5 BROKEN CAMERAS

by Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi
Guy DVD Films, Burnat Films Palestine, Alegría Productions
| 2011 | color / black and white | video | 90’ & 52’ |

Palestinian farm laborer Emad has five video cameras, and each of them tells a different part of the story of his village's resistance to Israeli oppression. Emad lives in Bil'in, just west of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank. Using the first camera, he recorded how the bulldozers came to rip the olive trees out of the ground in 2005. Here, a wall was built directly through his fellow villagers' land to separate the advancing Jewish settlements from the Palestinians.

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74 m2

by Paola Castillo & Tiziana Panizza
Errante Producciones - Colectivo La Tribu - ITVS
| 67’ - 52’ | Chile - USA | 2012 | HD

Iselsa and Kathy, along with 150 other marginalized families from Valparaiso, Chile, are chosen to participate in a social experiment that moves them into a middle-class neighborhood. But their new neighbors consider them delinquents who would endanger the neighborhood. Filmed over four years, 74 m2 explores what happens when two worlds collide, and looks at the struggles of attaining one’s dreams.

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A HEARTBEAT AWAY

by Tal Barda & Noam Pinchas
Set Productions | 55’ | Israel | 2016 | HD
A Heartbeat Away is a riveting human drama, swinging on the pendulum between science and faith, hope and despair, life and death. In its center, human doctors who have been thrust to the position of gods in the midst of Africa.

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A MI LADO (BY MY SIDE)

by Jean-Cosme Delaloye
JCDE Productions
| 95’ - 55’ | USA | 2012 | HD
Some mothers put their children first. Some don’t. To survive in the trash of the Chureca, Central America’s largest dump located in Nicaragua, three young women will have to determine whether their mothers are their best allies or unexpected foes.

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A RIVER CHANGES COURSE

by Kalyanee Mam |
Migrant Films, Documentation Center of Cambodia
| 83’ | Cambodia - USA | 2013

Twice a year in Cambodia, the Tonle Sap River changes course, while the river of life flows in a perpetual cycle of death and rebirth and of creation and destruction. Working in an intimate, verite style, Kalyanee Mam, spent two years in her native homeland following three young Cambodians struggling to overcome the crushing effects of deforestation, overfishing, and overwhelming debt.

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A STRANGER'S SKIN

by Christophe Hermans
Frakas Productions
51’ | Belgium | 2011
Arnaud is a 20 year old young man. Following the death of his mother three years ago, he has dropped out of his studies and taken refuge in food to fill the void. He now weighs 177 kilos and lives with his father, with whom he quarrels constantly. Arnaud has reached the point where he has decided to undergo a stomach reduction operation....

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A Syrian Love Story

by Sean McAllister

| 80’ | UK | 2015 | |
Filmed over 5 years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom in the West. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

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Agnus Dei: Lamb of God

by Alejandra Sanchez
La Femme Endormie, Imcine & Pepa Films
| 84’ - 52’ | Mexico/France | 2010 | HDV |
Agnus Dei is a courageous, candid documentary on the thorny subject of pedophilia in the Catholic Church. As an 11-year-old altar boy, Jesús, now 26, was abused by a priest. After years of silence, he decides not only to bring criminal charges against his aggressor, but to confront him in the flesh. This is the story of Jesús’s journey, a mandatory hiatus on the road to forgiveness, born of a deep-seated need to come to terms with the past. Jesús is torn between brotherly love and anger toward his sexual predator in this film full of nuances that gives a name and a face to a problem stigmatized by silence.

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Armed with Faith

by Asad Farqu, Geeta Gandbhir
G2P2 Films
| 74’ & 52' | USA | 2017 | HD |
At the Afghan-Pakistani border of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where landmines and suicide bombings are frightfully commonplace, Award winning filmmakers Asad Faruqi and Geeta Gandbhir show that that real war is still fought at home. They embed with the local bomb squad, whose members describe different yet sadly identical scenes of pain and temerity, and whose families brim with anxiety that their loved ones will not make it back one day.

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BITTERSWEET JOKE

by Yeonah Paik
Production Gongbang
| South Korea | 79' & 52' | 2012 | HD |
In Korea, the term “unwed mother” is associated with irresponsibility and infidelity. Despite social prejudice and financial hardship, nowadays more Korean women are choosing to raise their children in fatherless homes rather than aborting their babies or giving them up for adoption.

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BLUSH OF FRUIT

by Jakeb Anhvu
| 82’ - 52’ | Australia | 2012 | HD

In a modest three-story home located in the beachside town of Nha Trang in central Vietnam, reside four young expectant mothers. These runaways are given shelter, but in return, they must care for the centre’s 18 orphaned children. The home’s owner, Tong Phuoc Phuc, has been praised by the country’s Prime Minister for his work as an anti-abortionist and a saviour to ‘fallen’ women and their unwanted children. But there is a darker side to the home’s media-savvy front. Referred to as a ‘business’ by the mothers and their local community, donations continue to pour in, despite evidence of child abuse and profiteering

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Brakeless

by Kyoko Miyake
Bungalow Town Productions, Brakeless Ltd
| 59’ - 80’ | Japan/UK | 2014 | HD |
Documentary exploring one of Japan's biggest train crashes in modern history, caused when a driver tried to catch up with a delay of just 80 seconds. It's a cautionary tale of what happens when punctuality, protocol and efficiency are taken to the extreme. On Monday April 25th 2005, a West Japan Railway commuter train crashed into an apartment building and killed 107 people. Just what pressures made the driver risk so much for such a minimal delay? Piecing together personal accounts of those affected by the train crash, with insights from experts and former train drivers, the film poses a question for a society that equates speed with progress. It offers a fascinating insight into the railway's role in Japan's post-war economic boom and the dangers of corner-cutting in the prolonged economic stagnation that followed. Through the lens of this catastrophic train crash, Brakeless considers the ultimate cost efficiency.

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Braving the Waves

by Mina Keshavarz
Mindoc Film Production, Gammaglimt AS
| 90’ - 52’ | Iran, Norway, Lebanon | 2016 | HD |
The story of fighting woman’s life in traditional society who makes other women in her city powerfull with creating job for them. Roghieh, 38 years old married woman with 5 children With her poor literacy and the sabotage governmental people has been able to stablish ”Southern Women NGO” in Minab (Small City in South of Iran). She is trying to make a Thursday Bazar bigger with about 1000 women sellers but she has a serious obstacle: The Mayor, who wants to make a shopping center instead of a Bazar.

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Burning Out

by Jérôme le Maire
AT Production/AT-DOC, Iota Production (Belgium), Louise Productions (Switzerland), Zadig (France)
| 82’ | Belgium-France | 2016 | HD |
Burning out follows a group of doctors and their team crushed by a profitability injunction of our contemporary world. Could they resist ? If the caregivers are suffering who will treat them ?

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Buzkashi

by Najeeb Mirza
Buzkashi Productions Inc, EyeSteelFilms
| 81’ - 52' | Canada | 2012 | HD |
In Tajikistan’s majestic Pamir mountains, horse riders battle in a centuries-old sport that pits individual riders against one another. Azam, a successful shepherd and Buzkashi champion, is experiencing drastic change. From the chaotic, brutal action of the game to the serenity of the quiet hillsides, we follow a man shaped by tradition, now forced to face the modern world that surrounds him.

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CALL ME KUCHU

by Malika Zouhali-Worrall & Katherine Fairfax Wright
| 87’ - 58’ | USA | 2012 | HD

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda’s first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the legislation while combatting vicious persecution in their daily lives. But no one is prepared for the brutal murder that shakes their movement to its core and sends shockwaves around the world.

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CALVET

by Dominic Allan
Firewalk Films
| 86’ - 52’ | UK | 2011 | HD
Never believe you've played your last hand..

French painter Jean Marc Calvet recounts his incredible life story as a former Cannes bodyguard who abandoned his family, robbed a Miami mobster, hid out in Central America and at the age of 38 overcame addictions through an extraordinary metamorphosis in which he began to paint.

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China Heavyweight

by Yung Chang
EyeSteelFilm
| 89' | Canada, China | 2012 | HD |
Award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze) returns to China for another riveting documentary on that country’s ever-changing economic landscape—this time through the lens of sports. In China Heavyweight, Chang follows the charismatic Qi Moxiang, a former boxing star and state coach who recruits young fighting talent from the impoverished farms and villages across Sichuan province. A select few boys (and girls) are sent to national training centers, with the hope of discovering China’s next Olympic heroes. But will these potential boxing champions leave it all behind to be the next Mike Tyson? Their rigorous training, teenage trials and family tribulations are expertly intertwined with Coach Qi’s own desire to get back in the ring for one more shot at victory. Cinematically rich and intimately observed, China Heavyweight is all at once thrilling sports drama, astute social commentary and a beautifully crafted portrait of an athlete.

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China's van Goghs

by Haibo YU, Kiki Tiangi YU
Century Image Media Ltd, TrueWorks
| 84' - 52' | China | 2015 | HD |
Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting in his lifetime, but Zhao Xiaoyong has sold over 90,000 copies of van Gogh’s paintings in the past 20 years. Living in China, the world’s fastest developing country, Zhao has been through great transitions. First from a peasant to a rural migrant worker. Then he learnt how to copy iconic Western paintings. Now Zhao is in the midst of a new transition – from copy maker to original artist. China’s van Gogh not only presents how this painter pursues his dream, but also tells the human story of challenge and struggle during his journey.

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European Film Awards Shortlist

COMMUNION

by Anna Zamecka
Otter Films - Wajda Studio | 72’ | Poland | 2016 | HD
When adults are ineffectual, children have to grow up quickly. Ola is 14 and she takes care of her dysfunctional father, autistic brother and a mother who lives separately; but most of all she tries to reunite the family.

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NOMINATED FOR AN EMMY AWARD 2016

Darwin. no services ahead

by Nick Brandestini
Nick Brandestini
| 88’ - 59' | Switzerland | 2011 | 16:9 HD |
With a population of 35, Darwin exists without a government, church or children. Its only neighbor is a military base, and for its water supply the town depends on an aging gravity-fed waterline that descends from the mountains where top-secret weapons testing takes place. Darwin has a makeshift look and feel, yet a number of its residents have comfortable homes amid vast desert vistas. A droll and dusty portrait of a place where privacy is prized and boundaries respected.

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Don Juan

by Jerzy Sladkowski
Ginestra Film AB, MADE Oy
| 92’ | Sweden/Finland | 2015 | HD |
A four-sided love triangle, spiced with autism, neuroses and life crises in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. The 22-year-old autistic young man Oleg is seeking approval and love. He is surrounded by many who wants to help him, but no-one succeeds. Suddenly help comes from an unexpected direction.

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Dreamland

by Thorfinnur Gudnason, Andri Snaer Magnason
Ground Control Productions
| 89’ - 56’ | Iceland | 2009 | 35mm |
How much unspoiled nature should we preserve and what do we sacrifice for clean, renewable energy? Dreamland gradually turns into a disturbing picture of corporate power taking over nature and small communities. It’s the dark side of green energy.

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Dust. The great Asbestros Trial

by Niccolo Bruna, Andrea Prandstraller
GraffitiDoc, Iota Production - Isabelle Truc (Bruxelles), Amka Films - Tiziana Soudani (Lugano)
| 84’- 52’ | Italy | 2011 | HD CAM |
The great asbestos trial recounts the first degree criminal trial of Turin, which should decide of the responsibilities of the biggest leaders in the social aftermath of the company's activities, related to both his own employees and the community.

Read more: DUST - THE GREAT ASBESTOS TRIAL





Elephant’s Dream

by Kristof Bilsen
Associate Directors, Man’s Films, Roast Beef Productions & Limerick Films
| 72’ - 52’ | Belgium | 2014 | HD |
ELEPHANT’S DREAM is a portrait of three state-owned institutions and their workers in DR Congo. The interwoven stories of a female post-office clerk in the dilapidated Central Post Office, two colleagues at the railway station and the group of firemen in the only fire station give an insight into their daily lives and survival in the third largest city of Africa, Kinshasa. Their world is so different from ours, yet at the same time so familiar and universal. Together we question how this society copes with the current states and how it could see a revival.

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FALLEN CITY

by Qi Zhao
Qi Films
| 90’ - 55' | China | 2012 | HD
When an earthquake struck the Chinese mountain city of Beichuan on May 12, 2008, it was completely destroyed. Twenty thousand people died, leaving their families devastated. Fallen City zooms in on the family lives of three survivors, who are marked by painful memories and deep sadness. Mr. Peng is a devoted father who lost his daughter in the rubble. The trauma that he and his wife are suffering stands in the way of rebuilding their life.

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Fortunate Son

by Tony Asimakopoulos
EyeSteelFilm
| 77’ | Canada | 2011 | HD up-resolution |
Over a decade ago, the filmmaker fell into a deep hole of drug use and nearly destroyed himself. Emerging clean but fragile, he remained isolated from his family for years. Recently he discovered the extent to which he shattered his parents' lives.

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Go Grandriders

by Tien-hao HUA
CNEX Foundation Limited
| 75' | Taiwan | 2013 | HD |
In Go Grandriders, a group of 17 senior citizens, many of them learn how to ride a motorcycle for the first time, embark on what may be the most daring adventures of their lives: a 13-day-entirely-on-motorcycle tour around the island of Taiwan. Among these 17 Grandriders, two have had cancer, four need hearing aids, five suffer from high blood pressure, eight have coronary disease, and every one of them has symptoms of joint degeneration. However, at the youthful age of 80 plus, they dare to ride on scooters and feel the land they have lived all their lives.

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Health Factory

by Haavard Bustness
Faction Film
| 58’ | Norway | 2010 | |
Health care institutions mimic industry production to become more efficient. The goal is to get more health for the money spent, based on the presumption that private corporations are more efficient and less wasteful than public institutions. Do we have to be in a competitive state in order to work efficiently, or does professional pride really exist? Are we about to lose our humanity in our struggle to increase productivity?

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I AM A WOMAN NOW

by Monique Busman
| De Familie | 86’ - 52' | The Netherlands | 2011 | HD
Starting in 1956, people who wanted to have a sex change operation could go to gynecologist Georges Burou in Casablanca - without having to undergo any psychological assessment. Filmmaker Michiel van Erp asks some of these pioneers, all old women now, if the choice that they made back then has changed their lives as they had hoped. How did the outside world react to this first generation of transsexuals?

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I Am Kuba

by Ase Svenheim Drivenes
Sant & Usant, AMP Polska, Poland
| 58’ | Norway / Poland / Germany | 2014 | HD |
When the familybusiness goes bankrupt Kuba (12) and Mikołaj's (8) parents are forced to leave Poland to find work abroad. "I am Kuba" is a coming-of-age film about Kuba who must take care of his little brother while his parents are away. As times goes by, Kuba becomes a teenager and rejects the big responsibilty on his young shoulders. His family is forced to make a life changing decision. Kuba's story is also the story about modern Europe. It is estimated that only in Poland more than 100,000 children are left by their parents who are forced to work abroad. «I am Kuba» is an intimate film about children growing up as 'euro-orphans'.

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IN BED WITH THE ARAB SPRING

by Paul Moreira
Premières Lignes
| 54’ | France | 2012 | HD
The Arab revolutions swept away the old regimes and were led by young modern people, invested with a global culture, internet, huge frustration, and a need for freedom and emancipation. Women played a major role in the revolutions. Some even became icons.

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In God We Trust

by Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek
BMES LLC
| 82’ | USA | 2013 | HD |
Eleanor Squillari went to work every day believing she was working for a great company, a great man. For twenty-five years she sat 15 feet from Bernard L. Madoff as his personal secretary. She never imagined that he was perpetrating the largest financial crime in history. On December 11th, 2008, her life as she knew it was destroyed…until she decided to do something about it. She became obsessed with unearthing the truth. Through this film we experience this journey with Eleanor, as she examines how she unwittingly participated in the massive Ponzi scheme, which operated right under her nose. Years of Eleanor's files and personal memories begin to unwind the crimes as she aids the FBI investigation, and struggles to determine which of her formerly trusted co-workers were involved. As she probes deeper into the deceit, Eleanor finds that Bernie's Ponzi scheme was only the beginning, a small fraction of the criminal activity that took place everyday for decades, right under her nose.

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In the Name of the Animals

by Sabine Kueckelmann
Sabine Kueckelmann
| 104’ - 52’ | Germany | 2015 | HD |
“The film powerfully explores how people say they “love” animals (cats and dogs) but see others just as a food source or byproduct. This film explores the deplorable and inhumane treatment this creates as a result. It makes us take a hard look at ourselves and how we so easily close our eyes to their suffering, unwilling to confront the endless pain and cruelty at our own hands.” (Jury Accolade Award)

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IRON CROWS

by Bong-Nam Park
Frontline News Service
| South Korea | 90' - 59' | 2009 | HD |
PHP is the best conditioned ship breaking site in Chittagong, a home to the world renowned ship breaking industry. However, the workers risk their lives while wrestling with thousands tons of iron pieces at the yards full of asbestos and toxic gases. There is always a chance for explosion while burning the waste oils trapped in stacks of iron. The workers could easily get crushed and killed while cutting or moving iron plates.

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Israel LTD

by Mor Loushy
One Man Show, Plan B Productions
| 52' | Israel | 2009 | Video |
Israel Ltd. follows three young Jews joining the Israel Experience, a journey to the promised land, a journey by bus past contested borders, through Druze villages, over the Golan Heights, and on to Mount Herzel Cemetery and the Wailing Wall. Military guides describe the sacrifices made and heroic deeds done for the one true fatherland: the Yom Kippur War, the struggle against Hezbollah, and the cultivation of fertile trees in desert soil. These are things every Jew can be proud of, Israeli or not.

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Karla’s Arrival

by Koen Suidgeest
El Rayo Films
| 88' - 58' | Spain-Belgium-USA | 2010 | HDV 16:9 |
In Managua, Nicaragua, teenager Sujeylin Aguilar raises her newborn daughter Karla on the same streets she has been calling home for the past eight years. Based in a city park and part of a larger group of youngsters, mother and baby struggle to reach the little one’s first birthday.

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European Film Awards Shortlist

La Chana

by Lucija Stojevic
Noon Films S.L., Bless Bless Productions
| 82’ & 55’ | Spain | 2016 | HD |
An intimate portrait of Gypsy flamenco dancer La Chana as she returns to the stage after a 23-year break and uncovers the secret why she disappeared at the peak of her career.

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Lady of the Harbour

by Sean Wang
Muyi Film
| 90’ & 52’ | China/The Netherlands | 2017 | 4K |
Nearly two decades ago Chinese immigrants came to Greece along the similar route as the current refugees. Suzanna is one of them. Before moving to Greece, she had developed successful business in Bulgaria and was friends with the then Bulgarian prime minister, mafia bosses and celebrities. When refugee crisis arises, Suzanna decides to organize a Greek Chinese volunteer team to help, as redemption towards her past.

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Last Harvest

by Hui Wang
Redbean Productions
| 78’ - 52' | Canada | 2015 | |
Last Harvest follows the remarkable journey of Mr. and Mrs. Xu, an elderly Chinese farming couple, on a forced relocation by the government’s mammoth South-to-North Water Diversion Project. Lyrical and intimate, the film brings us into the life of two compelling peasants facing major disruption late in life. It continues the story where other documentaries left off – after the people have been relocated and have to re-build their lives, and offers a direct experience of the collision between traditional culture and modernization, through which we see the imminent extinction of Old China as New China emerge.

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LAST TRAIN HOME

by Lixin Fan
EyeSteelfilm
| Canada | 87’ - 52’ | 35mm | 2009 | HD |

Chinese New Year or the Spring Festival is the most important holiday in the lunar calendar. It remains the last stronghold of Chinese traditions that are withering rapidly with the invasion of new values. Each year, hundreds of millions of migrant workers return to their homes from the city to the rural countryside, throwing the transportation system into utter chaos. For many migrants, the cheapest and fastest route home is by train. People camp at railway station for tickets, climb through windows, stand for days and nights, wear diapers to avoid using the lavatory, and struggle to stay in sanity to survive the ride. They are determined to return home at any cost for the solemn purpose of getting back to see their families.

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Light Fly, Fly High

by Beathe Hofseth, Susann Ostigaard
Fri Film AS, Made in Copenhagen
| 58’ & 80’ | Norway | 2013 | HD |
“Light fly, fly high” tells the personal and inspirational story about Thulasi, a young girl in contemporary India who refuses to accept her position at the very bottom of the social ladder.

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Little People Big Dreams

by Mak CK
MCN International Pte. Ltd, Wonderland Pictures
| 89’ | Singapore | 2014 | HD |
Travel to the most unlikely kingdom on earth. This is china’s dwarves empire, where little people stand tall. Or do they? This feature documentary chronicles their journey in the pursuit of of happiness and explores the shades of modern-day morality.

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Lone Twin

by Anna Van der Wee
Wild Heart Productions
| 71' - 57' | Belgium/Canada | | HD 16:9 |
Twins fascinate us. Romulus and Remus. Castor and Pollux. We cannot get enough of them. But what happens when one of them dies? Based on the filmmakers’ personal story, Lone Twin takes us on a journey to four continents, meeting twins between 18 and 80, deep into their intriguing world.

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Lost Down Memory Lane

by Klara Van Es
Associate Directors
| 87’ - 52’ | Belgium | 2010 | HD |
This is the first documentary about living with Alzheimer’s, as seen through the eyes of the people who suffer from it. The characters live together in an apartment called Iduna, under constant supervision and care. Iduna is a somewhat unusual department of The Bijster, a nursing home for people with dementia in Belgium. The eight residents of Iduna are in – scientifically considered – the first phase of the disease: flurries of lucidity, forgetfulness and falling into oblivion alternate constantly.

Read more: LOST DOWN MEMORY LANE





Love Marriage in Kabul

by Amin Palangi
Bower Bird Films Pty Ltd
| 84” - 52’ | Australia | 2015 | HD |
Love Marriage in Kabul follows the extraordinary quest of Afghan-Australian woman, Mahboba Rawi, as she passionately negotiates and challenges old traditions to make a love marriage happen between an orphan boy she has supported for years and the girl next door.

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LoveMEATender

by Manu Coeman
AT Production/AT-DOC, Planète Vie
| 52' - 63' | Belgium | 2011 | HD |
This documentary is a fierce indictment of the industrialized meat industry. The objective is to demonstrate the consequences of our excessive meat consumption: for the animals, for the earth, but also for our own bodies.

Read more: LOVEMEATENDER





Manufacturing Romance

by Chai Hongfang, Fan Jian
Cloud Thinker
| 93’ - 52’ | China | 2015 | HD |
Manufacturing Romance tells the love and marriage stories about two couples of young Chinese migrant workers, gives an intimate look at the emotional and marital dilemma faced by them. By tracking them through all the efforts they have made to get out of the dilemma, the film shows how different the new generation of migrant workers are from their parents in understanding the concept of marriage. When the global trend of urbanization forces them to choose between loves they have been pursuing and parents who live in their hometown and wait for them going back to take care of, what should they do?

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Millions Can Walk

by Kamal Musale, Christoph Schaub
Reck Filmproduktion Gmbh
| 88’ | Switzerland | 2013 | HD |
Hundreds and thousand of Indian men and women - indigenous inhabitants and landless farmers – demand their right to existence by making a 400 kilometre protest march. «Millions Can Walk» focuses on their violence-free fight for their rights – a political yet philosophical and poetic film.

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My Barefoot Friend

by Seong-Gyou Lee
Sigong Tech Co., Ltd, SigongTech
| 52’ - 81’ | South Korea | 2010 | HD |
In Calcutta, 20 thousand feet are running tangled up, all barefoot. They are rickshaw pullers. Among them is Shallim, an ordinary man whose old and tired rickshaw has been the only means of hope. He’s run endless miles with it to save up money to buy an auto rickshaw, that will realize his dream: a house for his family. However, despair comes to the weakest first. Shallim’s wife is found to be seriously ill. His son catches a swine flu. Hospital charges are mounting and Shalim’s dream is on the verge of collapsing.

Read more: MY BAREFOOT FRIEND





MY BEAUTIFUL DACIA

by Stefan Constantinescu & Julio Soto
Thinklab Media - Hi Film
| Romania | 80’ & 54’ | 2009 | HD |

My Beautiful Daciais a light hearted and humoristic portrayal of the evolution of Romania from Communism to Capitalism, seen through the eyes of its most emblematic symbol, the Dacia automobile. In our film, we will follow different generations of Romanians - from the old nostalgic to the young entrepreneurs - showing the present transformation of Romanian society. The connecting point between the different stories is always the Dacia car: first, a symbol of the ambitions of Communist technology and now a reflection of the new global economy. In 1999, Dacia was bought by Renault and nowadays it’s a best-selling car in developing markets.

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My Reincarnation

by Jennifer Fox
Zohe Film Productions, Buddhist Broadcasting Foundation, Lichtblick Film, Ventura Film, Vivo Film
| 82’ - 58’ | USA | 2010 | HD 16:9 |
MY REINCARNATIONis an epic father-son drama, spanning two decades and three generations, about spirituality, cultural survival, identity, inheritance, family, growing old, growing up, Buddhism, Dzogchen—and past and future lives.

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My Thai Bride

by David Tucker
Showreal Films Pty Ltd
| 55’ | Australia | 2011 | |
In Wales, Ted doesn't exist. This 46-year-old single man feels lonely in a society where only young people count. In Thailand he marries Tip. His new wife starts running the finances before long he leaves penniless.

Read more: MY THAI BRIDE





No Look Pass

by Melissa Johnson
High Hip Productions
| 87’ | USA | 2011 | HD |
Harvard student Emily Tay wants to be a professional basketball player. But there's more: she also happens to be a lesbian. But her Burmese parents, who fled to the United States would rather see her as a devoted housewife.

Read more: NO LOOK PASS