Current Films

BESH-TEREK

Five Poplars

Aktan Abdykalykov, Ernest Abdyschaparov
Kirghizia 1995 | 30 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with: Ernest Abdyschaparov
Taking as an exam­ple the life in a Kirghiz­ian vil­lage high in the moun­tains the film’ s authors are trying to find and con­firm poet­i­cal­ly the eter­nal, unal­ter­able foun­da­tions of … read more

BOSNIA HOTEL

Thomas Balmès
France 1996 | 50 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Every­day life of Sam­bu­ru war­riors in their vil­lage in north­ern Kenya: look­ing after the herds, singing women, cel­e­brat­ing a ritual as pro­mo­tion to the status of war­riors. But today’s war­riors … read more

DONKARADIOSCOPIE D’UN HÔPITAL AFRICAIN

Donka – The X-Ray of an African Hospital

Thierry Michel
Belgium 1996 | 85 Min. | 35 mm, OmeU
Q&A with: Thierry Michel
Daily life in the largest public hos­pi­tal in the Repub­lic of Guinea, Donka Hos­pi­tal in Conakry. For six weeks the film­mak­er fol­lows the progress of patients, their fam­i­lies, doc­tors and … read more

IN THE ARMS OF BUDDHA AND THE DRUM

Jouko Aaltonen
Finland 1997 | 50 Min. | 16 mm, OmeU
Q&A with: Jouko Aaltonen
It is the story of nomads, shaman­ism and Bud­dhism, stones and spir­its as told through the Kagai-ool family. The par­ents live alone in a yurt, moving between the steppe and … read more

INCA DE ORO

Carmen Castillo
France 1996 | 53 Min. | BetaSP, OmfU
Q&A with: Carmen Castillo
Inca de Oro, a small town in north­ern Chile on the edge of the desert, exact­ly in line with the tropic of Capri­corn. Today, 600 towns people still earn their … read more

KEEPERS OF THE FAITH: THE BUDDHIST NUNS OF SAGAING HILLS

Hiroko Kawanami
Great Britain 1996 | 54 Min. | 16 mm, OmeU
Q&A with: Hiroko Kawanami
The shoot­ing took place in the Saging Hills in Upper Myan­mar, which is twelve miles west across the Irrawad­dy River from the ancient cap­i­tal Man­dalay. Over 10000 monks and nuns … read more

LE BOUILLON D’AWARA

Awara Soup

Cesar Paes
Belgium, France 1996 | 70 Min. | 35 mm, OmeU
Q&A with: Cesar Paes
Awara soup is a sort of stew with some oil from the Awara, the fruit of an ordi­nary palm in Guyana. The soup is cooked by the Cre­oles on Easter … read more

RASKOLS

Sally Browing
Australia 1995 | 54 Min. | 16 mm, OmeU
RASKOLS is a crit­i­cal­ly acclaimed doc­u­men­tary about the crim­i­nal phe­nom­e­non known as raskolism and its under­ly­ing human rights issues in Papua New Guinea. The film looks at the vio­lent behav­iour … read more

SCHASTJE

Happiness

Sergej Dvortsevoj
Kazakhstan, Russia 1995 | 23 Min. | 35 mm, OmeU
The eating and sleep­ing room of a family, a cow with her head stuck in a milk churn, the wash­ing of a person’s hair, a hungry and tired child in … read more

SINGSING TUMBUAN

Mask Dance

Marsha Berman
Netherlands, Papua New Guinea 1995 | 170 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
In early 1989 the Big Men of Birap Vil­lage decid­ed to hold a »Sins­ing Tum­buan« or Mask Dance cer­e­mo­ny at the begin­ning of the dry season of the fol­low­ing year, … read more