12 films to watch at This Human World human rights film festival 2019 that will open your eyes

12 films to watch at This Human World human rights film festival 2019 that will open your eyes

November 26, 2019

12 films to watch at
This Human World
human rights film
festival 2019 that
will open your eyes

November 26, 2019

Vienna Würstelstand's says

Full of powerful cinematic tales of injustice and the unique struggles of people everywhere, the This Human World human rights film festival in 2019 should not be missed.

With so much good stuff, it was hard to narrow it down, but here are 12 documentaries we recommend you definitely try to see at the festival. They will completely change your perspective!

 

After your revolt, your vote

When: FRI, November 29, 6pm, OV with English subtitles
Where: Top Kino

Film described in a few words: a look at the changing government of the West African country, Burkina Faso, after the uprising in 2014. The film puts in focus the people of this rarely heard of country fighting for democracy, and their efforts to encourage men and women to participate in elections.

 

UNA PRIMAVERA

When: FRI, November 29, 8pm, OV with German subtitles
Where: Stadtkino

Film described in a few words: A film that honestly shows the aftermath of domestic violence experienced over the period of a 40 year marriage. The film narrows in on a woman who takes her steps into the unknown future, fighting patriarchal structures along the way, and questioning the meaning of family and society.

 

Another Life

When: FRI, November 29, 8:15pm, OV with English subtitles
Where: Schikaneder

Film described in a few words: a man is living the spiritual hermit life, surrounded by the beauty of nature in Ireland. He shares his home with dozens of other creatures, and tries to support, and live in harmony with, mother nature and its animals.

 

Neighbors

When: SUN, December 1, 7pm, OV with English subtitles
Where: Top Kino

Film described in a few words: A decision-maker is trying to forge changes for people struggling with mental illness. This is an observational documentary, with heart-warming storytelling.

 

That Which Does Not Kill

When: MON, December 2, 8:15pm, OV with English subtitles
Where: Schikaneder

Watch the trailer of That Whic Does Not Kill on Vimeo.

Film described in a few words: a movie that allows sexual assault victims to tell their story, and their difficulties, of the violent act that defined their lives.

 

BARACOA

When: TUE, December 3, 6pm
Where: Schikaneder

Film described in a few words: Cuba is changing; fast. This film reveals these seismic changes through the dreamlike friendship between Antúan, 13 and Leonel, 9, who are approaching their own crossroads. They create their own worlds amongst the empty pools and old car frames of the city.

 

#387

When: WED, December 4, 6pm, OV with English subtitles
Where: Schikaneder

Film described in a few words: a film that raises questions regarding the failure of the EU’s refugee policies. It reveals the tragic human stories that result from these policies as it tells the story of refugees dying on boats off of the Libyan coast.

 

Reconstructing Utøya

When: THU, December 6, 7pm, (OV with English subtitles)
Where: Top Kino

Film described in a few words: survivors of the massacre of Utøya reconstruct and re-enact their memories of the tragic event that played out on the Norwegian island. They tell their story a stage.

 

Amussu

When: FRI, December 6, 10:15pm, (OV with English subtitles)
Where: Schikaneder

Film described in a few words: Africa’s largest silver mine has been extracting water from various villages in Morocco. At some point, various villages in Morocco took matters into their own hands when shutting the mine’s water pipe down. They’re fighting for their survival, and for their fundamental human right to have access to water.

 

Zona

When: SAT, December 7, 10:15pm, (OV with English subtitles)
Where: Schikaneder

Film described in a few words: a film that portrays young people in Russia and the Ukraine living an outsider life after the dissolution of the Soviet Union. the characters of this powerful documentary question consumer culture and examine the contemporary world with a critical eye.

 

Waiting for the Carnival

When: SAT, December 7, 7pm, (OV with English subtitles)
Where: Top Kino

Film described in a few words: a closer look at the make-shift factories of the ‘Capital of Jeans’ in the region of Toritama in Brazil. The film looks at how the workers are toiling away for hours non-stop. Except during Carnival, that is. This is the only time they can break out of the endless hours of work, rest and celebrate, and transgress the reality of turbo-capitalism.

 

Queen Lear

When: TUE, December 10, 8:15pm, (OV with English subtitles)
Where: Schikaneder

Watch the trailer of Queen Lear on Vimeo.

Film described in a few words: women in a remote area in Turkey are bringing an adaptation of Shakespeare’s King Lear to the stage. This is a story that follows a bunch of women’s journey towards emancipation, and how they live their lives in their remote mountain villages.

 

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