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    Advocate (working title)

    • Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche

    Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants. As a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years, Tsemel, in her tireless quest for justice, pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits.

    By the Name of Tania

    • Bénédicte Liénard, Mary Jiménez

    Based upon real testimonies, this hybrid film tells the story of Tania, a teenage girl forced into prostitution in the gold mining regions of Peru.

    Forget Me Not

    • Sun Hee Engelstoft

    Forget Me Not follows three unwed mothers in South Korea, who face the impossible task of deciding whether to keep their baby or give it up for international adoption.

    A Gentrification Program

    • Renzo Martens

    Artist and filmmaker Renzo Martens launches a settlement in the middle of Congo. At this settlement, plantation workers produce art that is critical of economic inequality. When the NY Times says their art is the ‘best of the year’, the living conditions of their community improve drastically.

    The Half Truths

    • Hemal Trivedi

    When schoolteacher Soni condemns against the state’s abuse of tribes in Central India, she is arrested, tortured and raped. On her epic quest for justice, the lives of 3 million tribals are at stake.

    Reunited

    • Mira Jargil

    An unpolished reality filled with human drama and political undertones. Two children are living alone in Turkey. Mother has fled to Denmark, father to Canada, because of the war in Syria. Everybody is trapped in a Kafkaesque system. Will they succeed in being reunited?

    When Tomatoes Met Wagner

    • Marianna Economou

    The humorous and uplifting story of two ingenuous Greek cousins and five village grannies, who tackle the world market with their organic tomatoes.

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