THE OPPOSITE OF GRAY | DAS GEGENTEIL VON GRAU
Fallow land, vacancies, anonymity, standstill – not everyone between Dortmund and Duisburg wants to accept this. On the contrary. An increasing number of people are discovering possibilities and intervene in everyday urban life. A living room in the middle of the street, neighbourhood, community gardens. Town centres, repair cafés and tenants‘ initiatives arise from the niches of the cities – independently, self-determinedly and collectively.
Das Gegenteil von Grau / The Opposite of Grey shows different groups, who bring practical utopias and free spaces to live and fight for a solidary and ecological coexistence in the urban space.
A documentary by
Matthias Coers and Right to the City Ruhr
D 2017 | 90 min. | German / English subtitles | FSK age rating 0
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Make Your Own City
This is the motto of the March issue of the city magazine bodo produced in Dortmund and Bochum. It contains a detailed interview with filmmaker Matthias Coers talking about the documentary DAS GEGENTEIL VON GRAU / THE OPPOSITE OF GRAY and the movement in the niches of the cities.
Pioneer work in Ruhr area
Journalist Peter Nowak about DAS GEGENTEIL VON GRAU / THE OPPOSITE OF GRAY in the federal edition of the daily newspaper Neues Deutschland.
Special thanks to Vera Aulenbach for the translation.