CINEMA & GEOPOLITICS

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THE CROSSING – Disoriented feelings of growing up between two borders

Special Administrative region Hong Kong is separated from mainland China by a border that many locals cross on a daily basis. On June 30, 1997 the United Kingdom returned Hong Kong to Chinese sovereignty after more than 150 years of colonial rule. Since then Hong Kong has formally joined the People’s Republic of China governing…

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COLD CASE HAMMARSKJÖLD – Gonzo-investigation of the UN secretary plane crash

Danish journalist and filmmaker Mads Brügger is known for the unique provocative style he uses in his journalistic/documentary works. He explores locations with social and political tensions and his method is not just to observe the surroundings, but to actively participate in the action and to test the situation to its limits. Using absurdist strategies…

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WHEN THE MOON WAS FULL – When terrorism hits Iran

Jihadism close to Al Qaeda, one that prioritizes fighting Shiites before any other ‘infidel’, lives in Pakistan and Iran along the porous borders of the regions of Sistan and Balouchistan. It has committed hundreds of attacks against civilians and Iranian military personnel in these regions. This is the backdrop for the story of the terrorist…

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TEN YEARS JAPAN – Does Japan dream of electric sheep?

After a surprising domestic success of the experimental omnibus film portraying dystopic future in an anti-government fashion, that is Hongkong’s TEN YEARS (2015), it was then followed by other envisioning of anti-utopia: Thailand, Taiwan and Japan. The last one (produced by Palme D’or winner Hirokazu Koreeda) is definitely not as straight-forward as the Hongkong take,…

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SOLE LUNA DOC FILM FESTIVAL 2019

Human Rights on screen to raise through films and documentaries consciousness about human rights abuses, foster human rights…

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TRANSILVANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2019

The 18th edition of the Transilvania International Film Festival will take place between May 31 and June 9 in…

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VISIONS DU RÉEL 2019

Kick off for the 50th edition of Visions du Réel, from 5-13 April, one of the most important…

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MIDDLE EAST NOW 2019

Middle East Now, a unique event to dip into cinema, art and culture of the Middle East region.…

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