6 JAHRE, 7 MONATE UND 16 TAGE – DIE MORDE DES NSU (Deutschland 2016, Sobo Swobodnik, DOK.deutsch). In the space of 6 years, 7 months and 16 days, the National Socialist Underground (NSU) murdered nine migrants and a German police officer without being stopped. Sobo Swobodnik’s black and white film essay acts as an audiovisual memorial to the victims.
A GREEK WINTER (Niederlande 2016, Ingeborg Jansen, DOK.euro.vision). A film about the impact of Greece’s economic crisis. Siblings Evdokia and Tasos Pafralidis run a small domestic oil shop in Thessaloniki – but many of their customers can’t even afford to heat their houses in winter any longer.
AH (Türkei 2016, Mustafa Ünlü, DOK.euro.vision). On 15th October 2015 a big peace demonstration was due to take place in Ankara. Before the succession began two bombs exploded a short distance away and killed 102 people. A meticulous reconstruction of the events, which reveals some shocking facts.
DEAD DONKEYS FEAR NO HYENAS – DAS GRÜNE GOLD (Schweden, Deutschland, Finnland 2016, Joakim Demmer, DOK.horizonte). How can a country export food products by the tonne and at the same time be dependent on food aid? Precise investigative journalism reveals Ethiopia to be the scene of a global land rush as it sells off its own future.
EL PASO (Mexiko 2016, Everardo González, DOK.guest). In Mexico journalists are increasingly falling victim to the deadly association between drug cartels and the judiciary. To protect their lives and the lives of their families they flee to USA. EL PASO tells of their attempts to begin a new life on the other side of the wall.
FREE SPEECH FEAR FREE (Großbritannien 2016, Tarquin Ramsay, DOK.euro.vision). Since he was 15 Tarquin Ramsay has had one question on his mind: what does free speech actually mean? In search of an answer he meets well-known whistle blowers, hackers and Hollywood stars. The journey of a 20-year-old into the heart of a global debate – forceful and fearless.
GHOST HUNTING – ISTIYAD ASBAHA (Frankreich, Schweiz, Palästina 2017, Raed Andoni, DOK.panorama). Former inmates recreate the Israeli interrogation centre, Moscobiya, as a backdrop against which they re-enact their experiences. Between role-play and reality they reveal the stigmata of torture and traumatisation. An intensive film experiment.
MY FRIEND BORIS NEMTSOV – MOI DRUG BORIS NEMTSOV (Estland 2016, Zosya Rodkevich, DOK.panorama). A personal portrait of Boris Nemtsov, one of the leaders of the Russian opposition and a well-known Putin critic who was shot on 27th February 2015 on a bridge not far from the Kremlin – to this day the case remains unsolved.
NOWHERE TO HIDE (Norwegen, Schweden 2016, Zaradasht Ahmed, DOK.international). Nori Sharif works as a nurse in a clinic in Iraq. When the director hands him a camera he records his life, his environment and the dramatic changes that take place over five years. A direct and shocking document.
SEWOL – DIE GELBE ZEIT – SEWOL – PAUSED IN TIME (Österreich, Deutschland 2017, Minsu Park, DOK.international). “The clothes stink of the sea,” explains a mother in front of Minsu Park’s camera before her voice fails her as she remembers her daughter. An upsetting documentary film about the suffering of the victims of the Sewol ferry disaster and the catastrophic break down in authority.
THE WAR SHOW (Finnland, Dänemark, Syrien 2016, Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon, DOK.panorama). A very personal film about the beginnings of the Arab revolution in Syria – filmed as a video diary by the radio presenter Obaidah Zytoon and her friends. Initial euphoria ultimately gives way to total hopelessness. A shocking document.