132 films found
DK 2017 • 80' • Kaspar Astrup Schroder
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 World Trade Center 2.
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?
DK, SE 2017 • 57', 90' • 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', 95' • 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 • 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.
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.