Program

APRIL 2021


PRIMAS

Laura Bari
Dokumentarfilm 2017, CA / AR
100 mins, OmeU

The cousins Rocío and Aldana are facing their personal histories, which are shaped by violence and sexual abuse, together. A process that enables the young women to express their feelings and experiences at the theatre and most of all within their relationship. Primas is a touching portrait of two adolescents who want to be part of a generation that talks about rape to take back control of their own life story.


OBSCURO BARROCO

Evangelia Kranioti
Doku-Fiktion 2018, FR / GR
100min, OmeU

The experimental Documentary is following Luana Muniz, icon of the queer subculture and also known as Queen of Lapa, around the vibrant city of Rio de Janeiro. Obscuro Barroco introduces its viewers to a world of colours, shapes and humans, where change and transition are being celebrated. The body loses the physical boundaries of the individual and transforms into collectivity, into an intimate, social and political entity: constantly moving and interacting.

OBSCURO BARROCO is presented in cooperation with ethnocineca - Internatioal Documentary Film Festival! From 6 - 13 May 2021, the Viennese documentary film festival ethnocineca celebrates its 15th anniversary edition! On eight festival days ethnocineca shows critical documentary cinema, put together within this year's festival focus: TURNING POINTS. In addition, film talks, panel discussions, lectures and a master class will shed light on documentary filmmaking from a variety of perspectives. The world in cinema: a condensed space for dealing with the issues of our time.



ERASED,__ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE

Ghassan Halwani
Essayfilm 2018, LB
73 min, OmeU

Layer by layer posters are being removed from walls. Posters of flats, pastries, concerts, loans, restaurants - and suddenly, the parts of a face: a section of a moustache, the trace of a shy smile. Someone sits down in front of it and begins to complete the face in a drawing.

Starting from a specific abduction, the essay film opens up an artistic space to address the disappearance of countless people in the Lebanese civil war. In a city that tries by all means to erase these traces.

ERASED,__ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE won this human world's International Competition in 2019



LIVING AND OTHER FICTIONS

Jo Sol
Spielfilm 2016, ES
81 min, OmeU

Pepe has been released from a psychiatric hospital. His need to fit into a senseless world becomes a desperate enterprise. Antonio, a tetraplegic writer, fights for the right to access his own body and for the sexuality of people with functional diversity. The friendship between Antonio and Pepe questions the way we see life and invites us to recognize ourselves as anomalies.

LIVING AND OTHER FICTIONS is presented in cooperation with Porn Film Festival Vienna! The Porn Film Festival Vienna offers a film and theory program that breaks the monotony of boring cheesy mainstream porn - to proudly present feminist, queer & LGBTQIA+ positions. Our vision is to create a safe space to collectively discuss and reflect on pornography, sexuality and sexual identity.



THE STATION

Leart Rama
Kurzfilm 2017, Kosovo
11 mins

Fierza Lake, high mountains on both of its sides and a small boat breaking the silence of this small part of the world. Some movements can be seen.
From a distance, boat gazes people descending from top of the mountains and patiently waiting the only transport connecting them with the rest of the world, almost unknown to them.

Filmmaker Leart Rama, created the trailer for this human world outlines last year and was Artist-in-Restident at Q21 in 2017. He presented the short documentary THE STATION in cooperation with DokuFest, International Documentary and Short Film Festival at this human world in 2017.



BURNING OUT
Jérome Le Maire
Dokumentarfilm 2016, BE

86 Min, OmeU


The doctors in the surgical department of one of the biggest hospitals in Paris are burnt-out and still have to save lives. For two years, the Belgian filmmaker accompanied the team into the overcrowded operating rooms: affected by shortages of staff, pressure and impossible working hours. While the management wants to become more profitable, the employees are fighting for their own health.



MARCH 2021


WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE WORLD'S ON FIRE?

Roberto Minervini
Documentary 2018, IT / US / FR
123 min, OmeU

In the summer of 2017, Alton Sterling is murdered by police, another racist killing perpetrated by law enforcement. Against this backdrop, Italian filmmaker Roberto Minervini follows his protagonists - residents of black neighborhoods in Louisiana and Mississippi - through their everyday lives. Weaving together several narrative strands, the film captivates its audience with powerfully eloquent characters, fearless female leadership of political movements, and teenage brotherhood in a hostile world. An intimate film portrait shot in black-and-white, moving between public and private spaces, and multiple generations; defined by the pursuit for justice and human dignity in the face of entrenched historical racism and ongoing violence.

In cooperation with Kaleidoskop - Film und Freiluft am Karlsplatz. Since 2019, CineCollective invites to the film festival under the starry sky in the middle of the city and deals with the coexistence in urban spaces.
www.kaleidoskop.film



AMAL

Mohamed Siam
Documentary 2017, EG / LB / DE / FR / NO / DK / QA
83 Min, OmeU

Amal is 15 years old when she takes part in the protests at Tahrir Square in Egypt, disguised as a boy. There she meets the filmmaker Mohamed Siam, who will accompany her for six years - in search of her own identity, sexuality and her place in a society that persists in patriarchal ideas. Today, 10 years after the beginning of the Arab Spring, AMAL (2017) becomes a document of a personal as well as social upheaval.



SILVANA

Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis
Documentary 2017, SE
95 Min, OmdU

SILVANA is the cinematic portrait of the rapper Silvana Imam. The film accompanies the ambitious woman in her uncompromising fight against racism, sexism and heteronormativity. Silvana has a lot to say and does not shy away from doing so, loudly and provocatively. Her success quickly establishes her as an artistic icon who learns to mediate between public and private life and realizes that authenticity is a key component in doing so.
The film is presented in cooperation with Brunnenpassage and femme dmc.



STARLESS DREAMS

Mehrdad Oskouei
Documentary 2016, IR
76 Min, OmeU

Insights into an otherwise closed community are provided by STARLESS DREAMS (2016). Mehrdad Oskouei waited seven years for the permission to film inside an Iranian "correctional institution" for underage women: Theft, drug trafficking, murder - the young women's offenses vary, but the causes are often the same: broken childhoods, family violence, abuse.
STARLESS DREAMS begins an empathetic and respectful portrait, whose later sequel SUNLESS SHADOWS, won the International Competition of this human world Outlines 2020.



WHO IS AFRAID OF IDEOLOGY (Part I & II)

Marwa Arsanios
Essayfilms 2017/2019, LB / Kurdistan / SY
57 Min, OmeU

WHO IS AFRAID OF IDEOLOGY? Part I & II by Marwa Arsanios revolve around questions at the intersections of ecology, feminism, social organization, nation-building, war, and economic sustainability. In both films, the artist explores structures of self-governance developed by the communes of the Kurdish autonomous women's movement. Her films reveal not only the lived paradoxes of its documented subjects, but also the contradictions of attempting to capture such complexities with the camera.



ON THE INSIDE OF A MILITARY DICTATORSHIP
Karen Stokkendal Poulsen
Documentary 2019, DK / FR
98 Min, OmeU

In Karen Stokkendal Poulsen's film key figures in Myanmar's political arena lead through recent parts of the country's story: How Myanmar's military stepped into the background after 50 years of dictatorship and Aung San Suu Kyi, who had been held under house arrest for 20 years, became the country's head of state. The result is a critical portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi's political career, which for decades has been under international observation and takes on new meaning in the light of current events.

With the online screening of ON THE INSIDE OF A MILITARY DICTATORSHIP (2019), the Hub aims to use its potential to respond to and provide impetus for discussion of current events.