Students' Films

At the Crossroads
(KAHAN KA RAASTA)

Savyasachi Anju Prabir
India 2017 | 48 min | engl. subtitled
Tue, 28-May-19 01:00 PM
Sun, 02-Jun-19 03:30 PM
Q&A with: Savyasachi Anju Prabir
Nes­tled in the Himalayan range in Uttarak­hand, India, the town of Kalap may soon have a road suit­able for motor­ized vehi­cles. Until then, the vil­lage con­tin­ues to be 10-kilo­me­ter walk … read more

Be’ Jam Be - the Never Ending Song
(Be’ Jam Be et cela n’aura pas de fin.)

Caroline Parietti, Cyprien Ponson
France, Switzerland 2017 | 85 min | engl. subtitled
Wed, 29-May-19 10:00 AM
Q&A with: Cyprien Ponson

The Mutan tree, well we say tree, but orig­i­nal­ly it’s a liana that uses the tree to climb. And its grasp ends up killing the tree.” In Sarawak, one of the two Malaysian states on Borneo, the Penan who not that long ago were nomads, are among the first to be affect­ed by defor­esta­tion. The film, car­ried by the song of those who refuse to give in, cap­tures the dif­fer­ent ways of resis­tance of each one in this deadly fight. A doc­u­men­tary thriller, BE’JAM BE et cela n’aura pas de fin. is a tes­ta­ment to modern forest guer­ril­las fight­ing bull­doz­ers with blow­pipes.

Demian
(booked out)

Marc Sebastian Eils
Cameroon, Germany 2018 | 9 min | engl. subtitled
Tue, 28-May-19 07:00 PM
Q&A with: Marc Sebastian Eils
“They deport­ed me on the 7th of Decem­ber. They just said: Mr. Fobas­so, you need to go home now.” While fight­ing to renew his res­i­dence status, Demian is unex­pect­ed­ly hand­cuffed … read more

Emails to My Little Sister

Solomon A. Mekonen
Ethiopia, Germany 2018 | 25 min | engl. subtitled
Wed, 29-May-19 10:00 PM
Q&A with: Karl Andersson, Solomon A. Mekonen
“I can’t be cer­tain what will happen with this dig­ni­ty in you when you decide to come, too.” In his auto-ethno­graph­ic film EMAILS TO MY LITTLE SISTER, the Ethiopi­an direc­tor … read more

Faire-Part

Anne Reijniers, Nizar Saleh, Paul Shemisi, Rob Jacobs
Belgium, Congo | engl. subtitled
Wed, 29-May-19 10:00 PM
Sun, 02-Jun-19 06:00 PM
Q&A with: Nizar Saleh, Paul Shemisi
On the eve of the post­poned Con­golese elec­tions, two Con­golese and two Bel­gian cineasts are col­lab­o­rat­ing on a film about Kin­shasa and its resis­tance against the lega­cies of colo­nial­ism. The … read more

Film for Carlos

Renato Borrayo Serrano
Russia 2017 | 31 Min | engl. subtitled
Wed, 29-May-19 03:30 PM
Carlos is the name of a new­born baby in Moscow. His mother is Russ­ian and his father is Guatemalan. This is a prob­lem for Carlos’ mater­nal grand­par­ents, who begin to … read more

I am Golden Karen

Maui Druez, Preben Verledens
Belgium 2018 | 83 min | engl. subtitled
Wed, 29-May-19 01:30 PM
Q&A with: Maui Druez, Preben Verledens
“Even when I close my eyes, I can hardly remem­ber what my vil­lage looks like, but I carry the beauty of Karen state in my mind for­ev­er.” Some say the … read more

In the Devil’s Garden

Algeria, Switzerland 2018 | 25 Min | engl. subtitled
Tue, 28-May-19 04:30 PM
The film sit­u­ates the viewer within the makeshift space of an animal market in Alge­ria. Drift­ing between feed­ing and wait­ing, one attunes to the bodies of goats and camels, two … read more

Strangers

Laura Kansy, Oskar Zoche
Germany, India 2018 | 75 min | engl. subtitled
Wed, 29-May-19 05:30 PM
Q&A with: Laura Kansy, Oskar Zoche
Four strangers - same room, same cloth­ing, same city. Four people who would rarely meet in real life, enter into dia­logue. Love, money, faith and some kind of dif­fer­ence. Four … read more

The River, My Friend
(ÄLVEN MIN VÄN)

Hannah Ambühl
Sweden, Switzerland 2018 | 46 min | engl. subtitled
Tue, 28-May-19 04:30 PM
Q&A with: Hannah Ambühl
The Lule River flows through a part of Sweden that has been pop­u­lat­ed pri­mar­i­ly by the Sami people for thou­sands of years. The 15 dams that make indus­tri­al use of … read more

Up Down & Sideways

Anushka Meenakshi, Iswar Srikumar
India 2017 | 83 min | engl. subtitled
Wed, 29-May-19 07:30 PM
Thu, 30-May-19 05:30 PM
Why do people sing when they work? In Phek, a vil­lage in the hills close to the border between India and Myan­mar, almost all res­i­dents work togeth­er in the fields. … read more

Violence is to charge 600 Euros - Public Land I

Elena Friedrich
Germany, Greece, Spain, Turkey 2018 | 27 min | engl. subtitled
Tue, 28-May-19 03:00 PM
Q&A with: Elena Friedrich
Wake up! is the recur­rent tag on walls in Athens, Istan­bul and Madrid. As a sign, it traces the polit­i­cal strug­gles between 2011 and 2015. The film is an essay­is­tic … read more

Violence is to charge 600 Euros - Public Land II

Elena Friedrich
Germany, Greece, Spain, Turkey 2018 | 27 min | engl. subtitled
Tue, 28-May-19 03:00 PM
Q&A with: Elena Friedrich
Head­lines about the con­se­quences of the eco­nom­ic and social crises and the cur­rent lack of sol­i­dar­i­ty seem to have lost their sell­ing. They grab little atten­tion in the public dis­course. … read more

With Your Eyes

Laura Na Blankholm
Denmark 2018 | 41 min | engl. subtitled
Wed, 29-May-19 03:30 PM
Q&A with: Laura Na Blankholm
Affect­ed by the polit­i­cal real­i­ty in Den­mark, WITH OUR EYES exam­ines how col­lab­o­ra­tive trans­gres­sion can break down the stereo­typ­i­cal image of Mus­lims. In the film, the char­ac­ters become par­tic­i­pants by … read more

Withering House
(BISMAAR GHAAR)

Shreyas Dasharathe
India 2017 | 26 min | engl. subtitled
Tue, 28-May-19 01:00 PM
Sun, 02-Jun-19 03:30 PM
Q&A with: Shreyas Dasharathe
A house gives us a sense of belong­ing. It envelops us and pro­tects us. It is a symbol of the time, the cul­ture, and the beings that it inhab­its. A … read more