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My Favorite War-documentary-featured

My Favorite War

CONTROL: An animated coming of age story about escape from authoritarian brainwash. [Director Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen]

Born in Evin

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. [Director Maryam Zaree]

The Border Fence

The Border Fence draws out the anxieties and fears of a community in the grip of a shifting political landscape, provoking unavoidable parallels with an increasingly divisive Europe. [Director Nikolaus Geyrhalter]

Welcome to Sodom

The shocking reality of Ghana’s electronic waste dump Sodom reveals the truth about our unending need for the newer and better in Western consumerism. [Director Florian Weigensamer ,Christian Krönes]

Kids of Neoliberalism

How «Generation Y» got fooled by the neoliberal promise.

Beyond Cinema: The Dumpster Kid Experiment and Other Utopias /Carolee, Barbara and Gunvor/ Acedia/ Kameshki (Pebbles)

The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen offers an oasis of innovative, experimental and artistic film. [Director Robert Fischer/ Lynne Sachs/Luciano Piazza/ Mikhail Zheleznikov]

The structural cruelty of American prisons

Marc Morjé Howard’s book provides a shocking picture of America’s treatment of convicts through a detailed comparison of the European and American Prison systems.

Victory Day (Den’ Pobedy)

Sergei Loznitsa’s most recent film contrasts the sombre with the celebratory at the yearly pro-Russia gathering on Victory Day at the Soviet Memorial in Berlin. [Director Sergei Loznitsa]

When the war comes (Až přijde válka)

When the war comes reveals not only the increasing threat we are facing from far-right groups, but also the vulnerability of our constitutional systems. [Director Jan Gebert]
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