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 Shark's Eye

    Spain, Argentina, Costa Rica | 2012 | 93min

    This is a film by Alejo Hoijman about two inseparable friends in the forgotten Greytown, on the Caribbean coast of Nicaragua, a village isolated from the rest of the country by a dense jungle and a dangerous sea. 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

     
  • Themerson & Themerson

    UK, France, Poland | 2010 | 52/72min

    The unusual love story of a unique creative couple from Poland. 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

     
  • 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

  • Virgin Diaries

    Belgium / Germany | 2002 | 56min

    A young Moroccan woman defies all taboos and embarks on an extraordinary quest in search of answers to urgent questions about sex, virginity and Islam. Read More

     
  • Weightless

    Norway | 2002 | 52/82min

    A film about having the courage to live, when life seems meaningless. Read More

     
  • Worldly Possessions

    Germany | 2002-2006 | 21 x 26’min

    In this twenty-one part series, working families from all over the world reveal their most treasured material possessions. As they speak, they provide an insight into their reality and their aspirations. Read More