Ten contemporary storytellers of different cultures create an imaginary epic story and the aromas of culturesbv carry us from one storyteller to the next.
Loss of family space, work space, urban space and memory space. These four subdivisions of space tested by time, searching for and responding to each other, contaminated by chaos in a town falling apart.
DIAL H-I-S-T-O-R-Y, the acclaimed hijacking documentary that eerily foreshadowed 9-11. We meet the romantic skyjackers who fought their revolutions and won airtime on the passenger planes of the 1960's and 1970's...
“Nobody leaves his village willingly,” says Antonio, sitting in his armchair. He left Sardinia to come and bury himself alive in a coal mine in Belgium...
The film is a voyage between reverie and reality, where we cross both inner and geographic boarders. By train, we travel through Europe and Turkey, to the closed boarder between Turkey and Armenia…
In Silent Visitors, Ayumi, Doitehu and Mike all share the same passion for haikyo. Their visits to these contemporary ruins reveal some aspects of their unique personalities, and at the same time, shines a subdued light on a post-tsunami Japanese society.
Refugees from the Caucasian republics, Armenians, Azerbaijanis and Russians, meet on the shore of the Black Sea: they work as shop keepers, life guards, karaoke singers, or just enjoy their holidays.
Happy Farm, an organic vegetable farm, is a part of zen-buddhistic monastery called Plum Village, established by a Nobel Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh...
During the Vietnam War, the demarcation line between North and South Vietnam became a regular target of U.S. bombings, forcing villagers to hide in underground tunnels...
To paraphrase Joris Ivens in discussion with Chris Marker: One can never stop at the surface, no matter how attractive its form may be, because the way a current looks does not say anything about the river's nature...
Few films are as perceptive about the routine gestures that amass over a lifetime spent together as Manu Gerosa’s Between Sisters. Ornella and Teresa have cared for each other through their whole lives. As Teresa's memory beginning to fade with age, Ornella — the younger of the two — decides to share a painful story practically as old as their relationship, reaching back to childhood.
The interwoven stories of Henriette, a female post-office clerk, colleagues Simon and Nzai at the railway station and the group of firemen in the only fire station give an insight into their daily lives and survival in the third largest city of Africa, Kinshasa.
12-year-old Kwinten loves to play outside. His father is a commander on a Belgian navy ship and is often away at sea for weeks. For Kwinten, his father is his hero and he misses him a lot. But Kwinten has found ways to deal with that.
Work for one day observes the daily routine at an official daylabourers’ office in Berlin. A magnifying lens of modern day working society, in a documentary chamber play.
An inspiring story about Paul, a 12-year-old boy from the township Dunoon in Capetown, South-Africa.
A tragic comedy of a sweet little girl, who grows up to be a crazy old cat lady.
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