Author’s Documentaries

  • Hamada

    Sweden, Germany, Norway | 2018 | 52/90min

    With vitality and humor, HAMADA by Eloy Domínguez Serén paints an unusual portrait of a group of young friends living in a refugee camp in the middle of the stony Saharan desert. Read More

     
     
  • Nine Month War

    Hungary, Qatar | 2018 | 54/73min

    Jani has left his family to serve in the Ukrainian Army for nine months. His mother wants her son back. Jani just wants independence. Combining visuals of cinema verité and mobile footage of war, László Csuja chronicles Jani’s fight for adulthood during his military service and after his discharge. 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

     
     
  • 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

     
  • 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

  • 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

     
     
  • John Berger or The Art of Looking

    Germany | 2016 | 55min

    An intimate portrait of the writer and art-critic who’s groundbreaking insights on seeing have shaped us for already five decades. Read More