This iconoclastic film, midway between fiction and documentary, explores the "over-sacred" side of Jerusalem. A political gamble for its inhabitants, a myth for its visitors, Jerusalem remains a universal object of desire that borders on fetishism.
Aqabat-Jaber is one of the sixty Palestinian refugee camps built in the Middle East by the UN at the beginning of the 1950s. Filmed in 1987, a few months before the Intifada, this film tells the story of a disinherited generation brought up in the nostalgia of places they never knew and which no longer exist. The story of a temporary solution that became a permanent way of life.
The genocide in Rwanda (Itsembatsemba) took place amongst general indifference. On the 6th April 1994, a fury of purification swept the country. Within one hundred days, soldiers and militiamen (Interhamwe) massacred at least 700,000 Tutsis. These images were taken two years after the genocide, in April 1996.
Interviews with Professor Leibovitz, in two parts: on Science and Values and on State and Laws
181, offers an unusual vision of the inhabitants of Palestine-Israel, a common vision of an Israeli and a Palestinian.
Jaffa, the orange’s clockwork narrates the visual history of the famous citrus fruit originated from Palestine and known worldwide for centuries as "Jaffa oranges".
IZKOR, is a portrait of the Israeli society that has never been shown before, thirty days in the life of a State that lives to the rhythm of its memory. This award-winning film puts forward a passionate and severe analysis of the Hebrew state.
The film tells us the story of the confrontation between a group of trendy urban artists who are invited to make public art in different villages of one of Portugal’s poorest and most isolated regions: Alentejo.
Thirty-five years after it’s independence from the Portuguese colonial rule, Goa is definitely a state of many contrasts. Together with a strong migrating Hindu population, there is still a Portuguese speaking minority which seems somewhat frozen in nostalgia and kept in a strange time limbo.
Houses to sell…houses to live in…houses to fill and die in…
Mr. António Carlos works in a real estates agency, he is pressurized daily by his superiors to close contracts and bring profit to the company.
"I was born beneath this water. I was 10 years old when it all happened. Some things I remember well others are blurred and confused..."
“One day I realized it no longer made sense to make things hang on walls...my canvas is too big to be exposed in a museum room, and sometimes so small that nobody can see it" Lourdes Castro became known as the artist "who took care of shadows"...
Mother and daughter go to a mediation to try to solve a family conflict.
A nostalgic journey through childhood, innocence, and hope formed from the memories of a dreamer who comes to the realization that they aren't the dreamer at all; they are just being dreamed.
Jan Hus - A Mass for Three Dead Men tries to recover the legacy of the medieval reformist priest Jan Hus who was burnt to death by inquisition for his criticism and calling for reformation of the Catholic Church in 1415.
A documentary about the tourism influence on original ethnic groups that haven’t been affected by civilization so far and about the changes of how they experience their own culture. The documentary takes place on the Russian far north – in the Chukotka region.
The tempestive dash of a scientist in the research of the crystal lattice, he will loose himself until reaching Hiroshima…
A documentary film about army cooks and how the everyday needs of thousands of armed stomachs affect the victories and defeats of statesmen.
A political documentary about black holes in the Slovak judiciary system and about the state of law in Slovakia...
The film 31 Endings/31 Beginnings is a film debut of the Rafani art collective. The outline of the work consists of mapping of Prague's mostly “underground” culture...
Year after year, students from across the country subject themselves to initiation rites when they start college. Hazings, organized by older students, take place throughout the whole first year...
In 1909 in the mining area around Rožňava one of the most modern mining factories in Europe was built. Almost 65 percent of the local people worked in the total of 17 mines...
To the question “What is a woman?” posed by a television station, a few women filmmakers have responded, including Agnès Varda...
Montreal. Ti-Red, fresh out of prison, combs every inch of the district in search of his girlfriend. Marco and Rob, high as kites, resort to prostitution.
At Night, They Dance is one family’s story. The film takes us into the heart of a clan of women, in which the art of dancing has been passed down from mother to daughter since time immemorial.
Québec. Super 8 footage. Fragments of an ordinary life connected by silence and by voices. The voices speak of life and death, material things and spirituality, immanence and transcendence.
Antoine, private eye from Montréal, runs, drives, makes decisions and captures sounds. Antoine is five years old and he is blind.
Every two years, the small town of Beverungen, in the middle of Germany, celebrates with particular vigour its “Schützenfest“, the traditional Marksmen's Festival.
“…A brave, unflinching and willingly unpopular and unsavory film showing the most brutal face, and the muscle, of Putin-era Russia, cavorting on a summer beach. …”
Anything can be sold and bought in our modern world. Virginity too. How much is its worth in dollars? Is it worth keeping till marriage?
Young pioneers betrayed their fatherland at the age of 10, fleeing with their parents from the Soviet Union to Israel – or they did as the Manskijs who changed their names, wiped away the traces of their Jewish family history and stayed.
Their aim was to contribute to discussion about media manipulation, hence the entire action was called “The Media Reality”. However in the end, it touched upon many other topics. Regardless of the action’s point, the artists were labeled dangerous hackers and digital pirates. The debate about media (in)dependence swiftly turned into a hoax accusation.
Elsa returns to her homeland, Caldas da Rainha, in Portugal to meet her mother. Through this little adventure, we discover the city and the mysterious activities of its inhabitants, as well as elements of Elsa's family history. A crossed impressionist portrait is woven, temporalities become confused, and dreams mingle with reality.
Minhocão is a film portrait which give perspectives on the being and becoming of the modernist building complex Pedregulho build by Eduardo Affonso Reidy in Rio de Janeiro.
In an era obsessed with identification, the art group Ztohoven undertook an experiment in order to see how much could be done with your own and with a borrowed identity.
Through funny, serious or unusual portraits of Ramallah inhabitants, Flavie Pinatel attempts, with this film, to get this city out of its tragedy and reveal it as a beating heart, a 21st century city.
Blind Loves is a film about love between blind people. Love can be soft, love can be silly, love can be blind at times...
A documentary about Lazara Crystal's flowers shop daily routine in downtown São Paulo.
After teaching young people how to use explosives, former Palestinian fighter Hamdan spent 15 years in prison.
"There are those who think about fleeing. A police car in the corner. An ambulance. My friends in the film industry ask what's going on. A woman runs across the street."
Throughout the XX century, Portugal was a country of emigration. The economy was so weak that half of the Portuguese working population was working abroad – looking for better wages and sending money back home. But for a certain period things seem to have changed...
A documentary about the wondrous passion of Carmen Martinek, who takes movie theaters as her lovers...
Special Between the Seas Jury Award, IDFF Jihlava 2007
An artistic confrontation with the global phenomenon of trafficking in women. A film about false promises, exploitation and disappointment.
A documentary featuring the attempt by Gypsy leader Vlado Sendrei and his team to win elections in “white” Slovakia.
A situational documentary about a generation of singles in their 30s who live in a medium-sized Slovak village, and their mayor who, in an effort to maintain the village population, sets out to bring them together.
Pregnant Mariena and her cousin Roman live with their families in a poor Roma village in the East of Slovakia. They both admire the Czechoslovak pop stars Karel Gott and Dara Rolins...
Like many other women, Diana has been suffering from problematic periods for years. With every new cycle, the same question arises: “Why the pain and annoyance if I am healthy?”
What was once a locus of emigration has become a locus of immigration due to the influx of migrants from Africa, Romania or the Ukraine who have come to Italy...
A portrayal? A sketch? And who is portraying who here? A quest for the Czech experimental writer, translator and poet Bohumila Grögerová; a quest in words that we cannot see, and inner movement that is hardly visible to our eyes and yet changes the wor(l)d.
The disparate duo of Rozálie and Luděk try to understand the absurdity of nationalism that has left its mark in the region.
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