First show: June 09

This collection captures the remnants of old customs in a changing world. Using beautiful video, storytelling, and animation, these films take us to Korea, Peru, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Italy, and France.

Facing the Beast (Un Monde sans Bêtes) (26min) Dir. Emma Benestan and Adrien Lecouturier

Theo is a teenager learning bull handling from his dad on their ranch.

Haenyo, the Women of the Sea (5min) Dir. Éloïc Gimenez

This film focuses on the life of the Haenyo, the diving women of Jeju in South Korea, with 7 idiomatic expressions from the island. The animated sketches also highlight the musicality of the spoken language.

Marked (22min) Dir. Nadine Ibrahim

MARKED is a documentary that explores the different cultures in Nigeria, traveling to the North, South, East and West in search for explanations and reasons behind scarifications and how they intertwine with identity, spirituality and Beauty.

My Dear Kyrgyzstan (13min) Dir. Alex Pritz and Noam Argov

Emil is a social media-obsessed entrepreneur in an abandoned Soviet mining village in the mountains of eastern Kyrgyzstan. Tracing his roots to the nomadic tribes that once roamed the area, Emil has returned to put his village of Jyrgalan back on the map by convincing wealthy tourists and famous bloggers to go there on vacation.

Only The Moon (Solamente La Luna) (9min) Dir. Maya Cueva

Only The Moon/ Solamente La Luna is an animated documentary about my father’s immigration story from Peru to the U.S., visualizing his dreamlike memories of transformation through the ‘60s, and what it means to grow old as a Latino immigrant in the age of Trump.

Tears of the Olive (Tranen Der Olive) (15min) Dir. Johannes Ziegler

“Tears of the Olive” takes the viewer on a magical journey into the ancient culture of olive oil production. What is the secret of olive oil and how is it won? What distinguishes the olive tree? And what significance does the olive have for human culture? On the Podere Usignolo, in Tuscany, sustainability and harmony with nature are practiced and a special olive oil is produced together with diligent helpers.


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