Cultural Identity

  • 3 min.

    03 Congo: Why do we Speak?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    Some people talk too much without saying a lot. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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  • 3 min.

    04 Bolivia: Why do you have to be Brave?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    You never cross the ocean until you have the courage to loose sight of the shore. - Christopher Columbus

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  • 3 min.

    01 Morocco: Why do you Live?

    Pascale and Jean-Denis Lilot, 2017

    The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why - Mark Twain

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  • 57 min.

    Tuareg Caravan

    Marlene Rabaud, Arnaud Zaitman, 2017

    In 2012, hundreds of thousands of Tuareg civilians flee war-embroiled Northern Mali. The film follows the story of Disco, a Tuareg singer engaged for peace, over a period of 10 years.

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  • 48 min.

    City of booze

    Helmer, Ulrike A, 2005

    Around 1880, at the height of the gin era gin, the Dutch city Schiedam had 441 distilleries. From Africa to South America people drunk the Schiedam Gin.

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  • 76 min.

    I soeni

    Goeijers, Carin, 2003

    A beautiful portrait of the singer Reinard Dewus, his family and the Sinti culture.

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  • 56 min.

    Waiting for the men

    Ndiaye, Katy Lena, 2007

    In a society apparently dominated by tradition, religion and men, these women unreservedly express themselves.

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  • 58 min.

    Fritkot

    Manuel Poutte, 2010

    In the documentary Fritkot a fritkot is being followed near a train station of a small town. The owner of it is much more than someone who’s baking fries.

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  • 60 min.

    Campo Santo

    Pastecchia, Sonia, 2008

    The director’s parents left Esanatoglia in Italy to come and work in Belgium in the fifties. New migrants from Europe and around the world are now coming to work in this prosperous part of Italy and are moving into the village.

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  • 52 min.

    Clejani

    Marta Bergman, Frederic Fichefet, 2005

    In Clejani, a village in southern Romania, luck has turned since the recent death of the oldest musician, the violinist, Nicolae Neacsu. It is as if he had carried off with him into the beyond the last bearings of a still viable world.

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  • 74 min.

    Refugees: who needs them?

    Miles Roston, 2012

    A very touching view on the lives of refugees in The Netherlands, brought with a bit of humor.

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  • 68 min.

    Alyosha

    Muhu, Meelis, 2008

    For Estonians Alyosha, the Bronze_soldier_of_Tallinn is more than just a statue. Some people admire the statue as a monument for great patriotic war soldiers, whilst others see the statue as evil propaganda for the USSR.

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  • 52 min.

    Tibet the Chinese Lie

    Debord, Bernard, 2009

    Situated deep in the Himalayas lies the former sovereign nation Tibet. Also known as The Roof of the World, the geographical location of this spiritual country kept it relatively isolated for centuries conserving a deep-rooted Buddhist culture.

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  • 80 min.

    Broken Silence

    Flipse, Eline, 1996

    Broken silence is about the influence of Mao's Cultural_Revolution on the music and everyday life in China.

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  • 84 min.

    Apaga y vamonos

    Mayol, Manel, 2005

    In a compelling analysis of tribal tradition and corporate power, Apaga y vamonos documents the misfortune of the Chilian Pehuenche people.

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  • 54 min.

    A philosopher for all seasons

    Brunner, Benny, 1991

    This is a tribute to a famous scholar and controversial Israeli icon. Armed with a sharp mind and a strong opinion, an 88 year old Yeshayahu Leibowitz creates passionate monologues about the separation of state and religion.

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  • 90 min.

    Living Utopia

    Gamero, Juan, 1997

    In 1996, the director visits the reunion of the 1936 social revolution in Spain. The guests are old and grey, but still appear to have a burning passion for the main cause, anarchism.

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  • 54 min.

    Ghetto Millionaires

    Remiche, Gilles, 2010

    Armed with designer jackets, shiny shoes and expensive sunglasses, the flashy Sapeurs are an uncommon sight on the Brussels streets.

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  • 48 min.

    Chicken Elections

    Radovanovic, Goran, 2005

    By filming the lives of elderly Milena and her nephew, police officer Zoran, director Radovanovic depicts the contemporary society of the Serbian countryside.

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  • 55 min.

    The Seventh Million part II

    Brunner, Benny, 1995

    Controversial and powerful, this film shows the decisive impact of the Holocaust on the identity, ideology, memory and politics of Israel.

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  • 40 min.

    War Between Two Villages

    Taelen, Lukas Vander, 1997

    Every year during the rain season Senegalese youth who live in the city return back to their native village. They help their family by bringing in the harvest and play in the Navetanes football competition.

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  • 70 min.

    The importance of being elegant

    Amponsah, George & Spender, Cosima, 2003

    This documentary is about members of the cult La Sape. La Sape is the society of Ambience and people of Elegance and the members are religiously devoted to high fashion.

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  • 70 min.

    On a Tightrope

    Lom, Petr, 2007

    The Chinese province of Xinjiang holds a large Uyghur population. Four children are interviewed who live in the state orphanage and who want to master the ancient Uyghur skill of tightrope walking.

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  • 98 min.

    Parallel lines

    Davenport, Nina, 2004

    On September the 11th 2001, documentary filmmaker and New Yorker Nina Davenport is temporarily living in San Diego. As a New Yorker whose appartement was right next to the Twin Towers, the news puts her completely off balance.

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  • 94 min.

    Pancho villa

    Taboada Tabone, Francesco, 2006

    Pancho Villa is a composition of memories of the Mexican revolutionary hero. Nearly 100 years after the revolution, Tabone asks Mexicans from different walks of life about Pancho Villa, one of the most well know revolutionary figures.

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  • 50 min.

    Lust for gold

    Kraanen, Joost, 1990

    Deep in the territory of the Brazilian Amazon forty thousand gold miners live together with nine thousand Indians. As the ever-expanding gold mines push closer to the Indian reservation, tribal tradition and cultural identity stand to risk dissipation.

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  • 67 min.

    In my father's house

    Ouazzani, Fatima Jebli, 1997

    In this beautiful, poetic and deeply personal film, Moroccan filmmaker Fatima Jebli Ouazzani investigates the status accorded women in Islamic marriage customs and the continuing importance of virginity.

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