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Green Turns Brown

Green Turns Brown
Joie Estrella Horwitz
International Competition Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
USA
2021
6 minutes
English
subtitles: 
Spanish, English

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Joie Estrella Horwitz
Joie Estrella Horwitz
Joie Estrella Horwitz
Luchita Hurtado
Joie Estrella Horwitz
Sarah Ibrahim
Sarah Ibrahim

A visual artist all her life, Luchita Hurtado only reluctantly experienced her breakthrough at the age of 97. “Green Turns Brown” is a minimalist eulogy to the publicity-shy painter. Shot on Super 8 film stock during the last months of her life, this film, which revels in autumn colours, paints the portrait of a woman in tune with nature who sees death not as the end but as the crossing of a border. “Life goes on.”

Christoph Terhechte
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Small Worlds, Big People
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Only the Earth and the Mountains

Only the Earth and the Mountains
Elleni Sclavenitis
International Competition Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
USA
2020
29 minutes
English
subtitles: 
None

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Elleni Sclavenitis
Elleni Sclavenitis
Elleni Sclavenitis
Elleni Sclavenitis
Elleni Sclavenitis

The Sand Creek Massacre on 29 November 1864: More than 200 Cheyenne and Arapaho were murdered by the U.S. Cavalry. Ignorant hand-downs from the past and the omnipresence of statues glorifying murderers are juxtaposed with an empty museum of indigenous history for which there is no funding. This film against forgetting by a white female director also examines its own position: she talks frankly with descendants of the survivors – many of whom are choosing a scientific approach to history.

Borjana Gaković
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State of the World
Redistribution and Having a Say
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When Light Is Displaced

When Light Is Displaced
Zaina Bseiso
International Competition Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
Palestinian Territories,
USA
2021
7 minutes
Arabic
subtitles: 
English

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Zaina Bseiso
Luis Gutierrez Arias
Zaina Bseiso
Zaina Bseiso
Zaina Bseiso
Luis Gutierrez Arias
Brian Griffith
Zaina Bseiso
Sarah Ibrahim
Gavati Wad
Adam Wand
Jordan Wong

In her light-footed film miniature, Zaina Bseiso links the disappearance of the last orange grove from the suburbs of Los Angeles with the fate of the Jaffa orange, a native fruit of Palestine. When she engages her father in a conversation regarding this content and artistic concept, it turns into a discussion about how a good documentary can approach reality and why – with all due respect for realism – we must never underestimate the power of illusion.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann
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State of the World
Exile
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William Jefferson Wilderness

William Jefferson Wilderness
Ben Young
International Competition Short Film 2020
Documentary Film
UK,
USA
2020
6 minutes
English
subtitles: 
English

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Ben Young
Ben Young
Ben Young
Theo Watkins
Theo Watkins
Emily Wiles
Jack Eyres

An inventive examination of the legacy of the 1990s: In his experimental short film, Ben Young portrays the figure of the then U.S. president – whom he is said to have met once in person in Louisville, Kentucky – as a foil for the questionable political developments, the beginnings of a globalised world and a society marked by collective amnesia. The director’s intelligent, witty and very personal reckoning with Bill Clinton.

Borjana Gaković
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Poesie und Grenzgänge
Zustand der Welt
Umverteilen und Mitreden
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