The Look of Silence
Joshua Oppenheimer, 2014
Through Joshua Oppenheimer's footage of perpetrators of the 1965 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered, as well as the identities of the killers. The documentary focuses on the youngest son, an optometrist named Adi, who decides to break the suffocating spell of submission and terror by doing something unimaginable in a society where the murderers remain in power: he confronts the men who killed his brother and, while testing their eyesight, asks them to accept responsibility for their actions. This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.
Camilla Nielsson, 2014
Over the course of more than three years director Camilla Nielsson has been up close in the inner circles of politics in Robert Mugabe's Zimbabwe. With the process of creating Zimbabwe's new constitution as the film's narrative backbone, DEMOCRATS tells the unique story of the political elite in Zimbabwe fighting the battle over the founding principles defining the country's possible future.
Olmo and the Seagull
Lea Glob, Petra Costa, 2014
For the past ten years, Olivia has been an actress at the famous Théâtre du Soleil company in Paris, where she also met her companion in life, Serge. We follow Olivia¿s thoughts and feelings during the last six months of her pregnancy, a rite of passage from being a woman and an artist to becoming a mother.