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The World is My Home
The 14th International Exile Film Festival
Gothenburg, Sweden 8-14 November 2019

Blue Beard Today‘s Tale

Blue Beard Today's Tale (2019)

17 min - Animation-Experimental - 14 October 2019
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Poetic film combines: 1) A deep reflection of a French literary folktale, The Bluebeard, about a powerful man who kills the curious women who want to do the forbidden. I use its characters and events to reflect on the dictators behaviours towards the nation when they are rejected. 2) Poetic performance centered on a story of a mother and her child who were found alive under a destroyed building. The female in The Bluebeard story is a symbol for the nation. When the revolution took place, during the Arab uprising, it started with peaceful protesters; the respond was extremely violent from the regime part and people were killed on street, or after being arrested.

Director:  Khadija Baker
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Poetic film combines: 1) A deep reflection of a French literary folktale, The Bluebeard, about a powerful man who kills the curious women who want to do the forbidden. I use its characters and events to reflect on the dictators behaviours towards the nation when they are rejected. 2) Poetic performance centered on a story of a mother and her child who were found alive under a destroyed building. The female in The Bluebeard story is a symbol for the nation. When the revolution took place, during the Arab uprising, it started with peaceful protesters; the respond was extremely violent from the regime part and people were killed on street, or after being arrested.


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Country:  Canada
Language:  English, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 17 min

House Without Roof

House without roof (2019)

117 min - Fiction - 14 October 2019
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The film is about the journey of the siblings Liya, Jan and Alan who were born in the Kurdish area of the Iraq and grown up in Germany. The three of them want to fulfill their mother's last wish to bury her in her home village beside her husband who got killed in the war under the Saddam Hussein regime. On their nerve-wracking Kurdish-odyssey they are not only faced with their Kurdish extended family that does not accept the last wish of their mother but particularly with their own matters. In recent years they distanced from each other – everybody runs his own life – and whenever they are holding talks, they are mostly based on reproaches. In parallel with the run of their journey it is noticeably that in their home country the dimension of an awful conflict, that nobody can surmise, is heading for disaster.

Director:  Soleen Yusef
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The film is about the journey of the siblings Liya, Jan and Alan who were born in the Kurdish area of the Iraq and grown up in Germany. The three of them want to fulfill their mother's last wish to bury her in her home village beside her husband who got killed in the war under the Saddam Hussein regime. On their nerve-wracking Kurdish-odyssey they are not only faced with their Kurdish extended family that does not accept the last wish of their mother but particularly with their own matters. In recent years they distanced from each other – everybody runs his own life – and whenever they are holding talks, they are mostly based on reproaches. In parallel with the run of their journey it is noticeably that in their home country the dimension of an awful conflict, that nobody can surmise, is heading for disaster.


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Genres: Fiction

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Country:  Germany,  Iraq,  Qatar
Language:  German, Kurdish, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  1 h 57 min

Lachek, I am Mean

Lachek, I am mean (2019)

11 min - Animation - 14 October 2019
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This is an animated narrative about a girl. Her name is Rokia. She lives in a suburban area in Sweden. Her unemployed father gives her a veil. Rokia loses her veil on the playground and dares not return home.

Director:  Fateme Gosheh
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This is an animated narrative about a girl. Her name is Rokia. She lives in a suburban area in Sweden. Her unemployed father gives her a veil. Rokia loses her veil on the playground and dares not return home.


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Genres: Animation

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Country:  Sweden
Language:  Swedish, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 11 min

Fatal shootings, black Americans in the police firing line

Fatal shootings, black americans in the police firing line (2019)

53 min - Documentary - 14 October 2019
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The Swiss-French and mixed-race basketball player Thabo Sefolosha, a star of the NBA in the United States, was bullied by the New York police and – an exceptional occurrence – obtained redress. Switzerland was given the opportunity to feel the wind of racial hatred blowing through the country after centuries of discrimination, which was believed to be a story of the past. For example in Dallas on 7 July 2016, a black army reservist shot five representatives of the police force on the fringes of an anti-police demonstration in an attempt to revenge the death of all his Afro-American brothers who fell victim to police aggression. America was in shock. A huge challenge for the next President.

Director:  Steven Artels
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The Swiss-French and mixed-race basketball player Thabo Sefolosha, a star of the NBA in the United States, was bullied by the New York police and – an exceptional occurrence – obtained redress. Switzerland was given the opportunity to feel the wind of racial hatred blowing through the country after centuries of discrimination, which was believed to be a story of the past. For example in Dallas on 7 July 2016, a black army reservist shot five representatives of the police force on the fringes of an anti-police demonstration in an attempt to revenge the death of all his Afro-American brothers who fell victim to police aggression. America was in shock. A huge challenge for the next President.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Switzerland
Language:  English, French, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 53 min

At 14:36 on the 22:th of August

At 14:36 on the 22:th of August (2019)

4 min - Experimental - 14 October 2019
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We are inspired by the theme now or never and came to think of people who ever thought about taking their own lives. This is a movie for you. There were 1531 people in Sweden who took their lives in 2014. Of these were 1044 men and 487 women.

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We are inspired by the theme now or never and came to think of people who ever thought about taking their own lives. This is a movie for you. There were 1531 people in Sweden who took their lives in 2014. Of these were 1044 men and 487 women.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Experimental

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Country:  Swedish
Language:  Swedish, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 04 min

In the future they ate from the finest porcelain

In the future they ate from the finest porcelain (2019)

70 min - Documentary - 14 October 2019
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This film resides in the cross-section between science-fiction, archaeology and middle-east politics. Combining live motion, computer generated imagery and historical photographs the film explores the role of myth for history, fact and national identity. A narrative resistance group makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain suggested to belong to an entirely fictional civilization. Their aim is to influence history and support future claims to their vanishing lands.

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This film resides in the cross-section between science-fiction, archaeology and middle-east politics. Combining live motion, computer generated imagery and historical photographs the film explores the role of myth for history, fact and national identity. A narrative resistance group makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain suggested to belong to an entirely fictional civilization. Their aim is to influence history and support future claims to their vanishing lands.


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Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Palestine,  ,  Denmark,  Qatar
Language:  Arabic, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  1 h 10 min

Dialogues of Exiles

Dialogues of exiles (1974)

100 min - Fiction - 14 October 1974
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Ruiz's first film in French lands is a kind of fiction and documentary at the same time. The film tells the story of some Chilean exiles in Paris in the early years of the Pinochet regime and their adventures trying to get roof, money and work. The actors, French and Chilean, worked for free for reasons of solidarity. Most of the Chileans were refugees, colleagues and friends of Ruiz, therefore they were interpreting their own situation.

Director:  Raúl Ruiz
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Ruiz's first film in French lands is a kind of fiction and documentary at the same time. The film tells the story of some Chilean exiles in Paris in the early years of the Pinochet regime and their adventures trying to get roof, money and work. The actors, French and Chilean, worked for free for reasons of solidarity. Most of the Chileans were refugees, colleagues and friends of Ruiz, therefore they were interpreting their own situation.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Fiction

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Country:  Chile
Language:  Spanish, English text
Release Date:  14 October 1974

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Runtime:  1 h 40 min

Highway rest stop

Highway rest stop (2019)

80 min - Documentary - 14 October 2019
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This film traces out the portrait of a motorway rest area located in the countryside in the North of France. It looks like a dream, filled with the whispers thoughts and the lives of those who work here, as well as those who are just passing through. It is also a very concrete place, a perfect spot to observe today’s Europe: the violence carried by the free competition of a single market, the nostalgia carried by uprooted lives, and all the solitude engendered by our modern world.

Director:  Isabelle Ingold
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This film traces out the portrait of a motorway rest area located in the countryside in the North of France. It looks like a dream, filled with the whispers thoughts and the lives of those who work here, as well as those who are just passing through. It is also a very concrete place, a perfect spot to observe today’s Europe: the violence carried by the free competition of a single market, the nostalgia carried by uprooted lives, and all the solitude engendered by our modern world.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  France
Language:  Chinese etc, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  1 h 20 min

Gulistan, Land of Roses

Gulistan, land of roses (2019)

86 min - Documentary - 14 October 2019
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They belong to the armed wing of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is also an active guerrilla movement. The mission of these female fighters? Defend Kurdish territory in Iraq and Syria, and defeat ISIS (the armed militants of the so-called Islamic State group), all while embodying a revolutionary ideal advocating female empowerment. As filmmaker Zaynê Akyol follows their highly regimented lives, seasoned fighters like Rojen and Sozdar openly share with us their most intimate thoughts and dreams. Even as fighting against ISIS intensifies in the Middle East, these women bravely continue their battle against barbarism. Offering a window into this largely unknown world, the film exposes the hidden face of this highly mediatized war: the female, feminist face of a revolutionary group united by a common vision of freedom.

Director:  Zayne Akyol
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They belong to the armed wing of the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers' Party, which is also an active guerrilla movement. The mission of these female fighters? Defend Kurdish territory in Iraq and Syria, and defeat ISIS (the armed militants of the so-called Islamic State group), all while embodying a revolutionary ideal advocating female empowerment. As filmmaker Zaynê Akyol follows their highly regimented lives, seasoned fighters like Rojen and Sozdar openly share with us their most intimate thoughts and dreams. Even as fighting against ISIS intensifies in the Middle East, these women bravely continue their battle against barbarism. Offering a window into this largely unknown world, the film exposes the hidden face of this highly mediatized war: the female, feminist face of a revolutionary group united by a common vision of freedom.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Canada,  Germany
Language:  German, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  1 h 26 min

Cold Kisses

Cold kisses (2019)

15 min - Documentary - 14 October 2019
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In Bogota outskirts, young voices are echoing all around. Leonardo, Omar, Jaime, Estiven, Diego and so many others are still there, although murdered by the army 6 or 7 years ago. They call on their mothers and kiss them; their lips are as cool as ice. They are blessed souls, looking after those whom they love dearly.

Director:  Nicolas Rincon Gille
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In Bogota outskirts, young voices are echoing all around. Leonardo, Omar, Jaime, Estiven, Diego and so many others are still there, although murdered by the army 6 or 7 years ago. They call on their mothers and kiss them; their lips are as cool as ice. They are blessed souls, looking after those whom they love dearly.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Belgium,  Colombia
Language:  Spanish, English text
Release Date:  14 October 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 15 min