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Ghosthunter

AU 2018 • 100' • Ben Lawrence
A security guard and part-time Ghosthunter has spent two decades searching for his absent father. 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.

THE ART OF MUSEUMS

AT, DE 2018 • 8 x 52’ • Ralf Pleger, Julie Kirchhoff, Sylvie Kürsten, Kurt Mayer
Blurring the boundaries between entertainment and high culture, the series takes the viewer into a fine selection of the worlds most renowned museums. Artists from all genres as Vivienne Westwood or writer Karl Ove Knausgard present their iconic masterpieces with a very personal touch, contextualized by art historian and popular culture professor Matt Lodder from the UK.
Episodes: Museo del Prado (Joyce DiDonato), Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vivienne Westwood), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (Julie Mehretu), Musée d‘Orsay (Sasha Waltz), Uffizi Gallery (Wolfgang Joop), Rijksmuseum (Erwin Olaf), Alte Nationalgalerie (Katharina Grosse), Munch Museum (Karl Ove Knausgård).

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.

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.

BAUHAUS SPIRIT

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?

ISLAND OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS

AU, DE, UK 2018 • 93' • Gabrielle Brady
Christmas Island; In the middle of the Indian Ocean, 50 million red crabs make their ancient annual voyage from the jungle to the oceans edge. While thousands of asylum seekers are detained indefinitely in a high security facility. Poh Lin, a trauma counsellor living on the Island of Hungry Ghosts, bears witness to the decline of those being detained.

MORE HUMAN THAN HUMAN

BE, NL, US 2018 • 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.

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.

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.

Time Trial

UK 2017 • 82' • Finlay Pretsell
Using pioneering filming techniques, bespoke vehicles and on-bike cameras, TIME TRIAL offers a radical new insight into the world of professional cycling through the eyes of David Millar, the only British rider to have won all of the Tour de France jerseys. We experience the euphoria of the race, but also the tedium in what is Millar’s last encounter with the Tour de France. TIME TRIAL shows just how far a man will go in his will to win.
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