Current Films

Bezness as Usual

Karim Alexander Pitstra
Netherlands 2016 | 93 Min. | OmeU
“I had no idea what to expect. Maybe my father was a member of the Tal­iban, living in a mud hut, deep in the desert, sur­round­ed by goats.” When he … read more

City of the Sun
(Mzis Qalaqi)

Rati Oneli
Netherlands, Qatar, USA 2015 | 104 Min. | OmeU
The title of this film seems to have an ironic under­tone, because the sun is no longer shin­ing on Chiatu­ra, a town in west­ern Geor­gia, where 50% of the world’s … read more

Plaza de la Soledad

Maya Goded
Mexico 2016 | 84 Min. | OmeU
In the evening, people flock to the small square with a foun­tain in the middle in La Merced, the red-light dis­trict of Mexico City. They are women between 50 and … read more

The Rock

Hamid Jafari
Iran 2015 | 25 Min.
Swathed from head to toe in black, a woman is break­ing stones out of a rock wall using a crow­bar and her bare hands. For sev­er­al min­utes we watch her … read more

Waiting for Giraffes

Marco de Stefanis
Belgium, Netherlands 2016 | 84 Min. | OmeU
The pro­tag­o­nist of this warm and moving film by Marco De Ste­fa­nis is Doctor Sami, who works in the only zoo on the West­bank. The undaunt­ed vet­eri­nar­i­an dreams of bring­ing … read more

Women in Sink

Iris Zaki
Great Britain, Israel 2015 | 36 Min. | OmeU

WOMEN IN SINK tells the story of a little hair salon in the heart of the Chris­t­ian Arab com­mu­ni­ty in Haifa, where direc­tor Iris Zaki goes to work as a sham­poo girl. Plac­ing her camera above the wash­ing-basin, where the clients enjoy a head mas­sage, Iris con­vers­es with Arab and Jewish women from dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tions and back­grounds on varied topics; from pol­i­tics and war to love. Through this unique inter­ac­tion, the wom­en’s sto­ries por­tray life in Israel from a per­son­al and often-unex­pect­ed point of view.

Iris Zaki geb 1978 in Israel. Zaki ging 2009 nach London, um Doku­men­tarfilm zu studieren. 2011 wurde sie mit ihrem Debütfilm MY KOSHER SHIFTS bekan­nt, für den sie als Rezep­tion­istin in einem koscheren Hotel anheuerte. WOMEN IN SINK lief erfol­gre­ich auf inter­na­tionalen Fes­ti­vals (Preise u.a. in Rot­ter­dam, Nyon, Haifa).