A documentary about group of Estonian environmental activists in Tallinn caught in a gray zone of illegality and official recognition. Director Jaan Tootsen follows the birth, life and pain of an idealistic movement over five years.
This ironic short Lithuanian documentary exposes a paradox where the poor (Lithuanians, Russians, Poles, Romanies) exist in a shanty town (Šnipiškės) nicknamed Shanghai, near the centre of Vilnius. Every city has its own Shanghai!
Alexander Oey's OFF THE GRID looks at communities across the United States that are exploring new forms of self-sufficiency and civil resistance. They challenge the dollar by coining their own currency and live 'off the grid' with alternative energy.
RED FOREST HOTEL is a documentary by Mika Koskinen about a green reforestation project in China which turns out instead to be a commercial monoculture plantation developed by a paper manufacturer from Finland.
In his documentary essay film THE BAD FIELD (Germany/ Austria), Bernhard Sallmann explores his hometown village through the ages by focusing on the field in front of his parents' house in Ansfelden, Austria.
ANPO: Art X War depicts resistance to U.S. military bases in Japan through an electrifying collage of paintings, photographs and animated, narrative and documentary films by Japan's foremost contemporary artists.
Václav Havel and Václav Klaus, two giants of Czech politics of the past two decades, face off in Radim Procházka's 2007 documentary. The director shows both political icons a paper model that parodies political events, and films their reactions.
A pseudo-documentary by Robert Sedláček about a film crew on the road. Director (Jaroslav Plesl), his producer (Simona Babčáková), and their director of photography (Jiří Vyorálek) and sound artist (Johana Švarcová) failed to score a grant. What now?
The third installment in a loose trilogy by Czech documentary filmmaker Robert Sedláček. This episode focuses on Czechoslovakia in the 1970s and 1980s, the period dubbed Normalization (after the Soviets invaded in 1968 and socialism "returned to normal").
This Czech documentary combines unique archival footage of a little known WWII episode – the fate of Czechoslovak troops in the Middle East under leadership of the legendary General Karel Klapálek – with unit survivors interviews.
Director team Klub Zwei (Simone Bader und Jo Schmeiser) work with film and new media in a fine arts context. This film depicts the history of Phaidon Press, the legendary art publishing house that got it's start in 1923 in Vienna.