Portraits

  • René Burri - Photographer

    Germany | 2004 | 58min

    The documentary portrays the Magnum photographer René Burri known for his photos of major political, historical and cultural events and key figures of the second half of the 20th century. Read More

     
     
  • Forever Young

    India | 2008 | 40/59/78min

    A look at the many facets of contemporary India through the eyes of 62-years-old musician Lou and his admiration for Bob Dylan. Read More

     
  • 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

     
     
  • Lakshmi and Me

    India, Denmark, Finland, USA | 2007 | 59min

    LAKSHMI AND ME by Nishtha Jain is intimate and lovely, a universal film about modern womanhood. Read More

  • How Mankind Lives – Men and Women

    Germany | 2007 | 52min

    The film documents and uncovers the state of marriage, sexuality and love around the world. Read More

     
  • Peacebroker – Steps in Becoming a Diplomat

    Finland | 2007 | 50min

    A documentary about Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland (1994–2000) and UN diplomat and mediator, noted for his international peace work. 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