FILMKLUB 2010 at ELEKTRO GÖNNER
RIVERS OF SAND
Robert Gardner | Ethiopia 1974 | 85 Min. | OmeU
Documentary Film between Art and Science.
M.C. Cooper und E.B. Schoedsack | USA, Iran 1925 | 71 Min.
The Real Classic.
BIG SHORTS: SHORTDOC NIGHT
30.06.2010 – GRÖßEN DER ETHNOCINECA 2010
Chris Christodoulou | Japan 2008 | 24 Min. | OmeU
‘The Gaijin’ tells the story of a westerner’s experience in a foreign country. It follows Luke Jonathan Driscoll – an American who has been residing in Japan for nearly 3 years and who makes a living predominantly from English speaking related jobs. The film attempts to contextualize the recent surge of western style weddings in Japan against a backdrop of understanding how westerners negotiate their identity. It also attempts to show how both Japanese and Foreigners use each other as foils to exoticise and remake themselves – thus showing the processes by which people ‘other’ themselves.
Roswitha Eshuis | Netherlands, Austria 2008 | 40 Min. | OmeU
Blessing is a young Nigerian mother who lives illegally in Holland. Her children are underfed and ill, and therefore placed in a foster home. There they discover that Blessing’s son Daniel has a serious developmental disorder. As a condition for receiving the necessary care and treatment, he needs to be covered by health insurance. Being illegal Blessing cannot apply for a health insurance. Therefore, the children need to stay in the foster home. The mother is desperately looking for a way to regain the custody over her own children. But some sacrifices she is not willing to make.