EAST EUROPEAN FORUM
Saturday + Sunday, March 10-11, 2012
On the East Doc Platform opening night, Zvalka by Hanna Polak received the East Doc Platform / Golden Funnel Award for Best Project of the East European Forum.
Over the weekend March 10-11, 16 East European Forum projects will be presented in the following order:
Saturday, March 10 @ 10AM, Archa Theatre
MY SIX MILLION DOLLAR FATHER (Latvia)
Ieva Ozoliņa / Līga Gaisa
Archive, Creative, Personal View
A runaway banker chased by the Interpol and his family.
ON THE SEA WITH BADJAO (Poland, UK, USA)
Eliza Kubarska / Monika Braid / Braidmade Films Ltd, Vertical Vision Film Studio
Creative, Environmental, Human Rights, Personal View, Social Issues
A tribe of nomadic free-divers in Southeast Asia faces new dangers.
WITHOUT FEAR (Latvia)
Herz Frank, Maria Kravchenko / Guntis Trekteris / Ego Media
Politics, Portrait, Society
A woman leaves her family to marry the man who killed Yitzhak Rabin.
MY FATHER'S NAME (Germany, Romania)
Andrei Dinu / Sorin Manu / Evolution Film Production, Latemar Film, FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH
Arts and Culture, Longitudinal, Music, Portrait
Eugen Cicero, an acclaimed Romanian pianist, through the eyes of his son.
PLAY 9/11 (Czech Republic)
Richard Komárek / Jiří Strnad / Filmium o.s.
Society, History, Politics
11 original stories of people affected by 9/11.
FUNERAL & WEDDING ORCHESTRA (Macedonia)
Atanas Georgiev / Darko Popov, Siniša Juričić / Trice Film, Nukleus Film
Creative, Entertainment, Portrait, Religion, Social Issues
Fifteen musicians of a Macedonian funeral orchestra struggle to survive.
EXERCISE OF LIFE (France, Sweden)
Wiktoria Szymańska / Estelle Robin-You / Les films du balibari, Luna W
Arts and Culture, Creative, Portrait
A portrait of the German puppeteer Michael Meschke.
MAKHACHKALA FIGHT STAR (Germany, Russia)
Katharina von Schröder / Inka Dewitz / Perfect Shot Films
Adventure and Sports, Creative, Politics
The story of a martial arts school in Dagestan.
ZVALKA (Poland, USA)
Hanna Polak / Hanna Polak / Goats Hill
Creative, Human Rights, Longitudinal, Portrait, Social Issues
11 years at a garbage dump in Russia.
ESCAPE FROM SOMALIA (Czech Republic)
David Čálek / Jeffrey Brown, Pavel Vácha / U.F.O. Pictures, Bratři s.r.o.
Anthropology, Creative, Current Affairs, Environmental, Human Rights, Politics, Social Issues
A probe into the origins of modern-day piracy.
Sunday, March 10 @ 10AM, Archa Theatre
SUBMARINE MAN (Russia, UK)
Michelle Coomber / Michelle Coomber / Medina Films Archive
Arts and Culture, Creative, Current Affairs, Social Issues
A Russian rebel inventor and his private and political struggles.
WORD IN PAIN (Armenia)
Davit Stepanyan / Taguhi Torosyan / Erasing Images
Archive, Drama Doc, Experimental, Human Rights, Social Issues
Stories of unexplained deaths in the Armenian military.
THE FINALISTS (Czech Republic)
Lenka Lindaurová / Bára Příkaská / IdeaFilm s.r.o.
Arts and Culture, Creative, Current Affairs, Longitudinal, Personal View, Portrait, Society
5 finalists of a Czech art award and their lives over 5 years.
THE END OF LIGHT (Croatia)
Željka Suková, Aleš Suk / Željka Suková / Udruga Ukus
Creative, Experimental, Mockumentary, Social Issues
7 people get a chance to fulfill their dreams.
MONK OF THE SEA (Poland)
Rafał Skalski / Jacek Nagłowski / Centrala Sp. z o.o.
Anthropology, Creative, Personal View, Religion, Social Issues, Society
A young Thai abandons ordinary life to join a Buddhist monastery.
Askold Kurov / Vlad Ketkovich, Simone Baumann / Ethnogeographic Research Foundation, Saxonia Entertainment GmbH
Creative, History, Politics
A Lenin museum reflects the state of contemporary Russia.