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Kids On The Silk Road

DK 2017 • 15 x 25' • Jens Pedersen, Simon Lereng Wilmont, Kaspar Astrup Schröder
15 countries along the colorful ancient Silk Road, 15 children (11-14 years old) who give an insight into their lives and challenges. A documentary series for the whole family told from the children’s perspective, delving into rich cultural portraits and addressing universal issues of growing up.

A FAMILY ON THE RUN

DK 2019 • Eva Mulvad
Outlawed for their love, a young family flees from Teheran, their lives in danger. Filmed over five years, we follow their quest to be together, battling with both Iranian and European law. A political love story about lies, adultery and espionage.

Between Two Worlds

DK 2018 • TV, 75’+, 180’ • Janus Metz
An epic drama on cross-cultural marriages between Thai women and Danish fishermen, directed by Janus Metz (Armadillo, True Detective, Borg Vs Mc Enroe). Over a decade the director follows four couples as they struggle to find a way out of poverty and loneliness and see their children grow up to heap the seeds or pay the price of their mothers choices. A different kind of love story...

Body Of Truth

DE, IL 2019 • 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.

EVERYBODY LOVES MADELINE

SE 2018 • 58', 72' • Jane Magnusson
In 2014, the first pictures taken by a professional photographer of Madeline Stuart, a red-haired, strong headed girl with Downs syndrome, was posted on Instagram. Two years later, Madeline Stuart is a fashion celebrity who has walked the run way at the New York Fashion Week, has 700 000+ followers on Facebook and is covered in international media world wide.

This documentary follows Madeline Stuart on her journey to becoming the world’s only professional model with Down syndrome, challenging our perception of identity, beauty and disability.

Ghosthunter

AU 2018 • 100' • Ben Lawrence
A security guard and part-time Ghosthunter has spent two decades searching for his absent father. As a survivor of a violent childhood, he seeks to reconcile his fractured memories and put together his past. When his search converges with a police investigation, an horrific family secret is exposed - forcing him to confront his brutal past that threatens to destroy him.

MAMACITA

DE, MX 2018 • 75' • José Pablo Estrada Torrescano
Mamacita is an extravagant Mexican beauty queen living in her own kingdom in company of her loyal servants: gardener, chauffeur, chef, housekeeper and nurses. The 95-year-old lady has turned her house into a castle, hiding the open wounds of a prominent Mexican upper class family behind its stone walls. When José Pablo went abroad to study film, Mamacita made him promise to return to Mexico one day to make a film about her life. He conquers his granny’s empire like a Trojan horse, discovering the haunted spirits of his own past and the lack of love that his entire clan has suffered from for generations.

The Mercedes Principle

DK 2018 • 75' • Alina Rudnitskaya
Female empowerment has a different ring to it in patriarchal Russia. Women can run businesses, go into politics or serve in the army, but still fear social and financial insecurities. In a country where independence comes with a huge prize tag, 3 young women undergo a ‘school of seduction‘ to reach the ultimate goal: finding a rich, handsome husband and keeping him satisfied.

WHAT WALAA WANTS

DK 2018 • 85' • 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.