USA 2018, 108 min, dir. by Lauren Greenfield
Welcome to the rich world where money is not a problem. This is the world of 1% of the Earth’s population. We get to know a manager of a hedge fund, a representative of the working class and an ambitious little girl who plans to enter her first beauty pageant. Everything there revolves around material status, greed and hyper-consumerism treated as a hobby. Here a person is nothing else but what they own.
„Lo and Behold. Reveries of the Connected World”
USA 2016, 97 min, dir. by Werner Herzog
The great German documentarian turns this time to the Interenet and proves that the moment in which it will "dream of itself" is actually very near. He guides the audience through a number of provocative conversations that show the way the Internet has changed almost every element of our world. Will we, accompanied by intelligent machines, still need the company of another human?
USA 2017, 94 min, dir. by Christopher Quinn
Where do eggs, dairy products and meat we buy really come from? The director managed to get into heavily protected food processing industry complexes. We see abominable conditions in which the animals ive and the atmosphere in which they are killed. We also get to know the story of several farmers, who consciously decided to reject the industrial-scale livestock farming concept. Eating Animals envisions the future, for which the traditional farming is not a distant memory, but the only possible way for human development.
Norway 2017, 90 min, dir. by Margreth Olin
Growing up takes time. Childhood takes us to one of the Norwegian Waldorf preschools, where children develop through an unhindered and creative play. This pure, observative and life-affirming movie without any side commentary invites to reflect on the real needs of children and the working of the early childhood education, as well as the input of accompanying educators.
DOCUMENTARY FILMS – P4
“The Swedish Theory of Love”
Sweden 2015, 76 min
dir. by Erik Gandini
In 1972, the Swedish Socialist Party published the “Family of the Future” manifesto, setting out a vision of a world of free, equal people, where all ties of economic dependence would be gone. Women were supposed to free themselves from male authority, the elderly were not to have to rely on good will of their grown up children, while the youngest members of the society were to have full rights and care provided by the State. The director observes Sweden as it is now, presenting the multidimensional consequences of these solutions.
„My Love, Don’t Cross That River”
„Nim-ah, geu gang-eool geon-neo-ji mao”, South Korea 2014, 86 min
dir. by Mo-young Jin
98-year old Byeong-man Jo and 89-year old Gye-yeol Kanghave have been married for 76 years. They live in a small mountain village of Hoengseong in the Gangwon province in South Korea. They conceived 12 children together and already buried 6 of them, but their relationship still remains full of youthful joy and tenderness. The director follows the couple for 15 months, documenting their everyday rituals, as this is the only thing he can do faced with the upcoming farewell, declaration of love and helplessness.
“Last Men in Aleppo”,
Denmark/Syria 2017, 101 min
dir. by Firas Fayyad, Steen Johannessen
After 5 years of war in Syria, inhabitants of the deserted and destroyed Aleppo (once the biggest Syrian city), prepare themselves for an offensive. Guided by neutrality and humanity, so far they managed to save over 60 thousand people, for the most part rescuing them barehanded from the rubble. The film won DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY 2017 festival and received its audience award.
“The Good Postman”
Finland/Bulgaria 2016, 82 min
dir. by Tonislav Hristov
What does it mean to be European at a time of changing political systems and increased migration flows? The director observes a village situated on the trail of people seeking refuge in Europe. His protagonists are the residents of a small Bulgarian town, on the Turkey border, who face the decision of whether or not to accept refugees into their community.