Cherry Trees on Fire
Despite their clashing personalities, transgender women Madonna and Veronica decide to work together in order to escape their transphobic home country Georgia. On the road to seeking political asylum in Belgium, their journey slowly transforms into a quest for spiritual self-discovery and acceptance
Keepers of Heritage
Why do children of Georgian politicians choose to enter the political arena themselves? In recent years, children of current and former Georgian politicians have themselves become active in the politics of the country. Will they build on their parents’ legacy or follow other objectives and methods?
100th Meridian is an immersive experience that unpacks the hardship and conflicting interests brought on by the longest-running drought in the United States. The project follows people who are working the land as they come to terms with dwindling sources of water in the American West.
Peace For Nina
It is a story about an ordinary and at the same time a unique Ukrainian woman whose whole life was overtaken by war. A small person in the context of war, who in spite of never-ending grief trying to find the truth and seeks justice. Will Nina ever find peace with herself and the world around her?
Four humans coming from very different backgrounds must face a crucial question: what is the meaning of home? With complex phenomena such as migration, isolation, poverty and personal identity in the background, they do their best to pursue their dreams, hanging their fate by a thin thread.
A myth called Happiness
A modern product called Happiness, which we are supposed to increase as much as possible before we die, has replaced the ancient myth of Paradise. The obsession with happiness has many dangers but we still need the myth. People from 3 continents talk about life’s challenges and reasons to smile.
BEATS-N-PIECES is a coming-of-age story of teenage hip hop dancers who live on separate sides of the last divided country of Europe, Cyprus island. Their quest to bring together a dance crew and despite the border and take over the streets with their talents turns into a game with quirky missions.
The Forest’s Frontline
The Forest’s Frontline is a cross-media project aiming to tackle the issue of deforestation in Indonesia. The project will frame the current situation through the accounts of a local activist and pair them with data analysis and visualizations, tracing the current status of forest degradation.
We are the canaries
The stories behind the abandoned land of coal villages. Like a modern Angelus Novus we are looking at the past, while trying to stand against progress. Some carry it off others are being sacrificed like canaries in a coal mine. People in coal villages are the modern canaries. Or maybe we all are?
The Irish Border: 100 years of trouble
A skunkworks project to create radically new ways to encourage audiences to think critically on subjects, in this case, the Irish border through interaction, engagement and play. The goal is to develop a framework that combines documentary and gameplay techniques for use in narrative-based content.
The Invisible Part Of The Sea
When Europe turned the Mediterranean Sea into a border wall, it became the stage for a tragedy without an audience. A group of ordinary citizens decided to act and bought a ship: this is the story of Mediterranea, a grassroots movement for the preservation of life and Italy's only sea rescue NGO.
KEIMZEIT - The time of germination
20billion trees die every year, vast landscapes changing in a matter of hours. Is it possible to give a positive value to destruction? A sculptor Robot and an arboriculturist will give a new meaning to these events. Science, art and nature will suggest a possibility of a new equilibrium.
ALL INCLUSIVE – A Triptych on Tourism
The promise, rise and fall of the world’s largest industry, or: how developing countries turn into tourist destinations. From one of the last unspoiled beaches of Myanmar, to the irreversible gentrification of Mexican paradise, to new life inside the aging hotel landscapes of Tunisia.
Warriors and the Swan
War veterans gather on the ship Swan and together with a pacifist crew they go on a three week sailing-voyage. Through their stories we gain insight into a secret universe and are confronted with the uncensored truth about the human cost of Norway's participation in international operations.
In Iran, Asiyeh was an "almond eye" with no passport, no rights and exposed to constant violence. Now in Austria since 2014, she is determined to write a book about her brutal experiences, become a human rights lawyer and travel back to reembrace her lost friend and fight for her people: the Hazara.
Ordinary Radicals. Following a Revolutionary Christianity
The film Ordinary Radicals portrays a revolutionary Christianity that returns to the roots of Jesus' message. The protagonists show how faith can turn into resistance. A film about the deep inquietudes of 5 individuals, looking for their contribution in a world riven by violence and oppression.
Domingo is an outgoing and free-spirited farmer who has a secret: a hidden tree from which he is developing a new variety of oranges. Will he be able to patent it before those that control the market? In this battle against Goliath, Domingo has plenty of ingenuity and good humor to succeed.
Ongota – a dying language
Ongota is a story about an Italian linguist who goes to Ethiopia with a purely scientific mission: to document a dying language. With time passing by, he personally gets more and more involved with the 12 remaining speakers of Ongota. It is a struggle to alter the course of a possibly irrevocable destiny.
Bear with me
Maxi Nidermaier (79) has built a noticeable artistic career which spans over 60 years. The ban of animals in the circus terminates her work. Currently, she is sheltered in a Dutch zoopark, in the parking area with her favourite bear, Natasha (42). Maxi can only stay there until the bear is alive.