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  • Solidarity Human Rights Film Festival

    December 2022 1-10 Festival Winners 2022 Click Here for the Full List Main Themes International Films Israeli Films

  • Festival Winners 2022 | Solidarity 2022 Eng

    Festival Winners 2022 International Feature Competition International Feature Films Competition Jury: Pini Schatz (Chair), Andrea Kuhn International Feature Competition: 1st Place Klondike Maryna Er Gorbach; Ukraine, Turkey 2022, 100 min Jury Statement: This poetic and imaginative film conveys the surreal atmosphere of the war in eastern Ukraine in 2014. A great script, spectacular cinematography and fine acting are not only excellent elements of this work, but are integrated precisely and correctly into a fierce film about the war, which presents the feminist view of wars in general. At the end of the film, amidst all the destruction and death, hesitation turns into resistance and life finds its way into the world. Information International Feature Competition: Special Mention Paris in Harlem Christina Kallas; United States, 2022, 111 min Jury Statement: This is a brave film about racism, feminism and Cancel culture with a great jazz soundtrack; it combines cinematic originality with multiple parallel stories brilliantly performed by actors and musicians. Information International Documentary Competition International Documentary Films Competition Jury: Sivan Arbel (Chair), Sinai Abt, Zohar Wagner International Documentary Competition: 1st Place Lyra Alison Millar; Great Britain, 2022, 91 min Jury Statement: The winner of Best International Documentary Film award is the film that succeeds in weaving the story of the young activist journalist Lyra McKee, who was killed in the riots in Northern Ireland in 2019. She is a captivating cinematic heroine, but more than that, a real-life heroine. The film is superbly edited. By incorporating materials shot, reported and recorded by Lyra, it manages to give the viewers a feeling that she is still alive. The film gives hope to the free press and strengthens the hands of anyone who wants to change the world, as Lyra tells in the film: "Some mothers saying all they can hear in their sleep is 'Mommy, Mommy'; all she'd ever hear is 'Why?! Why?!'" At a time when journalists are persecuted all over the world, "Lyra" calls upon us to persist and to act. Information International Documentary Competition: Special Mention The New Greatness Case Anna Shishova; Finland, Norway, Croatia, 2022, 92 min Jury Statement: A Special Mention is awarded to the creator of the film "The New Greatness Case", Anna Shishova, who risked her life in the very act of making the film in which she fiercely and fearlessly criticizes the regime in Russia. At the center of the film is a young woman who fights for her freedom; the film itself is not only about activism but is a brave action in itself. Information International Documentary Competition: Special Mention Sansón and Me Rodrigo Reyes; Mexico, United States, 2022, 83 min Jury Statement: How can you make a film about a protagonist who is not allowed to be filmed at all? A Special Mention is awarded to "Sansón and Me", and to its director Rodrigo Reyes, because even though the face of the protagonist who was sentenced to life in prison for murder is not visible on the screen, he manages to tell the story of a Mexican immigrant in an original way by using an unusual cinematic solution. Information Israeli Short Films Competition Israeli Short Films Competition Jury: Ari Davidovich (Chair), Rana Abu Fraiha, Artyom Dubitski, Adi Mishnayot Israeli Short Films Competition: 1st Place Umm al-Hiran Ruqayah Abu al-Qian & Ayshah Abu al-Qian; Israel, 2022, 11:30 min Jury Statement: This is a sensitive and powerful documentation, which deals, among other things, with memory and its erasure. The filmmaker commemorates her home and the process of its destruction, the longing for home while it is being trampled. In the act of documenting, the ilmaker presents the story of the Bedouin society, together with her private and personal history, of her home, of her children. In a rare and unique way, the film manages to combine images of pain and destruction, with a poetic language that is full of beauty and even inspires hope. Information Israeli Short Films Competition: Special Mention Nabut Ido Chen & Ilan Bar; Israel, 2022, 29 min Jury Statement: This is an original and fascinating story about a post-traumatic young man, who chose to withdraw from the terror of the oppressive society, but was forced to return and face its laws. The filmmaker, who also plays the lead role, leads a poignant, moving and well-made drama that explores social issues through the emotional and immersive world of characters on the fringes of society. Information Israeli Short Films Competition: Special Mention Teeth Alma Ganihar; Israel, 2022, 18 min Jury Statement: A winding journey between the realistic and the fantastic - full of creativity, humor and a wink - towards the discovery of a dark secret in the life of the protagonist. With an impressive performance by the actress who plays the main character, and the original points of view of the filmmaker, the film illustrates the ability of cinema to touch even the deepest wounds of the soul. Information Israeli Student Films Competition Israeli Student Films Competition Jury: Ari Davidovich (Chair), Rana Abu Fraiha, Artyom Dubitski, Adi Mishnayot Israeli Student Films Competition: 1st Place Silent One Naama Shmueli; Israel, 2022, 15:30 min Jury Statement: This original and powerful film captures the mental story of a woman who was the victim of an act of rape and discovers that the young man who raped her is in the same space where she is going to spend the weekend. The filmmaker demonstrates an admirable mastery of the means of cinematic expression that shapes the shaken inner world of the protagonist, and manages to use it to raise poignant questions about the female gaze and the male gaze, as well as about the cinematic gaze and social cost, in a drama that does not need to spare many words. Information Israeli Student Films Competition: Special Mention Sentence (Mishpat) Or Getz; Israel, 2022, 19 min Jury Statement: With courage and sensitivity, the film brings the phenomenon of stuttering to the screen and to the discourse, from an unexpected point of view - the point of view of the mother, who is portrayed in an exemplary and moving manner by the actress Rotem Abuhab. Through the mother's journey with her daughter who stutters, the film touches on complex issues such as social diversity, mother-son relationships, and even intergenerational trauma. The filmmaker observes growing up in the shadow of abnormalities and trauma from a surprising point of view, and succeeds in formulating a surprising and moving statement, while impressively controlling the means of cinematic expression. Information Israeli Student Films Competition: Special Mention Arak, Cigarettes and Demons Eliav kikus; Israel, 2021, 6:40 min Jury Statement: This animated documentary brings to the screen an original and powerful story about the intergenerational transmission of PTSD. With direct and heartfelt sincerity, the creator weaves together the monologue of the father and the monologue of the son into an impossible dialogue about unspoken pain. The impressive and fast-paced visual language creates a claustrophobic feeling that highlights on the background of the recorded evidence the protagonist's experience of being torn apart and the difficulty of dealing with reality in the shadow of the unrelenting memories of war. Information

  • Events | Solidarity Film Festival 2022

    Events We are pleased to invite you to the Opening Night of the 10th Solidarity Human Rights Film Festival and the premiere screening in Israel of a documentary by Anna Shishova: The New Greatness Case, in the presence of the film director Anna Shishova. Opening Night: The New Greatness Case Thur. 1.12.22 | 20:00 | Cinematheque 3 The screening will be followed by a conversation between Prof. Dan Geva and the filmmaker, Anna Shishova, followed by a panel discussion organized in collaboration with 'The Association for Civil Rights in Israel' The New Greatness Case Sat. 3.12.22 | 19:15 | Cinematheque 2 a Tribute to Udi Aloni Opening Night: Amal Murkus & Firas Zreik Live. Opening remarks: Mohammad Bakri. Amal Murkus & Firas Zreik Live Sat. 3.12.22 | 20:30 | Cinematheque 3 Screening and Conversation with ׳Standing Together' Movement The Wind Blows The Border Mon. 5.12.22 | 17:45 | Cinematheque 2 Screening and Meeting with David Broza Screening and Meeting with David Broza: East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem Wed. 7.12.22 | 20:30 | Cinematheque 2 Screening and Conversation about Music and Women Rights Band Sat. 10.12.22 | 17:00 | Cinematheque 4 Screening and Coversation with 'Mazon' Group The Ants and the Grasshopper Fri. 2.12.22 | 12:00 | Cinematheque 2 Screening and Conversation with Anat Maor and 'Lilach' Association Last Flight Home Sat. 3.12.22 | 11:00 | Cinematheque 2 Screening and Conversation with Ex-PM's Dov Khenin and Sondos Saleh Delikado Sun. 4.12.22 | 17:45 | Cinematheque 1 Screening and Conversation with 'Mekomit' Magazine Lyra Tue. 6.12.22 | 17:45 | Cinematheque 1 Screening of 'Klondike' and The Festival's Award Ceremony Klondike + Award Ceremony Thur. 8.12.22 | 19:30 | Cinematheque 1 Opening remarks: Andrea Pontiroli, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Israel Erasmus in Gaza Sat. 10.12.22 | 18:00 | Cinematheque 1 World Premiere in the presence of the filmmakers Sand Flakes Fri. 2.12.22 | 14:00 | Cinematheque 1 Screening and Conversation with the Film's Participants and The Parents Circle – Families Forum The Narrow Bridge Sat. 3.12.22 | 16:30 | Cinematheque 4 Screening and Conversation with Udi Aloni and Slavoj Žižek WHY IS WE AMERICANS? Sun. 4.12.22 | 19:30 | Cinematheque 2 Screening and Conversation with Udi Aloni and Tamer Nafar who would also Perform ART/Violence Tue. 6.12.22 | 20:00 | Cinematheque 2 with The Association of Civil Rights in Israel, Emil Grunzweig Award A Safe Place Fri. 9.12.22 | 12:00 | Cinematheque 4 In this special event held in commemoration of film director and scholar Judd Ne'eman, we offer an opportunity to watch rarely screened four Israeli shorts about the occupation of the West Bank and participate in a discussion organized in collaboration with the Israeli Filmmakers Forum Against the Occupation. a Tribute to Judd Neeeman Sat 10.12.22 | 20:00 | Cinematheque 3 Amal's Photo Credit: Ilan Besor Firas's Photo Credit: Angie Assal Photo Credit: Nachum Mochiach

  • International Films | Solidarity 2022 Eng

    חזרה לדף הקודם International Films Features Competition Documentaries Competition All International Films The Ants and the Grasshopper Anita Chitaya, a social activist from Malawi East Africa, is fighting to achieve gender equality in her country and to find solutions to the harms of the climate crisis. Information Tickets Forest for the Trees In the heart of Canada's dense forests, a group of tree planters take an honest look at their lives and work, against the backdrop of the intensifying climate crisis. Information Tickets Band The band at the center of this docu-fiction film is a young female group in search of elusive success. The members of the band do not go on concert tours in large stadiums, and are forced to perform in front of a limited audience in a small club. Information Tickets This Is National Wake "National Wake" was a wild and boundless punk rock band that came up precisely in the heart of the fascist apartheid regime of the 1970’s in South Africa. Information Tickets The New Greatness Case Anna is a 17-year-old girl who loves animals and likes to talk about ecology and politics. One day she enters an internet chat with other young people her age. They begin to meet and talk about life in their country, but in today's Russia such conversations are no simple matter. Information Tickets The Killing Of A Journalist Following the brutal murder of a young investigative journalist and his fiancée in their home, the largest protest in Slovakia since the fall of communism upsurges, eventually leading to the overthrow of the government. Information Tickets Semret Semret is an Eritrean immigrant who lives and works in Switzerland. She works around the clock at the hospital to fulfill her dream of becoming a midwife, raising her daughter Joe alone. For Semret, the hard work is a necessary price to ensure a better life for Joe, a life that is not contingent upon the heavy price that Semret paid in her past. Information Tickets Salute One moment at the height of the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City was engraved in the history of the Olympic Games. Two of the winners of the 200-meter race decided to raise their fists on the podium, in salute and tribute to black power. Information Tickets Paris in Harlem In 1926, New York City banned dancing in restaurants and bars, as part of an attempt to regulate and restrict black life. Information Tickets Europe Zohara, an immigrant from Algeria who lives in a small town in France, travels to work every day on a bus line called "Europe". Information Tickets Melting Dreams Three Afghan girls dream of becoming professional skiers and representing their country in the Olympic Games. They are convinced that in Europe they will be able to train and fulfill their dreams, but even after they arrive on the continent, they face prejudices and deep cultural gaps. Information Tickets Last Flight Home After a long life and dealing with serious illness, Eli Timoner decides to end his life by medical means. Timoner is a husband, father and successful businessman, and his decision to end his life generates emotional and thought-provoking reactions from the people close to him. Information Tickets Convenience Store Deprived of ceremonious decorum, in a convenience store at the edge of Moscow, a modest wedding is held. The bride, an Uzbek migrant worker named Mukhabat, is pregnant, a pregnancy which will shake up her life and alter her destiny. Information Tickets Ithaka John Shipton is a 76-year-old retired builder, a polite and modest man who shies away from the limelight. However, Shipton is also father to Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks and the world's most famous political prisoner. Information Tickets Atomic Hope The climate crisis is getting out of hand, endangering the lives and safety of people around the world. In Europe, Asia and America, companies and governments are rushing to build wind turbines, solar panels, and hydropower facilities. Information Tickets No Place for You in Our Town A documentary that follows different moments in the lives of three hooligan football fans, who will do anything to support their team in the mining town of Pernik, located far from the center - on the outskirts of Bulgaria, at the outskirts of Europe. Information Tickets The Game of Their Lives The North Korean soccer team arrived at the 1966 World Cup held in England without any remaining hopes, as befits a tyrannical communist country without a soccer tradition and devoid of resources. Information Tickets Working Class Heroes Lydia works on the fringes of the real estate industry. Her role is to bribe and cheat as much as necessary so that the company she works for can continue to operate a dangerous construction site, on which one day a luxury residential project will be built. Information Tickets The Wind Blows The Border The border between Brazil and Paraguay stretches over 1,524 kilometers. When Luana Ruiz, a rich heiress of vast lands, covets the green lands on this border, she provokes a war against the native inhabitants. Information Tickets The Narrow Bridge Bushra, Rami, Meital and Bassam lost close family members – their children or parents – and joined the long list of victims of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Information Tickets Spanton vs The French Police In 2014, Canadian tourist Emily Spanton enters a bar in Paris. The events of that night have been covered and discussed in France repeatedly over the years that have passed since then: according to Spanton, she met a group of French policemen in a bar who brutally raped her, while the policemen for their part vehemently deny all accusations. Information Tickets Sansón and Me The film's director Rodrigo Reyes first meets the boy Sanso when he acts as an interpreter for him during his criminal trial in California. Sanso was sentenced to life in prison for his membership in a gang that committed a shocking murder, but the sentence and Sanso's personality continued to trouble Reyes, and he renewed contact with him. Information Tickets Our Bodies are Your Battlefields As in many other countries around the world, Argentina is also in the midst of a persistent struggle for transgender rights. Violeta and Claudia are two trans women who identify as transvestites, and fight for their rights and identity. Information Tickets Klondike Summer 2014 – the war in Ukraine has already begun. After Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula and invaded two districts in the east of the country, residents of one Ukrainian village near the border are subjected to incessant bombing. Information Tickets Delikado With its white beaches, beautiful turquoise waters and wild green forests, the island of Palawan is like heaven. But powerful and corrupt forces want to enslave the virgin island and loot its natural treasures. Risking their lives, three environmental activists decide to fight to save their home – the last remaining piece of nature in the Philippines. Information Tickets Lyra With deep roots in the working class of war-torn Belfast, Lyra McKee became a nationally renowned investigative journalist. She did not cease to expose the consequences of the conflict days in Northern Ireland and demanded a proper response to the crimes that were forgotten after the peace agreement. Information Tickets Kapernick and America American football player Colin Kaepernick had it all: a multi-million dollar contract with a top team, passionate fans and a promising sports career. Nevertheless, in his protest of police violence against blacks, Kaepernick chooses to kneel during the playing of the national anthem before the game. Information Tickets Eternal Spring In March 2002, a group of Falun Gong practitioners take over a state television station in China, infuriating the authoritarian and rigid regime. Information Tickets Erasmus in Gaza European students who are sent to student exchange programs usually expect to be in a smiling sunny city, get to know a foreign culture and travel in a peaceful and colorful country. Information Tickets

  • Atomic Hope

    International Films Atomic Hope Ireland, 2022, 82 min Director: Frankie Fenton Language & Subtitles: English. subtitles in Hebrew Producers: Frankie Fenton, Kathryn Kennedy Production: Festivals: Hot Docs, Galway Screenings: Fri. 9.12 | 21:30 | Cinematheque 1 Tickets Sat. 8.12 | 20:00 | Cinematheque 4 Tickets The climate crisis is getting out of hand, endangering the lives and safety of people around the world. In Europe, Asia and America, companies and governments are rushing to build wind turbines, solar panels, and hydropower facilities. But it is not certain that these solutions will suffice, and in the background, another solution is hovering – nuclear energy. Director Frankie Fenton's eye-opening documentary follows a small group of scientists and activists who are determined to prove that nuclear energy is humanity's last hope in the face of the climate crisis. Due to Cold War fears and the disasters in Chernobyl and Fukushima, they still encounter fierce opposition and are even removed from important climate conferences. The film examines the issue of using atomic energy in depth - between disaster and hope. ​

  • Solidarity Film Festival Timetable 8/12

    Screening Schedule 10.12 Sat 9.12 Fri 8.12 Thur 7.12 Wed 6.12 Tue 5.12 Mon 4.12 Sun 3.12 Sat 2.12 Fri 1.12 Thur Cinematheque 1 Cinematheque 2 Cinematheque 4 19:30 Awards Ceramony + Klondike Screening and Event Information Tickets 16:30 Docummunity | Screening and Conversation with the Filmmakers Israeli Films: Community Cinema Information Tickets 19:00 The Game of Their Lives | Screening and Conversation about Sport & Human Rights International Films Information Tickets 20:00 Atomic Hope International Films Information Tickets

  • Solidarity Film Festival Timetable 9/12

    Screening Schedule 10.12 Sat 9.12 Fri 8.12 Thur 7.12 Wed 6.12 Tue 5.12 Mon 4.12 Sun 3.12 Sat 2.12 Fri 1.12 Thur Cinematheque 1 Cinematheque 2 Cinematheque 4 12:00 Eternal Spring International Documentary Competition Information Tickets 14:30 Melting Dreams International Films Information Tickets 21:30 Atomic Hope International Films Information Tickets 12:00 No Place for You in Our Town | Screening and Conversation International Films Information Tickets 15:30 My Terrorist | Screening and Conversation a Tribute to Yulie Cohen's Trilogy Information Tickets 20:00 Semret International Feature Competition Information Tickets 12:00 A Safe Place | with The Association of Civil Rights in Israel, Emil Grunzweig Award Israeli Films Information Tickets 14:30 Forest for the Trees | Screening and Conversation with 'Good-Energy' International Films Information Tickets

  • Solidarity Film Festival Timetable 10/12

    Screening Schedule 10.12 Sat 9.12 Fri 8.12 Thur 7.12 Wed 6.12 Tue 5.12 Mon 4.12 Sun 3.12 Sat 2.12 Fri 1.12 Thur Cinematheque 1 Cinematheque 2 Cinematheque 4 11:30 Europe International Feature Competition Information Tickets 13:45 Sansón and Me International Documentary Competition Information Tickets 15:45 Last Flight Home International Documentary Competition Information Tickets 18:00 Erasmus in Gaza | Opening remarks: Andrea Pontiroli, Deputy Head of the European Union Delegation to Israel International Films Information Tickets 21:00 Our Bodies are Your Battlefields International Films Information Tickets 10:00 The Killing Of A Journalist International Films Information Tickets 12:15 Lyra International Documentary Competition Information Tickets 14:15 Ithaka International Films Information Tickets 16:30 Spanton vs The French Police International Films Information Tickets 18:15 Working Class Heroes International Feature Competition Information Tickets 20:15 a Tribut to Judd Neeman: Four Occupation Shorts | Event in Memory of Judd Neeman, with Filmmakers Against The Occupation Forum Screening and Event Information Tickets 11:30 Convenience Store | Screening and Conversation with 'Kav Laoved' Organization International Feature Competition Information Tickets 14:15 Paris in Harlem International Feature Competition Information Tickets 17:00 Band | Screening and Conversation about Music and Women Rights International Films Information Tickets 20:00 Expecting a Revolution | Screening and Event Israeli Films: Community Cinema Information Tickets

  • Solidarity Film Festival Timetable 6/12

    Screening Schedule 10.12 Sat 9.12 Fri 8.12 Thur 7.12 Wed 6.12 Tue 5.12 Mon 4.12 Sun 3.12 Sat 2.12 Fri 1.12 Thur Cinematheque 1 Cinematheque 2 Cinematheque 4 16:00 Semret International Feature Competition Information Tickets 18:00 Delikado International Documentary Competition Information Tickets 20:00 Lyra | Screening and Conversation with 'Mekomit' Magazine International Documentary Competition Information Tickets 18:00 Shorts Cluster 2 Short Films Competition Information Tickets 20:00 ART/Violence | Screening and Conversation with Udi Aloni, Rami Younes and Tamer Nafar who would also Perform Radical Grace: a Tribute to Udi Aloni Information Tickets 18:00 Shorts Cluster 1 Short Films Competition Information Tickets

  • Solidarity Film Festival Timetable 5/12

    Screening Schedule 10.12 Sat 9.12 Fri 8.12 Thur 7.12 Wed 6.12 Tue 5.12 Mon 4.12 Sun 3.12 Sat 2.12 Fri 1.12 Thur Cinematheque 1 Cinematheque 2 17:00 No Place for You in Our Town International Films Information Tickets 19:00 A Safe Place | Premiere Israeli Films Information Tickets 21:00 Klondike International Feature Competition Information Tickets 17:45 The Wind Blows The Border | Screening and Conversation with ׳Standing Together' Movement International Films Information Tickets 20:15 Kashmir: Journey to Freedom | After the Screening there will be a Zoom Conversation with Udi Aloni, Hillel Cohen and Altaf Khan, one of the film's protagonists Radical Grace: a Tribute to Udi Aloni Information Tickets

  • Solidarity Film Festival Timetable 3/12

    Screening Schedule 10.12 Sat 9.12 Fri 8.12 Thur 7.12 Wed 6.12 Tur 5.12 Mon 4.12 Sun 3.12 Sat 2.12 Fri 1.12 Thur Cinematheque 1 Cinematheque 2 Cinematheque 3 Cinematheque 4 11:00 TLV Cinematheque Children Screening: Monster Family 2 Screening and Event Information Tickets 15:15 The Wind Blows The Border International Films Information Tickets 17:00 My Land Zion | Screening and Conversation a Tribute to Yulie Cohen's Trilogy Information Tickets 11:00 Last Flight Home | Screening and Conversation with Anat Maor and 'Lilach' Association International Documentary Competition Information Tickets 13:30 This Is National Wake International Films Information Tickets 17:00 Even If You Shoot Me | The screening will be followed by a talk with creator and main subject Suzan Jaber Screening and Event with B'Tselem Information Tickets 19:15 The New Greatness Case | The screening will be followed by a conversation between Prof. Dan Geva and the filmmaker, Anna Shishova, followed by a panel discussion organized in collaboration with 'The Association for Civil Rights in Israel' International Documentary Competition Information Tickets 12:00 The Killing of a Journalist International Films Information Tickets 14:30 Convenience Store International Feature Competition Information Tickets 16:30 The Narrow Bridge International Films Information Tickets 18:45 Don't Touch My Holocaust Special Screening Information Tickets 20:30 Amal Murkus & Firas Zreik Live | Concert, Conversation and Screening of inserts from the feature 'Left' Radical Grace: a Tribute to Udi Aloni Information Tickets

  • Eternal Spring

    International Films Eternal Spring Canada, 2022, 86 min Director: Jason Loftus Language & Subtitles: Mandarin; subtitles in Hebrew and English Producers: Jason Loftus, Masha Loftus, Yvan Pinard, Kevin Koo Production: Festivals: FISCHER AUDIENCE AWARD, HELLENIC PARLIAMENT HUMAN VALUES AWARD (THESSALONIKI); GRAND JURY PRIZE AWARD SPECIAL MENTION, ACTIVIST AWARD NOMINEE, STUDENT’S CHOICE AWARD NOMINEE (MOVIES THAT MATTER), HOT DOCS AUDIENCE AWARD, ROGERS AUDIENCE AWARD FOR BEST CANADIAN DOCUMENTARY (HOT DOCS), AUDIENCE AWARD (DANCES WITH FILMS), BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (DEADCENTER), DOCUMENTARY JURY AWARD (LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL), DOCUMENTARY AUDIENCE AWARD (LIGHTHOUSE INTERNATIONAL), JURY AWARD BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (MAMMOTH LAKES), AUDIENCE AWARD BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE (MAMMOTH LAKES) Screenings: Fri. 2.12 | 12:00 | Cinematheque 4 Tickets Fri. 9.12 | 12:00 | Cinematheque 1 Tickets In March 2002, a group of Falun Gong practitioners take over a state television station in China, infuriating the authoritarian and rigid regime. In the following period, the Chinese government carries out a series of brutal police raids against Falun Gong practitioners. One of them, a comic book illustrator named Daxiong, had to flee to Canada. For him, the takeover of the TV station was an unnecessary provocation that ruined his life. Another accomplice also manages to escape from China. Meeting him challenges Daxiong's views and makes him reexamine the events that shaped his life. The film uses unique animation to depict a story of struggle against the ruling forces and the heavy human cost of fearless defiance. 9.12.22 | After the Screening we will screen a Recorded Conversation with the Director of the film

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