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Friday 15th, 05:30 pm

18:00 OPENING EVENING

18:00 OPENING EVENING

(public event, entry from 17:30.) Welcome by Peter Limbourg, artistic director of Deutsche Welle (DW) Ronald Zehrfeld and his team colleagues from Motorcircus present their project „Mission South“/“Ärzte helfe e.V.“ Opening film: MAUDIE – feature film by Aisling Walsh, 116 mins. Canada/ Ireland, 2016. Original with German subtitles. Cinema sneak preview. Maud has been suffering from a severe form of Arthritis since her childhood, with every movement leading to agony. She’s lonely but full of the will to live and loves painting. When she takes a job as a housekeeper for the grumpy fisherman Everett, a tender love story develops. From then on Maud paints her surroundings in bright colours and soon becomes somewhat of a celebrity even beyond the confines of the small village. The true story of a strong personality who fights against bodily restrictions and finds her happiness in...

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Saturday 16th, 09:15 am

PRESENTATION – “HOUSE BY THE LAKE / HAUS AM SEE” GRANT

PRESENTATION – “HOUSE BY THE LAKE / HAUS AM SEE” GRANT

The international project development grant “Haus am See”, a co-operation between the Antonius foundation and Lupa-Film, promotes young film makers in the Berlin-Brandenburg area. Workshop discussion with project viewing TEMPELHOF – FIELD OF HOPE (Karim Ainouz, grant holder 2016/2017) Naming of the grant winner for...

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Saturday 16th, 10:00 am

KEEP QUIET

KEEP QUIET

The MOSES MENDELSSOHN FOUNDATION presents: KEEP QUIET Documentary by Sam Blair and Joseph Martin, 90 mins. Hungary/ USA, original with German subtitles. German premier Csanad Szegedi is the European representative of the extreme right-wing Jobbik Party and an ardent anti-Semitist. One day he is confronted with the fact that he himself is a Jew. At this point a journey starts– both for him and the viewer –  into the heart of personal identity, family and a gripping story of fault and responsibility. Followed by: film discussion.with Prof. Dr. Julius H. Schoeps (Moses Mendelssohn...

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8. August 2017

DIFFICULTIES WITH DISPLAYING THE TRUTH

DIFFICULTIES WITH DISPLAYING THE TRUTH

Documentary by Georg Stefan Troller, 58mins, German Republic, 1966. In this older documentary, the grand documentary maker Georg Stefan Troller examines a popular French TV-show through the lens of its reports as opposed to the actual truth. In his portrayal of the whole production process he questions the impartiality of the pictures. An astoundingly contemporary film in these times of ‘fake’ news with the opportunity to chat with a witness of that century. Followed by: conversation with our guest of honour Georg Stefan Troller about his life’s work, moderated by Gero von...

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Saturday 16th, 05:00 pm

ONLY US THREE TOGETHER

ONLY US THREE TOGETHER

Feature film by Kheiron, 102 mins, France, 2015, German. Due to political pressure in 1984 an Iranian student flees with his wife and children to France where they find a new home in a Parisian banlieu and where they get involved with the integration of outsiders. In this auto-biographical family drama, Kheiron tells the story of his parents with plenty of humour and love, with everything from social engagement to familial solidarity. Foto: @ Reza/Adama Pictures-Gaumont  ...

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Saturday 16th, 02:45 pm

WE ARE HUMANITY

WE ARE HUMANITY

Documentary, Alexander Dereims, 90 mins, France, 2016. Original with German subtitles. German premier. The Jarawa folk live on an island in the Indian ocean like emissaries of an earlier time. As one of the only remaining original tribes they develop their way of life as hunter-gatherers – happy, peaceful and in harmony with nature. The French director Alexandre Dereims tells the story of a threatened paradise and its people through calm, impressive images. Followed by: film discussion with Alexandre Dereims (Filmmaker).  Foto: @Claire...

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Saturday 16th, 06:00 pm

PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW

PRESENTING PRINCESS SHAW

Followed by the film ‘Presenting Princess Shaw’, documentary by Ido Haar, 80 mins, Israel, 2015, original with German subtitles. Cinema sneak-preview. Samantha Montgomery works as a carer in an old people’s home during the day and in her free time tries to become a singer and ‘YouTuber’. The Israeli artist Kutiman discovers her on the internet and combines her songs with song clips from musicians from all over the world- until ‘Princess Shaw’ one day has her big performance. A modern fairy-tale about the connecting and creative power of the internet, with two enchanting protagonists. Followed by: film discussion with a musical contribution from ‘Princess Shaw’ alias Samantha Montgomery. Foto:  Haim Yafim Barbalat / Courtesy of Atzmor...

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Sunday 17th, 09:30 am

JOE’S VIOLIN

JOE’S VIOLIN

Documentary by Kahane Cooperman, 24 mins, USA, 2016, original with German subtitles. The first thing that the holocaust survivor Joe Feingold bought after his freeing from the camp for ‘Displaced persons’ was a violin. He becomes old and gives it to a school in the Bronx, in which talented children from difficult social backgrounds are encouraged musically. In the hands of 12 year old Brianna Perez, the violin finds a new master. And Joe experiences how, through his generous donation, his legacy continues and that he can make someone...

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Sunday 17th, 10:15 am

AMELIE RUNS

AMELIE RUNS

Feature film by Tobias Wiemann, 97 mins, Germany/Italy, 2017. Cinema sneak-preview. Amelie is as stubborn as only a girl during puberty can be – and hates being chronically ill with asthma. When her parents send her off to rehabilitation in South Tyrol, she uses all her energy to try and run away from everyone. Thankfully there’s Bart who climbs her ‘mountain’ with her and opposes her defiance with devotion and humour. A film about the wonder of friendship. Followed by: film discussion with Tobias Wiemann (filmmaker) Foto:@Lieblingsfilm Martin...

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Sunday 17th, 12:45 pm

LITTLE STONES

LITTLE STONES

Documentary by Sophia Kruz, 87mins, USA, 2017. German Premier This prize-winning film portrays four unusual ladies, who through their art and social engagement stand up for the rights of ladies worldwide. Sister Fa, really Fatou Mandiang Diatta, is a Senegalese rapper and activist against genital mutilation in Africa. A graffiti artist who protests against violence in the Brazilian favelas with her artwork, an Indian dancer who with the art of dance brings therapy to the victims of sexual assault, a young American who has started a fashion brand in Africa. These ladies tell the story of success and courage in an often seemingly comfortless world. Followed by: film discussion with Sister Fa...

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Sunday 17th, 05:10 pm

LIFE BEGINS AT 100

LIFE BEGINS AT 100

Supporting film: ‘Refugeé Class’ – short film by Jean Bouè, 17mins, German.  LIFE BEGINS AT 100 documentary by Asa Blanck, 58mins, Sweden, 2015. German premier. On her 100th birthday Dagny Carlsson buys herself a computer for the first time and begins to write a blog. Soon she has more than half a million readers. She’s invited to film premiers and talk-shows. And she fulfils the life-long dream of working as a teacher. She teaches others how to use a computer! Followed by:  film discussion with Jean Bouè and Asa Blanck (film...

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