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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.

100 million views

100 million views

Director Itamar Rose 2019 Duration 58Min Country Israël, Duitsland

Itamar Rose is op zoek naar een manier om bekend te worden op Youtube. In zijn zoektocht naar viraliteit stuit de Israëlische satirische activist en mislukte Youtuber op de realiteit van machtige monopolies en bewakers van informatie.

12 Onzas

12 Onzas

Director Patricio Serna Salazar 2010 Duration 54Min Country Mexico

With exceptional filming, the filmmaker shows us the reality of Mexican children whose dream is to become professional boxers. Through a few magnificent portraits, we discover the world of boxing behind the scene. To reach the top you have to receive many blows for only one out of three thousand boxers makes it.

17 Blocks

17 Blocks

Director Davy Rothbart 2019 Duration 97Min Country USA


Two decades of intimate home video show the story of the Sanford family whose struggles with addiction and gun violence eventually lead them to a journey of love, loss, and acceptance.17 Blocks illuminates a nation's ongoing crisis through one family's raw, stirring, and deeply personal saga.

24 Buckets, 7 Mice, 18 Years

24 Buckets, 7 Mice, 18 Years

Director Marius Iacob 2012 Duration 30Min Country Romania

Imre and Piroska live an isolated and poor life mining charcoal. Their quiet life is disturbed by the rising numbers of foreign tourists who come to see "real forest people" among other touristic attractions. Between the hard work and pictures with tourists, they dream about winning the lottery with a very personal combination of numbers. Yet, every morning, weather forecasts and the lottery drawing announce the beginning of another hard day.

24 Snow

24 Snow

Director Mikhail Barynin 2016 Duration 93Min Country Russia

In the Tundra, in the Arctic part of Yakutia, the climate is unbearable. In winter, the temperature drops to -65°C. There is no phone service, electricity nor roads. Living in such conditions means a daily struggle with nature and oneself. On a quest for liberty and independence, Sergei breeds his herd of horses, while being challenged by the extreme climatic conditions and the distance from his family.

31 haltes

31 haltes

Director Dorothée Van Den Berghe, Griet Van Reeth 2014 Duration 62Min Country Belgium

The visual thread running through the documentary 31 Haltes is the Stockel-Erasme Metro line crossing Brussels, whose route briefly brings together thousands of people and enables very different worlds to interact. The film follows six different people in their daily activities above and below ground. What links them are stories of loss and absence; of dreams and desires. Griet Van Reeth creates an intimate and poetic portrayal of a city and its various inhabitants.  The filmmaker will be there to talk after the movie 

5 O'Clock

5 O'Clock

The 5 O’Clock are meetings reserved for audiovisual professionals, either from Belgium or internationally. The meetings intend to raise questions about the films programmed at the festival and watching directors and professionals address different issues and queries that cover the aspects and stakes of documentary creation and its economy.


66 Seasons

66 Seasons

Director Péter Kerekes 2003 Duration 86Min Country Slovaquie

A film about the Košice swimming pool, the place where, according to the filmmaker's slogan, "history came to swim." Set between 1936 and 2002, the story reflects historical events that took place in Central and Eastern Europe during that period. Using the pool as a backdrop where three generations came to cool off, a kind of "personal theatre" has been created, a space which becomes itself a model for evoking social history.

68, mon père et les clous

68, mon père et les clous

Director Samuel Bigiaoui 2017 Duration 84Min Country France

Opened 30 years ago, in the middle of the Quartier Latin in Paris, my father's hardware store is a meeting point for the neighbourhood and the playground of my childhood years. As it is about to close forever, I'm on my father's side in the last moments of the store. At the same time I try to understand why this former maoist militant with a university degree has ended up selling nails.

A Blooming Business

A Blooming Business

Director Ton van Zantvoort 2009 Duration 52Min Country The Netherlands

Roses sold in Europe often arrive from Africa. But at what price? Jane, Osca and Kennedy reveal the inside story of the global flower industry in Kenya - the violence, the terrible working conditions, the pollution and the drainage of a lake. Is this really fair for a bunch of roses?

A busz (A sárgabusz)

A busz (A sárgabusz)

Director Pálfi Szabolcs 2003 Duration 9Min Country Hungary

Somewhere in Hungary, at the dawn of the year 2000, a bus disappears, becoming a 'ghost' bus that has neither driver nor passengers. Starting from real recordings of voices and sounds, the director uses the form of an animated film to document the life of a Hungarian village. The young people are moving to the city, and only older people stay in the village, leaving the yellow buses empty.

A Certain Liberation

A Certain Liberation

Director Yasmine Kabir 2003 Duration 38Min Country Bangladesh

During the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh, Gurudasi Mondol became insane having watched her entire family murdered by the Razakars, the pro-Pakistani forces. She continues roaming the streets of a small rural town Kopilmoni, in quest of what she lost. Indifferent to authority and other people's contempt, she steals from foreigners and goes to places allowed only to men. In Kopilmoni, Gurudasi has become a legend. Through her untamable personality, she keeps the spirit of the liberation war alive.   

A Family Affair

A Family Affair

Director Tom Fassaert 2015 Duration 116Min Country The Netherlands

On his 30th birthday, Tom Fassaert receives a mysterious invitation from his 95 ­year ­old grandmother Marianne to come visit her in South Africa. At that time, the only thing he knows about her are the myths and predominantly negative stories his father told him. She was a femme fatale who went through countless men, a famous model in the 1950s, and a mother  that  put  her  two  sons  into a children’s home. Fassaert decides to accept her invitation. But when his grandmother makes an unexpected confession, his venture becomes much more complicated than he could ever have imagined.

A Fish Tale

A Fish Tale

Director Emmanuelle Mayer 2019 Duration 52Min Country Israel

Johnny believes in the future of Africa. He lives in Israel, but dreams of returning home with modern fish farming techniques. His wife, Thérèse, sees little hope back home. She is determined to create the best possible future for their children. When their visas expire, tensions between the two arise, leading to an inevitable clash.

A Goat For A Vote

A Goat For A Vote

Director Jeroen van Velzen 2014 Duration 52Min Country The Netherlands

Three young candidates start their campaign to become president on a school in the village of Kilifi, Kenya. Magdalene wants to show that women can make a difference in an environment dominated and corrupted by men. Harry comes from a very poor family and knows that winning could mean his way out. Said is resourceful and with a heart­breaking smile. Who has the best cards to win the presidency?

A Haunting History

A Haunting History

Director Ilse & Femke van Velzen 2015 Duration 69Min Country The Netherlands

Anuol Deng is a newly qualified lawyer who, after studying in Britain, returns to South Sudan with the hope of rebuilding his country after independence. Yet, the readjustment of living and working back home holds more challenges than he could have foreseen. When a new civil war breaks out he has to flee the same bullets that chased him as a little boy. History is repeating itself and his motherland’s violent past comes back to haunt him. Will Anuol be able to overcome these hardships and reconcile with his past?

A l'usage des vivants

A l'usage des vivants

Director Pauline Fonsny 2019 Duration 27Min Country België

Twintig jaar na de moord in België van Nigeriaanse asielzoeker Semira Adamu, vertellen twee vrouwen een verhaal van strijd en feminisme. In hun verhalen beschrijven zij de realiteit van detentiecentra voor migranten, de toestanden van hun detentie en de daden van bewakers en politieagenten. 

A la Poursuite du Vent

A la Poursuite du Vent

Director Julia Clever 2018 Duration 62Min Country Belgium

Na de dood van haar grootvader komt Julia Clever voorwerpen tegen die zijn naziverleden onthullen

A Maid For Each

A Maid For Each

Director Maher Abi Samra 2016 Duration 67Min Country United Arab Emirates

Domestic work represents a real market in Lebanon, segmented according to the national and ethnic origins of the worker. Zein El-Amin manages a maid agency. In a catalogue, he helps each client to choose the best candidate according to his or her needs. A Maid for Each observes the components of this system that transforms young women coming from Africa and Asia into merchandise to be exchanged. In this business, the notion of a maid is utterly dehumanised and becomes a product.