Films 2009

BERLIN WALL

by Shahram Karimivideoperformace 2004 Germany, 2'21

YOU CANNOT HIDE FROM ALLAH

by Petr Lom2007 Pakistan, 12'Winning the lottery in America, the taxi driver Ihsan Khan returns to his home town in Pakistan and becomes mayer.

I BRING WHAT I LOVE

by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi2008, USA, 102’The Senegalese pop sensation Youssou Ndour, frustrated by the negative perception of his Muslim faith, produced Egypt, a deeply spiritual album dedicated to a more tolerant view of Islam. Special Jury Prize best documentary at the Middle East International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi 2008.

WINDMILLS

by Scott Thrift2008 USA, doc 7’In a Malawi village, William Kamkwmamba, 14 years old, can no longer afford to go to school. He is seduced by a book in the library and has an idea…

WALKABOUT

by Nicholas Roeg1971 Australia, USA, UK, 95’Two young children are stranded in the Australian outback and are forced to cope on their own. They meet an Aborigine on "walkabout": a ritualistic banishment from his tribe.

YODOK STORIES

by Andrzey Fidyk and Torstein Grude2009, Norway Poland, 82’North Korean defectors, stage a musical based on their experiences in the concentration camp called Yodok. The camp is one of many in today's North Korea where an estimated 200,000 to 500,000 are imprisoned under the worst possible conditions. Tribeca Film festival 2009.

KASHMIR:JOURNEY TO FREEDOM

by Johan Kramer2008, Holland, ’78After years of armed resistance, a new generation of young Muslim Kaschmiris decide to start a non-violent movement in the hope to finally achieve peace and independence. Berlin Film Festival 2009.

SING FOR DARFUR

by Johan Kramer 2008Holland, 78'Different stories come together in Barcelona on the day of a world benefit pop concert for Darfur. We discover that the tragedy in Sudan has a different meaning for everyone, but it brings some magic for those who care. Istanbul international film festival 2009 and best European Dramatic Feature, Paris ECU 2009.

TOOBA

by Shirin Neshat2002 USA,12’43”Tooba is the name of a sacred tree mentioned in the Koran, which can offer shelter and blessings to those in need. The work explores issues of the immigrant experience, the position of women in contemporary society and the complexities of Islam. Conceived after 9/11, the artist says: „it is about how we are all running, looking for some kind of sanctuary.“