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COLONIALSM: A painful voyage back to the silenced Algerian War of Independence

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Our cherished NATO

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Populism – a buzzword?

The term «populism» is so broad as to be basically meaningless. It can conjure the spectres of fas...

The Good Terrorist [dir: Robert Oey]

TERRORISM: The Good Terrorist provides many inspiring images about Islamic terrorism but fails to explain the motives of those ready to kill in its name

#FEMALE PLEASURE [dir: Barbara Mille]

#FEMALE PLEASURE uncovers how the female body is being demonized and breaks the silence concerning female sexuality.

Far From Past / The Booth of Sabeth [dir: Nicole Foelsterl, Florian Kogler]

MIGRANTS: Two short Austrian documentaries offer varied glimpses into the experiences of elderly, post-war migrants and their lives built in its capital city, Vienna.

Our Defeats [dir: Jean-Gabriel Périot]

ACTIVISM: A humiliating police encounter instills a newfound attitude of dissent toward state control for a group of Parisian high school students.

Prosecuting Evil [dir: Barry Avrich]

The still lively and brilliant Ben Ferencz – now nearly 100 – is the compelling subject of Avrich’s doc.

Life Is a belief [dir: Han Xiao]

CHINA: The separate stories of two men struggling to pay for unexpected medical operations together form a prism through which to view modern China.

Your Turn [dir: Eliza Capai]

BRAZIL: The story of radical street protests in Brazil told through the experiences of youngsters involved in a mass student democracy movement.

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Gods of Molenbeek [dir: Reetta Huhtanen]

Aatos and Amine are deep thinkers, bright and curious. We follow the life of these two six-year-olds in Molenbeek – a multi-ethnic suburb in Brussels – discovering different ways of thinking about god(s) and pondering about life and its aftermath.

Daymohk, The Ancestral Land [dir: Masha Novikova]

CHECHNYA: The way Daymohk opens, one might think it‘s going to be a film that uncritically praises traditional Chechen folk culture and the Head of the Chechen Republic. But the film becomes more interesting once you get past the opening.

Hungary 2018 [dir: Eszter Hajdú]

HUNGARY: Hungary 2018 is a film that shows a caricature of an election campaign in which the winner has already been chosen.

The Serengeti Rules [dir: Nicholas Brown]

NATURE: The Serengeti Rules uncover the self-regulating mechanisms in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, and shows how carnivores can play a crucial role – from the top down.

Born in Evin [dir: Maryam Zaree]

IRAN: Imagine being born in one of Iran’s most gruesome political prisons, not knowing anything about your past, except for what your body tells you. Born in Evin is a story about a brave young woman who seeks the truth about her past.

Grit [dir: Sasha Friedlander, Cynthia Wade]

CAPITALISM: A disturbing documentary discloses the catastrophic consequences of a man-made natural disaster.

The Reformist – A Female Imam [dir: Marie Skovgaard]

ISLAM: In 2015 the Syrian–Finnish Dane Sherin Khankan decided to create a woman-lead mosque in Copenhagen. Director Marie Skovgaard has followed her struggle between individual vision and the challenge of creating a collective.

Democracy Ltd [dir: Robert Schabus]

POPULISM: Democracy Ltd is a wake-up call for the people of Europe at a time when the dark forces of populism are on the rise.


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The New Left’s cinematic revolt
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In Extremis: A story about bravery, talent and betrayal
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War reporter Rania Abouzeid gained unprecedented access to the heart of the Syrian conflict by clandestinely entering Syria over a number of years. No Turning Back tells the Syrians stories.