Portraits

  • Young Freud in Gaza

    Sweden | 2008 | 58/90min

    “A million psychologists are needed in Gaza,” says Ayed, a 28-year-old Palestinian who works as a field psychologist at the Jabaliya refugee camp. A comic yet tragic film from the “secret rooms” of Gaza. Read More

     
  • My Brother, the Conductor

    Switzerland | 2007 | 58/64min

    Mario Venzago literally puts his livelihood on the line when he decides to conduct Othmar Schoeck's monumental opera "Penthesilea" for a one-off concert at the 1999 Lucerne Festival. During the highly demanding two-week rehearsals Mario is accompanied by his brother Alberto. Read More

     
     
  • Wolli in Paradise

    Germany | 2007 | 60min

    From Wismut to St. Pauli, Wolli: professional fugitive, artist, pimp (retired). Wild and wonderful. This way, documentary film is fun. Read More

     
  • The Rasheda Trust

    Switzerland, Bangladesh | 1993–2006 | 52min

    The film shows the stages of development and the daily routine of the Bangladeshi entrepreneur Rasheda Begum, who rose from nothing and holds her ground in a male dominated world. Read More

     
  • The Smoking Room

    Sweden / Finland | 2006 | 58min

    The documentary is about Finland and Finnish people at the beginning of the 21st century, viewed through different smoking rooms throughout the country. Read More

     
  • Time of Closure

    Switzerland | 2006 | 52/63min

    Emaciated from aids and cancer forty-four-year-old Giuseppe Tommasi will spend the last months of his life at the Zurich Lighthouse hospice. Facing death he begins to reflect on his life, his family and starts to question himself and his actions. Read More