We are getting tired of having the media reduce our friends’ deaths to ‘drug addiction’. How can we create spaces for anonymous co-creation, collective healing and grief? How can we carry on and appreciate each other’s future visions? This short, collaborative documentary is not only a necessary ethical film project but also a community-based and political one. The filmmakers will ask mental health and drug policy advocates as well as therapists to host safe space sessions with participants from queer party collectives in Berlin to discuss infrastructure and the limited individual efforts in ‘helping’ drug-related addictions. We will return to the music, dance, fashion and even culinary arts that our friends loved. The passed ones live on via our lives, also reflecting the non-European or queer idea of afterlife and ancestry.
Sarnt Utamachote (Co-Producer/Director) is a filmmaker and curator in Berlin. Klaus Salminen (Co-Producer) is a film producer and director.