The 2017 Film Line-Up

Walls / Muros (2015) Never have there been so many fences, ditches, barbed wire barricades, and walls separating different parts of the globe. From the divides separating South Africa and Zimbabwe, the United States and Mexico, andSpain and Morocco, this film chronicles the stories of those who live on both sides of very different walls.


Café Waldluft (2016) Berchtesgarden, a traditional tourist location at the foot of the Salzburg Alps in Germany renowned for its magnificent landscape, is also notorious as the site of Hitler’s summer residence. Now, in this idyllic scenario with an infamous past, the owner of Café Waldluft, a storied hotel in the region, has transformed his lodge into a shelter for Middle Eastern and African refugees.


Oriented (2015) follows the lives of three gay Palestinian friends in Tel Aviv who are forced to confront their national and sexual identity when one of them falls in love with an Israeli Zionist.


Do Not Resist (2016) offers an unprecedented portrait of the militarization of local police across the United states since 9/11, from the fallout from Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri, to glimpses of futures as yet unknown.


Ovarian Psycos (2016) Single mom Xela, artist Andi, and newcomer Evie are members of Ovarian Psycos, an unapologetic bicycle crew of young Latina misfits from Eastside Los Angeles seeking sisterhood and protection from the violence of their community.


Fire at Sea (2016) Situated some 200km off Italy’s southern coast, Lampedusa has hit world headlines in recent years as the first port of call for hundreds of thousands of African and Middle Eastern migrants hoping to make a new life in Europe. Rosi spent months living on the Mediterranean island, capturing its history, culture and the current everyday reality of its 6,000-strong local population as hundreds of migrants land on its shores on a weekly basis.