Films 2011

Donor Unknown

by Jerry Rothwell2010, UK, doc. 78’A donor-conceived young woman is in search of her biological father and her quest leads her to an on-line registry that connects donor-conceived people. Tribeca film Festival 2011.


by Julia Bacha2010, USA, doc. 82’A united and unarmed movement of Fatah, Hamas and Israeli supporters, save the village of Budrus from destruction by Israel’s Separation Wall. While this film is about one Palestinian village, it tells a much bigger story about what is possible in the Middle East. Panorama 2nd Prize Berlin Festival 2010

Tribute to Vandana Shiva: Earth Democracy - Il bene comune della terra, concert by Angelica Ponti, Luca Biada, Alessandro de Berti Trio: voice, sound engineer and guitar.

My Hometown

by Yoko OnoCanada 2011, 5’Yoko Ono’s timeless message of home, hope and love in animation depicting children from all over the world. World premiere.


by Lucy Walker, Karen Harley, Joao Jardim,2010, UK/Brazil, doc.99’The artist Vik Muniz takes us on an emotional journey from Jardim Gramacho, the world's largest landfill on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, to the heights of international art stardom. It is an inspiring story about the transformative power of art and compassion. Nominated for 2011 Oscar Best Documentary.

No Man’s Land

by Victor Trivas1931, Germany, 70’Five soldiers of different nationalities find themselves in a destroyed trench in the no man’s land between the fronts during the First World War. The film exposes the cruel senselessness of war. In 1933 the Nazis banned this film.

White Material

by Claire Denis2009, France/Cameroon, 106’, con/with Isabelle HuppertA French family in a former French African colony finds themselves with their coffee plantations in the middle of a brutal civil war. As they attempt to save their home and identity, the family submits to the madness of the situation.


by Margarethe von Trotta2009, Germany, 110’, con Barbara SukowaThe story of Hildegard von Bingen, a 12th Century Benedictine nun, explores the gifts of love, compassion and intelligence of a woman trapped in the patriarchal world of the medieval church. Was she a saint or a genius?

Plural + Selection 2011

15’, 38”Plural + stimola giovani di tutto il mondo ad affrontare con progetti video temi come l’integrazione, l’identità, la diversità, i diritti umani. Plural + is aimed on engaging youth through video projects addressing questions related to migrant integration, identity, diversity and human rights.

So Far from India

by Mira Nair1983, USA/India, doc. 52’When a man from India decides to seek better opportunities in North America, he makes excuses when it is time for his family to join him. The film examines the illusions, fears, hopes and isolation of immigration.


by Payam MofidiIran/France , 2010, 11’,25”The animated short is a metaphor for our journey in search of identity and home when all the certainties crumble around us.

Kamome Diner

by Naoko Ogigami2006, Japan,102’A Japanese woman opens a Japanese restaurant in Helsinki. Gradually the diner attracts a growing number of somewhat eccentric patrons who find comfort in Sachie’s delicious food and the nurturing atmosphere of her restaurant.

Kawasaki’s Rose

by Jan HrebejkCzech Republic, 2009, 100’A riveting drama about family and politics set in Czechoslovakia considers the ways in which the country’s Communist past has never stopped informing its present. Winner of the Ecumenical Award and the CICAE Award at the Berlin Film Festival 2010.