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In 1961, Secretary General of the UN, Dag Hammarskjöld, died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia. He was en route to ceasefire negotiations between non-combatant UN forces and troops from the breakaway state of Katanga. Hammarskjöld was both popular and controversial, believing he could make peace in Africa by giving the continent back to the Africans. The circumstances of the plane crash were always unclear but now the UN are reopening the case on the suspicion of assassination. The question is, who wanted Hammarskjöld dead and can the truth be revealed today?
In Mogadishu hundreds of deserted Al-Shabaab warriors are drifting in a limbo; unable to return to their Western countries and are now in hiding from Al-Shabaab. The film follows a young British Somali trying to make it back home while his family - including his young wife and child - try to untangle a legal and moral quagmire.
PKN, a band of four men with developmental disabilities, is Europe's no. 1 punk rock act. The guys have spent years on the road, including a legendary performance at the Eurovision Song Contest. However, PKN's leader is turning 60 and wants to retire, which causes calamity within the band. Post-Punk Disorder follows the last years of this extraordinary group in a riotous challenge to all our assumptions around disability.
SEE THE KIDS is an ambitious advocacy project aiming to raise awareness about children exposed to domestic violence. The project has evolved from the award-winning documentaries - MY LIFE MY LESSON and SAY SOMETHING - two films adding perspective and depth to one and other, while forming the core of an extensive public discussion on the need of support and treatment, and legislative changes.
Can you build a home in a place called nowhere? Filmmaker Lieven Corthouts films with a group of teenage friends over more than four years in one of Kenya’s largest refugee camps, Kakuma. In The Invisible City he unveils their prospects for making a life, getting an education and finding meaningful work. Can camps like Kakuma really offer them a future? Or is it just a waiting room, where the only option is to plan your journey to Europe.
For the first time in history, in a groundbreaking international lawsuit, survivors of crimes of Spain’s 40-year dictatorship seek justice and attempt to prosecute perpetrators. In a poetic and layered exploration, THE SILENCE OF OTHERS follows the journey of building this lawsuit and explores a country still deeply divided after 38 years of democracy.
A painfully funny portrait that raises serious questions about the face of ultra nationalism in modern Europe.
Kulturhuset, Hörsalen - Floor 3