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Come & Take it - 25 min - director: PJ Raval, Ellen Spiro When the state of Texas permitted the carrying of firearms on university campuses, student Jessica Jin and her colleagues decided to protest with dildos in hand. In 2015, the governor of Texas signed a controversial law permitting the carrying of firearms on university campuses. In response, Jessica Jin and other students created an original protest campaign entitled "Cocks not Glocks", calling for the visible carrying of rubber penises. In doing so they pointed to the absurdity of the Texas law: while carrying guns in the campus is legal, the depiction of a penis is a misdemeanour. Do erotic aids pose a greater threat to students than a loaded weapon? The film explores how opposing parties can engage in dialogue in a democratic society where everyone claims freedom of expression. Swatted - 21 min - director: Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis Bored computer game players in the USA have a new form of entertainment. A strange game between online players and the police overflows into the real world. During the game, streamed live over the internet, one player is chosen and the others falsely report him to the police. Then they wait… Within a short time, the unsuspecting victim’s house is infiltrated by an armed SWAT team. All of this is broadcast live. The number of such cases is on the rise and officials are powerless. This vivid short film skillfully combines real shots from the streamed games in which the police were involved, 911 calls and the testimony of victims of this modern entertainment, all interspersed with fascinating animation of the gaming “landscape”. Dancing With Le Pen - 22 min - director: Nora Mandray What has led French voters to support a far-right party? This film tracks the rise of the National Front led by the Le Pen family through the eyes of its voters. Controversial politician Jean-Marie Le Pen established the National Front in 1972 as a nationalist party, which has always united various groups of radicals, xenophobes, and racists. The party did not become mainstream until it was taken over by his daughter, Marine Le Pen, in 2011. During the last presidential election, Le Pen received over 30% of the votes. This film tracks the course of the election through the eyes of 3 of the party’s supporters, whose testimony is supplemented by archive materials summarizing the party’s development. Show more

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Home Games

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Talented Ukrainian soccer player Alina divides her time between the playing field and caring for her siblings. This intimate portrait presents a strong young woman whose worst adversaries are not on the soccer field but in her personal life. From 7, Alina has grown up mainly on the streets, where soccer became her escape from reality. Her mother alternates time in prison with days of freedom; her stepfather is an alcoholic, jobless for 9 years. Alina is raising two younger siblings solo: she picks them up from school after her training, cooks for them, and reads them bedtime stories. She has decided to devote the time she would otherwise spend on the field to holding the family together. After her mother dies, her stepfather’s drinking worsens. Knowing the children could be taken away from her, Alina starts to sell her belongings, including her cleats, to pay the rent. Nevertheless, she continues to dream about her soccer career. Show more

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On Her Shoulders

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Everyone knew about Nadia Murad, a Yazidi who received the Nobel Prize for her battle against sexual violence during wartime. Only a few realized how difficult it is for her to reopen old wounds. With every speech, interview and meeting with the media, Nadia Murad returns to 2014, when Islamic State was committing genocide against the Yazidi in northern Iraq and used her as a sex slave, recalling the atrocities and the murder of her loved ones. She is a strong woman battling for Yazidi rights, who is slowly being forgotten. The filmmaker was with Nadia when she was leaving the UN building and television studios. She has filmed the story of a sensitive woman who has sacrificed herself for the greater good. Nadia once wanted to open a beauty salon in her village. Now she wants to see ISIS face the International Criminal Court and to win rights for war victims. Show more

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Ubiquity

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Hypersensitivity to electricity, the internet and microwave radiation. A problem hard to grasp for doctors but one affecting more people every day. All of us are surrounded daily by countless invisible waves used to transmit incredibly large volumes of information. Most of us don’t think twice about this but for some, that knowledge has turned into a phobia and causes physical reactions. These people are convinced that they must protect themselves from various types of radiation, which, in today’s world, means isolation from just about everything civilization offers. The difficulties they experience are then real regardless of their actual condition. The film provides them with unbiased space to confide and share their experiences and convictions. Show more

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Yield

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For 5 years the filmmakers tracked 9 children in a remote Philippine village and recorded a harsh testimony about extreme poverty. Health issues, poor harvests and unpredictable weather all present life or death situations. These children, born into poverty in the Philippines, pay a high price for it, working in the mines and fields, or looking for gold. They lack schooling and proper medical care. There is no time for childhood. Life in the village revolves around hard work. Yield is all that matters. Planting and harvesting of eggplants is the highlight of the season, forming the framework for otherwise dreary days. From an unemotional distance, the filmmakers capture anonymous faces and places, wordlessly transporting the audience into the vicious circle of poverty and despair. They succeeded in capturing harsh proof that the Philippines are no tropical paradise, or at least not for everyone. Show more

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