veins of life

(نور على نور)

Christian Suhr
Denmark, Egypt 2022 | 78 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 07:30 PM
Q&A with:
Christian Suhr, Muhammad Mustapha
Danish anthro­pol­o­gist Chris­t­ian Suhr embarks on a jour­ney through Egypt and into the spir­i­tu­al world of the Sufis. Togeth­er with his Islam­ic friend Muham­mad, he meets numer­ous believ­ers for talks … read more


Alba Jaramillo
Columbia 2022 | 30 Min. | engl. subtitled

Tue, 16-May-23 07:00 PM
Q&A via Zoom with:
Alba Jaramillo
For nearly 20 years, the self-orga­nized Motor­rodil­lo Asso­cia­cion has pro­vid­ed people in Colom­bia with an afford­able means of local trans­porta­tion. They are cob­bled-togeth­er plat­forms with seats for pas­sen­gers, space for … read more


Bruno Rocchi
Italy 2020 | 37 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 21-May-23 02:30 PM
Q&A with:
Bruno Rocchi
A man sleeps sound­ly on a col­or­ful sofa. A tele­phone rings. Then he walks through land­scape, some­where in Africa. A vil­lage, a roost­er crows, some­one sleeps under a mos­qui­to tent. … read more


Álvaro Sarmiento, Diego Sarmiento, Terje Toomistu
Peru 2021 | 71 Min. | engl. subtitled

Tue, 16-May-23 07:00 PM
Q&A via Zoom with
Álvaro Sarmiento, Diego Sarmiento
Rivers are the life­lines of the earth - VEINS OF THE AMAZON fills this notion with fervor by look­ing and lis­ten­ing to what the river means to the people living … read more


Mélanie Carrier, Olivier Higgins
Canada 2020 | 87 Min. | engl. subtitled

Sun, 14-May-23 04:00 PM
Q&A via Zoom mit:
Mélanie Carrier, Olivier Higgins

Here is a place beyond space and time” says Kalam, who guides view­ers through the world’s largest refugee camp in Bangladesh. His poetic words form the frame­work of the film. 600,000 Rohingya have been living tight­ly packed in this muddy city, pro­vid­ed with makeshift relief sup­plies, for years. When it rains, the paths turn into streams, people wade through mud, but the chil­dren and young people still play soccer devot­ed­ly in all the mud. And when the wind blows, they fly kites. No one is allowed to leave the camp. The cam­er­a’s view is con­stant­ly blocked by all kinds of grids, but it finds ways into the huts and knows how to show the people in the most beau­ti­ful light. All the more stark is the con­trast to her reports of expul­sion, murder and rape. The camera rests on faces, on every­day ges­tures, a preg­nant woman sews a dress, the mother combs her daugh­ter’s shiny black hair. A hut is built, the chick­ens are fed. Life goes on even in stag­na­tion. Kalam only wants free­dom, and that the world learns of this tragedy.  

Olivi­er Hig­gins and Mélanie Car­ri­er are film direc­tors and pro­duc­ers from Quebec, Canada. In the con­text of this film, they also cre­at­ed the mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary exhi­bi­tion “Wan­der­ing, a Rohingya Story” on view at the Nation­al Museum of Fine Arts of Quebec (MNBAQ). 

Direc­tors: Olivi­er Hig­gins, Mélanie Carrier
Cin­e­matog­ra­phy: Renaud Philippe, Olivi­er Higgins
Edi­tors: Olivi­er Hig­gins, Amélie Labrèche
Pro­duc­tion: möfilms
Dis­tri­b­u­tion: SPIRA, Québec


Pedro Neto, Ricardo Falcão
Portugal 2021 | 84 Min. | engl. subtitled

Wed, 17-May-23 07:30 PM
Q&A with:
Pedro Neto, Ricardo Falcão
The pass­port of the Sene­galese Mbaye is full of stamps. His family lives in Por­tu­gal, he lives more in the car than at home. Mbaye ensures the couri­er ser­vice between … read more