My Grandfather’s House

Shunn Lei Swe Yee
Myanmar 2013 | 14 Min. | OmeU
Fr, 26.05.2017 10:00
“This house is much more than just a roof over our heads“, reflects an adult woman about her old wooden house. It was once a meeting place for some of … mehr

My Leg

Khon Soe Moe Aung
Myanmar 2015 | 16 Min. | OmeU
Fr, 26.05.2017 10:00

The long lasting, continuous civil war in Myanmar has left its traces and injuries on the human body and soul, as well as on society. Since 2007, almost 800 prosthetic legs have been produced in a workshop run by disabled veterans. Injured ex-soldiers of the Burmese Army and ex-liberation fighters work together to help amputees. The film does not only portray the work of the disabled craftsmen, which gives them hope and strength to deal with their situation, it tells the story of solidarity in a space where ethnic boundaries and former rivalries are left behind and appear senseless - like the war itself. The director, Khon Soe Moe Aung, is a human rights activist and young filmmaker, who was introduced to filmmaking during a Yangon Film School course. MY LEG is his first documentary film. Currently, he is working on a feature-length documentary.

In cooperation with Goethe Institut Myanmar and SEZ – Stiftung Entwicklungs-Zusammenarbeit Baden-Württemberg


Kyaw Myo Lwin
Myanmar 2013 | 30 Min. | OmeU
Fr, 26.05.2017 10:00
What makes a tyre a tyre, and what is crafted out of the many worn out truck tyres? The film delves into the art of recycling tyres in Myanmar’s former … mehr

Sweetie Pie

Sai Kong Kham
Myanmar 2011 | 7 Min. | OmeU
Fr, 26.05.2017 10:00
Shot in observational style in one room, the short portrait tells us about the interactions between a little grandson and his old grandfather, who takes care of the young one. … mehr

Stranger in Paradise

Guido Hendrikx
Niederlande 2016 | 77 Min. | OmeU
Fr, 26.05.2017 16:00
Ein Semidokumentarfilm in drei Akten: In einem Klassenraum sitzen drei Gruppen Geflüchteter einem Lehrer gegenüber. Der Lehrer ist Schauspieler, die Geflüchteten sind real. Sie kommen aus Syrien, Afghanistan, Mali, Somalia, … mehr

I’m Not Leaving Eldon

Jessica Bollag
Schweiz, USA 2015 | 49 Min. | OmeU
Fr, 26.05.2017 18:15
The people in Eldon, Iowa, carry many names, none of them too flattering: Rednecks, Hillbillies, White Trash. Still, the struggle they share with vanishing jobs in agriculture and rising social … mehr

Rattle Them Bars

Nena Hedrick
USA 2015 | 27 Min. | OmU
Fr, 26.05.2017 18:15
Centered on a year of the production of a revolutionary East Texas prison radio show run by ex-convicts, Rattle Them Bars is an experimental documentary film creating a multi-vocal counter-conversation … mehr

In Jackson Heights

Frederick Wiseman
USA 2015 | 190 Min. | OmeU
Fr, 26.05.2017 20:15
Was macht öffentliches Leben aus? Hier könnte es kaum lebendiger sein - im Stadtteil von Jackson Heights werden 167 verschiedene Sprachen gesprochen. Es gibt Läden und Restaurants und andere Kultstätten … mehr

The Lives of Mecca

Steffano Etter
Italien, Schweiz 2015 | 54 Min. | OmU
Fr, 26.05.2017 23:45
“This is therapy. This is the Mecca.” On Coney Island there is a court where a group of men comes together every single day: American Handball is their sport and … mehr

Tehran Derby

Simon Ostermann
Deutschland, Iran 2016 | 20 Min. | OmeU
Fr, 26.05.2017 23:45
Red or blue? Esteghlal and Perspolis are rivaling football clubs in Iran. Millions of fans come to Tehran to support their team at the derby. Both sides have their lead … mehr