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Guardians of the Earth

AT, DE 2017 • 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?

Thank You For The Rain

NO, UK 2017 • 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 • 59', 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.

UNTITLED

AT 2017 • 107' • Michael Glawogger, Monika Willi
"I want to give a view of the world that can only emerge by not pursuing any particular theme, by refraining from passing judgment, proceeding without aim. Drifting with no direction except one’s own curiosity and intuition.” (Michael Glawogger)

It's Not Yet Dark

IE 2016 • 77' • Frankie Fenton
Narrated by Colin Farrell, this is the incredible story of Simon Fitzmaurice, a young Irish filmmaker who, despite a diagnosis of Motor Neuron Disease, goes on to direct an award-winning feature film solely through the use of his eyes. The documentary is a celebration of Simon’s love of film, of creating art and of telling beautiful human stories no matter the obstacle. His artistic supporter, Colin Farrell, beautifully narrates this life-affirming story which is based on Simon’s book also titled It’s Not Yet Dark.

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.

MACHINES

FI, DE, IN 2016 • 71' • Rahul Jain
A visually compelling look behind the doors of a textile factory in India, exploring the meaning of modern day labor, exploitation and the human cost of mass production in our globalized world.

Singing with Angry Bird

KR 2016 • 90', 57' • Hyewon Jee
A popular Korean opera singer started the Banana Children’s Choir in Pune, India. His quick temper earned him a nick-name ‘Angry Bird.’ Frustrated by the lack of support from the parents, the Angry Bird decides to train the parents to sing for a joint concert with their children. Probably the toughest challenge of his life. A journey full of tears and laughters.

THE KEY TO DALÍ

ES 2016 • 52', 78' • David Fernández
"The Key to Dalí” unfolds the exceptional story of spanish scientist Tomeo L`Amo, who bought an unknown painting in 1989, which he strongly believes is an original DALÍ. A 25 years long journey begins, where he investigates, invests enormous amounts and follows experts around the world until he meets the one in Paris that changes his life.

ROBINU

IT 2016 • 97' • Michele Santoro
A disturbing look at the criminal underworld of Naples, consisting of teenage drug runners and gang members known as 'baby killers' in the media. Robinù is the directorial debut of Santoro, a prominent Italian journalist and news anchor who has also served in the European Parliament.
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