Current Affairs/Politics

  • The Giant is Falling

    South Africa | 2016 | 58/77min

    THE GIANT IS FALLING by Rehad Desai asks why South Africa, a middle-income country, rich in mineral wealth has failed to address inequality in twenty-two years of democracy and why the gap between rich and poor is growing. Read More

     
  • Pavlensky – Man and Might

    Germany | 2016 | 58/99min

    In the course of his performances, the Russian political artist Pyotr Pavlensky has sewn up his mouth, nailed his scrotum to Red Square, and severed an earlobe. This is how a courageous freethinker is challenging the power of the Russian state. 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

     
  • 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

     
     
  • Café Waldluft

    Germany | 2015 | 58/79min

    Once a tourist hot spot nestling in the picturesque mountains of Bavaria „Café Waldluft” turned out to be a run-down hotel with a few remaining guests in their late sixties. But there is something very unique about the place: it offers shelter to refugees. Read More

     
     
  • The Longest Run

    Greece | 2015 | 55/74min

    THE LONGEST RUN by Marianna Economou tells the story of Yasim and Alsaleh. They are underage refugees in a Greek prison, accused of having been human traffickers. Read More

     
  • Pepe Mujica – Lessons from the Flowerbed

    Germany | 2014 | 52/90-94min

    A portrait of the eventful life of Pepe Mujica – a former guerrilla fighter and flower grower, and the current president of Uruguay. Read More

     
  • Those Who Said No

    Sweden, Germany | 2014 | 55/89min

    For the first time an International People’s Tribunal convenes in The Hague court of justice to investigate the mass executions of political prisoners in Iran during the 1980s. The survivors testify against a crime that has been kept secret from the world for over 25 years. Read More