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Father Mother Donor Child

AT 2017 • 52' • Maria Arlamovsky
At the beginning of the 21st century more and more people who are not able to have children turn to assisted reproductive medicine - and have children using donor sperm, eggs or donated embryos.
'Third party reproduction' has become a relatively common means of reproduction. But what does this mean for these children, donors and parents?
Maria Arlamovsky talks to those who know best: people who are actually living these experiences.

ELVIS AND THE GIRL FROM VIENNA

AT 2017 • 65’, 56’ • 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.

Guardians of the Earth

AT, DE 2017 • 57', 85' • Filip Antoni Malinowski
The Paris Agreement is a milestone in history influencing the next decades. For the first time 195 nations committed to take action against climate change. The film gives insight behind closed doors of the negotiations and reveals the clash of forces, which shape our future: national self-interest against destruction of whole countries, rich versus poor, victims against profiteers. A reflection of the global community told by high-ranking figures and leaks of the process. Can this agreement save our planet?

Bobbi Jene

DK, SE 2017 • 57', 94' • Elvira Lind
After a decade of stardom in Israel, the American dancer, Bobbi Jene takes intensity to a new level: She decides to leave her great mentor/choreographer Ohad Nahardi and the love of her life behind to return to US. Determined to establish herself, she creates her own violently personal and boundary-breaking performances. A woman´s fight for independence and the dilemma of its consequences.

Free Lunch Society

AT, DE 2017 • 52', 94' • Christian Tod
What would you do if your income were taken care of?
Just a few years ago, an unconditional basic income was considered a pipe dream. Today, this utopia is more imaginable than ever before - intense discussions are taking place in all political and scientific camps.
FREE LUNCH SOCIETY provides background information about this idea and searches for explanations, possibilities and experiences regarding its implementation.

Thank You For The Rain

NO, UK 2017 • 59', 87' • Julia Dahr
Over the last four years Kisilu has used his camera to capture the impacts of extreme weather on his family and village in Kenya. He has filmed floods, droughts and storms, and the way they force men to leave their families behind in search for jobs. Travelling to Paris to present his footage to delegates at the UN Climate Talks, Kisilu finds himself on the biggest political journey of his life.

Waiting for the Sun

DK 2017 • 55', 90' • Kaspar Astrup Schrøder
In China more people are on death row than the rest of the world combined. The children of the convicts are often left alone, stigmatized and living in the streets. Some of these abandoned kids however do find a place they can temporarily call home. Grandma Zhang, as the kids call her, is a former prison guard who has founded an orphanage in Nanzhao. Here they learn to live a life without parents and prepare for the outside world, to prove the misconceptions about them wrong. We learn to understand the climate and the political issues of the Chinese system through Grandma Zhang, but the main stories of loss, shame, and hope are told through the children.

TUTTI A CASA - POWER TO THE PEOPLE?

DK, FI, IT, NO 2017 • 58', 93' • Lise Birk Pedersen
Banned from state TV and shunning the Berlusconi media empire, Italian comedian and political activist, Beppe Grillo, turns to the streets and the internet to fight political arrogance and corruption. His popular protest movement, Movimento 5 Stelle, vows to send all politicians home and bring the people to power. They win a stunning 25% of the vote to become the single largest party in Italy, and send 163 ordinary people into Parliament.

THE WORKERS CUP

UK 2017 • 54', 89' • Adam Sobel
The Workers Cup is a personal look inside Qatar’s labour camps, where the FIFA World Cup 2022 is being built on the backs of a million-plus migrant workers. For the first time ever a film team gained access to the most controversial construction site and gives voice to the workers following their enthusiastic preparation for their own soccer cup. Producer Rosie recently won an Emmy for Best International Current Affairs Documentary 2016 for Escape from Isis.

Amateurs In Space

DK 2016 • 89' • Max Kestner
Over a period of 6 years award winning director Max Kester follows two best friends and top engineers as they follow their dream to build a "DIY" rocket to travel into space. If they succeed, Denmark will be only the fourth nation in history to launch people beyond the Earth's atmosphere. Against their families odd's and technical challenges they build the cheapest rocket for the costs of a small car. They attract a group of space-flight enthusiasts from around the world who support them with great excitement. It's the story of one of the greatest dreams of humankind and how to make it come true, despite such everyday obstacles as losing your screwdriver or fighting about whose turn it is to take out the trash. It's a film about reaching for the stars.
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