Flight of the Falcons
Director Shehzad Hameed Ahmad
Completion Date: June 4, 2018
In March, Channel News Asia released " Flight of the Falcons," a documentary that follows the struggle of girls in Pakistan whose parents refuse to send them to school - and local education champions who are fighting for their education. It's an eye-opening account of the cultural barriers, including child marriage, that stop so many girls in Pakistan from going to school.
Not Worth Killing
Director Eric M. Ivey
Completion Date: May 29, 2020
Not Worth Killing is a documentary short that tells the story of the unlikely friendship between Sister Lillian Oliver, IHM and Mitchell Rutledge, a convicted murderer serving life without parole in an Alabama state penitentiary. It is a story of one man's transformation and the immense impact and influence one person can have on another's life.
SILVIA IS MY NAME
Director Max Benyo
Runtime 63 min.
Completion Date: Jan 2020
Silvia lives in South Kenya, she belongs to the tribe of the Maasai. Despite many heavy strokes of fate, she still ﬁghts for the rights of the Maasai-women in their region, not least she had to fear for her life and that of her children. Their ﬁght for equal rights collides again and again with the traditions of her tribe.
Schönheit wird die Welt retten
Director Jannik Büddig
Runtime 55 min.
Completion Date: Oct 2020
Wird Schönheit die Welt retten? Getrieben von dem utopischen Wunsch nach einer Antwort auf diese Frage begibt sich der junge Filmemacher Jannik Büddig in kunsthistorischer Mission nach Spanien zu seiner Großtante - der Künstlerin Edith Schaar.
Director 唐 铭爽
Completion Date: Apr-2021
Taiwan bicycle angel is the only public welfare activity on both sides of the straits
Under the leadership of founder Yang minzhong, a group of college students from the mainland were recruited as volunteers ,travel to Taiwan to assist disadvantaged
The Phantom of Theresienstadt
Director Baptiste Cogitore
The documentary movie The Phantom of Theresienstadt tells the extraordinary story of Hanuš Hachenburg, a young Czech poet deported in the Jewish ghetto of Theresienstadt and assassinated in Auschwitz-Birkenau. This story is told thank to survivors from the ghetto, like his former comrades from the “Republic of Škid”, an imaginary “regime” inside the room where boys were living in a self-organization and publishing a secret magazine: Vedem.
Songs to the dead children in Auschwitz
Director EDUARDO SOUTULLO
The four elements: fire, water, wind and earth.
Four of the "Songs of the Death of Children" composed by Gustav Mahler.
Four testimonies from the Auschwitz concentration camp on the true story of Gisella Perl, the prison gynecologist who helped abort hundreds of inmates to prevent the Nazi officer Dr. Joseph Mengele from using them for his experiments and vivisections.
Director Rita de Cácia Oenning da Silva
Rizian embraces his alter-egos -- long repressed by family and society -- and dives into the destiny he always knew belonged to him: to be a star.
Prince of Dreams
Director Jessica Nettelbladt
Completion Date: March 23, 2021
- A film about identity, mental health issues and healing one’s soul
It’s dawn. Wearing a backpack, Erik looks out over the neighborhood where he grew up. He bends over to pick up a stone (for good luck). A soulful journey awaits, months of trekking to a far corner of the world, Cape Finisterre. Erik works for the Church of Sweden as a cleaner. He’s unhappy with his job and his mental health is strained. To break the vicious cycle of depression along with answers to his inner turmoil, he embarks on a pilgrimage to find direction. This trek is a perfect opportunity to reflect on his life.
Why I'm Not a Basketball Player
Director Alon Weinstock
Completion Date: November 1, 2020
A ballad of love, pain and gratitude to basketball and the life around it.
The Great Suppression: How Covid-19
Reignited the Fight for Life & Liberty
Director Deborah Wright
Completion Date: February 10, 2021
As we brace ourselves for the impolitic state-government decisions that will come with the predicted future waves of COVID (and other possible national and state-wide emergencies), we must not ignore or forget the fallout from the first wave of choices: the elderly “death camps”; the destruction of family businesses and livelihoods; the perpetuated mental health crisis; and the decay of constitutional rights. It is the goal of this film to examine the decisions made by Pennsylvania state government’s leadership and the resulting aftermath so that we may reflect, learn, and mobilize to ensure that we never find ourselves in such a state of economic, emotional, social, mental, and physical despair.
In Pursuit Of Light
Director Amit Rai
Completion Date: December 7, 2020
In India around 2 million cases of cataract are reported every year. This leads to 80.7% of severe visual impairment and 63% blindness. Of these cases, 93% of blindness and 96.2% is completely avoidable. But due to illiteracy, lack of awareness, and proper medical facilities these figures have never really changed. Many government initiatives have not managed to overcome this crisis.
Directors Isabelle INGOLD, Vivianne PERELMUTER
Completion Date: January 25, 2020
A computer screen, images from the four corners of the world. We cross borders in one-click while another trip’s story reach us in bits, through text messages, chats, phone conversations, and an immigration office’s questionnaire. It’s the journey of Shahin, a 20-year-old Iranian boy who, fleeing his country alone, lands in Greece, then winds his way to England where he claims asylum.
Who Will Remain?
Directors Emily Felder, Christa Whitney
Completion Date: December 31, 2020
Attempting to better understand her grandfather Avrom Sutzkever, Israeli actress Hadas Kalderon travels to Lithuania, using her grandfather’s diary to trace his early life in Vilna and his survival of the Holocaust. Sutzkever (1913–2010) was an acclaimed Yiddish poet—described by the New York Times as the “greatest poet of the Holocaust”—whose verse drew on his youth in Siberia and Vilna, his spiritual and material resistance during World War II, and his post-war life in the State of Israel.
Director Marcelle Abela
Completion Date: February 1, 2021
MIKHA'EL is the first historically-accurate feature documentary about the Archangel Michael cinema history. Featuring a large ensemble cast with multiple story lines, the film explores Mikha'El's ongoing and jaw-dropping exploits around the world particularly as Taxiarchis Panormitis, the Angel of Mount Zion, and the Archangel of Monte Gargano. It also looks at the unusual discovery of the Panormitis icon by a hearing-impaired Greek Jew. Languages used include English, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, and Latin. MIKHA'EL was shot on location in France, Greece, Italy, Jerusalem, Malta, Poland, Ukraine, and the USA.
A QUESTION OF SURVIVAL
Director Elka Nikolova
Completion Date: November 30, 2020
A QUESTION OF SURVIVAL is a documentary film about the legacy of the Holocaust in the Balkans, as seen through the eyes -and conflicting memories- of three Bulgarian Jewish survivors in New York. Chaim Zemach, a cellist; Robert Bakish, an engineer; and Misha Avramoff, a social worker on the Lower East side of Manhattan in New York, were living with their families in Bulgaria during the country’s alliance with the Nazis. When in March 1943 the Bulgarian government first postponed and ultimately cancelled the imminent deportation of the entire Bulgarian Jewish community of 48 000, Misha, Chaim and Robert were ages 5, 14 and 17.
Director Ewa Stankiewicz
Completion Date: November 28, 2020
The Polish President died in an air crash in Russia (2010). The reason stated: pilot error. However testimonies at the prosecutor's office and technical findings deliver some surprising information and tell another story. Archival footage documenting the first few minutes after the crash, obtained from secret services, will see the light of day for the first time.
My Teacher's Home
Director Mathias Max Herrmann
Completion Date: January 31, 2021
During the 1980s in the German industrial Ruhrgebiet a young man takes up acting lessons at his private teacher’s house. One day he finds out something unsettling: looking out the window in his teacher’s living room for a brief moment only he sees his teacher’s homeland Israel.
Today, thirty years on, the former student – under the impression of the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East – is packing up his bags and traveling to Israel to pursue his teacher’s traces. He is carrying his teacher’s house folded up as excess baggage – it is going to be installed in the foreign landscape of Israel: a room for remembrance, a border between home and away, a house as well as a landscape.
Nuremberg trials. No right for mercy
Director Alexander Rakoyed
Completion Date: November 24, 2020
The Nuremberg Trials - the most important trial in the history of mankind.
It was an unprecedented trial by the International Military Tribunal that lasted from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946. Standing in the dock were Nazi war criminals who were tried for the crimes perpetrated against humanity during the Second World War.
They were judged by a fair court which resolutely condemned Nazism, the absolute evil of the past, present and future, and delivered its verdict without the right for mercy.
Dreams of Hope
Directors Henry Panion, David Macon
Completion Date: December 1, 2019
Dreams of Hope is a documentary-concert celebrating the power of music. Centered around Birmingham's historic Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, the city welcomes world-renowned Israeli violin maker Amnon Weinstein, founder of Violins of Hope, and his family. With acclaimed composer, arranger and conductor Dr. Henry Panion, III & Orchestra, Birmingham native Caitlin Edwards returns home to perform the world premiere of Dreams of Hope for Solo Violin & Orchestra on the Auschwitz Violin (circa, 1850), one of the many violins discovered and restored by Amnon Weinstein and his son Avshi from the infamous concentration camps of the Holocaust.
The new whistlers from Aas
Director Richard Martin-Jordan
Completion Date: December 1, 2019
We are in the atlantic pyrenees, at the bottom of the Ossau valley. The inhabitants of the hamlet of Aas communicate by whistling. They invented the whistling language. This language, whose origin has always remained a mystery, has almost disappeared. Today it's reborn thanks to the enthusiasm of some passionate whistlers.
Director Laure Protat
Completion Date: July 7, 2019
RIDE is a portrait of my younger brother of 16 years, Maxence, through his practice of freestyle scootering. In the skatepark of Antibes, in the French Riviera, from one winter to the next — and during the unexpected ordeal of an interminable summer —, I observed the adolescent faces and bodies of Maxence and his friends, the enigma of their metamorphosis, and tried to capture what “riding” expresses of their intimate desires.
Olivia, a beautiful daughter
that speaks another language
Director Pablo Navarro
Completion Date: Jul-2020
Olivia was born without cochlea, she is profoundly deaf.
Her parents and her family environment must find a way to communicate with her.
THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT.
FROM COLMENAR VIEJO TO THE ANTARCTICA
Director Jovi Maco
Completion Date: Jan-2017
The PROJECT ANTÁRTIDA COLMENAR was born in 2015
The project arises from the commitment that the municipality of Colmenar Viejo has with the environment and the landscape for its great ecological value and human well-being. This project has the ambition to participate in the generation of a global awareness of commitment and protection of the environment and the landscape by carrying out an expedition to Antarctica in which it will try to complete an ecological and human mission.
The Mother Language
Director lori Rolinski-Vignali
Completion Date: November 12, 2020
THE MOTHER LANGUAGE is a real portrayal of America during the last 4 months before the election of 2020, of real people confronting Covid and the effect it has had on each one of these people and the world that they live in. Of both sides of the candidate's supporters, Trump and Biden, of the days and events leading up to the election and the very real human emotions of people who were gracious enough to let me interview them about Covid, Trump and the future of America after Covid.
Seeking New Paths
Director Päivi Kapiainen-Heiskanen
Completion Date: April 25, 2020
This is a story of a Finnish woman entrepreneur Melina Holmberg who leaves her home farm and moves with four horses and two dogs to Spain to live.
This documentary film tell about the many sides of entrepreneurship, meaning of family and what is valuable for a human being. Before moving abroad Melina managed to fulfill many dreams like having a family with 3 children, moving to the countryside and starting a company of her own.
Director Carlotta Berti
Completion Date:November 1, 2020
In a boundless social housing estate built on Victorian ruins, a lonely ex-demolition worker and his neighbours must face the destruction of their homes to make space for luxury apartments. Shot over years with unprecedented access to the biggest “brutalist” social housing estate in the UK, Aylesbury Estate offers an intimate exploration of inhabitancy and loss, and the raw testimony of an irreversible social transformation of British society.
A letter to my Dad
Director ibrahim Selman
My father burdens me with an impossible task. I took that seriously because I was the direct cause of a blood-feud.
¡ La Macha !
Director Claudia Chabot
Completion Date:February 1, 2021
This documentary introduces Nadia upon a stretch of her journey, cycling with her partner Sébastien around the world, trading their art in exchange for their livelihood.
Director Christine Jezior
Completion Date:January 31, 2021
What happens to a relationship if a partner suddenly becomes severely disabled after an accident? For Gosia it is clear that she will stand by her boyfriend Tomek no matter what in order to let him live as normal and fulfilled a live as possible. But time and again she becomes painfully aware of her own limits, as well as of those of a society that talks a lot about inclusion but often does not seem to be ready for it. GOSIA@TOMEK is based on more than 3000 emails that Gosia has been writing to Tomek daily since his accident.