The documentary RAW CHICKS.BERLIN shows eleven multifaceted portraits of international Berlin-based female music producers with a focus on live acts; women who come on stage with their equipment and present their own songs and compositions. The musical spectrum ranges from experimental via noise-based electronic to electro-acoustic music.
„Intriguing beats and visuals suck us into a world of experimentation with electronic music, or rather sound. Classically trained duo Ercklentz Neumann for example describe themselves as sound fetishists, while Electrocute uses sparks in her audio-visual performances. The documentary is not only an ode to the 11 artists, but also to Berlin. The women come from all over the world – from Israel and Spain to Croatia and Japan – attracted by Berlin's lively music scene and opportunities. They want to get on, and not only in music. Because our language, explains Italian DJ Anna Bolena, is made for men, not women: 'We experiment daily trying to improve that old language.'
(Quotation: International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018)"
Director Beate Kunath gives an insight into the diverse and lively current music scene of Berlin and creates through the presentation of these artists a time document, which supplements the often male-dominated historiography by a female perspective.
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