Author’s Documentaries

  • Berlin Rebel High School

    Germany | 2016 | 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

     
     
  • 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

     
  • Off the Tracks

    Germany | 2016 | 85min

    Workers from the nearby slaughterhouse, the unemployed, the local taxi driver, retirees, a single mom.... meet the locals, their shared reflections on their lives, their frustrations and hopes at Boizenburg's pub kiosk, portrayed by Dieter Schumann. Read More

     
     
  • Prison Sisters

    Sweden | 2016 | 58/90min

    Two young women after being released from prison in Afghanistan: risking her life Sara escapes to Sweden to find a brighter future, while Najibeh is forced to stay in the Taliban nest. 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

     
  • Shot in the Dark

    Germany | 2016 | 52/79min

    The film by Frank Amann is an intimate portrait of three successful artists who have one thing in common: visual impairment as a starting point for their visual explorations. Read More

     
     
  • Under the Sun

    Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, Latvia, North Korea | 2015 | 58/106min

    A film by Vitaly Mansky about the ideal life in an ideal country. We can see how much effort the North Korean people have to undertake to make this ideal world work. Read More

     
     
  • Czechs Against Czechs

    Czech Republic | 2015 | 88min

    Tomáš Kratochvíl’s documentary explores the racial issue in the Czech Republic with heart and conviction. Read More