Human Interest/Society

  • Nine Month War

    Hungary, Qatar | 2018 | 73min

    Jani has left his family to serve in the Ukrainian National Guard 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 over nine months, during Jani's 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

     
     
  • 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 grandparents' 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

     
     
  • 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

     
     
  • 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