Documentary, Germany 2013, approx. 60 min, German with English subtitles
In portraying the three DJs Tama Sumo, Resom & Ena Lind „Sounds Queer“ considers the
question whether female DJs gain different experiences than their male colleagues. The
portraits give an insight into the subjective environment of the protagonists and their
conflicts in this field still dominated by men.
Directed by Dan Bahl
The protagonists tell about their different paths to electronic music and its impact on their
lives: Tama Sumo started Djing in Berlin in the 1990s and now holds a residency at
Berghain/Panoramabar, a club which is known all over the world. Resom moves from Leipzig
to Berlin in order to further enhance her DJ-career and because she wants to organize
events at ://about blank, a club run by a collective, which operates in the tradition of
Techno-D.I.Y.-culture but also aims at transporting left wing political ideas. Ena Lind is the
organizer of the queer and feminist „Bend Over“-events, which take place all over Europe.
She now wants to approach her DJ-career more professionally.
Captured by the camera, the movie draws a fascinating portrait not only of the three
protagonists but also of Berlin, Feminism, Nerdity, queer life, the love for music, the
aspiration for self-fulfilment and Djing as a profession.