Author’s Documentaries

  • From My Syrian Room

    France / Syria / Germany / Qatar | 2014 | 70min

    How can one become a free and responsible person when he's been educated to remain a little soldier of the Assad's Regime? The Syrian painter and filmmaker Hazem Alhamwi tries to understand with some Syrians why they have lived in distress and anxiety. Together, they express the will of freedom of a whole country. Read More

     
  • Once My Mother

    Australia | 2013 | 57/75min

    Sophia Turkiewicz investigates the reasons why her Polish mother abandoned her in an orphanage and uncovers the truth behind her mother’s wartime escape from a Siberian gulag, leaving Sophia to confront her own capacity for forgiveness. Read More

     
  • Staedtebewohner

    Germany | 2014 | 82min

    In quiet observations, STAEDTEBEWOHNER portrays the life of the residents of the „Comunidad San Fernando“, a prison in Mexico City. Read More

     
  • Velvet Terrorists

    Slovakia / Czech Republic / Croatia | 2013 | 83min

    A documentary by Pavol Pekarčík, Ivan Ostrochovský, Peter Kerekes about three romantic heroes, who had a go at armed resistance against the communistic regime in Czechoslovakia. Read More

     
  • Song from the Forest

    Germany | 2013 | 52/97min

    The US citizen Louis Sarno has been living with the Bayaka pygmies in the Central African jungle for 25 years. Now he’s taking his pygmy son to see the United States for the first time. Read More

     
  • Priests

    Germany | 2014 | 90min

    What happens when two atheist film-makers are given free rein in a religious seminary? Follow directors Chris Wright and Stefan Kolbe to find out. Read More

     
  • The Last Limousine

    Russia / Germany | 2014 | 52/75min

    Moscow's legendary ZIL automobile plant receives an order for three new government limousines for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union... Read More

     
  • Blood

    Russia | 2013 | 59min

    For some people in Russia today going to give blood is the only way to make money. The film by Alina Rudnitskaya shows the merry-go-round of life through people and their blood. Read More

     
  • A Separation

    Sweden | 2013 | 58/72min

    A SEPARATION by Karin Ekberg is a tragicomic documentary that portrays the very last acts of a long marriage. A film about the tentative search for a beginning of what – finally, and unfortunately – is over. Read More