Click to remain | 23 min. | Online / Berlin | 2016

Click To Remain is a short film on digital political activism, Brexit, and love. It centers on both the participants as well as the organizers of a kissing chain demonstration in favour of Remain, organized in June 2016 across Europe by the online petitioning forum Avaaz.

Synopsis: Click to Remain' follows participants of an event organized by Avaaz, a digital petitioning platform. In the wake of the Brexit referendum in June of 2016, Avaaz invited its members to a kiss chain which took place in four major capitals across Europe. The film examines the implications of digital activism both on an emotional as well as an economic level.

The idea of 'love' is prevalent in activist jargon, and was strongly advocated within the kissing chain. The film explores the subjective notion and commercial value of this term. In an increasingly mobile and digitally active society, as one participant puts it, 'you can spread out your commitment to almost everything.

Co-directed by: Valerie v. Kittlitz and Maren Wickwire
Editing: Valerie v. Kittlitzz and Maren Wickwire
DOP: Valerie v. Kittlitz and Maren Wickwire
Sound: Valerie v. Kittlitz and Maren Wickwire
Interviews: Valerie v. Kittlitz and Maren Wickwire
Produced by: Valerie Kittlitz and Maren Wickwire


  • German Anthropological Association Conference 2017
  • 'Imagine Europe' open IAMCR PCR seminar in Roskilde 2017