Rain on a window pane, a fire truck, a tomcat with innumerable offspring: it is an intentionally unintentional gaze that allows for chance encounters, for stories and memories - leads that ... See full summary »
Drawing from stories of flight, exile, interminable waiting and the arrested, persecuted lives on both sides of that wall dividing Morocco and the Sahrawi National Liberation Movement's ... See full summary »
Acclaimed Austrian documentary director Ruth Beckermann portrays a dying culture of Viennese urban history in HOMEMAD(E). The entertaining as well as insightful doc was shown at the Forum ... See full summary »
When the camera gazes from the ship towards the horizon of the Mediterranean, the picture of a woman who travelled restlessly across the world takes shape. Elisabeth, Empress of Austria, ... See full summary »
A controversial photography exhibit about atrocities committed by the German army on the Eastern Front during World War II inspired Ruth Beckermann to interview soldiers about their experiences beyond the bounds of "normal" warfare.
Initially, there's that moment of happiness: an African-American celebrating in Harlem cheers "We're free!" as if Barack Obama's victory meant the ultimate end of slavery. AMERICAN PASSAGES... See full summary »
At the Wailing Wall or in the spotlight of a stage, wearing a Zorro costume or a designer dress, solemn or rollicking: crossing the threshold to the adult world can take place in very ... See full summary »
Based on the remains of never-completed Argentine features from the archives of the film museum in Buenos Aires. The film is, as it were, a parallel film history: an essay like a ... See full summary »