Current Films

Fatwa

Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud
Belgium, Tunisia 2018 | 102 min | engl. subtitled
Sat, 01-Jun-19 05:30 PM
Q&A with: Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud
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

Filles du Feu

Stéphane Breton
France 2017 | 80 min | engl. subtitled
Thu, 30-May-19 03:30 PM
Q&A with: Stéphane Breton
This is an excep­tion­al film about the con­flict in Syria. Far removed from typ­i­cal war report­ing, the anthro­pol­o­gist Stéphane Breton fol­lows Kur­dish women sol­diers, how­ev­er not in combat, but while … read more

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
Q&A with: Roberto Manhães Reis, Viola Scheuerer

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 the his­to­ry of this place, where a secret slave route once passed through in the 19th cen­tu­ry. There is even an intact slave house still stand­ing, which is now used as a small museum. How­ev­er, the slaves are not men­tioned in the museum owner’s nar­ra­tive. Because vir­tu­al­ly no one wants to remem­ber this past, Gilda begins look­ing for evi­dence. In the São Paulo archives, she dis­cov­ers proof that, 50 years after Brazil left the transat­lantic slave trade in 1831, a Catholic priest earned good money sell­ing ille­gal work­ers to the plan­ta­tions. How­ev­er, since this doesn’t seem to bother anyone either, Gilda begins to doc­u­ment on film what she does not want to be for­got­ten. In the thick­et of the jungle, she and her cam­era­man begin look­ing for traces of past crimes.

The two direc­tors were so inspired by their protagonist’s per­sis­tence that they began con­duct­ing their own research. They dis­cov­ered his­tor­i­cal pho­tographs by Marc Ferrez, who cre­at­ed unique visual doc­u­ments of the Brazil­ian coffee plan­ta­tions in the 19. Cen­tu­ry.

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
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 … read more

Tanzania Transit
(booked out)

> festival opening

Jeroen Van Velzen
Netherlands 2018 | 75 min | engl. subtitled
Tue, 28-May-19 07:00 PM
Q&A with: Jeroen Van Velzen
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

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

Wild Flower

Fathia Bazi
Netherlands 2016 | 54 min | engl. subtitled
Sat, 01-Jun-19 01:30 PM
Q&A with: Fathia Bazi
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