Director Julia Clever 2018Duration 62MinCountry 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.
Director Sahra Mani 2018Duration 80MinCountry 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.
Director Erick Stoll, Chase Whiteside 2018Duration 76MinCountry 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.
Director Matthieu Rytz 2018Duration 77MinCountry 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.
Director Sam Peeters 2018Duration 40MinCountry 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.
Director Giorgio Ferrero, Federico Biasin 2018Duration 96MinCountry 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 ?
Director Karina Holden 2017Duration 77MinCountry 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.
Director Jasmin Herold, Michael Beamish 2017Duration 80MinCountry 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…
Director Dorrotya Zurbò 2018Duration 78MinCountry 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.
Director Rino Noviello 2018Duration 50MinCountry 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…
Director Guillermo Rocamora 2018Country 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.
Director Lauren Greenfield 2018Duration 105MinCountry 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.
Director Ayelet Albenda 2017Duration 70MinCountry 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.
Director Pawel Ziemilski 2018Duration 60MinCountry 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.
Director Gessica Généus 2017Duration 51MinCountry 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.
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.
Director Eddy Munyaneza 2018Duration 70MinCountry 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.
Director Reetta Huhtanen 2018Duration 73MinCountry 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.
Director Shahriar Pourseyediyan 2018Duration 20MinCountry 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.
Director Tom Burke 2018Duration 82MinCountry 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…
Director Frédéric Furnelle, Olivier Bourguet 2018Duration 90MinCountry 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
Director Grégoire Verbeke 2018Duration 14MinCountry 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
Director Michaël Andrianaly 2019Duration 73MinCountry 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.
Director Marie van Vollenhoven 2018Duration 50MinCountry 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.
Director Ton Van Zantvoort 2018Duration 81MinCountry 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.
Director Claire Gatineau 2018Duration 48MinCountry 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.
Director Ladislav Kaboš 2018Duration 80MinCountry 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.
Director Mortiz Riesewieck, Hans Block 2018Duration 95MinCountry 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.
Director Othmar Schmiderer 2018Duration 87MinCountry 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.
Director Mingying Zhou 2018Duration 99MinCountry 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.
Director Vincent Everaerts 2017Duration 58MinCountry 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.
Director Maxim Pozdorovkin 2018Duration 83MinCountry 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.
Director Maceo Frost 2018Duration 75MinCountry 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.
Director Christian Krönes, Florian Weigensamer 2018Duration 92MinCountry 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.
Director Reza Farahmand 2018Duration 77MinCountry 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.