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Sektionen 2017

This section covers politically motivated film issues which are also awarded at the festival. 

Birds Are Singing in Kigali

FF 2017 | Poland 2017 | 113 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze
rated for 0 + years
Ruanda, 1994. The Polish ornithologist Anna is on a field trip when the genocide of the Tutsis at the hands of the Hutus breaks out. Anna manages to …

Citizen Jane: Battle for the City

FF 2017 | USA 2016 | 92 Min. | OV
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In den 1950s, city planner Robert Moses had big plans for New York: run-down quarters would be flattened and replaced with …

Corporate

FF 2017 | France 2017 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Nicolas Silhol
rated for 0 + years
Emilie is an HR manager and the soulless, smiling embodiment of neo-liberal profit maximisation ideology. She gets rid of "unviable" employees by …

Human Flow

FF 2017 | Germany 2017 | 140 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ai Weiwei
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY For the last two years, Ai Wei Wei has lived outside China as an involuntary emigré.  The people that he met on a year-long …

I am Gentrifications: Confessions of a Scoundrel

FF 2017 | Switzerland 2017 | 96 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Thomas Haemmerli
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Thomas Haemmerli is Swiss and the son of a lawyer has had a chequered career: the army, squatter, student of law and philosophy, yuppie, …

Life Guidance

FF 2017 | Austria 2017 | 101 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ruth Mader
rated for 0 + years
Europe in the not too distant future: capitalism has perfected itself and developed an enthusiastic class of achievers to keep it going. They live …

Long Echo

FF 2017 | Germany 2017 | 87 Min. | OV with German subtitles
Director: Veronika Glasunowa, Lukasz Lakomy
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY Dobropillja lies in East Ukraine, 70km from the embattled border to the areas held by pro-Russian separatists. At first glance, the …

Men Don't Cry

FF 2017 | Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia 2017 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Alen Drljević
rated for 0 + years
The last guests of the season gather at a hotel in the Serbian mountains. They have come to finally face their traumas. At least that's the plan of …

Napalm

FF 2017 | France 2017 | 100 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Claude Lanzmann
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY In 1958, a young French socialist is a member of the first official Western delegation ever to visit North Korea. He gets to know a …

Paris is a moveable feast - a film in 18 waves

FF 2017 | France 2017 | 95 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Sylvain George
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY After the terror attacks on Paris in November 2015, a state of emergency was declared and the right of assembly strictly limited. …

Taste of Cement

FF 2017 | Germany, Lebanon, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Qatar 2017 | 85 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Ziad Kalthoum
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY More than one million people have fled the war in Syria to Lebanon. Many of them work on building sites constructing skyscrapers in …

Tuktuq

FF 2017 | Canada 2016 | 94 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Robin Aubert
rated for 0 + years
A cameraman wangles himself a lucrative assignment: documenting the lives of the Inuit communities in Nunavik province for the Canadian government. …

Us and Them

FF 2017 | United Kingdom 2017 | 83 Min. | OV
Director: Joe Martin
rated for 0 + years
Philippa's parents are shocked. This coarse prole brought home by their daughter is her fiancé? It soon becomes clear that Danny isn't just some …

The Wait

FF 2017 | Denmark 2016 | 61 Min. | OV with English subtitles
Director: Emil Langballe, Andrea Storm Henriksen
rated for 0 + years
DOCUMENTARY She lives in a small town, talks with her girlfriends about boys they fancy and plays football in the local club. Rokhsar would be living …

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