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TIME THIEVES

FR, ES 2018 • 52', 85' • Cosima Dannoritzer
Online flight booking, self-check-in, online-banking - self-service is saving companies millions of working hours. Neoliberal society has progressively accelerated the pace of life and the intensity of work required of each individual. Time is money - but who owns it? Traveling to Europe, Asia and the US, Time Thieves investigates the thriving time economy and finds out how we can fight back for control of this precious but limited resource.

WHAT WALAA WANTS

CA, DK 2018 • 57', 86' • Christy Garland
Raised in a refugee camp in the West Bank while her mother was in prison, Walaa dreams of being a policewoman, wearing a uniform, avoiding marriage, and earning a salary. Despite warnings that ‘no women should be in the army’ and that she’ll bring shame on the family, she applies - and gets in. But her own rebellious behavior and a complicated relationship with her mother are a challenge, as are the circumstances under which she lives.

BAUHAUS SPIRIT

DE 2018 • 52', 90' • Niels Bolbrinker, Thomas Tielsch
100 years ago, a radical artistic utopia was born in a small German town – one whose principles continue to influence our world today. A synthesis of free imagination and strict structure, enrichment and simplification, light and clarity. Bauhaus was one of the most significant contributions to culture and everyday life in the 20th century and many still draw inspiration from it, from Apple designers to architecture's avant-garde. The Cross-Media Project Bauhaus Spirit opens up Bauhaus history, with its exciting potential for cross-pollination on a global and interdisciplinary scale, while asking: how do we want to live, where do we want to go?

MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN

BE, NL, US 2018 • 55', 79’ • Tommy Pallotta & Femke Wolting
What does it mean to live in the age of intelligent machines? In this playful quest, the filmmaker finds out how much of his creativity and human values are at stake as he builds his own robot to replace himself as a filmmaker. More than just an exposé on the pros and cons of new technology, the filmmaker’s journey takes him to the world’s leading AI experts and robot pioneers confronting them with existential questions such as: will AI, infinitely smarter, interconnected and possibly self-aware, render humanity obsolete?

Over The Limit

FI, DE, PL 2017 • 54', 74' • Marta Prus
Over the Limit shows how the successful Russian system for training athletes transgresses boundaries. Elite rhythmic gymnast Rita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. She’s soon to retire, but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold. A nail-biting behind-the-scenes drama about the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics.

OF FATHERS AND SONS

DE, LB, QA, SY 2017 • 99' • Talal Derki
Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses on Osama and his younger brother Ayman, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means to grow up in an Islamic Caliphate.

RAGHU RAI - an unframed portrait

FI, IN, NO 2017 • 55' • Avani Rai
An unframed portrait of Magnum photographer Raghu Rai and his 50 year long journey capturing the stories of India. Raghu Rai’s stories told through the eyes of his own rebel daughter. Together they embark on a journey to Kashmir, the most militarized land on earth.

Father Mother Donor Child

AT 2017 • 52' • Maria Arlamovsky
At the beginning of the 21st century more and more people who are unable to have children turn to assisted reproductive medicine. The film gives a voice to the people affected by third party reproduction, including donor-conceived adults, sperm and egg donors, sperm donor clinic directors, and parents.

ELVIS AND THE GIRL FROM VIENNA

AT 2017 • 56', 60' • Kurt Langbein
In August, 1956, Elvis Presley started shooting his first feature film, Love Me Tender. At his side was his manager, Colonel Tom Parker and his just-hired secretary, Trude Forsher from Vienna. Her son takes us through exclusive archive material, never before seen interviews with his mother and her story of the break through years of The King.

BIG TIME

DK 2017 • 58', 90' • Kaspar Astrup Schröder
According to The Wall Street Journal Bjarke Ingels has 'rapidly become one of the design world's biggest stars' and his name recently appeared in TIME'S 100 Most Influential People. An intimate insight into the life of a genius innovative mind and his struggle to maintain his own persona while making the world a better place to live. Big Time follows star architect Bjarke Ingels over a period of 6 years while he is struggling to complete his largest projects yet,the New York skyscraper W57 and 2 World Trade Center.
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