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0.2 Milligrams of Gold

0,2 miligramas de ouro
Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Competition for the Audience Award Short Film 2021
Documentary Film
Belgium,
Brazil,
Portugal,
Hungary
2021
24 minutes
Portuguese (Brazil),
French,
English
subtitles: 
English

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Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Frederik Nicolai
André Mielnik
Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Leo Foulet
Sébastien Lheureux
Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Diego Quinderé de Carvalho
Sébastien Lheureux

8,500 kilometres lie between the Amazon and the Ardennes. In his home country of Brazil, Diego Quinderé de Carvalho only looks at the inaccessible and menacing forest from the outside. Its Belgian counter piece, however, is easy to explore. Here, everything is laid out by people, neatly ordered and reduced to the essentials. A geologist, a gold miner and an astronomer provide insights for a philosophical exploration of the origin of existence and the future of our planet.

Kim Busch
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Intervening Nature
Redistribution and Having a Say
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A Bay

Uma baía
Murilo Salles
International Competition 2021
Documentary Film
Brazil
2021
109 minutes
Portuguese (Brazil)
subtitles: 
English

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Murilo Salles
Murilo Salles
Eva Randolph
Léo Bittencourt
Fabrício Mota
João Jabace
Sarah Lelièvre
Felipe Luz
Murilo Salles
Eva Randolph
Itauana Coquet

The Baía de Guanabara is not just any bay: the metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro has sprawled around it. Its waste water threatens the rich ecosystem, planes roar along the approach corridors above. These filmic explorations on the margins of the megacity portray various environments that are all connected to the bay in a specific way. The people here are micro-wage earners making a modest living.

At night the lights of the city and the promises of capitalism shine in the distance. To the people living at the periphery, they seem out of reach. In eight chapters this documentary essay meditates on their habitats along the bay, following the repetitive and physically exhausting activities of humans and farm animals. Unusual perspectives, careful camera work and a poignant sound design elevate these observations to a commentary on the crisis in Brazil. Murilo Salles, who won a Silver Dove in Leipzig in 1978 for his debut “These Are the Weapons”, sheds light on the close link between geographical space and social inequality.
Annina Wettstein
Nominated for FIPRESCI Prize, Prize of the Interreligious Jury
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Intervening Nature
Rural vs. Urban
Extended Reality: DOK Neuland 2020
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Gravity VR Fabito Rychter, Amir Admoni
Osario and Benedito live in a space where gravity doesn’t seem to exist. Their cosmos knows neither up nor down. But is all this lightness just an illusion after all?
2020
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Gravity VR

Gravity VR
Fabito Rychter, Amir Admoni
Extended Reality 2020
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Brazil,
Peru
2020
16 minutes
English,
Portuguese (Brazil)

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Fabito Rychter
Amir Admoni
Fabito Rychter
Amir Admoni
Peter Baker
Mauro Rychter
Amir Admoni
Owen Svelmoe
Owen Svelmoe
Fabito Rychter
Delirium XR

Osario and Benedito, two brothers, lead a quiet and isolated life. Gravity doesn’t seem to exist in their cosmos. Objects float around – no up, no down, no points of orientation. The two have never known anything else than this floating in space. We float along and are irritated: is all this lightness just an illusion?

Lars Rummel
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Handwritten

Escrito à mão
Lui Avallos
Extended Reality 2021
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Brazil,
Portugal,
Italy,
France
2021
9 minutes
Portuguese (Brazil),
Italian,
French,
English

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Lui Avallos
Rodrigo Moreira
Mundivagante Studio
Lui Avallos
Lui Avallos
Lui Avallos
Agnese Riaudo
Filippo Stagnini
Jessica Menezes

The global COVID-19 pandemic has changed human relationships. Archive material, 360° footage and artificially generated images are used to create a synaesthetic essay film about loneliness, insecurity and the increasing shift of our everyday life into the digital realm. Dystopic and anonymous stories merge in a collage of the disturbing social and political phenomena of our time.

Lars Rummel
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Intervening Nature
State of the World
Love/Without Love
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Lo que queda en el camino

Lo que queda en el camino
Jakob Krese, Danilo do Carmo
Competition for the Audience Award 2021
Documentary Film
Brazil,
Germany,
Mexico
2021
93 minutes
Spanish
subtitles: 
German Subtitles for deaf and hard-of-hearing, English

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Jakob Krese
Danilo do Carmo
Annika Mayer
Bruna Epiphanio
Arne Büttner
Danilo do Carmo
Sofia A. Machado

In 2018, thousands of people from Latin America set out together, fleeing from a lack of perspective, poverty and violence to the U.S. Among them Lilian, a single mother from Guatemala, who found the courage to leave her violent husband. The caravan was her only chance to achieve this act of strength. Nevertheless: 4,000 kilometres with four small children, walking, hitchhiking and travelling north on “La Bestia”, the freight train, are still extremely perilous.

The film contrasts the media coverage with a sensitive view that deliberately focuses on one family. It registers inconceivable hardships, but also great helpfulness, Lilian’s power of endurance and her ability to make the exertions seem like an adventure trip for her children – at least occasionally. Despite this lightness, though, the struggle remains as present as the fact that the US is simultaneously building a wall to prevent anyone from crossing the border. When Lilian and her children reach the border after weeks of fear, she breaks down. Suddenly the question arises whether her goal is really this rich country. Isn’t it rather about finally standing up to male dominance and traditional gender roles? It’s very obvious that one thing remained on Lilian’s arduous way: Fear has yielded to a new self-confidence.
Luc-Carolin Ziemann
Nominated for DEFA Sponsoring Prize, Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize, Leipziger Ring
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Family Ties
Migration