“Love in times of Corona” – A Sex-positive documentary
Statement by Janina Vivianne and the film crew published 17th june
We want to tell the world about sex-positivity!
It is our aim to spread the word – about body- and sex-positivity, consent, the sex-positive movement.
Therefor we will document the Parallel universe , its performances, workshop facilitators ( not the Guests) with videos & photos.
On the 4th of July we will also shoot a documentary about the Parallel Universe creators and our team!
Some words by the director: We will not film any guests. We will shoot mostly during the set-up, the preparations, the build-down. On the event itself we will just shoot some scenes with Janina & the announcements, the concert & the performances. More intimate material will be recored on a separate workshop on Sunday especially for the movie. The filmcrew will take greatest care to not film anybody by accident. The focus of the movie lies on Janina, who is the organizer of the Parallel Universe and a sex-positive activist.
More Information & answers to your maybe raising questions
Uuuh, wait, what? What about the sex and privacy?!
We are aware of the vulnerable space that we enter. We therefore will take a lot of precautions. First, the documentary will focus on Janina and some of her team, we will not show the guests. The film team will mostly shoot during set-up and build-down and during a separate workshop on Sunday including only those who explicitly want to be in the documentary.
Second, the crew will take greatest care to not film anybody by accident – we will not film people in the background or avoid situations where people could accidentally step into the picture. We will not show anybody in any uncomfortable or exposing way.
Why do we want to do this movie?
After 3 months of limitations due to COVID-19 we feel it is a very special moment. We are one of the first sex-positive spaces opening again. We want to capture this unique moment. Another aim is to give an insight into the sex-positive world and to make this bubble a bit more understandable and accessible for people outside of it.
Quick recap of all the following points:
We will not film any guests except they explicitly ask for being in the movie. We will shoot during the set-up, the preparations, the build-down, some scenes with Janina, the performances and a separate workshop on Sunday especially for the shooting. If you want to be part of this movie we will ask for your signature to manifest your consent. The focus of the movie lies on Janina, who is the organizer of the Parallel Universe and a sex-positive activist.
What will be filmed?
We would like to show our team and the helpers setting up the space. Also, we will be organizing a workshop by Sara Ablinger especially for the documentary at 10am on Sunday before the build-down. We want to show the sex-positive movement in its uniqueness, unity and beauty. Therefore we would also like to give insights to a workshop. If you want to help with the set-up or clean-up, but do not want to participate in the movie, please let us know and we will find ways to accommodate that. Although, as we want to give the film team the possibility to film as freely as possible we would love to have the majority of helpers on board with the documentary.
You will receive further information about the movie, the team and the usage of the material at the event itself. If you feel uncomfortable, please reach out to us at any time! The film team will always have an open ear. We hope to find a good balance to make an intimate vulnerable space possible while documenting the creation of this universe.
So we will only film the facilitator and the performances. We will never show our guests except they explicitly ask for it and want to take part in the movie. Wanna join? Please fill out the Helper form
Here our film shooting schedule
How will the footage be used?
How will the footage be used?
We recently received funding by the MFG for a short documentary about “Love during Corona times” which already made us very happy. This will serve as a trailer to ultimately make a long documentary about the sex-positive movement. So first, we want to make this an intimate documentary of the sex-positivity movement. Secondly, some of the footage will be used for promotion purposes for the non-profit association Loslassen, the Parallel Universe and other events under Janina Viviannes responsibility.
Who is going to make the movie?
Benjamin Rost, director, Jonas Schneider, camera. – more infos below.
Just like Janina, Benjamin and Jonas studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Benny and Janina already collaborated on several projects and are good friends for many years. The film team will be introduced in the opening circle at the Parallel Universe. As it is important to have your informed consent we would like to hear if you have any major concerns.
Can we trust the footage will be used ethically and trustworthily?
Absolutely. The film crew is going to treat the footage with highest caution.
Photo policy guests
Can I take pictures?
Not without the consent of all people involved. You are free to take selfies (careful with people in the background!), and you are free to take group pictures with people who gave you their consent. We won’t collect smartphones or put stickers on your camera, we believe in self-reliance and trust you to follow our principles. Consent Angels will enforce this rule. If we see or get reported any abuse you will have to leave the event.
It is forbidden to record or publish videos or photos of other peoples without their consent !
What does Confidentiality mean?
What happens in the Parallel Universe stays in the Parallel Universe. How people express themselves there might be stigmatized in their daily life, so please treat other people and their realities with respect and confidentiality. We won’t share stories on that aren’t our own, without identifying others, it’s not allowed to ‘out’ others, .
You want to be in the movie?
Please fill out the Helper form
There are 3 options:
- Joining Friday and be part of the Helper-team
- Approaching the film team on the party
- Staying overnight and participation at the Workshop from 10:00 – 12:00
Here our film shooting schedule:
Friday 3 July:
Volunteer meeting for set up at 13h
17:00 Intro Filmcrew
21:00 Chilling and Team Preparty (filmed)
Saturday 4th July:
09:00-10:30 Last preparations & Breakfast (filmed)
10:30 Team & Presenter welcome circle
11:30 Newbies arrival 12:00- 14:00 Regular guests
12:00-23:00 The Parallel Universe -> check schedule here
23:00 End of Parallel Universe
Sunday 5th July:
10:00-12:00 Workshop by Sara Ablinger – filmed –12:00-13:00 Chilling
15:00-16:00 Fotoshooting for manamana
16:00-19:00 Build down (filmed)
19:00 Dinner -> Go home 😀
by Benjamin Rost
On the shooting we will not interfere much and more or less be ‚a fly on the wall‘, the silent watcher.
We will just be there with a camera and sound equipment, capturing what is going on.
We will be focusing on the (not) touching- and connection-possibilities during Covid-19 times. We all miss being physically connected to other people during these times. How is closeness still possible? What does community means in these times. We are looking forward to finding out with you.
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