Gilda Brasileiro - Against Oblivion
(Gilda Brasileiro - Gegen das Vergessen)

Roberto Manhães Reis, Viola Scheuerer
Brazil, Germany, Switzerland 2018 | 90 min | engl. subtitled

Sat, 01-Jun-19 10:00 AM
Gilda Brasileiro is an Afro-Brazil­ian woman who only recent­ly moved to a vil­lage in the Atlantic rain forest. She is all the more out­raged that no one seems inter­est­ed in … read more

Wild Flower

Fathia Bazi
Netherlands 2016 | 54 min | engl. subtitled

Sat, 01-Jun-19 01:30 PM
She cooks bunch­es of sting­ing nettle, blows her nose loudly, can breathe fire when she talks, and was ugly even as a child, Lule says. But then Lule, who is … read more


Ivan Boccara
Morocco 2017 | 93 min | engl. subtitled

Sat, 01-Jun-19 03:00 PM
For cen­turies, the Berbers in the Middle and High Atlas Moun­tains have been sub­sist­ing on farm­ing and rais­ing cattle. How­ev­er, they are no longer able to make a living from … read more


Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud
Belgium, Tunisia 2018 | 102 min | engl. subtitled

Sat, 01-Jun-19 05:30 PM
Brahim Nad­hour, a Tunisian who has been living in France since he and his wife sep­a­rat­ed, returns to Tunis to bury his son, Marouane, who died in a motor­cy­cle acci­dent. … read more

Waiting for the Carnival

Marcelo Gomes
Brazil 2018 | 89 min | engl. subtitled

Sat, 01-Jun-19 08:00 PM
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The small town of Tori­ta­ma in the barren land­scape of north-east­ern Brazil has declared itself the “cap­i­tal do jeans.” Mil­lions of pairs of jeans are made there every year, most of them in small fac­to­ries run by fam­i­lies who are proud of their inde­pen­dence, which is really self-exploita­tion. While search­ing for child­hood mem­o­ries of this place, the direc­tor cannot escape the cease­less clat­ter of the sewing machines, which are silent only once a year, when every­one drives to the coast to cel­e­brate car­ni­val. The inhab­i­tants once made a poor living from agri­cul­ture and sell­ing their goods. Today, the indus­tri­al growth of the emerg­ing nation of Brazil promis­es pros­per­i­ty and well­be­ing. How­ev­er, this seems doubt­ful in light of the drudgery that man­u­fac­tur­ing jeans requires. In the days before car­ni­val, many fridges and tele­vi­sions are taken to the pawnbroker’s, so their owners can pay for the amuse­ment on the coast.

The film does not judge. Instead, Marce­lo Gomes gives the people free rein in front of and with the camera. He shows the work­ing con­di­tions and life today and com­pares these with his mem­o­ries. His essay­is­tic approach cre­ates many mag­i­cal and real moments that reveal the price that is being paid for pro­duc­tion in the name of progress.

Sat, 01-Jun-19 08:30 PM
Sur­vival Strate­gies for Cold Countries There have always been large waves of migra­tion into and out of Europe caused by eco­nom­ic devel­op­ments. Nonethe­less, the arrival of refugees in Ger­many in … read more

Thinking like a Mountain

Alexander Hick
Columbia, Germany 2018 | 93 min | engl. subtitled

Fri, 31-May-19 03:30 PM

Sat, 01-Jun-19 10:00 PM
The Arhua­co live in the high­est moun­tains of Colom­bia. They wear their tra­di­tion­al white clothes as they have for many cen­turies and main­tain their cul­ture and spir­i­tu­al­i­ty, which is tight­ly … read more