Portraits

  • 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

     
  • Tailor-Made Dreams

    Germany | 2006 | 55/87min

    Bollywood goes Europe – im Maßanzug! Read More

     
  • The Person de Leo N.

    Italy | 2005 | 85min

    Candid and deftly edited portrait of an Italian transsexual as she undergoes a sex change that is subsidized by the state. Read More

     
  • I’m Charlie Chaplin

    USA | 2005 | 9min

    It is a documentary comedy, the third in a series featuring the filmmaker’s daughter, Ella. In this short film, Jay Rosenblatt humorously documents how a small girl develops a will of her own. Read More

     
     
  • Gagarin’s Pioneers

    Germany / Russia | 2005 | 100min

    Young pioneers betrayed their fatherland at the age of 10, fleeing with their parents from the Soviet Union to Israel - or they changed their names, wiped away the traces of their Jewish family history and stayed. Read More

     
  • Bullshit

    Sweden | 2005 | 58/73min

    Filmmakers follow the Indian alternative globalist Vandana Shiva for two years in her worldwide fight against neo-liberal globalization. Read More

     
     
  • Trudell

    USA | 2005 | 54/75min

    With a rare film that only a literate filmmaker could create, Heather Rae demonstrates sophisticated craft and builds an Indigenous aesthetic essential to the intellectual exploration of the power and fragility of an Indigenous icon, John Trudell. Read More