Moving Docs screening partner Berlin Documentary Film Club (BDFC) is about to host its first Mini Documentary Film Festival. The theme is 'Still Relevant – Documentary Nights on Syria'.
Over three days, three documentaries related to the theme will be shown, each followed by a Q&A with the directors and experts in the field. Two of the films are Moving Docs titles.
Last Men in Aleppo
The mini festival encourages a continued focus on an important subject that should not be dismissed by our media and in our culture.
The festival takes place from 31 October to 2 November, at 8pm each night in Ladenkino.
Last Men in Aleppo
by Feras Fayyad
Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking film follows the efforts of the White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives.
1 November 2017:
The Art of Moving
by Liliana Dulce Marinho de Sousa
A group of Syrian video activists is threatened in southeastern Turkey for their anti-Isis comedy sketches and relocates to Istanbul with a plan to set up a new satirical TV show. However, unexpected events force the group to decide, one by one, how they can continue.
The Longest Run
by Marianna Economou
Jasim and Alsaleh are underage refugees who came from Syria and Iraq and ended up in a Greek prison, accused of smuggling illegal immigrants. With unique access to the juvenile prison and courtroom, the film follows the two friends closely while in custody, during the trial and after the verdict through a narrative of suspense which reveals how youngsters are forced to transport migrants across the border to Greece while the smugglers stay behind and continue their job uninterrupted.
Cecilie Bolvinkel and Lorand Balazs Imre
Berlin Documentary Film Club in run by Cecilie Bolvinkel and Lorand Balazs Imre. They launched the club in September 2016. The aim of the Club is to establish a regular documentary event in Berlin and bring even more great documentaries to the Berlin screens. The screenings are hosted in Ladenkino and are always followed by discussions and social events.