9 must-see films at This Human World International Human Rights film festival 2016

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     / November 30, 2016
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            Find the full program for the festival, here.

            The festival will be running from the 1st-11th December, 2016.
            Vienna Würstelstand's  says:
            Powerful statements are made by the powerful films shown at Vienna’s This Human World International Human Rights Film Festival. We asked the organisers of the festival, Djamila Grandits and Julia Sternthal, what we shouldn’t miss at this year’s festival. Here are the 9 films they (and we) said are a must-see:

            Djamila’s picks:

            On Call – La Permance

            When: December 10, 7pm
            Where: Top Kino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060



            Why this film is a must-see?
            The director portrays a small treatment room of doctor, Jean Pierre Geerartz, which becomes an in-between space for people in asylum and residency limbo. The space sets an example of what is urgently needed in these times of humanitarian crisis when solidarity can not be taken for granted anymore.


             
            The Fits

            When: December 10, 8:45pm
            Where: Schikaneder, Margaretenstraße 22–24, 1040



            Why this film is a must-see?
            An incredibly physical and intense feature film debut, unique in its atmosphere and the impressive characters of the film.  


             
            (Black Girl) La Noire de...

            When: December 2, 4pm
            Where: Top Kino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060



            Why this film is a must-see?
            As his first feature length film, La Noire de ,… is a timeless documentary, important in the deconstruction of a colonial narrative of Senegalese history.



            Julia’s picks


            Eldorado XXI 

            When: December 2, 11pm
            Where: Schikaneder, Margaretenstraße 22–24, 1040



            Why this film is a must-see?
            This is set in a post-apocalyptic atmosphere with breathtaking pictures of the landscape of one of the highest settlements in the world. Salome Lamas’ film shows Peruvian gold mine workers in the midst of their daily grind, and their spiritual rituals. Lamas' formal rigor of a one-hour long single frame conveys the sheer monotony of these worker’s lives, and combines it with heartbreaking voiceovers, telling individual stories.


             
            Where to, Miss?

            When: December 10, 4pm
            Where: Schikaneder, Margaretenstraße 22–24, 1040



            Why this film is a must-see?
            A young woman's aim is to become the first female taxi driver in New Delhi. The film shows her fight for an independent life and the breaking free from the men that try to keep her from achieving her goal.



            Alisa in Warland

            When: December 5, 9pm
            Where: Top Kino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060



            Why this film is a must-see?
            Alisa is a young filmmaker living in Kiev. As she starts to film the protests in Maidan, slowly she gets more and more caught up in the conflict and decides to accompany fighting men with her camera to the front line of the fight. She then becomes the protagonist of her own film and films herself and her inner struggle with patriotism and filmmaking. 
             


            Vienna Würstelstand's picks

             
            Barakah meets Barakah

            When: December 6, 8:15pm
            Where: Filmcasino, Margaretenstraße 78, 1050



            Why this film is a must-see?
            As the long mystified world of countries like Saudi Arabia open up with films like these, the more we’re hungry for them. This is Saudi Arabia’s first romantic comedy.



            Borderland blues

            When: December 8, 9pm
            Where: Top Kino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060



            Why this film is a must-see?
            This documentary seems extra relevant considering the big border talk coming from the next president of the United States.
             


            Houses without doors

            When and where:
            December 1, 8pm (Gartenbaukino, Parkring 12, 1010)
            December 10, 6pm (Top Kino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060)



            Why this film is a must-see?
            An oppurtunity to see what it's like to see a civil war coming.

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             / November 30, 2016
                  • Tell us what films you'll be seeing at this year's This Human World - International Human Rights Film Festival on Facebook!

                    Find the full program for the festival, here.

                    The festival will be running from the 1st-11th December, 2016.