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“All people should see these films, because you don’t know how the world is, until you have.”
Looking for a laugh in North Korea? Comics Jacob Simon, together with Mads Brügger, who poses as their manager, gets permission to put on a vaudeville act in Pyong Yang, North Korea.
Director/Producer: Mads Brügger Year: 2009 Original Title: The Red Chapel Country: North Korea
The Undocumented tells the stories of migrants who have died in the Arizona desert, and follows them on their long journey home. While others simply disappear never to be heard from again.
Director/Producer: Marco Williams Year: 2012 Country: Mexico/USA
GAY IN UGANDA: CALL ME KUCHU
The last year in the life of veteran activist David Kato, as he labors to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, or “kuchus”.
Director/ Producer: Malika Zouhali-Worrall & Kathrine Fairfax Wright Year: 2012 Original title: Call me Kuchu Country: Uganda
MY CHILDHOOD IN HELL
Failure, violence and sexual abuse were everyday life in Lisbeth Zornig Andersen’s upbringing. She begins an uncertain journey to uncover how these terrible events could take place.
Director/Producer: Mette Korsgaard Year: 2012 Country: Denmark
THE GOOD SON:
SEXCHANGE IN ISRAEL
The incredible story of Or, a 22-year-old israeli person secretly saving up for reassignment surgery in Thailand. A tale about fear, self-doubt, willpower, the importance of family and being able to be who you are.
Director/Producer: Shirly Berkovitz Year: 2013 Original Title: The Goodson Country: Israel
INNOCENT ON DEATHROW
A criminal who didn’t commit a crime. A mystery murder without a body. A look at the corrupt Philippine legal system, like a Kafkaesque story, featuring false witnesses, cover-ups and human rights violations.
Director/Producer: Michael Collins & Marty Syjuco Year: 2011 Original title: Give Up Tomorrow Country Philippines
LOOKING FOR THE REVOLUTION
Evo Morales, Bolivia’s first indigenous President struggles to empower the poor and end systemic corruption. Comparatively Jiovana Naivis, a corrupt politician witnesses the social change from her prison cell.
Director/Producer: Rodrigo Vazquez Year: 2007/2014 Original title: Looking for the Revolution
THE RELUCTANT REVOLUTIONARY
As Yemen moves toward an important turning point in the 2011 revolution, documentary filmmaker Sean McAllister follows his guide Kais, a young father who prefers to look on at the tumult from a distance.
Director/Producer: Sean McAllister Year: 2011 Country: Yemen
RUSSIA’S TOUGHEST PRISON
Federal Penal Colony No. 56 is situated in central Russia, in a forest larger than Germany and a seven- hour drive from the nearest city. There are 260 prisoners serving out their sentences, all of them for murder.
Director/Producer: Nick Read & Mark Franchetti Year: 2013 Original title: The Condemned Country: Russia
SOLDIER WOMAN: TO SEE IF I’M SMILING
A unique look at the tense relationship between Israel and the Palestinian population, through the perspective of women drafted into Israel’s military service.
Director/Producer: Tamar Yarom Year: 2007 Original title: To See if I’m Smiling Country: Israel
SOLDIERS WHO RAPE
In Democratic Republic of the Congo the mass rape of women by soldiers, is an accepted weapon of war. Here a number of soldiers tell their stories in an effort to acknowledge the atrocities they have committed.
Director/Producer: Ilse van Velzen & Femke van Velzen Year: 2009 Original title: Weapon of War Democratic Country: Republic of Congo
THE JOURNALIST AND THE MASS MURDER
Over a three-year period Thet Sambath talks with Nuon Chea, Pol Pot’s deputy, about all phases of his political career except the years of the Khmer Rouge regime. Then he makes his first admission.
Director/Producer: Rob Lemkin & Thet Sambath Year: 2009 Original title: Enemies of the People Country: Myanmar
Nagieb Khaja, a young Danish journalist of Afghani origin, travels to Lashkar Gah in Afghanistan. Assisted by 30 locals he captures a rare glimpse of everyday life in a war-torn existence.
Director/Producer: Nagieb Khaja Year: 2012 Original title: My Afghanistan – Life in the forbidden zone Country: Afghanistan
Andrew McAuley sets out to become the first person to kayak from Australia to New Zealand. After a month at sea, his unshakeable need to conquer the unknown, ultimately costs him his life.
Director/Producer: David Michod & Jennifer Peedom Year: 2008 Original Title: Solo Country: Australia
BIGGEST CHINESE RESTURANT IN THE WORLD
The proprietress, the bridegroom- to-be and the young waitress. Through the eyes of the staff and guests of the world’s biggest Chinese restaurant, we gain a unique picture of modern China.
Director/Producer: Weijun Chen Year: 2008 Country: China
In the Indian city of Mumbai, 13 people die on public transportation every day. The solution: a massive suspension bridge to be built off the coast, linking the north of the city to the south.
Director/Producer: Camilla Nielsson & Frederik Jacobi Year: 2009 Original title: Cities on Speed – Mumbai Disconnected Country: India
FIRST TO FALL
In 2011 two friends abandon their peacef their home country of Libya to fight in the revolution. Driven by their hatred of Muammar Gaddafi and a desire to be art of history.
Director/Producer: Rachel Beth Anderson & Timothy Grucza Year: 2013 Country: Russia
DISSAPEARED BY THE IRA
What do you do when your mother suddenly disappears and never comes back? The powerful story of those killed and then secretly buried by the IRA during the conflict in Northern Ireland.
Director/Producer: Alison Millar Year: 2013 Original title: The Disappeared Country: Northern Ireland