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Considering the Ends

Documentary Film
Belgium,
France
2020
67 minutes

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Elsa Maury
Cyril Bibas
Luc Reder
Olivier Burlet
Javier Packer-Comyn
Philippe Cotte
Philippe Cotte
Marc Siffert
Mathieu Cauville
Loïc Villiot
Galaad Germa
Willy Boutet
Christian Tessier
Elsa Maury
Geoffroy Cernaix
Pauline Piris-Nury
Philippe Cotte
Martin Flament
Elsa Maury
Nathalie Savalois
Nathalie, a shepherdess in the foothills of the Cévennes, learns how to kill her animals. The film follows the gestures of a farmer who loves and eats her sheep with care. She is caught up in a relentless questioning about how to die well for these beings who make us live. What does tenderness taste like?
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Deep in Time’s Crevasse

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Romulus Balazs
Romulus Balazs
Romulus Balazs
Romulus Balazs
Five persons, who don’t know each other, look at two photos evoking a distant memory of their family. The photos only appear on the screen through their eyes and reactions. Although these persons see the same photos, will they see the same story?
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Downstream to Kinshasa

Documentary Film
Belgium,
DR Congo,
France
2020
90 minutes

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Dieudo Hamadi
Quentin Laurent
Frédéric Féraud
Dieudo Hamadi
Aurelien Bodinaux
Stephan Riguet
Stephan Riguet
Stephan Riguet
Dieudo Hamadi
Hélène Ballis
Catherine Catella
Sylvain Aketi
Dieudo Hamadi
Les Zombies de Kisangani
For two decades, the victims of the Six-Day War in the Democratic Republic of Congo have been fighting in Kisangani for the recognition of this bloody conflict and demanding compensation.
Tired of unsuccessful pleas, they have finally decided to voice their claims in Kinshasa, after a long journey down the Congo River.
Kids DOK 2020
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For Real Maria Claudia Blanco
Mady and Merouane live in the same neighbourhood and spend most of their time together. They are best friends. The stupid talk of the others won’t change this.
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For Real

Documentary Film
France
2020
21 minutes

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Maria Claudia Blanco
Antoine Devulder
Maria Claudia Blanco
Juliana Brousse
Ondine Novaresse
Théo Cancelli
Danny Guttridge
Mady and Merouane, 11 years old, grow up together as best friends in the North East of Paris. Their neighbourhood feels as big and full as the entire world. The perfect place to pretend to be an adult before becoming one. Their dreams and fears pull them apart and bring them back together.
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Forgotten Lands

Documentary Film
France
2019
93 minutes

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Amélie Cabocel
Milana Christitch
Milana Christitch
Milana Christitch
Gautier Gumpper
Gautier Gumpper
Grégory Pernet
Nicolas Rhode
Vivien Roche
Martin Sadoux
Jérémy Vernerey
Pascal Doumange
Les Blanches Terres, literally The White Fields, is a remote locality in Lorraine, a region of Eastern France. Its charm escapes those who pass through.
Michelle, the director’s grandmother, has always lived there and is firmly established. A widow for twenty years, she fights isolation through nearly daily contact with her cousins, friends, and few neighbours.
Concerned about preserving and passing on the memory of the Blanches Terres, Michelle has filled dozens of photo albums throughout her life. But for now, she is lucidly observing the looming disappearance of all traces of these “tiny lives” in Les Blanches Terres.
The director, who is also a photographer, asks Michelle and “the cousins” to be part of her new photographic work. What image should they give of themselves at 80 or more years old? What can be kept as a record of what is being erased? Through their portraits, the film tells of a world that has become almost invisible to us.
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Lamentations of Judas

Documentary Film
Netherlands,
France
2020
94 minutes

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Boris Gerrets
Iris Lammertsma
Boudewijn Koole
Eric Velthuis
Serge Lalou
Camille Laemle
Nic Hofmeyr
Boris Gerrets
President Kapa
Dominique Vieillard
Thuthuka Sibisi
Céline Païni
Iris Lammertsma
Black Angolan soldiers known as “The Terrible Ones” once fought white South Africa’s colonial wars as part of the notorious 32 Battalion. Repatriated to South Africa at the end of the 1980s, some of the ex-combatants still languish in the ruins of Pomfret, a former asbestos-mining town remotely situated at the edge of the Kalahari Desert.
When the town’s dilapidated buildings turn into a film-set and the ex-soldiers become actors in the Biblical story of Judas Iscariot, it prompts a confrontation with their past. Pivoting between Biblical myth and present-day reality, the film pulls into focus the paradox of being both perpetrator and victim. It reflects upon the notion of betrayal and free will while providing a compelling view of those at the margins of history. During the course of the film, the prevalent voice of Judas eventually merges into the voice of the filmmaker, interrogating the fundamentals of human existence.
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Sogni al campo

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Magda Guidi
Mara Cerri
Emmanuel-Alain Raynal
Pierre Baussaron
Davide Ferazza
Alessandro Giorgio
Luce Grosjean
Luce Grosjean
Valentina Vallorani
Massimo Volume
Roberto Casula
Michela De Carlo
Fabio Chiossi
Mara Cerri
Stefano Sasso
Mara Cerri
Magda Guidi
Luce Grosjean
Magda Guidi
Stefano Sasso
A boy looks for his cat along a river. He will not find it. He’s about to die, and has moved away from everything to find intimacy.
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Step Into the River

Animated Film
China,
France
2020
15 minutes

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Weijia Ma
Damien Megherbi
Justin Pechberty
Damien Megherbi
Marion Chopin
Didier Falk
Juanjuan Chen
Ziteng Qi
Kun Yu
Thilbault Dumoulin
Mathilde Poigniez
Jihua Zhu
Mengshi Fang
Liyan Fan
Joseph Roth
Emilie Pigeard
Le Van Ho
Yann Song
Alix Boiron Albrespy
Pablo Pico
Lu and Wei are two young girls living in a village nestled on the banks of a river. As the one-child policy has led some families to drown their baby girls, they both have a special relationship with this river which looks like a cradle of tragic stories.
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The End of Kings

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Rémi Brachet
Joséphine Mourlaque
Antoine Salomé
Ateliers Médicis
Rémi Brachet
Nina Maïni
Tristan Lhomme
Clément Claude
Flavia Cordey
Gaël Éléon
Zoe Bota
Hadrien Bayard
Héloïse Pelloquet
Rémi Brachet
Anna Sauvage
Evgenia Alexandrova
Eva Sehet
Stéphane Jacomo
A depiction of Clichy-sous-Bois in 2019, the city where the French suburban riots burst out in 2005. The End of Kings highlights the evolutions of gender relations in the outlying Parisian suburbs.
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Their Algeria

Documentary Film
Algeria,
France,
Switzerland,
Qatar
2020
70 minutes

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Lina Soualem
Marie Balducchi
Karima Chouikh
Palmyre Badinier
Anna Berthollet
Gladys Joujou
Julie Tribout
Rémi Durel
Julie Rhône
Anna Berthollet
After 62 years of living together, Aïcha and Mabrouk, my grandparents, are separated. They now live in two separate buildings, facing each other. I didn’t understand their separation. No one explained it to me. I don’t know their story. No one told it to me. Aïcha and Mabrouk got married in 1952, in the village of Laouamer in Algeria. Two years later, they settled in Thiers, a small medieval town in Central France where they have been living for over 60 years. Through the intimate portrait of Aïcha and Mabrouk, this film shines a light on the distances we carry within ourselves and perpetuate with those we love while unpicking and documenting the indelible suffering of a colonised mind.
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Trouble Sleep

Documentary Film
France,
Nigeria
2020
40 minutes

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Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Alain Kassanda
Florent Dupuit
Jr EakEe
Fred, an unemployed graduate like many young Nigerians, is starting a new job as a taxi driver. As for Akin, he taxes commercial vehicles for the national transport union. They both operate in the rich urban landscape of Ibadan, in which Alain Kassanda’s camera choreographs the multiplicity and perpetual power relations at play.
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Zaho Zay

Documentary Film
Austria,
France,
Madagascar
2020
79 minutes

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Maéva Ranaïvojaona
Georg Tiller
Georg Tiller
Maéva Ranaïvojaona
Thomas Lambert
Thomas Lambert
Thomas Lambert
Georg Tiller
Maéva Ranaïvojaona
Georg Tiller
Barbara Bossuet
André Fèvre
Térence Meunier
Herimandresy Randriambololona
André Fèvre
A young woman works as a guard in a hopelessly overcrowded prison in Madagascar. She passes the time daydreaming about her father, a murderer who abandoned her as a child after killing his own brother.
In her imagination, her father becomes a mythical killer, wandering the countryside and rolling enchanted dice to decide the fate of his victims.
Secretly, she yearns for the day he might turn up amongst the prisoners. When a new inmate arrives claiming to know her father, the young woman’s fantasies begin to turn to nightmares.