families in focus

(Những đứa trẻ trong sương)

Hà Lệ Diễm
Vietnam 2021 | 90 Min. | engl. subtitled

Thu, 18-May-23 07:30 PM
Q&A with:
Hà Lệ Diễm
We are in a moun­tain vil­lage of the Hmong, mem­bers of an ethnic minor­i­ty in north­west Viet­nam. For three years, Hà Lệ Diễm has come here again and again, befriend­ing … read more


Louis Hothothot
China, Netherlands 2021 | 112 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sat, 13-May-23 04:00 PM
Q&A with:
Louis Hothothot
Louis Hothothot was born as an ille­gal second child in China, his par­ents got severe­ly pun­ished and had to cope with bitter con­se­quences. After stay­ing for years abroad, the film­mak­er … read more

(Жизнь Иванны Яптунэ / Zhizn Ivanny))

Renato Borrayo Serrano
Estonia, Finland, Norway, Russia 2021 | 79 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sat, 13-May-23 01:30 PM

Sat, 20-May-23 07:15 PM
Q&A with:
Renato Borrayo Serrano

Ener­getic Ivanna lives with five chil­dren in a tiny sled car. She belongs to the nomadic Nenets, who breed rein­deer in the Arctic tundra. It is a rough but also free life. How­ev­er, she no longer has her own ani­mals and will soon move to the city to work. The father of her chil­dren already lives in the city, drinks too much, she can’t count on him. The city holds many dan­gers and it is uncer­tain whether modern life will be better. But Ivanna is strong - she also seems to have cap­ti­vat­ed the camera.  

On May 13, this film will be screened simul­ta­ne­ous­ly at NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN as part of our #Junction_Ahmedabad, fol­lowed by a shared discussion.

Renato Bor­rayo Ser­ra­no born in Guatemala, lives and works in Russia since 2012. In 2017 he grad­u­at­ed as a film direc­tor spe­cial­ized on doc­u­men­tary film, from the All-Russ­ian State Uni­ver­si­ty of Cin­e­matog­ra­phy in Moscow. Since 2014 his works have par­tic­i­pat­ed in many inter­na­tion­al film fes­ti­vals, in Russia and abroad. His FILM FOR CARLOS (Freiburg­er Film­fo­rum 2017) received inter­na­tion­al awards.  

Direc­tor: Renato Bor­rayo Serrano
Cin­e­matog­ra­phy: Renato Bor­rayo Ser­ra­no, Daria Sidorova
Music: Timo Steiner
Dis­tri­b­u­tion: CAT&Docs


Danilo do Carmo, Jakob Krese
Brazil, Germany, Mexico 2021 | 93 Min. | engl. subtitled

Fri, 19-May-23 04:30 PM
Q&A with:
Arne Büttner
Those flee­ing pover­ty or vio­lence and per­se­cu­tion must be good on their feet. A woman with four chil­dren choos­es the long march from Guatemala through Mexico, like many others hoping … read more