Engaging with the world
SYRIA , Lebanon
| 95 minutes | 2016
In Aleppo, filmmaker and Al Jazeera/BBC journalist Orwa Al Mokdad turns his lens on the reality of war, conflict and the disillusionment of the combatants. On the frontline, accompanying an opposition brigade or capturing the day-to-day of pacifist activists, Al Mokdad chronicles the unfolding of the tragedy in Syria. Months pass and each protagonist questions the meaning of the conflict that just won’t end. A kaleidoscope of a film reflecting the gap between the ideals fuelling the uprising and the realities on the ground.IN COMPETITION
Two contrasting characters in a snapshot of today’s Cuba, walking the line between economic crisis, suppressed free speech and stubborn solidarity. In a...
CUBA | 95 minutes | 2016
An exploration of the rituals and contemporary sacred music of the vast South American country. This multiform cinematic project makes its première at the...
Screening with live commentary
BRAZIL | 95 minutes | 2017
Japanese director Katsuya Tomita, who broke out in 2011 with Saudade, delves behind the neon facade of sex tourism in a Bangkok red- light district. Luck...
JAPAN , France , Laos , Thailand | 95 minutes | 2016
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