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Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant

Documentary Film
Argentina
2020
71 minutes

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Richard Shpuntoff
Nadia Jacky
Richard Shpuntoff
Richard Shpuntoff
Richard Shpuntoff
Richard Shpuntoff
Luciana Foglio
Galope Cine
Luján Monte
Everything That Is Forgotten in an Instant is a documentary essay on the construction of identity and in particular the American identity. Woven from black and white 16mm images that the filmmaker shot over the past 16 years after moving to Buenos Aires: workers rebuilding a sandbox in a plaza, marches and protests, the city as seen from the window of a bus, family life, and also interviews he recorded with his father in Hi8 video in the Lower East Side of New York, where he grew up during the Great Depression. The documentary aims to construct a bridge between his two worlds: Argentina and the United States, Buenos Aires and New York.
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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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Tadhg O’Sullivan
Clare Stronge
Heino Deckert
Clare Stronge
Sara Ross-Samko
Amanda Feery
Feargal Ward
Michael Walsh
Apal Singh
Margaret Salmon
Peter Rubi
Sam Hamilton
Ian Powell
Ben Mullen
Clare Stronge
Jimmy Gimferrer
Lorenzo Gattorna
Joshua Bonnetta
Scott Barley
Tadhg O’Sullivan
Linda Buckley
To the Moon is a beautiful and poetic cinematic ode to our moon. Made primarily from international cinematic archive, in combination with literary fragments and original moonlit cinematography filmed across five continents, To The Moon steps lightly through the ages and ideas that people have drawn from the moon to create a meditative work of timeless resonance.
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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.