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Current projects

These are the projects which are in development in the current edition of ESoDoc. 

Please note: in accordance with our participants, we decided to omit the information about some projects, as their publication might interfere with the project or put at risk the protagonists.

Set in Uman, an apparently uninteresting city in central Ukraine, “Rebbellion” is an observational documentary film meditating upon the ephemeral transformation of the city and the life of its citizens coexisting in an extraordinary situation.

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After two decades of living in an urban jungle, the Enache family became the rulers of a unique ecosystem: the Bucharest's Delta. And then the state came and declared their home a Natural Reservation

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Living under ethnic insurgency and foreign invasions a brave and outspoken Iraqi boy starts a journey to adulthood. Raised by conflicts, now he has to choose his direction for his future; to revenge for his lost family, to be combat with insurgents or leave the country…

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The Multimedia-Project accompanies five activists and representatives of the newly founded Wampis-Nation in the northern part of Peru. The project shows their struggle and engagement for the recognition of their own state, ownership and self-governance of their territory. The project tells the history of the foundation of the indigenous nation in the peruvian amazon. With a set of audiovisual storytellingforms the project shows where the new nation stands two years after its foundation?

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A Syrian female journalist and activist sends a public film message to Queen Maxima of the Netherlands about her TV project for women

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Coming from a poor, shattered Roma family, Franci saw opportunity at a random meeting with the Pitt-Jolie actor star duo. Now, as an accomplished actress still on a quest to break out and heal family wounds, she sets out for Hollywood to learn about her true purpose and real identity to inspire others.

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Revealing Haiti’s struggle to take back control of what it eats, Haiti: Hunger and Politics is an eye-opening exposé of the politics of trade, aid and food.

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Refugees freeze to death in the greek refugee camps created as a consequences of EU migration policies. 24 year old Wafaa from Syria struggles with the question why. We follow her in the camp she lives in while she tries to come up with answers that don't involve people actively making decisions to put her in this situation. She finally concludes that other people are able to do this to her because she is a refugee to them, not a human being.

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Connected is a story of sea level change and indeed it is the story of the century. We have passed a tipping point and are now in a new era, one where the melting of global ice sheets will dramatically transform our world.

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With EMPIRE OF OIL, I started a substantial inquiry into this most decisive resource by filming in the two contrary countries of Norway and Iraq with a 360°-camera. Does the powerful resource entail the potential for a social welfare utopia like Norway or does it lead to a never-ending war like in Iraq? What are the experiences of oil producers and the people in their local context? After an immersive art series, I would now wish to develop a virtual reality film out oft he 360°-footage.

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Three sisters and their three stories about family, immigration and love.

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Ole Blind guides us through a world where ears works as eyes and curbes are two meters high. Director and girlfriend Kristin is fascinated by how well he can function in daily life - but after years of exploring his world, it turns out that he shares the same fascination for her..

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An old railway platform, situated on the ‘iron’ route from China to Europe, suddenly becomes a site for an immense change. Hundreds of Chinese settle in the mountainous gorge of Georgia to build a fast railway. Global project gradually sweeps away everything from its way, including people, mountains and the village old platform.

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My Father’s Daughter is a creative documentary about my sister, who disappeared 23 years ago.

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WALLS is a documentary project from inside the walls of Greenland's prisons and correctional institutions. The stories are filmed and told by the inmates themselves to break through the stereotypes and perception of the 'us and them'. The tales are tough, sometimes aggressive, but also full of playfulness, creativity and intimacy. And a reflection on themselves, where life has taken them, and the system not the least.

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Follow Steve, a self taught acrobat from Nairobi, Kenya who tours through Europe with his acrobatic group and collects “mon- ey in the hat” to bring positive change to children in his society.

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Davide is a 43 y/o man prisoner of a severe mental disorder. He lives with his father in in a small house in the Italian Alps. This peaceful place alongside their close relationship is Davide's safe haven allowing him to calm his erratic mind. Michele realises Davide will be alone one day and he decides to bring him up to be independent and emotionally strong, encouraging him to take control of his life.

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