161 films found
Body Of Truth
DE, CH 2019 • 95', 52' • Evelyn Schels
Artists Marina Abramovic, Sigalit Landau, Shirin Neshat & Katharina Sieverding have been politicized by experiences with war, violence and suppression and integrated them into their work, using the most personal feature available: their own bodies. We accompany them on an emotional journey, reexperiencing the conflicts that have shaped their consciousness. The 4 women originate from different cultures, whose struggles epitomize the grand conflicts of our time.
ZA, SE 2019 • 74' • Sylvia Vollenhoven, Fredrik Gertten
The mines of Johannesburg, or Jozi, have produced a third of all the gold mined in human history. Now the mines are falling apart and the city confronts an environmental nightmare: Tons of radioactive waste polluting the air and turning water into poisonous Acid Mine Drainage. In true Erin Brockovich style, Mariette is on a mission to uncover the truth about Jozi’s mine waste and force the gold industry to take responsibility.
DK 2019 • 110' • Eva Mulvad
Outlawed for their love, a young family flees from Teheran, their lives in danger. Filmed over 7 years, we follow their quest to be together, battling with both Iranian and European law. A political love story about lies, adultery and espionage.
AT 2019 • 79' • Maria Arlamovsky
ROBOLOVE reflects on the strategies of men and women involved with the creation of humanoid, android robots. Robots that will perhaps one day expand the human body and the human life. From an exciting variety of perspectives we understand the immense complexity of this topic. Featuring Japanese robotics guru, Hiroshi Ishiguro, to the transhumanist, Natasha Vita More - and many more.
SY, UK 2019 • 60', 80', 95' • Waad al-Kateab & Edward Watts
One of the first movies from a young female director from Syria, Emmy awarded, Waad al-Kateab, who filmed her life in rebel-held Aleppo through 5 years of the Syrian uprising.
Forget Me Not (2019)
DK, KR 2019 • 56’, 83’ • Sun Hee Engelstoft
In South Korea it’s still considered shameful to have children outside of marriage, despite society seemingly being wealthy and modern. Many girls are sent away to institutions to keep their pregnancy a secret. FORGET ME NOT follows three such women who have to decide whether to keep the baby or give it up for adoption.
CA, US 2019 • 52', 85' • Erin Derham
Told through the eyes and hands of acclaimed artists across the world, the film explores the diverse subculture of taxidermy where sculptors must also be scientists, seeing life where others only see death.
MX, US 2019 • 58', 81' • Luke Lorentzen
In a city where the government operates only 45 emergency ambulances for a population of over nine million, the family acts as a crucial—but unregistered—underground lifeline. But the job is riddled with police bribes and cutthroat competition. And even though the Ochoa family has a reputation for being trustworthy, they must reckon with the sudden escalation in bribes that could force them to wade into the ethically questionable practice of making money off of patients in dire straits.
A DOG CALLED MONEY
IE, UK 2019 • 92' • Seamus Murphy
Seamus Murphy has made a film that investigates the creative process behind his project with PJ Harvey. While tracing the sources of songs and detailing the journey of their birth, he brings to life the people and places at their very heart.
AT 2019 • 115' • Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans - with shovels, excavators or dynamite. Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people in mines, quarries, large construction sites in a constant struggle to transform the planet.