In SHOWCASE Now:

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Faces of Change highlights the story of five activists from five different continents who relay unique video dispatches from their respective corners of the world. From their communities in Brazil, India, Mauritania, Bulgaria and the United States, these activists go behind the camera to find a common voice denied them because of their social, racial, gender or ethnic background. They walk us through their lives, experiences and societies, as we see the world through their eyes. Their intimate video... more

56mins
 
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In ancient China, education was the only way out of poverty – in recent times it has been the best way. China’s economic boom and talk of the merits of hard work have created the belief that to study is to escape poverty. But these days, China’s education system only leads to jobs for a few, educating a new generation into unemployment and despair.

59mins
 
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The film “Women's Dreams” addresses the phenomenon of German women who have converted to Islam. Islamic centers and mosques in Germany confirm that the number of Germans, especially women, who have converted to Islam, has increased in the past years. Barbara, an elementary school teacher, found her new religion through her Turkish husband. Her family reacted with very mixed feelings. Christiane, a psychologist, and Susanne, a sales woman in a stone store, discovered Islam through Sufis... more

39mins
 
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What would you do if some day someone came to your home and told you it would be flooded? The construction of a hydroelectric power plant threatens the valley of the Magdalena River, its flora, fauna, people and their way of living. A group of peasants and fishermen, who have grown up under the shadow of “El Gigante” (the giant), struggles against the multinational companies Enel, Endesa and Impregilo. These companies are constructing the power plant despite the voices of disagreement but wit... more

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The town of Puerto Berrío sits on a bend in Colombia's Magdalena River. For over 30 years, local townspeople have fished out the remains of victims of violence drifting downstream. Ordinarily, these unidentified corpses, known as NNs (No Names), would be destined for a mass grave. However, for decades, local townspeople have adopted these bodies and given them names; they decorate their tombs and bring them water, gifts and flowers. In exchange, it is believed that the living are awarded protectio... more

1hr 7mins
 
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This film tells more than just stories about children’s slavery. It speaks about the amazing capacity of resistance and the desperate search of five children from Mozambique to preserve their own values, and it confronts us with our ability to change the world, protecting what’s fragile.

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In THE FIGHT TO FORGIVE, we meet six Liberian former child soldiers who are training as grassroots peacebuilders and re-entering their villages with a new mission of peace and reconciliation. Having traded their weapons for soccer balls, cameras, and storytelling circles, these young Liberians embark on a remarkable journey out of war. With unprecedented access to young ex-combatants and their former commander, the film follows the group for five years of life after war. During thei... more

1hr 21mins
 
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UNDISCOVERED STORIES: Refresh
The leitmotif of the film is the relationship between women and nature, intended as Mother Earth, who teache... more

STORY.TELLERS IN SPOTLIGHT:

  • Natalia Piñuel
    Spain
  • Karin Bundschu...
    United States
  • Razi Mohebi
    Italy
  • Gilles Blaize
    France
  • MEERA DEWAN
    India
  • Ksenia Sakharno...
    Russian Federat...
  • Sarah Minter
    Mexico
  • Bastien Genoux
    Switzerland
Watch films (documentaries, short films, talks & more) at this online film festival. Discover film-makers and their voices. Learn about social issues prevalent in the current world. Vote for the art & entertainment that is evolved and exists for transformation towards new future. Promote consciousness about humanity & environment - our culture, nature & life driven by the spiritual state, individual and collective.