Beate Kunath, born 1967. I am a filmmaker and visual artist with a focus content-wise on the documentary. Until now my work has included short fiction films, documentaries, music videos, video installation art and photo series. For my semi-documentary debut film „Forbidden Fruit“ (2000), a co-operation with Sue Maluwa Bruce in Zimbabwe, I received several awards, among them the Teddy Award during the 51st Berlin Film Festival „Berlinale“ 2001.
Without exception the protagonists of my films, whether they are fictional or real, are women with a focus of women's experience. Same in my last two documentary films, „...geradezu heraus. Irmtraud Morgner in Chemnitz“ (2008) or „On This Same Day“ (2013).
In 2012 I co-initiated the RAW CHICKS events at RAW Tempel Club in Berlin-Friedrichshain. The party has changed locations a few times and presently takes place quarterly. I create conceptual video art for these parties, where I collaborate with the live acts as a VJ. These works are also shown in galleries as art installations, most resently in the „Galerie Weltecho“ in my hometown Chemnitz.