Human Interest/Society

  • Dark Eden

    Germany | 2018 | 80min

    Directors Jasmin Herold & Michael Beamish explore Fort McMurray in the far north of Canada, home of the largest industrial project and the third largest oil reserve on the planet, searching for an answer to the question, "How high is the price for a better life?". Read More

     
     
  • My Home, in Libya

    Italy | 2018 | 66min

    Martina Melilli questions her grandparent’s life in Tripoli, Libya, before being expelled in 1970. To search their traces she contacts a young Libyan. As their relation grows, the images and thoughts they exchange online bring us into a world the media has no access to anymore. Read More

     
     
  • A Family Quartet

    Netherlands | 2018 | 58/73min

    Meet 16 year old Dutch violin talent Noa Wildschut and her family during the three years leading up to her debut album and international breakthrough. When Noa's talent reaches a new high, this affects the family as a whole. Read More

     
     
  • 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

     
     
  • Yves’ Promise

    Germany | 2017 | 52/79min

    Yves leaves his home in Cameroon to try his fortune in Europe. The trip takes eight years. A film by Melanie Gaertner about family, the dream of Europe and about not giving up. 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

     
     
  • The Red Soul

    The Netherlands | 2017 | 58/90min

    Why is it that still so many Russians defend Stalin as a great leader and a hero? The film by Jessica Gorter lays bare the Russian psyche of today and shows a world full of contradictions. Read More

     
     
  • Happy Winter

    Italy | 2017 | 52/91min

    An insight into the crisis of recent years, seen from Palermo’s Mondello beach where many families spend their summer holidays, hiding behind the memory of a status the crisis has inevitably compromised. Read More