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MIGRATIONSFILME AUSWAHL KURZFILMFEST OBERHAUSEN

Internationale Filmemacher und Medienkünstler thematisieren in dokumentarischen
und fiktiven Arbeiten die Lebensverhältnisse von Migranten heute. Ein Programm mit
überraschenden Einsichten über Identität, Kulturtransfer und was aus Träumen werden
kann. Hier kommen vor allem die Flüchtlinge selbst zu Wort.

BRITANYA

Regie: Marjoleine Boonstra
Frankreich/Niederlande 2003
35min, OF­eUT

BRITANYA_SW

Das kontroverse Flüchtlingszentrum in Sangatte, einer nordfranzösischen Stadt
in der Nähe des Eingangs zum Eurotunnel, wurde im Dezember 2002 geschlossen.
In „Britanya” sprechen die Flüchtlinge über ihre Situation. read more

ORIGINAL COPY

A documentary looking at one of the few remaining Bollywood painters, and the work he does for his cinema.

Filmpate: IFFI Förderverein
Regie: Florian Heinzen­-Ziob, Georg Heinzen
Deutschland 2015
95min, OF­eUT

EIN LIED FÜR BEKOEIN LIED FÜR BEKO

Beko ist ein junger Kurde, der zur Zeit des irakischen Krieges im türkischen Teil Kurdistans lebt. Es gelingt Beko, den Fluss Euphrat zu durchqueren und so die Türkei zu verlassen. Im syrischen Kurdistan beginnt er seine Suche nach dem Bruder Cemal, von dem er weiß, dass er in den kurdischen Teil des Iraks gelangen wollte. Allein dieser Weg macht schon deutlich, wie zerrissen Bekos Heimat ist. Er findet den Bruder nicht und bleibt auf Anraten von Partisanen zunächst in einem Berglager kurdischer Nomaden und Kinder, die dort elternlos leben. read more

LIFE SAARABA ILLEGAL

„Saaraba” nennen sie in Westafrika das verheißene Land – Europa. Unser Filmprojekt verfolgt über fast ein Jahrzehnt Aladji und Souley, zwei Brüder von einer kleinen Fischerinsel im Atlantik vor der Küste Westafrikas. Der ältere Aladji schaffte es als Bootsflüchtling bis in die Gemüseplantagen Spaniens und blieb illegal bis heute. Der jüngere Bruder Souley träumt von Europa und macht sich auf den Weg zu seinem Bruder.

Regie: Peter Heller, Saliou Sarr & Bernardo Ruebe
Deutschland 2016
92min, OF­eUT
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GIRLS DON’T FLY

An airstrip, a hangar and a classroom somewhere in rural Ghana: This is the place where 18-year-old Lydia and 20-year-old Esther hope to achieve their dream: learning how to fly.

Regie: Monika Grassl
Deutschland/Österreich 2016
89min, OF­dUT

AFRICAN TALES

Regie: Maix Mayer
Deutschland 2013
87min, OF­dUT

Maix Mayer zeigt in einer einzigen Filmeinstellung (85 min) das Veejaying (etwa Video DJ) des DDR Kinderfilms EIN SCHNEEMANN FÜR AFRIKA (1977) durch Captain Mukandala vor lokalem Publikum. Die Aufnahme reduziert die visuellen Bildelemente und verlagert die filmische Erzählung von der Leinwand hin zu den Zuschauern im Videokino. Für uns europäische Betrachter dieser Szene entsteht der plurimediale Akt des Kinoerzählens durch die atmosphärisch hybride Audiospur und durch das Lesen der deutschen Untertitel als Übersetzung des Sprechaktes. read more

LA OBRA DEL SIGLO

In an abandoned nuclear project conceived by Cuba and the USSR, a disillusioned engineer survives with his mean father and his frustrated son, while 1970s found footage of the “project of the century” describe its ambitious scope.
Filmpate: Länderzentren der Universität Innsbruck
Regie: Carlos M. Quintela
Argentinien/Kuba/Deutschland/Schweiz 2016
100min, OF­eU

ZUD

On the frozen steppe of Mongolia people’s lives are at the mercy of the seasons and unexpected events, while nature dictates the rules of their nomadic lifestyles. After winter kills hoards of his parents’livestock, 11-year old Sukhbat has to leave school, move back home and support the family. When given the responsibility by his father to tame a wild horse in a bid to win a regional race, he has to face a life ruled by unforgiving nature and tradition. No one remains unscathed after being confronted by the power of the steppe.
Regie: Marta Minorowicz
Deutschland/Polen 2016
85min, OF­eUT DFW
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LA OBRA DEL SIGLO

In an abandoned nuclear project conceived by Cuba and the USSR, a disillusioned engineer survives with his mean father and his frustrated son, while 1970s found footage of the “project of the century” describe its ambitious scope.

Filmpate: Länderzentren der Universität Innsbruck
Regie: Carlos M. Quintela
Argentinien/Kuba/Deutschland/Schweiz 2016
100min, OF­eU

La Sirène De Faso Fani

Since the textile factory Faso Fani in Koudougou, the third-largest city in Burkina Faso, was shut down in 2011, it has been left to rot. Michel Zongo grew up in Koudougou and in his impressive documentary film he visits former employees. Through their eyes and voices the movie tells the tragic tale of globalisation. However, Zongo does not focus on the demise of the town, but portrays an African resistance against the madness of globalisation.

OBV/F/D/KAT 2015
Regie: Michel K. Zongo
89 min, Colour, DCP, Original with English subtitles
In Cooperation with Caritas Tirol
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A LOS GURKOS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2010

Ja, in Tirol existiert eine Kurzfilm-Szene und ja, auch in diesem Jahr gibt es wieder ein Festival, bei dem sie aufblitzen wird: Die sechste Ausgabe des „A Los Gurkos Short Film Festivals“ widmet sich eine Woche lang Kurzfilmen aus Tirol, Umgebung und der ganzen Welt. Herzstück des Festivals ist der Kurzfilmwettbewerb. Films in Competition: HUNDSTAG (Emir Handzo, AT 2010) 3 min MENAGE Á TROIS (Matteo Sanders, AT 2010) 10 min MACRO KINGDOM (Clemens Wirth, AT 2010) 3 min DESPERATE WOMAN (Elisabeth Melkonyan, AT 2009) 2 min MIPIM STOP-MOTION PROJECT (Maximilian Raggl, AT 2010) 5 min read more

AM RAND DER STÄDTE (On the Outskirts)

Numerous settlements have grown in recent years on the outskirts of Mersin, a city on Turkey’s southern coast. Their structure and appearance is unusual for Turkey: large residential blocks in a circle around a kind of park, with big swimming pools, meeting plac-es, restaurants, and bars in the middle. The apart-ment balconies all face this artificially constructed center; the residents have turned their backs on the outside. Many of the residents here are ‘Deutschländer’ – Turks who lived for many years in Germany, saving their money to enjoy life this way now. Festival: Berlinale 06 read more

AMIGOMÍO

A father, an unemployed academic, who hardly suits to be a hero, is meant to take his 8-year-old son from the injust regime in Argentina into freedom, in order to guarantee a better life for him. AMIGOMÍO is a road movie. In two ways. The story of escape and a journey through inner landscapes. The present and the past connect, political commitment meets poetic realism. AMIGOMÍO is a film of pictures. Pictures that approach you like a punch in the face, pictures that overwhelm and free you at the same time. read more

AMOUR, SEXE ET MOBYLETTE

A small town in Burkina Faso: A society that lives in the rhythm of heartbeats creating their future. Knowing how to love one another, anywhere in Africa – this also means recognising our own love through a mirror. “Focused on pictures of a heartless continent and reducing the people to anonymous and underfed silhouettes with flatulent looking bellies as the media tend to present the African people, one forgets that there are millions of beating hearts which swing exactly the same like everywhere in the world.” (Africultures) read more

Annas Sommer

Anna Kastelano is packing up the home that once belonged to her family on a Greek island. She is considering putting it up for sale. However, in these familiar surroundings, she is revisited by memories of her own past and that of her Sephardic Jewish family.

Germany 2001
Regie: Jeanine Meerapfel
107 min, 35mm, 1:1.85, Dolby SR, Farbe, griech.-franz.-engl.-span.-dt. OmU

Araf – Somewhere in Between

Pretty Zehra and handsome Olgun spend most of their young livesworking in a service station cafeteria near a lonely highway. Everythingseems transient about their surroundings. Most of the area‘soccupants have all escaped to the big city in search of opportunity.But Zehra, Olgun and their friends still remain, caught somewherein between the past and an uncertain future. Zehra dreams that lovewill take her away from her meaningless job and life at home withher strict old-fashioned mother. She becomes fascinated by an oldertruck driver, Mahur, who spends much of his time on the road. AsZehra‘s desire for Mahur turns into a tragic first love, her rebelliousfriend Olgun becomes more and more frustrated. Zehra and Olgunwill experience a hard time. But as they say goodbye to their childhoodinnocence, love and hope will help them to move forward. read more

ARDIENTE PACIENCIA (Mit brennender Geduld)

Pablo Neruda is living peaceably in Isla Negra, a seacoast village in Chile, and enjoying his daily interactions with the local townspeople. Since his mail is always loaded down with letters from all over the world, Neruda gets to know his postman very well — and the two develop a father-son type relationship. When the postman, Mario Jiménez falls in love with Beatriz, he becomes so tongue-tied he is just hopeless. In desperation, he asks Neruda for help in expressing his feelings, and the kind poet generously „loans“ him verses from his love poems to help win over the captivating Beatriz. read more

ATOS DOS HOMENS (Acts of Men)

A terrible massacre took place in Baixada Fluminense, near the city of Rio de Janeiro. Twenty-nine people were killed by a death squad, the largest massacre in the history of Rio. The killers are extermination groups made up of policemen who work in the area, and who are involved in extortions, kidnapping, drug dealing and homicide. This has been going on since the 1950s, but it has never been as extreme as it is today. Nominiert für ray Filmmagazin-Dokumentarfilmpreis

Brazil/Germany 2006
Regie: Kiko Goifman
75 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit dt. UT
Nominiert für ray Filmmagazin-Dokumentarfilmpreis; In Kooperation mit dem Österr. Lateinamerika-Institut/Sektion Tirol
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AUS DER FERNE SEHE ICH DIESES LAND

The fate of refugees from Chile, seen against the background of Germany’s affluent society; the connection between private fate and commitment to a political cause.

Germany 1977
Regie: Christian Ziewer
98 min, 35mm, Farbe, dt. OF

BAB’ AZIZ (Le prince qui contemplait son âme)

Following the tradition of „A Thousand and One Nights“, the film contains several stories – of princes, palaces and frustrated quests – in a magical tale about a dervish and his grand-daughter’s travels in the Sahara. BAB’AZIZ is a dazzling portrait of the desert and its legends, rarely shown in such eloquent manner in a feature film.

France/Ger/Iran/Tunesia/GB 2005
Regie: Nacer Khemir
98 min, 35 mm, Farbe, OF mit engl. UT
Prix de l’Institut Français; Festivals: Locarno 05, Nantes 05, Fribourg 05; In Kooperation mit dem Tiroler Landesmuseum Ferdinandeum, Südwind Tirol und Izola Cinema – Kino Otok
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BAKSY – NATIVE DANCER

Aidai is a baksy – a natural healer – who with her shamanic powers makes the lame walk and gives infertile couples children. Her clinic, set in the middle of the Kazakh steppe, is regularly frequented by the sick and worried from all over the country. When a gas station and motel are supposed to be built at that very place, Aidai disappears mysteriously. In a world that is driven by technical progress and seems to be forgetting the old tradition of the Kazakh people, Aidai fights with her dances to conserve the faith in the supernatural in her fellow people. read more

BREAD AND ROSES

The Mexican Maya works as janitor in the offices of the skyscrapers in Los Angeles just as hundreds of other illegal immigrants from all around the world do. She cannot resign herself to the inhuman labour conditions and the effectively non existing wage. Furthermore, she doesn’t know that she only got the job because of her sister Rosa thanking her boss with sexual favours. By the time unionist Sam Shapiro appears Maya starts to organise resistance with his support.
 

GB/France/Germany/Switzerland 2000
Regie: Ken Loach
110 min, 35mm, Farbe, OmU
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BURGER HIGHLIFE EXPLOSION !!!

Highlife is music from Ghana which links typical Ghanaian beats to other African elements and constantly chancing western influences. As such it is called Fusion music. WHO IS HIGHLIFE starts telling with the time of the change in music when electronic instruments revolutionised the world of traditional music.
 

Ghana/DE 2009
Regie: Wilma Kiener, Dieter Matzka, Yahaya Alpha Suberu
60min, Video, Farbe, OmU

BURKINA FASO – ZWISCHEN GESTERN UND MORGEN

In spring 2007, Christine Weissbarth and Franz Indra accompany German exchange students on their journey to Burkina Faso. Although it is one of the poorest nations on earth, the capital Ouagadougou is regarded as the cultural centre of West Africa. The film shows the political situation of Burkina Faso and animism in the country, but we also see the peaceful coexistence of Christianity and Islam. The students also visit the film festival FESPACO.

Germany 2008
Regie: Christine Weissbarth; Franz Indra
36 min, Video, Farbe, dt. OF read more