QIANG'S JOURNEY (China 2019, Tunzi Gao, DOK.international). After the earthquake in Wenchuan: in search of the old gods in a new home.
THE LETTER (Kenia 2019, Maia Lekow, Christopher King, DOK.horizonte). Witchcraft in Kenya. From superstition to generational conflict and economic necessity.
I, PASTAFARI: A FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER STORY (USA 2019, Michael Arthur, DOK.panorama). A pasta-based deity puts the status of religion on trial – terrifically funny and yet deadly serious.
THE SEA BETWEEN US (Kanada 2019, Marlene Edoyan, DOK.panorama). Lebanon’s internal conflict: Beirut 25 years after the war.
THE WHALE FROM LORINO – WIELORYB Z LORINO (Polen 2019, Maciej Cuske, DOK.panorama). In the Russian arctic the Chukchi make a living from whaling to secure their survival in the tough Siberian winter.
HOPE FROZEN (Thailand 2019, Pailin Wedel, BEST OF FESTS). Buddhism or high-tech science: is there life after death?
KOSHER BEACH (Israel, USA 2019, Karin Kainer, BEST OF FESTS). A discerning look at orthodox life – as colourful and lively as a day at the beach.