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You are developing a project and fear that it might contain discriminatory narratives? You want to portray something realistically and true to life that you don't know from your own experience? Do you want to make your company more gender equitable and diverse? Or create a safe, inclusive work atmosphere for your employees where they can develop their full potential? Then you've come to the right place. 

RISING GAZE offers people in the film and theater industry easy access to all important information about gender, diversity and inclusion - both in the company and in story development. Our experts provide first-hand advice on gender-responsive participation, prevention of abuse of power and discrimination and contemporary representation of gender and gender-based violence on stage and screen. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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Project Support

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Screenwriter - Consultant for 
D&I Storytelling, Mental Health & DDR Socialization

Lisa Charlotte Friederich

Lisa C. Friederich

Screenwriter - Expert
for  Gender, Sexism
& Queerness

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Writer - Expert for
Ableism &

Susanne Kaiser

Dr. Susanne Kaiser

Expert for Sexism,
Misogyny &
Authoritarian Backlash

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Screenwriter - Expert on racism, migration & postcolonial power relations

Alyk Blue

Alyk Blue

Animation and Gaming Artist - Expert for LGBTQIA+ &
Anti-Asian Racism

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Screenwriter - Expert
for Ableism
& Inclusion

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Screenwriter - Expert for
Racism, Sexism 
& Classism

Eva Diamantstein

Writer - Expert for
German-Jewish history
of the 20th Century

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Filmmaker - Expert for LatinX, LGBTQIA+ & White-passing People of Color

Barbara Fickert

Barbara Fickert

 Expert for
& Accessibility

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Sara Sommerfeldt

Screenwriter - Sensitivity Consultant for D&I Storytelling, Sexism & Gender-Based Violence

Sejad Ademaj

Sejad Ademaj

Screenwriter - Expert on
Sinti:zze and Rom:nja, Antiziganism & Migration

Christoph Gérard Stein

Christoph G. Stein

Expert for Gender,
& Queerness


Expert for
Chronic Diseases 
& Inclusion

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