Current Affairs/Politics

  • Land of Upright People

    Italy, Burkina Faso | 2022 | 106min

    Director Christian Carmosino Mereu follows the quest for freedom of four Bukinabé citizens, during the revolution of 2014 and its aftermath. A famous raggae artist, a candidate in the upcoming elections, a miner egaged in trade union struggles and a mother with a poor and large family to care for. Read More

     
  • Time of Pandemics

    South Africa | 2021 | 87 / 52min

    An eye-opening documentary about the need for a fairer global distribution of medicines and health care. Documentary makers Rehad Desai and Tricia Hlongwe followed the clinical trial for an HIV vaccine in South Africa, when Covid-19 hit. Read More

     
  • Angels of Sinjar

    Poland, Germany | 2022 | 109min

    Hanna Polak follows Hanifa, a young Yezidi woman, who tries to find her sisters, who were abducted by ISIS, and bring them home – as she had promised her dying father she would. Read More

     
  • Gorbachev. Heaven

    Latvia, Czech Republic | 2020 | 57/100min

    The 90-year old Gorbachev currently lives in a modest house outside Moscow, awaiting the moment when he will be called to join the list of the 20th century’s most consequential figures. History will judge Gorbachev, but Gorbachev presents his own, final testimony - captured by Vitaly Mansky. Read More

     
  • How to Steal a Country

    South Africa | 2019 | 58/93min

    A rags-to-riches story by Rehad Desai, involving political influence, corruptible politicians and a host of well-known multinationals prepared to benefit from state capture in South Africa. Read More

     
  • I Had A Dream

    Italy, France | 2018 | 52/84min

    From the feminist fights against Berlusconi to the last elections of 2018, the film by Claudia Tosi explores the last ten years of Italy through the political action and the everyday life of the two compelling women. Read More

  • Everything Must Fall

    South Africa, Netherlands, Belgium | 2018 | 58/85min

    An unflinching look at the #FeesMustFall student movement that burst onto the South African political landscape in 2015 as a protest over the cost of education. 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

     
  • Putin's Witnesses

    Latvia, Switzerland, Czech Republik | 2018 | 95/102min

    With this film, Vitaly Mansky gives a strictly documentary testimony of the operation “Successor”, as a result of which Russia ended up with the President who still rules the country today: Vladimir Putin. Read More