A HEARTBEAT AWAY

A Heartbeat Away” is a riveting human drama, swinging on the pendulum between science and faith, hope and despair, life and death. In its center, human doctors who have been thrust to the position of gods in the midst of Africa.


BRAVING THE WAVES

BRAVING THE WAVES

In Southern Iran, Roghieh, a 38 years old woman, with 5 children, is trying to secure jobs through a Bazaar she established with about 1000 women sellers but she has a serious obstacle: The Mayor, who wants to make a shopping center instead of a Bazaar.


BURNING OUT

Burning Out

Burning Out is literally a drama about life and death. For two years, Belgian director Jérôme le Maire followed the members of a surgical unit in one of the biggest hospitals in Paris. Constantly under severe stress, understaffed and subject to severe budget cuts, employees fight each other for resources. Meanwhile the management imposes ever more stringent efficiency and profitability targets.


CHINA'S VAN GOGHS

Over the past twenty years Zhao Xiaoyong and his family have produced over 90,000 copies of Vincent van Gogh's paintings .An intimate portrait of a peasant-turned oil painter transitioning from making copies of iconic Western paintings to creating his own authentic works of art.


CAMERAPERSON

Exposing her role behind the camera, Kirsten Johnson reaches into the vast trove of footage she has shot over decades around the world. What emerges is a visually bold memoir and a revelatory interrogation of the power of the camera.


COMMUNION

A teenage girl prepares her autistic brother for the holy sacrament of church confirmation, while juggling taking care of her father and house that is falling apart. She dreams of picture perfect family with her mom coming back home for good, but instead she learns her first lesson of mature life - sometimes the hardest thing to do, is to let go of your own dreams.


DR. FEELGOOD

Dr. William Hurwitz was a preeminent doctor sentenced to 25 years in prison for overprescribing painkillers. His story provides a window into the ethical dilemma of opioid prescriptions. Painkillers give doctors tremendous power to relieve pain, a primary goal of any physician, but this power begets trouble when the same drugs can lead to addiction, abuse and death. 


HOW TO MEET A MERMAID

HOW TO MEET A MERMAID

"How remarkably little we know about anyone." Director Coco Schrijber seeks an explanation for the disappearance of her brother Lex, demonstrating how the willpower required to die can at times rival the sheer force of the will to live. Although the sea refuses to disclose all of its secrets to Coco, its message is clear enough: "Now get out, and live!""


I'M NOT AFRAID

I’M NOT AFRAID follows a free-minded psychiatrist as he assists one of his patients with her suicide. It is a moving story about loneliness, compassion and freewill.


LA CHANA

LA CHANA

An intimate portrait of Gypsy flamenco dancer La Chana as she returns to the stage after a 23-year break and uncovers the secret why she disappeared at the peak of her career.


NO PLACE FOR TEARS

NO PLACE FOR TEARS

One km opposite each other, two neighboring settlements have developed family ties over the centuries They are inevitably affected by this war. As ISIS gangs arrive to Kobane, the people escape to the Turkish side. They take shelter in Maheser or at the refugee camps nearby. After Kobane is liberated from the ISIS gangs, the journey continues to the city devastated by war where there is a possibility for hope of return and revival.


SHIPWRECKED AMERICA

SHIPWRECKED AMERICA

Hurricane Katrina, the most violent storm in the history of the United States, ravages the city of New Orleans. The city’s entire population is displaced and the Crescent City is to be rebuilt completely. The disaster provides an opportunity for the city’s renaissance on a fairer basis but New Orleans’s residents discover that their public housing, hospitals and schools will never be reopened.


STRANGER IN PARADISE

STRANGER IN PARADISE

Being unwanted is a reality that the thousands of refugees flowing into Europe have to face. Three different scenarios of welcoming are presented to three groups of refugees: a dismissive, an empathetic and the actual European migration policy. Is it human to categorize someone else’s life ?


TEAM GAZA

TEAM GAZA

Team Gaza provides an exclusive view of real life inside the Gaza Strip. The documentary makers discretely capture the lives of six young Gazans, looking for happiness.


THE GOOD POSTMAN

THE GOOD POSTMAN

Ivan, the local postman, has a vision. He decides to run for mayor and turn the dying village alive by welcoming refugees. His opponents want to close their eyes, close down the border and reintroduce communism. As the campaign goes on, Ivan soon learns that while good intentions are not enough, even the smallest deeds matter.


THE GROWN UPS

THE GROWN UPS

A group of friends with Down syndrome have attended the same school for over 40 years, they’re aging and they have not been allowed to live adulthood on their own. They keep hoping for an independent life that inevitably eludes them, since no grown-up really wants them to achieve it. Now that they desires clash with their premature aging process, we see them as kids who only wanted to grow up and suddenly grew old.


THE UNFORGIVEN

THE UNFORGIVEN

In 1992 Esad was 19 years old Muslim boy when he radicalized and became a part of the Civil War of the former Yugoslavia. He became a guard in the prison camp of Celibici in Bosnia where they kept Serbs imprisoned. Esad became an executioner and he tortured and killed prisoners.b He was arrested in 1996, judged by the International Criminal Court ,and convicted to 15 years of prison. He needs to seek forgiveness among those he betrayed, those he hurt the most and for himself, because without forgiveness Esad will never be able to find his way back to life.


TO STAY ALIVE - A METHOD

TO STAY ALIVE - A METHOD

Iggy Pop presents us a method to stay alive as a willful individual in an underground world. The manifesto TO STAY ALIVE - a method by Michel Houelbecq, and Iggy Pop's personal experience as a starting rock artist, are the starting points. Did Michel and Iggy help eachother to stay alive ?


TOKYO IDOLS

TOKYO IDOLS

Girl bands and pop music permeate Japanese life. Tokyo Idols gets at the heart of a cultural phenomenon driven by an obsession with young female sexuality and internet popularity. Meet Ri Ri: a bona fide Tokyo Idol who takes us on her journey toward fame. Now meet her “brothers”: a group of adult male superfans who devote their lives to following her—in the virtual world and in real life.


TONGUE CUTTERS

When the Atlantic cod heads for the Northern Norwegian coast to spawn, the children in the fishing village Myre sharpen their knives and get ready for work. Cod tongue cutting is a tradition spanning generations back, and kids as young as five take part in the process of producing this delicacy. With an almost frightening pace, their knives slice and cut, and a highlight of the season is the World Championship of cod tongue cutting.


ULTRA

ULTRA

A unique insight into the pasts, hearts and minds of four everyday athletes embraced by the running director. Their dream and burden is to finish an extreme running race to test their limits, heal their souls and release their demons.


UNTIL CANCER DO US PART

A man in his prime learns that he suffers from the most aggressive form of brain cancer, also known as "the terminator". The mortality rate is 100%. The doctors gave him a year to live. He has a large family and his youngest daughter was only 4 years old. This documentary closely follow him, his wife and the children, trough the hard road filled with despair and love - from diagnosis to death. But most of all this is a story about the power of love.


WAITING FOR GIRAFFES

WAITING FOR GIRAFFES

Dr. Sami is the veterinarian of Qalqilya Zoo (Palestine), the only zoo in the world in occupied territory. He loves his animals and to improve their situation he needs to collaborate with the Israeli’s and he is seeking international recognition. So that one day he can replace the giraffes that were lost in the last intifada.


YOU HAVE NO IDEA
HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU

YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU

During our lives, we often create bonds and ties with our close ones, which with time seem to us impossible to untangle. The film tells the story of two women, mother and daughter, bound together by a difficult, complicated feeling and their meeting with an experience therapist using basic tools such as words and empathy.