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Their Algeria

After 62 years of living together, Lina’s grandparents, Aïcha and Mabrouk, have decided to separate. Together, they came from Algeria to Thiers, a small mediaeval town in the middle of France, over 60 years ago. Side by side, they have experienced this chaotic immigrant life. For Lina, their separation is an opportunity to question their long journey of exile and their silence.

"Lina Soualem’s touching documentary shows how the act of filming can awaken memories that have long laid dormant." - The Guardian

The Mushroom Speaks

The Mushroom Speaks unfolds the healing qualities of fungi and their ability to regenerate. This personal journey takes us on a walk alongside parasites, symbionts and decomposers offering ideas of both interconnectedness and collaboration. Driven by a vision of resistance, the encounters seek possibilities of renewal and question what connects us when the world seems to be falling apart.

"Ecological science fiction and natural philosophy in a beautiful and generous film about mushrooms and about what we can learn if we listen to nature." - CPH DOX

Where the World Ends

One hour drive from Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital, everyone has to pass a strict border control, when leaving the “Free West” towards Belarus, “the last dictatorship in Europe”. Crossing this border is a time consuming and almost absurd performance. However, there are people who are confronted with this border on a daily basis, where the border literally cuts through their backyard.

"just a few years ago these border villages were all part of the Soviet Union and that political changes have had a massive impact on the local population" - Business Doc Europe

Part of 'The Borderline' collection.

Reality Must Be Addressed

A chance acquaintance turns into a relationship that shimmers in all the colours of love. Between Marmite toasts, joints, selfies and music two young girls who meet on a roadtrip through Southafrica explore each other inside out. But what happens when the journey ends?

"there is something so disarmingly honest in how Seggelke opens up her feelings and vulnerabilities, and captures the intoxication of an intense teenage/young adult friendship" - The Guardian

Words of Negroes

On Guadeloupe, an archipelago in the Caribbean, the past speaks up. Sylvaine Dampierre has the workers of an old sugar refinery read passages from the transcripts of an 1842 court case, while the machines roar and groan in the background. The testimonies of the slaves from back then in the rusty halls of today give rise to a polyphony both explosive and poetic in nature.

"A stunningly shot poetic essay that has workers...building a bridge between past and present" - The Film Verdict

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