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WRITING WITH FIRE

IN 2021 • 93' • Rintu Thomas, Sushmit Ghosh
In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India's only newspaper run by Dalit women. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions, be it on the frontlines of India's biggest issues or within the confines of their homes, redefining what it means to be powerful.

ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE

US 2021 • 109' • Theo Anthony
ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE is an exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens.

AFRICAN APOCALYPSE

UK 2020 • 88' • Rob Lemkin
A young man’s epic journey across Africa in search of a colonial killer. Using Joseph Conrad’s 1899 novel Heart of Darkness as his guide, British-Nigerian Oxford student Femi Nylander travels to West Africa to uncover colonialisms darkest stories. Fiction and reality overlap as Femi is confronted with both the horrors of the past and present and a spirit of hope for the future. Amidst the rise of the Black Lives Matter protests, African Apocalypse is an exploration of oppression and resistance.

MAKING A MOUNTAIN

DK 2020 • 52' • Rikke Selin Fokdal, Kaspar Astrup Schröder
Following the process of a visionary project that combines waste management and infrastructure with spectacular architecture and a recreational urban space. Bjarke Ingels’ prestigious project Amager Hill - the waste-to-energy plant with a ski slope on top.

BELUSHI

2020 • 108' • R.J. Cutler
Using previously unheard audiotapes recorded shortly after John Belushi's death, director R.J. Cutler's documentary examines the too-short life of once-in-a-generation talent who captured the hearts and funny bones of devoted audiences. The tragic story of the shining star of all time classic Blues Brothers.

THE MEANING OF HITLER

US 2020 • 92' • Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker
THE MEANING OF HITLER is a provocative interrogation of our culture’s fascination with Hitler and Nazism set against the backdrop of the current rise of white supremacy, the normalization of antisemitism, and the weaponization of history itself.

Filmed in nine countries over three years, the film traces Hitler’s movements, his rise to power and the scenes of his crimes as historians and writers, including Deborah Lipstadt, Martin Amis, Sir Richard Evans, Saul Friedlander, Yehuda Bauer, and famed Nazi hunters Beate and Serge Klarsfeld, weigh in on the lasting impact of his virulent ideology.

As fears of authoritarianism and fascism now abound, the film explores the myths and misconceptions of our understanding of the past, and the difficult process of coming to terms with it at a time in our history when it seems more urgent than ever.

AALTO

FI 2020 • 52', 102' • Virpi Suutari
A documentary film journey into the life and work of one of the greatest modern architects Alvar Aalto.

MAYA

UK 2020 • 85' • Jamshid Mojaddadi and Anson Hartford
The true life story of an Iranian animal trainer and his hand-raised and beloved Bengal tiger Maya. With rare footage from inside Iran, we follow head zoo keeper Mohsen, who decides to unleash Maya for the first time. But instead of the perfect experience the trip triggers Mayas instincts and reveals a more complex side to keeping captive wild animals.

ROCKFIELD: THE STUDIO ON THE FARM

2020 • 61', 92' • Hannah Berryman
50 years ago, deep in the Welsh countryside, two brothers were milking cows and preparing to take over the family farm - but dreamed of making music. They had the audacious idea to build a studio in their farmhouse attic and record their own tunes. Animals were kicked out of barns and musicians were moved into Nan’s spare bedroom. Inadvertently, they’d launched the legendary Rockfield studios.

Black Sabbath, Oasis, Coldplay, Stone Roses, Robert Plant, Simple Minds and more recall the mayhem and music they made at Rockfield over the decades. This is a story of rock and roll dreams intertwined with a family business’s fight for survival in the face of an ever-changing music landscape.

Caught in the Net

CZ, SK 2020 • 63', 105' • Vit Klusak, Barbora Chalupova
Three young actresses pretend to be under-age and see what happens when signing up for a popular online chat room. An eye-opening experiment revealing how this modern form of child abuse became an extremely spread out and common threat.
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