A QUIEN CONMIGO VA – THOSE WHO GO WITH ME (Deutschland, Spanien 2014, Amparo Mejias, DOK.money). A house bought for 140,000 Euro, debts of 240,000 Euro and no roof over their heads: that is the balance sheet of the financial crisis in Spain for Lola and her family. Despite facing eviction and having the bank on their back, this film’s formidable protagonist stands up to those in power.
ABDO (Deutschland 2015, Jakob Gross, Münchner Premieren). In post-revolutionary Cairo, chaotic situations still prevail. In the midst of them is young Abdo –a revolutionary himself and an ultra football fan. Under the most difficult circumstances, he tries to find himself and his place in a tumultuous society.
DIE GEWÄHLTEN – ELECTED (Deutschland 2015, Nancy Brandt, DOK.deutsch). “It is always the men who wish to mark their territory,” teases one of the two female protagonists during their first period of election in the German parliament. The elevated world of Berlin politics is not only a battleground of opinions but also one of gender, beyond party divisions.
DIE HÄLFTE DER STADT – HALF THE TOWN (Deutschland 2015, Pawel Siczek, DOK.international). What connects a photograph, the Second World War and a young couple? Set in the town of Kozienice, which was divided between the Polish and the Germans, the film follows Jewish photographer, Chaim Berman, through his family history, political persecution and work.
FROM BUSINESS TO BEING (Deutschland 2015, Julian Wildgruber, Hanna Henigin, DOK.money). These days, employees find themselves under enormous pressure. Disorders such as burn-out and depression are not uncommon. A manager, a mediation coach and a quantum physicist offer their approaches to counteract this trend.
MATCH ME! – HOW TO FIND LOVE IN MODERN TIMES (Deutschland 2014, Lia Jaspers, Münchner Premieren). Love in the age of self-fulfilment. This entertaining film shows what an individual’s search for a partner can be like today – far beyond the well-known dating portals. It is amusing, exciting and astonishing to accompany Sarah, Johanna and Sampsa on their path to find love.
MISSION CONTROL TEXAS (Deutschland 2014, Ralf Bücheler, Münchner Premieren). For 17 years the independent television show, “The Atheist Experience,” has been broadcasted from Texas. Its presenters discuss questions of belief, politics, abortion and creationism with Christian callers, maintaining their sense of humour throughout. It is not always easy to be an atheist in the bible belt.