Doc Next at IDFA presents Local Heroes, Places and Changes: 3 half-hour screenings of young do-it-yourself documentary makers, revealing another image of Europe.
LOCAL HEROES (daily at 12.00, 15.00 and 18.00) Total length approx. 36 minutes.
Intriguing everyday life stories about colourful local personalities and inspiring characters.
1. Dear Brother Sakir (Turkey) by Ozge Yesilcimen, Bora Balbey, Bade Selcuk and Caner Kececi. About Sakir Turker, the beloved and fatherly owner of Sakir’s Place, a cafe which has turned into one of Çanakkale’s symbols in Turkey. (05’47)
2. Mo & Jo fighting for the troops (UK) by Jim Birkett, Mike Howard Mo and Jo, the lovely older English couple send personal letters and parcels to UK soldiers who are involved in long-term foreign military missions their support. (07’32)
3. It ’s a Hard Knock Life (UK) by Gavin Vout. Young filmmaker Gavin Vout talks about the difficulties he faces as a young gay man. (02’44)
4. I’m looking for someone (Poland) by Janusz Kojro. Every month 3000 people try to track down a passed stranger on Polish internet portals. (03’23)
5. Ece’esque (Turkey) by Bahar Demirkan, Okyar Igli, Hayati Kose, Morteza Moghaddam. The women from Çanakkale who had inspired Ece Ayhan’s poems give multiple meanings to the city. (06’36)
6. Launderette (UK) by Alex Nevill. Short reflective documentary revolving around the late night inhabitants of a launderette. (09’16)
PLACES (daily 13.00, 16.00 and 19.00) Total length approx. 35 minutes.
Close ups on places that are special, meaningful or otherwise good to know!
1. View from my window, 1968-1979 chronicles (Poland) Katarzyna Nalewajka, UlaKlimek, Milosz Hermanowicz, Kamil Radziszewski and Jakub Piatek. A photo remix of 40 pictures taken by the late Polish photographer Mariusz Hermanowicz from an apartment building on People’s Army Street 23. (01’50)
2. Chiatura, my pride (Georgia) by Stephanie Endter, Maxim Kuzmenko, Lisa Muller, Ulrike Penk, Kajetan Tadrowski. About the workers of the extraordinary transport system of Chiatura and how it relates to the city’s character. (12’57)
3. Wires (UK) by Jacob Dwyer. A man is trying to collect his memory on a rooftop via a wire full of photographs: did the photographs prompt his memory or become his memory? (07’35)
4. Ebb and Tide (Turkey, Czech Republic) by Akile Nazli Kaya. A personal story challenging existing imagery of Turks in Europe. (10’38)
CHANGE (daily 14.00 and 17.00) Total length approx. 25 minutes.
Crisis or revolution in Europe? This is how we see it: from protests in Greece and Spain to the role of the media.
1. Draw me a crisis (Greece/Albania) by Alketa Ramaj.
What crisis looks like according to Greek people. (02’35)
2. Tron – 15M version (Spain) by Felipe G. Gil. A political video remixing footage of the recent Spanish revolution the digital era and the film ‘Tron’. (05’46)
3. Guilty Until Proven Innocent (UK) by Mahmoud Ali, Samar Ibrahim, Danyal Laskar, Abdirahman Ahmed, Masooma Hussein, Bilan Yussof, Mazida Khan and Osman Yaqub. While listening to Hashi Omar’s story first-hand, viewers are challenged to consider their responses to media headlines. (03’52)
4. Political brands, empty words (Spain) by Rocío Trejo Zamorano. Political video remix of brands and words, related to politics. (01’24)
5. Media Deception (UK) by Zarah Kanwal, Fatima Patel, Tayyaba Malik, Rumana All, Nasaybah Hussain and Khadeejah Bepari. A short film revealing how young muslims in Great Britain perceive the role of the media. (02’50)
6. Epidermis (Spain) by Alfonso Alcalá Olmo. Dedicated to all people that are the happy owners of a beauty that is multiple, alternative or fragmented. (02’16)
7. Narrated by Athens (Greece) by Firuze Karaoglu. A short film addressing the current critical situation in Athens. (02’01)