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Rudrani Chettri is a transgender activist, a warrior in India’s gender and cultural wars; she fights to change how society sees her people. A film about identity, about the right to determine your own self-image, in a world complicated by centuries of restrictive stereotypes and prejudices.
People with a migration background are supported in their search for work by native Belgians. This series explores an elaborate group of career trajectories, passing by various socially embedded taboos and stigmas that play a major part in determining the lives of both new and 'indigenous' Belgians.
Davide and the Giant
Davide is a 43 y/o man prisoner of a severe mental disorder. He lives with his father in in a small house in the Italian Alps. This peaceful place alongside their close relationship is Davide's safe haven allowing him to calm his erratic mind. Michele realises Davide will be alone one day and he decides to bring him up to be independent and emotionally strong, encouraging him to take control of his life.
WALLS is a documentary project from inside the walls of Greenland's prisons and correctional institutions. The stories are filmed and told by the inmates themselves to break through the stereotypes and perception of the 'us and them'. The tales are tough, sometimes aggressive, but also full of playfulness, creativity and intimacy. And a reflection on themselves, where life has taken them, and the system not the least.
Insight - a film about Ole Blind and Kristin Chaos
Ole Blind guides us through a world where ears works as eyes and curbes are two meters high. Director and girlfriend Kristin is fascinated by how well he can function in daily life - but after years of exploring his world, it turns out that he shares the same fascination for her..
Empire of Oil
With EMPIRE OF OIL, I started a substantial inquiry into this most decisive resource by filming in the two contrary countries of Norway and Iraq with a 360°-camera. Does the powerful resource entail the potential for a social welfare utopia like Norway or does it lead to a never-ending war like in Iraq? What are the experiences of oil producers and the people in their local context? After an immersive art series, I would now wish to develop a virtual reality film out oft he 360°-footage.
My name is human
Refugees freeze to death in the greek refugee camps created as a consequences of EU migration policies. 24 year old Wafaa from Syria struggles with the question why. We follow her in the camp she lives in while she tries to come up with answers that don't involve people actively making decisions to put her in this situation. She finally concludes that other people are able to do this to her because she is a refugee to them, not a human being.
Franci Goes To Hollywood
Coming from a poor, shattered Roma family, Franci saw opportunity at a random meeting with the Pitt-Jolie actor star duo. Now, as an accomplished actress still on a quest to break out and heal family wounds, she sets out for Hollywood to learn about her true purpose and real identity to inspire others.
The Wampis Nation
The Multimedia-Project accompanies five activists and representatives of the newly founded Wampis-Nation in the northern part of Peru. The project shows their struggle and engagement for the recognition of their own state, ownership and self-governance of their territory. The project tells the history of the foundation of the indigenous nation in the peruvian amazon. With a set of audiovisual storytellingforms the project shows where the new nation stands two years after its foundation?
I am not your slave
In a country where most of migrant domestic workers are victims of human trafficking, Maryam, one of them, decides to bring this modern slavery to an end by fighting to get her passport back and leading the first union of its kind in Lebanon and the Middle East. Maryam is not a victim anymore; she is a fighter.
The Earth Masters
Facing the threat of major changes from a heating planet, humanity is left with few choices. Geoengineering advocates and opponents confront us with the pros and cons of altering the climate triggering our inner con icts which come up when we think about our future and the necessity to take action. Welcome to the unknown realm of how to x a broken planet!
The Satellite Dish Army
Roj tv is the voice of the Kurdish people, a nation divided on earth but reunited on air. It is based in Belgium and has a Danish broadcasting licence. We will witness three weeks in the life of Roj tv, from March 4th to March 21st 2011. March 4th is the one year anniversary of a big raid by Belgian police at the tv. March 8th is international women's day, an important simbol in Kurdish culture. March 21st is Kurdish new year, the very climax of all activities and celebrations year round. All this happens while Denmark, under antiterror laws, is reassessing if it should keep granting the channel its broadcasting licence.
Girls Don’t Cry
The documentary Girls Don’t Cry is a thoughtfully and visually attractive story about how the role of woman in society has changed from the Soviet times till nowadays and how this change has affected woman. The story is based on research on women magazines from Soviet time and today. Let’s inspect the covers of women’s magazines!
A Day In The Family
An ordinary family, an ordinary life, nothing special at first sight. The only detail that makes them special is the fact that in the early 90s, Mr and Mrs Coroban – a doctor and a philologist with high education - left abroad for unqualified jobs because they wanted a better future for their children. And they never came back for good, only once a year or once in two years parents come home for a few days and they all try to act as a happy family.
Windows To My World
The Apuseni region (Western Carpathians) has been raising problems for decades in terms of sustainable local development. One of the most beautiful regions in Romania and one of the richest in terms of natural and cultural environment is today one of the poorest and less developed in Europe.
And I was once a human, too...
Dumitru Pop, a local sculpter in Maramures, leads his private invetsigation about the deceased’s life and death in order to make a ‘merry tombstone’ for Merry Cemetery - the oddest place in the world. What will be the deceased’s family reaction when they see his work? In the hands of Dumitru Pop lies the memory of future generations of the deceased…