The Distant Barking of Dogs
Simon Lereng Wilmont, 2017
The film follows 10-year-old Oleg, whose life has been turned upside down by the ongoing war in East Ukraine. Oleg lives with his beloved grandmother Alexandra in a small house in a village on the frontline. Most people have left the village, but Oleg and Alexandra love their life together there and want to stay on and take care of each other.
Life is a Beach
Jens Pedersen, 2017
Javed has already moved from home and lives on the beach with his good friend Shahidul outside Bangladesh. Javed has dropped out of 2nd grade because his teacher was beating him. He now makes a living together with Shahidul by giving people massage on the beach so he can afford food and to surf.
Kids on the Silk Road 4 - Music in My Blood
Jens Pedersen, 2017
To Ravi it feels like flying when he jams with his brother on the rooftops in his village in India. Born into a family of wedding musicians with traditions going back further that anyone remembers, Ravi's dad taught him how to play the drums and brought little Ravi along on the jobs. Playing at weddings is not only a gift, however, it's also the bread and butter of the family.
Cosmic Top Secret
Trine Laier, 2018
'Int'l Cosmic Top Secret' is an adventure game in 6 levels. It is a true story set in a surreal environment. By solving puzzles you help protagonist T to find out what Dad did for the Danish intelligence during the Cold War.
...When You Look Away
Phie Ambo, 2017
The documentary examines the subject of consciousness in terms of quantum physics in close collaboration with scientists at the Niels Bohr Institute.
A Year of Hope
Mikala Krogh, 2017
The documentary is a coming-of-age story about a group of boys from the streets of the capital of the Philippines, Manila, who get a chance to change their lives. They are offered a one-year stay at the Stairway Project Rehabilitation Centre on an island far away from the city which, in comparison to their past lives, is a true paradise. Many of the boys have been sexually abused, are addicted to drugs, have been victims of domestic violence and have witnessed killings.
Kaspar Astrup Schröder, 2017
According to The Wall Street Journal Bjarke Ingels has "rapidly become one of the design world's biggest stars," and his name recently appeared in TIME'S 100 Most Influential People. The film is an intimate insight into the life of a genius' innovative mind and his struggle to maintain his own persona while making the world a better place to live. It follows star architect Bjarke Ingels over a period of six years as he struggles to complete his largest projects yet, the New York skyscraper W57 and World Trade Center 2.
Nicole N. Horanyi, 2017
Amanda meets Casper on facebook. He is sole heir to the Augustinus Fund. He is divorced and has a daughter he is not allowed to see.
Land of the Free
Camilla Magid, 2017
This film portrays Brian, Juan and Gianni from South Central, Los Angeles. Obstacles are plenty when you are a child growing up between gang members, or a teenager with an addiction and a newborn, or a middle-aged man, just released into a new and changed world after 24 years in prison. Following their lives for more than two years, the film shows with precision the psychological impact of a prison system that focuses on punishment rather than prevention and rehabilitation.
Burma VJ - reporting from a closed country
Anders Østergaard, 2008
Armed with small handy cams, undercover video journalists in Burma keep up the flow of news from their closed country despite risking torture and life in jail. Their material is smuggled out of Burma and broadcast back via satellite. 'Joshua', age 27, becomes tactical leader of a group of reporters, as Buddhist monks in September 2007 lead a massive uprising.
The Act of Killing
Joshua Oppenheimer, 2012
When the government of Indonesia was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his friends were promoted from small-time gang¬sters who sold movie theatre tickets on the black market to death squad leaders. They helped the army kill more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals in less than a year. As the executioner for the most notorious death squad in his city, Anwar himself killed hundreds of people with his own hands.