Willkommen im Dom


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.


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    14 min
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  • Director

    Jochen Hick
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    Galeria Alaska Productions
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Biography Jochen Hick

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.

Filmography Jochen Hick

1992 Willkommen in Dom | 1995 Menmaniacs - The Legacy of Leather | 1998 Sex/Life in L.A | 2000 No One Sleeps