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films

Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

1. This World: Access to Evil
60’
dir. Ewa Ewart
Great Britain 2004
gas chambers in a North Korean gulag
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

2. This World: Access to Evil. Post Scriptum
13’
dir. Ewa Ewart
Great Britain 2004
gas chambers in a North Korean gulag – new witness
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

3. I Wasn’t Even Allowed to Die…
28’
dir. Jan Tobiáš, Markéta Dobiášová
Czech Republic 2003
refugee – former bodyguard for Kim Jong Il
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, refugees

4. Seoul Train
55’
dir. Lisa Sleeth, Jim Butterworth, Aaron Lubarsky
USA 2004
“underground railroad” – escape path from the DPRK http://www.seoultrain.com
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, refugees

5. Plight of North Korea Defectors
50’
dir. Chul-Jin Kim
South Korea
refugees from DPRK
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, refugees

6. North Korea – A Day in the Life
48’
dir. Pieter Fleury
Holland 2004
a day in the life of a North Korean family filmed under the supervision of DPRK authorities
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

7. Defilada
61’
dir. Andrzej Fidyk
Poland 1989
celebrations of the DPRK’s 40-year anniversary
Srebrny Lajkonik – Krakowski Festiwal Filmowy, Krak闚, 1989; Nagroda Villy de Luca, Prix Italia 1989; Z這ty Dukat - Mi璠zynarodowy Festiwal Filmowy Mannheim
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

8. The Children’s Palace
3’
dir. Simojukka Ruippo, Jouni Hokkanen
Finland 2002
extracurricular activities of North Korean children
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

9. Pyongyang Robogirl
4’
dir. Simojukka Ruippo, Jouni Hokkanen
Finland 2001
Honorary mention, Micro Movies (Tampere Short Film Festival 2002).
policewomen directing traffic on Pyongyang intersections
Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea

Faces of terrorism

10. Disbelief
100’
dir. Andriej Niekrasow
Russia, USA 2004
bombing in Moscow 9.9.1999 – asking for perpetrators http://www.disbelief-film.com/
Faces of terrorism

11. Condor: Axis of Evil
90’
dir. Rodrigo Vazquez
France 2003
cooperation of military dictatorships in South America in the 70s and 80s
Faces of terrorism, Latin America

12. The Weather Underground
90’
dir. Sam Green, Bill Siegel, Carrie Lozano
USA 2003
the Weather Underground – extremist American anti-government organization of the 1970s.
Academy Award Nominee - Best Documentary Feature
http://www.upstatefilms.org/weather
Faces of terrorism

13. Death in Gaza
77’
dir. James Miller
Great Britain 2003
Palestinian children in the Gaza strip
2004 CIDF Innovation Award (ex aequo) – Chicago International Documentary Festival; 2004 Audience Award – Hot Docs; Sterling Award – Silver Docs AFI Film Festival; Rory Peck Award (Rory Pecs Awards in London – awards for the work of freelance cameraman in TV)
http://www.hbo.com/docs/programs/death_in_gaza
Faces of terrorism; Palestine-Israel

14. Persons of Interest
63’
dir. Alison Maclean, Tobias Perse
USA 2003
Muslims in the USA after 9/11
Humanitarian Award – Chicago International Documentary Festival 2004
http://www.personsofinterest.org/
Faces of terrorism

15. Home of the Brave – Land of the Free
52’
dir. John Sullivan
Norway 2003
National Film Prize Amanda for Best Documentary Film 2004 – Norvegian International Film Festival Haugesund 2004
American special forces in Afghanistan
Faces of terrorism

16. The School Siege - Survivors’ Stories
40’
Great Britain 2004
terrorist attack in Bieslan
Faces of terrorism

17. Nord Ost – The Theatre of Death, p. I – II
46’, 27’
dir. Mariusz Malec
Poland 2003
Moscow Dobrovka theatre in October 2002
Faces of terrorism

Latin America

18. Nevertheless
50’
dir. Judith Grey
Cuba 2003
Cuba – how to make something from nothing in the face of market shortages
Best Documentary – Festival de Cine de Granada, Spain, 2003; Best Integral Realization Award – Honolulu Film Festival, 2004
Latin America

19. Justice – in Time of War
77’
dir. Fabrizio Lazzaretti
Italy 2003
death of an Italian student at the hands of the Columbian police
Latin America

20. Argentina’s Lost Children
59’
dir. Fatima Llorens
Sweden 2002
looking for the lost children of the victims of the 1970s Argentine junta
Latin America

21. Digna… Worthy to Her Final Breath
117’
dir. Felipe Cazals
Mexico, Spain 2004
the secret death of Digna Ochoa y Placido – Mexican lawyer defending the Zapatistas
Latin America

22. Missing Generation
52’
dir. Jan Thielen
Holland 2003
Argentina - three generations of missing families
Latin America

23. The Cuban Spring
28’
dir. Carlos González, Pablo Rodríguez
Czech Republic, Austria 2003
democratic opposition in Cuba after the March 2003 arrests
Latin America

24. Justice
100’
dir. Maria Ramos
Holland 2004
Special mention of the jury - Lisbon International Documentary Film Festival; “Amnesty Award” of Best Film - Copenhagen International Documentary Festival; “la Vague d'Or” of Best Film - Bordeaux International Festival of Women in Cinema; Grand Prix - the International Documentary Film Festival Visions du Réel in Nyon, Switzerland
court in Rio de Janeiro
www.justicaofilme.com
Latin America

25. Aside
56’
dir. Mario Handler
Uruguay 2002
growing up on the street in Uruguay
Latin America

26. The Other American Dream
10’
dir. Enrique Arroyo
Mexico 2004
Feature short
Ciudad Juárez – the drama of women on the Mexican-American border
Latin America

27. Beyond the Sea
79’
dir. Lisandro Pérez-Rey
USA, Cuba 2003
Winner, Best Florida Film - Ft. Lauderdale Film Festival 2003; Winner, Best Feature Length Documentary – Made in Miami Film Festival 2003
Mariel Boatlift – history of the escape by 130,000 Cubans to USA in 1980
Latin America

28. The Plunder
73’
dir. Dauno Totoro Taulis
Chile 2004
First Prize, Indigenous People Cathegory – The Mexican Festival; First Prize, Testimonial Cathegory – The Indigenous Peoples Festival, Chile; Special Mention – The Colombian Festival
Mapuche Indians in Chile
Latin America

29. In the Company of Fear
52’
dir. Velcrow Ripper
Canada 1999
defenders of human rights in Columbia – non-stop risk
Latin America

Discrimination against sexual minorities

30. Licensed to Kill
77’
dir. Arthur Dong
USA 1997
Best Documentary Director, Filmmakers Trophy Award – Sundance Film Festival; Best Documentary – Seattle International Film Festival
motives for murdering homosexuals – sentenced for hate crimes
www.deepfocusproductions.com/page_html/film_LTK0
Discrimination against sexual minorities

31. Family Fundamentals
75’
dir. Arthur Dong
USA 2002
conservative activists in the USA with gay children
Official Selection – Sundance Film Festival 2002
www.deepfocusproductions.com/page_html/film_FF0.html
Discrimination against sexual minorities

32. Coming Out Under Fire
71’
dir. Arthur Dong
USA 1994
the fate of lesbians and gays in the U.S. Army during WWII
Special Jury Award – Sundance Film Festival; Peabody Award; Teddy Award – Berlin International Film Festival; GLAAD Media Award – Outstanding Film Documentary
www.deepfocusproductions.com/page_html/film_COUF0.html
Discrimination against sexual minorities

33. Intolerance „Ivan”
25’
dir. Marco Popovic
Serbia and Montnegro 2002
can you be “out” in Belgrade
Discrimination against sexual minorities

34. Stand Together
100’
dir. Nancy Nicol
Canada 2002
fight for lesbian and gay rights in Ontario – history of the movement 1967 – 1987 http://www.vtape.org/catalogue.htm
Discrimination against sexual minorities

35. Tying the Knot
80’
dir. Jim de Séve
USA 2003
homosexual marriage– history and current state of the debate
Discrimination against sexual minorities

Incarceration institutions

36. Ghosts of Attica
90’
dir. Brad Lichtenstein
USA 2001
revolt in an American prison 1971
www.filmstransit.com/ghosts.html
Incarceration institutions

37. Born Dead
53’
dir. Jacek B豉wut
Poland 2004
prisoner resocialization
Krakowski Festiwal Filmowy, Krak闚, 2004
Incarceration institutions

38. Blatnoi Mir – Thieve’s World
82’
dir. Jouni Hiltunen
Finland 2001
Life imprisonment in Russia
Statuette Kiss – Tampere Film Festival 2002.
Incarceration institutions

39. Juvies
66’
dir. Leslie Neale
USA 2003
Jury Award, Best Documentary – Beverly Hills Film Festival; Jury Award, Best Feature Length Documentary – Urbanworld
age for criminal responsibility in the USA www.juvies.net
Incarceration institutions

Refugees

40. Danube Exodus
60’
dir. Péter Forgács
Holland 1998
Best Hungarian Documentary - Hungarian Film Festival, Budapest 1999; Best Documentary & Fipresci Prize - International Documentary Film Festival, Krakow 1999
passengers of a Danube River ship during WWII http://www.danube-exodus.hu/ http://www.danube-exodus.hu/
Refugees

41. Czeczeni po Bies豉nie (Chechens after Bieslan)
25’
dir. Krystyna Kurczab-Redlich
Poland 2004
new wave of refugees from Chechnya
Refugees

42. Uchod嬈y (Refugees)
20’
dir. Dariusz Kowalski
Poland 1998
refugees in Poland
Refugees

Tibet

43. Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion
104’
dir. Tom Peosay
USA 2002
history of the occupation of Tibet
Best Documentary, Audienca Award – Santa Barbara (2003); Special Jury Award – Banff Mountain Film Festival (2003)
www.cryofthesnowlion.com
Tibet

44. What Remains of Us
77’
dir. François Prévost, Hugo Latulippe
Canada 2004
reaction of Tibetans to smuggled message from the Dalai Llama
Tibet

45. Devotion and Defiance: The Tibetan Struggle for Religious Freedom
34’
dir. Marni Kravitz
USA 2004
fight for religious freedom in Tibet
Tibet

Holocaust

46. The Maelstrom - A Family Chronicle
60’
dir. Péter Forgács
Holland 1997
a family of Dutch Jews 1938 – 42
Best Documentary of the Jewish Experience, 16th Jerusalem International Film Festival 1999; Best Documentary & Publics Favourite, Palermo International Film & Video Festival 2000; Grand Prix, Best Documentary, Out of That Darkness Film Competition 2000
Holocaust

47. The Specialist
128’
dir. Eyal Sivan
France 1999
Eichman before the court in Jerusalem
Official Selection - Berlin Film Festival 1999; Adolf Grimme Prize 2001; Prix de la 7ème quinzaine du jeune cinéma français, Genoa 2000; Prix du festival France Cinéma - Florence 1999
Holocaust

Palestine - Israel

48. Route 181, Fragments of a Journey in Palestine – Israel
272’
dir. Eyal Sivan, Michel Khleifi
France 2003
the road from southern to northern Israel – conversations with Arabs and Jews
Grand Prix – Festival de Film International des Droits de l’Homme de Paris
Palestine - Israel

49. Oriental
47’
dir. Avi Nesher
Israel 2004
Israeli-Palestinian – politicians at Camp David and a group of musicians
Freedom of Spirit award at the Jerusalem film festival
Palestine - Israel

50. Behind Enemy Lines
64’
dir. Dov Gil-Har
Israel 2004
Palestinian journalist and a Jewish policeman – journey together across Palestine and Israel
Palestine - Israel

51. The Third Side of the Checkpoint
46’
dir. Naomi Guttman Bass, Carmela Bass
Israel 2004
Jewish women’s NGO monitoring checkpoints
Palestine - Israel

Panorama

52. Bride Kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan
51’
dir. Petr Lom
Canada, Kyrgyzstan 2004
Kyrgyz bride kidnapping custom
panorama

53. Women of Islam
50’
dir. Farheen Umar
USA 2004
burka and chador –Islamic reality and Western expectations
panorama

54. S. 21, The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine
101’
dir. Rithy Panh
France 2002
meeting between surviving prisoners and former guards of penal colony S. 21
Prix Français Chalais – Festival de Cannes; Médaille d’Argent – URTI; Grand Prix Spécial du Jury – Festival de Copenhagen; Prix Italia – Catégorie: “Culturel et d’intér皻 general”; Film Award – Human Rights Film Festival, Nuremberg; Prize of the International Critics (FIPRESCI Prize – The Golden Dove) – Lepzig Film Festival; Prix du Meilleur documentaire européen: Prix ARTE 2003 – Prix Europeen du Cinema – Berlin; Humanitarian Award – 28th Hong Kong International Film Festival; The International Premier Award – One World Media Awards
panorama

55. Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
89’
dir. Nick Broomfield, Joan Churchill
Great Britain 2003
the first American female serial murderer on death row
Best Documentary - Tribeca Film Festival 2004. The DOEN Amnesty Award for Best Documentary - IFDA, Amsterdam 2004 www.aileenfilm.com
panorama

56. Final Solution
149’
dir. Rakesh Sharma
India 2004
election campaign in Gujarat, India – a campaign of hate
Wolfgang Staudte Award & Special Jury Award (Netpac) – Belin International Film Festival; Humanitarian Award for Outstanding Documentary – HongKong International Film Festival; Silver Dhow (Best Doc category) – Zanzibar International film Festival; Special Jury Mention – Munich Cokfest; Special Award institiuted by NRIs for a Secular and Harmonious India (NRI-SAHI), NY-NJ, USA
panorama

57. Justice Unseen
59’
dir. Aldin Arnautovi, Refik Hodži
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2004
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia as seen by Bosnians
panorama

58. Blue Eyed
93’
dir. Bertram Verhaag
Germany 1996
educational experiment – how to make people sensitive to discrimination
Selected as one of “The most outstanding documentaries of 1996” by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
panorama

59. Tradra
85’
dir. Karoline Frogner
Norway 2004
stolen identity of a Norwegian Roma
panorama

Humanitarian aid

60. Jung (War) in the Land of Mujaheddins
114’
dir. Fabrizio Lazzaretti, Alberto Vendemmiati
Italy 2000
Winner of the 2001 HRWIFF Nestor Almendros Prize; Audience Award & Special Mention of the Jury – International Human Rights Film Festival “One World 2001”, Praga; Silver Wolf Award – International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam 2000; The National Film Board Award For Best Documentary – Vancouver International Film Festival 2001
http://www.karousel.org/
a field hospital in Afghanistan founded by Italian doctors
Humanitarian aid

61. The Peacekeepers and the Women
80’
dir. Karin Jurschick, Anke Schäfer
Germany 2003
blue helmets and prostitutes
ARTE Documentary Award 2003 for The Best German Documentary; Adolf Grimme Award 2003; Prize of The Moldovian Women’s League 2004
Humanitarian aid

62. Ethiopia – a Journey with Michael Buerk
89’
dir. Clifford Bestall
Great Britain 2004
Live Aid and Ethiopia 20 years later
Humanitarian aid

63. The Price of Aid
55’
dir. Jihan El Tahri
France 2003
principles for bringing humanitarian aid in the world
Humanitarian aid

Europe.doc

64. “Welcome to Holland” – Campus Vught
100’
dir. Sarah Vos
Holland 2003
Dutch camp for juvenile illegal immigrants
Europe.doc

65. Lost in Transit
60’
dir. Gilles de Maistre
France, Anglia 2004
the road of African emigrants to Europe
Europe.doc

66. A Bar at the Victoria Station
55’
dir. Leszek Dawid
Poland 2003
hustling for dough – Poles in London
Srebrny Smok za "puls i energi" - Krakowski Festiwal Filmowy 2004; Srebrny Lajkonik - Krakowski Festiwal Filmowy, Krak闚, 2004; ”Z這ta Rybka" w kategorii najlepszego filmu polskiego za "maksymalne zbli瞠nie si do swoich bohater闚 oraz swobod w opowiadaniu o trudnych problemach w pogodny spos鏏" - I雟kie Lato Filmowe 2004; Nagroda G堯wna - Neubrandenburg (Festiwal "Dokument ART")
Europe.doc

67. Tarifa Traffic – Death in the Straits of Gibraltar
60’
dir. Joakim Demmer
Germany, Szwajcaria 2003
Gibraltar – gateway to Europe
Europe.doc

68. The Yes Men
80’
dir. Chris Smith, Dan Ollman, Sarah Price
USA 2003
alterglobalists pretend to be the WTO
Europe.doc

Accompanying event – Europe.doc The International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (IDFA) gaze at the EU
December 16-19, 2004, Kino.Lab

The Center
83’
dir. Stanis豉w Mucha
Germany 2004
seeking the center of Europe
Europe.doc

89 mm od Europy
12’
dir. Marcel υzi雟ki
Poland 1993
symbolic border of Europe
Europe.doc

Losses to Be Expected
118’
dir. Ulrich Seidl
Austria 1992
love in a divided Europe
Europe.doc

Peasants Profile: The Approach
dir. Raymond Depardon
90’
France 2000
last generation of traditional peasants culture in France
Europe.doc