Migration and Culture

9 STAR HOTEL
(Malon 9 Kochavim)

Ido Haar
Israel 2006 | 78 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
Q&A with:
Ido Haar
In Israel’s occu­pied ter­ri­to­ries, thou­sands of Pales­tini­ans work ille­gal­ly as con­struc­tion labour­ers. At night they sleep on the hill­crests in impro­vised huts and sleep­ing cubi­cles, a stark con­trast to the … read more

AUS DER FERNE

Thomas Arslan
Germany 2005 | 89 Min. | 35 mm, OF
The doc­u­men­tary FROM FAR AWAY shows film­mak­er Thomas Arslan’s jour­ney back to the coun­try of his origin after twenty years: Arslan and his small team set out in the coun­try’s … read more

DE NADIE - NO ONE

Jos Torres, Tin Dirdamal
Mexico 2005 | 82 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
They are called “nobod­ies”, Span­ish “nadie”: migrants that cross Mexico on their way to the United States. They travel with­out papers in order to avoid being sent back when stopped … read more

EVERY GOOD MARRIAGE BEGINS WITH TEARS

Simon Chambers
Great Britain 2006 | 62 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
East London Muslim girl Sha­ha­nara is chang­ing from pink hot­pants into a saree, to meet her hus­band at the air­port. She has only met him once before, when she was … read more

EXILE FAMILY MOVIE

Arash
Austria 1994-2006 | 94 Min. | BetaSP, OmU
Q&A with:
Habibollah Tajmir-Riahi
A family tale – ordi­nary, crazy and excep­tion­al at the same time. A film about exile and home, about par­ents, grand­par­ents, sib­lings and all the other close and dis­tant rela­tions … read more

I SEE THE STARS AT NOON

Saeed Taji Farouky
Great Britain, Morocco 2004 | 57 Min. | BetaSP, OmeU
In Jan­u­ary of 2004, in the north­ern Moroc­can city of Tang­iers, first time doc­u­men­tary film­mak­er Saeed Taji Farouky met a 26 year-old Moroc­can named Abdelfat­tah. He was a clan­des­tine, one … read more

ODESSA ODESSA

Michale Boganim
France, Israel 2004 | 96 Min. | 35 mm, OmU
Michale Boganim’s lyri­cal doc­u­men­tary picks up on the theme of van­ish­ing Jewish cul­ture. The three part film depics a jour­ney from the Ukraine to ‘Little Odessa’ in Brook­lyn New York … read more

THE SHORT LIFE OF ANTONIO GUTIERREZ

Heidi Specogna
Germany 2006 | 90 Min. | BetaSP, OmU
Q&A with:
Heidi Specogna
José Anto­nio Gutier­rez was one of the 300,000 sol­diers the U.S. mil­i­tary sent to war in Iraq in March 2003. A few hours after the war began, his pic­ture was … read more