Doc.Berlin 2020 (Documentary Film Festival): Pandemia, HK 2019, R: Yiannis Biliris, 4 min, OmeU; Displacement, PL 2019, R: Jacek Jędrzejczak, 7 min, OmeU; Porta Chiusa, IT 2020, R: Michele Gallone und Christian Marsiglia, 20 min, OmeU; Neighbors/Nachbarn, DE 2019, R: Pary El-Qalqili und Christiane Schmidt, 25 min, OmeU; The Scroll Of The Prophet Isaiah, CA 2019, R: Jake Kovnat, 3 min, OmeU; Good Girls Don't Get Beaten, BLR 2019, R: Halina Adamovich, 52 min, OmeU
Total length: 111 min
PANDEMIA (HONG KONG) BY YIANNIS BILIRIS
Messaging. Social media scrolling. Multitasking. Social Distancing. Filmed a year before the Covid-19 outbreak, this short is about our ability to create own distancing with our peers, even when we are free to choose where to go and what to do. Running time: 00:03:47.
DISPLACEMENT (POLAND) BY JACEK JĘDRZEJCZAK
This documentary is a recording of one of the autotherapy sessions conducted in Institute 116 in Warsaw. The topic is the displaced aggression , i.e. redirecting aggression from its initial and unavailable source towards a different , more accessible target. This intimate session was conducted and recorded by Jacek Jedrzejczak psychologist and artist. The participant was Irenka Kaczurowska. Running time: 00:06:37.
PORTA CHIUSA (ITALY) BY MICHELE GALLONE, CHRISTIAN MARSIGLIA
There is a cottage, isolated in the woods of the Tuscan hills. Inside, a controversial form of psychotherapy is practiced. As if under a spell, the young participants follow Elena's instructions, the guide. They fidget, confess, sometimes get lost. What is the border between truth and artifice?
NEIGHBORS (GERMANY) BY PARY EL-QALQILI, CHRISTIANE SCHMIDT
It is deep winter. We are standing in a forest, in the snow. In front of us is the refugee shelter that had been set on fire. Some boys are playing in the snow. Their laughter echoes through the forest.
THE SCROLL OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH (CANADA) BY JAKE KOVNAT
"I work after his voice and do exactly what he says to do... He put up what colors he want. I don't know about them. " - One day, in May of 2018 as I was driving through Niagara Falls, NY, I passed a home unlike anything I had ever seen before. I slammed on the brakes and reversed to take some pictures of this stunning and unusual work of art tucked away in an otherwise unremarkable neighborhood. As I finished, a man who was sitting across the street called me over to talk. His name was Isaiah and the conversation that began on that day culminated in this short film. Maybe our encounter was meant to be. In honor of Isaiah, I hope you enjoy it.
GOOD GIRLS DON'T GET BEATEN (BELARUS) BY HALINA ADAMOVICH
Excessive use of force in self-defense is among the most wide-spread reasons why women are put in prison. Over 140 countries of the world have laws against domestic violence. There’s no such law in the Republic of Belarus.