Ministry of Surf
Director Collins Reagan
Completion Date: May 1, 2023
An intimate look inside the healing power of water & surfing on autistic children and the surfers who offer "one perfect day" to kids worldwide for free. Featuring Izzy Paskowitz.
Directors Darya Andreyanava, Mikalai Kuprych
Completion Date: June 27, 2023
Gays from Belarus are trying to live in a country where their existence is denied. The main characters create their own parallel reality filled with alcohol and parties in an escape from loneliness and in search of love.
DANCE FROM ISRAEL
Director Andreas Morell
Completion Date: May 13, 2023
Dance from Israel means: presence, modernity, emotion, beauty, but also aggressiveness – and increasingly politics. In the best sense, dance is a mirror of society.
Dance, that comes from a country as politically and societally torn apart like Israel, is exciting, challenging and even complex. The film explores this versatility: Companies and choreographers speak about their experiences and rehearsals and dance performances are visible.
A World of 3 Zeros.
Directors Aine Clarke, Michel Van der Veken
Completion Date: May 12, 2023
Poverty, unemployment, and carbon emissions are global problems. The documentary A World of 3 Zeros explores the ability of social entrepreneurship to address these problems and bring them to zero.
Michel and I founded our production company in 1991. For the following 25 years we were totally focused on making ourselves financially secure while ensuring that our children had everything they needed. Then Michel said:
“Áine, basically all the work we do is helping the already very wealthy become wealthier, shouldn’t we be trying to be useful to people in need”?
Directors Qidi An, Zi Mu
Completion Date: July 16, 2023
Tsuur, a nearly lost instrument from Han Dynasty, has been preserved in the Altai Mountains, while Boke, a young Mongolian boy from Wulianghai, was learning to make and play it under the influence of his uncle, Dambul. In the meantime, as the old man Qorumbat, the Inheritor of National Intangible Cultural Heritage, had returned to the pasture in winter, Dambul wanted to entrust his nephew Boke to Qorumbat for a systematic education of Tsuur.
ZENNOR SPIRIT OF PLACE
Director Diana Taylor
Completion Date:April 10, 2023
The 60 minute documentary explores the personal and political dramas which followed the arrival of the disreputable writer D.H.Lawrence and his German wife Frieda von Richthofen in the ancient village of Zennor during the First World War. The wild landscape and remote cottages around Zennor became host to scores of infamous artists, poets, eccentrics and occultists who lived, loved and wreaked havoc in this mystical place. Throughout the 20th century sublime art was created amid a backdrop of witchcraft, scandalous sexual intrigue, black magic rituals and Nazi spy rings.
Not for the faint-hearted
The Wind on Mount Everest
Director Qing Su
Completion Date:May 3, 2022
This inspiring story is about when a woman who not only conquers Mount Everest but also overcomes the challenges of life and returns to her mountainous hometown after conquering Mt. Everest. Therefore, she has to confront heavy work, her mother's harsh criticism, and her father's avoidance. How will she face and deal with these obstacles and find inner peace? This is a story of a female who is growing up and exploring herself in mountaineering, dreams, and family.
Nobody Told Me
Director Sean O'Sullivan
Completion Date:May 3, 2022
Nobody Told Me’ is a short twenty-seven minute documentary that tells the story of Dr Halina Rotstein, a dedicated doctor, who graduated from the University of Warsaw’s Medical Faculty in 1930, left medicine for a few years to bring up four children after marrying a wealthy Polish-Jewish industrialist, before being drawn back into medicine by the urgency of the Second World War.
My Radio My Life
Directors Bidit Roy, Makarand Waikar
Completion Date:June 30, 2023
Set in the 21st century, the film revisits the golden era of radio in India, when it was the dominant, popular, and only source of entertainment, news, and knowledge.
Being a medium that is heard across national borders, the radio has been instrumental in expanding horizons and enriching the lives of generations. Besides giving companionship to individuals, the radio brought families together and inspired people to make life choices.
Complete Portrait Wanted of Markéta Ledererová
Director Joshua Richard van ’t Hoff
Completion Date:March 1, 2023
A family quest through the unknown history of a Czechoslovak-Jewish refugee.
In 1939, Markéta Ledererová (1915-1987) escaped the expanding Nazism in Czechoslovakia by fleeing to the Netherlands, where she started a new life; she would meet her future husband here with whom she would start a family. However, throughout her life she had not told anyone in her family about her past in Czechoslovakia and how she was able to escape, which led a daughter and two granddaughters to start an investigation a few years ago to find answers.
Director Javid Samadov
Completion Date: May 14, 2023
When Polad was a young child, his father did not return from the war. His father's decision to save civilians instead of returning home to his young Polad shattered Polad's childhood. Thus, the child Polad died, and a soldier was born within him.
For several years, Polad studied military tactics to win the war that his father could not. In the final battle, Polad lost both of his feet, but it was only then that he realized he had regained his lost freedom. Paying the price of his health and both feet, the soldier Polad died, and the free Polad was born.
The hidden sound of tango
Director Yael SZMULEWICZ
Completion Date: April 20, 2023
After obtaining an old Boca de Estrella guitar like the one played by tango icon Carlos Gardel, tango musician/guitar collector Patricio Crom sets out to restore the instrument and discover its true sound—and then use it in a concert featuring some of today’s best Argentine tango guitarists. Along the way, Crom explores the different techniques of guitar playing, the challenges of guitar building and restoration, and the enduring passion for Carlos Gardel.