This section of the website is dedicated to the projects which were started during the past editions of ESoDoc.
Some projects have been produced already, others are in production and others are still in development.
This section will be constantly updated with news about these projects.
Ian and Pro are best friends living in Nairobi. They are both 12 years old with different personalities but sharing a common dream: to travel the world and to become famous acrobats. Everyday, they like to meet Steve, their superhero and charismatic acrobatic trainer who fills their afternoons and keeps open their perspectives in life.
Outside I’m Singing
Outside I’m Singing is the culmination of a year long collaborative project between the artist, Lisa Fingleton, Mná Mná (Ireland’s only lesbian choir, based in Cork, Ireland) and musical director Evelyn Quinlan. The work documents the process of creating a musical with an incredible group of women who have overcome a great deal to sing out and proud.
In the VR experience KUSUNDA, you explore the memoirs of Gyani Maiya Sen, an 83-year-old indigenous woman who is the last speaker of an endangered language. By using your voice to speak in Kusunda, you trigger interactive journeys into Gyani Maiyas past and learn about a unique language and culture.
Flowers of Freedom
When they meet for tea, it's to talk about the upcoming harvest and poisoned water. About where to buy the fattest sheep and about road blocks. After a toxic spill, Erkingul and her fellow activists challenge not only the largest transnational goldmining company in Kygyzstan, but also corrupt authorities and a regime.
Barefoot in Business
Barefoot in Business is a character driven documentary for international broadcast and distribution that will follow the fortunes of three Ugandan business women operating at three different levels of the economy as they defy the statistics, stereotypes and credit restrictions and go head to head for the 2012 Female Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
IDRISSA - Chronicle of an ordinary death
No pictures exist of Idrissa. His body is still missing. Does his family in Guinea know that he died in police custody in Barcelona? A case dismissed by the Spanish justice system. Another black live that doesn't matter. This is a tragic opportunity to understand Europe's colonial past and its enduring institutional racism.
Struggling to survive on a paradisiacal coral island off the coast of Borneo, a Sea Gypsy girl sees her life threatened by the ban on fishing imposed by the local marine park authorities. Facing starvation because of these new restrictions on their livelihood, Indanina and her family are forced to move to a city here life is nothing but idyllic. Her journey in an alienating fast changing world becomes the story of her people.
In the summer of 2011, rebellion is in the air at a children’s camp in Egypt. Encouraged to express themselves freely and influenced by the heady revolutionary waves of the so-called Arab Spring, the teenage participants at the camp begin an uprising – against their own camp management.
The Brussels Business
Who runs the European Union? This is a journey into the corridors of power of the biggest economy on earth – the European Union. It unveils how lobby groups work at the heart of the EU capital. In the form of a docu-thriller, The Brussels Business unfolds the unofficial version of the European Integration.
Each year, when the dry season reaches its peak, the Borana herders gather with their livestock around their ancient singing wells. While we can see all around the world actions towards a privatised control over water resources and the access to drinkable water is still not considered a fundamental human right, the Borana deserve a special attention for the extraordinary way in which they guarantee general and indiscriminate access to water in one of the driest inhabited regions on earth.
Squeeze me! Can Computers be Therapists?
Horrified about computer warriors replacing human soldiers in the killing fields at Iraq or Afghanistan? Another processor-driven revolution is taking place in Japan and Europa which might effect society on a larger scale in the next decades. The protagonist is Paro: Pa-sonal Ro-boto – a cute and cuddly computerised seal, a complex animaloid robot.
Walking with Cecilia
"Walking with Cecilia" is the intimate portrait of an indgenous woman trying to Live a self-determined Life. CeciLia has left her ancestral village to be "free". Free from the traditions of her tribe, free from her former husband, free from the terror of the Guerilla groups controlling the region. But her desire to return to the piece of Land where she was born and raised makes her confront her own past.
Children of Stalinism
Documentary series "Children of Stalinism" made in coproduction of Czech Television and Sunfilms, in cooperation with FAMU tells political prisoners daughters of 50s life stories, from the times of communism up until today. Seven 26 minutes documentaries originated from political prisoners 'daughters' audiovisual testimonies shot by students of FAMU with 37 political prisoners daughters. The project was co-funded by European Commission grant "Europe for Citizens" and won European Commission "Golden Star 2008" award.
The Singing Souls Of Buli
Arianna Azzolini - ItalyAn artist and her destiny of shaman in the Cape Flats of Cape Town.
"Christmas Messages" is designed to be a new television format for getting closer to people living in our new Europe. The idea is based on the fact that many people living far from their home don’t have the opportunity to meet their relatives at the time of big feasts and holidays. Television gives them the chance to present, in public, their relatives with short video messages.
Once they were neighbours
Ghetto, brick factory, train station, mass graves - 60 years later the neighbours of the Hungarian Jews remember. What did they do and what could have been done? What did the bystanders see and what do they believe they saw in their small town community during the last days of World
African Spelling Book
The African Spelling Book is a compilation of twenty 3 minute films made by a group of street children living in Nairobi, Kenya. The film is inspired by stories written by the children. Each story reflects their view of life in Kenya, and gives the viewer a unique chance to explore their world and their point of view.
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.