Film Archive

Jahr

3 Stolen Cameras

Documentary Film
Spain,
Sweden
2017
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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RåFILM Filmmakers Collective, Equipe Media
RåFILM Filmmakers Collective, Equipe Media
Mariem Hassan
RåFILM Filmmakers Collective, Equipe Media
RåFILM Filmmakers Collective, Equipe Media
David Gülich
We don’t see or hear much coming out of Western Sahara. The region was annexed by Morocco in 1979 and the Moroccan occupiers were able to impose an almost complete media blockade since then. For years, activists of the Equipe Media group have been the only ones who covertly film rallies, police brutality and human rights violations and smuggle the material abroad, while they themselves frequently get in the line of fire of the occupation forces.

Ralph Eue

Las del diente

Animated Film
Spain,
USA
2018
6 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Ana Pérez López
Ana Pérez López
Paola Escobar
Ana Pérez López
Ana Pérez López
Ana Pérez López
Ana Pérez López
Laura Sofia Pérez
Nowadays, wanting to have children is tricky. Do I want children? And if so, when? Reproductive medicine even allows us to choose the “right” time. Have a career first and postpone the decision, thanks to social freezing? Three women over thirty ponder the female body and find warm words for their uterus, accompanied by Flamenco music – the pulse of life.

Annina Wettstein

Memory of the Land

Animated Film
Spain
2017
13 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Samira Badran, Jaume Serra
Samira Badran
Lucas Ariel Vallejos
Oriol Martín Gual
Oriol Martín Gual
Oriol Martín Gual, Pol Cayuela Rull, Alex Guitart
Samira Badran, Oriol Martín Gual
Lucas Ariel Vallejos
In this collage film, the Palestinian artist Samira Badran demonstrates vividly what it means to be confronted by an Israeli checkpoint. A breathtaking accumulation of chains of command, claustrophobic architecture, constant surveillance and the guards’ arbitrariness demonstrates how structural and physical violence combine to become a spiral of aggression. A disconcerting animation, oppressive in its abstraction.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann

Password: Fajara

Documentary Film
France,
Spain
2017
17 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Patricia Sánchez Mora, Séverine Sajous
Séverine Sajous, Patricia Sánchez Mora
Chris Blakey
Séverine Sajous
Patricia Sánchez Mora
Óscar Santamaria
Patricia Sánchez, Séverine Sajous
Chris Blakey
Abstract phantoms of trucks cross the screen – we see them moving as bands of light across the top edge the frame. Infrared images of the Jungle near Calais. This is where refugees are waiting in the hope of reaching Great Britain through the Eurotunnel one day. “Fajara” is the Arab word for explosion. But in the Jungle it was a word for: getting through, making it to the other side, arriving. The images become abstract, semantics dissolve. A haunting film about the phantoms of meaning (of words).

Lukas Stern