Many interesting documentaries on RIFF today
Monday 30. september we will screen many interesting documentaries. Among others The Seer and the Unseen, Gods of Molenbeek, Midnight Traveler, The Last tour, The Cold Case of Hammarskjöld and The Advocate.
Gods of Molenbeek. Molenbeek, one of the poorest districts of Brussels struggling with the reputation of a terrorist nest. At the same time, it is the place of residence of the two six-year-old boys. Aatos, having Chilean and Finnish roots, and Amine, who is Muslim, come from two different worlds, which does not prevent them from playing blithely together. This image is accompanied by an attempt to understand the current events in the district and answer the question about the existence of God.
The film will be screened 30.09 in Bíó Paradís at 15:15 and again on 06.10 in Bíó Paradís at 17:30.
Midnight Traveler. When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.
The film will be screened 30.09 in Bíó Paradís at 17:00. It will be screened again 03.10 in Bíó Paradís at 20:45.
The last Tour. We follow a group of travellers on a five day hiking trip in 2006 around landcape soon to be flooded by the Kárahnjúkar power plant. We also follow the construction of the power plant itself. A unique collection of scenes from landscape that used to be the largest untouched wilderness in Europe with magnificent scenery, fertile vegetation and diverse animal life. In The Nordic House and at Lækjartorg there will be a photographic exhibition connected to the theme of the film.
The film will be screened in the Nordic Houseon Monday 30.09 at 17:00.
The Advocate. Lea Tsemel defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants. As a Jewish-Israeli lawyer who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years, Tsemel, in her tireless quest for justice, pushes the praxis of a human rights defender to its limits.
The film will be screened in Bíó Paradís on Monday 30.09 at 23:00, it will then be screened again on 04.10.
The Seer and the Unseen is an unexpected environmental documentary that tells the story of Ragnhildur, an Icelandic grandmother and seer who speaks on behalf of nature under threat. Told from her perspective, her journey becomes an allegory for the human relationship to nature and development in the wake of the global financial collapse.
Screened on Monday 30th of September at 23:00 in Bíó Paradís. The film will be screened again the 5th of October in Bíó Paradís at 15:00 and after that screening the director, Sara Dosa, will take a Q&A.