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Willkommen im Dom

14 min.
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Galeria Alaska Productions
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A rare record of the German Act-Up (Aids Coalition to Unleash Power) movement. At the closing prayer of the German Bishops’ Conference on 26 September 1991, the Frankfurt action group came together in a spectacular protest to demonstrate against the Catholic Church’s - and in particular Fulda cathedral’s Archbishop Johannes Dyba’s - discrimination of HIV-positive people and AIDS patients. The protest made it onto Germany’s nationwide 8 pm news show, the ‘Tagesschau’, marking the first time that the concerns of AIDS activists had ever been reported on the programme. Jochen Hick recorded the events. This short documentary is a prime example of the filmmaker’s untiring commitment to capturing on film queer activist history for future generations.


Born in Darmstadt, Germany in 1960, he studied film at the University of Fine Arts of Hamburg and also in Bologna between 1981 and 1987. He has worked as a freelance writer, journalist, director and producer for film and television. In 1994 he founded his own production company, Galeria Alaska Productions. Between 2007 and 2010 he was editor-in-chief and deputy director of programming at TIMM TV channel. Out in Ost-Berlin – Lesben und Schwule in der DDR (Out in East Berlin – Lesbians and Gays in the GDR) screened in Panorama in 2013, and Der Ost-Komplex (The GDR Complex) in 2016.

FILMOGRAFIE Jochen Hick (selection)

2017 Mein wunderbares West-Berlin  2016 Der Ost-Komplex  2013 Out in Ost-Berlin - Lesben und Schwule in der DDR  2009 The Good American  2008 EAST/WEST - Sex & Politics  2005 Cycles Of Porn - Sex/Life in L.A. - Part 2  2003 Ich kenn keinen – Allein unter Heteros  2000 No One Sleeps  1998 Sex/Life in L.A  1995 Menmaniacs - The Legacy of Leather  1992 Willkommen in Dom  1991 Willkommen im Dom 

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