5 BROKEN CAMERAS

by Emad Burnat & Guy Davidi
Guy DVD Films, Burnat Films Palestine, Alegría Productions
| 2011 | color / black and white | video | 90’ & 52’ |

Palestinian farm laborer Emad has five video cameras, and each of them tells a different part of the story of his village's resistance to Israeli oppression. Emad lives in Bil'in, just west of the city of Ramallah in the West Bank. Using the first camera, he recorded how the bulldozers came to rip the olive trees out of the ground in 2005. Here, a wall was built directly through his fellow villagers' land to separate the advancing Jewish settlements from the Palestinians.

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EMPIRE OF DUST

by Bram Van Paesschen
Savage Film
| 77’ | Belgium | 2011 | HD Loa Yang and Eddy both work for the Chinese Railway Engineering Company in charge of rebuilding the 300km-long road that connects Kolwezi to the capital of the province Lubumbashi. Loa Yang is head of logistics for the group but when he sees that none of the necessary material arrives, he has no option but to leave the camp with Eddy, a Congolese man who speaks fluent Mandarin, and head out to deal with local Congolese entrepreneurs. The result is an endless, harsh but absurdly funny roller coaster of negotiations and misunderstandings, as Lao Yang learns about the Congolese ways.

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Health Factory

by Haavard Bustness
Faction Film
| 58’ | Norway | 2010 | |
Health care institutions mimic industry production to become more efficient. The goal is to get more health for the money spent, based on the presumption that private corporations are more efficient and less wasteful than public institutions. Do we have to be in a competitive state in order to work efficiently, or does professional pride really exist? Are we about to lose our humanity in our struggle to increase productivity?

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Love Marriage in Kabul

by Amin Palangi
Bower Bird Films Pty Ltd
| 84” - 52’ | Australia | 2015 | HD |
Love Marriage in Kabul follows the extraordinary quest of Afghan-Australian woman, Mahboba Rawi, as she passionately negotiates and challenges old traditions to make a love marriage happen between an orphan boy she has supported for years and the girl next door.

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Poisoned

by Daniel Sivan
One Man Show, One Man Show
| 50' | Israel | 2010 | |
Growing-up in Israel means going to the army -It is not a question, It is the law. Once you turn 18 you are a soldier or a deserter – It’s as simple as that. The film follows four best friends from high-school and during the entire army service. During 3 years of service, the boys are transformed into soldiers; they become commanders, serve in the Occupied Territories and are confronted with ideological and emotional conflicts that lead them to lose all faith in the army and finally grow-up. It is the story of children in Israel, maturing in an insane reality.

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The Lifeguard

by Maite Alberdi
Errante Producciones Limitada
| 64’ | Chile | 2011 | HD |
Mauricio, the lifeguard believes that the best worker is the one that never goes in the water because a good professional applies preventive measures to stop people from drowning. He loves order and is undoubtedly the most responsible lifeguard on the beach. This leads him to hate Jean Pierre, the lifeguard on the neighboring tower, who’s lazy and disorganized. Despite the constant arguments, his colleague doesn’t change his behavior, because to him, the only thing that matters is the act of going into the water to make a rescue.

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WAITING FOR GIRAFFES

by Marco de Stefanis
Volya Films - Cassette for timescapes | 84’ - 55’ | Netherlands - Belgium | 2016 | HD
Who is more restrained in Qalqilya, its citizens or the zoo animals? The village is for the most part surrounded by Israel’s wall. A lot of the zoo animals were killed during the intifadas, and most recently a giraffe couple.

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