Saturday, 15th September 2012, 8 Women – participants of Madalena International coming from Mozambique, Brazil, Colombia, Spain and Germany – experienced an unexpected episode in Berlin.
After a successful theatrical presentation and a celebration among other participants, they understood that have the right to go out and enjoy the city night. Because it being a group made up mainly by black women, working in the cultural area in their home countries, they decide to visit the YAAM, a place known as the socio-political and artistic' meeting-point for the African culture.
Arriving at YAAM, they realize that it requires the payment of an admission fee to go in. They decided to negotiate the value of the ticket. One of them walks to one of the five men guarding the entrance and say:
"We are a group of women and ..."
Her sentence is abruptly interrupted by one of them gesturing and displaying the exit door:
"Get out of here, you will not go in."
The woman responds:
"Calm down, I was just trying to ask you a question ..."
Then a second man, sitting slightly behind the first one, screamed:
"You're a bitch, an ugly woman, your way of speaking is disgusting."