Dafa Metti | Difficult (2020) by Tal Amiran

Location: Podium Mozaïek, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Click HERE for more info. Film director: Tal Amiran | Year: 2020 | Runtime: 15 min  Genre: Documentary | Subtitle(s): English | Language(s): Wolof INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE Synopsis: Under Paris’ glittering Eiffel Tower, undocumented Senegalese migrants sell miniature souvenirs of the monument, to support their families back home. Far from their loved ones and hounded by the police, each day is a struggle throughMeer lezen over “Dafa Metti | Difficult (2020) by Tal Amiran”

Indebted to All Women (2019) by María Lobo and Roi Guitián

Location: Het Ketelhuis, Amsterdam DUTCH PREMIERE Film director: María Lobo&Roi Guitián | Year: 2019 | Runtime: 61 min Genre: Documentary | Subtitle(s): English | Language(s): Spanish Synopsis Abortion in El Salvador is punished with 20-40 years in prison. Indebted to All Women wants to give voice to those women suffering and struggling to change one of the most restrictive law in the world for sexual & reproductiveMeer lezen over “Indebted to All Women (2019) by María Lobo and Roi Guitián”

The Ashram Children (2019) by Jonathan Ofek

5 September, 19:35 – 21:00h | Get your tickets right here! Location: LAB111, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Click HERE for more info Film director: Jonathan Ofek | Year: 2019 | Runtime: 67 min Genre: Documentary, Feature | Subtitle(s): English | Language(s): Hebrew, English EUROPEAN PREMIERE Synopsis: For 20 years, Jonathan, the filmmaker, grew up in JerusalemMeer lezen over “The Ashram Children (2019) by Jonathan Ofek”

Director’s Biography: Inka Achte

DIRECTOR’S BIOGRAPHY Inka has over 10 years of experience working in the film and television industries in her native Finland and in the United Kingdom. She holds a BA in Film and Television Studies from the Lahti University of Applied Sciences and an MA in Documentary Directing from the National Film and Television School inMeer lezen over “Director’s Biography: Inka Achte”

Boys Who Like Girls | Miehen Malli (2018) by Inka Achte

Teenager Ved comes from a violent home in the Mumbai slums. When he joins a project aiming to foster healthy masculinity, he begins to realise there may be a brighter path for his future than the one paved by his abusive, controlling father. . .

Queen of Lapa (2019) by Theodore Collatos and Carolina Monnerat

Larger-than-life actress, cabaret performer, activist, and proud sex professional since the age of eleven, Luana Muniz – arguably one of Brazil’s most recognizable transgender personalities, shapes a new reality for a new generation of transgender sex workers in her hostel by providing a safe working environment in the dangerous neighborhood of Lapa in Rio de Janeiro. Queen of Lapa explores the day-to-day lives, quests for love, housemate rivalries in a turbulent political climate under matriarch Muniz’s watchful and guiding eye.

Amina (2019) by Kivilcim Akay

Seven years ago, Amina left her daughter behind in Senegal in search of a better life for them both. Now, working as a dress model for a textile company in Istanbul, Amina dreams of being a real model one day and of returning to her child. But as an African woman, she must overcome the daily challenges of an immigrant’s life in Turkey while she attempts to reconcile the disparate world between her reality and her dreams.

Save the date! HoFF coming on 4-6 Sept.

We are happy to announce the first-ever edition of the Humans of Film Festival will take place on the 4th, 5th, and 6th of September in LAB111. Our festival aims to raise awareness on a variety of important social issues through human interest films, both fiction, and documentary. The theme The Human Perseverance will includeMeer lezen over “Save the date! HoFF coming on 4-6 Sept.”

Slow weekly reveal: themes

In the past weeks, we revealed where submissions came from and some small details about the films that we have selected for the film festival. Now we will reveal some of the subjects treated in the films. #Xenophobia | #Inequality | #TransInclusion | #Spiritualcommune | #Racism | #BeePreservation | #SexualHarassment These can often be seenMeer lezen over “Slow weekly reveal: themes”

Slow weekly reveal: film selection map

As you may know, we informed you that 1139 films had been submitted. This week, underneath, you can find the map of all the submissions per country. In the end, the films that we have selected come from the following countries. The Netherlands | Mexico | Peru | India | The United Kingdom | TurkeyMeer lezen over “Slow weekly reveal: film selection map”