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Filmtage Augsburg 2002
16. Tage des unabhängigen Films/
Days of Independent Film:
24.11. - 30.11.2002

11.09.01.

Eleven directors from eleven different countries put forward various perspectives, personal as well as global, of the dramatic events of September 11th. Each film is eleven minutes and 9 seconds long and depicts the tragedy that shook the world in an attempt to come to terms with what has happened and in many respects, is still happening.
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All or Nothing

An accident appears to bring a loveless, plagued by outbreaks of violence and poverty stricken family living in the suburbs of London closer together.
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Anna, I'm concerned about you

A documentary portraying the life of Anna Pröll, who had an active role in opposing the Nazi regime. The film deals with the tragic consequences of the resistance movement,told from a very personal perspective. The film includes interviews with Anna and her colleagues, supported by original documentary material taken at the time.
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Atanrjuat - The Fast Runner

With german subtitles. A grand epic telling the story of the Canadian Inuit tribe. Only Atanajuruat, an amazing runner, chased by the jealous Oki, can break the ring of hate and revenge which is destroying the village. Full of magic.
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Baghdad On/Off

After 30 years of exile in France, an iraqi director wants to come back to his country to see his dying mother for the last time. This is not as easy as it seems and it looks like fate has conspired against him. Just as he is about to reach his destination, Baghdad, as if by some unearthly force, circumsatances push him in a different direction and he has to start again. Will he reach his mother before time runs out?
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Erich Langjahr the Peasant Trilogy

1) The Ballad of the Herdsman

It has taken the director, Erich Langjahr, three years to complete his project which at first glance shows the banality of the life on an Alpine farm. On closer inspection the director manages to capture the truly serene sense of beauty in nature throughout the different seasons.

2) The Peasnant's War

In the second part of his trilogy, the director poses the question of ethics. With the advent of GATT and WTO, the traditional methods of farming are being ousted out of existence giving way to battery farms and more 'efficient' agricultural practices. The rural idyll is fast disappearing and the film documents this tragic process.

3) The journey of the Herdsman into the third millennium.

Langjahr documents a piece of life which belongs to the ancient human cultural heritage - the life of the herdsman. He shows the work of a herdsman during the different seasons. The director describes the traditional way of life of the herdsman which now has to face the challenge of the future.
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Bowling for Columbine

USA 2002-11-12
Format: 35mm
Length: 120 mins.
Director: Michael Moore
English with German subtitles

The winner of the Cannes Film Festival, director of Roger and Me, probes the problematic of violence in America. Why is it that more than forty people are shot everyday in the US, more than in than anywhere else in the world? This intelligent and highly provocative film, uses a montage of interviews, police videos, extracts from T.V. shows, cartoons and a personal commentary to explore the soul of the tortured country.
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Crossing Calandia

Palestine 2002-11-12
Format: Video
Length: 50 mins.
Director: Sobhi al-Zobaidi

In his video diary Sobhi al-Zobaidi delves into the daily drudgery of life in occupied Palestine where the civilians are humiliated on a daily basis when they try to cross the numerous checkpoints. The most notorious checkpoint is called Calandia. The film manages to capture the generosity and respect among the Palestinians and the Israelis which obviously does not mirror the relationship of the politicians on both sides.
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Faat Kine

Senegal 2001
Format: 35 mm
Length: 120 mins.
Director: Ousmane Sembene
In original with German subtitles

This is a harsh but humorous critique of the patriarchal African society. The film tells the story of a woman who has been left by the father of her children and has to fight hard for the survival of her business. This is the second part of the Everyday Heros Trilogy.
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Führer X

Germany 2002-11-12
Format: 35 mm
Length: 109 mins.
Director: Winfried Bonengel

Führer X is a film based on a real life story of Ingo Hasselbach, a youth who grows up in the former East Germany in the late Eighties. After a failed escape attempt into the West, Heiko (the fictional Hasselbach) ends up in prison where he is introduced to the Fascist philosophy. After his release he becomes one of the most important and feared Neo-Nazi figures in the former DDR.
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Kids from the Ghetto

Germany 2001/2002
Format: 16 mm
Length: 90 mins.
Director: Christian Wagner

Ghettokids portrays the life of poverty and violence among a group of foreign youths in Germany. After the protagonist's brother is sentenced to prison, Christos develops a close relationship to a new teacher in the hope that she can help to get his brother out of jail.
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Divine Intervention

Palestine 2001
Format: 35 mm
Length: 92 mins.
Director: Elia Suleiman

The only way for the man from Jerusalem to meet his lover, who comes from Ramallah is to sneak through the various checkpoints to the outskirts of the city which she is not allowed to enter. Elia Suleiman has managed to make a wonderful comedy in a situation which seems to be hostile to humour.
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Happy Times

Original Title: Xingfu shiguang
China 2000
Format: 35 mm
Length: 96 mins.
Director: Zhang Yimou
In Mandarin with German subtitles

A poor, retired factory worker Zhao has been looking to marry for years and will do anything to find a wife. He goes to great lengths to convince a greedy potential candidate that he is a rich man so that she will consent to marry him. A comedy of deception.
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Hejar - The Repression

The first screening of the film
Turkey 2001
Format: 35 mm
Length: 120 mins
Director: Handan Ipekci

An exploration of Turkish-Kurdish relations. The film is about a little, Kurdish girl whose family is murdered by the Turkish police. She then comes to live with an old Turkish man who does not allow her to speak her own language, although she does not speak Turkish. With time however his attitude towards the Kurds begins to change.
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Hukkle - The Village

Hungary 2002
Format: 35 mm
Length: 75 mins.
Director: György Palfi
In Hungarian with English subtitles

A very observant film depicting every miniscule detail of a village life.

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I'm going to be rich and successful
Ich werde reich und glücklich

Germany 2002-11-12
Format: 16:9, Beta SP
Length: 90 mins.
Director: Doris Metz

An amusing film about Jürgen Höller who is a personal motivator. His videos, tapes and seminars are supposed to reveal the key to success in life.
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I, Taraneh, am fifteen

Iran: 2002
Format: 35mm
Length: 110 mins.
Director: Rassul Sadr-Ameli
Farsi with English subtitles

With her father in prison and dying grandmother, a brave, young, Iranian girl fights to keep her unborn baby, in a world of hostile strangers with no one to help her.
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Japon

Mexico/Spain 2002
Format: 35mm
Length: 112-143 mins.
Director: Carlos Reygadas
In Spanish with German subtitles

Japon, a very frustrated man decides to leave the big city to end his life in a far away canyon. On the way he meets an old woman who through her warmth, kindness and sexuality restores his faith in humanity.
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Jochen from Philadelphia

Germany 2001
Format: 35 mm
Length: 119 mins.
Director: Barbara Junge, Winfried Junge

The history of the children from Golzow is the longest running documentary in film history. The hero of this film is Jochen, the camera follows him through the schooldays when his mother used to call him "her little wally" to adulthood where he proves to be a strong minded young man.
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Kühe vom Nebel geschwängert
Cows impregnated by mist

Germany 2002
Format: 16:9, Beta SP
Length: 86 mins.
Director: Rosa von Praunheim

An owner of a castle invites a group of socially disadvantaged people to undergo therapy at her home. However, when she unexpectedly has to leave her mansion for a few days, all hell breaks loose.
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L.I.E. - Long Island Expressway

USA 2001
Original version
Format: 35 mm
Length: 97 mins.
Director: Michael Cuesta

L.I.E., a highly acclaimed debut film from Michael Cuesta deals with the relationship between a neglected, young boy and a much older ex-marine. This is a subtle film which shies away from crass generalisations and does not pronounce any judgements. In this story of a lost childhood nothing is as black and white as it first appears.
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The Magdalene Sisters

GB/Irland 2002
Original version
Format: 35 mm
Length: 119 mins.
Director: Peter Mullan

This very controversial film won the Scottish director Peter Mullen a Golden Lion at Cannes among the loud protests from the Catholic Church, which incidentally wanted the film to be banned. The Magdalene Sisters provides us with insight into the convent life of forced labour, repression and abuse in the name of God.
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Open Hearts

Denmark 2002
Format: 35 mm
Length: 113 mins.
Director:Susan Bier
In Danish with German subtitles

A Dogma 95 film about life which cannot be planned and about promises which cannot be kept. A film about love, pain, change and doubt. You think you have your life under control when suddenly an accident changes everything.
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Parallele Welten
Parallel Worlds

Czech Republic 2001
Format: 35 mm
Length: 98 mins.
Director: Petr Vaclav
In Czech with English subtitles

Their relationship nears an end although both of the protagonists, Krytof, an architect, and Tereza are still quite close to each other. While Krytof is having an affair, his much younger girlfriend, Tereza, is afraid that the woman Krytof sees in her is not the woman she really is.
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Out of Edeka

Germany 2002
Format: 35 mm
Length: 90 mins.
Director: Konstatin Feigle

Konstantin has spent the his whole life, nearly twenty years, among old bananas, stock cubes and cans of beans in his parents's shop - Edeka. When his parents are forced to close the business, he makes his last journey through the shop and reminisces about his childhood.
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Pfui Rosa
Bad Girl Rosa

Germany 2002
Format: 16:9, Beta SP
Length: 70 mins.
Director: Rosa von Praunheim

Rosa von Praunheim, now a professor, is one of Germany's first activists for Gay and Lesbian Rights. She has been working with the media industry for over 35 years and is a very provocative and colourful personality. She has decided to make the film herself in which she fights prejudice with humour.
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Private Investigation

France/Germany 2002
Format: Beta Sp
Length: 85 mins.
Director: Ula Tabari
In original with German subtitles

In her debut film Private Investigation, Ula Tabari, deals with the problem of Palestinians living in Israel. She interviews people from all walks of life about Naqba, the day of Palestinian Independence.
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Radhost

Czech Republic 2002
Format: 35 mm
Length: 92 mins.
Director: Bohdan Slama, Pavel Göbl, Tomas Doruska

The journey to Mount Radhost is accompanied by stories and myths from this Godforsaken country. The film poignantly states that what we long for is often not as far away as we think.
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Rana's Wedding

Palestine 2002
Format: 35 mm
Length: 90 mins.
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Original with English subtitles

A young girl is given an ultimatum by her father. Either she agrees to marry someone her father approves of within the next ten hours or she will have to move to Egypt to study. She sets out on a journey through the Israeli checkpoints to find her lover Khali.
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Requiem - A Homage to Reni Mertens and Walter Marti

Switzerland 1992
Format: 35 mm
Length: 81 mins.
Director: Reni Mertens & Walter Marti

This silent film is a journey through Europe's cemeteries where more than 120 million soldiers were buried in the last 100 years. The music which accompanies film was written by Leon Francoli. Requiem is a momento for all those who fell in combat.
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Sein und Haben
To Be and To Have

Format: 35 mm
Length: 104 mins.
Director: Nicolas Philibert
French with German subtitles

In some places in France you can still find little village schools where children of all ages are taught in one class by one teacher. The film teeters between isolation and desire to embrace the world of this little classroom somewhere in the heart of Auvergne.
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Some Screts

Czech Republic and Slowkia 2002
Format: 35 mm
Length: 100 mins.
Director: Alice Nellis

A small family sets out on a car journey to Slovakia to scatter the ashes of their dead father over the Slovak border. At first the oppressive landscape brings out ennui and dejection in the family but this slowly dissipates as the family comes closer together.
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Tan de repente

Argentina 2002
Format: 35 mm
Length: 90 mins.
Spanish with German subtitles

In this black and white road movie three very different women, brought together by coincidence, leave the big city. Their journey takes them to the heart of the countryside where they meet ancient women who feed chickens, chain smoke and drink schnapps. The film explores the unpredictable nature of human relationships.
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Verrückt nach Paris
Crazy about Paris

Format: 35 mm
Length: 90 mins.
Director: Pago Bahlke und Elke Besuden

A comedy. Three hanicapped patients escape from the mundane day to day life in a home in Bremen and travel to Paris. Their social worker, Enno, is on their trail but once he gets to Paris he realises that there is more to life than Bremen and his job.
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