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 … 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

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
(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