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Documentary

Belonging

Year
2017
Duration
39 minutes
Director
Judith Beuth & Jasmin Brutus
Location
Bosnia and Herzegovina

“This is Zejd – he’s a great student, only he can’t hear.” In order for Zejd to be able to go to school like the other children, and in order for him to not merely have this right in theory, on paper, his teacher Sanela and his parents get together with his classmates to make sure that the lessons are inclusive. In so doing not only Zejd and his fellow students make progress – everyone involved learns a great deal.

In a still war-torn Sarajevo, the collective efforts of a schoolteacher & parents to create a learning environment for a deaf boy, without government aid, becomes a success story that gives new life to the inclusionary education debate worldwide.

In 2016, Sanela Ljumanovic, a teacher in a typical Sarajevo grade school was approached by the mother of six-year-old Zejd Coralic with a question: would Sanela be willing to allow Zejd, who is deaf, to be included in the class. Though the Bosnian government has adopted laws around integrating special-needs children into schools, they have done little in the way of providing the resources and basic conditions needed to put them into practice. In spite of that, Sanela agreed without hesitation. Fortunately for Zejd, the other parents - primarily the mothers - and the teacher were very sensitive to his problem, and worked together to find a solution. They self-financed the hiring of a sign-language-teacher who taught not only Zejd, but the entire class as well.

Escape to Costa Rica

Year
2018
Duration
52 minutes
Director
Libor Spacek
Location
Costa Rica

The episode of the trilogy Escape to Costa Rica.

The Costa Rica jungle is home to over half a million species. It hides unseen mysteries of life, only a fraction of which have ever been discovered by humans. Most of the creatures that the creators captured during their journey display exceptional abilities – basilisks that can run across the surface of water, frogs that change into leaves, sloths that live largely upside-down, and Atta leafcutter ants, whose antibiotic production would be the envy of any pharmaceutical giant. Equally worthy of attention are the feathered denizens of the jungle, such as toucans and tanagers, and macaws, which Project Ara works tirelessly to rescue and use to repopulate their territory.

Costa Ricans are well aware of their extraordinary natural wealth, and they protect their treasure with an exceptional range of national parks and protected areas. The jungle can, however, be dangerous. It’s a test for anybody who wishes to explore it – the jungle will try their determination, courage, and ability to observe, listen, and blend in. The reward is unexpected self-knowledge.

JOHN COUSINS & UNIVERSITY OF THE WAVES

John Cousins & University of the Waves

Year
2018
Duration
76 minutes
Director
Manfred Waffender
Location
New Zealand

Portrait of a musician: sonic artist John Cousins, born in 1944 in Wellington, New Zealand.

His credo he takes from a poem by Pablo Neruda:

‘I need the sea, because it teaches me. I don’t know if I learn music or awareness…The fact is that until I fall asleep, in some magnetic way I move in the university of the waves.?

John Cousins presents his multi channel works exclusively in his own studio in Christchurch – to a single listener at a time.

As source material for his compositions he uses field recordings, interviews and his own voice.

The film was shot in different locations in New Zealand, chiefly around the Paturau River Mouth on the Northwest coast of the South Island. It is presented in a 5.1 surround sound mix.

The foreign son - still

The Foreign son

Year
2015
Duration
79 minutes
Director
Abdallah Badis
Location
France, Qatar

Answering the “call” of his native Algeria, of which he only retains childhood memories, 50-year-old Omar returns there after many years. There seems to be a path unfolding just for him, and it is tortuous.

A providential child will guide him. The apparently pristine wilderness is heavy with the past of the land. Along a fine line between reality and fantasy, this past will surface through archive footage.

The uncanny trip will lead Omar to paradoxically connect with a land he hardly knows, and allow his intimate reunion with an estranged family.

Where It All Began

Year
2016
Duration
36 minutes
Director
Loris Fiore aka Victor Vegan
Location
United Kingdom

Where it all began is a documentary about the worlwide and english history of football.

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