Cracks in the Mask

Australia, Germany, Switzerland 1997 | 57 min | engl. subtitled

Sun, 02-Jun-19 10:30 AM
Over the last 100 years, the Torres Strait Islanders in far north Aus­tralia have been the sub­ject of many anthro­po­log­i­cal expe­di­tions. The result­ing deple­tion of their cul­tur­al arte­facts has left … read more

Sun, 02-Jun-19 11:30 AM
Resti­tu­tion - What belongs to whom? in German language with Prof. Dr. Albert Gouaf­fo, Dr. Anette Rein, Tina Brüderlin The cur­rent dis­cus­sions about the resti­tu­tion of arti­facts from colo­nial eras focus … read more

African Mirror

Mischa Hedinger
Switzerland 2019 | 84 min | engl. subtitled

Fri, 31-May-19 01:30 PM

Sun, 02-Jun-19 02:00 PM
For decades, Swiss trav­eller and film­mak­er René Gardi (1909-2000) explained the African con­ti­nent and its inhab­i­tants to us. In books, tele­vi­sion pro­grams and films, he waxed poetic about the beau­ti­ful … read more

Withering House

Shreyas Dasharathe
India 2017 | 26 min | engl. subtitled

Tue, 28-May-19 01:00 PM

Sun, 02-Jun-19 03:30 PM
A house gives us a sense of belong­ing. It envelops us and pro­tects us. It is a symbol of the time, the cul­ture, and the beings that it inhab­its. A … read more

At the Crossroads

Savyasachi Anju Prabir
India 2017 | 48 min | engl. subtitled

Tue, 28-May-19 01:00 PM

Sun, 02-Jun-19 03:30 PM
Nes­tled in the Himalayan range in Uttarak­hand, India, the town of Kalap may soon have a road suit­able for motor­ized vehi­cles. Until then, the vil­lage con­tin­ues to be 10-kilo­me­ter walk … read more


Anne Reijniers, Nizar Saleh, Paul Shemisi, Rob Jacobs
Belgium, Congo | engl. subtitled

Wed, 29-May-19 10:00 PM

Sun, 02-Jun-19 06:00 PM
On the eve of the post­poned Con­golese elec­tions, two Con­golese and two Bel­gian cineasts are col­lab­o­rat­ing on a film about Kin­shasa and its resis­tance against the lega­cies of colo­nial­ism. The … read more

On the Water
(Na vodi)

Goran Dević
Croatia 2018 | 79 min | engl. subtitled

Thu, 30-May-19 10:00 PM

Sun, 02-Jun-19 06:00 PM
» Trailer

The indus­tri­al city of Sisak, which is one of the oldest set­tle­ments in the region south of the Croa­t­ian metrop­o­lis of Zagreb, is the director’s home­town and is locat­ed where three rivers meet. The rivers appear calm: A man col­lects drift­wood; two friends – one Croa­t­ian, one Ser­bian – meet reg­u­lar­ly to fish; in the cold of winter, a father trains his son to become a pro­fes­sion­al swim­mer. In impres­sive seg­ments, Goran Dević cre­ates a por­trait of this land­scape and its inhab­i­tants. We can always sense the close­ness between the film­mak­er and his pro­tag­o­nists. The scars left by the Yugosla­vian civil war on this coun­try and its people become increas­ing­ly obvi­ous. Dević waits and observes. The mem­o­ries come by them­selves; they still influ­ence life on the river. This is a quiet, emphat­ic plea against war, for peace between cultures.


Hon­or­able men­tion, DOK-Leipzig 2018; Human Rights Film Fes­ti­val 2018

Tanzania Transit

Jeroen Van Velzen
Netherlands 2018 | 75 min | engl. subtitled

Sun, 02-Jun-19 08:00 PM
A busy train full of pas­sen­gers rolls through Tan­za­nia from the capi­tol to the provinces for three long days and nights. In third class, we meet a charis­mat­ic Masai named … read more