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A House Made of Splinters
Competition
A House Made of Splinters
In this war-worn and impoverished corner of Eastern Ukraine where addiction casts a long shadow, there sits a safe haven for children temporarily removed from their parents. A House Made of Splinters follows three kids awaiting their fate— will they…
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A Parked Life
Competition
A Parked Life
Bulgarian driver Petar Doychev lives for months on end in the cab of his truck. He is one of the hundreds of thousands Eastern-European men who roam Western Europe’s highways. He is a young father, fighting for the bond with his kid. Completely estranged…
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All that Remains to be Seen
Competition
All that Remains to be Seen
When Silas suddenly can't find his friends in the schoolyard, Christina knows all too well what that means: He's losing his eyesight, just like she did as a child. The doctors had assured her that he couldn't inherit the disease, but they were wrong.…
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Behind the Swedish Model
Competition
Behind the Swedish Model
A unique behind the scenes documentary from deep within the Swedish Government, following the decision-makers behind their controversial fight against the Covid-19 pandemic. While most countries endured harsh lockdowns during March 2020, Swedes went…
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Children of the Enemy
Competition
Children of the Enemy
Patricio Galvez’ daughter married one of Sweden’s most notorious ISIS terrorists. In 2014, they join the fight for a caliphate in Syria. Both are killed in its collapse in 2019, but their seven young children survive and are interned in the infamous…
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Children of the Mist
Competition
Children of the Mist
Di is a 12-year-old girl living in a village lost in the mist of Northwest Vietnamese mountains. She belongs to the Hmong ethnic minority where women get married very young, enduring the controversial tradition of ‘bride-kidnapping’. When Di enters puberty,…
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Fragments of Humanity
Competition
Fragments of Humanity
This documentary film is portraying the many faces of truth. A team of Finnish forensic experts has arrived in Kosovo in order to investigate alleged war crimes. However, the team realizes soon that there are cases that have deliberately been unexamined.…
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Girl Gang
Competition
Girl Gang
Fourteen-year-old Leonie is a successful teen influencer who lives on the outskirts of Berlin. Millions of followers are at her feet, and companies shower her with products. When Leonie's parents recognise the enormous economic potential of their daughter’s…
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Nadia
Competition
Nadia
How can you rebuild yourself when you lose your father and your homeland forever at the age of 8? Nadia Nadim, whose dad was killed by the Taliban in 2000, has embarked on this quest. The young Afghan woman, her 4 sisters, and their mother fled Kabul…
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No Place Like Home
Competition
No Place Like Home
Lost between two continents, Priyangika has always felt her adoption was wrong. She begins a quest to fill the missing pieces of her identification papers, her family history and her broken heart. Adopted from Sri Lanka to Norway at only seven weeks,…
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The Hungarian Playbook
Competition
The Hungarian Playbook
At the heart of the European Union, an authoritarian regime has been established. A key element in consolidating its political power is a degree of media control unprecedented in an EU member state. The Hungarian Playbook examines the Don Quixote like…
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This Stolen Country of Mine
Competition
This Stolen Country of Mine
This is a film about China's massive hunger for natural resources and how during the last decade it has been aggressively operating to obtain access to these resources in Ecuador. The country is now stuck with the most Chinese debts in Latin America.…
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Dida
Last Minute Cinema
Dida
Fifteen years ago, Nikola left Serbia to follow his heart to Switzerland. Since then, his life is shared between two countries and three women: his mother, his grandmother, and his wife. His mother has learning disabilities and has been dependent on…
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Love, Deutschmarks and Death
Last Minute Cinema
Love, Deutschmarks and Death
In the early 1960s, the so-called guest workers from Anatolia and other parts of Turkey were recruited by the Federal Republic of Germany. From the beginning, there was something that always accompanied them and was part of their culture: their music…
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Museum of the Revolution
Last Minute Cinema
Museum of the Revolution
Half a century ago, architect Vjenceslav Richter proposed a bold vision for the museum which would “safeguard the truth about us”. Friendship between a seven-year-old girl and an old woman develops inside the remnants of this abandoned utopian project.…
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The Killing of a Journalist
Last Minute Cinema
The Killing of a Journalist
A young investigative journalist and his fiancée are brutally murdered in their home in Slovakia. Their deaths inspire the biggest protests in Slovakia since the fall of communism. The story takes an unexpected turn when a source leaks the secret murder…
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Celebrity Untold: Miroslav Ćiro Blažević
AJB Screening
Celebrity Untold: Miroslav Ćiro Blažević
The documentary about Miroslav Ćiro Blažević sheds a new light on Ćiro, bringing peculiar details of his life unknown to general public. The film features his journey to success, with all the fears, passions, hobbies, failures, and the people behind…
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Melting Dreams
AJB Screening
Melting Dreams
In Bamyan, Afghanistan, Zakia (25), Fatima (21) and Fariba (16) dream of becoming professional skiers and representing Afghanistan at the Olympic Games. When their European ski trainer Ana (30) announces they can go to Europe to train extensively and…
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Sarajevo Safari
AJB Screening
Sarajevo Safari
Among the many dramatic episodes of the siege of Sarajevo from 1992 to 1996, the story of a human safari has remained concealed from the public eye. Only a select few were aware that the siege of Sarajevo involved not only the Bosnian Serb Army, volunteers…
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Life with Purpose
Smart DOC
Life with Purpose
Film govori o Esedu i Mahiri Ahmiš, bračnom paru iz Sarajeva. Kada se Mahira prije 16 godina udala za Eseda, nije ni slutila šta će pasti na njena pleća. Esed je samo godinu nakon vjenčanja teško obolio od multiple skleroze i ubrzo ostao prikovan za…
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The Colorless
Smart DOC
The Colorless
This is a film about the non-aligned members of Bosnian society, who don’t belong to any of its three constituent nations. As such, they are labeled as ‘others’. Born out of love between different nations, they are often seen as fossils of the failed…
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We are Guilty Too
Smart DOC
We are Guilty Too
Humanity has been the main culprit of climate change for more than a century. Yet, we are somehow unwilling to admit our fault of negligence, even as the consequences detrimental to the society unfold in front our very eyes. In the environment where…
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A Haunted Past
Special Screening
A Haunted Past
The mother of the Tunisian filmmaker Fatma Riahi offered temporary shelter to a family in need: a Bosnian woman, Mersida, who had fled with her young daughters from Sidi Bouzid to Tunis and had nowhere to live. Her husband, Tawfik, had been arrested…
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For Sarajevo – The Last French Intellectuals’ Cause
Special Screening
For Sarajevo – The Last French Intellectuals’ Cause
The siege of Sarajevo is the return of nationalism to Europe. 50 years after the World War II, Europe faces again ethnic cleansing, camps, cities bombing and mass murders, without any reaction. But the besieged Sarajevo resists, determined to defend…
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