Panda Moonwalk or Why Meng Meng Walks Backwards

Kerstin Honeit

Short film

Sometimes, it’s two steps backwards. Berlin Zoo’s multi-million-dollar investment refuses to cooperate. In a cross between short film and performance in the public space, Kerstin Honeit combines elements of found footage films, reportage and music videos with humorous, queer re-enactments of interviews with passers-by to create a counter-narrative. Panda Meng Meng’s moonwalk turns into an act of rebellion.
– Miriam Gossing

Director / Script

Kerstin Honeit


Ben Brix, Katja Anzelewsky


Kerstin Honeit, Emma Cattell


Jochen Jezussek


Mieko Suzuki


Surya Gied, Marlene Denningmann, Johanna Zinecker, Irene Pätzug, Jessica Páez, Fiona McGovern, Kerstin Honeit, Anne Hölck, Sophie Hilbert, Paula Godinez, Annette Hollywood

Production / Contact

Kerstin Honeit

Kerstin Honeit

Kerstin Honeit teaches and curates in the fields of film and art, where she also teaches and curates. She lives in Berlin, where she studied visual arts and stage design. In her artistic practice, she explores the voice as a queering event within moving images. Honeit is currently visiting professor for virtual realities at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. She shows her work internationally at film festivals and in art contexts.

Films by Kerstin Honeit
SILO5 2019 | PANDA MOONWALK or WHY MENG MENG WALKS BACKWARDS 2018 | my castle your castle 2017 | ich muss mit ihnen sprechen 2015 | Talking Business 2014 | Pigs in Progress 2013 | Joint Property 2013 | Killer Dykes in the Brain 2008 | Pudelskern 2006