Neodvisni ljubljanski festival dokumentarnega filma 2011
16_00 >>> 18_00
Many scientists say that if the earth’s temperature increases by more than one degree Celsius, extreme weather conditions will be a regular occurrence.
jonas matzow gulbrandsen_15min_POLAND / NORWAY_2010
A film about a lost friendship.
A PLACE TO WIN
Documentary experiment on ways to reconstruct living spaces inhabited only by winners through the genesis of lottery houses. How can the past speak through a building and how many threads there are still connecting it to the history of its early days, while another 50 years have imposed other events on top of those? There is one thing in common in all the people recounting their stories in the film: all of them have won condominiums at the much fashionable lottery prize sweepstakes between 1958 and 1968.
david fedele_53min_AUSTRALIA / PAPUA NEW GUINEA_2011
Documentary which reveals the human face of logging in Sanduan Province, Papua New Guinea. The story is told through the voice of regular villagers, without narration. It is a story of exploitation and broke promises.
18_00 >>> 20_00
KARAMOJA CITY WARRIORS
simon bird_30min_UGANDA / UK_2010
This animated and real life documentary addresses the disturbing issues of child trafficking and begging by the Karamojong women in Uganda. We follow the story of Lucia Nayep with her children in the city, and their return to Karamojaland. Animated sections are created by street children from Kisenyi Ghetto Kampala.
LIFE, A LONG WAY AWAY
Barroso is an isolated region of Portugal where people live at the rhythm of the herds and the seasons. There, one can witness an ancestral way of life which will probably not last. Everyone knows it is the end of it soon and secretely draws the meshes of sparse memories. The memory resists, the setting serves as a mirror. In reminding us what we used to be, it also reflects what have become.
20_00 >>> 22_00
oliwia&jerem tonteri_5min_FINLAND / FRANCE_2008
“Then I saw the face belonging to the voice that had spoken all night long.”
A one-night stand and the beginning of a new life.
LAND FOR PLAYING OUT LIFE
Can I reach the person whose fiction I live? Who lives in the reality I created? What do the traces of landscape speak about? As I wanted to make a film about the future, I began the expedition towards the North, my autobiographical birthplace.
“Birds can sleep while they are flying. I can’t remember the last time I was able to sleep, but I dream while awake.”
SPLITTING AT THE EDGE OF HEAVEN
Feelings of a generation on disorientation and their time.
PARADISE (Three Journeys In This World)
Paradise – three journeys in this world is a documentary film about dreams, immigration and Spanish tomatoes. ”I thought that when I go to Europe, everything would be fine. When I came to Europe, I cried. When I came to Spain, I cried.”
22_00 >>> 24_00
PORTRAIT OF A WORKING MAN
This is a story about different people, who came to Estonia to work on the factory. Ukrainian, Russian and Chinese are working together on one Estonian Shipbuilding Factory. The work is very hard, but they are happy, that they have it.
IN EVERY RESPECT
oliver kruger_10min_POLAND / GERMANY_2011
The red-light district in Hamburg is crowded with strange creatures. One of them we followed. She worked as a whore for 30 years. It made us think about ourselves, that happinness and personal doom can be so close to each other.
Olga, who already for seven years has been working as a waitress in a 24-hour bar, is seeking for love that would eventually lead to marriage. The first potential husband was sentenced. She is waiting for him to return and is even ready to marry him inside the prison. As time goes by, she realizes that a marriage to a prisoner cannot be her dream. Life goes on - Olga finds new love that is also distant and ambiguous. Yearning to run from solitude and to flee from reality forces her to go to her next loved one...
MAYBE ARMENIA ONLY EXISTS IN MY IMAGINATION
karin hammer_48min_ARMENIA / AUSTRIA_2011
”In 2010 I was living in Armenia for a couple of months. I lived together with a family in a tiny appartment – 4 generations under one roof. Something very usual in Armenia. So from a very close distance I was able to watch their everyday life. I was surprised what a huge impact Armenia’s history had on everybody´s everyday life. After some time I started to film and talk to people I met and asked them about their lives, their wishes, dreams and hopes...”