Chiledoc Berlinale 2024


The meaning of war

UKRAINE: Abel Ferrara's idiosyncratic take on the war in Ukraine melds poetic performances by Patti Smith with the experience of people at war.

Are we being fooled by IKEA’s promise of a greener future?

CAPITALISM: Ikea, consuming a tree per second, acquires vast lands globally, endangering ecosystems and becoming the forest's most formidable foe.

Reverberations through time and space

PALESTINE: Four generations of Palestinian women take us on a journey through family, war, memory and identity.

Jazz hands

GEOPOLITICS: How jazz music played a role in political manoeuvres during the Cold War.

The perilous path of exposing corruption

IRAN: Examining Iran's lack of free media and the risks faced by those, like Roohallah Zam, who dare to challenge the clerical elite's authority.

The cost of progress

POLLUTION: An exploration of the inextricable link between breathtaking natural beauty and ecological and health disaster, as much as that of life and death, in a Sicilian contested petrochemical plant.

Opposite poles

SCIENCE: The scientific and the natural combine to construct a contemporary portrait of a contradictory reality in the Catalan countryside and help us rethink our relationship with these seemingly antithetical worlds.

Could Taiwan be the next Ukraine?

TAIWAN: The democratic spirit of Taiwan and its complex relationship with its powerful neighbour.

The enigma of consciousness

SCIENCE: Dive into Theater of Thought, where Werner Herzog navigates the complex world of brain science, revealing its multidimensional challenges and the profound implications for humanity's future.