30 Anniversary, A Review in Films

Black girl

Adrián Arce, Ousmane Semène
Senegal | OmeU
Q&A with:
Annika Mayer
In his pio­neer­ing film the great Sene­galese author and direc­tor explores the com­plex dynam­ics of the imme­di­ate post-colo­nial period through the simple, dev­as­tat­ing story of a young woman. Dioua­na lives … read more

First Contact

Bob Connolly, Robin Anderson
Australia | original
The Aus­tralian broth­ers Michael, Dan, and James Leahy were the first white people to go on an expe­di­tion from 1930 to 1934 to the unchart­ed moun­tain­ous area of New Guinea, … read more

Forest of bliss

Robert Gardner
USA | OmeU
“I thought that the audi­ence would not simply wait for the mys­ter­ies to be dis­pelled but would come up with their own solu­tions, supply their own answers, and so, in … read more

Gbanga Tita

Thierry Knauff
Belgium, France | OmU
The Baka pyg­mies live in the rain forest of south­ern Cameroon. Lengé is the sto­ry­teller of his tribe. For seven min­utes, the camera films the old man’s slight­ly sway­ing body … read more

İQué viva México!

Grigorij Alexandrov, Sergej M. Eisenstein
USA, USSR | OmU
Sergei Eisen­stein planned to make an opus magnum about Mexico and its cul­ture. He wanted to cap­ture the spirit of Mexico in a film with a pro­logue, four episodes, and … read more

Photo Wallahs

David MacDougall
Australia, England | OmeU
Q&A with:
David MacDougall
Renowned ethno­graph­ic film­mak­ers David and Judith Mac­Dougall explore the many mean­ings of pho­tog­ra­phy in this pro­found and pen­e­trat­ing doc­u­men­tary. The film focus­es on the pho­tog­ra­phers of Mus­soorie, a hill sta­tion … read more

The day of a casual dock worker

Hubert Fichte, Leonore Mau
Germany | original
“He gets up around five, when the man who is writ­ing about him goes to bed.” This is how the author Hubert Fichte begins his story about the “casual dock … read more

The fish market and the fish

Hubert Fichte, Leonore Mau
Germany | original
This film shows pic­tures of daily life in the Por­tuguese fish­ing vil­lage Ses­im­bra, south of Lisbon, during Salazar’s dic­ta­tor­ship in 1964. Mau’s pho­tographs of fish dis­played in geo­met­ric pat­terns and … read more

Three Times Piparsod: Life in an Indian Village

Jean-Luc Chambard, Raymond Depardon, Saeed Akhtar Mirza
France, India | original
Q&A with:
Andreas Dalsgaard via Skype
It all began with the idea to ini­ti­ate a cul­tur­al exchange: Two film­mak­ers, an Indian and a French­man, were to create their own per­son­al take on the same sub­ject. Both … read more