הפסטיבל הבינלאומי לקולנוע דוקומנטרי בתל אביב 3-12.5.12

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Abendland

A fascinating visual journey into the European night, where the artificial lights and surveillance technologies create a new form of night life.

BAD WEATHER

In south Bangladesh, a small island in danger of submersion is populated by 65 women who earn their living as sex workers. In this nightmarish existence they struggle to maintain their humanity.

Back to the Square

Five personal stories expose post revolution Egypt as an arena of fear and uncertainty combined with an unswerving commitment to protest.

DREAMS OF A LIFE

In 2006 Joyce Vincent’s body was found in her apartment, three years after her death. Who was this young woman and why was there no one to report her disappearance? A tale of loneliness and alienation in the big city.

Detropia

With a dreamy yet melancholic gaze, the film wanders along the abandoned urban and industrial architecture, and follows local protagonists who still believe in the future of a city that keeps diminishing.

EPILOGUE

Neel, a 50 year old mother of three, has only a year to live, but she is determined to enjoy her remaining days and prove to herself and her family that despite everything, one can and should meet death with peace and acceptance.

Girl Model

A revealing look at the model industry that connects Siberia and Tokyo and sends 13 year old girls on a hopeless quest for the limelight and riches.

HAPPINESS ... PROMISED LAND

Carrying only a backpack and a camera, the filmmaker hikes through France from South to North, asking the people he meets on the way “What is happiness?” A road trip film at a walking pace.

Ivan and Ivana

A young couple escapes the horrors of war in Kosovo and immigrates to the U.S. only to become a victim of the economic crisis, which turns the American dream into a nightmare.

Keep Me Upright

Diagnosed in childhood with scoliosis, the director’s attitude towards her body was split, sometimes amusing and sometimes distressing. Through a witty cinematic diary, weaving animation with documentation, she tries to find words to fit her symptoms and give visual expression to her situation.

PLANET OF SNAIL

IDFA Best Feature-Length Award Winner "Planet of Snail" offers a captivating look at the lives of Young-Chan and Soon-Ho: he is blind and deaf and dreams of being an author writing in Braille; she is the angel who can help make this dream a reality.

Tonia and Her Children

Years after the death of their mother, a WWII Jewish Communist activist, Werka and Marcel try to decipher her mysterious character and the ways in which her choices and ideology shaped their destiny.

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