Author’s Documentaries

  • Exit

    Norway, Germany, Sweden | 2018 | 52/80min

    What makes a person join an extremist movement - and what exactly makes a person leave it again? Director Karen Winther puts on a personal journey, reflecting on her very own extremist past and the stories of the people she meets along her travels in Norway, Germany, France, Denmark and the USA. Read More

     
     
  • SPK Complex

    Germany | 2018 | 111min

    Gerd Kroske tells the story of the anti-psychiatric “Socialist Patient’s Collective” (SPK) in Heidelberg. The allegation of having supported the RAF, and thus of being complicit in their terrorism, still clings to the SPK and overlies what the movement was originally about: the rights of psychiatric patients, resistance, and self-empowerment. Read More

     
     
  • The Strange Sound Of Happiness

    Italy, Germany | 2017 | 90min

    Diego Pascal Panarello’s personal journey from the torrid coasts of Sicily to the frozen flatlands of Yakutia in Siberia reveals the use, myths and legends of the mouth harp, spread throughout the world as a symbolic key that can open our mind and soul. Read More

     
     
  • Tarzan’s Testicles

    Romania, France | 2017 | 107min

    The film by Alexandru Solomon looks at a monkey research institute in Sukhumi, the capital of the de facto Republic of Abkhazia. Men and monkeys are caged in a territory ravaged by war and decades of cruelty, both victims of a failed series of experiments. Read More

     
     
  • Wonderful Losers: A Different World

    Lithuania, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Latvia, UK, Ireland, Spain | 2017 | 71min

    Arunas Matelis followed the Sancho Panzas of professional cycling for 7 years during the prestigious „Giro d’Italia“ and reveals the unseen world of these wonderful losers running at the back of the race. Read More

     
     
  • Berlin Rebel High School

    Germany | 2016 | 52/92min

    Germany's most unusual high school has no headmaster, no hierarchy and no pressure. This Berlin based school is entirely organized by its students without any outside funding. The adult pupils pay their own teachers and decide what they want to learn. A tribute to curiosity by Alexander Kleider. Read More

     
     
  • Little Yellow Boots

    Finland, Germany | 2017 | 95min

    Filmmaker John Webster sets out on a road-trip with his imaginary great granddaughter in an attempt to understand the moral and behavioural choices that make tackling climate change so difficult. Read More

     
  • Rodnye (Close Relations)

    Latvia, Germany, Estonia, Ukraine | 2016 | 60/90/112min

    Vitaly Mansky crisscrosses Ukraine to explore Ukrainian society after the Maidan Revolution as mirrored within his own large Ukrainian family. Not only they live scattered all across the country, but also represent opposite sides of the recent Russian-Ukrainian conflict. Read More

     
  • Gogita’s New Life

    Georgia, Croatia, Russia, Ukraine | 2016 | 71min

    A tragicomic tale of a simple man and woman looking for love in a world that’s placing high demands on them, a tender and humorous glimpse into the life of a Georgian man. Read More