The Places We Go

Chasing Houses

Justin Time

This road movie documentary follows mobile homes across the highway, connecting the grandiose vastness of the American West to the transitory nature of the homes and the tenuous life stories of their inhabitants. In fragmented stopovers, the film revolves around questions of home, belonging, and an American Dream that has become brittle.

Third-class Travel

Rodion Ismailov

A documentary that recounts the lives of passengers traveling on the longest railway route in the world. The director tells the stories and fortunes of ordinary Russians met by chance on the Moscow-Vladivostok train. The endless journey is a metaphor of the country in perpetual motion, while the passengers’ stories form a social portrait of contemporary Russian society.

What the Wind Took Away

Helin Celik, Martin Klingenböck

Despite having lost everything, Yazidi women Hedil and Naam are struggling for a humane life for their families. In the Yazidi massacre by the terrorist organisation “Islamic State” they were forced to leave their homeland, and have finally found protection in a refugee camp. Their situation seems hopeless, caught between the dictatorship of ISIS and their dream destination: Europe. What the Wind Took Away is a deeply poetic approach to the very personal stories of these Yazidi women and a lyrical journey through their everyday lives in the refugee camp.

On Call

Alice Diop

A consulting service is located in the Avicenne Hospital in Bobigny. It’s an outpost at the end of a corridor. A large, run-down room where sick men show up bearing physical scars, and whose pain seems closely linked to the suffering of exile. They keep coming back here because they still harbor hopes that this place will give them the means to stay afloat, to survive the turmoil of their lives hitting rock bottom.

The Third Shore

Fabian Remy

Forced to leave his tribe still young, Thini-á lives an exile that will end soon. Will he find his place among his people? In search of answers, he crosses the basin of the Araguaia and Xingu rivers in the heart of Brazil, in the footsteps of another passer-by who, like him, has lived between two cultures: João da Luz, son of pioneers, kidnapped and raised by the Kayapó Indians, then returned to his native family.

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