In her film, the director juxtaposes Lithuanian mythology on household deities and the current situation in the Netherlands, where the housing crisis has pushed people to live in camping vans.
Made over six years in the hotels of six different countries, Hotel Diaries charts the 'War on Terror' era of Bush and Blair through a seven-part series of video recordings that relate personal experiences to the ongoing conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Israel/Palestine.
Off-screen, several anonymous Pakistani women talk about their sexuality. The images of the conventional partiarchal society are in sharp contrast to the liberating explicitness of the accounts of clit stimulation, sex with multiple partners, pissing, abortions, and rape.
A unique recording from 1936 in South Africa captures the voice of a man named Mukalap, who invites the Europeans to listen to him and hear his native language, !Ora. The film is a response to Mukalap’s message...
A short socially-critical mosaic shot on 16mm film explores how much the way of thinking has changed in Western society in the past few decades, wondering whether equality and diversity are a matter of course, or whether they are still just meaningless words.
An empathic observational documentary unveils the everyday life of a terminally ill woman.
This black and white video essay creates a parallel between the sedimentation and transformation of inorganic substances and the migration of civilization throughout history.
At the centre of the story is a remarkably astute and luminous 12-year-old black girl whose poignant observations about life, the soul, and the power of art give voice to those rarely heard in society.
The Dispossessed examines the global food crisis from the viewpoint of farmers in various countries, exploring how their situation relates to the economic crisis, rural exodus, and dwindling natural resources.
The docu-fiction essay portrays self-taught but ambitious right-wing populists who long to play a high-stakes game and act as fictional characters, grey eminences or manly heroes.
Acto de fé (1970) adapts Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story Erostratus about a man on the verge of despair who decides to buy a gun and go out to kill at random.
Kalado is a film about love, fight and cleaning. Japanese performer Sai Kijima is dancing his life story. About his father, about his love for ballet and his partner Anna, who is a kung- fu master. About his aggression and fragility of relationships...
This is a wandering film through lake Walden’s frozen banks in Concord, New England, town where Henry David Thoreau and Nathaniel Hawthorne look at each other in silence, under the snow in Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.
French-Mexican surrealist artist Alice Rahon made her only film - The Wizard - in 1947, which was lost before its first release. From this came a dream of a never-before-seen work, an encounter with a person who is unjustly forgotten, and an excursion to the landscapes of image, sound and imagination.
Jelena’s Song is an elegantly structured visual and sonic poem about the transformative power that emerges from an artist’s journey through memory and the rituals of everyday life.
This feature documentary captures the subtle nuances of a culturally diverse neighbourhood—Vancouver’s once-thriving Chinatown—in the midst of a transformation that plays out across many ethnic enclaves in North America.
Extraction: The Raft of the Medusa is a meditation on humanity’s massive redesign of the planet and a dystopic pamphlet on the anthropocene.
The director recalls the years he spent in Bosnia and Hercegovina and with his distinctive humour he relates different stories from childhood in Tito's Yugoslavia and experiences from the war that led to the country's break-up.
Croatia, January 1992. In the midst of the Yugoslav Wars, Chris, a young Swiss journalist is found dead under mysterious circumstances...
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