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March 13

Village of Swimming Cows

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What happens when three neo-hipsters from Berlin arrive at a farm in eastern Poland? This humorous documentary shows what transpires when poetic ideas come up against tough rural reality. A trio of 30-somethings from Berlin decide to exchange their morning yoga for grazing cows and chopping wood in a small village in eastern Poland. They rent a wooden cottage from a local farmer and begin to settle here. Over time, they find that for those who have been here for generations, living in harmony with nature means something other than reducing their use of plastic or not eating meat. Mutual interaction is made difficult by barriers of opinion and language, and efforts at communication often result in frank and funny debates about alternative lifestyles, spirituality, vegetarianism and the relationship between humans and nature. Show more

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Maid in Hell

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Slavery exists even in the 21st century. This investigative film presents the stories of several servants in the Near East and the practices of employment agencies. About 2.8 million girls and young women from Africa and Asia work in rich households in Lebanon, Jordan, and the UAE. Instead of a welcome, their passports are taken away; instead of a new home they live in almost work-camp-like conditions and receive paltry wages. Their employers abuse and sexually exploit them. Employment agencies quietly rake in commissions, completely overlooking that, on average, 2 household employees die in Lebanon each week and continue to recruit young women interested in a job. The film presents the issues from various perspectives, particularly powerful as it shows the specific faces of all parties involved – workers, job agents, employers, and activists. Show more

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Junha’s Planet

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Junha is a South Korean fourth grader whose problem behavior requires an understanding and helpful approach by his parents, teachers and schoolmates. More than anything, he wants to be the cleaning robot WALL-E from the eponymous animated story, but he must go to school just like his peers. Junha sometimes hits his classmates and spits on them. Although the kids are at first afraid and avoid him, they gradually find a way to get on with Junha. Instead of just ignoring his special means of expression they find a way to make friends with him. His teachers work with his parents and the kids to include Junha in all activities, even though finding the path into his special world is not easy. Show more

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Queen of Hearts

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This close-up portrait of Lizette Risgaard, the first woman to lead Danish trade unions, documents her difficult task as she tries to revive a failing organization’s original standing. In 2015, Lizette Risgaard was elected by a large majority to head the Danish Confederation of Trade Unions. This almost unknown office worker was soon one of the most powerful women in Denmark. A staunch trade unionist in both body and soul, she immediately initiated radical changes in order to return a significant role to an organization that had lost about 500,000 members in recent years. This meant not only reaching a compromise with right-wing politicians but also adopting unpopular, yet necessary, measures. Will she succeed in negotiating good conditions for a new 3-year collective agreement, renew faith in the community, and win the hearts of union workers? Show more

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The Time of Forests

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Director François-Xavier Drouet heads to the French forests. Their surface area is growing, but their diversity is declining. What are the paths to a viable forest? Loggers with monstrous machines reminiscent of Transformers see the forest only as a fruitful wood plantation where there is no place for living creatures. And against them are the conservationists, foresters or lumberjacks who see the forest as a living continuum and who seek to preserve it. The director provides an insight into the everyday routine of a diverse range of people connected with the forest for good and ill. He records and follows them in their natural environment to bring the audience closer to the broader aspects of forest management and the personal philosophy of those who are involved in it, whether as bearers of the trend of turning the forest into a "wood factory" or as supporters of cultivation approaches. Show more

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