Doc.Berlin Day 2
Tuesday, 13 Dec 2022
This screening session features 5 films (approximately 110 minutes in total). All films are english spoken and/or english subtitled.
Tickets + free drink
Tickets are 4€ and include a free drink at the bar. Get your ticket for this screening now HERE, or simply get them at the Babylon ticket office on the evening itself. First come, first served.
DEAR DOCTOR, (UK) BY JASMINA SALEH
Synopsis: A visual poem about the pain and misdiagnosis of Endometriosis - utilising striking imagery and raw words to combine an effective and poignant piece. Running time: 00:03:45.
About the director: Jasmina is a multi-lingual Writer, Researcher, and Filmmaker. She works closely with clients including Amazon, Netflix, and other major studios to inform their content and marketing strategies. She is also the endometriosis sufferer this short is based on, battling this condition for nearly 10 years. She started her career at Universal Pictures in distribution before moving into entertainment market research. In addition, she has developed and produced short films, with "Dear Doctor," marking her directorial debut.
MATKA / POLKA [MOTHER / POLE] (POLAND) BY JOANNA SUCHOMSKA
Synopsis: A meditation on what it means to be a woman in today’s Polish society. As a collection of stories – all verbatim – from waiting rooms, gynaecology chairs, abortion clinics, and bedrooms, the documentary bears witness to everyday acts of patriarchy and systemic violence. Adopting a poetic visual language, MATKA / POLKA breaks the taboo around the experiences, emotions and identity of Polish women who have faced the country's strict reproductive policy and social prejudices to make decisions about their own life and body. Running time: 00:14:45.
Selections/awards: Hastings Women's FF, La Guarimba FF, Fem FF, Toronto International Women FF, Kosice IFF.
About the director: Joanna Suchomska is a Polish-born documentary filmmaker based in Brighton, UK. In her work, heavily influenced by her identity as an immigrant, she is especially devoted to the subjects of social controversy and taboo, women’s issues and human rights. She wants her films to evoke radical empathy, which she believes can lead to social change. Translating her love for documentaries into a career choice, she works in factual television as a Researcher.
THE SHELL (BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA) BY MARKO LONČAREVIĆ
Synopsis: After finding out that her mother is being abused and neglected by her caretakers, Milica travels from Sarajevo to the small village near Tuzla where she was born. There is a special bond between mother and daughter but also a lot of obstacles. Running time: 00:20:21.
KORRUPTA (BRAZIL) BY MARCOS BONISSON
Synopsis: Experimental film based on a short story from the book “Invisible Cities” by writer Italo Calvino, and also made from extensive Super 8 footage filmed by Edmond Conilh de Beyssac, a French professional aviator. In context, everything was filmed during the political military dictatorship in Brazil in the sixties. The work process of making “Korrupta” was transmuted into the idea of “Anarchive”, activated by experimentation with images, words and sounds related to a current Brazil that continues under the sign of adversity. Running time: 00:03:30.
About the director: Marcos Bonisson (°Rio de Janeiro) is an Artist and a PhD Student in Contemporary Arts Studies. He has participated in six editions of International Biennials. His experimental films have participated in more than 90 different international festivals and he has published four books of images and texts. His most recent solo exhibitions were at the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro in 2013 (MAM-RJ) at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP-Paris) in 2015 and at the Parque Lage Gallery in 2018 as an honored artist.
KORDON (ITALY) BY ALICE TOMASSINI
Synopsis: The documentary “Kordon” narrates the story of four ordinary women who, in the train station of a timeless tiny village at the Hungarian border with Ukraine, do something extraordinary to help and give hope to a population under siege. An exciting portrait of female resistance, courage and solidarity. Running time: 01:08:00.
About the director: Alice Tomassini is an independent documentary film director, mainly focused on social impact documentaries. Her documentaries have been broadcasted on major outlets (among which Sky, Discovery, RAI) and she has been recently appointed to the Forbes 30under30 European Media list for her work on social storytelling. "Kordon"is her first feature film.