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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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Sara Sommerfeldt

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



Expert for Neurodivergence, Ableism, Inclusion & (trans)Feminism

Eva Diamantstein

Writer - Expert for

German-Jewish history

of the 20th Century


Expert for

Chronic Diseases 

& Inclusion

Lisa Charlotte Friederich

Lisa C. Friederich

Screenwriter - Expert

for  Gender, Sexism

& Queerness

Barbara Fickert

Barbara Fickert

 Expert for


& Accessibility

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Writer - Expert for
Ableism &

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Screenwriter - Expert for

Racism, Sexism 

& Classism

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Screenwriter - Expert
for Ableism
& Inclusion

Susanne Kaiser

Dr. Susanne Kaiser

Expert for Sexism,

Misogyny &

Authoritarian Backlash

Alyk Blue

Alyk Blue

Animation and Gaming Artist - Expert for LGBTQIA+ &

Anti-Asian Racism

Anas Alshouhif

Anas Alshouhif

Screenwriter - Expert for

Refugee Experience

& Anti-Islamic Racism 

Sejad Ademaj

Sejad Ademaj

Screenwriter - Expert on

Sinti:zze and Rom:nja, Antiziganism & Migration

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Screenwriter - Expert on racism, migration & postcolonial power relations

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

Christoph Gérard Stein

Christoph G. Stein

Expert for Gender,


& Queerness

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