Documentary Competition # 4

Vorstellung am 22.01.2016

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2015

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14. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht / Signes de Nuit

S

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Richard Hajdu
Great Britain, Poland
2014 | 00:19:00

Set in London, S is a raw and uncompromising docudrama about an Eastern-European sex worker and her pimp. A politically conscious account of one of the most worrying phenomena in 21st-century Europe, it concentrates on two individuals and their soul-killing love-hate relationship against the backdrop of sex-trafficking, prostitution and poverty.

Our Terrible Country
Baladna alraheeb
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Mohammad Ali Atassi, Ziad Homsi
Syria
2014 | 1:25:00

This road movie portrays the perilous journey of well-known intellectual Yassin al-Haj Saleh and young photographer Ziad Homsi through Syria, at a time when the country edges towards the brink. Yassin (53), who spent 16 years in prison for belonging to the Syrian left, goes underground in 2011 to serve Syria’s popular uprising, while Ziad (24) - occasionally fighting with the rebels - takes photographs in his hometown Douma. In this Damascene suburb – where Yassin and his wife Samira Khalil found shelter - the two men meet and become friends. Together, they embark on an adventurous journey through the desert to al-Haj Saleh’s native town Raqqa in Northeast Syria. Upon their arrival, Raqqa is occupied by the "Islamic State in Iraq and Levant" (ISIS), which also kidnapped two brothers of Yassin. Consequently, the thinker leaves for Istanbul to pursue his writing for the revolution, hoping for a reunion with his wife Samira who remained in Douma. Ziad – abducted by ISIS on his way back – rejoins Yassin after his release, hoping to return home soon. All hopes are shattered when Samira gets abducted jointly with human rights lawy