Human Interest/Society

  • 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 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

     
     
  • 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

     
     
  • 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

     
  • 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