Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films Festival 2012

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1.
Five Broken Cameras (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. (94 mins.)
 
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Back to the Square (2012 Documentary)
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A year after the euphoria on Tahrir Square, the demonstrators' goals have not even come close to being reached... (83 mins.)
Director: Petr Lom
 
3.
The Reluctant Revolutionary (2012 Documentary)
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An intimate portrait of Yemen as the revolution unfolds, told through the eyes of tour guide leader Kais... (70 mins.)
Director: Sean McAllister
 
4.
Cinema Jenin: The Story of a Dream (2011 Documentary)
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A Fellini-Esq documentary that takes place in the West Bank city of Jenin and follows a local initiative... (95 mins.)
Director: Marcus Vetter
 
5.
Chroniques d'un Iran interdit (2011 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Manon Loizeau
 
6.
Syrie, dans l'enfer de la répression (2011 Documentary)
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(52 mins.)
Director: Sofia Amara
 
7.
Skateistan: Four Wheels and a Board in Kabul (2011 Documentary)
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Inspired by Skateistan, Afghanistan's first skateboarding school, this emotional feature-length documentary... (100 mins.)
Director: Kai Sehr
 
8.
Mama Illegal (2011 Documentary)
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They gave the smugglers all their money and risk their life on their journey across borders: Three women from a small town in Moldavia... (95 mins.)
Director: Ed Moschitz
 
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Special Flight (2011 Documentary)
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A 9 months immersion in the administrative detention center of Geneva, one of the 28 deportation centers in Switzerland. (103 mins.)
Director: Fernand Melgar
 
10.
Wadim (2011 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
 
11.
Il castello (2011 Documentary)
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Il castello (The castle) is a movie about Malpensa airport, a place where bureaucracy, procedures and... (90 mins.)
 
12.
Bakhmaro heißt Paradies (2011 Documentary)
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(59 mins.)
Director: Salomé Jashi
 
13.
Family Portrait in Black and White (2011 Documentary)
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In a small Ukrainian town, Olga Nenya, raises 16 black orphans amidst a population of Slavic blue-eyed blondes. Their stories expose the harsh realities of growing up as a bi-racial child in Eastern Europe. (90 mins.)
Director: Julia Ivanova
 
14.
Putin's Kiss (2011 Documentary)
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Putin seduces a fourteen year old girl and eventually uses nuclear technology to help her escape the fabric of time. (85 mins.)
 
15.
Russian Libertine (2012 Documentary)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Ari Matikainen
 
16.
East Bloc Love (2011 Documentary)
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Young Sergey is an openly gay activist in Belarus and has endured violence from police and skinheads... (70 mins.)
Director: Logan Mucha
 
17.
Dear Mandela (2012 Documentary)
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When the South African government promises to 'eradicate the slums' and begins to evict shack dwellers far outside the city... (94 mins.)
 
18.
The Redemption of General Butt Naked (2011 Documentary)
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Tells the story of Joshua Milton Blahyi - aka General Butt Naked - a brutal warlord who murdered thousands during Liberia's horrific 14-year civil war... (85 mins.)
 
19.
Big Boys Gone Bananas!* (2011 Documentary)
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Dole Food Company wages a campaign to prevent a pair of Swedish film-makers from showing their documentary about a lawsuit against the company. (90 mins.)
Director: Fredrik Gertten
 
20.
Give Up Tomorrow (2011 Documentary)
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When a teenager from a political family in the Philippines is accused of a double murder, the country's entire judicial system is put to the test after years of alleged corruption. (95 mins.)
Director: Michael Collins
 
21.
Bad Weather (2011 Documentary)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Giovanni Giommi
 
22.
Made in India (2010 Documentary)
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About the human experiences behind the phenomena of 'outsourcing' surrogate mothers to India. (95 mins.)
 
23.
Girl Model (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model. (78 mins.)
 
24.
Love Crimes of Kabul (2011 Documentary)
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LOVE CRIMES OF KABUL is an intimate portrait of three young Afghani women accused of committing "moral... (71 mins.)
Director: Tanaz Eshaghian
 
25.
A Letter from Germany (2011 Documentary)
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The film focuses on the experiences of three women from eastern Europe who left home in hope for something... (50 mins.)
Director: Sebastian Mez
 
26.
Future of Hope (2010 Documentary)
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Over the past 20 years we have seen a growing realization that the current model for society and culture is unsustainable... (75 mins.)
Director: Henry Bateman
 
27.
The Fourth Revolution: Energy (2010 Documentary)
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(83 mins.)
Director: Carl-A. Fechner
 
28.
I Bought a Rain Forest (2010 Documentary)
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Twenty years ago, Jacob and his classmates collected SEK 10 000 to buy a rain forest. Now he wants to know if the forest they bought is still standing. (58 mins.)
 
29.
Switch (2012 Documentary)
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What will it really take, to transition from oil and coal, to the energies of tomorrow? SWITCH goes where no film has gone before... (98 mins.)
Director: Harry Lynch
 
30.
Solar Eclipse (2011 Documentary)
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In 2006, Milan and Tomas electrified a school campus and a hospital in a detached Zambian village. After four years, they return for the last time to find out about their system's failures, repair it and hand it over at last. (81 mins.)
Director: Martin Marecek
 
31.
Chernobyl Forever (2011 Documentary)
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(56 mins.)
 
32.
Kaip mes zaideme revoliucija (2012 Documentary)
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It was the year 1984 when a group of architects decided to organize a one night music band as a New Year's party joke in Kaunas... (70 mins.)
Director: Giedre Zickyte
 
33.
The Punk Syndrome (2012 Documentary)
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A Finnish punk-rock band formed by four mentally disabled guys. (85 mins.)
 
34.
Le monde en face (2009 TV Series)
Episode: Le piège (2011)
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35.
The Field of Magic (2011 Documentary)
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The "Field of Magic" is a docu-poem about people living for over two decades in the Buda forest, near the closed down Kariotiskes dump in Lithuania... (62 mins.)
 
36.
The Carrier (2010 Documentary)
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'The Carrier' is a feature-length documentary that tells the inspiring story of an HIV-positive and... (83 mins.)
Director: Margaret Betts
 
37.
I Am a Woman Now (2011 Documentary)
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I Am A Woman Now (formerly Casablanca Revisited), the first generation of transsexuals who had their... (80 mins.)
Director: Michiel van Erp