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DOCU/SHORT: Another Dimension

22 February 2019

This year, our international shorts competition will have 14 participants from all over the world, including 2 from Ukraine. All these films from our DOCU/SHORT program are about change, in one way or another. The program coordinator Darya Bassel writes about the issues that are addressed by the directors of this year’s films.

 


 

“Places change in patches, spontaneously and not always painlessly,” writes one of the directors of a film in our DOCU/SHORTS program in its synopsis. All the films this year are about change, in one way or another.

 

It the landscape outside your window going to change when refugees start living across the street?

 

A still from the film Biotope

 

Can we change events from the past if we think of a new ending for them now?

 

A still from the film bye-bye

 

Can dolls change our consciousness and start revolutions?

 

A still from the film Like Dolls, I’ll rise

 

And what awaits us when we go through the main metamorphosis of our lives, death?

 

A still from the film Above the Styx

 

We change in patches, spontaneously and not always painlessly. But changes always bring another dimension to our worldview. And this probably makes some sense.

 

All the films will be demonstrated in the Zhovten cinema starting March 23.

 

(re)dress, dir. Maryna Nikolcheva, Ukraine

Above the Styx, editor Maria Stoianova, Ukraine

Biotope, dir. Paul Scholten, Germany

bye-bye, dir. Pien van Grinsven, Belgium, The Netherlands

Like Dolls, I'll Rise, dir. Nora Philippe, France

Resonances, dir. Nicolas Khoury, Lebanon

That's The Way It Is, dir. Arsen Oremović, Croatia

Time Is Out of Joint, dir. Victor Arroyo, Canada

Blink, dir. Jakov Labrović, Croatia

In Between, dir. Samir Karahoda, Kosovo

The Castle, dir. Tadeusz Kabicz, Poland

Champion, dir. Máté Bartha, Hungary

Hamama & Caluna, dir. Andreas Anuuk Muggli, Switzerland, Germany, Italy

A Friendship in Tow/Toe, dir. Atsushi Kuwayama, Portugal

 

Text: Darya Bassel

Main photo: A still from the film bye-bye

XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020