Documentary Competition # 9

Vorstellung am 23.01.2016

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2015

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14. Internationales Festival Zeichen der Nacht / Signes de Nuit

Polding's Gun with no Gunpowder
Ang Baril ni Polding nga walay pulbura
Polding's Gun with no Gunpowder

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Albert Egot
Philippines
2014 | 0:35:00

Polding is a homeless person with disability who only lives with his makeshift bicycle helping him to move around. Despite all the bullying and trials of life, Polding remains happy, contented and a fighter. He protects himself using the gun without gunpowder and his ability to infect others to be happy through his charming attitude.

Evaporating Borders
Evaporating

Iva Radivojevic
Cyprus, USA
2014 | 1:13:00

An essay in five parts, Evaporating Borders offers a series of vignettes, poetically guided by the filmmaker's curious eye and personal reflections. Through the people she encounters along the way, the film dissects the experience of asylum seekers in Cyprus : A PLO activist and exile from Iraq is denied asylum within 15 minutes; neo-nazi fundamentalists roam the streets in an attack on Muslim migrants; activists and academics organize an antifascist rally and clash with the neo-nazis; 195 migrants drown in the Mediterranean. Originally from Yugoslavia and an immigrant to Cyprus, Iva Radivojevic investigates the effects of large-scale immigration on the sense of national identity in one of the easiest ports of entry into Fortress Europe. Poetically photographed and rendered, the film passionately weaves the themes of migration, tolerance, identity and belonging.