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    El Father Plays Himself

    • Mo Scarpelli
    • 2020

      A making-of documentary about a movie with an uncontrollable protagonist in the remote jungle. Sharp and moving observations reveal the dynamics of a son directing his father who’s playing his totally-off-the-rails self.

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      Heaven Beneath My Feet

      • Sandra Madi
      • 2020

        Heartbreaking stories from Lebanon, where divorced mothers have to fight for years just to see their children. Filmmaker Sandra Madi follows three women in their struggle for justice—and for motherhood.

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        Gevar’s Land

        • Qutaiba Barhamji
        • 2020

          Gevar is from Syria and has recently started living in France with his girlfriend and young son. Tending his community garden plot while trying to put down roots of his own in his new country, he discovers both processes are hard work.

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          Downstream to Kinshasa

          • Dieudo Hamadi
          • 2020

            A powerful record of a desperate call for justice. The civilian victims of the six-day war in Kisangani, DR Congo, in June 2000, are still waiting for compensation. They travel to the capital Kinshasa to make their voices heard.

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            Atardi — The Life of Curaçao’s Musical Genius Rudy Plaate

            • Selwyn de Wind
            • 2020

              A chronological homage to singer-songwriter Rudy Plaate, who was born in his beloved Curaçao in 1937. Now that the “singing greengrocer” has dementia, his family and friends tell the story of his colorful life with the help of archive material.

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              • Susana de Sousa Dias
              • 2009

                The faces of political prisoners stare straight back at us from photos in dossiers from dictatorship-era Portugal as we hear their recollections. A powerfully eloquent and multi-award-winning minimalist documentary.

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                Boyi-biyo (Award Winner) & Red Card

                  • Online Cinema 3

                  In this screening, Red Card will be preceded by the short film Boyi-biyo.

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                  Makongo

                  • Elvis Sabin Ngaibino
                  • 2020

                    A cinematic portrait of two young Aka pygmies from the Central African Republic. In their efforts to improve education for their communities, they discover that city dwellers are not as altruistic as they are themselves.

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                    The First Woman

                    • Miguel Eek
                    • 2020

                      After six years in a psychiatric institution, Eva will soon move on to assisted living, the next step to a “normal” life. And then she has another dream: to reunite with the son she hasn’t been in contact with for ten years.

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                      Landfall

                      • Cecilia Aldarondo
                      • 2020

                        When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico in 2017, the island was already deep in debt. Landfall is a multilayered portrait of the aftermath of a double disaster, and the anger of the residents. Meanwhile, newcomers see financial opportunities.

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                        Nemesis

                        • Thomas Imbach
                        • 2020

                          Zurich’s old railway station is making way for a giant prison, soon to be filled with rejected refugees. Their testimonies turn the spectacle of transformation, shot entirely from the filmmaker’s window, into a vision for our times.

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                          Inside the Red Brick Wall

                          • Hong Kong Documentary Filmmakers
                          • 2020

                            A candid account of the student protests that took place at Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2019, culminating in a violent police crackdown. The journalistic reporting makes this feel like a compelling action movie.

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