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Winners 2014

Most Valuable Movie of the Year:


12_Years_a_Slave_film_poster.jpg12 Years a Slave

Director: Steve McQueen

Year: 2013

Country: USA/UK

Length: 134 min

TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE is based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

Watch the trailer:

http://www.foxsearchlight.com/post/3764/12-years-a-slave-official-hd-trailer/

Buy the movie:

http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/481186/12-Years-a-Slave

http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/12-Years-a-Slave/70284282

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ICSVLPA/ref=atv_feed_catalog

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/12-years-a-slave/id740366955?ign-mpt=uo%D2

 

 

Most Valuable Documentary of the Year:

 

alias_ruby_blade_poster.jpegAlias Ruby Blade

Director:Alex Meillier

Year: 2012

Country: USA

Length: 78 min

Kirsty Sword, a young Australian activist, aspired to be a documentary filmmaker, but instead became a underground operative for the Timorese resistance in Jakarta code named 'Ruby Blade'. Her task: to become a conduit of information and instruction for the enigmatic leader of the resistance, Kay Rala "Xanana" Gusmão, while he was serving life in prison for his revolutionary activities. Through correspondence, they fell in love. Alias Ruby Blade captures their incredible love story from this beginning to the ultimate triumph of freedom in East Timor, demonstrating the astonishing power of ordinary individuals to change the course of history.

Watch the trailer:

http://www.aliasrubyblade.com/

Buy the movie:

http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Alias-Ruby-Blade-A-Story-of-Love-and-Revolution/70274332?trkid=222336

 

 

children.jpgChildren on the Frontline

Director: Anthony Wonke and Marcel Mettelsiefen

Year: 2014

Country: UK

Length:

The children of Syria are often the forgotten victims in the ongoing civil war. More than 11,000 children have been killed and over a million are now refugees. Syria's largest city, Aleppo, has become engulfed by fighting between pro- and anti-regime groups and over 2000 children have been killed there. Schools have shut, food is in serious shortage and there is the constant threat of shelling, sniper fire and kidnap. This Dispatches documentary tells the story of five young children whose lives have been changed forever by the war in Syria: young sisters Helen, Farah and Sara and their brother Mohammed, whose father is a rebel commander in Aleppo; and Aboude, a singer and poster boy for the Syrian uprising.

 

 

dirtywars.jpgDirty Wars

Director: Rick Rowley

Year: 2013

Country: USA/Afghanistan/Iraq/Kenya/Somalia/Yemen

Length: 87 min

Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill into the hidden world of America's covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond. Dirty Wars is a gripping journey into one of the most important and underreported stories of our time. What begins as a report on a deadly U.S. night raid in a remote corner of Afghanistan quickly turns into a global investigation of the secretive and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC, he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress.

Watch the trailer:

http://dirtywars.org/trailer

Buy the movie:

http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Dirty-Wars/70267831

http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Wars-Jeremy-Scahill/dp/B00FKNSPWW/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1396950969&sr=1-1&keywords=dirty+wars

https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/dirty-wars/id659803046

 

 

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Everyday Rebellion

Director: Arman T. Riahi and Arash T. Riahi

Year: 2013

Country: Switzerland/Germany/Austria

Length: 118 min

Everyday Rebellion is a story about the richness of peaceful protest, acted out everyday by passionate people from Spain, Iran, Syria, Ukraine, USA, UK and Serbia. It is a tribute to the creativity of the nonviolent resistance. The project studies the consequences of a modern and rapidly changing society where new forms of protest to challenge the power of dictatorships and sometimes also global corporations are invented everyday. Everyday Rebellion wants to give voice to all those who decide not to use violence to try changing a violent system.

Watch the trailer:

http://vimeo.com/59188605

 

 

 

copy_of_43d3243861.jpgGround Zero: Syria

Director: Robert King

Year: 2012

Country: Syria

Length: 60 min

Ground Zero: Syria is a compiled photojournalist and videographer Robert King's footage into a series of raw, largely unedited vignettes that present a snapshot of the ancient city as it crumbles and burns while its citizens are killed indiscriminately. During his time in Syria throughout much of 2012, videographer Robert KIng followed Aleppo's Al-Tawhid Brigade as he dodged bullets and rocket fire to learn more about the largest brigade of the Free Syrian Army.

Watch the trailer:

http://www.google.de/imgres?imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn.tdfimg.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2012%2F12%2Fground-zero-syria.jpg&imgrefurl=http%3A%2F%2Ftopdocumentaryfilms.com%2Fground-zero-syria%2F&h=270&w=205&tbnid=tMgTYT2JQuXZxM%3A&zoom=1&docid=bqLAPq0QgmuA5M&ei=kjVNU8CzB4rPsga_loDIAQ&tbm=isch&iact=rc&uact=3&dur=1079&page=1&start=0&ndsp=28&ved=0CFsQrQMwAQ

 

 

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Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Director: Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin

Year: 2013

Country: Russia/UK

Length: 88 min

A high-profile arrest made Russia's all-girl punk band Pussy Riot famous, but this documentary spotlights the women behind the colorful ski masks. For the first time, the group's three members discuss Vladimir Putin, their cause and life behind bars.

 

 

Watch the trailer:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2481238/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Buy the movie:

http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Pussy-Riot-A-Punk-Prayer/70268213?trkid=222336

 

 

copy3_of_MV5BMTQwNzI3NDMyN15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMTI5NTk0MTE._V1_SY317_CR50214317_.jpgRecycling Medea

Director: Asteris Kutulas

Year: 2013

Country: Germany/Greece

Length: 75 min

Not just a music film. Not just a ballet film. Not just a political film essay. Here, an antique Greek tragedy serves as an astute metaphor for Greece’s and Europe’s current tragedy. Medea kills her own children. Society has turned against its offspring and thus ending their future. The balletic retelling of a mother murdering her two kids, choreographed by Renato Zanella, is based on Euripides’ play and features music by Mikis Theodorakis. Script, sound and dance join forces in a powerful film that reflects the desperation of a society that spent all of yesterday turning its children into today’s lost generation.

Watch the trailer:

http://recycling-medea.com/en/trailer-en

 

 

diefamilieplakat.jpgThe Family

Director: Stefan Weinert

Year: 2013

Country: Germany

Length: 91 min

"A two-year suspended sentence for firing the fatal shot. Imagine that.“ A compelling introduction in today’s Berlin to protagonist Irmgard B. mother of a son shot dead in 1986. The harrowing effect of the film unfolds as witness evidence is corroborated on various different levels. The statements of those affected often present a stark contrast to the parallel entries in the Stasi files, formulated in a cold, bureaucratic German that is even more unbearable than usual in this context.

Watch the trailer:

http://www.thefamily-film.de/trailer-en.php

 

 

kill_team.jpgThe Kill Team

Director: Dan Krauss

Year: 2013

Country: USA

Length:79 min

THE KILL TEAM goes behind closed doors to tell the riveting story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who attempted with the help of his father to alert the military to heinous war crimes his platoon was committing. When his father's pleas for help went unheeded, Adam was left to face his scornful platoon members, who threatened to silence him - permanently. Forced to choose between his conscience and his own survival, Adam finds himself drawn into a moral abyss, forced to make a split-second decision that would change his life forever.

Watch the trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9uMa8ztGGk


 

MV5BNjc5MDkyODM3NF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzAxNjgwMTE._V1_SX214_.jpgThe Missing Picture

Director: Rithy Panh

Year: 2013

Country: Cambodia/France

Length: 92 min

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

"For many years, I have been looking for the missing picture: a photograph taken between 1975 and 1979 by the Khmer Rouge when they ruled over  Cambodia...[...] What I give you today is neither the picture nor the search for a unique image, but the picture of a quest: the quest that cinema allows."

 

Watch the trailer:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2852470/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Buy the movie:

          http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/The-Missing-Picture/70285668?trkid=222336

          http://www.amazon.com/Missing-Picture-Randal-Douc/dp/B00I7NI068/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1396953442&sr=1-1&keywords=the+missing+picture

           

           

          MV5BMTgzMTM5OTIzMF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMTIwMjMzOQ._V1_SY317_CR10214317_.jpgThe Square

          Director: Jehane Noujaim

          Year: 2013

          Country: Egypt/USA

          Length: 108 min

          The Egyptian Revolution has been an ongoing rollercoaster over the past two and a half years. Through the news, we only get a glimpse of the bloodiest battle, an election, or a million man march. At the beginning of July 2013, we witnessed the second president deposed within the space of three years. The Square is an immersive experience, transporting the viewer deeply into the intense emotional drama and personal stories behind the news. It is the inspirational story of young people claiming their rights, struggling through multiple forces, in the fight to create a society of conscience.

          Watch the trailer:

          http://thesquarefilm.com/

           

           

          The International Green Film Award

           

          MV5BMTc5ODI4MDI0M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTYwNzkzMTE._V1_SX214_.jpgBig Men

          Director: Rachel Boynton

          Year: 2013

          Country: UK/Denmark/USA

          Length: 99 min

          The film’s central story follows a small group of American explorers at Dallas-based oil company Kosmos Energy. Between 2007 and 2011, with unprecedented, independent access, Big Men’s two-person crew filmed inside the oil company as Kosmos and its partners discovered and developed the first commercial oil field in Ghana’s history. Simultaneously the crew filmed in the swamps of Nigeria’s Niger Delta, following the exploits of a militant gang to reveal another side of the economy of oil: people trying to profit in any way possible, because they’ve given up on waiting for the money to trickle down.

          Watch the trailer:

          http://bigmenthemovie.com/

           

           

          The Award for Justice

           

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          Director: Joe Piscatella

          Year: 2013

          Country: USA/Syria

          Length: 74 min

          From her childhood bedroom in the Chicago suburbs, an American teenage girl uses social media to run the revolution in Syria. Armed with Facebook, Twitter, Skype and cameraphones, she helps her social network in Damascus and Homs braves snipers and shelling in the streets and the world the human rights atrocities of one of the most brutal dictators. But as the revolution rages on, everyone in the network must decide what is the most effective way to fight a dictator: social media or AK-47s.

          Watch the trailer:

          http://www.chicagogirlfilm.com/#!trailer/c1aol

           

           

          The Nominees 2014

          Most valuable Movie of the Year

           

          copy_of_maxresdefault.jpgAn Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker

          Director: Danis Tanovic

          Year: 2013

          Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina/France/Slovenia/Italy

          Length: 75 min

          Nazif, an iron picker, finds his parther Senada laid up in pain one day. The following day, he borrows a car to drive her to the nearest clinic, where she  is diagnosed with a miscarriage and is still carrying her dead five-month old fetus. As the condition is critical, Senada needs immediate treatment at a faraway city hospital. Because she does not have a state-provided health insurance card, the hospital demands 980 Bosnian marks (500 euros), a fortune for a modest iron picker. Despite Nazifs begging, Senada is denied the crucial surgery and forced to return home to their Roma community in central Bosnia and Herzegovina. For the next 10 days, Nazif tries everything to save Senadas life desperately searching for more scrap metal, seeking help from state institutions. For the next 10 days, Nazif and Senada will be fully exposed to the callousness of contemporary society.

          Watch the trailer:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtFrHUktgP8

           


          MV5BMTYwMTA4MzgyNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjEyMjE0MDE._V1_SX214_.jpgDallas Buyers Club

          Director:  Jean-Marc Vallée

          Year: 2013

          Country: USA

          Length: 117 min

          The story is about electrician Ron Woodroof from Texas, who is diagnosed with AIDS in 1985 and begins an exhausting fight against the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies. He is constantly in search for alternative treatments that helped established a way in which fellow HIV-positive people could join for access to his supplies.

           

          Watch the trailer:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ety5kOjlXoU

          Buy the movie:

          http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!overview/507821/Dallas-Buyers-Club

          http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Dallas-Buyers-Club/70275751

          http://www.amazon.com/Dallas-Buyers-Club-Matthew-McConaughey/dp/B00I8H6MGS/ref=sr_1_1_ha?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1396954571&sr=1-1&keywords=Dallas+Buyers+Club

          https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/dallas-buyers-club/id735401313?ign-mpt=uo%3D2

           

           

          For_Those_Who_Can_Tell_No_Tales_Cartel.jpgFor Those Who can Tell no Tales

          Director: Jasmila Zbanic

          Year: 2013

          Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina

          Length: 82 min

          On a summer holiday through Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kym is the picture of an average tourist: visiting the sites promoted in her guidebook and keeping a video diary. Yet her stay at a hotel in Visegrad inexplicably gives way to anxiety and sleepless nights. Upon returning home, she finds out that the Vilina Vlas hotel was used as a rape camp during the war. Questions around the region's atrocities begin to haunt her, as does the question of why the guidebook or the town itself, made no mention of the event. The testimonies she later finds online compel her to return to Visegrad and investigate this hidden history for herself.

          Watch the trailer:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmTnWUeowPc

           

           

          MV5BMTg1NTQ1NDczNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNDQyMDU1OQ._V1_SX214_.jpgMandela: Long Walk to Freedom

          Director: Justin Chadwick

          Year: 2013

          Country: UK/South Africa

          Length: 141 min

          The movie is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country’s once segregated society. Idris Elba (PROMETHEUS) stars as Nelson Mandela with Justin Chadwick (THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL) directing.

           

          Watch the trailer:

          http://mandelafilm.com/#/videos

          Buy the movie:

          http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/489617/Mandela-Long-Walk-to-Freedom

          http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Mandela-Long-Walk-to-Freedom/70278999?trkid=222336

          http://www.amazon.com/Mandela-Long-Freedom-Idris-Elba/dp/B00IF5P8TA/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1396954869&sr=1-1&keywords=Mandela%3A+Long+Walk+to+Freedom

          https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/mandela-long-walk-to-freedom/id766946338?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

           

           

          MV5BMjA5ODgyNzcxMV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzkzOTYzMDE._V1_SX214_.jpgPhilomena

          Director: Stephen Frears

          Year: 2013

          Country: UK/USA/France

          Length: 98 min

          Philomena is the true story of one mother’s search for her lost son. Falling pregnant as a teenager in Ireland in 1952, Philomena was sent to the convent of Roscrea to be looked after as a “fallen woman”. When her baby was only a toddler, he was taken away by the nuns for adoption in America. Philomena spent the next fifty years searching for him in vain. Then she met Martin Sixsmith, a world-weary political journalist who happened to be intrigued by her story. Together they set off for America on a journey that would not only reveal the extraordinary story of Philomena’s son, but also create an unexpectedly close bond between them.

          Watch the trailer:

          http://philomenamovie.com/videos.html

          Buy the movie:

          http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/507108/Philomena

          http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Philomena/70293789

          http://www.amazon.com/Philomena-HD-Judi-Dench/dp/B00IGI3LMC/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1396955076&sr=1-1&keywords=Philomena

          https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/philomena/id766950089?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

           

           

          TheButler2013.jpgThe Butler

          Director: Lee Daniels

          Year: 2013

          Country: USA

          Length: 132 min

          The movie tells the story of a White House butler who served seven American presidents over three decades. The film traces the dramatic changes that swept American society during this time, from the civil rights movement to Vietnam and beyond, and how those changes affected this man’s life and family. Forest Whitaker stars as the butler with Robin Williams as Dwight Eisenhower, James Marsden as John F. Kennedy, Liev Schreiber as Lyndon B. Johnson, John Cusack as Richard Nixon, Alan Rickman as Ronald Reagan, and many more.

          Watch the trailer:

          http://www.weinsteinco.com/sites/leedanielsthebutler/

          Buy the movie:

          http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/494847/The-Butler

          http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Lee-Daniels-The-Butler/70266686

          http://www.amazon.com/Lee-Daniels-Butler-Forest-Whitaker/dp/B00H8C4HZ2/ref=sr_1_1_ha?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1396955259&sr=1-1&keywords=the+butler

          https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/lee-daniels-the-butler/id690198069?ign-mpt=uo%3D2

           

           

          MV5BMjI4MzMyNzM2Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDQ5MDgwMDE._V1_SX214_.jpgWadjda

          Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour

          Year: 2012

          Country: Saudi Arabia/Germany

          Length: 98 min

          WADJDA is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself.

          Watch the trailer:

          http://www.sonyclassics.com/wadjda/#/trailer

          Buy the movie:

          http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/508908/Wadjda

          http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Wadjda/70258293

          http://www.amazon.com/Wadjda-Reem-Abdullah/dp/B00I02ZH7G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1396962558&sr=1-1&keywords=wadjda

           

           

          copy_of_poster_walesa_man_of_hope.jpgWalesa: Man of Hope

          Director: Andrzej Wajda

          Year: 2013

          Country: Poland

          Length: 127 min

          The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

           

           

          Watch the trailer:

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FO0QJWMYmys

          Buy the movie:

          http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Walesa-Man-of-Hope/70293816?trkid=523029

          https://itunes.apple.com/ie/movie/walesa-man-of-hope/id759172357

           

           

          The International Green Film Award


          MV5BNTkyNTkwMzkxMl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzAwOTE2OQ._V1_SX214_.jpgBlackfish

          Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

          Year: 2013

          Country: USA

          Length: 83 min

          Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. Blackfish shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity. A mesmerizing psychological thriller with a killer whale at its centre, Blackfish is the first film since Grizzly Man to show how nature can get revenge on man when pushed to its limits.

           

          Watch the trailer:

          http://blackfishmovie.com/

          Buy the movie:

          http://www.vudu.com/movies/#!content/486049/Blackfish

          http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Blackfish/70267802?trkid=222336

          http://www.amazon.com/Blackfish-Kim-Ashdown/dp/B00G4I1CLS/ref=sr_1_1_ha?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1396962910&sr=1-1&keywords=blackfish

          https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/blackfish/id727472242?ign-mpt=uo%3D2

           

           

          copy2_of_images.jpegExpedition: Sumatra

          Director:  Philippe Cousteau Jr.

            Year: 2013

            Country: Indonesia

            Length: 30 min each part of thge series

            ‘Expedition: Sumatra’ follows CNN special correspondent and environmental adventurer Philippe Cousteau and his team on an unprecedented trek through the breathtaking Sumatran rainforest. ‘Expedition: Sumatra’ is a powerful and sometimes surprising series, which reveals why the carbon-absorbing rainforest of this tropical island is so important and why urgent measures must be taken to preserve it.

             

            Watch the trailer:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lh_pP-klxr0

             

             

            MV5BMTEyNzIwMzIyNDVeQTJeQWpwZ15BbWU4MDMwNDgzNzAx._V1_SX214_AL_.jpgThe Human Experiment

            Director: Don Hardy Jr. and Dana Nachman

            Year: 2013

            Country: USA

            Length:

            The Human Experiment lifts the veil on the shocking reality that thousands of untested chemicals are in our everyday products, our homes and inside of us. Simultaneously, the prevalence of many diseases continues to rise. From Oscar® winner Sean Penn and Emmy® winning journalists Dana Nachman and Don Hardy, The Human Experiment tells the personal stories of people who believe their lives have been affected by chemicals and takes viewers to the front lines as activists go head-to-head with the powerful and well-funded chemical industry. These activists bring to light a corrupt system that’s been hidden from consumers... until now.

            Watch the trailer:

            http://thehumanexperimentmovie.com/

             

             

            MV5BOTkyMjIzOTQ4MV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwOTkzMDM1MTE._V1_SX214_AL_.jpgTracks

            Director: John Curran

            Year: 2013

            Country: Australia

            Length: 112 min

            In the year 1977, the young Australian woman Robyn Davidson set out from Alice Springs to trek across 2,700 kilometers of harsh desert of Western Australia to reach the ocean. Accompanied only by her dog and four camels, Davidson´s sole purpose was to reach the ocean and find herself on a journey of self-discovery.

            Watch the trailer:

            Cinema for Peace Justice Award

             

            MV5BMTQ3NjYwMTkwNF5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMDkwMjY0MTE._V1_SX214_AL_.jpgAi Wei Wei: The Fake Case

            Director: Andreas Johnsen

            Year: 2013

            Country: Denmark/China/UK

            Length: 86 min

            After 81 days of solitary detention world famous Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is put under house arrest. He suffers from sleeping disorder and memory loss, 18 cameras are monitoring his studio and home, police agents follow his every move, and heavy restrictions from the Kafkaesque Chinese authorities weigh him down. Journalists, the art world and his family all want a piece of him and on top of that he is met with a gigantic lawsuit from the Chinese government, soon to be named 'The Fake Case'. Ai Weiwei is shaken, but during the year on probation he steadily finds new ways to provoke and challenge the mighty powers of the Chinese authorities in his fight for human rights.

            Watch the trailer:

            http://thefakecase.com/#prettyPhoto

             

             

            five_years_poster.jpgFive Years

            Director: Stefan Schaller

            Year: 2013

            Country: Germany/France

            Length: 95 min

            Based on true events, »Five Years« tells the gruesome story of Murat Kurnaz, a Turkish-German man who was arrested in Pakistan in 2001 and detained in the infamous Guantanamo Bay detention camp for over five years. Arrested on suspicion of terrorism, Kurnaz maintained his innocence throughout the 1725 days he spent in detention between 2001 and 2006. »Five Years« recounts the endless torture and interrogation Kurnaz endured during this period.

             

            Watch the trailer:

            http://vimeo.com/67045045

             

             

            copy_of_14607701_201306211114.jpgOutlawed in Pakistan

            Dircetor: Habiba Nosheen and Hilke Schellmann

            Year: 2013

            Country: Pakistan/USA

            Length: 40 min

            Outlawed in Pakistan tells the story of Kainat Soomro as she takes her rape case to Pakistan's deeply flawed court system in hopes of getting justice. The 13-year-old Kainat accuses four men of gang rape and shortly after is ordered to be killed by her village elders. Spanning over five years, the story is told through the perspective of Kainat and the four men accused of her rape.

             

            Watch the trailer:

            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSRnOT-3pOI

            Buy the movie:

            http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00D5XS7CM/ref=dv_dp_ep14