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A Man and a Camera

A Man and a Camera

Director Guido Hendrikx 2021 Duration 63Min Country Netherlands

Guido Hendrikx travels through the Dutch hinterland, silently pointing his camera at everyone he meets. Faced with this impenetrable cameraman suddenly intruding into their private sphere, the reactions of the inhabitants follow one another but are not quite the same. How far will this intruder be able to intrude into the lives of strangers? 


A New Shift

A New Shift

Director Jindřich Andrš 2020 Duration 91Min Country Czech Republic

The coal mine for which Tomaš has worked for twenty-five years is about to close. Forced to emerge from the depths of the life he had been used to, he agrees to follow a training program to become a computer programmer.

A Single Day

A Single Day

Director Fédéric Furnelle 2020 Duration 45Min Country Belgium

October 2019, Frédéric Furnelle is hosted for a week by Assayuh, who lives in an isolated village, seven days' walk from Lalibela in Ethiopia.

A Thousand Cuts

A Thousand Cuts

Director Ramona S. Diaz 2020 Duration 98Min Country États-Unis, Philippines

The authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is making life difficult for his country's democracy. Disinformation campaigns are emerging on social networks and increasingly infiltrate society. In this context, journalist Maria Ressa brings into play the tools of the free press - and her own freedom - to defend truth and democracy.

A Way Home

A Way Home

Director Karima Saïdi 2020 Duration 89Min Country Belgium, France, Morocco, Qatar

Karima helps her mother, Aïcha, who suffers from Alzheimer, go over valuable moments of her life on tape, rendering them immortal. From Brussels to Tangier, the odyssey of a family marked by exile is evoked through confessions, pains, separations, grieves and joys. A touching tribute from a daughter to her mother. 

Anny

Anny

Director Helena Třeštíková 2020 Duration 66Min Country Czech Republic

From 1996 to 2012, Anny’s life -or more precisely, Anny’s lives- was -were- recorded by Helena Trestíková. Living in Czech Republic, Anny is a modest, funny and persevering woman from the working class.

Arica

Arica

Director Lars Edman, William Johansson Kalén 2020 Duration 97Min Country Sweden, Chile, Belgium, Norway, United Kingdom

In 1984, the Swedish mining company Boliden had toxic waste shipped to Chile, where it was supposed to be properly treated. In reality, some of the waste was dumped on the edge of the desert town of Arica, with disastrous consequences for the health of the inhabitants.

AYI

AYI

Director Aël Théry and Marine Ottogalli 2019 Duration 69Min Country France

The film exposes the chaos of an ultra-modern city working towards the extinction of practices deemed insalubrious and the eviction of an unwanted population, embodied by Ayi.

Ballad for Galilei

Ballad for Galilei

Director Ralitza Dimitrova 2020 Duration 26Min Country Bulgaria

At the age of 91, Galiley moved into his grandfather’s childhood village. After pursuing a career as an artist and respected professor at the National Academy of Arts in Sofia, Bulgaria, he now surrounds himself with a multitude of versions and originals of his artworks.

Beating Heart

Beating Heart

Director Thibaud Libermé 2020 Duration 17Min Country Belgium

Assia has been in Belgium for a year and a half. A young 15-year-old boxer, she dreams of becoming a world champion.

Blow it to Bits

Blow it to Bits

Director Lech Kowalski 2019 Duration 108Min Country France

An extraordinary concert is about to take place in the middle of France where the GM&S factory was threatened by a permanent shut down.

China Dream

China Dream

Director Hugo Brilmaker, Thomas Licata 2020 Duration 76Min Country Belgium

Enter the train of progress!

The small town of Datong is being transformed, following the path of the great Chinese history. Young people work hard aiming for the sky, tradition is disappearing facing modern urbanism and nothing will stop the progression of power.


Dad’s leaving

Dad’s leaving

Director Pauline Horovitz 2020 Duration 60Min Country France

It is never too late to fulfil one's dreams: at 70, Pauline Horovitz's father decided to change his life after his retirement. A former gynaecologist and obstetrician at the Bordeaux University Hospital, whose work has always been a priority, he now intends to make up for this sudden idleness. And why not by becoming an actor?

Dear Future Children

Dear Future Children

Director Franz Böhm 2021 Duration 89Min Country Germany, United Kingdom, Austria

Through the portraits of three young women environmental activists , Dear Future Children, captures the energy, determination and creativity of a generation which, although they might not know it, are already making a big impact on the world. A powerful movie from which you don’t leave the same !

Downstream to Kinshasa

Downstream to Kinshasa

Director Dieudo Hamadi 2020 Duration 88Min Country Democratic Republic of the Congo, Belgium, France

For two decades, the victims of the Six-Day War in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have been fighting for the recognition of this bloody conflict and demanding compensation.

Dying to Divorce

Dying to Divorce

Director Chloe Fairweather 2021 Duration 80Min Country United Kingdom, Norway, Germany, Turkey

In Turkey, more than one in three women is a victim of domestic violence and the number of femicides continues to grow. Filmed over a period of five years, Dying to Divorce follows the poignant struggle of a Turkish lawyer, Ipek Bozkurt, in the face of scandalously lenient justice towards violent men.

Millenium Studio debate on 9 May here

Family History

Family History

Director Mathilde Blanc 2020 Duration 28Min Country Belgium

Olivier is a hypochondriac pharmacist who regularly consults his fellow doctors.

Her Mothers

Her Mothers

Director Asia Dér, Sári Haragonics 2020 Duration 75Min Country Hungary

As Hungary’s political climate becomes increasingly radicalized, Virág, a former green politician, loses faith in the pretend-to-be democratic parliament of Hungary and retires from politics. She and her musician partner, Nóra, decide to adopt a child and focus on building a family together.

Hey! Teachers!

Hey! Teachers!

Director Yulia Vishnevets 2020 Duration 88Min Country Russia

Two young intellectuals arrive in a small industrial town to work as teachers. They are idealistic and dream of changing the educational system in an environment marked by conservatism.

Holy Father

Holy Father

Director Andrei Dăscălescu 2019 Duration 85Min Country Romania

Director Andrei and his partner, Paula, learn that they are to become parents. As the mother-to-be struggles with the absence of strong parental role models, Andrei sets out to find a father who abandoned the family home to become a monk on the edge of Mount Athos. 

I Need the Handshakes

I Need the Handshakes

Director Andrei Kutsila 2020 Duration 18Min Country Belarus, Poland

In a remote hamlet in Belarus. Walentyna, 92, lives in a small cottage where she takes care of her daughter, Tania, who was born paralyzed.

Icemeltland Park

Icemeltland Park

Director Liliana Colombo 2020 Duration 40Min Country United Kingdom, Italy

Welcome to Icemeltland Park, a new amusement park where tourists flock to watch the collapse of the Greenland ice pack. Treated as a dystopia, this documentary is a pamphlet as effective as it is caustic, pinning down, with biting irony, a disastrous environmental spectacle.

Immersion

Immersion

Director Zinia Scorier, Marie Royer et Mathis Dubrul 2019 Duration 6Min Country Belgium

Based on the audio testimonies of three immigrants, Immersion reflects their adaptation to a festive but flooded city.

It’s Night Outside

It’s Night Outside

Director Léa Tonnaire, Caroline Guimbal 2020 Duration 65Min Country Belgium

Vania, Denski and Saniok have been friends forever. They live in the northern suburb of Kiev. In their thirties, their smiles and their desire to live without concessions have not been tarnished by the hardships, arrests and shenanigans.

Journey to Utopia

Journey to Utopia

Director Eirik Mo Erlend 2020 Duration 88Min Country Denmark / Norway / Sweden

Erlend Mo, his wife and their three children lead a picture-perfect life on an idyllic farm in Norway. The only downside is that both parents often commute to work by plane, and their carbon footprint weighs heavily on their conscience.

 

Kaleido

Kaleido

Director Laurier Fourniau 2020 Duration 16Min Country Belgium, France

On their way to a fashion show, Mona and Karim are blocked by a yellow waistcoat protest. Forced to continue by foot in the midst of the political movement, they will react differently to the collective energy spreading through the streets of Paris.

Le divorce de mes marrants

Le divorce de mes marrants

Director Romy Trajman, Anaïs Straumann-Levy 2020 Duration 83Min Country Belgium, France, United-States

In the midst of an existential crisis, Romy decides to go to her father's house in Brussels and investigate the reasons for her parents' divorce.

Lost in Memories

Lost in Memories

Director Ruud Lenssen 2019 Duration 70Min Country The Netherlands

Jac has everything he needs to be happy; land with horses, chickens, a vegetable garden... A little earthly paradise that he shares with his wife Ria, and which he considers to be his life's work. Unfortunately, he suffers from an incurable cerebral sclerosis which has created irreversible damage and which time will hardly improve.

Maddy the Model

Maddy the Model

Director Jane Magnusson 2020 Duration 91Min Country Sweden

The Australian model Maddy Stuart has walked the catwalk at New York Fashion Week, been on the cover of international fashion magazines, and has more than 700,000 followers on Facebook. But life is not straightforward, as Maddy has to fight her own battles every day.

Millenium Studio debate on 9 May here 

Master of None

Master of None

Director Daniel Scott 2020 Duration 2Min Country Belgium

Is an ode to liminality, a manifesto of futility, told through fragmentary explorations of the vulnerability and incompleteness of the human experience.

Maya

Maya

Director Jamshid Mojaddadi, Anson Hartford 2020 Duration 87Min Country United Kingdom

Thousands of visitors come every day to the zoo of the Iranian city of Mashhad to see Bengal tigress Maya and her trainer Mohsen. Since he raised the animal, he is the only person Maya listens to, and both of them formed an astonishing relationship.

New Gods

New Gods

Director Loïc Hobi 2020 Duration 19Min Country France / Switzerland

This experimental short film revisits the 2014 massacre in Isla Vista, California, during which six people’s lives were taken away by Elliot Rodger.

 

No Visible Trauma

No Visible Trauma

Director Marc Serpa Francoeur, Robinder Uppal 2020 Duration 96Min Country Canada

Despite relatively low crime rates, the Calgary Police Service has killed more people in recent years than police officers in other major Canadian cities, and more than the New York or Chicago police in 2018.

Office 39 - Kim’s Cash Machine

Office 39 - Kim’s Cash Machine

Director Sebastian Weis 2020 Duration 58Min Country Germany

How is North Korea, a country under international embargo for more than fifteen years, able to finance a nuclear weapons program large enough to challenge the United-States ?

Once Upon a Time in Venezuela

Once Upon a Time in Venezuela

Director Anabel Rodríguez Ríos 2020 Duration 99Min Country Venezuela, United Kingdom, Austria, Brazil

Once a goldmine for the entire Venezuelan population thanks to its oil reserves, the region surrounding Lake Maracaibo is now abandoned. Stricken by drought and pollution, forgotten by the government, the floating village of Congo Mirador sees its inhabitants inexorably exile and die little by little.

Ophir

Ophir

Director Alexandre Berman, Olivier Pollet 2020 Duration 97Min Country France, United Kingdom

Located in the Solomon Islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, Bougainville is part of Papua New Guinea. Ophir looks back at the history of a people who have suffered colonisation but are still seeking freedom and independence.

Passages

Passages

Director Caroline Côté, Florence Pelletier 2020 Duration 82Min Country Canada

In July 2019, five women attempt to cross Kuururjuaq Park in Quebec's far north. They follow a 160-kilometre passage that has been used by Inuit hunters for thousands of years.

Passion - Between Revolt and Resignation

Passion - Between Revolt and Resignation

Director Christian Labhart 2019 Duration 80Min Country Swiss

In the 1970s, filmmaker Christian Labhart protested against nuclear energy by wearing a sweater he had knitted himself. Today, married and father of a family, he looks back on his activist past and gives us an excellent historical and human kaleidoscope punctuated by Bach’s music and  texts of Franz Kafka, Bertolt Brecht, Slavoj Zizek and Ulrike Meinho.

Play God

Play God

Director Anne-Lise Michoud 2020 Duration 70Min Country France, Mexico

In a context of fervent devotion to the most adored saints of Mexico City, a new figure was born: Santa Anima. It celebrates the very essence of mankind: creation.

Please Hold the Line

Please Hold the Line

Director Pavel Cuzuioc 2020 Duration 86Min Country Austria

The global use of communication media such as phones, televisions and the internet continues to grow rapidly. “Please Hold the” Line follows telecoms engineers across Ukraine, Romania, Moldova and Bulgaria on visits to their customers

Postwar Album

Postwar Album

Director Àngel Leiro, Airy Maragall 2020 Duration 75Min Country Spain, Bosnia Herzegovina

25 years after the siege of Sarajevo, the Spanish war reporter Gervasio Sánchez returns to the scene. There he meets the adults he photographed as a child, having chosen to capture life rather than death and destruction on film. 

Que no me roben los sueños

Que no me roben los sueños

Director Zoé Brichau 2020 Duration 29Min Country Belgium

At the end of 2019, a revolution rises in Chile. A group of friends actively joins the protests.

Radiograph of a Family

Radiograph of a Family

Director Firouzeh Khosrovani 2020 Duration 82Min Country Norway, Switzerland, Iran

It is through family photos and fictional conversations that the director, Firouzeh Khosrovani, tells us how her father, turned towards modernity, and her mother, religious and conservative, coexist under one roof and evolve differently with the changes in Iranian history.

Reunited

Reunited

Director Mira Jargil 2020 Duration 78Min Country Denmark, Sweden

When Rana and Muhkles are forced to flee the war in Syria in a desperate search for a stable and secure future for their family, they are separated from their children. Rana is in Denmark, Muklhes lives in Canada and their sons Jad and Nidal, aged 11 and 17 years old, are alone in Turkey.

School of Hope

School of Hope

Director Mohamed El Aboudi 2021 Duration 78Min Country Finland, France, Morocco

A tribe in the desert decided to stay on its land and fight for an education for its children. A dream that does not come true without difficulties, because when a child goes to school, they cannot work next to their parents.

Shift

Shift

Director Pauline Beugnies 2021 Duration 61Min Country Belgium

SHIFT is the story of a bike courier with more than 20,000 km on the clock, who has worn the "polka dot jersey" and who fights against an algorithm on a daily basis. One day, this courier says no, he doesn't agree to be paid by the job despite the "coolness" of his profession which has become a "flexi job".

Silent Voice

Silent Voice

Director Reka Valerik 2020 Duration 51Min Country France, Belgium

Khavaj, a young and hopeful Chechen of MMA (mixed martial arts), was forced to flee his country under threat from his brother, who discovered he was gay. The shock of exile and death threats caused psychogenic aphonia, leaving him unable to speak. 

Soin

Soin

Director Marine Pascal 2020 Duration 16Min Country Belgium

Soin offers us a grooming session of a deceased person, where we can see both the necessarily meticulous work and the respect for the dead.

Square-eyed

Square-eyed

Director Louison Assié, Laure Massiet du Biest 2020 Duration 20Min Country Belgium

In Marseille, pilot city of automated public video surveillance, cameras are blooming.

Stolen Fish

Stolen Fish

Director Gosia Juszczak 2020 Duration 30Min Country United Kingdom / Poland / Spain

In Gambia, the smallest country in continental Africa, fish is now being ground into powder by Chinese companies. The fishmeal is exported to Europe and China to feed animals for industrial farming.

The Blue House

The Blue House

Director Hamedine Kane 2020 Duration 56Min Country Belgium, Cameroon, Senegal

In the heart of the Calais Jungle, the "blue house on the hill" is the work of Alpha, an artist in exile for many years.

 


The Case You

The Case You

Director Alison Kuhn 2020 Duration 80Min Country Germany

What is the boundary between the "I" of the individual and the "actor's play", and what are the limits that should not be transgressed? These are the questions this documentary raises through the testimonies of six young women who were manipulated, assaulted and sexually abused during an audition.

The Filmmaker's House

The Filmmaker's House

Director Marc Isaacs 2020 Duration 75Min Country United Kingdom

When Marc Isaacs gets a call from his producer inviting him to make a film in which "sex, crime and celebrity will be the major themes, as this is a profitable niche", he decides, as a contradiction, to turn his house into a film location where the people around him will become the real stars of everyday life.

The Inheritors

The Inheritors

Director Charlotte Diament 2021 Duration 52Min Country Belgium

Between yesterday and today, Les Héritières questions the impact of an ideology of openness advocated in the 1980s and interrupted ten years later.

The Man who was looking for his Son

The Man who was looking for his Son

Director Stéphane Correa, Delphine Deloget 2020 Duration 76Min Country France, China

Ten years ago, Wu lost his one-year-old son, kidnapped in his own house during the night. Convinced that his son was sold to another family, Wu does not give up hope.

The Many Lives of Kojin

The Many Lives of Kojin

Director Diako Yazdani 2019 Duration 88Min Country France

A political refugee in France, Diako Yazdani returns to Iraqi Kurdistan and seizes the opportunity to introduce his family to Kojin, a 23-year-old gay friend. 

 

The Present Simple Tense

The Present Simple Tense

Director Dmitry Kabakov 2019 Duration 91Min Country Russia

The film follows the daily life of people living in a small village near Moscow, where elders live side by side with migrants from Tajikistan.

The Story of Plastic

The Story of Plastic

Director Deia Schlosberg 2019 Duration 95Min Country United-States / Belgium / China / Indonesia / India / Philippines

From its manufacturing process to its first intrusion into our lives and through  its gradual invasion into our daily lives, The Story of Plastic traces with exceptional thoroughness and great originality the history of this material considered at one time as a revolution but the use and recycling of which are now one of the major environmental issues.

Millenium Studio debate on 9 May here

The Wakeful Sleeper

The Wakeful Sleeper

Director Boris Van Der Avoort 2021 Duration 74Min Country Belgium

In search of the reasons for his chronic insomnia, the director films his own investigation into sleep.

Wood, Game-changers Undercover

Wood, Game-changers Undercover

Director Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, Ebba Sinzinger 2020 Duration 52Min Country Austria, Germany, Romania

Filmed like a real spy movie, Wood is an unmistakable environmental thriller that is by no means fictional.

Zamara

Zamara

Director Arthur Michel 2020 Duration 24Min Country Belgium, Palestine

Songs, stories and voices resound in the camp of Dheisheh, Palestine, along with a group of young men looking for their friend who is about to go out of jail.