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  • Crop

    Germany, Egypt, 47 min.
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    Crop

    Germany, Egypt , 47 min
    D: Johanna Domke, Marouan Omara

    Arabic (Subtitled: EN), English, English (Subtitled: DE)

    CROP sheds new light on the Arab Spring by investigating how social movements are communicated through mass media. This experimental documentary by Johanna Domke and Marouan Omara was shot at Egypt's largest newspaper building.

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  • The Specialist

    F, IL, D, B, A, 123 min.

    The Specialist

    F, IL, D, B, A , 123 min
    D: Rony Brauman, Eyal Sivan

    Hebrew (original version, Subtitled: DE, EN, FR)

    THE SPECIALIST documents the 1961 Nazi war criminal trial against Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. This was the first ever war criminal trail to be filmed. “A chilling documentary” (Reuters)

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  • What Does Home Mean?

    Germany , 2 min
    D: Filip Piskorzynski, Alexandra Heneka

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    WHAT DOES HOME MEAN? This question is answered by a child in this short film by Filip Piskorzynski and Alexandra Heneka.

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  • Let's Go to the Rat

    USA , 90 min
    D: Andrew Szava-Kovats

    English (original version)

    The documentary LET'S GO TO THE RAT is insider-view story of the Rat, a club in Boston that gave birth to the punk scene there, putting Boston on the map as a major rock town. The Rat also paved the way for such seminal acts as the Pixies.

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  • Way of Passion

    Austria , 89 min
    D: Joerg Burger

    Italian (original version)

    WAY OF PASSION by Joerg Burger documents the 400 years old traditional Good Friday procession in Trapani, Sicily - from the preparations until the big day itself.

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  • Metropolis Ferry

    Spain , 16 min
    D: Juan Gautier

    Spanish (Subtitled: EN)

    In METROPOLIS FERRY, a short film by Juan Gautier, David returns from a trip to Morocco with his brothers. On the Spanish border an incident occurs and he decides to intervene.

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  • Grandma, a Thousand Times

    UAE, Qatar, Lebanon, 47 min.

    Grandma, a Thousand Times

    UAE, Qatar, Lebanon , 47 min
    D: Mahmoud Kaabour

    Arabic (original version, Subtitled: EN, FR)

    A poetic, multiple award winning documentary by Lebanese filmmaker Mahmoud Kaabour. A feisty Beirut grandmother is at the center of a brave filmmaking exercise that aims to capture and commemorate family memory from the passage of time and death.

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    Yuri Lennon's Landing on Alpha 46

    Germany, Switzerland , 15 min
    D: Anthony Vouardoux

    English (original version, Subtitled: DE)

    A cosmonaut experiences extraordinary challenges during his space mission in the short film YURI LENNON'S LANDING ON ALPHA 46 by Anthony Vouardoux.

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  • 30 Years of Darkness

    Spain , 55 min
    D: Manuel H. Martín

    Spanish (Subtitled: EN)

    30 YEARS OF DARKNESS is a real gem, fusing interviews, analysis and some terrific animation into an intriguing whole that plays like an intelligent thriller. " - Variety
    The documentary 30 YEARS OF DARKNESS tells the unbelievable story of Manuel Cortés, the 30-year Spaniard who hid in a hole to escape Franco’s repression.

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  • Pit No. 8

    EE, RU , 57 min
    D: Marianna Kaat

    (Subtitled: EN)

    In Marianna Kaat's documentary, 15-year-old Yura puts his dreams on hold in an emotionally riveting struggle to provide for his sisters the only way he can: illegally and perilously mining the remaining scraps from a once-thriving Ukrainian coal town.

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  • Inextinguishable Fire

    Federal Republic of Germany, 22 min.
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    Inextinguishable Fire

    Federal Republic of Germany , 22 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    In his influential documentary essay INEXTINGUISHABLE FIRE, the "most important agitprop film of the Vietnam movement," director Harun Farocki reflects on weapons of mass destruction and illustrates the devastating effect of napalm by putting a cigarette out on his hand.

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    Still Life

    Germany , 56 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German, English, French

    Are today's advertising photographers continuing in the tradition of 17th century Flemish painters? This is one theory director Harun Farocki poses in his documentary STILL LIFE.

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    I Thought I Was Seeing Convicts

    Germany , 26 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    English

    The installation I THOUGHT I WAS SEEING CONVICTS by media artist Harun Farocki examines prison architecture integrates footage from prison surveillance cameras at the Maximum Security Prison in Corcoran, California.

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    The Silver and the Cross

    Germany , 18 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German, English

    The installation THE SILVER AND THE CROSS by media artist Harun Farocki examines the 1758 painting "Depiction of the Cerro Rico and the Imperial City of Potosí" by Gaspar Miguel des Berrío. Farocki uses the medium of video to dissect the painting and its historical layers.

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  • Sudden and Unexpected - A Déjà-Revue (Plötzlich und unerwartet )

    Germany , 30 min
    D: Michael Brynntrup

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    SUDDEN AND UNEXPECTED - A DÉJÀ REVUE is a short film by one of Germany's most respected experimental film artists, Michael Brynntrup, featuring one of Germany's unique talents, Udo Kier (MANDERLAY) and filmmaker Mara Mattuschka.

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  • Love, Jealousy and Revenge (Liebe, Eifersucht und Rache)

    Germany , 7 min
    D: Michael Brynntrup

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    LOVE, JEALOUSY AND REVENGE, a short film by Michael Brynntrup, is "a spontaneous, kitschy, unerring, and spicy parable about mutual understanding featuring the world famous underground star BeV Stroganov. (Jury Filmfest Dresden, 1993)

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  • In Comparison

    Germany , 61 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    English, English (Subtitled: ES)

    A documentary about the brick - its sound, its nature, its uniqueness. Documentary filmmaker Harun Farocki looks at various brick production sites around the world, comparing techniques. IN COMPARISON – the brick and its tradition.

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    Nicht ohne Risiko

    Germany , 52 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German (original version), German (Subtitled: EN, FR, ES)

    In his examination of venture capital, NOTHING VENTURES, director Harun Farocki shows two days of tough negotiations between entrepreneurs and bankers, and reveals some of the pressures manufacturers are facing to stay innovative and competitive.

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  • The Creators of the Shopping Worlds

    Germany , 72 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    CREATORS OF THE SHOPPING WORLDS – A documentary by Harun Farocki that looks at customers in shopping centers and malls and how they are tempted to part with their money, and the mass of analysts behind the manipulation process.

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  • The Statics - Engineering Memory Bridges (Die Statik der Eselsbrücken)

    Germany , 20 min
    D: Michael Brynntrup

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    The short film THE STATICS – ENGINEERING MEMORY BRIDGES (Die Statik der Eselsbrücken) by director Michael Brynntrup is a “superb biography - a pseudo-scientific collection of curiosities with puns turning artistic somersaults." (Abendzeitung, Nuremberg)

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  • Narcissus and Echo

    Germany , 14 min
    D: Michael Brynntrup

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    NARCISSUS AND ECHO, a short film by Michael Brynntrup, is a “delightfully mannered game of deception, honored by the German Film Critics Association as the best experimental film of 1990. A highlight of camp aesthetic.” (Rundbrief Film)

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  • Deep Play 12 Channel Overview

    Germany , 135 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German

    DEEP PLAY by media artist Harun Farocki is a multi-channel installation of the 2006 football world cup finals. The screens combine the artist's own footage, FIFA footage, digital analyses and 2D and 3D animation sequences. This video displays all 12 channels on one screen.

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  • Transmission

    Germany, 43 min.

    Transmission

    Germany , 43 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    English (original version), German (original version)

    TRANSMISSION by Berlin media artist Harun Farocki studies the hand movements and gestures of people as they visit memorials, statues and monuments. For example, how visitors of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington touch the engraved letters and trace the names of those who gave their lives to war.

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  • War at a Distance

    Germany , 57 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    A documentary by Harun Farocki, WAR AT A DISTANCE focuses on the concept of 'clean wars' and shows how high-tech dehumanization and a high cost in human life is shrouded when graphic depictions of casualties from Drone and missile attacks are carefully hidden from the public.

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    Workers Leaving the Factory

    Germany , 36 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German, English, French, English (Subtitled: ES)

    In his documentary essay WORKERS LEAVING THE FACTORY, media artist Harun Farocki shows various cinematic depictions of laborers as they exit factories with footage from documentaries, newsreels, industry and propaganda films, and feature films.

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  • Images of the World and the Inscription of War

    Federal Republic of Germany , 73 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    English, German

    IMAGES OF THE WORLD AND INSCRIPTION OF WAR a documentary by Harun Farocki about concentration camp recordings taken by American bombers in the Second World War. The filmmaker asks why strategic interests, ignored the suffering of millions.

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  • Respite

    Germany , 40 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German, English (Subtitled: ES)

    The essay film RESPITE by German director Harun Farocki resurrects film footage shot by Rudolf Breslauer, a temporary inmate of the Dutch transit camp for Jews. The footage was commissioned by the camp’s SS commandant. RESPITE won an award at Locarno in 2007.

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  • Veronika (vera ikon)

    Germany , 11 min
    D: Michael Brynntrup

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    In his short film VERONIKA (VERA IKON) Michael Brynntrup takes the biblical prohibition of images literally. God's life story in the form of a trailer: from zero B.C. to the Second Coming of Christ - coming soon.

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  • An Image

    Federal Republic of Germany, 25 min.

    An Image

    Federal Republic of Germany , 25 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    In making the documentary AN IMAGE, Documenta artist Harun Farocki spent 4 days on the set of a Playboy shoot. As the playmate reveals all, so does Farocki, astutely exposing the interplay between eroticism, media and commerce. realeyz.tv exclusively presents the newly digitized version.

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  • A New Product

    Germany , 36 min
    D: Harun Farocki

    German (original version), German (Subtitled: EN)

    Acclaimed filmmaker and artist Harun Farocki (“SERIOUS GAMES I-IV”, “Inextinguishable Fire”) unleashes A NEW PRODUCT in this ironic documentary about "workplace enhancement".

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  • I Do Air

    UK , 7 min
    D: Martina Amati

    English (original version)

    In the short film I DO AIR by Martina Amati a girl surrounded by divers and swimmers feels ashamed of her fear of jumping into the water. But she can escape her fears if she holds her breath for long enough and surrenders to her imagination.

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  • Addiction

    Germany , 85 min
    D: Torsten Königs, Christoph Tölle

    German (original version), German (Subtitled: EN)

    In the documentary ADDICTION we follow four people in Berlin - three men and a woman – who live their daily lives under the sign of drug addiction. We see how they buy, prepare and consume their drugs and how they suffer from withdrawal symptoms.

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  • Nico - In Memoriam

    Germany , 29 min
    D: Bernd Gaul

    English

    Rare footage of the legendary Nico of Velvet Underground fame. In 1986 Nico returns to Berlin for one of her last live performances ever. This film also includes vintage clips from the 1960s.

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  • Saila - Punk Dystopia from Berlin

    Germany , 94 min
    D: Julia Ostertag

    English

    In her first full-length fiction film SAILIA- PUNK DYSTOPIA FROM BERLIN, filmmaker Julia Ostertag creates a cinematic parallel universe, an odyssey through a doomsday scenario on the brink of apocalypse.

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  • The Dead Brothers

    Germany , 90 min
    D: M.A. Littler

    English, - none - (Subtitled: DE)

    This film portrays the Swiss based music group THE DEAD BROTHERS. A melange of interviews, musical performance, monologues and cinematic imagery delves into the personal backgrounds of the band's members and relates family biography as a source of artistic creativity.

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  • The Folk Singer

    Germany, 104 min.

    The Folk Singer

    Germany , 104 min
    D: M.A. Littler

    English (Subtitled: DE)

    THE FOLK SINGER - A TALE OF MEN, MUSIC & AMERICA is a journey into the soul of incomparable folk music, men and of the 'old' America that will soon disappear. The story follows Folk and Blues singer Jon Konrad on tour from Texas to Louisiana.

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  • Stepping Out

    Germany , 61 min
    D: Eva Heldmann

    German (Subtitled: EN)

    The female desire for sex is the subject of this documentary by Eva Heldmann. It documents a woman and her quest for sex in clubs and U.S. army barracks in Germany. However when troops were withdrawn, bang went the supply of GIs.

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  • Berlin Now

    Germany , 58 min
    D: Wolfgang Büld, Sissy Kelling

    German

    A documentary? A musical journey? An exploration of underground culture in 80s West Berlin? BERLIN NOW is all of these and more - a trip, a whirl of images, a celebration of the music beyond the mainstream. With Blixa Bargeld, Einstürzende Neubauten, Mona Mur, and FM Einheit.ACHTUNG BERLIN 2011

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  • Pillman the Classic

    Netherlands , 3 min
    D: Micha Klein

    English

    Micha Klein makes an XTC pill come alive by means of computer animation. In PILLMAN THE CLASSIC, a Dutch short film, a pill capsule with arms and legs, gyrates around with a smile on its face and dilated pupils.

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  • Reindeer Spotting

    Finland, 83 min.

    Reindeer Spotting

    Finland , 83 min
    D: Joonas Neuvonen

    Finnish (Subtitled: EN)

    A documentary feature made from within the junkie community. The director has been documenting the life of his friends, where crime and intravenous drugs are an everyday occurrence.

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  • The Dead Brothers

    Germany , 90 min
    D: M.A. Littler

    English, - none - (Subtitled: DE)

    This film portrays the Swiss based music group THE DEAD BROTHERS. A melange of interviews, musical performance, monologues and cinematic imagery delves into the personal backgrounds of the band's members and relates family biography as a source of artistic creativity.

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  • Berlin: Hasenheide

    Germany , 72 min
    D: Nana A.T. Rebhan

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    The Hasenheide in Berlin-Neukölln is a large inner-city park the size of 50 football fields. It is ususally sensationalized by the German media as dealer mecca and a drug discount store. But for the local residents, it's is an important spot for leisure and sport. A place for everyone - whether ordinary joggers and run-of-the-mill dog owners, or for extremely unconventional odd birds and other dandies.

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Life Itself - realeyzPlus Biographies

  • Mondo Lux - The Visual Worlds of Werner Schroeter

    Germany , 97 min
    D: Elfi Mikesch

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    Director and cinematographer Elfi Mikesch devotes her documentary MONDO LUX to her illustrious colleague Werner Schroeter, one of the greatest directors of New German Cinema.

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  • Lumia

    USA , 84 min
    D: M. Finkelstein, P. Vlachos

    English

    Thomas Wilfred almost made it. He was not the first nor the last to try to bottle light in an instrument and to play it like music.
    For two decades he hauled his steamer trunks of equipment around the country and transfixed people with his strange and beautiful projections. It was the golden age of invention.

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  • Hildy, Hildy!

    Germany , 10 min
    D: Miriam Hutter

    Various languages (Subtitled: DIV)

    HILDY, HILDY! is a biographical journey into the creative process of the incomparable, internationally acclaimed performance artist, Hilde Schneemann.Making the documetary all the more important is that currently, the artist has gone missing.

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  • World Revolution

    Austria
    D: Klaus Hundbichler

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    This documentary by Klaus Hundsbichler tells the story of Stefan Weber and his Austrian rock band “Drahdiwaberl” and their dream of worldwide revolution. As Weber put is: "Help the police and beat yourself up!”

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  • Tom meets Zizou

    Germany , 135 min
    D: Aljoscha Pause

    German, English

    An exciting documentary about Thomas Broich, a soccer hopeful from Germany. Zidane was a role model for footballer Broich, who was even celebrated as the new Schweinsteiger and Bavarian hope. However his life took a different career path.

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Comedy

  • Heroes From the Neighbourhood

    Germany , 88 min
    D: Jovan Arsenic

    German (original version), German (Subtitled: EN)

    HEROES FROM THE NEIGHBOURHOOD is a fast-paced comedy from Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg with Christopher Buchholz ("Stauffenberg"), Finzi ("Kokowääh") and Vittoria Trauttmansdorff ("Hannah Arendt").

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  • The Conquest of the Centre

    Germany , 77 min
    D: Robert Bramkamp

    German (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    Tumor! Terror! Therapy? Robert Bramkamp's humorous satire targets psychiatry and therapists and is “a parody-style attack on cinematic stupidity of all kinds.” (Herdis Papst)

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  • After Effect

    Germany, 75 min.

    After Effect

    Germany , 75 min
    D: Stephan Geene

    German

    A romantic comedy set in Berlin's arts and advertising milieu. Artist Rena Yazka (Sabine Timoteo) becomes romantically involved with an everyday Berlin slacker type/model (Aljoscha Weskott) during a corporate-funded art project.
    ACHTUNG BERLIN 2009

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  • Kalinovski Square

    Estonia , 57 min
    D: Yury Khashchavatski

    Russian (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    A docu-comedy about life in Belarus before and after the President elections.Director Khashchavatski, speaks out about resistance and persecution, displaying an overwhelming will for freedom.

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  • Shop of Dreams

    Estonia, 95 min.

    Shop of Dreams

    Estonia , 95 min
    D: Peeter Urbla

    Estonian (original version, Subtitled: EN)

    A comedy starring three women by Estonian director Peeter Urbla. When Alice returns home after a holiday, she discovers that the TV studio she works for has gone bankrupt. Now she and her friends are out of work. So Alice comes up with some new plans.

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  • Villemolle 81

    France, 90 min.

    Villemolle 81

    France , 90 min
    D: Vincent Paronnaud (Winshluss)

    French (original version, Subtitled: EN, ES)

    A parody of disaster and zombie movies by the mysterious Winshluss (aka Vincent Paronnaud, director of PERSEPOLIS). The story of dramatic events in small French town following a meteorite hit: everyone turns into zombies!

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  • Japan Japan

    Israel, USA, 65 min.

    Japan Japan

    Israel, USA , 65 min
    D: Lior Shamriz

    Hebrew (Subtitled: EN)

    Imri is a 19 year -old gay Israeli man who moves to exotic Tel Aviv. His ultimate dream is to move to the even more exotic Japan. In his first long-length film, Berlin-based director Lior Shamriz structures a fictional story n documentary form about the hero’s misconception of Japan, and ours of him.

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  • Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel Part 1 - The South

    Belgium, France, Germany , 85 min
    D: Michel Khleifi, Eyal Sivan

    Hebrew (original version), Hebrew (Subtitled: HE), Hebrew (Subtitled: AR), Hebrew (Subtitled: DE), Hebrew (Subtitled: EN), Hebrew (Subtitled: FR)

    The documentary ROUTE 181 - FRAGMENTS OF A JOURNEY TO PALESTINE-ISRAEL opens an unusual perspective on the people of the Middle East. A common vision by Palestinian director Michel Khleifi and Israeli director Eyal Sivan. Part one.

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  • Goodnight Nobody

    Switzerland , 76 min
    D: Jacqueline Zünd

    Various languages (original version, Subtitled: EN, DE)

    Lin Yao in China, Mila in America, Fedir in Ukrainia and Jérémie in Burkina Faso share the same handicap: they can't sleep! A documentary about insomnia, killing time and the most beautiful of all film settings: the night.

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  • Imagining Emanuel

    Norway , 51 min
    D: Thomas A. Østbye

    Norwegian (Subtitled: EN)

    Who are we without ID? Refugee claimant Emanuel can’t convince anyone of who he is. He arrived in Norway as a stowaway in 2003 and says he's Liberian. Norwegian authorities believe he's Ghanian and sent him “back”. The Ghanaians returned him to Norway.

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