For Sama (Flyer)

For Sama

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film tells the story of Waad al-Kateab’s life through five years of the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as she falls in love, gets married and gives birth to Sama, all while cataclysmic conflict rises around her. More

Take Off (Flyer)

Take Off

Bruno MollGhana – 2013

Ghana is considered a model country in West Africa - democratic, open, ambitious. Ghana's government is proud and likes to refer to good governance: to the best rule of law in West Africa and above all to stable economic growth - despite the global financial crisis. The government is determined to achieve faster socio-economic development, especially by expanding the industrial sector. More

Ecuador (Flyer)

Ecuador

In a world of one-way traffic, where the northern countries are exporting their economic and political model worldwide, one country in Latin America has undertaken a profound reform of these models to invent a new type of governance, both pragmatic and humanistic. The country in question is Ecuador. Rafael Correa, an established economist, who came to politics as a man on a mission, was elected President in 2006. Since coming to power, he has transformed a country with archaic structures into a social, independent, ecological and participative democracy. More

Le sommeil d'or - Golden Slumbers (Flyer)

Le sommeil d'or - Golden Slumbers

Davy ChouCambodia – 2012

A nocturnal drive along a rural highway into a city at dawn that is somehow moving in the wrong direction. It is only after a while that you notice that the vehicles are travelling backwards, receding back into the dusk of reality. This mysterious metaphor forms the starting point for a journey into the unknown history of Cambodian film. Nearly 400 films were made in Phnom Penh between 1960 and 1975, only 30 of which survive today. The Khmer Rouge burnt them or allowed them to decay along with many of the country’s studios and cinemas. More

No Man's Zone Fukushima (Flyer)

No Man's Zone Fukushima

Toshi FujiwaraJapan – 2012

A man wanders through the 20-kilometre exclusion zone around the stricken nuclear reactors at Fukushima. The cherry trees are in bloom and the natural surroundings make an idyllic impression. Radiation is invisible, yet a gaping emptiness looms where the tsunami engulfed streets and houses. The man is wearing normal clothing, just like the people still toughing it out here, for the time being at least. He occa- sionally encounters white “ghosts” in protective clothing, performing strange tasks. More

Sheherazade (Flyer)

Sheherazade

Nacer KhemirTunisia – 2011

The collected work known as "One Thousand and One Nights" survived for centuries through generations of Arab storytellers, and is now recognized as an integral part of world literature. In this filmed performance, storyteller/filmmaker Nacer Khemir sits on chair in the middle of a dimly lit stage and deploys the magic of words to take us on a journey of the imagination. This simple set-up may not seem like much, but it offers the listener an extraordinarily colorful experience and brilliantly emphasizes the oral nature of the work. More

Robert Mugabe - What happened? (Flyer)
  • Robert Mugabe... what happened? DVD
    DVD Robert Mugabe... what happened?
    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
Nostalgia de la luz (Flyer)

Nostalgia de la luz

Patricio GuzmánChile – 2010

In his documentary essay film, Chilean Patricio Guzmán takes a double look at the past: On the one hand there are the astronomers who look up to the sky in the Atacama Desert and explore the origin of the universe, on the other there are the women who search in the desert sand around the observatories for the mortal remains of their loved ones who have become victims of the military dictatorship. A journey into the light. More

Au loin des villages (Flyer)

Au loin des villages

Olivier ZuchuatChad – 2009

En avril 2006, 13 000 personnes de l’ethnie Dajo se réfugient dans la plaine de Gouroukoun, à l’Est du Tchad. Tous sont des survivants de la guerre du Darfour. Ils y construisent un camp, s’y enferment et s’y inventent une survie. L'auteur s’est enfermé à son tour dans cette prison sans mur. Des images patientes racontent l’interminable temps de l’attente. Une vie au ralenti qui s’égrène, comme suspendue dans le dénuement. More

Trans-Cutucu - Zurück in den Urwald (Flyer)

Trans-Cutucu - Zurück in den Urwald

Lisa FaesslerEcuador – 2009

The mountain massif of Cutucú in the south of the Amazon region in Ecuador was a kind of defense against the environmental destruction for the native population but in the same time an obstacle. The people had no access to the modern world outside. The road through the Cutucú now allows mobility in order to exploit the fossil resurces but it grants the natives a way to reach the so called civilized world. The process happens in an unspectacular way. More

Sea Point Days (Flyer)

Sea Point Days

Alongside the southernmost urban centre in Africa, separating city from ocean, lies an unusual strip of land. The Sea Point Promenade - and the public swimming pools at its centre - forms a space unlike any other in Cape Town.  Right here, slightly away from the hustle and bustle of the business area, life is most paraded most unapologetically in all its forms… Over-made-up power-walkers speed past homeless persons kissing above the rocks and rent boys waiting for the next pick-up. More

Los herederos (Flyer)

Los herederos

At early age children begin to work in the Mexican countryside. The Inheritors is a portrait of theirs lives and their daily struggle for survival. These children work farming, sculpting and painting alebrijes, shepherding, making bricks, weaving cloth, looking after their little siblings, collecting water, harvesting tomato, chili, maize, and laboring in a myriad of other activities. They have inherited tools and techniques from their ancestors, but they have also inherited their day-by-day hardship. Generations pass and child workers remain captive in a cycle of inherited poverty. More

Thèbes à l'ombre de la tombe (Flyer)

Thèbes à l'ombre de la tombe

Jacques SironEgypt – 2008

A poetical and musical evocation Western Thebes spreads out on the left bank of the Nile, in Louxor, Upper Egypt. It is there where ancient Thebes along with its traditional life collides with the modern world: They cross and overlap. In the shadow of the pharaonic tombs, next to the famous "Valley of Kings" and the big grave temples swings the daily life of the villages in the mysterious rhythm of their beauty. The essential remains secret towards the many tourists that come from all over the world to see this place. More

Soul Power (Flyer)

Soul Power

Jeffrey Levy-Hinte has brought the disparate and unedited film of Zaire '74 together into one coherent form for the first time. The rainchild of South African musician Hugh Masekela and American record producer Stewart Levine, Zaire '74 was a three-day music festival that took place in Kinshasa in 1974. The event assembled America's biggest rhythm and blues talents – including James Brown and the Mighty JBs, Bill Withers, B.B. King, and the Spinners – along with top African acts such as Miriam Makeba and Afrisa. More

Die Tunisreise - Le voyage à Tunis (Flyer)

Die Tunisreise - Le voyage à Tunis

Bruno MollTunisia – 2007

A very special journey: In 1914 Paul Klee visited the South of Tunis. More than 90 years later, the filmmaker Nacer Khemir, a painter himself and admirer of Klee, makes the same journey, following the marks Klee has left and guiding the spectator into the tunisian culture in all its richness. We learn about Khemir's films as well as the fascination of Paul Klee and his work. More

Comrades In Dreams (Flyer)

Comrades In Dreams

Uli GaulkeNorth Korea – 2007

They live thousands of kilometres apart from one another and yet are chasing the same dream. In COMRADES IN DREAMS, we meet people whose lives revolve around cinema. One of them is Han Jong Sil, the North Korean with the unforgettable smile. She loves life – even one in which she is torn between propaganda, her own dreams and crop reports. She wants to improve the quality of other peoples’ existence by showing them films. Vulnerable, lonely and full of longing, she dazzles like a comet above a sea of uniformity. More

Congo River - Beyond Darkness (Flyer)

Congo River - Beyond Darkness

More than 4 000 km through the immense forest équatorial... Beyond the technical and human performance (seven months of turning under extreme conditions), it is with a diving in the heart of a bloodless but splendid country that the film delivers throughout course of this majestic river. More

Dignidad de los nadies, La (Flyer)

Dignidad de los nadies, La

This film is about the degraded socio-economic condition of Argentina leading to the December 2001 rebellions, and its consequent social chaos analyzed by focusing on real people from Buenos Aires poorest shantytowns, crumbling hospitals, and women middle class farmers fighting multi national banks that are shamelessly appropriating their farmlands. More

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    DVD The Dignity of the Nobodies
    CHF 15.00 / EUR 13.00
  • trigon-film edition: Argentina DVD
    DVD trigon-film edition: Argentina
    CHF 27.00 / EUR 24.00
Siberian Mammoth - O Mamute Siberiano (Flyer)

Siberian Mammoth - O Mamute Siberiano

Vicente FerrazBrazil – 2005

This film examines the creation and exhibition of the propaganda film I Am Cuba, a Soviet/Cuban collaboration. It follows Soviet filmmaker Mikhail Kalatosov as he travels to Cuba in the early 1960s to make his film, a vignette drama which failed in both countries and was ressurrected in the West in the 1990s when Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese endorsed Milestone Films' 1993 ancillary release. First-time Brazilian director Vicente Ferraz arrives in Havana to track Kalatosov's ambitious 14-month shoot. More

Les Artistes du théâtre brûlé (Flyer)

Les Artistes du théâtre brûlé

Rithy PanhCambodia – 2005

While much of Cambodia's cultural heritage was eradicated through the deaths of many artists during the Khmer Rouge era, the country's main theatrical structure, Preah Suramarit National Theatre remained standing throughout the Cambodian Civil War, even occasionally being used by the communist regime for official visits and propaganda pageants. Ironically, it was while the theatre was undergoing repairs in 1994 that it caught fire, was heavily damaged and has never been restored. More

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    CHF 19.00 / EUR 17.00
Salvador Allende (Flyer)

Salvador Allende

Patricio GuzmánChile – 2004

One from the heart, “Salvador Allende” is the Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán’s plaintive look back at the rise and violent fall of the world’s first democratically elected Marxist president. Mr. Guzmán, who went into exile after the Sept. 11, 1973, coup that led to Allende’s death, has returned to the country of his birth with a camera in hand and a storehouse of passionate memories. Alas, little of that passion informs the filmmaking in this documentary dirge, a memento mori about “the other Sept. More

Suite Habana (Flyer)

Suite Habana

Fernando PérezCuba – 2003

It might take two viewings to grasp fully what Fernando Pérez is doing in "Suite Habana," an elusive but intermittently beautiful tone poem on film. There is virtually no dialogue. There are no story lines that build to a climax, no documentary-style voice-overs. There are just snippets from a day in Havana, so disjointed and seemingly random that it takes a while to realize that Mr. Pérez is focusing on 10 specific individuals, tracking them through 24 hours in their painfully ordinary lives. More

Amandla! (Flyer)

Amandla!

«Amandla! A Revolution in Four Part Harmony» shows how music was used in the fight for freedom. In the South African liberation struggle against apartheid, it was not least the songs that united those who were being oppressed and gave those fighting a way to express their plight. The music also consoled the incarcerated people and created a form of communication inside the prisons. When the first victims of apartheid brutality died protesting against the pass laws in the 1960s, they were singing. More

Elsewhere - Vier Jahreszeiten (Flyer)

Elsewhere - Vier Jahreszeiten

short version of the movie ELSEWHERE More

Borges - Los libros y la noche (Flyer)

Borges - Los libros y la noche

To celebrate the centenary of Jorge Luis Borges' birth, Tristán Bauer has created a very stimulating film essay: Skilfully, respectfully and poetically, he mixes archive documents, conversations and photographs of the writer's life, which reflect Borges' political stance, his problems with the Perón regime and his international successes. Tristán Bauer does not limit himself to a historian's work, he subtly reconstructs the writer's world: infinite fountains of the strange library of Babel, numerous corridors, circles, mirrors, stairs and hexagons. More

Domésticas, o filme (Flyer)

Domésticas, o filme

Maids presents audiences with a glimpse of life in Latin America's most dynamic urban center, São Paulo. The poor women within their local spaces defy easy definition, but both films explore the limits and possibilities of their respective subjects. More

Nahja no mura - Nadjas village (Flyer)

Nahja no mura - Nadjas village

In the early morning of 26 april 1986 the nuclear power plant in Chernobyl exploded. Before this catastrophe, the land in this part of Belarus was fertile and under cultivation. Right after the explosion a strong wind blew the radioactivity through the whole area and transformed the ground into contaminated and dead land. Almost all of the three hundred families living there were forced to leave their homes. Only six of them were left behind. They refused to move to another part of the country and were from then on called "Samosyol" (egoists). More

La danse du singe et du poisson (Flyer)

La danse du singe et du poisson

The seven young Cambodian actresses who were chosen to play the main parts of The Rice People were all born during the Khmer Rouge genocide between 1975 and 1979 or under the subsequent occupation. When they are not on the set, they are all practicing the art of choreography between the walls of the former royal palace of Phnom Penh. More

Les hommes du port (Flyer)
  • Les hommes du port & Une ville à Chandigarh DVD
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    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
El sol del membrillo (Flyer)
  • El sur & El sol del membrillo DVD
    DVD El sur & El sol del membrillo
    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
Athina, epistrofi stin Akropoli - Athen (Flyer)

Athina, epistrofi stin Akropoli - Athen

Angelopoulos was born and grew up in Athens. The Athens that starts from the Acropolis and extends to the small Byzantine churches of the old quarter, the remains of the neo-classical homes, the quiet squares, the apartment buildings, the narrow streets, the vehicles, the pedestrians. It is not a city but the stage on which a drama is being played out, as, of course, is the rest of Greece in the films of Angelopoulos. More specifically, a tragedy made up of treasured memories, stories and personal experience. More

Hora de los hornos, La (Flyer)

Hora de los hornos, La

Notes and Testimonies on Neocolonialism, Violence and Liberation” is one of the symbols of cultural and political resistence in the 60-70s generation. The film is a reflection essay on the socio-political situation of Argentina between 1945 and 1968. It was filmed clandestinely in Cold War times in a Latin America rules by pro-American oligarchies and military dictatorships. The work is a four-hours-long trilogy divided in chapters and united by the themes of dependence and liberation. More

Une ville à Chandigarh - Le Corbusier (Flyer)

Une ville à Chandigarh - Le Corbusier

Alain TannerIndia – 1965

When, in 1947, a portion of Punjab province was assigned to the newly created Pakistani State, Albert Mayer began planning a new capital for the portion which remained in the possession of India. Le Corbusier had been responsible since the 1950s for general planning and, more particularly, for large-scale buildings typical of the governmental sector. A year after the death of Le Corbusier, Alain Tanner began shooting his film in a city still partially under construction, or even, in certain places, at the planning stage. More

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    CHF 21.00 / EUR 19.00
Enthusiasm: The Symphony of Donbass (Flyer)

Enthusiasm: The Symphony of Donbass

Dziga WertowRussia – 1930

Dziga Vertov's Enthusiasm (Symphony of the Donbass) is considered a masterpiece of early sound film and of Soviet avant-garde cinema. Dealing with the Five Year Plan of the late 1920s, it was praised by artists like Charlie Chaplin, was subsequently forgotten, and rediscovered by the avant-garde movement of the 1960s. More