Start screening: 20:00
Language: English & Dutch
Kavka presents a screening + Q&A of the intimate short film need, by Amsterdam-based director Jonnah Bron.
A sensual film about a world of sexual freedom and safety. Images, sound and movement coalesce in a luscious choreography. need, a stylish film by Jonnah Bron, is about consent, desire, intimacy and experiment. People wander through various rooms, where they meet, explore and touch one another.
need premiered in January 2023 in the International Film Festival in Rotterdam and is now being presented in different contexts to open the view and conversations on (queer) intimacy to a broad audience. For the screening in Kavka, director Jonnah, producer Inge and castmembers Cece, Gigi and Bebe will join us to discuss their vision and experiences in this project. They are active in different (artistic) fields related to intimacy, sexuality, the body and activism. Find their bio’s below, the trailer of the film here and get excited to join our conversation and ask all your questions!
Initiative by: Jonnah Bron (director need), Inge den Adel (producer need) & Kavka
Jonnah Bron (she/her) is a photographer and self-taught filmmaker based in Amsterdam. Out of a great need to be better represented as a queer person, Bron began to focus her camera on her loved ones and herself. Her interest lies mainly in making intimate portraits and everything that comes with it, by exploring subjects like sexuality, identity and relationships.
Jonnah Bron (@jonnahbron) | Instagram
Inge den Adel (she/her) focuses on the body, movement, intimacy and human connections, in her work, study and personal life. After working as a producer for theatre-, film- and circusprojects, she now directs her focus to the master in Dramaturgy at the University of Antwerp (Belgium). She combines this academic development with physical movement research courses, collaborations with artists and working as intimacy coordinator in artistic projects.
Moderator: Kaat Claes
Cece Dao is a Vietnamese internet personality based in Rotterdam. Her work is dedicated to raising awareness around gender-based violence, sexual wellbeing an array of related topics. She is currently working on her research on how queer people in Rotterdam use social media during the COVID pandemic to express their sexual identity, connect with their community, advocate for sexual liberation and stay informed. Cece stars in ‘need’ as Aida.
GIGI (they/them) is a queer sex worker, sexual educator, self-proclaimed pleasure activist and creator of Pleasure Nights, a series of queer FLINTA* nights to research and discover pleasure. They see pleasure as a power to create community and imagine new ways of connections and intimacy. Pleasure activism (Adrienne Marree Brown), furthermore, sees pleasure as a force to help the fight against the colonial, patriarchal, sexist hierarchies of human bodies. Gigi sees sex work as an integral part of this.
FLINTA = female lesbian intersex non binary trans and non binary people and everyone else who isn’t a cisman
Pleasure Nights (@pleasurenights) | Instagram
Berat Bebek/ Bebe (they, them) is a non-binary actor, artist, creator, performer, organizer, serotonin source, social butterfly and a professional fat. While studying chemistry at Bogazici University, along with socio-political experience from their social circles, they started to be more visible as an activist and as a queer person. Within their previous experiences from theater, they started to lean more into performance art and drag and came across with other disciplines such as ceramic, painting, and embroidery. Falling down so many times throughout their life, they’re familiar with the feeling of the ground and now refusing to accept the norm of ‘being obliged to suffer’ towards queer people and they believe it is time to reflect, retake and recreate.
Berat Bebek / Bebe (@beratbbk) | Instagram