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Friday, October 4, 2019

18:30 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
20:00 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
22:10 screening

Nimble fingers

Nimble fingers belong to the Vietnamese women who work in factories owned by some of the most popular electronic brands. Bay is one of the thousands of young migrant workers. She comes from a remote Muong village on the highlands of Northern Vietnam. Now she lives, with the other workers, in a Hanoi suburb, a district developed around one of

Saturday, October 5, 2019

10:00 screening

Unsettling

Grierson award-winning director Iris Zaki enters the heart of Tekoa, an Israeli settlement in the West-Bank,and sits down to talk to the locals. Though fearful at first of the left-wing invader, settlers from various backgrounds gradually open up to her. Their honest, surprising and sometimes funny conversations offer a fresh take on Israeli reality from both sides of the Green
13:00 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

Rituals of Resistance

“Rituals of Resistance” looks at the evolving generational responses by pacifist Tibetans under 65 years of Chinese occupation. Through first-hand oral accounts by three Tibetan exiles living in disparate parts of the world, the film traces the three paths of resistance from the active and the brutal, to the realm of the symbolic and sacrificial. The film creatively explores the

Bastion Point Day 507

The Bastion Point occupation was one of the most important protests in the struggle for Maori land rights in New Zealand. The protest began in 1977 when the government proposed to subdivide Maori land in the Bastion Point region of Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. The Ngati Whatua tribe resisted these plans and occupied the site for 506 days. This
15:10 screening

Island Soldier

Island Soldier interweaves the personal stories of Micronesian soldiers serving in the U.S. military, following their journey from the most remote islands in the Pacific to the front lines of war in Afghanistan, and back again. These non-U.S. citizens are fighting in America’s wars – yet they serve, and die, at five times the rate per capita of their American
17:00 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

Tribal Justice

Tribal Justice is a feature documentary about a little known, underreported but effective criminal justice reform movement in America today: the efforts of tribal courts to create alternative justice systems based on their traditions. In California, the state with the largest number of Indian people and tribes, two formidable Native American women are among those leading the way. Abby Abinanti,
19:10 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
21:20 screening

Sunday, October 6, 2019

10:00 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

The Feather Headdress of Ceroh

According to Indigenous elders, the process of standing up for tests to win the qualification to wear the feather headdress is a symbol of becoming a man (Tamdaw) for the Pangcah people of Taiwan. The process of qualification has changed over time in recent days due to the lost of traditional environment and lifestyle.

Muakai’s Wedding

In 1932, Muakai from the Zingrur royal family of the Kaviyangan village was accessioned into the Taihoku imperial University (former name of the National Taiwan University, abbr. NTU) and stood silently in the corner of the Museum of Anthropology. Considering to applying for the National Treasure, Professor Chia-yu Hu of NTU went back to village since 2014 and discussed related
13:00 screening
14:30 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

Memory Beings

Ormajeevikal (Memory Beings) is an impressionistic film that paints a picture of the town Kozhikode situated in North Kerala, a region in South India, and the spiritual immersion of ordinary town dwellers in music.The film is a reflective essay traversing sounds and spaces that build a portrait of a small town ( dominantly Muslim) with a music culture that is

Wasi

Wasi (to see) is the story of a day of seeing (themselves) in the Arhuaco community in Kutunzama (Magdalena, Colombia). From the hand of the Arhuaco filmmaker Amado Villafaña, we enter into what it means to see for the indigenas Arhuacos. From the viewing of photographs and films, we approach how the Arhuaco people have been visually represented from the

32KM, 60 years

After being abandoned for nearly seven decades, the old tribal village is difficult to reach with almost no roads leading to it. The only guide on our journey in search of our roots is Wilang, who drags his octogenarian body up the mountain. As we follow Wilang’s footsteps, we travel a tunnel back in time…
16:20 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

The New Generation

After 1989, the military training of college freshmen extended to nationwide universities.In 2017, the last batch of post-90s college students and the first group of post-00 college students entered the university campus together. The film records the management and operation of military training at a key university in southern China in the summer of 2017, based on direct cinema.
18:30 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

Last Exit to Kai Tak

Weaving together the stories and interactions of five activists (Joshua Wong, Denise Ho, Wong Yeung Tat, Ed Lau and Derek Lam) and their friends with astonishing fluidity as they come to terms with life in a post-Umbrella Movement Hong Kong and the realisation that life is the sum of all their choices. Director Matthew Torne (Lessons in Dissent [2014], Joshua:
21:20 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

The Maribor Uprisings: A Live Participatory Film

Twice, the people went into the streets. Twice, the police drove them away. What began as protests became uprisings. In the once-prosperous industrial city of Maribor, Slovenia, anger over political corruption became unruly revolt. This participatory documentary places audiences in the midst of the third and largest uprising as crowds surround and ransack City Hall under a hailstorm of tear

Monday, October 7, 2019

10:00 screening
13:00 screening

Winter Solstice in the Valley of the Golden Wing

In 2017, we went to Gutian county, where the story of The Golden Wing (Lin Yueh-hwa 1944) took place, in Fujian Province, China, to produce a film about the Chinese customs of eating tangyuan (rice dumpling in English) and filial piety on Winter Solstice. This film is based on a myth that one dutiful son guided his ape mother to go home by this
14:10 screening
16:00 screening
17:40 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
19:50 screening
21:30 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

To no longuer Die

The death of the older brother of Medias Gayet, a young entrepreneur from Benin, has greatly affected his family. Alongside the very sensitive portrait of this bereaved African family, the director explores the different facets of the rich African spirituality of the cradle of Voodoo, Benin. Passing by the importance of the sacred in the animist religion, by the meeting

Tajen

Shot in the arid landscape of West Bali, Indonesia, Tajen, Balinese for cockfight, follows multiple narrative threads of this ancient spectacle–that of the blade, the rooster, the cockfighter. It is the moment when these elements come together during the bloody match that the real drama begins.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

10:00 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)

The Maribor Uprisings: A Live Participatory Film

Twice, the people went into the streets. Twice, the police drove them away. What began as protests became uprisings. In the once-prosperous industrial city of Maribor, Slovenia, anger over political corruption became unruly revolt. This participatory documentary places audiences in the midst of the third and largest uprising as crowds surround and ransack City Hall under a hailstorm of tear
13:00 screening

Le Ciel, la Terre et l’Homme

“le ciel, la terre et l’homme” tries to get hold of the impressions of the Moroccan desert landscape, through which perpetually blows the wind, as well as of the people living there and to tell their stories. In the reality of the film a space of encounters with Ahmed, Yussef, Lahcen, and Idir is being developed and their stories enable
14:30 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
16:40 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
18:10 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
20:10 screening
With post-film Q&A (subject to change)
22:10 screening

Oyate

OYATE is a film about life on Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota. It follows two families on Pine Ridge as they go about their daily activities over the course of a single summer. They attend rodeos, shoot clay pigeons, and participate in pow wows. Family members get married, have children, and celebrate the 4th of July. All the