Last October, an unspeakably brutal aggression threw France into turmoil: some fifteen youngsters attacked two police cars with Molotov cocktails in the Grande Borne housing estate south of Paris. This incident is part of a series of violent aggressions that have punctuated the history of French suburbs for more than 30 years: riots, vendettas and police blunders. When the French presidential campaign was in full swing, some candidates qualified these suburbs as no-go zones". Report at the heart of this sensitive urban area.
Small town in zero point borders between two countries can be an interesting place that some changes are imposed to that area during years, without readiness of its native people. Smuggling is one of the ways of entering those changes. The people are the main subject of smuggling in borders and instead of tolerating difficulties, they earn money … a silent narration of complicated people and their equipment’s , have lost in mountains, villages and border roads … they didn’t talk , They were just working … I didn’t talk either.
En rörande film om den dolda potentialen hos barn, som står inför en annorlunda möjlig framtid för vårt samhälle genom kreativitet, integration och musikens kraft. En musikalisk värld öppnar sig och berikar den värld barnen kommer ifrån, en värld där de lär sig att lita på sig själva. Den ger dem tillgång till ett vardagsliv där de blir hörda och sedda och där deras behov respekteras.
En film om barn – empatisk, skoningslös, inspirerande...
”Fantastisk dokumentär om musik som binder barns öden samman och om att växa upp med dubbla kulturer. Barnen är en del av ett musikprojekt i Österrike där de reser på läger och lär sig spela klassiska instrument eller att sjunga. Många av deras öden är tragiska och man får korta ledtrådar till varför under filmens gång.Vackert filmad, med bra manus och ljud och ett intressant och försiktigt berättande. ”
Lena Torquato Lidén
In Switzerland, Mortaza Shahed met a refugee who, like him, comes from Afghanistan and belongs to the Hazara ethnic group. They have been persecuted and discriminated for decades in their homeland: “A lot of us fled to Iran in search for a life without violence and discrimination. But there what we met is discrimination again... only second-class citizens after decades. The last hope is Europe. So thousand came here to find justice. Here I spoke to an afghan refugee and heard his story.”
Omar is an asylum seeker from Darfur, Sudan, who's living in Israel at the moment. While Israel still refuse to accept people who escape from Darfur, Sudan, as refugees, Omar need to deal with the reality in Israel and became an activist for the asylum seeker community.
The conflict between his outer world, his day to day life as a warrior taking on an entire nation’s battle, and his inner world, which takes place in an animated studio setting, delving behind the scenes of Omar’s personality and depicting the events and the people who have influenced him.
From the Arab Spring to the Paris terrorist attacks: never since World War II has Europe suffered such cycles of violence and population shifts. The geopolitical situation has changed dramatically over the last five years. The turmoil in the Middle East has put Europe on a war footing. Through a wealth of archive material and the staggering testimonies of surviving migrants, this is a report on the dramatic turn of History we are experiencing on a daily basis.
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.
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.
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.
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.