Last Men in Aleppo
Feras Fayyad, 2017
After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are getting ready for a siege. Through the volunteers from the White Helmets we experience the daily life, death and struggle in the streets, where they are fighting for sanity in a city where war has become the norm. Khalid, Subhi and Mahmoud are among the first to enter the destroyed buildings, scouring through the rubble in search of bodies and signs of life.
Land of the Free
Camilla Magid, 2017
This film portrays Brian, Juan and Gianni from South Central, Los Angeles. Obstacles are plenty when you are a child growing up between gang members, or a teenager with an addiction and a newborn, or a middle-aged man, just released into a new and changed world after 24 years in prison. Following their lives for more than two years, the film shows with precision the psychological impact of a prison system that focuses on punishment rather than prevention and rehabilitation.