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The Green Lie

HD-DCP - 2018 - Austria - 97 - Color

The Green Lie



A film by Werner Boote

“When you shop with a conscience, you don’t save the world, you save the corporations”

Environmentally friendly electric cars, sustainably produced food products, fair production processes: Hurray! If everything the corporations tell us is true, we can save the world through our purchasing decisions alone! A popular and dangerous lie.

Are the industry's “green products” nothing more than a sales strategy?

In his new documentary film, Werner Boote (Plastic Planet, Everything's Under Control) shows us, together with environmental expert Kathrin Hartmann, how we can protect ourselves.

They easily banter, they agree to disagree and ultimately bring freshness to a never-ending debate.




A Journey to the Fumigated Towns

HD-DCP - 2018 - Argentina - 97 - Color

A Journey to the Fumigated Towns



A film by Fernando E. Solanas

A Journey to the Fumigated Towns is the final episode made by Fernando Solanas in a series of 8 films dedicated to the Argentinian’s crisis in the 21st century. Based on testimonies, re-creations, archives and photos, this investigative documentary reveals not only the after-effects of the soya’s model and other GMO’s grain productions with agrochemicals, on the health of the Argentinian people but also the global and environmental consequences.

Fernando Solanas unfolds dramatic stories and testimonies from locals, farmers and researchers. As a fearless director and a senator, he is convinced that Eco-agriculture produces food for everyone in a natural and profitable way.




The Waldheim Waltz

HD/ DCP - 2018 - Austria - 97 - Color / Black & White

The Waldheim Waltz

Waldheim's Walzer (original title)


A film by Ruth Beckermann

A film about truth and lies and how a dishonest man can rise to power.

Ruth Beckermann documents the process of uncovering former UN Secretary General Kurt Waldheim’s wartime past. It shows the swift succession of new allegations by the World Jewish Congress during his Austrian presidential campaign, the denial by the Austrian political class, the outbreak of anti-Semitism and patriotism, which finally led to his election.

Created from international archive material and what Beckermann shot at the time, the film shows that history repeats itself time and time again. 




TOO BLACK TO BE FRENCH ?

DCP- HD - 2015 - French - 53 Min - Color / Black & White

TOO BLACK TO BE FRENCH ?

Trop noire pour être française? (original title)


A film by Isabelle Boni-Claverie

Filmmaker Isabelle Boni-Claverie, a black woman who grew up in a privileged environment, has none of the supposed social handicaps that could impede social integration. And yet, she is often an object of discrimination. Has the Republic lied to her?

A brazen question illuminated by the analysis of Eric Fassin, Pap Ndiaye and Achille Mbembe regarding the inequalities of our society.




LES SAUTEURS (Those Who Jump)

DCP - HD - 2016 - Denmark - 82 Min - Color

LES SAUTEURS (Those Who Jump)

Les Sauteurs (original title)


A film by Moritz Siebert & Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé

In northern Morocco, lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla: Europe on African Land. On the mountain above, live over a thousand hopeful African migrants, watching the fence separating Morocco and Spain. Abou from Mali is one of them – the protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it. For over a year, he has ceaselessly attempted to jump the fence.

At the fence, they have to overcome the razor-wire, automatic pepper spray and brutal authorities. After every failed attempt, they return to Mount Gurugú, scouring for food in the nearby villages, trying to uphold some sort of order in the camp and building up their confidence again. Some give up and return home, others never return.

Through the lens, Abou gradually finds expression and meaning in his situation. "When filming I feel that I exist". But after 16 months on the mountain, Abou is close to a tragic accident. Returning to Mali is not an option for him and he becomes more determined than ever to pursue his dream of a better life in Europe.

By the producers of Academy Award Nominees

THE LOOK OF SILENCE and THE ACT OF KILLING




Nuclear Nation II

HD - 2015 - Japan - 144, 90, 52 - Color

Nuclear Nation II

Nuclear Nation II (original title)


A film by Atshushi Funahashi

Following the 2011 events and the first documentary Atsushi Funahashi directed, NUCLEAR NATION II analyses the evolution as of December 2014.It follows a new group of people exiled from Futaba, the region occupied by the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Nothing has changed yet for the refugees, away from their home like lost souls and still hoping to be compensated. Through their agonies and frustrations, the film unravels the cost of capitalism and nuclear energy.




MAN VS TRASH

HD - 2013 - French - 74 Min - Color

MAN VS TRASH

SUPER TRASH (original title)


A film by Martin Esposito

Martin returns his childhood place. He has now been buried by a huge open dump.

Martin decides to settle and live in this world of garbage, punctuated by the forth back and forth dances of trucks and bulldozers leveling and discharging waste. For days and months, Martin will mark his place in an unbearable universe seemingly driving to madness. He feeds himself with the trash. He bathes into the river each daily, like a step back to the primitive world. He looks after animals trapped in the hellhole, and surfs on giant wave generated by the trash. Nothing looking for exposure such pointing fingers at one other, Martin simply tries, in this film, a desperate effort to make a metaphor for our world, minus the guilt. Martin won’t accept this universe that has been imposed, he wants to appropriate it, ingest and digest.

This until the final and permanent closure of the dump, where he will save the last seagull from poisoning.




Champ of the Camp

DCP - HD - 2013 - United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Lebanon - 75 & 52 Min - Color

Champ of the Camp



A film by Mahmoud Kaabour

“Champ of the Camp” is the first ever feature-length documentary filmed in the controversial labor camps of the United Arab Emirates. The film follows a massive Bollywood singing and trivia competition that searches across more than 70 camps throughout the country to find and crown the champ of all camps.

The film alternates between the x-factor style suspense of the competition and the gritty reality of the labor environment, while weaving in intimate access scenes of their daily routines and emotional reflections on their life as laborers in Dubai. Narrated (and sung) entirely in the voices of the laborers, it paints a complete portrait of this vast and isolated population of men who come to build the dream cities of the Arab world while supporting their societies and economies back home.




Shadow World

DCP – HD - 2016 - U.S.A - expected duration: 100 min (TV version 90 min) - Color

Shadow World



A film by Directed by Johan Grimonprez and based on the book THE SHADOW WORLD by ANDREW FEINSTEIN

Directed by Johan Grimonprez and based on Andrew Feinstein's globally acclaimed book The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade, the film SHADOW WORLD reveals how the international trade in weapons - with the complicity of governments and intelligence agencies, investigative and prosecutorial bodies, weapons manufacturers, dealers and agents - fosters corruption, determines economic and foreign policies, undermines democracy and creates widespread suffering. SHADOW WORLD posits an alternative through the experience of a peace activist and war correspondent, as well as the stories of Eduardo Galeano. But ultimately the film reveals the real costs of war, the way the arms trade drives it, how the weapons of war are now being turned against the citizens of liberal democracies, and how the ‘shadow world’ is taking over. In the hopes that in understanding how our realties are being constructed, audiences may see through this horror, and create a better future.




Plot for Peace

DCP – HD - 2013 - South Africa - 84 Min - Color

Plot for Peace



A film by Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson

This is the untold story behind History, a well-kept secret behind the world-wide icon: Nelson Mandela's release was a Plot for Peace. For the first time, heads of state, generals, diplomats, master spies and anti-apartheid fighters reveal how Africa's front line states helped end apartheid. Their improbable key to Mandela's prison cell was a mysterious French businessman, dubbed "Monsieur Jacques" in classified correspondence. His trade secret was trust.