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#Expression

#Expression

Director Belal Taheri 2018 Duration 45Min Country Iran

A cafe manager in Tehran adds “The Listener” to their cafe menu. The clients may order someone to listen to them.

A la Poursuite du Vent

A la Poursuite du Vent

Director Julia Clever 2018 Duration 62Min Country Belgium

After her grandfather's death, Julia Clever comes across objects revealing his nazi past. She doesn't remember questioning him about that past. She initiates a reflection on our history, that time, and our relationship to it.

A Northern Soul

A Northern Soul

Director Sean McAllister 2018 Duration 73Min Country United Kingdom

Steve, a hip-hop artist and warehouse worker in the small town of Hull in England, creates the “Beats Bus”, a musical bus to support underprivileged children of the area.

A Thousand Girls Like Me

A Thousand Girls Like Me

Director Sahra Mani 2018 Duration 80Min Country Afghanistan, France

Khatera, a 23-year-old Afghan woman who has been sexually abused for years by her father, decides to take him to court. Hence, she has to confront her family, her country's traditions and the archaic Afghan judicial system.

Allô Europe ?

Allô Europe ?

Director Sandrine Dryvers 2018 Duration 76Min Country Belgium

Sandrine Dryvers travels across Europe, with her phone in one hand, to try and understand the links that bind us together beyond the economic ties between countries.

América

América

Director Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside 2018 Duration 76Min Country United States

“América” is the uplifting, soulful story of three brothers who are brought together to care for their charismatic 93-year-old grandmother, América. The brothers, who are still young men, must confront the chasm between adolescent yearning and adult responsibilities as they learn to provide for her daily needs.

Anote’s Ark

Anote’s Ark

Director Matthieu Rytz 2018 Duration 77Min Country Canada

What happens when your nation is swallowed by the sea? With the harsh realities of climate change looming, the low-lying Pacific nation Kiribati must find a new solution for the survival of its people. With sweeping cinematography, “Anote’s Ark” interweaves two poignant stories.

Après le Silence

Après le Silence

Director Sonam Larcin 2018 Duration 23Min Country Belgium

When David fled his country, he had to leave the man he loved behind. He thinks about him, about their lives there, about the society that forced them to lead a clandestine life. 

Azadi

Azadi

Director Sam Peeters 2018 Duration 40Min Country Belgium

In 2016 a controversial deal was signed between the European Union and Turkey to stop refugees from making the short, yet perilous crossing to the Greek islands. ”Azadi” portrays the unusual transit zone that the island of Lesbos has become.

Beautiful Things

Beautiful Things

Director Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin 2018 Duration 96Min Country Italy

Every day in our obsessive consumption lifestyle, we accumulate objects that begin their production journey in an industrial site. Who are the monks in temples of steel and concrete who are at the base of creation, transport, marketing and destruction of these objects ? 

Blue

Blue

Director Karina Holden 2017 Duration 77Min Country Australia

By 2050, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. With the mass industrialization that has occurred in the oceans over the last century, more than half of all marine life is already lost. Industrial scale fishing, habitat destruction, species loss and pollution have placed the ocean in peril. “Blue” sets out the challenges we are facing and the opportunities for positive change.

Children Of The Snowland

Children Of The Snowland

Director Zara Balfour, Marcus Stephenson 2018 Duration 93Min Country United Kingdom, Nepal

In the mountain villages of Nepal, at just four years old, some children are sent to Kathmandu, to study. Upon graduation, aged 16, three children are making the trek home after ten years.

Coming To You, Minu

Coming To You, Minu

Director Jee Hyewon 2018 Duration 91Min Country South Korea

Coming to You, Minu, pays tribute to the Nepalese singer Minu, an illegal immigrant on South-Korean territory who was sent back home.

Cœur de Pierre

Cœur de Pierre

Director Claire Billet, Olivier Jobard 2018 Duration 89Min Country France

After a long and dangerous journey from Afghanistan, Ghorban arrived in France clandestinely and alone at the age of 12. Claire Billet and Olivier Jobard followed his journey during 8 years

Dans La Terrible Jungle

Dans La Terrible Jungle

Director Ombline Ley, Caroline Capelle 2018 Duration 81Min Country France

At the medical and educational institute La Pépinière in the North of France, a dozen unsubmissive, frank and spontaneous teenagers play the game of staging and film. 

Dark Eden

Dark Eden

Director Jasmin Herold, Michael Beamish 2017 Duration 80Min Country Germany

On a journey for an answer to the question "How high is the price for a better life?", Jasmin Herold explores Fort McMurray in the far north of Canada, home of the largest industrial project and the third largest oil reserve on the planet. People from all over the world come here to earn sky-high salaries at the expense of the environment…

Derrière Les Volets

Derrière Les Volets

Director Messaline Raverdy 2017 Duration 50Min Country Belgium

Starting from an empty factory, a family name and an archival trunk, Derrière les volets is a poetic wandering of an apprentice filmmaker who moves to her grandmother's house.

Eastern Memories

Eastern Memories

Director Niklas Kullström, Martti Kaartinen 2018 Duration 85Min Country Finland

With “Eastern Memories”, the film directors take us on an unexpected road movie into the Far East of Mongolia, Japan, China and South Korea.

Easy Lessons (Könnyu Leckék)

Easy Lessons (Könnyu Leckék)

Director Dorrotya Zurbò 2018 Duration 78Min Country Hungary

Kafiya Said Mahdi, a 17-year-old Somali refugee in Budapest, fled a forced marriage thanks to her mother. With modesty and poetry, she tells her about the personal and cultural changes in her new life.

Elections (Elezioni)

Elections (Elezioni)

Director Joséphine Jouannais 2018 Duration 13Min Country Belgium

Palermo, February 2018. The inhabitants are getting ready for the 4th of March parliamentary elections.

Emergence

Emergence

Director Javier Carrasco 2018 Duration 14Min Country Belgium

This experimental documentary is part of a reflection on our way of life in society and the so-called or considered marginal individuals.

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur

Director Virpi Suutari 2018 Duration 77Min Country Finland

Virpi Suutari films the everyday life of the self-employed entrepreneurs: their dreams, integrity, and ability to sustain their dignity amidst hardships. 

Está Todo Bien (It’s All Good)

Está Todo Bien (It’s All Good)

Director Tuki Jencquel 2018 Duration 70Min Country Venezuela, Germany

In a country in which the health system is increasingly dysfunctional, a pharmacist, a traumatologist, a social activist and two cancer patients are trying to survive.

Farine, Sel, Eau et Savoir Faire

Farine, Sel, Eau et Savoir Faire

Director Rino Noviello 2018 Duration 50Min Country Rino Noviello

“Farine, sel, eau et savoir-faire” presents the artisans who allow Sébastien, the baker of La Mie qui Roule, to have a quality raw material for his sourdough bread; Pierre, the grain farmer, Joseph, the miller and Pascal the salt worker. The film director provokes a reflection on our society of food abundance in which bread has simultaneously lost its nutritional richness, its symbolic importance and the attention of consumers…

Freedom Is a Big Word

Freedom Is a Big Word

Director Guillermo Rocamora 2018 Country Uruguay, Brazil

Mohammed Motan Mohammed spent thirteen years of his life in Guantánamo Bay. At the age of 38, he tries his luck in Uruguay and tries to erase the traumas caused by his detention. “Freedom is a Big Word” follows Mohammed and his wife in their almost illusory quest for a job and a place to raise the child they are expecting.

Generation Wealth

Generation Wealth

Director Lauren Greenfield 2018 Duration 105Min Country United States

Lauren Greenfield’s postcard from the edge of the American Empire captures a portrait of a materialistic, workaholic, image-obsessed culture. Simultaneously autobiographical and historical essay, the film bears witness to the global boom-bust economy, the corrupted American Dream, and the personal costs of late stage capitalism, narcissism, and greed.

HE

HE

Director Sam Kalantari 2018 Duration 32Min Country Iran

Like a science fiction film, “He” examines the surreal journey of window mannequins, from their conception in a factory to their possible end use

Homosapiens

Homosapiens

Director Robin Conrad (Loxley) 2018 Duration 4Min Country Belgium

“Homosapiens” se présente comme le procès de l’être humain égoïste, égocentrique, irréfléchi et robotisé.

How Big is the Galaxy?

How Big is the Galaxy?

Director Ksenia Elyan 2018 Duration 72Min Country Russia, Estonia

The Zharkov family belongs to the Dolgan community, one of the last indigenous peoples to pursue a traditional nomadic way of life in the extreme north of Siberia.

Immersion

Immersion

Director Alice Moons 2017 Duration 11Min Country Belgium

From the darkest depths of the sea to the aquariums in our homes, the fish language is part of our history.

In My Room

In My Room

Director Ayelet Albenda 2017 Duration 70Min Country Israel

Uncomfortable and insecure teenagers open the doors to their room by filming themselves in front of their webcam. To overcome the difficulties they face, as a therapy, they confide in Youtube as they would in a diary. Through their videos, we follow their transition from teenage years to adulthood.

In the Desert : Avidan’s Dream

In the Desert : Avidan’s Dream

Director Avner Faingulernt 2018 Duration 98Min Country Canada, Israël

“In The Desert” is a documentary diptych that portrays daily realities of shepherds in South Mount Hebron in an area led by the Palestinian authorities but controlled by the Israeli army.

In the Desert : Omar’s Dream

In the Desert : Omar’s Dream

Director Avner Faingulernt 2018 Duration 115Min Country Canada, Israël

“In The Desert” is a documentary diptych that portrays daily realities of shepherds in South Mount Hebron in an area led by the Palestinian authorities but controlled by the Israeli army.

In Touch

In Touch

Director Pawel Ziemilski 2018 Duration 60Min Country Poland

The Polish village of Stare Juchy has been pulled apart. A third of the population left to work in Iceland, and those who stayed behind—most of them from the older generation— are hoping for their return.

Kayayo

Kayayo

Director Mari Bakke Riise 2018 Duration 31Min Country Norvège

Bamunu, an 8-year old girl hasn’t seen her family since she was sent away from home two years ago to work as a Kayayo. ”Kayayo" means ”girl carrier” in the Ga language.

L'Escamoteur

L'Escamoteur

Director Cabiria Chomel 2016 Duration 15Min Country Belgium

Ladies and gentlemen, come and experience the incredible adventure of magic on the radio with the unique and inimitable Alain Demoyencourt! 

La Liberté

La Liberté

Director Guillaume Massart 2018 Duration 146Min Country France

In the eastern Corsican plain, Casabianda is a very unique detention centre, within a vast agricultural estate.

La Vie d’une Petite Culotte

La Vie d’une Petite Culotte

Director Stéfanne Prijot 2018 Duration 60Min Country Belgium

Wat if the process of making a pantyhose alone could symbolize the seized mechanisms of globalization?

Le Jour se Lèvera

Le Jour se Lèvera

Director Gessica Généus 2017 Duration 51Min Country Haiti, France

What is this “illness of the soul” that is slowly killing the Haitian people? Gessica Généus tries to understand the form of cultural bipolarity expressed mainly through spirituality by relying on her personal journey, marked by the mental illness of her mother.

Le Veilleur

Le Veilleur

Director Lou du Pontavice 2018 Country Belgium

A few months ago, Guandong became a security guard at the Beijing Central Musical Conservatory: his fourteen-year-old son just passed the entrance exam to study French Horn. But their common dream is that the teenager will manage to go abroad.

Lendemains Incertains

Lendemains Incertains

Director Eddy Munyaneza 2018 Duration 70Min Country Belgium

June 2015. In Burundi, demonstrations against Pierre Nkurunziza's third term of office bring thousands of people to the streets of Bujumbura. Eddy Munyaneza films the demonstrations, the first abuses and the victims.

Les dieux de Molenbeek

Les dieux de Molenbeek

Director Reetta Huhtanen 2018 Duration 73Min Country Belgique

The Molenbeek district of Brussels. A believed jihadi capital to some but home sweet home to the 6 year-old boys Aatos and Amine. This is where they listen to spiders, discover black holes and quarrel over who gets to command the flying carpet that will take them to the lands of their ancestors.

Les Enfants du Béton

Les Enfants du Béton

Director Jonathan Phanhsay-Chamson 2018 Duration 7Min Country France

French of Chinese descent, the film director questions the debates and polemics raised by the French “identité nationale” debate.

Les Lunes Rousses

Les Lunes Rousses

Director Tülin Özdemir 2019 Duration 98Min Country Belgium

Tülin Özdemir tells the story of her aunt Tüncay, a Turkish woman whose dreams fade away after an arranged marriage and an early teenage pregnancy.

Light, Shade, Life

Light, Shade, Life

Director Shahriar Pourseyediyan 2018 Duration 20Min Country Iran

Another look at disability. On a child, rejected by medicine who makes unexpected intellectual and artistic progress thanks to an alternative education nourished by the love and perseverance of his father.

Lola

Lola

Director Paola Stévenne 2019 Duration 50Min Country Belgium

Lola grew up in a brothel. For a long time, she carried this secret. Today, she talks about the time she used to steal girls' lipstick.

Losing Alaska

Losing Alaska

Director Tom Burke 2018 Duration 82Min Country Ireland

Climate change has a very concrete impact on the 375 residents of Newtok. The members of that small community from Alaska watch their homes disappear into rolling seas as winter storms steal their coastline and melting permafrost erodes the edges of their town…

L’œil du Tigre

L’œil du Tigre

Director Raphaël Pfeiffer 2018 Duration 78Min Country France

Laurence lives in a remote village in France with her husband, a farmer, and her two sons. She dreams of becoming a Viet Vo Dao champion, a vietnamese martial art.

Marcher Pour Genna

Marcher Pour Genna

Director Frédéric Furnelle, Olivier Bourguet 2018 Duration 90Min Country Belgium

On the night of the 6th of January, orthodox Ethiopians celebrate Christmas. To witness this unique display of faith, Frédéric Furnelle and Olivier Bourguet start a 23 days march from the Simien mountains towards Lalibela

Me, my English and all the languages of my life

Me, my English and all the languages of my life

Director Anna Raimondo 2015 Duration 15Min Country Belgium

Living and working all over the world, Anna Raimondo wonders about her relationship with the different languages of her life: Italian, Spanish, French and English.

Mountain (Bjeshkë)

Mountain (Bjeshkë)

Director Grégoire Verbeke 2018 Duration 14Min Country Belgium

Springtime in northern Albania sparks the herding of goats from the lowlands, up to the towering mountain sides. In a long journey to reach the pastures of the Albanian mountains, we follow Prek Gjoni, a shepherd moving his cattle

My Father is My Mother’s Brother

My Father is My Mother’s Brother

Director Vadym Ilkov 2018 Duration 76Min Country Ukraine

Anatoly Belov, an underground artist from Kyev, raises his five-year-old niece Katya, whose mother, suffering from a mental illness, can no longer take care of.

Netizens

Netizens

Director Cynthia Lowen 2018 Duration 95Min Country United States

More than one in five women have experienced online harassment or abuse. “Netizens” exposes this phenomenon, spreading from the web to the most intimate corners of womens' lives.

New Voices in an Old Flower

New Voices in an Old Flower

Director Quino Piñero 2016 Duration 69Min Country Ethiopia, United Kingdom, Spain

The album releases that have crossed Ethiopian borders are mainly recordings from the 50’s to the 80’s, however, the contemporary music scene from Addis remains unknown to the rest of the world. 

Nofinofy

Nofinofy

Director Michaël Andrianaly 2019 Duration 73Min Country France, Madagascar

In Madagascar, after the municipality tears down his hair salon, Roméo has to leave Tamatave’s high street for the city’s popular districts. He moves into a small shabby shed where he dreams of building a proper salon.

Our Song To War (Nuestro Canto a La Guerra)

Our Song To War (Nuestro Canto a La Guerra)

Director Juanita Onzaga 2018 Duration 14Min Country Colombia, Belgium

Crocodile-men, a mystical river, the funeral rite of the Novenario... All these elements constitute strange beliefs on the same territory : Bojaya in Colombia.

Paperland (Papierenland)

Paperland (Papierenland)

Director Marie van Vollenhoven 2018 Duration 50Min Country Netherlands

Shahib has been living in the Netherlands for twenty years, after he fled his motherland Somalia at the age of nine with his mother and brother. He looks back on his experience in a flowing mix of word, music and performance.

Récit de Soi

Récit de Soi

Director Géraldine Charpentier 2018 Duration 5Min Country Belgium

Lou tells his story, his relationship to gender, clothing and other unavoidable markers, while non-binary representations are rare.

Sakawa

Sakawa

Director Ben Asamoah 2018 Duration 81Min Country Belgium, Netherlands

In Ghana, hundreds of people are using sakawa, an Internet financial scam. Ben Asamoah introduces us to this community of fraudsters.

Sheep Hero (Schapenheld)

Sheep Hero (Schapenheld)

Director Ton Van Zantvoort 2018 Duration 81Min Country Netherlands

Stijn, an idealist with a cheerful, relaxed nature, is one of the last remaining Dutch shepherds working in the traditional way. But nowadays, little remains of the romance and peace that we associate with the centuries-old tradition of sheepherding.

Sortir de ce jardin

Sortir de ce jardin

Director Claire Gatineau 2018 Duration 48Min Country Belgium

Sortir de ce jardin tells the story of a group of people, young and old, from various backgrounds, inhabitants and workers, vegetable gardeners, from the old Molenbeek district, of which the director herself is a member.

Summa

Summa

Director 

Andrei Kutsila 2018 Duration 50Min Country Poland, Belarus

Andrzej Strumiłło, a ninety-year-old outstanding Polish artist lives in a small village surrounded by beautiful nature. He is visited by a young Belarussian woman — a painter and a horse lover. 

Suspension d’Audience

Suspension d’Audience

Director Nina Marissiaux 2018 Duration 24Min Country Belgium

Five people who were not involved in the justice system before find themselves bound to each other by a trial

The Band

The Band

Director Ladislav Kaboš 2018 Duration 80Min Country Czech Republic

The Band chronicles the birth of the Gypsy Band Lomnické Čháve in difficult social circumstances of a Roma settlement in Eastern Slovakia. They want to make it in the society at large, get out of the ghetto village, grime, poverty and start living with dignity. 

The Cleaners

The Cleaners

Director Mortiz Riesewieck, Hans Block 2018 Duration 95Min Country Germany, Brazil

Reviewing 25,000 images a day to remove immorality from the web is the daily life of anonymous Filipino employees hired by the Silicon Valley. ”The Cleaners” follows the routine of those who are confronted with the most sordid content on the Internet on a daily-basis.

The Days And The Year

The Days And The Year

Director Othmar Schmiderer 2018 Duration 87Min Country Austria

On a small farm in the Waldviertel region of Austria, Gottfried and Elfie decided in favour of small-scale farming. The two of them pursue this goal, always regarding their animals as living creatures and the soil as a cosmos in its own right.

The land of peach blossoms

The land of peach blossoms

Director Mingying Zhou
 2018 Duration 99Min Country Chine

One of the skyscrapers in the Chinese city of Chongqing houses a unique restaurant. The diners become part of a spectacular show featuring dance and martial arts, inspired by old traditions and contemporary patriotism.

The Time We Have Left (De Tijd Die Ons Rest)

The Time We Have Left (De Tijd Die Ons Rest)

Director Vincent Everaerts 2017 Duration 58Min Country Belgium

On his 18th birthday Vincent ran away from a dysfunctional home situation, never to return. Today, seven years later, he is a filmmaker. He draws on the wildness of his memories to meet the mother with whom he has lost contact.

The Truth About Killer Robots

The Truth About Killer Robots

Director Maxim Pozdorovkin 2018 Duration 83Min Country United States

How does work automation affect our society?  What impact does it have on humanity? When a robot kills a human, who is to blame? “The Truth About Killer Robots” explores the dangers of robotization, and raises the questions of responsibility and morality that this implies.

The Way Back

The Way Back

Director Maxime Jennes, Dimitri Petrovic 2019 Duration 66Min Country Belgium

Hussein crossed lands, seas and borders to arrive in Brussels from Baghdad. A year later, he decides to go backwards.

Timebox

Timebox

Director Nora Agapi 2018 Duration 73Min Country Romania

Nora Agapi offers an immersion in her father's memories, a romanian photographer and film director.

Too Beautiful - Our Right to Fight

Too Beautiful - Our Right to Fight

Director Maceo Frost 2018 Duration 75Min Country Netherlands, Cuba

Namibia Flores Rodriguez, a talented boxer, dreams of winning an Olympic medal in her discipline. But in Cuba, women are not allowed to box. At 39 years old, a year from the official age limit, she is fighting for her last chance.

Un Mois d’Août en Ville

Un Mois d’Août en Ville

Director Yasemin Akinci, Delphine Menoret 2018 Duration 69Min Country France

Assuming that they would have to spend August in their city, Marseille, the film directors decided to investigate what they feared to know: boredom. 

Un Pays Plus Beau qu’Avant

Un Pays Plus Beau qu’Avant

Director Hannes Verhoustraete 2019 Duration 70Min Country Belgium

A documentary film about a Congolese businessman in Brussels. The wanderings of Jean-Simon reveal a microcosm of informal commerce within the Congolese community.

Une Nouvelle Vie

Une Nouvelle Vie

Director Stefan Ivanov 2018 Duration 75Min Country Canada, Bulgaria

Bulgaria, 1990. Communism collapses and thousands of Bulgarians emigrate to Canada. Why would you want to leave your country to build a new life? 

Unspoken (Onbesproken)

Unspoken (Onbesproken)

Director Tobias de Win 2018 Duration 5Min Country Belgium

The documentary evokes the difficulties that fathers encounter in their relationships with their children.

Vacancy

Vacancy

Director Alexandra Kandy Longuet 2018 Duration 80Min Country Belgium

Last refuge for the ones left behind by the American dream, the motel in the USA is home to drifting humans who, from crisis to crisis - economic and personal - have been dispossessed of all.

Welcome to Sodom

Welcome to Sodom

Director Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer 2018 Duration 92Min Country Austria, Ghana

Sodom is like a beast. "Sometimes you kill the beast, sometimes the beast kills you." In Accra, Agbogbloshie is the largest electronic electronic waste dump in the world. It is one of the most poisonous places on earth.

When Lambs Become Lions

When Lambs Become Lions

Director Jon Kasbe 2018 Duration 79Min Country United States

What do you do when your job becomes illegal? At the border of a wildlife reserve, an ivory dealer and his wildlife ranger cousin are trying to provide for their families suvival. 

When The War Comes (Az Prijde Válka)

When The War Comes (Az Prijde Válka)

Director Jan Gebert 2018 Duration 76Min Country Czech Republic, Croatia

Peter Švrče, a confident and ambitious young man, is worried about Slovakia's future and the arrival of migrants. If there’s going to be a war, Peter wants to be prepared for it.

Women With Gunpowder Earrings

Women With Gunpowder Earrings

Director Reza Farahmand 2018 Duration 77Min Country Iran

Iraq 2016, the Iraqi army repels Daesh's troops. Noor Al-Helli is on site to report on the fighting on the front. Very quickly, she comes across a refugee camp of the self-proclaimed Islamic State families and decides to collect their stories, complaints and positions.