Human Interest/Society

  • Yves’ Promise

    Germany | 2017 | 58/79min

    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 | 89min

    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

    A documentary by Jessica Gorter about the psychological legacy of the Soviet Union and how it has lodged itself in the Russian mind. 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 Panza's 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

     
     
  • The Ugliest Car

    Poland | 2017 | 47min

    Join Bogdan, his mother Kazimiera and Wartburg, the "ugliest car", on a road trip from the concentration camp of Majdanek in Poland to a former Nazi labor factory in Germany. A portrayal of a unique relationship between mother and son by Grzegorz Szczepaniak. 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

     
     
  • 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

     
     
  • The Other Jerusalem

    Sweden, Finland, Norway | 2017 | 58min

    PeÅ Holmquist and Suzanne Khardalian portray the daily struggle of those moving into and those fighting to stay in East Jerusalem, 50 years after the Israeli occupation. Read More