Global Migration and Flight

All of me

Arturo González Villaseñor
Mexico | OmeU
Women cook huge amounts of rice in large pots, care­ful­ly hand­pick­ing beans to serve with it while metic­u­lous­ly wrap­ping the food in little pack­ages. These women, Las Patronas, are get­ting … read more


Jacqueline van Vugt
Netherlands | OmeU
“When you don’t have papers in this coun­try, you suffer,” as one young Niger­ian woman in the Nether­lands knows first­hand. When she arrived here, human traf­fick­ers forced her to pay … read more

Iraqi Odyssey

Germany, Switzerland, UAE, USA 2014 | 163 Min. | OmU
The lives of the mem­bers of Samir’s Iraqi family – pro­tag­o­nists in a ver­i­ta­ble odyssey now living in the dias­po­ra – pro­vide the film­mak­er with an oppor­tu­ni­ty to explore the … read more

Once Upon a Time

Eric Glijnis, Kazim Öz
Turkey | OmeU

While its title leads us to expect a tall tale, Once Upon a Time imme­di­ate­ly foils that expec­ta­tion. In obser­va­tion­al cinema mode, we follow a large family of Turk­ish Kurds on a long trek to Ankara, where back­break­ing toil in the let­tuce fields awaits. With rare energy and spon­tane­ity, the film­mak­er shows us the hor­ri­ble exploita­tion of Kur­dish sea­son­al work­ers, as well as the good nature and strength of the film’s colour­ful pro­tag­o­nists. There is a rad­i­cal shift in tone when the film­mak­er seizes the oppor­tu­ni­ty pre­sent­ed by blos­som­ing love between a Kur­dish Romeo and Juliet, immers­ing us in a riv­et­ing story – part tender, part cruel. A fable that causes shiv­ers and a suc­cess­ful mar­riage of soci­o­log­i­cal obser­va­tion and seri­ous nar­ra­tive ambi­tions. (RIDM, Montréal)


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