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Documentary by Amine Hattou / 90 mins / in Development
In Laghouat, a desert town in southern Algeria, the director and three tormented characters are gravitating around a city haunted by the ghosts of a violent colonial past. Can they liberate themselves from the shadows of history?
Experimental Documentary by Stefanos Pavlakis / 90 mins / in Development
FOTAKA tells the story of an ever-transforming valley in Madagascar through the eyes of the mud in three seasonal cycles. An audio-visual ghost train ride through rice-fields and mudbrick sites, oscillating between ancestors and bulldozers.
Creative Documentary by Inadelso Cossa / 80 mins / in Development
Concerned with his defocused and fragmented memories of childhood during the Civil War, a film director decides to return to the village 30 year after to document and denounce the traumatic effects that the war caused. A personal film that crosses with the history of the country.
Supported by IDFA Bertha Fund, CNAP, ICA, HotDocs Blue Ice
Experimental Short Film by Beina Xu / 19 mins / Completed
“Alberto” is a hybrid short film about a Syrian Kurd’s imagined relationship with the name on his fake Sicilian ID —Alberto Santos—that afforded him passage to Germany on his eleventh attempt.
Supported by Senate Department for Culture and Europe and BKM film fund
Creative Documentary by Khaled Jarrar / 80 mins / in Production
By following a family through the Balkan route, a Palestinian director plunges into the horror of exile in a desperate need to recover his lost memories. A journey between two times and two displacements.
Supported by The Doha Film Institute and The Arab Fund For Arts and Culture, Alter-Ciné Foundation
Feature Documentary by Amine Hattou / 80 & 52 mins /In Post-Production
Janitou is a journey to unravel love in past and contemporary Algeria by exploring the unique phenomenon of a Bollywood film that swept the country in the 80's.
Supported by The Doha Film Institute, The Arab Fund For Arts and Culture and Institut Français
Experimental Documentary by Juliane Henrich / / In Post-Production
The experimental documentary „land before time“ focuses on a Silesian village, in which the director's grandfather was born, and which now hosts the biggest dinosaur park in Poland.
Supported by BKM
Short Film by Beina Xu / 21 mins / In Post Production
A few years ago, a filmmaker discovers a trove of unseen VHS tapes recording her migration from China to the US in the 1980s. She embarks on a journey to digitize and watch them for the first time, encountering memories she doesn't remember, love since lost. Weaving past and present, The Origin Tapes is a meditation on memory and migration, pain and love, and the mysterious ways in which we compose our own histories.
VR Shorts + Documentary / In Development
by Amine Hattou, Jasmin Grimm, Thomas Kaske
Teleportation is an emotionally immersive storytelling investigation between Algiers and Berlin, stitching together Algerian and East German memories.
Supported by Goethe Institut Algiers and Step Beyond ECF
Experimental Short Film / 16 mins / 2014
Four migrants from Mozambique provide eyewitness testimony about the racially motivated attacks that took place in Hoyerswerda, Saxony, in 1991. Their report is read to accompany archive shots, obtained directly in the streets of German city, which are shown in one half of the frame. The other half contains drone surveillance footage obtained by Frontex, the agency responsible for protecting the European Union's borders.
Selected for Soirée Allemande 2015 - Édition 10
Shown at Jihlava, IKFF Hamburg, Filmfest Dresden, Dokka, Herbstsalon Gorki Theater