110 films found
WHAT WALAA WANTS
CA, DK 2018 • 57', 89' • 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.
Following Walaa from 15 to 21, with an intimate POV and the exuberant energy of its subject, this first-ever look inside the Palestinian police academy brings us the story about a young woman navigating formidable obstacles, learning which rules to break and follow, and disproving the negative predictions from her surroundings and the world at large.
2018 • 58', 2x52', 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
Stephen Hawking has warned that the creation of powerful artificial intelligence will be “either the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity”.
Inspired by Brian Christian’s study The Most Human Human: What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us About Being Alive, the filmmakers set out on an international investigation highlighting the effects of AI - scenes from our daily lives destructive and constructive.
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.
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 • 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 insights behind closed doors of the negotiations and reveals the clash of forces, which shape our future. A reflection of the global community told by high-ranking figures. Can this agreement save our planet?
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.