Wednesday, March 20
A Canadian drama following two young women, best friends from a rural town, as they face marginalization and struggle in a patriarchal society (93 min, drama).
Director: Jasmin Mozaffari
Q&A discussion with: Jasmin Mozaffari will participate in a 30-minute discussion via skype.
Thursday March 21
18.30: Gaza Surf Club
Swedish premiere! A documentary following local surfers weary of the constant state of emergency they live in, in Gaza, attempting to find the meaning to life through surfing (87 min, doc).
Director: Philip Gnadt
30-minute skype Q&A discussion with: Ibrahim N. Arafat. He is the surfer from Gaza featured in the documentary. As well as Mahmoud abu Rahma. He is a Palestinian human rights activist and International Relations Director with Al Mezan Center for Human Rights.
Friday, March 22
19.15: Anthropocene: The Human Epoch
Swedish premiere! A documentary at the intersect of art and science which depicts humanity’s massive re-engineering of the planet (87 min, doc).
Directors: Edward Burtynsky, Jennifer Baichwal, and Nicholas de Pencier
Q&A discussion with:
Saturday, March 23
A drama that draws attention to the plight of children in Beirut’s slums and the situation people without ID cards find themselves in (121 min, doc).
Director: Nadine Labaki
16.00: Under the Wire
A documentary about the violations of international humanitarian law in Syria and the impact on people there (95 min, doc).
Director: Chris Martin
Q&A with Lina Biscaia, the former Acting Chief Analyst of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria. She currently serves as a Legal Adviser with the International, Impartial, and Independent Mechanism for Syria (IIIM).
Sunday, March 24
13.00: Central Airport THF
A documentary that offers a glimpse into the lives of refugees being housed in an old airport. It strikes a perfect balance between people and locale (100 min, doc).
Director: Karim Aïnouz
Q&A panel discussion with: Eleni Karageorgiou. She is an international lawyer focusing on migration and asylum law in the European Asylum System. Eleni currently works as a senior lecturer at Lund University, Faculty of Law and conducts research for RWI’s People on the Move work.
A drama about two Kenyan women who fall in love and are forced to choose between love and safety (83 min, drama).
Director: Wanuri Kahiu
30-minute skype Q&A with: Samantha Mugatsia, actress who plays Kena in Rafiki. She was born in 1992 in Nairobi.
A documentary covering the gripping story of the fight of individuals against a booming and deadly asbestos industry (70min, doc).
Director: Daniel Lambo
Q&A panel discussion with: Tublu Krishnendu Mukherjee, barrister and Indian advocate at Doughty Street Chambers in London.