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 … read more


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 to reach the USA. Lilian has left an abu­sive hus­band, the car­a­van – plus the film crew trav­el­ing with her - offer her pro­tec­tion for this enor­mous step. Along the way, she finds other women with sim­i­lar expe­ri­ences, who are like her flee­ing not only for mate­r­i­al rea­sons. The film accom­pa­nies the won­der­ful­ly cohe­sive family and lets us expe­ri­ence a process of self-asser­tion of a young mother at first hand. A great doc­u­men­tary film that stands out impres­sive­ly from common reportages about migra­tion prob­lems. 

Jakob Krese worked for human rights NGOs in Cen­tral Amer­i­ca for sev­er­al years. He worked as a free­lance pho­tog­ra­ph­er and writer for radio fea­ture pro­duc­tions. Krese stud­ied camera and film direct­ing in Berlin, Havana and Sara­je­vo. His films were screened at fes­ti­vals such as IFFR Rot­ter­dam, Gua­na­ju­a­to and DOK-Leipzig. In 2019 he became co-founder of Majmun Films.  

Danilo do Carmo is a cin­e­matog­ra­ph­er and doc­u­men­tary film­mak­er with inter­est in socio-eco­nom­ic issues, espe­cial­ly colo­nial his­to­ry and black iden­ti­ty in Latin Amer­i­ca. 

Direc­tors: Jakob Krese, Danilo do Carmo
Cin­e­matog­ra­phy: Arne Büt­tner, Danilo do Carmo
Editor: Sofía A. Machado
Pro­duc­er: Annika Mayer, Majmun Films
Dis­tri­b­u­tion: Majmun Films