Current Films

DE STAND VAN DE ZON - The Eye of the Day

Leonard Retel Helmrich
Netherlands 2001 | 94 Min. | 35 mm, OmeU
In 1998 a deep polit­i­cal and eco­nom­ic crisis forced Pres­i­dent Suhar­to to resign after 32 years in power. This was the begin­ning of the tumul­tuous period known in Indone­sia as … read more


Algérie, je sais ce que tu sais

Mohammed Soudani
Algeria, Switzerland 2002 | 90 Min.
After thirty years away, the Alger­ian film­mak­er Soudani returns to his home­land, accom­pa­nied by the pho­tog­ra­ph­er Michael von Graf­fen­ried, who has long been doc­u­ment­ing the open wounds of Alge­ria. Togeth­er … read more



Abderrahmane Sissako
France, Mauritania 2002 | 90 Min. | 35 mm, OmeU
The sev­en­teen year old Abdal­lah leaves his home­town, Bamako in Mali, and visits his mother in Nouad­hi­bou in Mau­ri­tius, while he is wait­ing to move on to Europe.The small, sleepy … read more


David Turnley
USA 2001 | 95 Min. | DV Pal, OmeU
Afi­ciona­dos call it the best dance hall in the world. But you won’t find it in any travel brochure. The Salon Rosado at La Trop­i­cal is the club where gen­er­a­tions … read more


Ana Rocha Fernandes, Torsten Truscheit
Germany 2001 | 90 Min. | 35 mm, OmeU

The Rabela­dos live in iso­lat­ed regions of main island San­ti­a­go and are the remain­ing rebel­lions of Cape Verde, the for­got­ten Islands near the west coast of Africa. They have been described as “non-believ­ing” with occult rites and defamed as ter­ror­ists. As a result many have been taken to con­cen­tra­tion camps or their chiefs have been abduct­ed to other islands. Their uncon­ven­tion­al­i­ty, their rejec­tion of the church and the state, as well as their efforts to become inde­pen­dent were seen by the Por­tuguese as an omen of organ­ised resis­tance. Indeed, there are rumours that Amil­car Cabral, the sym­bol­ic figure of the fight for inde­pen­dence, has met with the Rabela­dos. The flag which they still hold up high, shows the shield of the Inde­pen­dent Party of Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau. Still they refuse to send their chil­dren to school or to pay tax and only in the case of an emer­gency do they take buses. Remain­ing inde­pen­dent is their most impor­tant maxim. They work only for them­selves as farm­ers, fish­er­men or hand­i­crafters and never accept presents. 

The Lovers of San Fernando

Peter Torbiörnsson
Sweden 2001 | 90 Min. | 35 mm, OmeU
For nearly twenty years film­mak­er Peter Tor­biörns­son fol­lowed Tinoco and Ninos­ka, an ordi­nary Nicaraguan couple, through the trials of day-to-day life in Nicaragua during a period gov­erned by rad­i­cal eco­nom­ic … read more


François Verster
South Africa 2002 | 52 Min. | BetaSP, OF
Bon­te­heuv­el, a for­lorn town­ship near Capetown. In the 1980s, the set­tle­ment was noto­ri­ous for its mil­i­tant con­fronta­tions in the fight against Apartheid. The youth organ­ised them­selves into the “Bon­te­heuv­el Mil­i­tary … read more