Program

A Feat Of Perseverance
AJB Screening
A Feat Of Perseverance
This story celebrates a man by remembering the fragments of past times unimaginable to new generations. It is also a love story of Marin and Nike who live their modest but happy lives on the island away from the bustle of modern Croatia. The story deals…
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A Walk On The Tightrope
Competition
A Walk On The Tightrope
It is the culmination of every refugee story that is supposed to end with official asylum and resettlement in Germany: personal interview with a case officer at a branch of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF). The applicant and the case…
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Arkan's Legacy: The Serbian Mafia
Competition
Arkan's Legacy: The Serbian Mafia
They are war heroes in their own country, yet are considered as war criminals to the rest of the world. The men who joined up „to defend the Serb nation“ and fought proudly in the notorious paramilitary group, Arkan’s Tigers, never accepted that they…
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Childern of the State
Competition
Childern of the State
A great wave of criticism was aroused in 2011 in Czech Republic, when the Norwegian Child Welfare Services, Barnevernet, took away both of sons of Czech mother living in Norway. The documentary director, who has two children of her own, set out to Norway…
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Disappearing
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Disappearing
Documentary film „Disappearing” speaks of human dignity, (in)justice and the search for basic human rights. The film tells the stories of three young, highly educated people from Bosnia and Herzegovina who, despite their different backgrounds, find themselves…
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Grandson
Competition
Grandson
An Auschwitz commander’s grandson, Rainer Hoess was symbolically adopted by the Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor in 2014. The two, with their specific experiences, are united in the struggle against Neo-Nazism, antisemitism, racism and xenophobia around…
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I See Red People
Competition
I See Red People
After 25 years in France, I return to Bulgaria, with a camera in my hand and a vertiginous suspicion: what if my family had collaborated with the secret police of the communist regime? And what if they were a part of the “red trash” that the protestors…
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Lost Warrior
Competition
Lost Warrior
The “Lost Warrior” follows Mohammed, ex member of Al-Shabaab and a penitent, who was recruited at a young age by the terrorist organisation Al-Shabaab whilst he was living in England. When he found out what the terrorist organisation was really about…
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Louder than Guns
Last Minute Cinema
Louder than Guns
Aircrafts, tanks, bombs, automatic rifles, media and propaganda were the Homeland War weaponry of choice. Nevertheless, the loudest were the songs. Ones used them to describe the nightmares that befell them, others to confirm their political loyalty.…
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Of Fathers and Sons
Competition
Of Fathers and Sons
Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera focuses on Osama and his younger brother Ayman, providing an extremely rare insight into what it means…
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On the Edge of Freedom
Competition
On the Edge of Freedom
Through urban exploring, anti authoritarian young Russians and Ukrainians have found a way to take control over their own lives, by confronting fear and sharing their death defying stunts with millions of viewers online. But the realities of the conflict-ridden…
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Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad
Competition
Syria's Disappeared: The Case Against Assad
This documentary tells the hidden story of tens of thousands of men, women and children who disappeared under the regime of President Bashar al Assad, and ended up in a network of clandestine detention centres. The film weaves together the powerful personal…
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The Beast is still alive
Last Minute Cinema
The Beast is still alive
While leftist ideology conceived by Karl Marx gains popularity around the world, one former socialist block country is torn apart by Communist Party officials and informers. 26 years after the fall of communism, a young Bulgarian woman opens her grandfather’s…
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The Chinese will come
Competition
The Chinese will come
The Chinese President is on his official 3-day visit to Serbia. The Government of Serbia is celebrating this visit, calling it “historical” – the beginning of the economic rescue of Serbia, thanks to Chinese investments guaranteed by the Chinese President…
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The End of Darkness
Competition
The End of Darkness
In the Breza coal mine, little has changed in the past 50 years. Despite the coal dust and the dark, 400 meters below the surface miners still enjoy the solidarity and job security, as in the socialist Yugoslavia. Above ground, capitalism and individualism…
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The Little Prince
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The Little Prince
Anto is ten; he attends fourth grade of the primary school in the village of Oćevija near Vareš. Has no mobile or internet. He is the only child of that age in the village. Anto has a sister who will start first grade in the autumn. He is happy as he…
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The Russian Job
Competition
The Russian Job
The former Lada factory, built in the Russian city of Tolyatti in the 1970s, was meant to show the Western world the miracle of Soviet prosperity. The perfect utopia that none dared to doubt. More than four decades later, the plant has been losing billions…
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The Unforgiven
Last Minute Cinema
The Unforgiven
Is it possible for a war criminal to find reconciliation with the past? How do you find your way back to a normal life when you have been convicted of one of the worst crimes crime against humanity? Esad Landžo has been looking for the answers for years,…
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Two Worlds
Competition
Two Worlds
In this inspiring family portrait, 12-year-old Laura is our guide through life with her deaf parents, which is challenging and surprisingly ordinary. The film tells a story of Laura, who has to grow up too fast due to both her parents being mute. Forced…
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Unwanted heritage
Last Minute Cinema
Unwanted heritage
Monuments bear witness to their creators and the times of their origin. Ruined monuments are also a testament, to the times of their destruction and those that destroyed them. They are our history teachers, from their existence we learn about different…
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When Pigs Come
Last Minute Cinema
When Pigs Come
Dragoslava has four TV sets, three grandchildren, two best friends, and a husband with whom she fights over a remote control. She has lived in five countries without ever moving from her flat in a small border town. The media and politics creep into…
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Where to
Competition
Where to
Have you ever been driven in a taxi wondering who is driving you? Ljiljana is a young woman who drives a taxi in Zagreb. Apart from the initial surprise when they meet a female taxi driver, most passengers find her likable and open up to her. Driving…
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Why Slavery? A Woman Captured
Competition
Why Slavery? A Woman Captured
WHY SLAVERY: A WOMAN CAPTURED is about Marish, a 52-year-old Hungarian woman who has been serving a family for a decade, working 20 hours a day - without getting paid. Her oppressors seized her ID and forbade her to leave the house without permission.…
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