They had a normal father-daughter relation. One day she told him she was setting off for a wedding party in Denmark. But that was a lie. A few months later she started her new life. As the wife of a jihadist living in Syria.
In his early twenties, Addai leaves his entire life behind and moves to Syria to help the victims of the civil war. At first, he is assigned kitchen duty together with Ilias. Addai writes to his mother: “Don’t worry about me, I’m fine.” Two years later Addai’s mother receives a letter from prison. Ilias has been sentenced for terrorism by a German court.
Five people living in Switzerland talk about their childhood. Security and uprooting become the topics. A collage of voices of people from different cultures and age groups tells about their feeling of home, their roots and origins. A brief look at the liveliness and diversity of lives.
A short animated documentary on immigrants who left their home and crossed borders for love.
France, 2019, dcp, 5:25
Esperança, 15, has just arrived in France from Angola with her mother. At Amiens railway station, they don't know where to sleep and try to find someone to help them.
Boarding schools can rip children out of their secure, loving homes and deposit them into a cold institution. Kids have to emotionally shut down, and cut off their sensitivities to themselves in order to survive this experience. Sent Away explores themes of masculinity and how children are institutionalised through the boarding school system.
Tic Tic Tack is an interview-based animated short film about people and their lives with Tourette Syndrome.
A short animated film that documents the happenings in a single square in Barcelona, la Plaça de la Virreina.
Czech Republic, 2018, dcp, 9:52
This short film about life after the loss of a loved one uses techniques of both live-action and animated film to deal with a difficult topic. Real experiences of the narrators are combined with animated sequences reconstructing painful situations, looking into the thoughts of three young people untimely exposed to death.