published. “Keine Halbe Beschreibung” is furthermore nominated for the Austrian Poetry Slam Championships 2018.


Verena Schlichtmeier

Psychotherapist and supervisor in Innsbruck. Many years of experience in the area of ​​flight and migration. Moderator as part of the series of events named Forum Migration at Ferdinandeum Innsbruck.

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Marco Speroni

Marco Speroni started out as an artist. From 1985 he directed many Art and Cultural Documentaries with his own company Officinema Productions, based in Parma, Italy. After moving to Rome he began a long-running partnership with Italy’s state owned TV network RAI and for SKY Italy, before increasingly dedicating his documentaries to human rights issues such as in “In Hell’s Heart” (2011) filmed in war zone in Kongo, or “Adolescent Migrants in Bangladesh and Ethiopia” (2014), followed by “2 Girls” in 2016. In 2018, he presented another multinational film, “Outside” aired by RAI, DOC 3 and addressing the topic of wrongful death penalty convictions.

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Verena Teissl

Doctors degree in comparative studies from the University of Innsbruck, is professor of cultural management and cultural studies at FH Kufstein Tirol. Co-established the International Film Festival Innsbruck (IFFI) between 1992 and 2002, was project manager in the programme department of Viennale (2002-2009). Recent publications: Kulturveranstaltung Festival (2013) and Kulturtourismus in Tirol. Chancen und Widerstände in einer Alpenregion (2017, co-authored with Klaus Seltenheim), both transcript Verlag Bielefeld.

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