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Drum

Drum

United States 2004

DIR Zola Maseko

A hot-shot journalist is swept up in a movement to challenge Apartheid in 1950s South Africa.

The Police War

The Police War

France 1979

DIR Robin Davis

The Masked Gang

The Masked Gang

Turkey 2005

DIR Murat Aslan

A Turkish comedy film directed by Murat Aslan about an incompetent gang of criminals attempting the biggest robbery of their careers,which was one of the highest-grossing Turkish film of 2005.

The Masked Gang: Iraq

A Turkish comedy film about an incompetent gang of criminals attempting to capture an oil installation in northern Iraq in order divert the oil to Turkey, which was the third highest-grossing Turkish film of 2007.

Shake Hands With the Devil

It is set in 1921 Dublin, where the Irish Republican Army battles the “Black and Tans,” the British special forces trained to suppress the IRA with harsh measures.

Girl of Finland

Girl of Finland

Finland 1967

DIR Mikko Niskanen

Film follows young students living in Helsinki with its focus on 3 couples. They celebrate Labor day, go to the lectures and discuss about social criticism, antiwar movement and radicalism. In the middle of all this they still are able to find their own, individual way to happiness and adulthood.

C'est Salonique

C'est Salonique

Greece 1981

DIR Gérard Courant

During the invitation to a film festival in Thessaloniki, Greece I filmed the daily life of the city. The seafront, the university and the city where I was staying.

Once Again

Once Again

Syrian Arab Republic 2010

DIR Joud Said

Against the backdrop of the Syrian military presence in Lebanon, the son of a Syrian army officer loses his memory after a gun accident.

We Were Communists

We Were Communists is director Maher Abi Samra’s uninhibited examination of the legacy of Lebanon’s civil war.

OK, Enough, Goodbye

Gently balanced between caustic, comic and offbeat, OK, Enough, Goodbye is an improbable coming-of-age story.

Homeland

Homeland

Netherlands 2010

DIR George Sluizer

George Sluizer’s deeply personal and impassioned, Homeland, is an emotive reflection on war.

Al Yazerli

Al Yazerli

Syrian Arab Republic 1972

DIR Kais Al Zubaidi

The yazerli is the foreman who provides work to day laborers. This film’s poetic, non-narrative structure simulates the mind of a young boy forced to leave school and find work on the docks.

The Kingdom of Women: Ein El Hilweh

This documentary is an enchanting ode to the resilience, intelligence and valor of Palestinian women from Ain el-Hilweh.

The Man from Deep River

A photographer in the rain forest is captured by wild natives, and after months of living with them, he marries the chief’s daughter and helps protect the village from a vicious cannibal tribe.

The Game of Death

This documentary examines the idea of the limits of obedience and punishment.

The Man of a Thousand Songs

Veteran East Coast filmmaker William MacGillivray returns to the Festival with this emotional, intimate and tender documentary about the life of fabled Atlantic songwriter Ron Hynes.

When My Child Is Born

When My Child Is Born

United Kingdom 2010

DIR Guo Jing & Ke Dingding

A journey into the everyday life of young university teachers and researchers up against an unexpected pregnancy.

Look, Stranger

Look, Stranger

United States 2010

DIR Arielle Javitch

An unflinching portrait of desperation and survival, Look, Stranger depicts the homewards journey of a refugee woman (Anamaria Marinca) as she tries to make her way across a wartorn country.