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RISING GAZE advises people in the film and television industry regarding contemporary representation of women, BiPoC, people with disabilities and LGBTIQ* in film and on stage. We often unintentionally pass on sexist, queerphobic, racist, antiziganist [3] or ableist biases without being aware of it. RISING GAZE helps,


  • to make scripts and plays more gender-responsive and diverse

  • challenge discriminatory narratives

  • to revise stories to reflect the diversity of society

  • to present pregnancy, birth, postpartum and motherhood more realistically

Alle Preise inkl. 19% MwSt.


[she/her] Business consultant and expert on sexism & anti-eastern-european racism


France-Elena Damian grew up in Brasov (Romania) and fled to Germany with her family in 1988. After a classical ballet education, she studied adult education at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen and at the Free University in Berlin and worked for several years at the Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Technology in the field of management consulting. In 2009 she completed her directing studies at the ERNST BUSCH Academy of Dramatic Art. Numerous productions at Theater Magdeburg, Landestheater Coburg, Staatstheater Darmstadt, Landestheater Schwerin, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Sophiensaele, Heimathafen Neukölln, Neues Theater Halle and in New York followed. As a co-founder of the PRO QUOTE BÜHNE e.V. association, she deals intensively with the management structures of state and municipal theaters. She also works as a mentor of the PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM and is part of the artistic management team of tak - Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg, which is managed collectively by seven theater makers.

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