Unsafe Desire. Yasmin Bennani

In this introspective film, a woman steps in front of the camera to share her deeply intimate experiences with interpersonal dynamics. With a calm and self-reflective demeanour, she unfolds her narrative. As she reflects on these encounters, she uncovers a profound realisation that they went beyond mere discomfort, evolving into instances of transitioning from discomfort to manipulation and abuse. The film explores her struggle to express her own desires amidst the violation of her boundaries by others‘ overpowering urges, ultimately depicting the concept of ‚Unsafe Desire.‘

  • Alexandra Münzner
  • Alexandra Münzner
  • Najlaa M.
  • Alexandra Münzner
  • Najlaa M.
    Key Cast
  • Md. Khairul Alam (Shada)
  • Alexandra Münzner
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 9, 2023
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    Yes - Kunsthochschule Kassel
  • 40th Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
    November 17, 2023
    Regional Premiere
Director Biography - Alexandra Münzner

Alexandra Münzner, born in Germany in 1996, studied Art and German for Upper Secondary/Grammar School Teaching at the University and Kunsthochschule Kassel, graduating with the First State Examination in 2022. Currently, she is enrolled in Visual Communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel with a specialization in Film and Motion Picture.

The artist initiates in multidisciplinary and conceptually driven arts projects, including ongoing research titled 'Unsafe Desire.' In her work, she explores social interactions, various forms of violence, physicality, and power relations in the contemporary era. Her practice spans painting, printmaking, photography, video, installation, and performance.

Her works and films have been featured in group exhibitions and screenings, including the Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival in both 2017 and 2023. From December 2022 to May 2023, Münzner participated in a research residency program at the artist-run, non-profit collective Britto Arts Trust in Bangladesh, culminating in her solo exhibition in Dhaka in May 2023.

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