Doc Market

					           10th THESSALONIKI
      DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
   IMAGES OF THE 21st CENTURY
              7-16 MARCH 2008


                 10th Thessaloniki
                              International
                Doc Market
                           10-15 March 2008
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General information
Venue:
Electra Palace Hotel

Opening hours:
10:00 - 20:00

Happy hour:
17:00 - 18:00, at Excelsior Lounge, Electra Palace Hotel

Reservations:
Video booths can be booked for a maximum
of four consecutive hours.
Please show up on time otherwise your reservation
will be cancelled.

Reservations should be made one day in advance.



Please note

• When asking for a DVD, please refer to the documentary by its ref. number and
   not by its title.
• A maximum of four (4) DVDs can be borrowed each time.
• Please make sure that the correct DVD is in the correct box.
• Please return the DVDs when finished.
• You are kindly requested to register your evaluation for each film you have
   watched.
• You are kindly requested to leave the video booth the way you found it.
• Smoking is not allowed at the DocMarket’s facilities.
                               Documentaries Participating
                                                             ###    20
                                                             A      25
                                                             B      55
                                                             C      85
                                                             D     121
                                                             E     135
                                                             F     151
                                                             G     171
                                                             H     187
                                                             I     209
                                                             J     229
                                                             K     243
                                                             L     247
                                                             M     265
                                                             N     313
                                                             O     323
                                                             P     341
                                                             Q     367
                                                             R     369
                                                             S     381
                                                             T     431
                                                             U     457
Indexes
                                                             V     465
                                                             W     471
Index of Directors 494
                                                             Y     487
Index of Sales Companies 500                                 Z     491
Thessaloniki
International
Doc Market
docmarket@filmfestival.gr

Head of Doc Market:Yianna Sarri
Doc Market Advisor: Myrto Rigopoulou
Coordinator: Laurien ten Houten
Assistants: Chryssa Koussela,Tina Sideris
DocVideotheque: Irini Arvanitidou

Sales Manager, ERT:Yannis Kollias
Sales Assistant Manager, ERT: ZefiTsoukala, Nikoleta Karra

Design-Cover Design: Andreas Remountis




Images of the 21st centur y
10th THESSALONIKI DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL

Artistic Director: Dimitri Eipides

Thessaloniki:
10 Aristotelous Sq.,Thessaloniki 546 23, Greece
Τ. +30 2310 378 400 F. +30 2310 285 759

Athens:
9 Alexandras Ave., Athens 114 73, Greece
Τ. +30 210 870 6000 F. +30 210 644 8143

info@filmfestival.gr
www.filmfestival.gr
We are happy to welcome you to the 10th edition
of the Thessaloniki International Doc Market.

TheThessaloniki International Doc Market is evolving into an important international mar-
ket and a major meeting place for film professionals. In the last ten years it has managed
to quadruple its size and put itself on the map of the international documentary film in-
dustry.

This year we celebrate the 10 years of the festival and we are organizing the DocMarket
in a new larger space at Electra Palace.We would like also to note that we are very pleased
with the collaboration with the Media Program of the European Union.

The 2008 Doc Market welcomes a large number of TV buyers, distributors, commission-
ing editors and international festival representatives.While attending theThessaloniki In-
ternational Documentary Festival they will have the opportunity to watch documentaries
in our theatres and Doc Market facilities and meet with producers, directors and sales
agents.

The DocMarket catalogue includes 480 titles, approximately 130 of which have been se-
lected for the 10thTDF program. In our selection we have included productions from var-
ious countries, representing different topics, views and approaches of the world. We
believe we have achieved a fine balance between independent as well as larger scale pro-
ductions in order to highlight all aspects of contemporary documentary filmmaking.

We are confident that the 10thThessaloniki International Doc Market will give many of its
films the opportunity to find their place on television and movie screens all over the world.

Happy viewing!

Dimitri Eipides
Artistic Director
                                         280
                                      GREECE
Category: Creative Documentaries
Festival Participation


3 WEDDINGS
Angeliki Aristomenopoulou




Therapis is marrying Aneta in Giannitsa. Panayotis is marrying Kyriaki οn Nisyros. Şabidin
is marrying Çiğdem in Drosero, Xanthi. A reality show of Greek society, treated with sen-
sitivity and a sense of humor...

Running time: 75’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Onos Productions
Contact Person:            Chronis Pechlivanidis
                           Iraklidon 18
                           Athens 11851, Greece
                           T. +30 210 34 17 228
                           F. +30 210 34 17 228
                           onosproductions@yahoo.gr




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                                      GREECE
Category: Science & Knowledge




THE 10 COMMANDMENTS
Irina Boiko




This film is neither religious nor didactic. TheTen Commandments are not approached ac-
cording to their religious meaning, but as a unit of rules widely accepted around the world.
From the day we are born we learn to live with rules. Some of these are imposed on us,
some of them we impose on ourselves. How much do we need them? How much do we
obey them, and how often do we break them? How do we justify ourselves?
How and where do we try and find support for our actions? How do we determine our
path and survive in this chaotic world with its fluid and subjective rules?
This documentary tries to explore all this, following its“heroes”discreetly, living moments
of their lives with them, without taking sides, allowing the viewer to come to his/her own
conclusion.

Running time: 55’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:            Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                           432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                           15342, Athens Greece
                           T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                           F. +30 210 607 5715
                           ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                           www.ert.gr




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                                        100
                                    BELARUS
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


11 COINS
Volha Dashuk




A short documentary about a man who has worked abroad and returns to his birthplace
after 40 years. He visits the places and people from his childhood. His most important
mission is to bury eleven coins in the land of his forefathers.

Running time: 20’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             National Film Studio“Belarus”
Contact Person:            AlenaYurkevich
                           Nezavisimosti ave. 98
                           220114 Minsk, Belarus
                           T. +375 17 2671481
                           F. +375 17 2671481
                           sales@belarusfilm.by




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                                        239
                                      GREECE
Category: Discoveries, Nature & Wildlife




49 WORDS FOR SNOW
Yorgos Avgeropoulos




The planet is suffering from a high fever and its thermometer can be found in Greenland.
In this vast land of ice which is now melting at a great speed (248 cubic kilometers of
snow lost each year), what we hear on the news and read about in the newspapers make
up the everyday life of its few inhabitants.The Inuit, better known to us as Eskimos, watch
helplessly as their life changes dramatically and their Arctic culture receives what is pro-
bably the worst blow in its centuries-long, frozen history. Traditionally hunters and fi-
shermen, they watch as their prey disappears and their movements become more and
more dangerous due to the fragile ice and the unexpected weather changes.The creators
of this penetrating documentary spent weeks in isolated communities in Greenland, re-
cording the life of the native Inuit. They also present new climate research results, more
pessimistic than ever, while uncovering the new and unfortunate“el Dorado”for oil com-
panies who are preparing to drill for black gold in the planet’s most vulnerable area.

Running time: 64’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Small Planet
Contact Person:             Anastasia Skoubri
                            69, Doiranis St., Kallithea
                            Athens 176 72, Greece
                            T. +30 210 951 52 95
                            F. +30 210 951 52 94
                            askoubri@smallplanet.gr




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                                         473
                                     POLAND
Category: Creative Documentaries




52 PERCENT
Rafal Skalski




Alla very much wants to become a ballet dancer. This is yet another attempt by her to
gain admittance to the famous Russian Waganowa Ballet Academy in Saint Petersburg.
Entrance exams are extremely difficult for her. Alla needs extra practice to lengthen her
legs, since her proportions are not correct. 52% is the ideal ratio of legs to height.

Running time: 20’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Krakow Film Foundation
Contact Person:             Agnieszka Janowska & KatarzynaWilk
                            Morawskiego 5 p.434
                            Krakow 30-102, Poland
                            T. +48 122 946 945
                            F. +48 122 946 945
                            eureka@ntcm.com.pl
                            katarzyna@kff.com.pl




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                              ITALY-FRANCE
Category: Creative Documentaries
Festival Participation


ABC COLOMBIA
Enrica Colusso




ABC Colombia is an intimate portrait of a small rural community in a part of Colombia en-
tirely controlled by paramilitary forces, rendered through the eyes of the children who
grow up there, and are often forced to make very difficult choices. The documentary fol-
lows the young protagonists in this problematic situation through an entire school year,
exploring some of the realities that nurture and perpetuate the violence in Colombia.


Running time: 52’, 75’, 88’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             GA&A Productions
Contact Person:            Gioia Avvantaggiato
                           Piazza Martiri di Belfiore 2
                           00195 Rome, Italy
                           T. +39 06 3613480
                           F. +39 06 3614042
                           gaea@gaea.it
                           www.gaea.it




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                                            SPAIN
    Category: History & Politics




    ABOUT HOME
    Anna Giralt Gris




    A frank, inside look at a Palestinian refugee camp. For the first time, a reporter and cam-
    eraman live with Palestinians in Beirut’s biggest refugee camp, showing what it means to
    live as a refugee for over half a century.Through the daily lives of a refugee family, we see
    their hopes and fears.
    While this year marks the 60th anniversary of the creation of Israel, the right of return for
    Palestinian refugees continues to be one of the thorniest points in the peace negotiations
    to end the Arab-Israeli conflict. After more than half a century, poverty, anger, violence,
    war, resistance and readily-available arms make the country a powder keg. After more
    than half a century of conflict, Palestine is more divided than ever and the situation of the
    Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is worsening.They live in a no man’s land; they’re citizens
    neither of Palestine nor Lebanon. They are just refugees protected by the United Nations
    Agency for Palestinian Refugees.
    Rejected by Lebanese society, they have no rights to health care or education and are
    barred from the most qualified professions.
    About Home shows firsthand the refugees’fight for survival in an atmosphere of hate, vi-
    olence and arms.

    Running time: 68’& 55’
    Year of production: 2008

    Sales Contact:              TV3-Televisió De Catalunya SA
    Contact Person:             Oriol Baquer
                                c/ de laTV3 s/n
                                Sant Joan Despí 08970, Spain
                                T. +34 93 499 93 33
                                F. +34 93 473 15 63
                                obaquer.n@tv3.cat


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                     AUSTRIA-LUxEMBOURG
Category: Ecology & Current Affairs
Festival Participation


ABOUT WATER:
PEOPLE AND YELLOW CANS
Udo Maurer


About Water tells the three-part story of the element of water and its significance to
human existence in three different parts of the world. A seemingly mundane‘given’– so
often taken for granted – thus becomes a gripping and forthright tale of daily struggle and
survival. From the floods and inundations in the Bangladeshi Brahmaputra delta via the
once flourishing fishing port and harbor town of Aralsk on the Aral Sea (now landlocked
in the barren Kazach steppe), to the daily each-man-for-himself battle over a few jer-
rycans of clean water in Kibera, Nairobi’s biggest slum. About Water is a documentary
Lehrstück about a major theme: It’s an insistent attempt to throw some questions, doubts
and ideas at our views on water, which most of us take for granted and hardly ever chal-
lenge.

Running time: 83’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              PaulThiltges Distibutions
Contact Person:             PaulThiltges
                            45, bd. Pierre Frieden
                            1543, Luxembourg, Luxemburg
                            T. +352 250 3931
                            pthiltges@ptd.lu




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         ITALY, FRANCE, DENMARK, SWITZERLAND
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    ADAM’S PEARS
    Guido Chiesa




    Early morning, a procession of people in the street: they’re protesting because industria-
    lists, unions and the French government have decided to modify their unemployment
    subsidies. An old problem, a familiar sight.
    Their shouts awaken a funny little man who inhabits the cartoon that functions as the fil-
    m’s running thread. He goes to the window and concludes that people resemble a pro-
    cession of clouds. Like clouds, they can bring problems or solutions. Like clouds, they
    appear and then disappear... but they always come back.
    It’s a poetic consideration, rather eccentric. But for our character, it becomes a challenge
    of both the intellect and imagination: can we establish a precise, scientific analogy be-
    tween clouds and social movements?
    Thus begins a journey that, starting from apparently familiar areas (the weather and po-
    litics), ends up venturing into territories that have rarely been explored. Subjects that seem
    separate and distant at first, are in fact similar and closely linked: clouds and social mo-
    vements, drops of vapor and people, bad weather and important social issues.


    Running time: 90’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Orione Cinematografica
    Contact Person:             Giovanni Saulini
                                Via delVelodromo 15
                                Rome 00179, Italy
                                T. +39 06 454 76101
                                F. +39 06 454 76101
                                info@orionefilm.com



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                                       GREECE
Category: Science & Knowledge




THE AGE OF FIRE – DISTANT RELATIVE
Zahos Samoladas




The Age of Fire is a documentary series focused on Greek prehistory. Aided by digital tech-
nology and with the guidance of leading geologists, paleontologists and anthropologists,
we go back in time to witness life and terrestrial evolution in this part of planet Earth that
we call Greece. Distant Relative is the pilot episode of the series, focused on human evo-
lution and the oldest traces of human appearance in the SE Balkans. Guided by anthro-
pologist Dr Aris Poulianos we seek evidence of archaic humans and get an inside look at
the daily life of the Archanthropus of Petralona .
Dr Aris Poulianos excavated the Petralona cave with remarkable results. His research led
him to date his findings at 700,000 years of age. One of the most important discoveries
was the traces of fire that were examined and dated to be a million of years old.These, ac-
cording to Dr Poulianos, are the oldest traces of fire on earth. But the discovery doesn’t stop
here. A few kilometers from Petralona, the anthropologist Dr Poulianos made another dis-
covery: fragments of bones and fossils of an erect early human that he named Homo Erec-
tus Trilliensis. These fossils were dated between 3,000,000 and 11,000,000 years old. As
Dr Poulianos claims:“These are our ancestors, the forefathers of human kind”.

Running time: 64’
Year of production: 2008

Contact Person:             Zahos Samoladas
                            22 Analipseos St.
                            Thessaloniki, Greece
                            T. +30 2310 222 247
                            F. +30 2310 222 247
                            genesispix@hotmail.com




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                                           GREECE
    Category: Sports & Human Interest
    Festival Participation


    ALEx
    Alexandre Papanicolaou, Emilie Yannoukou




    Alex is 25 years old. He was left a quadriplegic after a diving accident four years ago. Since
    then, he has been swimming competitively. In order to transform his handicap into an
    opportunity he is participating in the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games. In the swimming-
    pool, Maria, his coach, is training him harder and harder. She is anxious, and all this pres-
    sure makes her very emotional when unexpected situations occur, but she wants to believe
    in a medal. Alex, on the other hand, is more self-controlled and pragmatic. His family and
    friends are strongly united around him. Will he win the medal that everyone is hoping
    for?

    Running time: 60’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Persona Production
    Contact Person:             Alexandre Papanikolaou
                                21 Rue Carpeaux
                                Paris 75018, France
                                T. +33 1 42 23 17 39
                                F. +33 9 57 20 32 13
                                persona@personaproduction.com




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                                       JAPAN
Category: Art, Music & Culture




ALL ABOUT BEIJING: EPISODE 1 DINING
xie Jingzhi




With the 2008 Olympic Games approaching, the city of Beijing is attracting more world
attention than ever before. The capital of this major nation is a rich blend of 3,000 years
of history and the appeal of a China that is rapidly modernizing.
Yet for foreigners, Beijing is a city both far and near. Its true charms have not been suffi-
ciently introduced to the rest of the world. This series, comprised of six 26-minute pro-
grams, takes viewers on a thorough exploration of Beijing, featuring dining, culture,
shopping, nightlife and the morning after, leisure, looking at both the modern and the
old. Interspersed with the latest travel information, All about Beijing shows the changing
and the unchanging Beijing, the new juxtaposed with the old. Made by a Beijng-based
production company, the programs include local sights unfamiliar to the foreign viewer
and profiles of people living in contemporary Beijing.

Running time: 6 x 26’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              MICO – Media International Corporation
Contact Person:             Akemi Kikuchi
                            NR Bldg. 3rd Floor, 5-5 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku
                            Tokyo 150-0047, Japan
                            T. +81 3 3468 6984
                            F. +81 3 3466 9530
                            kikuchi-a@micojapan.com




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                                           GREECE
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    ALL ABOUT MEDEA
    Andreas Thomopoulos




    A dramatized theatrical documentary on Euripides’ tragedy Medea, first presented in
    Athens in 431 BC. Using the main plot scenes of Euripides’play and following the mytho-
    logical (historical for some) events through illustrated narration, the film explores Medea’s
    passion for Jason that led to the killing of their two children as well as the murder of Kreon,
    the king of Corinth, and his daughter Glauce, Jason’s new wife.This timeless story of jeal-
    ousy and revenge, of a woman betrayed by her husband, is an adventure inside Medea’s
    mind.This adventure is criminal, yes, yet characterised by strength and dignity as well.
    Using a modern theater group consisting of young actors, a studio stage, a narrator and
    the actual sites of ancient Corinth, this tragedy by Euripides is re-enacted in a way that can
    be easily followed and understood by the general public both inside as well as outside
    Greece.

    Running time: 62’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Studio ALFA SA
    Contact Person:             Dimitris Evangelopoulos
                                10-12 Stoudiou Street, Maroussi
                                Athens 15126, Greece
                                T. +30 210 613 29 06
                                F. +30 210 613 29 06
                                devangel@hol.gr




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                                       SPAIN
Category: History & Politics




ALL OF ME
Sergi Agustí & Bernat Aragonés & Alfonso Par




Freetown, Sierra Leone. Amadou, Sidike, and Patrick were still children when their limbs
were amputated by roving gangs during the country’s recent civil war. Many of the victims
are orphans.
The documentary shows how a UN sports program helped the victims overcome their
appalling injuries. The country now has teams of amputee footballers and the national
squad played in a special World Cup in Brazil. But the report is not just about sports. The
characters talk frankly about their terrifying experiences, and about their lives, hopes and
dreams.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:             TV3-Televisió De Catalunya SA
Contact Person:            Oriol Baquer
                           c/ de laTV3 s/n
                           Sant Joan Despí 08970, Spain
                           T. +34 93 499 93 33
                           F. +34 93 473 15 63
                           obaquer.n@tv3.cat




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                            FRANCE - AUSTRALIA
    Category: Current Affairs




    ALL THAT GLITTERS
    Robert Nugent




    All That Glitters is an elegiac portrait of the changes about brought by the mine, and of the
    universal human desire for a better life. How do local people respond to the opportuni-
    ties and economic divisions the mine creates? How do the local jobseekers and expatri-
    ate staff understand one another? Conflict over the mine’s presence is escalating.The gold
    will be dug from the ground, but at what cost?

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Doc & Co
    Contact Person:             Cristina Moya
                                13 Rue Portefoin
                                Paris 75020, France
                                T. +33 1 4277 5687
                                F. +33 1 4277 5636
                                doc@doc-co.com




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                                        103                                                  A
                                   GERMANY
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


ALONE IN FOUR WALLS
Alexandra Westmeier




Adolescent boys struggle to grow up in a home for juvenile delinquents in rural Russia,
where life behind bars may be better than the release to freedom. Filmmaker Alexandra
Westmeier provides an intimate glimpse at a society from the inside out, where boys
under the age of 14 are held for crimes ranging from theft to rape to multiple murders.
They receive food and clothing.They go to school and engage in sports. For the first time
in their young lives they no longer have to fight for their daily existence; they can simply
be what they are – children. Like many of the boys here, Tolya, a murderer, recounts his
crimes with unnerving nonchalance. Nonetheless, moments come through in each boy’s
speech or mannerisms that reveal the child within the criminal. A 13-year-old newcomer
is not even allowed to say good-bye to his mother. He fights back tears that somehow re-
flect the sorrows of all his comrades. Austere, yet undeniably powerful, this heart-wrench-
ing film becomes a poignant ode to a lost generation of Russian youth.

Running time: 85’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Linger On Filmproduction
Contact Person:             InigoWestmeier
                            Roennestrasse 8
                            14057 Berlin, Germany
                            T. +49 30 81614253
                            Alexandra.westmeier@gmx.de
                            www.lingeron.com




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                                           ISRAEL
    Category: Current Affairs




    THE ALPHA DIARIES
    Yaniv Bermann




    An unprecedented, groundbreaking and voyeuristic look into military reserve life in Israel,
    this film was shot over a 5-year period in director and reserve soldierYaniv Berman’s life.
    A soldier in the Israeli army reserves, Alpha Company, Berman had unparalleled access
    and filmed the soldiers as they went about their military service day and night. Crossing
    over to the Palestinian border, the camera remarkably captured every movement of the
    soldiers from the frenetic night-time house arrests to the quiet moments of self reflection
    and despair. Capturing the humiliation of both the Palestinians who are subject to the
    house arrests as well as the Israeli soldiers who had to carry them out, this documentary
    is the unique story of those who drop their normal lives every 30 days in the year and,
    dressed in the olive green uniform, perform the toughest, most unsettling tasks, in the
    heart of an urban Palestinian town. The camera penetrates the steely barriers of the mil-
    itary barracks and gains fresh insight into the views of the soldiers who speak frankly and
    uncompromisingly on a range of issues, including the occupation, the conflict and the
    Army. A sensitive exploration of the conflict done first hand from an individual caught in
    the midst of the action, Berman’s film leaves us with no doubt that war leaves scars and
    victims on both sides of the camp.

    Running time: 65’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Smiley Documentary Film Distribution &World Sales
    Contact Person:             Diana Kluge
                                2/1 College Hill, Freemans Bay
                                Auckland 1011, New Zealand
                                T. +64 9 309 26 13
                                F. +64 9 309 40 84
                                info@smileyfilmdistribution.com


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                                        ITALY
Category: Current Affairs




ALREADY DEAD –
BRUNO AGAINST THE MAFIA
Alberto Coletta


Bruno Piazzese, the owner of an Irish Pub in Sicily, is a victim of Mafia extortion. He de-
cided to speak out publicly against his tormentors and to denounce the Mafia’s bosses
and blackmailers.He will be a marked man for the rest of his days. The Mafia has burned
down his pub three times.
Today, Bruno is one of the symbols of the legal fight against the Mafia’s power.
We followed Bruno, who is guarded 24/7 by a police escort, until the fourth opening of
his Irish pub.
“You’re already dead,” is the written threat Bruno received from the Mafia.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             EIE
Contact Person:            Paolo Pallavidino
                           C.soVittorio Emanuele II, 108
                           Turin 10121, Italy
                           T. +39 339 139 21 37
                           pallax@tiscali.it




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                                         FINLAND
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    ALWAYS DECENT
    Katja Pällijeff




    1970s Ostrobothnia inWestern Finland: Elvis dies, my parents divorce and a new concept
    is introduced in school math: set theory. Based entirely on archival material, Always De-
    cent is an autobiographical documentary about a child’s confusion about the facts of life.
    Its supporting themes include fear of difference, shame, guilt, and the longing for some-
    thing that has gone.

    Running time: 20’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              University of Art and Design Helsinki
    Contact Person:             SaaraToivanen
                                School of Motion Picture,Television and
                                Production Design
                                Hämeentie 135 C
                                Helsinki FIN – 00560, Finland
                                T. +358 50 331 77 54
                                F. +358 9 634 303
                                film.festival.office@taik.fi




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                      ICELAND - PHILIPPINES
Category: Docudrama




THE AMAZING TRUTH ABOUT
QUEEN RAQUELA
Olaf de Fleur Johannesson


Raquela is a transsexual – or“ladyboy” – from the Philippines who dreams of escaping
the streets of Cebu City for a fairytale life in Paris. In order to make her dreams come true,
she turns from prostitution to the more lucrative business of Internet porn. Her success as
a porn star brings new friends, including Valerie, a ladyboy in Iceland, and Michael, the
owner of the website Raquela works for.Valerie helps Raquela get as far as Iceland. From
there, Michael offers her a rendez-vous in Paris.Will Paris be everything she dreamed of?
And will Michael turn out to be her Prince Charming?

Running time: 58’& 80’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Deckert Distribution
Contact Person:             Heino Deckert
                            Marienplatz 1
                            Leipzig 04103, Germany
                            T. +49 341 215 66 38
                            F. +49 341 215 66 39
                            info@deckert-distribution.com




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                                            SPAIN
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    THE AMERICAN
    Lluís Jené




    In 1951, the American magazine Life published a 10-page report on the Spanish village
    of Deleitosa. American readers had discovered the grinding poverty of rural Spain follow-
    ing the Civil War. More than 50 years later, we discovered that the publication of those
    photographs sparked off a chain of events which had a surprising impact on the lives of
    some of the villagers.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              TV3-Televisió De Catalunya SA
    Contact Person:             Oriol Baquer
                                c/ de laTV3 s/n
                                Sant Joan Despí 08970, Spain
                                T. +34 93 499 93 33
                                F. +34 93 473 15 63
                                obaquer.n@tv3.cat




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                                     GREECE
Category: Art & Culture




AMOS OZ: GREAT WRITERS
OF CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
Stelios Charalambopoulos


A documentary portrait of the famous Israeli writer Amos Oz, his life and work, shot in Is-
rael and Greece.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Periplus
Contact Person:            Thanos Lambropoulos
                           176, Aristotelous St.
                           Athens 112 51, Greece
                           T. +30 210 867 04 78
                           F. +30 210 867 78 28
                           periplus@ath.forthnet.gr




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                                          GREECE
    Category: Lifestyles




    ANASTENARIDES:
    THE FLAME OF COAL WALKERS
    Ioannis Koutouzis


    Is God someone like Father Christmas or an entity insistently and passionately seeking to
    settle inside us and partake of our actions ?
    This is the question coal walkers, those mystics that can be compared to Whirling
    Dervishes or Hindu yogis, are essentially asking themselves.
    The film describes the ceremony which spans over three days, enthralling to participants
    and viewers alike, who converge in great numbers in order to attend.
    The dancing, the music, persistent and repetitive, the icons, all contribute to a catharsis
    which is the purpose of these festivities.
    At the end, the protagonists and the spectators, replete with feelings of relief and seren-
    ity, take their leave already anticipating their next appointment when they will have the
    opportunity once again to prove their faith.

    Running time: 13’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Creation
    Contact Person:             Marie-Josee Aiassa
                                L’Archipel, 7, rue de la citadelle
                                Parthenay 79200, France
                                T. +33 5 4963 5539
                                mariejoaiassa@wanadoo.fr




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                                         USA
Category: Art, Music & Culture




ANNIE LEIBOVITZ:
LIFE THROUGH A LENS
Barbara Leibovitz


Annie Leibovitz has produced some of the most iconic images of the last 30 years and is,
literally, our most influential woman photographer. She has shot the rich and famous, the
profound and powerful, the exceptional and notorious. Her camera has documented the
horrors of war – most recently in Sarajevo and Rwanda. Masterful at exposing her pho-
tographic subjects, Annie’s own life has been private and protected. In this film, she made
the decision to bare her artistic process, her personal journey and her delicate balancing
of fame and family to the camera – a camera that is being vigilantly pointed by a film-
maker who is her younger sister. From her hectic studio to her idyllic farm, we will expe-
rience Annie’s current work and the creation of her latest retrospective book; we will face
her losses as well as her grand successes.

Running time: 90’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:             Fortissimo Films
Contact Person:            Catherine Le Clef
                           Van Diemenstraat 100
                           Amsterdam 1013 CN,The Netherlands
                           T. +31 20 627 32 15
                           F. +31 20 626 11 55
                           info@fortissimo.nl




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                                          GREECE
    Category: Lifestyles
    Festival Participation


    THE ARCHELON BUBBLE
    Lefteris Fylaktos




    Every year, volunteers from all over the world join the Archelon camps in order to moni-
    tor and protect the decreasing population of the caretta-caretta sea turtle in Greece.
    Regardless of age and nationality, the volunteers offer their free time to perform what we
    cannot.They wake up early in the morning, walk the beaches at night, live in a camp with
    no electricity and maintain a remarkable community, which is bound by their love to-
    wards the environment.
    Archelon is the sea turtle protection society of Greece.


    Running time: 30’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Lefteris Fylaktos
                                Zoothohou Pigis 41A
                                Athens 152 31, Greece
                                T. +30 694 418 23 22
                                lefteris.fylaktos@gmail.com
                                eleftherios@honeybee.gr




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                                         SPAIN
Category: History & Politics




ARGENTINA: THE WHEELS OF JUSTICE
Montse Armengou & Lluís Montserrat




Argentina’s political missing, presumed dead, have now reached 30,001. The last one to
join the list is Julio López, the first person to disappear since the restoration of democracy.
Julio was a key witness in last year’s trial of Miguel Etchecolatz, one of the military regime’s
cruellest torturers. Julio had been dragged off in 1976, but he survived to tell the tale.This
time, it looks like he is gone for good. Police officers who collaborated with the military
repression may be behind Julio’s latest disappearance. It may be a message to others think-
ing of testifying.
At long last, the annulment of the Amnesty Laws that pardoned thousands for crimes
committed under the dictatorship is beginning to bear fruit. But while Miguel Etchecolatz,
a Buenos Aires police chief, was sentenced to life imprisonment for genocide, one of the
key prosecution witnesses in his case, Julio López, is missing.
A year after Julio vanished, human rights organizations have taken to the streets, de-
manding news of the victim’s fate.
The Amnesty Laws tried to confer life-long immunity to the dictatorship’s henchmen. But
now the wheels of justice are grinding once again.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               TV3-Televisió De Catalunya SA
Contact Person:              Oriol Baquer
                             c/ de laTV3 s/n
                             Sant Joan Despí 08970, Spain
                             T. +34 93 499 93 33
                             F. +34 93 473 15 63
                             obaquer.n@tv3.cat



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                                            JAPAN
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    ART MUSEUMS OF THE WORLD IV:
    EPISODE 7. UFFIZI GALLERY –
    RECORDING THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
    Keiko Shuto
    NHK’s Art Museums of the World series showcases art masterpieces displayed in mu-
    seums around the world in high-definition. It also depicts some of the little-known
    human dramas behind the artwork involving their creators and collectors. Part IV of this
    series presents 12 museums, such as the Frick Collection, the Louvre, the Uffizi Gallery
    and Basel’s Kunstmuseum.

    Running time: 26’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              MICO – Media International Corporation
    Contact Person:             Akemi Kikuchi
                                NR Bldg. 3rd Floor, 5-5 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku
                                Tokyo 150-0047, Japan
                                T. +81 3 3468 6984
                                F. +81 3 3466 9530
                                kikuchi-a@micojapan.com




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                                      GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture




ARTS AND LETTERS IN PAROS
Yannis Tritsibidas




Through this six-hour series of portraits of artists and scholars, we tell the recent history
of Paros, both social and cultural.The one-hour segment shown here presents portraits of
American painter Michael Brady, Greek painterYannis Dendrinos, composer Georges Zikas
and Irish photographer Brian Quinn.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              IDOU! -VOX documentaries
Contact Person:             YannisTritsibidas
                            32 Momferratou St.
                            Athens 114 73, Greece
                            T. +30 210 642 62 08
                            triyan@otenet.gr




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                                              USA
    Category: Human Interest & Art, Music & Culture
    Festival Participation


    AS SEEN THROUGH THESE EYES
    Hilary Helstein




    Poet Maya Angelou writes:“I know why the caged bird sings”. So does director Hilary Hel-
    stein, who has traveled the world over the past decade, compiling interviews with sur-
    vivors who have given us something that history couldn’t: a journal of the Holocaust as
    seen through the eyes of the artist, through the eyes of people who, by the very act of
    creating, rebelled and risked their lives by doing what they were forbidden to do. As Maya
    Angelou narrates this powerful documentary, she reveals the story of a brave group of
    people who fought Hitler with the only weapons they had: charcoal, pencil stubs, shreds
    of paper and memories etched in their minds. These artists took their fate into their own
    hands to make a compelling statement about the human spirit, enduring against unimag-
    inable odds.

    Running time: 70’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Menemsha Films
    Contact Person:             Neil Friedman
                                213 Rose Avenue, 2nd floor
                                Venice, CA 90291, USA
                                T. +1 310 4521775
                                F. +1 310 4523740
                                neilf@menemshafilms.com
                                www.menemshafilms.com




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                                      ISRAEL
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues




ASHKENAZ
Rachel Lea Jones




Ashkenazim – Jews of European origin – are Israel’s “white folks.” And like most white
folks in a multicultural society, they see themselves as the social norm and don’t think of
themselves in racial or ethnic terms because, by now,“aren’t we all Israeli?”After all,Yid-
dish has been replaced with Hebrew, exile with occupation, the shtetl with the settle-
ment, and old-fashioned irony with post-modern cynicism. But the paradox of whiteness
in Israel is that Ashkenazim aren’t exactly“white folks”historically. A story that begins in
the Rhineland and ends in the Holy Land (or is it the other way around?), Ashkenaz looks
at whiteness in Israel and wonders: How did the“Others”of Europe become the“Europe”
of the others?

Running time: 70’& 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Cinephil
Contact Person:             Philippa Kowarsky
                            18 Levontin Street
                            Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
                            T. +972 3 566 4129
                            F. +972 3 560 1436
                            info@cinephil.co.il




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                                         ICELAND
    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
    Festival Participation


    AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
    Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson, Ari Alexander Ergis Magnússon




    This documentary tells a contemporary story about a shameful past, about lives scarred
    by violence and neglect. Dark secrets came to light in late 2006 and turned Icelandic so-
    ciety on its head.The revelations of the next few weeks were shocking:Young boys beaten
    and raped and systematically humiliated while in the care of the state, at a home for be-
    haviorally disturbed children in the community of Breidavik, on Iceland’s eastern coast.
    The small island nation faced hard questions as the victims’ voices were finally heard after
    decades of silence. The film takes a quiet approach with intimate οn-camera narratives
    from the subjects themselves, interwoven with archival material (including extensive
    footage from Breidavik in the 1950s and 1960s) and stunning imagery from Iceland’s re-
    moteWestfjords region.

    Running time: 94’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Kogull Filmworks
    Contact Person:             Hrönn Kristinsdóttir
                                Reykjabyggo 40
                                270, Mosfelsbaer, Iceland
                                T. +354 660 7666
                                koggull@koggull.com
                                www.breidavik.com




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                                    AUSTRIA
Category: Art, Music & Culture




ATTWENGER ADVENTURE
Markus Kaiser-Muhkecker




This charming and often hilarious documentary follows the unlikely career of Attwenger,
the world’s only Alpine folk-punk band. For 17 years the band has been on the road, com-
bining accordion, mantra vocals and local dialect with thrash drums and extreme energy.
The first Austrian band to combine traditional music with contemporary elements, they
have had an enormous influence on local punk, independent rock and hip-hop cultures.
Emerging as leaders in the world music scene due to a series of high profile collabora-
tions, this defiantly provincial band managed to affirm the validity of local music and set
an inspiring example of how to avoid the conventional channels of the music business.

Running time: 90’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             KM Film
Contact Person:            Markus Kaiser-Muhlecker
                           Gerersdorf 1
                           Kematen/Krems 4531, Austria
                           T.-F. +43 72 286 136
                           office@kmfilm.at




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                                          FRANCE
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    AUROVILLE: THE CITY
    THE EARTH NEEDS
    Guillaume Estivie


    Man has always dreamed of building a better world, of inventing another way of living
    through which he could free himself from racism, religion, politics, pollution and above all,
    money. But are there any people left who still believe in this unrealistic dream? The an-
    swer can be found in Auroville, South East India. Men and women came here from around
    the world at the end of the 60s to embrace this experience. Today there are 1,800 Au-
    rovillans from 40 different countries, hoping to achieve the unthinkable.They believe that
    today’s utopia is tomorrow’s reality

    Running time: 57’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Injam Production
    Contact Person:             Paco Fernandez
                                5 Passage Saint Antoine
                                Paris 75011, France
                                T. +33 1 4923 8730
                                F. +33 1 4923 0525
                                contact@injam.com




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                                      ARMENIA
Category: Arts, Music, & Culture




AUTUMN OF THE MAGICIAN
Ruben Gevorgyants & Vaheh Gevorgyants




Tonino is a poet, a scriptwriter, a writer, a painter, a sculptor, a playwright, an architect, a
journalist, a builder, a patron of the arts, a teacher, a metalworker, an inventor, a public fig-
ure, an agronomist, a gardener, a chemist, and all together a brave man. Moreover, he is
also a football and saxophone player. He should have been born during the Renaissance.
Because of the diversity and the high level of his work, we could compare him to Leonardo
daVinci, except we know that Leonardo never played football, nor did he write film scripts.
I share this opinion. It is quite possible thatTonino could be the last leaf on the tree of the
Italian Renaissance.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               Sharm Holding Ltd
Contact Person:              Isabella Manassarian
                             18Vardanants St.
                             Yerevan 0010, Armenia
                             T. +37 41 056 55 57
                             F. +37 41 052 79 71
                             info@sharm.am




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                                         BELGIUM
    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues & Art, Music & Culture
    Festival Participation


    AWAITING FOR MEN
    Katy Lena Ndiaye




    Oualata, a red city on the far edge of the Sahara desert. In this haven, a frail rampart
    against the sand, three women practice traditional painting, decorating the walls of the
    city. In a society apparently dominated by tradition, religion and men, these women un-
    reservedly express themselves. They comment freely on the relationship between men
    and women.

    Running time: 96’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Neon Rouge Production
    Contact Person:             Aurélien Bodinaux
                                3 Petite rue des Secours
                                1030 Brussels, Belgium
                                T. +32 2 219 35 75
                                F. +32 2 219 35 55
                                aurelien@neonrouge.com
                                www.neonrouge.com




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                                     TURKEY
Category: Art, Music & Culture




BAA BAA BLACK GIRL
Gül Büyükbeşe Muyan




The Ottomans accepted the existence of slavery everywhere they left and everywhere
they went as a social norm and adapted it to their own life, then used slave labor in many
different fields throughout their entire history. Slavery was legal in the Ottoman Empire
since the time it was founded until the end of the 19th century and the slave trade con-
tinued until the collapse of the empire. During those times, thousands of enslaved peo-
ple were transferred to the big cities of the empire each year. They were bought, used as
slave labor, freed and integrated into the free society.
Although slavery in the Ottoman Empire has been the topic of a series of studies made by
Turkish and foreign scholars, the issue was always limited to this confined field. Then
Mustafa Olpak, a 52-year old marble worker from Ayvalık wrote the story of three gener-
ations of his own family.
The documentary Baa Baa Black Girl is based on Mustafa Olpak’s story, covering three
generations of his family that started in Africa, went on to Crete and İstanbul and ended
up in İzmir.

Running time: 46’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Turkish Radio –TV Corp.
Contact Person:            Fuat Kale
                           Turan Gunes Bulvari Or-An
                           Ankara 06109,Turkey
                           T. +90 312 490 76 59
                           F. +90 312 491 26 06
                           fuat.kale@trt.net.tr




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                                      CYPRUS
Category: History & Politics




BACCHANALS IN MODERN TIMES
Vangelis Tremopoulos




The Bacchanals first took organized form in ancient Greece more than 3000 years ago. Ap-
parently associated with horned animals, serpents and beastly predators, the rituals are
dedicated to Dionysus – the jolly god of merriment and wine.
Amazingly, these ceremonies have survived the passage of time and are still celebrated in
Greece today! Bacchanals in Modern Times has masterfully captured the spirit of these ri-
tuals which still commemorate the onset of spring, fertility and gaiety with plentiful of
wine, bright costumes, folk dances and traditional music.

Running time: 50’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Exoptron Ltd
Contact Person:             Spiros Gavalas
                            Dimosthenous 10, Megaro Gianni-Maria Suite 205
                            Larnaca 6058, Cyprus
                            T. +30 693 668 83 96
                            gavalass@exoptron.com




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                                      GREECE
Category: Arts, Music, & Culture
Festival Participation


BACKSTAGE: HOUSE BY THE SEA
Lefteris xanthopoulos




The author Elias Papadimitrakopoulos, a short story writer par excellence hailing from the
town of Pyrgos in the Peloponnese, has been living, together with his wife Niovi and their
fifty cats, on a breathtakingly beautiful farm that they created themselves on the island of
Paros, by the sea. Papadimitrakopoulos, who worked as a military doctor, developed great
friendships and professional affinities with writers and poets such as Elias Petropoulos,
Takis Sinopoulos,Yorgis Pavlopoulos, Nikos Kahtitsis and Alexandros Kotzias.

Running time: 53’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:            Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                           432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                           15342, Athens Greece
                           T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                           F. +30 210 607 5715
                           ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                           www.ert.gr




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                                      GREECE
Category: Arts, Music, & Culture
Festival Participation


BACKSTAGE: MANOS HADJIDAKIS –
18 MOVING IMAGES
Lakis Papastathis


The film consists of footage spanning thirty years (1960-1990) of the life and work of
Manos Hadjidakis. Film and television footage – some of it well known, some of it never
before shown – of interviews, studio recordings, concerts, stage rehearsals, and everyday
scenes.These amateur and professional moving images reveal something of the integrity
of the man and the greatness of his work. His comments –pithy and succinct – often
sound like a manifesto of intellectual responsibility or as moral injunctions for younger
Greek artists. Appearing with Hadjidakis are Nikos Gatsos, Melina Mercouri, Nana Mousk-
ouri, Flery Dandonaki,Vasso Papantoniou, NenaVenetsanou and MinosVolanakis.

Running time: 51’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:             Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                            432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                            15342, Athens Greece
                            T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                            F. +30 210 607 5715
                            ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                            www.ert.gr




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                                       GREECE
Category: Arts, Music & Culture




BACKSTAGE: ROVIROS MANTHOULIS:
THE MAN WITH THE CAMERA
Costas Mahairas


Roviros (Robert) Manthoulis’voyage in cinema began in 1957. For 50 years he shot films
all over the world; 130 films, most of which were documentaries. He finds himself exiled
to France in 1967 after the screening of his film Face to Face which is banned by the Junta,
and remains there.
He says: “I once asked Edgar Morin [who with Jean Rouch shot Chronicle of a Summer],
what is cinéma-vérité? Morin had called their movement Cinéma-Vérité and answered
‘It is the cinema that searches for that which hides behind what is seen.’ In other words,
it doesn’t reproduce but rather ‘transcribes’ life, it searches for the background and its hid-
den roots.”
Thirty-two years after the fall of the junta in 1975, Roviros Manthoulis talks about cinema,
television and the documentary.

Running time: 55’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:             Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                            432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                            15342, Athens Greece
                            T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                            F. +30 210 607 5715
                            ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                            www.ert.gr




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                                      GREECE
Category: Arts, Music, & Culture




BACKSTAGE: SHORT DREAMS
(1960-1967)
Nikos Stamboulopoulos & Maria Halkou


In an era of dramatic sociopolitical upheaval, as well as a cultural flowering, a new gen-
eration of Greek directors tries to break away from the compromises of commercial pro-
duction and to articulate its own cinematic language. In the time period following the
founding of theWeek of Greek Cinema (1960), and before the coming of the Junta (1967),
short films recorded and commented on their troubled era, at the same time signaling
the great turn of Greek cinema towards artistic expression.
The documentary Short Dreams (1060–1967) brings back to life the hopes of the young
artists, their explorations of narrative style and subject matter, their unorthodox produc-
tion methods, the different and sometimes contradictory tendencies, the development of
collectives and political conscience, the role played by the Thessaloniki Film Festival and
film clubs, the interference of censorship. The rare audiovisual material from the films
themselves is completed by interviews with the stars of an unknown side of the history
of Greek cinema.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:             Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                            432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                            15342, Athens Greece
                            T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                            F. +30 210 607 5715
                            ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                            www.ert.gr




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                                     GREECE
Category: History & Politics




THE BALKANS: THE DAY AFTER
Zinon D. Ramos




The major powers, each acting in its own interest in the past, endeavored to both eco-
nomically and geopolitically control the Balkans, an area peopled by different nationali-
ties, languages, religions, customs and traditions.
Today, with globalization and under the New Order in the sensitive area of the Balkans
(Pax Americana), with the Albanian demands for the independence of Kosovo, war is
about to erupt once more, starting a general inferno in Southeastern Europe, with results
that are impossible to foresee.
A new cold war between Russia and the United States can now be seen on the horizon.

Running time: 59’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Intervision
Contact Person:            Zinon D. Ramos
                           Mitr. Kallidou 67
                           Thessaloniki 551 31, Greece
                           T. + 30 2310 433 440
                           F. + 30 2310 419 910
                           5v_ramos@otenet.gr




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                                      FRANCE
Category: Art, Music & Culture




BALLERINA
Bertrand Normand




Russia is par excellence the land of the Ballerina.This film follows the destinies of five fe-
male dancers of the Kirov Ballet in Saint-Petersburg.Their lives weave together to tell the
story of the Russian Ballerina of our time, from her beginnings as a child in dance school
to the peak of her glory on the world stages. In this intimate gaze at the lives, the courage,
the disappointments and triumphs of these women, this film unveils the vitality and
uniqueness of the Russian Ballerina today.We come to understand her lasting allure as we
begin the 21st century. Ballerina, as old as Russian history, as new as today.

Running time: 77’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Wide Management
Contact Person:             Loïc Magneron
                            40 rue Sainte-Anne, 3ème étage, code 2863
                            Paris 75002, France
                            T. +33 1 53 95 04 64
                            F. +33 1 53 95 04 65
                            wide@widemanagement.com




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                                       SPAIN
Category: History & Politics




THE BATTLE OF GUADALAJARA
Verónica Vigil & José María Almela




The Battle of Guadalajara which took place between the 8th and 23rd of March 1937 was
one of the Spanish Civil War’s most important moments. It represented Franco’s troops’
last big effort to enter Madrid before the end of the war. It became famous around the
world thanks to stories published by Ernest Hemingway and it also meant Fascism’s first
big defeat in Europe.The Republicans’heroic actions and decision-making during the at-
tack made the victory important not only in a military sense, but also both politically and
morally. From then on, Franco, unable to reach Madrid, had to aim alesewhere and con-
centrate his efforts on the campaign in the north of Spain. The Republic continued to re-
sist in a war which ended up lasting much longer than the rebel army had originally
imagined.

Running time: 58’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Doc & Co
Contact Person:            Cristina Moya
                           13 Rue Portefoin
                           Paris 75020, France
                           T. +33 1 42 77 56 87
                           F. +33 1 42 77 56 36
                           doc@doc-co.com




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                      CANADA-UK-USA-IRAN
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


BE LIKE OTHERS
Tanaz Eshaghian




In the Islamic Republic of Iran, a country with strict social mores and traditional values,
sex-change operations are legal. Over twenty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini issued a
fatwa (religious edict) making sex change permissible for “diagnosed transsexuals.”Yet ho-
mosexuality is still punishable by death. Highly feminine and attracted to members of the
same sex, yet forced to live in secret for fear of retribution, a generation of young Iranian
men are adopting an identity legally allowed to them – transsexual. In pursuit of what one
man calls simply,“a decent life,” they flock to the country’s best-established gender reas-
signment surgeon, Dr. Bahram Mir Jalali, and are counseled by 24-year-oldVida, a post-
op woman who claims to be“reborn”but warns of dangers that still await. Be Like Others
is a fascinating look at those on the fringes of Iranian life – those looking for acceptance
through the most radical of means.

Running time: 74’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Steven C. Beers
                            200 Park Ave.
                            NewYork, NY 10116, USA
                            T. +1 212 8016400
                            beers@gtlaw.com




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Category: Creative Documentaries




THE BEAST WITHIN
Yves Scagliola




Nobody wants them but everybody is watching: in living memory, animal fights have
been as much looked down upon as they have been loved. The Beast Within examines
the reasons for man’s drive to have animals fight against each other. It follows the trails
our aggressive instincts have made into various cultures.

Running time: 71’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Autlook Filmsales
Contact Person:            Susanne Guggenberger
                           Zieglergasse 75/1
                           Vienna 1070, Austria
                           T. +43 720 553 570
                           F. +43 720 553 572
                           susanne@autlookfilms.com




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                                    GERMANY
Category: Art, Music & Culture




BEAUTIFUL BLOND EYES
Simon Brückner & Anna Reinking




A group of handicapped actors chose to develop a play on the topic of“Birth”.The film ac-
companies their life on a farm called“Terra est vita” and their work in the theater. Eight
months later, they bring their play to the stage of the academy of arts in Berlin. From the
protagonists’ peculiar nature evolve inspiring poetic moments, but also obstacles to solve
– and not only on stage.The categorization of handicapped or normal begins to dissolve,
even though we know that some of these people wouldn’t have been given the chance
to live in these times of prenatal diagnostic investigation.
Beautiful Blond Eyes is, above all, a film about love, identity, growing up, communication
beyond speech and the great challenge of acting.

Running time: 91’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Elementarfilm
Contact Person:             Nicolai Schley
                            Dossestr. 6
                            Berlin 10247, Germany
                            T. +49 304 991 7872
                            F. +49 304 991 7872
                            nicoali.schely@elementarfilm.de




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                                      BRAZIL
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


BEHAVE
Maria Ramos




Behave follows the process of minors who have fallen into the hands of the Brazilian legal
system. Boys and girls from underprivileged backgrounds faced with crime, rulings, and
sentences handed down for theft, drug trafficking, and even murder. Due to legal con-
straints about revealing the true identity of the minors charged, the accused adolescents
were substituted with young people chosen for having themselves lived in similar social
conditions, although innocent of any actual crime. All the other characters in Behave –
judges, prosecutors, public defenders, correctional agents, family members – are the real
people filmed during the hearings in the Juvenile Court in Rio de Janeiro and visits to the
Padre Severino Institute, the correctional facility where the law-breaking minors are sent
to. At the end of Behave, the film sequences reveal the consequences of a formal society
that recommends to their children to behave, but does not set a good example itself.

Running time: 90’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Diler & Associados
Contact Person:             Thiego Balteiro
                            Rua Luis Sérgio Person, 169 – PoloRio Cine eVídeo
                            Barra daTijuca, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 22775 043 Brazil
                            T. +55 21 33114500
                            F. +55 21 24211025
                            t.balteiro@diler.com.br




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                                          USA
Category: Art, Music & Culture




BERLIN
Julian Schnabel




A unique blending of film, art, and music, Berlin is a rock opera and a concert film revolv-
ing around a drug-addicted couple, Caroline and Jim.The album Berlin, released in 1973,
has often been referred to as Lou Reed’s unknown masterpiece, but was never performed
live… until now. For five historic performances, a group of legendary musicians helped
Lou Reed bring his lost classic to life. With set design by Julian Schnabel himself, and a
backdrop of short movies directed by Lola Schnabel featuring Emmanuelle Seigner (Fran-
tic) as Caroline, director Schnabel and renowned concert cinematographer Ellen Kuras
captured the overwhelming visual, sonic, and emotional experience that is Berlin.

Running time: 85’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Fortissimo Films
Contact Person:             Catherine Le Clef
                            Van Diemenstraat 100
                            Amsterdam 1013 CN,The Netherlands
                            T. +31 20 627 32 15
                            F. +31 20 626 1155
                            info@fortissimo.nl




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                                     CYPRUS
Category: Lifestyles




A BETTER HOLE
Theo Panayides




In the past 25 years, the town of Paphos has gone from a rather sleepy port on the west
coast of Cyprus to a popular destination for tourists and expatriates, home to beach hotels
and – especially in the past decade – thousands of new villas for Britons and other Eu-
ropeans. Development in Paphos and its surrounding villages has been intense, and often
uncontrolled. Many locals struggle to reconcile the new Paphos with the place they once
knew – but, as they say, development“gives people jobs”. And meanwhile the newcomers
have their own communities...

Running time: 86’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Angelo Panayides
                            Yevgelis 2, Flat 402
                            Nicosia 1071, Cyprus
                            T. +357 99 425681
                            F. +357 22 313138
                            angpan@spidernet.com.cy
                            theo@cyprus-mail.com




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                               NETHERLANDS
Category: Lifestyles




BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH
Frank van den Engel & Masja Novikova




Two circus artists, Achat andTarsun, are forced to choose between continuing the old cir-
cus tradition and politics.Their different choices seriously affect their lifelong friendship.
The documentary is set in Uzbekistan, a country whose population is constantly being
watched by a comprehensive system of secret services and informers. This former Soviet
Republic has been independent since 1991, to the extent that the Russians installed Islam
Karimov, who has since established a dictatorship and has no plans to relinquish power.
The film tells the story of Achat andTarsun, childhood friends who are now in their late fi-
fties. At the age of seven they were swept away when a tightrope walker came to their vil-
lage.They both decided to become apprentices to the artist, and they have been the best
of friends ever since. They grow up together, fall in love, start a family and each build up
their own family circus.

Running time: 57’& 72’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               NPO Sales
Contact Person:              Kaisa Kriek
                             Sumatralaan 45
                             Hilversum 1217 GP,The Netherlands
                             T. +31 35 677 35 61
                             F. +31 35 677 53 18
                             Angelia.Ragghoe@omroep.nl




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




BETWEEN INSANITY AND BEAUTY –
THE ART COLLECTON OF DR. PRINZHORN
Christian Beetz


One of the world’s largest collection of artwork by schizophrenic patients: The collection
of Prinzhorn revolutionized the bigoted viewpoint in psychiatry as well as the art world
of the 1920s. Artists such as Paul Klee, Alfred Kubin and Max Ernst were highly inspired
by the so-called“art brut”. Later, these modern artists were found together with parts of
the collection of Prinzhorn in the“Degenerate Art”exhibition by the Nazis.The film follows
the history of the Prinzhorn collection illustrating the inner conflicts of the schizophrenic
patients through their artwork.

Running time: 75’, 52’& 2 x 26’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduction
Contact Person:             Christian Beetz
                            Heinrich-Roller Strasse 15
                            Berlin 10405, Germany
                            T. +49 30 6956 6910
                            F. +49 30 6956 6915
                            info@gebrueder-beetz.de




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                                     AUSTRIA
Category: Art, Music & Culture




BEYOND THE FOREST
Gerald Igor Hauzenberger




An old man lives in a small Carpathian village in the countryside of Romania. He is a Saxon.
Fifty kilometers away, a woman sits at her gravestone; she is Landleri and has already
lived five years past the date of death that is engraved on her stone.
The National Socialist regime turned both of them into perpetrators and into victims. De-
spite their difficult life stories marked by the SecondWorldWar, we can see two broken but
humorous people, who witnessed the disappearance of their own culture. Their national
pride forbade them to “mix” with other people. Now both of them are old, alone, and
want to die. The best thing would be to simply“disappear”from the world. The director,
Gerald Igor Hauzenberger, has been listening to both of them for six years. The result is a
sensitive yet humorous portrait of two people, which emotionally describes the history of
the last century. Beautiful pictures of the Romanian landscape complete this portrait of
a dying culture inTransylvania.

Running time: 75’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Taskovski Films
Contact Person:             Jarmila Outratova
                            4BWentworth Street
                            London E1 7TF, UK
                            T. +44 207 760 661 65
                            jarmila@taskovskifilms.com




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Category: Current Affairs




BHUTAN – BIRTH OF A DEMOCRACY
Frédéric Compain




Terra incognita for centuries, the King of Bhutan announced in 2008 that the Kingdom of
Bhutan would become a parliamentary democracy.The film is about this transformation
and provides an insight into the society of this nearly unknown country in the Himalayas.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             Autlook Filmsales
Contact Person:            Susanne Guggenberger
                           Zieglergasse 75/1
                           Vienna 1070, Austria
                           T. +43 720 553 570
                           F. +43 720 553 572
                           susanne@autlookfilms.com




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                                      GREECE
Category: Discoveries, Nature, Wildlife




BIRDLAND
Ilias Iosifidis




Lake Kerkini constitutes one of the most important and beautiful wetlands of Europe. Rare
and endangered bird species use the lake as a permanent or temporary residence. For
many of them it is the land of reproduction. Humans, however, use the lake as a water col-
lector and don’t care for the birds’rights. In the summer, the willow forest which is next
to the lake and in which the birds nest, is flooded due to human intervention with dra-
matic consequences. The few sensitized ecologists who live there protect the ecosystem
and make public the birds’inalienable right to their own vital area. Panayotis Hatziyanni-
dis and the English ecologist and poet Gordon Ramell reveal the latest episodes of a drama
which has been taking place for years.

Running time: 61’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Greek Film Center
Contact Person:             Evi Lazari
                            Panepistimiou 10
                            10671, Athens Greece
                            T. +30 210 3687503
                            F. +30 210 3614336
                            info@gfc.gr
                            www.gfc.gr




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Category: History & Politics
Festival Participation


BIRDS IN THE MIRE
Alida Dimitriou




The documentary film Birds in the Mire depicts the – still inconspicuous – role of women
during extreme historical events. More specifically, the film refers to the participation in
and contribution of women to the Greek Resistance during the German Occupation of
1941-44, as well as to the consequences they suffered. The film is based on the oral tes-
timonies of those women that survived and follows the historical sequence of events.
However, the focus of the film is not on the description of the historical events but rather
the memories of these women’s experiences and emotional traumas. The film reveals
these women’s life stance in the face of extreme circumstances that are usually experi-
enced by men, as well as the fact that under similar conditions women are equally capa-
ble of acts of heroism, such as those commonly attributed to men only.

Running time: 104’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             Alida Dimitriou
                           Taxiarchon 51
                           Alimos 17455, Greece
                           T. +30 210 98 10 549
                           F. +30 210 98 43 837
                           alida.sotiris@gmail.com




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                                SWITZERLAND
Category: Art, Music & Culture




BIRD’S NEST – HERZOG &
DE MEURON IN CHINA
Christoph Schaub & Michael Schindhelm


The documentary by Christoph Schaub and Michael Schindhelm shows how Chinese cul-
ture affects the construction work of the architects:The specific architectural form and the
struggle to achieve it give us information about society, culture and everyday life in China.
Bird’s Nest - Herzog & De Meuron in China explores how these prestigious buildings are
being built in China. On the one hand, the documentary attempts to understand the two
architects’own method of contextual building applied successfully again and again. On the
other, it explores the Chinese side: their intentions, their expectations, and their strategies
in this complex creation process.


Running time: 87’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:               T&C Film AG
Contact Person:              Susa Katz
                             Seestrasse 41a
                             Zürich 8002, Switzerland
                             T. +41 44 202 36 22
                             F. +41 44 202 30 05
                             tcemail@tcfilm.ch




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                         USA-SWITZERLAND
Category: Art, Music & Culture
Festival Participation


BLACK, WHITE + GRAY: A PORTRAIT
OF SAM WAGSTAFF AND
ROBERT MAPPLETHORPE
James Crump
Yale-educated and born with a silver spoon in his mouth, SamWagstaff’s transformation
from innovative museum curator to Robert Mapplethorpe’s lover and patron is intensively
probed in Βlack White + Gray. During the heady years of the 1970s and 1980s, the New
York City art scene was abuzz with a new spirit, and Mapplethorpe would be at the cen-
ter of it.Wagstaff pulled him from his suburban Queens existence, gave him a camera and
brought him into this art world that seemed to be waiting for him, creating the man
whose infamous images instilled emotions ranging from awe to anger. In turn, Map-
plethorpe brought the formerly starched-shirt preppie to the world of drugs and gay S&M
sex.The film also explores the relationship both men had with musician/poet Patti Smith,
whose 1975 debut album, Horses, catapulted her to fame.

Running time: 76’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Fortissimo Films
Contact Person:            Catherine Le Clef
                           Van Diemenstraat 100
                           1013 CN, Amsterdam,The Netherlands
                           T. +31 20 627 3215
                           F. +31 20 626 1155
                           info@fortissimofilms.nl
                           www.fortissimofilms.nl




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                                      FRANCE
Category: Art, Music & Culture




BOLERO, BOLEROS
Michel Follin




The film attempts to investigate the mystery of Maurice Ravel’s Boléro, the greatest “hit”
in the classical music repertoire.
It exasperates some and delights others. It is familiar to music-lovers around the world and
has inspired a variety of arrangements.Yet Ravel’s Boléro is surrounded by mystery.
Boléro was the result of a rush order from the dancer Ida Rubinstein. Ravel, who usually
worked slowly, was forced to resort to a semi-automatic composition system based on the
repetition of a single melodic theme. Ravel’s provocative statement makes the incredible
destiny of Boléro even more paradoxical.
How did a work which is so simple in appearance become the greatest success of the clas-
sical music repertoire, hummed by the ordinary music lovers, but also admired by the
most demanding musical theorists?
Ravel’s character and life are presented in the film, along with the numerous subsequent
forms in which Boléro has been performed.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              ARTE France
Contact Person:             Audrey Kamga
                            8 rue Marceau
                            Issy-les-Moulineaux 92130, France
                            T. +33 1 55 00 70 81
                            F. +33 1 55 00 80 65
                            a-kamga@artefrance.fr




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Category: Current Affairs




BOMBAY WORKERS
Dominique Henri & Vincent Detours




In Bombay, social workers from Nirma, a non-governmental agency, walk the streets and
the“Nakas’– the markets where one finds cheap labor. In this environment where men
and women strive to survive, speaking of improving social conditions is as uncommon as
it is essential. Slowly, workers discover they also have rights and organize together to claim
them.

Running time: 52’or 90’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Ventes-CBA/WIP-Sales
Contact Person:             Thierry Detaille
                            avenue des Arts, 19F
                            Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
                            T. +32 477 617 170
                            F. +32 2 227 22 39
                            th.detaille@skynet.be




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                                       GREECE
Category: History & Politics
Festival Participation


BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA:
VILINA VLAS – THE FAIRY’S HAIR
Dimitris Gerardis


Nuni watched the Serb paramilitaries slaughter her child before her eyes. Soon after, the
same people led her to Vilina Vlas, an old, gloomy hotel just outside Visegrad. The rooms
had been turned into cells and the hotel itself had become a concentration camp for Bosn-
ian Moslem women. In order to survive, the women had to become sex slaves for the Čet-
niks.“There were about two hundred of us. Only a handful came out alive.They even had
13-year-old girls there,” says Nuni, who, to this day, lives with the fear that her rapists will
return and take revenge on her. During the war in Bosnia, the group rape of women was
used as a weapon by all sides. Rape, a synonym for degradation, was also used as means
for ethnic cleansing.What took place at the VilinaVlas hotel makes up one of the darkest
pages in the history of the war in Bosnia.

Running time: 46’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               Teletypos SA – Mega Channel
Contact Person:               Litsa Deli
                             Rousou 4 & Messoghion
                             Athens 11526, Greece
                             T. +30 210 6903656
                             F. +30 210 6996811
                             warzone@megatv.com




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Category: Current Affairs




BRANDON’S DREAM
Pierre Meynadier




Porto Alegre, the capital of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, is built on the estuary of
a river where dozens of islands form an archipelago.
Brandon, 9 years old, lives in the favela of Mariners’ Island. His family, like other ones,
barely makes a living picking up recyclable wares. Every day, his father, Bilardao, crosses
the bridge to go to work in the city with his horse cart. He raises his kids with a sense of
dignity. Sometimes Brandon accompanies him to work and, one day, he finds some inte-
rior design magazines. He discovers a world of comfort and luxury totally unknown to
him.
On his island, a parallel society has developed and people get by with a bit of bartering.
As Christmas closes in, poverty seems even more overwhelming. Skimming through his
magazines, Brandon dreams of a better future, but will eventually be convinced that hap-
piness is not always to be found in their pages.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              10 Francs
Contact Person:             Guy Knafo
                            28, rue de l’Equerre
                            Paris 75019, France
                            T. +33 1 48 74 43 77
                            F. +33 1 48 74 82 65
                            10francs@10francs.fr




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                                       ISRAEL
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


BRIDES OF ALLAH
Natalie Assouline




The film is a chronicle of the lives of women who are serving time in prison for involve-
ment in terrorist attacks in Israel. Kahira, a mother of five, is serving three life terms for
transporting a suicide bomber to the heart of Jerusalem where he blew himself up, killing
three people.Waffa was arrested on her way to carry out a suicide attack in an Israeli hos-
pital, where she had been treated for six months after an accident. Samar built bombs
and was arrested while pregnant with her first child, who is born over the course of the
film.We share the daily lives of these women: we are with them when they give birth, we
listen to their pain when they talk about husbands who abandoned them, we hear of re-
ligious ideology, but also of discrimination and despair in the world these women come
from.

Running time: 76’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              First Hand Films
Contact Person:             Esther van Messel
                            Fritz Heeb weg 5
                            8050 Zurich, Switzerland
                            T. +41 44 3122060
                            F. +41 44 3122080
                            info@firsthandfilms.com
                            www.firsthandfilms.com




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Category: Art, Music & Culture
Festival Participation


BURHAN UYGUR: PASSION
OF AN ARTIST
Floor Kooij, Sibel Bilgin


The idea for this documentary originates from a newspaper article. Burhan Uygur’s mas-
terpiece, The Door, has appeared among the seized assets of a failed businessman. Un-
aware of its true value, liquidators are auctioning the work at an asking price of one
thousand dollars. How could this great master of Turkish modern painting be so quickly
forgotten, only fifteen years after his death?When he died at the age of 52, Burhan left be-
hind a story as startling, contentious, witty and touching as his paintings. We piece to-
gether the story of his life with the help of his family and friends. For Burhan, life and
painting are two sides of the same coin. Or, in his own words: “My paintings give me life,
and I give my life to my paintings.”

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Parallel Film
Contact Person:             Floor Kooij
                            Hemonystraat 14
                            1074 BP Amsterdam,The Netherlands
                            T. +31 20 6757180 / +90 212 277 1999
                            parallelfilm@hotmail.com




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                                       SPAIN
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


CAMPILLO YES, I DO
Andrés Rubio




In June 2005, the Spanish Parliament passed the law on gay marriage, giving gay couples
the same rights as heterosexual couples, including adoption. In cities like Valladolid, one
of the biggest in Spain, the mayors (who carry out civil marriages) made an appeal against
the implementation of the law. However, Mayor Francisco Maroto from Campillo de Ranas,
a small village of 50 inhabitants deep in the mountains of Guadalajara, stepped forward
and said:“I marry!” Ray, an American, and his Spanish boyfriend, Pepe, arrive in Campillo
to get married.

Running time: 74’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Kokelandia
Contact Person:             Andrés Rubio
                            Pelayo 48
                            28004 Madrid
                            T. +34 609 39 38 11
                            andres@kokelandia.com
                            www.kokelandia.com




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                                          GREECE
    Category: Art, Music and Culture




    CAPOEIRA-PLAYING IN GREECE
    Marianna Astraka




    Capoeira is a dance, a martial art, a way of life. It was born in Brazil because of the need
    of African slaves to defend themselves against their Portuguese masters. Today it is spread
    all over the world.
    Over the last decade it has appeared in Greece where it has been accepted with enthusi-
    asm. Brazilian and European teachers reveal the world of Capoeira and the music and the
    game create its atmosphere and transmit its energy.

    Running time: 28’
    Year of production: 2008

    Sales Contact:              Spirto Productions
    Contact Person:             Manos Papadakis
                                Odysseos 1
                                Thessaloniki 54627, Greece
                                T. +30 2310 519 930, +30 697 759 32 67
                                info@manospapadakis.gr




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




THE CARETAKER
Daren Bartlett




O Zelador (The Caretaker), shows a face of Rio de Janeiro far from Copacabana and
Ipanema, caipiirinhas, palm trees and postcard beaches. It offers an insight into the mar-
tial art and cultural resistance movement of Capoeira, as practised in Rio’s poor suburbs.
Narratively, the film is an exploration of the life of Mestre Russo and the phenomenon of
the‘roda livre’, one of the most famous arenas for playing Capoeira which has been main-
tained for over 30 years. The film explores the theme of cultural struggle to maintain the
dignity of the black man’s heritage inherent in the history of Capoeira, and more widely
in modern Brazil in general.
The film does not shy away from the idiosyncrasies of modern Brazil’s social exclusion. It
gives a voice to the participants of the roda livre – marginalized voices with their insights
into contemporary Brazil. Their words are complemented by the film’s use of archival
footage to illustrate the continued oppression of black culture in Brazil through slavery
and dictatorship.

Running time: 83’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Bantam Films
Contact Person:             Abigail Clarke
                            White Cottage, Boughton Monchelsea
                            Maidstone ME17 4LF, UK
                            T. +44 786 096 09 69
                            F. +44 162 274 72 29
                            clarkeabigail@yahoo.com




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                                          FRANCE
    Category: Current Affairs




    CARS R US
    Paul Moreira




    The cars we are attracted to affect our reptilian brain.They awaken our animal instinct to
    dominate.With a draw as strong as this, the automobile industry wouldn’t normally have
    any reason to worry about future sales, but that was before the scientific community and
    ecology groups started issuing repeated warnings about the negative effects the car has
    on the world’s ecosystems. So the automobile industry is worried, and it doesn’t want to
    see any loss in profits... even if to ensure this means pressuring the scientific community
    and“doctoring”official reports.

    Running time: 55’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Doc & Co
    Contact Person:             Cristina Moya
                                13 Rue Portefoin
                                Paris 75020, France
                                T. + 33 1 4277 5687
                                F. + 33 1 4277 5636
                                doc@ doc-co.com




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                                           USA
Category: Human Interest
Festival Participation


CAT DANCERS
Harris Fishman




In the 1960s, Ron and Joy Holiday became the first entertainers to pioneer an exotic stage
act with big cats, using a combination of acrobatics, dance, lions, panthers and tigers.The
forever-youthful Ron Holiday recounts the incredible story of the two biggest loves of his
life: Joy and big cats. He meanders through their bizarre life history and career, increasingly
building up tension until the gruesome climax which ended their fantastic life. The criti-
cal dramatic turn in this strange story came with the arrival of the handsome young Chuck
Lizza, who formed an exotic ménage à trois with the couple.The interview with Ron is in-
terspersed with archival footage of the shows and TV interviews. This is also compli-
mented by a blending of photos and sound recordings that add a terrifying dimension to
the dramatic nadir in their lives. In addition to being a portrait of a remarkable show cou-
ple, the film bears witness to the unconditional love between humans and the unpre-
dictable cruelty of nature.

Running time: 73’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               CactusThree
Contact Person:              Krysanne Katsoolis
                             451 Greenwich Street, 7th Floor
                             NY 10013 NewYork, USA
                             T. +1 212 9052340
                             F. +1 212 9051242
                             cactuskmk@yahoo.com
                             www.cactusthree.com




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                                 ISRAEL-GERMANY
    Category: History & Politics




    THE CHAMPAGNE SPY
    Nadav Schirman




    What if James Bond had a son?
    Paris 1961. Oded is just 12 years old when his father reveals to him that he’s a spy for the
    Israeli secret service, the Mossad. He makes the boy swear to secrecy because his life de-
    pends on it and leaves on his mission to Cairo under the covert identity ofWolfgang Lotz
    – ex-Nazi millionaire and horse breeder. Oded and his mother remain alone in Paris, wait-
    ing anxiously for his return. In Egypt Lotz skillfully penetrates the tight circle of German sci-
    entists developing missiles against Israel but he also sinks deeper into his cover, enjoys the
    jet set lifestyle and marries a beautiful woman he meets on a train. The Mossad keeps
    this relationship under wraps until the day Oded picks up a newspaper reporting his fa-
    ther was arrested in Cairo together with a new wife. Now a grown man, Oded breaks a
    long silence and journeys into his father’s real and covert identities as he tries to come to
    terms with the tragic price paid by his family, trapped in the shadows of espionage.
    A real life spy thriller, a tragic love story and a deeply moving journey of a son abandoned
    by his father – a spy who becomes addicted to his cover.

    Running time: 91’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:               FilmsTransit International Inc.
    Contact Person:              Jan Röfekamp
                                 252 Gouin Boulevard East
                                 Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                                 T. +1 514 844 33 58
                                 F. +1 514 844 72 98
                                 janrofekamp@filmstransit.com




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                                    GREECE
Category: Current Affairs
Festival Participation


CHANGE FOR THE BETTER
Marianna Economou, Elias Demetriou




Yorgos has no interest in school whatsoever, till one day his teacher hands him a video
camera and for the first time he confronts himself.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:            Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:           Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                          432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                          15342, Athens Greece
                          T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                          F. +30 210 607 5715
                          ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                          www.ert.gr




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                                          BRAZIL
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    CHAPTER xV:12
    Fernando Pinheiro




    “allYOU NEED IS LOVE”.

    Running time: 13’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:             Fernando Pinheiro
                               Rua Brumadinho, 833, Prado
                               Belo Horizonte 30410-120, Brazil
                               T. +55 31 3334 1501
                               fernandoffpg@gmail.com




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                                      ITALY
Category: History & Politics




CHE GUEVARA – THE BODY
AND THE LEGEND
Raffaele Brunetti


Ernesto “Che” Guevara, the world’s most famous revolutionary, was killed on October
1967 under mysterious circumstances.Today, 40 years later, his image is the twenty-first
century’s best-selling icon anywhere.Yet his myth has lost nothing of its force.
Upon his death, Che’s remains vanished for more than 30 years. Was this disappearance
an attempt to avoid the creation of an even more powerful historical legend?

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:            First Hand Films
Contact Person:           EstherVan Messel
                          Fritz HeebWeg 5
                          Zurich 8050, Switzerland
                          T. +41 44 312 20 60
                          F. +41 44 312 20 80
                          info@firsthandfilms.com




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                                             ITALY
    Category: Docudrama




    CHECKMATE PROVENZANO
    Claudio Mariano Cirino & Paolo Santolini




    This docu-drama focuses on the last few months of Sicilian Mafia boss Bernardo Proven-
    zano. He spent 43 years as a fugitive from justice. Taped conversations of Mafiosi talking
    from their hideouts, eyewitness accounts of the police investigators, plus dramatic recon-
    structions provide a description of day-to-day Mafia life. For the very first time, Proven-
    zano’s “mailmen”are shown exchanging “pizzini”– the handwritten messages used by
    the head of Cosa Nostra to give orders.

    Running time: 90’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              RaiTrade
    Contact Person:             Margherita Zocaro
                                Via Umberto Novaro, 18
                                Rome 00195, Italy
                                T. +39 063 749 83 41
                                F. +39 063 701 343
                                zocaro@raitrade.it




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                                          USA
Category: History & Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


CHILDREN IN ExILE
Chris Swider




In Children in Exile, survivors of Soviet deportation to Siberia describe their experiences as
the youngest victims of the Soviet system. These crimes against humanity have never
been legally confronted, and as one of the interviewed victims states,“a crime should be
called a crime”. Joseph Stalin infamously said that one death is a tragedy, but a million
deaths are a statistic. The film fills in the human face of this statistic. Combining inter-
views with archival photographs, archival film footage, and artwork created by survivors,
the film creates a poignant picture of how these extremely difficult circumstances were ex-
perienced by children and teenagers.The experiences of the millions of victims of the So-
viet secret police had enormous variety, but also characteristic common points: cruel
interrogations, difficult journeys in boxcars, the effects of starvation, and the bewildering,
deadly mess of the Soviet system. In Children in Exile, the interviewed victims recall these
difficult times and reflect on why they should be remembered.

Running time: 58’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               Opus 27 Productions
Contact Person:              Christopher Swider
                             3741 N. Oakley
                             Chicago, Illinois 60618, USA
                             T. +1 773 368 6963
                             christopher@opus27productions.net




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                                          FRANCE
    Category: Docudrama




    THE CHILDREN OF THE BEIJING OPERA
    Gonzalo Arijón




    For the first time in its history, The Beijing Opera School, the largest of the 270 Chinese
    schools for the arts, agreed to open its doors to a film crew whose aim was to shoot a
    documentary about the daily life of the few hundred students studying for a career in the
    art of Chinese opera.
    Structured around a typical day for some of these children and their teachers, we follow
    them from dawn to dusk in all their activities.With morning acrobatics, martial arts, act-
    ing classes, make-up sessions, academic lessons, rehearsals and performances, we are
    plunged into the activities of an institution which in many respects has the discipline of
    a military academy.
    This film affords the opportunity to better understand an age-old yet ever-evolving tra-
    dition. Don Kent’s spectacular images portray the daily reality of the demanding lessons.
    It is these very high standards that make the Beijing Opera School students attain excel-
    lence in their disciplines. In a country with a population of one billion 300 million people,
    competition is fierce and only a handful of the opera school students will become stars.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              ARTE France
    Contact Person:             Audrey Kamga
                                8 rue Marceau
                                Issy-les-Moulineaux 92130, France
                                T. +33 1 5500 7081
                                F. +33 1 5500 8065
                                a-kamga@artefrance.fr




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                                    BULGARIA
Category: History & Politics




CHILDREN OF THE FATHERS
Boyko Vassilev




This is a documentary devoted to the 50th anniversary of theTreaty of Rome by means of
which the European Economic Community was established. It is focused on the heirs of
“the fathers of Europe”– the founders of the EU, who signed the treaty. At the center are
the grandson of Adenauer, Patric; the daughter of Paul-Henry Spaak, Antoinette; the
daughter of Alcide de Gasperi; a friend of Robert Shuman and others. The themes of the
film are the legacy of “the fathers of Europe”, the borders, the attitude towards Bulgaria and
the European mood today.

Running time: 30’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Bulgarian NationalTelevision
Contact Person:             Daniela Kuzmanova
                            29, San Stefano St.
                            Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
                            T. +359 2 814 2390
                            F. +359 2 943 6045
                            d_kuzmanova@bnt.bg




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                                            CHINA
    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues




    CHILDREN OF THE STARS
    Robin Aspey




    Children of the Stars is the remarkable true story of the Chinese Feng JiaWei family.
    They come to Beijing in a state of suicidal crisis as they cannot cope with their violent
    autistic son. He is also unable to speak or connect with them on any emotional level. His
    mother and father have brought him to the city to attend a special course at The Stars &
    Rain Institute of Autism.Their hope is to find a“miracle”cure. The film follows them as they
    grow to understand their son has a lifelong condition while undergoing a deeply touch-
    ing journey that reveals the incredible power and tenderness of parental love. It’s one of
    the most moving and inspirational documentaries you will see.

    Running time: 50’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              ChinaTV Services Co. Ltd
    Contact Person:             Alexander Haase
                                Sanlitun Diplomatic Compound 4-1-12
                                Beijing 100600, China
                                T. +86 10 586 41 696
                                alex@childrenofthestars-film.org




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                                      ISRAEL
Category: History & Politics




CHILDREN OF THE SUN
Ran Tal




On the collective farms of the early Zionist movement in Israel, idealistic men and women
attempted to create utopian communities where everything was shared, even the raising
of children.The tens of thousands of children born in the Israeli kibbutzim in the 1920s and
30s became known as the“Children of the Sun,” and grew up completely outside of the
traditional nuclear family structure. The richly-textured documentary Children of the Sun
traces the experience of this unique generation, and the joys and wounds they still bear
after all these years.

Running time: 70’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Fortissimo Films
Contact Person:            Catherine Le Clef
                           Van Diemenstraat 100
                           Amsterdam 1013 CN,The Netherlands
                           T. + 31 20 627 3215
                           F. + 31 20 626 1155
                           info@fortissimo.nl




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                                          BELGIUM
    Category: Current Affairs




    CHILDREN WITHOUT A HOME
    Roger Beekmans




    Since the day they left their country, they live on the sidelines, in a center for political asy-
    lum seekers. It is hard to build a future, or even to imagine having one. Questions remain
    unanswered: why do we have to leave our friends, why must we learn another language
    or why do we not have a house like everyone else? If they are allowed to stay in the coun-
    try, their life will eventually begin...

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:               Ventes-CBA/WIP-Sales
    Contact Person:              Thierry Detaille
                                 avenue des Arts, 19F
                                 Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
                                 T. + 32 477 617 170
                                 F. + 32 2 227 22 39
                                 th.detaille@skynet.be




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                                GERMANY
Category: Creative Documentaries




CHILDREN – AS TIME FLIES
Thomas Heise




What became of bus driver Jeanette’s dream?
How are her childrenTommy and Paul?
Is life under control now?
What does Jeanette’s little brotherTino mean by“mixing everything”?
The snowman has no mouth.
Life as it flows. Agitating.

Running time: 86’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:           Deckert Distribution
Contact Person:          Heino Deckert
                         Marienplatz 1
                         Leipzig 04103, Germany
                         T. + 49 341 215 66 38
                         F. + 49 341 215 66 39
                         info@deckert-distribution.com




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                                            JAPAN
    Category: Current Affairs




    CHINA IN A TORRENT:
    NEW RICH AND RURAL POOR
    Jin Takayama & Hideki Yamagishi


    While a corporate president builds a fortune of over $250 million and plays the stock mar-
    ket using several hundred million dollars per trade, a peasant leaves his village to work in
    the city for a daily income of $8 to feed his family. The divide between rich and poor is
    growing at an alarming rate. The government is struggling to correct this imbalance by
    promoting the building of “a harmonious society” and “an all-round well-off society”.
    Why do poor people stay poor? The first episode of this series presents a comprehensive
    view of today’s most pressing issues in China.

    Running time: 60’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              MICO – Media International Corporation
    Contact Person:             Akemi Kikuchi
                                NR Bldg. 3rd Floor, 5-5 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku
                                Tokyo 150-0047, Japan
                                T. +81 3 3468 6984
                                F. +81 3 3466 9530
                                kikuchi-a@micojapan.com




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                                   BELGIUM
Category: Current Affairs




CHINA UPSIDE DOWN
Freddy Coppens




In 1992, Deng Xiaoping’s infamous slogan “it is glorious to get rich” unleashed one of the
biggest revolutions in the thousand-year-old country of China. Deng threw the classless
society and the equal division of the means of production to the wind. From then on,
China stuck to a socialism with ‘Chinese characteristics’, which in the end doesn’t really
make much sense.This documentary recounts a series of stories that illustrate these con-
tradictions and how they are dealt with by the Chinese population.

Running time: 52’& 80’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Doc & Co
Contact Person:            Cristina Moya
                           13 Rue Portefoin
                           Paris 75020, France
                           T. + 33 1 4277 5687
                           F. + 33 1 4277 5636
                           doc@doc-co.com




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                                         CANADA
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    CHINA’S SExUAL REVOLUTION
    Miro Cernetig & Josh Freed




    You’ve heard about China’s Cultural Revolution and its sizzling Economic Revolution. But
    you haven’t heard about its other great social upheaval – the Chinese sexual revolution –
    and like everything in this country it’s happening at warp speed. It’s China’s version of
    the 60s revolution – on steroids. China’s Sexual Revolution is the world’s first glimpse into
    this forbidden new China, often using secret cameras. It’s a surprising portrait of the Chi-
    nese today: the new free love generation that’s left their parents in shock; the booming
    sex industry that’s creating an HIV crisis; the new generation of career women and fem-
    inists that suddenly wants it all – while millions of men feel left out. This long untold
    story goes back to the days of Chairman Mao, who made sexuality a great taboo. He or-
    dered everyone to wear unisexual Mao suits and forbade women from wearing sexy cloth-
    ing or even make-up. Men and women were expected to be comrades – not lovers –
    though Mao himself enjoyed an emperor’s sex life, seeking virgins to retain his “youth.”
    China’s sexual libido was bottled up for 50 years, but now its bursting loose.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
    Contact Person:             Jan Röfekamp
                                252 Gouin Boulevard East
                                Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                                T. +1 514 844 33 58
                                F. +1 514 844 72 98
                                janrofekamp@filmstransit.com




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                                       GREECE
Category: Lifestyles
Festival Participation


CHIP & OVI
Panayotis Evangelidis




Chip & Ovi met in an orphanage near the city of Kluj-Napoca in Romania when they were
teenagers. Ovi was born with disabilities in his arms and Chip has a severely damaged leg
from polio.Their mothers abandoned them a short time after giving birth to them and the
boys spent their formative years at state orphanages.They have been a couple for the past
year and a half and they are trying to live their lives, to overcome their disabilities, social
discrimination, poverty, and the problems in their relationship, to find jobs and live out
their dreams: Chip wants to be an oilman inTexas and Ovi a professional cameraman.

Running time: 45’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Amanda Livanou
                            35, Dervenion str
                            Athens 10681, Greece
                            T. +30 69 44 75 73 39, +30 210 38 42 209
                            amandalivanos@yahoo.com




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                                           GREECE
    Category: Lifestyles
    Festival Participation


    CHRISTINI, A PRINCESS
    Iris Zahmanidi




    Christini’s life is being turned into a movie. Christini is a 31-year-old woman with Down
    syndrome, living an ordinary life at an educational and occupational center for individu-
    als with mental disabilities. She cares about clothes and make-up, she flirts, she needs to
    fell attractive; love occupies a central place in her life. But her involvement in the theater,
    and, most importantly, her acting in the performance of Yorgos Dialegmenos’play Bella
    Venezia, directed by Lefteris Voyatzis, take her to the center of the debate concerning the
    incorporation of people with mental disabilities into mainstream life. Can people with
    mental disabilities co-operate with so-called normal individuals?What do the latter have
    to gain from such a collaboration? Can people with mental disabilities benefit from mixed
    education? Can people with mental disabilities start their own families? These are some
    of the questions this film poses to those in some official capacity, as well as to people with
    mental disabilities themselves, whom we get to know as the movie evolves and they
    make their personal statement on the subject.

    Running time: 66’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Studio ALFA SA
    Contact Person:             Dimitris Evangelopoulos
                                10 – 12 Stoudiou Str.
                                Athens 15126, Greece
                                T. +30 210 61 32 900
                                F. +30 210 61 32 906
                                devangel@hol.gr




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




A CIRCUS ON THE ROAD
Dimitris Sfiris




Cyclown Circus is a group of self-taught musicians and clown performers who travel
mostly by bicycle and perform anywhere (streets, squares, bars, schools, etc). Some of
them began by traveling around the USA but soon left for Europe where they wandered
for two years. Now they are in Asia. During the winter of 2005 they stopped their tour for
three months and stayed in the city of Chania (Crete).The film follows their activities there
while listening to them talking about their life and dreams.

Running time: 72’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Dimitris Sfiris
                            Vass. Konstantinou 26-32
                            Xanthi 67100, Greece
                            T. +30 254 102 44 38
                            F. +30 254 102 07 90
                            jhammer00@gmail.com




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                                           ISRAEL
    Category: Politics & Gender Issues
    Festival Participation


    CITIZEN NAWI
    Nissim Mossek




    The film documents the tumultuous life of one of the most fascinating men in the Israeli
    left – Ezra Nawi – a plumber by trade and a political activist who fights for Palestinians’
    rights. Simultaneously, Nawi engages in a personal battle for his partner, Fuad, a Pales-
    tinian from Ramallah and an illegal resident persecuted by law enforcement officials.
    Tracking the two intertwined parts of Nawi’s life, the film uncovers a deep seated racism
    and homophobia that is common everywhere.

    Running time: 80’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Biblical Productions
    Contact Person:             Sharon Schaveet
                                9 Ben Maimon Street, POB 4694
                                Jerusalem, 91041, Israel
                                T. +972 2 5667785
                                F. +972 2 5667786
                                info@biblicalproductions.com
                                www.biblicalproductions.com




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                                          UK
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


CITY OF CRANES
Eva Weber




City of Cranes takes you on a journey high up in the sky, to look at the world through the
eyes and words of crane drivers. It is an attempt to understand what becomes of the
human spirit in such extreme working conditions; and what emerges is a mesmerising and
fascinating insight into a world unnoticed by most of us, yet fundamental to our lives.

Running time: 14’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Odd Girl Out Productions
Contact Person:            Samantha Zarsosa
                           10 Kemp House, Sewardstone Rd.
                           London, E2 9JL, UK
                           T. +44 7814 722 134
                           samantha@oddgirlout.co.uk
                           www.oddgirlout.co.uk




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                                            ITALY
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    CLAUDIO ABBADO –
    THE OTHER VOICE OF MUSIC
    Helmut Failoni & Francesco Merini


    The journeys of Claudio Abbado to Venezuela and Cuba in 2005 and 2006 where a large
    part of the population lives below the threshold of poverty.
    The organization“Sistema Orchestrale”– invented by José Antonio Abreu 30 years ago –
    is today composed of 100 juvenile and 90 children’s orchestras, which save young people
    from the street through music.

    Running time: 55’ & 73’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:             Vitagraph
    Contact Person:            Filippo D’Angelo
                               Via Schiavonia 1
                               Bologna 40121, Italy
                               T. +39 051 267 150
                               F. +39 051 267 150
                               vitagraph@libero.it




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                                     FRANCE
Category: Art, Music & Culture




CLINT EASTWOOD: A LIFE IN FILM
Michael Henry Wilson




A fascinating and unprecedented documentary on the last living legend of cinema: Clint
Eastwood openly talks about his extraordinary life and career, in an extended interview.
He is probably the most surprised of all to be where he is today – at the top. Throughout
his life and career he has proved that the famous American Dream can come true. He re-
counts his prodigious odyssey, while completing his most ambitious project to date – the
diptych on the Pacific War, with Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. Personal
archive photos, images from film shoots and extracts from his most remarkable films en-
rich these personal exchanges with Michael HenryWilson. He answers the questions raised
by his human and creative adventure.With characteristic simplicity, humor and humility,
he explains to us how he went it alone, away from all trends, and how he used his fame
to bring about projects that could not otherwise have come to fruition. And he tells us
about the trust he places in his famous intuition, that gut instinct he has that constantly
drives him to seek out new challenges.

Running time: 82’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             ARTE France
Contact Person:            Audrey Kamga
                           8 rue Marceau
                           Issy-les-Moulineaux 92130, France
                           T. +33 1 5500 70 81
                           F. +33 1 5500 8065
                           a-kamga@artefrance.fr




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                                       DENMARK
    Category: Science & Knowledge




    THE CLOUD MYSTERY
    Lars Oxfeldt Mortensen




    The film that could inconveniently turn the climate debate upside down.

    This is a scientific detective story about how scientist and climate science’s new enfant
    terrible, Henrik Svensmark, through pioneering experiments, solves the mystery of how su-
    pernova explosions in our Galaxy and variations in the Sun govern climate changes on
    the Earth. Henrik Svensmark provoked outrage in the climate community a decade ago by
    arguing that climate change on Earth is mainly driven by celestial forces rather than by a
    manmade greenhouse effect. Svensmark noticed that the variations in cloud cover were
    very closely linked to the variations in the intensity of cosmic rays in our atmosphere.The
    correlation was too persistent to be a coincidence.There had to be a link between climate
    on Earth and events in our Galaxy. His theory was a provocation to the climate commu-
    nity.To face his opponents, Svensmark built the world’s largest cloud chamber in a base-
    ment beneath the Danish National Space Center.
    This film gives new perspective to the current climate debate. Besides witnessing a human
    drama with a passionate scientist who struggles to reach his goals, we are made aware
    of the new discoveries in climate change and human evolution.

    Running time: 52’& 58’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              TV2World A/S
    Contact Person:             Anne Köhncke
                                Teglholm Alle 16
                                Copenhagen 2450, Denmark
                                T. +45 6521 2223
                                F. +45 3975 7500
                                annk@tv2.dk


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Category: Current Affairs




COCALERO: WHEN I CAME HOME
Dan Lohaus




Cocalero follows Evo Morales for over a year thorough his seemingly impossible bid to be-
come Bolivia’s first indigenous president up to his win by an unprecedented majority.The
film offers fresh insight into big political changes afoot in Latin America.

Running time: 78’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Cinephil
Contact Person:            Philippa Kowarsky
                           18 Levontin Street
                           Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
                           T. +972 3 566 41 29
                           F. +972 3 560 14 36
                           info@cinephil.co.il




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                                        ROMANIA
    Category: History & Politics




    COLD WAVES
    Alexandru Solomon




    This is a story of love and hate built around something no one can see or touch: radio
    waves. During the 80s, Radio Free Europe was the secret relief and source of information
    to its Romanian listeners. The Radio was Ceausescu’s most important enemy; he even
    hired Carlos the Jackal to close it down. All the protagonists of this story confront them-
    selves once more in Cold Waves: radio speakers, terrorists, listeners as well as party and Se-
    curitate officials, Romanians, Germans, Americans and French together. The world has
    changed, there are different wars now. But if you listen to the voices, you may get a bet-
    ter picture.

    Running time: 108’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              PaulThiltges Distributions
    Contact Person:             PaulThiltges
                                45, bd. Pierre Frieden, bldg KB2, Office 154
                                Luxembourg L-1543, Luxembourg
                                T. +352 250 39 31
                                F. +352 250 394
                                pthiltges@ptd.lu




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                                       SPAIN
Category: Art, Music & Culture




COLORS IN SERIES
Mai Balaguer & Óscar Lorca




Colors in Series invites viewers to discover the secrets of colors in a way that has never
been done before.The format is a cross between documentary and fiction. A new exper-
imental, artistic approach is used in each episode, each one covering a different color.
Viewers are invited to discover the anthropological, cultural and psychological dimensions
of colors. There are no rules; no set structure. Each episode is a new, fascinating journey
set out by the color itself.

Running time: 25’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             TV3-Televisió De Catalunya SA
Contact Person:            Oriol Baquer
                           c/ de laTV3 s/n
                           Sant Joan Despí 08970, Spain
                           T. +34 93 499 93 33
                           F. +34 93 473 15 63
                           obaquer.n@tv3.cat




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                                 CUBA - FINLAND
    Category: Creative Documentaries
    Festival Participation


    CONQUISTADORS OF CUBA
    Arto Halonen




    A film about the history of old American cars, love and the man whose face shows the two
    sides of Cuba’s soul. Maximiliano, 62, has been asked to fix Che Guevara’s old car in Havana
    and bring it back to life. Conquistadors of Cuba is a film about the beauty and greatness of
    ordinary people under the pressure of totalitarian regimes.

    Running time: 52’& 88’
    Year of production: 2008 (new 52’version)/2005

    Sales Contact:              JMT Films Distribution
    Contact Person:             MichaelTreves
                                20 Bialik st.
                                Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                                T. +972 52 363 33 98
                                F. +972 52 363 33 98
                                jmtreves@012.net.il




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




THE CONTEMPLATION OF THE SOUL
Chris Delville




This film invites the audience on a musical and poetic journey through a lesser known
country where Ferghana Qasimova’s singing finds its roots: Azerbaidjan. Daughter and
pupil of Mugham master Alim Qasimov, she developed her own vocal particularities. Her
beautiful voice, her rehearsals, daily life and strolls in the country, transmit the meaning
and the intensity of her contemplation of days, a Sufi mystical way of life and inspiration,
which also praises love and passion.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             Ventes-CBA/WIP-Sales
Contact Person:            Thierry Detaille
                           avenue des Arts, 19F
                           Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
                           T. + 32 477 617 170
                           F. + 32 2 227 2239
                           th.detaille@skynet.be




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                                      ARGENTINA
    Category: Art, Music & Culture
    Festival Participation


    COPACABANA
    Martín Rejtman




    Every year in mid-October, the Bolivian community in Buenos Aires celebrates the patron
    saint of Bolivia, Our Lady of Copacabana. Hundreds of music and dance groups from all
    over the country, some even arriving from Bolivia, get together in the Buenos Aires neigh-
    borhood of Charrua for a big parade, in a celebration that transcends religion. Copacabana
    takes this celebration as a starting point. Focusing on rehearsals of dance and music
    groups, photo albums, and the border between Bolivia and Argentina, among other
    things, the film threads a simultaneously distant and close portrait of the Bolivian com-
    munity of Buenos Aires.

    Running time: 54’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Rudacine
    Contact Person:             Rosa Martinez Rivero
                                Cordoba 1485 5
                                Buenos Aires, Argentina
                                T. +54 11 4812 1244
                                rosa@rudacine.com.ar




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




COURBET, THE ORIGIN OF HIS WORLD
Romain Goupil




A new major film about the life and works of one of the most famous artists of the world’s
heritage.
The name Gustave Courbet inevitably recalls his most striking painting, The Origin of the
World. The nude body of a reclining woman, thighs spread apart, with neither head nor
feet portrayed... Ahead of its time, it’s a painting that counters all prejudice, placing itself
beyond all criticism. Beyond all subjective considerations of his painting, Courbet is an
artist who breaks with what went before. He represents a rupture in the history of art as
well as in the positioning of the painter in public life.
This film aims at finding what led the painter to focus on realist paintings. It means grasp-
ing his painting, exploring colors, substance and the concrete, following the path that
winds through his paintings.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               ARTE France
Contact Person:              Audrey Kamga
                             8 rue Marceau
                             Issy-les-Moulineaux 92130, France
                             T. + 33 1 5500 7081
                             F. + 33 1 5500 8065
                             a-kamga@artefrance.fr




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                                             ITALY
    Category: Creative Documentaries
    Festival Participation


    CROSSING THE LINE
    Pietro Marcello




    Crossing the Line is a journey across Italy set to the rhythm of long-distance express trains,
    long abandoned to a destiny of slow decay, as they cross the Italian peninsula from South
    to North and back again, in a trip that lasts from nighttime till morning. A succession of
    landscapes, buildings, faces, dialects, voices and lives which blend together on board the
    trains.

    Running time: 57’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:               Indigo Film
    Contact Person:              Carlotta Calori
                                 Via Ludovico Muratori 15
                                 00184, Rome, Italy
                                 T. +39 06 77250255
                                 F. +39 06 77079042
                                 info@indigofilm.it
                                 www.indigofilm.it




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




DANCE FOR ALL
Elena Bromund & Viviane Blumenschein




Dance for All is a very enthusiastic ballet project in Cape Town’s townships, founded in
1991 by Philip Boyd and Phyllis Spira, two former ballet dancers from the CapeTown City
Ballet.The Dance Company opens a new world and possibilities in the lives of these chil-
dren who join professional dance classes after school on a daily basis.Most of the dancers
come from a very difficult background of unemployment, crime and drug abuse. They
dream of going overseas to get more experience, both personally and in dance.
Our documentary shows life in the townships 11 years after Apartheid by following some
of the kids into their own world between dancing and family life.We slowly reveal where
they come from and what they desire.We go with two of the dancers on their first trip to
San Francisco, where they find themselves in a very different society with different values
in life. Returning from this trip they find it difficult to deal with loyalty.
The film shows the path the dancers have to follow, discovering the decisions each human
being has to make at a certain point in his life.

Running time: 92’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             InsideOut Film GBR
Contact Person:            Myriam Zschage
                           Dunckerstr. 70
                           Hamburg 10437, Germany
                           T. + 49 40 9826 6318
                           F. + 49 40 9826 6316
                           myriam.zschage@gmx.de




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




DANTE – THE UNREVEALED POET
Maria Martinelli




In the seventh centennial celebration of the conception of the Divina Commedia, the doc-
umentary investigates the mystery of Dante’s Life and the odyssey of his remains. One of
the most interesting mysteries about the Poet arises again: which is Dante’s true face?
In order to prevent theft, the monks of the St Francis convent hid Dante’s mortal remains
and any trace of them immediately disappeared. In 1865 the remains were found inside
the Braccioforte Chapel, and the bones were subjected to a perfunctory analysis. In 1921,
during the sixth centennial celebration of the Poet’s death, two anthropologists from
Bologna University, Prof. Frassetto and Prof. Sergi, carried out the first and only scientific
verification of Dante’s bones. After many vicissitudes and bureaucratic problems, the two
anthropologists published a book entitled Dantis ossa, where they report the results of
their study. Nearly eighty years later, thanks to the help of the most advanced technology,
a skilled team composed of historians, anthropologists, computer experts, scientists and
engineers reveal the truth, confirming that the bones kept inside Dante’s Mausoleum in
Ravenna really belong to the author of the Divina Commedia.

Running time: 50’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              RaiTrade
Contact Person:             Margherita Zocaro
                            Via Umberto Novaro, 18
                            Rome 00195, Italy
                            T. +39 063 749 83 41
                            F. +39 063 701 343
                            zocaro@raitrade.it




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                                   GERMANY
Category: Ecology & Current Affairs
Festival Participation


DESERTS ON THE MOVE – ASIA
Klaus Feichtenberger




According to the United Nations, desertification affects more than 2.6 billion people in
110 countries. It plagues more than one third of the earth’s land area, and already affects
more than 65% croplands worldwide. With more than 3 billion cattle, sheep and goats,
the world’s pastures are being pushed beyond their sustainable limits. This is prompting
a mass global migration, with millions of farmers and peasants leaving their homesteads
in search of a better life in the cities; sometimes in other countries. In this documentary,
we look at how deserts and desertification are changing the world, and affecting Asia in
particular.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              ZDF Enterprises
Contact Person:             Maximilian Bolenius
                            Lise-Meitner-Str. 9
                            55129 Mainz, Germany
                            T. +49 61 31991291
                            bolenius.m@zdf.de
                            www.zdf-enterprises.de




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                                    GERMANY
Category: Ecology & Current Affairs
Festival Participation


DESERTS ON THE ΜOVE – EUROPE
Ingo Herbst




Most school textbooks continue to recite the conventional wisdom that Europe does not
have any deserts.They are out of date. Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece are four EU coun-
tries that are already so badly affected that they have joined the United Nations Conven-
tion to Combat Desertification (CCD). A fifth of Spanish land is so degraded that it is turning
into desert, and in Italy tracks of land in the south are now abandoned and have also been
declared desert. But the problem is not confined to these four countries. Bulgaria, Hungary,
Moldova, Romania and Russia have all reported signs of desertification – and in the
Ukraine 41% of agricultural land is at risk of erosion. In 2000, the United Nations pub-
lished a report in which it stated that “the first stages of serious soil degradation were
being noted in parts of Europe and 150 million hectares are at a high risk of erosion. De-
terioration is at a critical point in Mediterranean countries”.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               ZDF Enterprises
Contact Person:              Maximilian Bolenius
                             Lise-Meitner-Str. 9
                             55129 Mainz, Germany
                             T. +49 61 31991291
                             bolenius.m@zdf.de
                             www.zdf-enterprises.de




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Category: Current Affairs




DIAMOND ROAD
Nisha Pahuja




Diamond Road is a three-part documentary series exploring the many facets of the world’s
most intriguing gem.
Every year, 24 tons of diamonds are teased from the heart of the earth. Once mined, they
begin their year-long journey through the “pipeline,” a vast network encompassing five
continents and a diverse cast of characters. By the end of their journey these tiny bits of
carbon will have made multi-millionaires of some and virtual slaves of others.
Boring deep into the diamond world, Diamond Road seeks to understand the multiple
meanings this object has for a few of the fascinating people who are part of the diamond
pipeline – an international prospector, an impoverished miner, a child cutter, a celebrity
jeweller, a high-end dealer. Interwoven with their stories is the determined pursuit of one
industry leader to bring fairness and transparency to this secretive world. What results is
a multi-layered portrait of a stone which is steeped in a history of intrigue, conflict, love
and hope.

Running time: 180’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
Contact Person:             Jan Röfekamp
                            252 Gouin Boulevard East
                            Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                            T. +1 514 844 33 58
                            F. +1 514 844 72 98
                            janrofekamp@filmstransit.com




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                           THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Current Affairs




THE DICTATOR HUNTER
Klaartje Quirijns




“If you kill one person, you go to jail. If you kill 40 people, they put you in an insane asy-
lum. But if you kill 40,000 people, you get a comfortable exile with a bank account in an-
other country, and that’s what we want to change here.”
Reed Brody, Human RightsWatch
He hunts dictators for a living as a lawyer for Human RightsWatch. For seven years, Brody
has been chasing one former dictator in particular: Hissène Habré, the former leader of
Chad, who is charged with killing thousands of his own countrymen in the 1980s. Now
Habré lives in Senegal where Brody is attempting to have him brought to trial or extradited.
Director Klaartje Quirijns has a keen instinct for exploring international politics through
the eyes of memorable characters. Her previous film, The Brooklyn Connection, tells one
man’s story of building a guerrilla army. He did it by buying high-powered sniper rifles,
weapons that are legally purchased in the US.
In The Dictator Hunter we follow Brody over the course of two suspenseful years as he
travels through Africa, Europe and the United States. He conducts diplomacy like the chess
games he plays with his son.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
Contact Person:             Jan Röfekamp
                            252 Gouin Boulevard East
                            Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                            T. +1 514 844 33 58
                            F. +1 514 844 72 98
                            janrofekamp@filmstransit.com



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Category: Ecology & Current Affairs




DIGITAL CEMETERIES
Yorgos Avgeropoulos




Where does your computer go when it dies?
Computer parts contain toxic and carcinogenic materials. When our favourite pc stops
working, it turns into a dangerous electronic waste which must be recycled following rigid
specifications. However, instead of managing their own electronic waste, developed coun-
tries find it cheaper to export it to poorer nations. In doing so, they force billions of peo-
ple to choose between poisoning and poverty, while the planet’s seas, rivers, soil and air
are being irreparably contaminated. Up to 50,000,000 tons of our“digital civilization”end
up illegally in China. In cemetery cities, computers are cut into pieces, rinsed in acid baths
and incinerated by legions of impoverished workers and underage children, who tear
these parts to pieces with their bare hands for a dollar a day.

Running time: 64’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Small Planet
Contact Person:             Anastasia Skoubri
                            69, Doiranis Str., Kallithea
                            Athens 176 72, Greece
                            T. + 30 210 951 52 95
                            F. + 30 210 951 52 94
                            askoubri@smallplanet.gr




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                                      GREECE
Category: History & Politics




DIKOS BYZANTIOS –
TRACKING THE LOST GAZE
Pandora Mouriki


The painter Dikos Byzantios belongs to that generation of Greeks who were smuggled to
France during the civil war, on the legendary old ship the Mataroa. In Paris he creates and
exhibits at the Galliera museum, the Jeanne Bucher, Cahiers d’art, Karl Flinker and other
galleries. He meets other intellectuals who admire his work, such as Eugene Ionesco,
Michel Foucault, Jean-Paul Aron… He is friends with Alberto Giacometti. His work is ex-
hibited in many countries, including Greece. In the film, the artist analyzes his career and
his choices in art and life. The founder of Le Nouvel Observateur, the writer and journalist
Jean Daniel appears in the film, along with the director Nico Papatakis, the art critic Jean
Luc Challumeau, the art historian Denis Zaharopoulos, the paint manufacturer Dominique
Sennelier and others.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:             Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                            432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                            15342, Athens Greece
                            T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                            F. +30 210 607 5715
                            ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                            www.ert.gr




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Category: Creative Documentaries




DIMITRIS PETROPOULOS –
DEATH REHEARSAL
Periclis Eliou


This documentary is a testimony of soul of Dimitris Petropoulos and his friends. They all
appeared in the film spontaneously and without any preparation.
Petropoulos is neither a special nor an ordinary person. He is just a man.The camera fol-
lows him through his painful spiritual journey towards a greater understanding of the na-
ture of existence in a world full of vampires.
The whole film was made with a cheap, always hand-held camera, without any prepa-
ration or rehearsal and without any retakes. The persons who appeared in the film, ac-
cording to their personality and their mood, gave to the camera sometimes the role of an
observer, sometimes the role of a catalyst, and sometimes the camera was the detonator.
The film was made practically with no money.

Running time: 106’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Periclis Eliou
                           Melandias 11
                           N.Smyrni 171 21, Greece
                           T. +30 210 935 91 77 / 694 576 55 73




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                                     NORWAY
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


DISHONORED
Gard Aleksander Andreassen, Sigrun Norderval




The local clan council in Merwala – “the Punchat” – was of the opinion that Mukhtar
Mais’s family was to blame for a conflict between hers and a far wealthier clan.The mat-
ter was considered a question of honor, and the punishment was the violation of Mukhtar.
In June 2002 four men raped her. More than a hundred people were present during the
violation, among them her own father, who was prevented from interfering. In Pakistan,
hundreds of women are subjected to the same abuse every year. Mukhtar refused to ac-
cept her humiliation. In her struggle for justice, she wages war, both in the judiciary and
in public. Her target?The Pakistani authorities and old tribal traditions. She fights the bat-
tle of the underdog, but with the support of international recognition she is likely to win.
Mukhtar Mais was an illiterate, quiet though strong-willed peasant woman. Her life at
stake, she demands basic human rights for women in Pakistan.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               TV 2World
Contact Person:              Kim Christiansen
                             Teglholm Alle 16
                             2450 Copenhagen SV, Denmark
                             T. +45 6521 2223
                             F. +45 3975 7500
                             sales@tv2.dk
                             www.tv2world.com




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Category: History & Politics
Festival Participation


DIVORCE ALBANIAN STYLE
Adela Peeva




This story of love and separation takes place in the surreal world of 1960s communist Al-
bania.The film reveals the experience of the many thousands of families that were forcibly
separated by the totalitarian regime of Enver Hoxa. Near the height of his mania, in 1961,
Enver Hoxa broke off Albania’s relations with the Soviet Union. Albanian men married to
foreign women were forced by the state to split from their wives – women from all over
Eastern Europe – who were subsequently expelled. The women who stayed – and their
husbands – spent years in prison, the last being released in 1987. Divorce Albanian Style
tells the stories of three of these couples, and of the apparatchiks and officers of the se-
cret police who changed their lives forever.

Running time: 66’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Adela Media Film &TV Production
Contact Person:             Adela Peeva
                            3, Babuna planina street
                            1164, Sofia, Bulgaria
                            T. +359 2 862 6572
                            F. +359 2 962 4789
                            adelamedia@adelamedia.net
                            www.adelamedia.net




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                                    ROMANIA
Category: Human Interest
Festival Participation


DON’T GET ME WRONG
Adina Pintilie




“How do you stop the rain?”one of the patients in a psychiatric hospital in Romania re-
peatedly asks another patient. The latter explains that he is in close touch with God and
that he is a supernatural being. But his inquiring friend is not easily convinced. Both men
suffer from schizophrenia and spend their days in the clinic, endlessly repeating the same
discussions. Other patients busy themselves by compulsively moving pebbles, staring at
liquid light projections on the wall, or patiently caring for fellow inmates. Without com-
ment, the camera registers everything, pausing at the details. Almost every shot looks like
a photograph, with deep contrasts. On the soundtrack, we constantly hear the moving of
pebbles, the bustle of the occupants and the lingering discussion between the two men
about whether or not God exists. The nursing staff is kept out of the film. Don’t Get Me
Wrong only shows the patients, in all their vulnerability.

Running time: 50’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              AristotelesWorkshop Association
Contact Person:             Adina Pintilie
                            Bd. Nicolae Balcescu 35A, ap.12
                            Sector 1 , Bucharest, Romania
                            T. +40 723 124 329
                            F. +40 213 266 480
                            adinapintilie.ro@gmail.com / dan@aworkshop.org
                            www.dont-get-me-wrong.com
                            www.aworkshop.org




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Category: Docudrama




DUMILI
Shorena Tevzadze




The film responds to the sad reality of modern Georgia. It speaks about the jobless peo-
ple, their hopes and disappointments. The film depicts a short story of love which is ru-
ined by the unemployment problem. Only silence offers consolation.

Running time: 19’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             SG
Contact Person:            Giorgi Pridonishvili
                           Str. Bagdadi 13
                           Tbilisi 0113, Georgia
                           T. +99 532 748 182
                           F. +99 577 410 810
                           shorena1901@mail.ru




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Category: Current Affairs




EAST... DREAMS WEST
Abdolreza Kohanrouz




Afghanistan: Τhe 21st century finds the country destroyed by war and drought. Many
dream of a better life in the western world. And they set off...
On the way to Europe they face the forces of nature, illnesses, hunger, crooks and the
harshness of the national authorities.
Arriving in Greece a new “quality of life” awaits them in the refugee encampments in the
countryside, in abandoned houses, in the city squares or in makeshift lodgings, and if they
find work maybe they can succeed in renting a house as a group.
Plenty are waiting for an opportunity to cross over the borders to theWest once more...
For some, though, the biggest shortage is not material. LikeWais, they decide to return to
their country to live with their families. Others like Hossain, choose to remain in Greece.

Running time: 55’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             John Laskaris
                           Mikropoulou 3B
                           Neo Iraklio, 141 21, Greece
                           T. +30 210 275 54 45
                           F. +30 210 275 54 45
                           john_lascaris@yahoo.com




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                                           ISRAEL
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    EIGHT TWENTY EIGHT
    Lavi Ben Gal




    Eight Twenty Eight is a personal poetic look at one of the most fascinating social experi-
    ments in human history – the Kibbutz. This is the story of the filmmaker’s re-encounter
    with the kibbutz where he grew up, after a long absence. By Kibbutz regulations, the film-
    maker who has reached the age of 28 must make up his mind within one year whether
    he remains as a member or leaves.The filmmaker sets out with his camera to examine his
    kibbutz and himself, in order to make the most important decision of his life.
    Eight Twenty Eight is a journey to a home one cannot leave, but to which one can never
    really return

    Running time: 60’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Go2Films
    Contact Person:             Hedva Goldschmidt
                                37/8 Isar Nathanzon St.
                                Jerusalem 97787, Israel
                                T. + 972 2 583 13 71
                                F. + 972 2 583 54 50
                                go2films@bezeqint.net




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Category: Creative Documentaries




EL MASUDIN – THE LUCKY ONES
Yousef Abu Madiam




A day in the life of Th’amar, a child living in an obscure village, passes the problem on to
the spectator:The question is whether to move to Segev Shalom, a quite well developed
location, or to remain in the village and keep in line with Bedouin tradition.

Running time: 35’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             JMT Films Distribution
Contact Person:            MichaelTreves
                           20 Bialik st.
                           Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                           T. +972 52 363 33 98
                           F. +972 52 363 33 98
                           jmtreves@012.net.il




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                                             IRAN
    Category: Docudrama




    AN ELEGY TO CHILDHOOD: A DREAM
    Delaram Karkheiran Khoozani




    The film takes a psychological approach to childhood memories and their effects on the
    lives of social victims. All the film’s characters suffer from a lack of education and most of
    them are born in families in which parents are separated, addicted or live in poverty. Some
    of these last generation children try hard to find a new role in society, for example as a
    dentist, a photographer, a barber or a music teacher. But their horrible childhood memo-
    ries won the game and they have failed. Now all of them are living in an asylum which
    takes care of social victims who don’t have a home and were found in the streets by asy-
    lum agents.
    The main character is a 21-year-old girl, Zohreh. She ran away from home when she
    was 16 because of abuse by her stepmother and addicted father. She lived on the streets
    for a year and had horrible experiences such as sex abuse, drug abuse, etc. When she
    was only 17 she was judged to be“terminal”and was sent to the asylum Now she has
    a lot of time to dream. In her dreams, she is the daughter of a wealthy, kind father and
    lives in her big house with two maids. She also dreams about a film about her life and
    asked me to make it.

    Running time: 78’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Delaram Karkheiran Khoozani
    Contact Persons:            Ehsan Kafash & Mahmoud Ramezani
                                Sattarkhan-Shadmehr-Nikraveshfard-Bonbaste
                                Nikravesh-Bonbaste Sevom-Pelak 40
                                Tehran, Iran
                                T. + 98 21 66 00 56 94 / 98 91 26 15 02 31
                                karkheiran@yahoo.com



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Category: Discoveries, Nature, Wildlife




ELEPHANTS HAVING TALES TO TALK
Masaru Kuroki




Recent studies show that elephants produce various sounds to communicate with one
another. Elephant expert Dr. Joyce Poole discovered that elephants use over 70 different
types of vocalizations. They even use infrasound that is below human hearing. A “sound
camera” that can visualize infrasonic sound was used to decode the rumbles. Through a
close look at human-raised orphan elephants acquiring communication skills as they are
released back into the wild, this program reveals just how important language is to the
elephants.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:            MICO – Media International Corporation
Contact Person:           Akemi Kikuchi
                          NR Bldg. 3rd Floor, 5-5 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku
                          Tokyo 150-0047, Japan
                          T. +81 3 3468 6984
                          F. +81 3 3466 9530
                          kikuchi-a@micojapan.com




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                                         CANADA
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    ELOQUENT NUDE
    Ian McCluskey




    She was beautiful, smart, and searching. He was an emerging genius in the world of pho-
    tography.When they met, they fell instantly in love. Setting off across theWest with cam-
    era and typewriter in the depths of the Great Depression, Charis Wilson and Edward
    Weston transformed photography, and each other.
    Now aged 90, CharisWilson recounts her years withWeston with great humor, candor, and
    some regret. Combining insight from leading scholars, rare archival images, and convinc-
    ingly authentic reenactments, Eloquent Nude presents a remarkable true story of love and
    loss, travel and adventure, and an intimate look at the making of Modern photography.

    Running time: 58’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
    Contact Person:             Jan Röfekamp
                                252 Gouin Boulevard East
                                Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                                T. +1 514 844 33 58
                                F. +1 514 844 72 98
                                janrofekamp@filmstransit.com




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                                    BULGARIA
Category: History & Politics




THE ENVOY
Hrisimir Danev




The Envoy is about the travelers who acted as intermediaries between Bulgaria and the
West, from the 21st down to the 9th century. We follow the steps of the imaginary jour-
ney of the bragatur (heavily armed horseman) Sandoke – a nobleman from the court of
Tsar Boris I. In Southeastern, Central and Western Europe, we meet with some ten char-
acters – Bulgarians and foreigners, students and professors, country men and citizens,
having their own image and attitude toward Bulgaria. Starting from the excavations near
Varna made by Professor Kazimir Popkonstantinov, we pass through the Monastery in
Salzburg full of Bulgarian artefacts, and on to the Italian village which acknowledges its
Bulgarian origin.The story follows the steps of the main character which trace the mean-
dering route of Bulgaria to theWest and explores the attitude toward Bulgaria on the eve
of its admission into the EU. Using the ironic style of the film we can say that this story is
about the admission of Bulgaria to the EU during the 9th century.

Running time: 27’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Bulgarian NationalTelevision
Contact Person:             Daniela Kuzmanova
                            29, San Stefano St.
                            Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
                            T. +359 2 814 2390
                            F. +359 2 943 6045
                            d_kuzmanova@bnt.bg




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                                                UK
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    ESCAPE FROM LUANDA
    Phil Grabsky




    In Luanda, one of the world’s poorest and most dangerous places, three students from
    Angola’s only music school work towards their end-of-year concert. The Music School is
    Angola’s first and only school of its kind. It houses some 80 students, most of them des-
    perately poor. Many face disapproval and outright rejection from their families who can’t
    see a future in music.This film asks if, despite the ravages of 27 years of civil war, musical
    passion can overcome terrible hardships.

    Running time: 72’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Seventh Art Productions
    Contact Person:             Leigh Gibson
                                63 Ship St.
                                Brighton BN1 1AE, UK
                                T. +44 127 377 76 78
                                F. +44 127 332 37 77
                                lgibson@seventh-art.com




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                                     GREECE
Category: Creative Documentaries
Festival Participation


ETEL ADNAN WORDS IN ExILE
Vouvoula Skoura




The film reconstructs through an array of visual fragments, a multiplicity of languages, of
peoples and their identities, the unique portrait of the Greek-Syrian poet and painter Etel
Adnan. The film is based on Adnan’s correspondence with professor of History Fawwaz
Traboulsi and on fragments of her conversations withVouvoula Skoura as recorded in Paris
and the Greek island of Skopelos. Etel facing the sea – the Mediterranean as the “con-
junctive link”of cultural experience – creates her own geography of cities and women. Etel
Adnan has lived through and experienced the troubles of the 20th century in Europe and
the Middle East. Her origins caught between the two worlds, she attempts to compre-
hend their differences and is able to synthesize them under her deeply humanistic gaze.
At the same time, she retraces those minute Greek instances in memories of her mother
and recollections of her father in a universe of tales and poetry composed in Arabic.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007
Sales Contact:             Greek Film Center
Contact Person:            Evi Lazari
                           Panepistimiou 10, 10671, Athens Greece
                           T. +30 210 3687503 F. +30 210 3614336
                           info@gfc.gr
                           www.gfc.gr
Sales Contact:             Cinergon Productions
Contact Person:            NikosTamiolakis
                           3, Ouranias St.
                           Athens 15562, Greece
                           T. +30 210 65 38 532, F. +30 210 65 38 531
                           cinergon@otenet.gr


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                               THE NETHERLANDS
    Category: Ecology
    Festival Participation


    ETERNAL MASH
    Catherine van Campen




    Brassica oleracea, or wild cabbage, is a rare perennial plant species. Until recently, Brassica
    oleracea grew together with hundreds of other vegetables on Ruurd Walrecht’s biodiver-
    sity field, but after 40 years,Walrecht abandoned his life’s work of preserving rare and en-
    dangered plant species. Worn-out and thwarted by the government, he went to live in
    Sweden, taking his unique know-how along with him – know-how that could prove es-
    sential to our future food supply. In Eternal Mash we meet people who spent years cher-
    ishing the same dream as Walrecht: Reid de Jong, one of the few people in Holland who
    is completely self-sufficient; Peter ten Bookum, who gave up his job as a graphic designer
    and chose to live as a nomad; and BoeleYtsma,Walrecht’s right-hand man, who is still not
    over his good friend’s sudden departure. The recollections of these men are intercut with
    impressions of their daily lives and the landscape they inhabit. In brief intermezzos, we see
    extreme close-ups of plants and hear RuurdWalrecht’s contemplations in voice-over.

    Running time: 54’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:               10 Francs
    Contact Person:              Guy Knafo
                                 28, rue de l'Equerre
                                 Paris 75019, France
                                 T. +33 1 48744377
                                 F. +33 1 48748265
                                 10francs@10francs.fr




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Category: History & Politics




EVEN ΙF SHE HAD BEEN A CRIMINAL...
Jean-Gabriel Périot




France, summer 1944. The public punishment of women accused of having affairs with
Germans during WorldWar II.Their heads are shaved, they are beaten and forced to paint
swastikas on their faces. As the camera pans through the crowd the film shows the shock-
ing breadth of emotion present: from the shame of the victims to the hatred and joy in the
eyes of the perpetrators, it is evident that the atrocities of the war lived on long after Hitler’s
army was defeated.

Running time: 10’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:                Heure Exquise
Contact Person:               Thierry Destriez
                              Le fort, avenue de normandie, bp 113
                               59370 Mons en Baroeul, France
                              T. +33 32043 2432
                              F. +33 32043 2433
                              contact@exquise.org
                              www.exquise.org




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                                               UK
    Category: Adventure & Travel




    AN ExILE IN PARADISE –
    THE ADVENTURES OF EDWARD LEAR
    Derek Smith


    In 1848, landscape artist Edward Lear made an epic journey through Greece and Albania.
    Robert Horne takes Lear’s journals and drawings with him as a guide to retracing the route
    today. Lear was one of the first Westerners to explore some of the remote Balkan regions
    of the Ottoman Empire whose spectacular landscapes remain unspoiled and barely visited.
    Immensely sociable, Lear’s humor hid a lonely and troubled character plagued by short-
    sightedness, epilepsy and asthma. Lear’s character is explored through this difficult and
    fascinating journey.
    Program 1 (Into Ottoman Lands): Starting in Corfu, outlines Lear’s background and some
    surprising connections with Greece and Athens before embarking from Thessaloniki to
    the Albanian border, taking in lakes Prespa and Ochrid.
    Program 2 (Albania: The Devil Draws): Explores Albania’s rich heritage and the Ottoman
    past. Albania’s recent history, and the eccentric rule of dictator Enver Hoxha, casts its
    shadow over the present.
    Program 3 (Greece: Coast to Coast): Lear was impressed by the legacy of the struggle of the
    local people against Ottoman oppression. Nowhere more so than in the mountains of
    northern Greece. Stories of those times are still celebrated and Lear himself remembered,
    but the traditional way of life is fighting to survive against encroaching modernity.

    Running time: 59’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Lear Productions Ltd
    Contact Person:             Quentin Russel
                                39 Ivinghoe Road, Bushey Heath
                                HartfordshireWD23 4SW, UK
                                T. +44 208 950 52 89 / 44 773 493 81 55
                                quentin.russel@btinternet.com


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Category: Creative Documentaries
Festival Participation


ExILE ISLAND
Εlias Giannakakis, Evi Karabatsou




During the period 1947-52, an innovative experiment took place just a few miles outside
Athens. Its subject: to rehabilitate leftists. Its location: the desert island of Makronissos.
More than 100,000 people suffered in this“National Reformatory”. Hundreds of them died
or lost their minds, others denied their beliefs and the weakest were converted into tor-
turers of their former comrades. Many of the survivors are still alive, as are many of their
torturers. Now, in their 80s and 90s, they are willing to confront each other and share their
experience.

Running time: 109’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Greek Film Center
Contact Person:             Evi Lazari
                            Panepistimiou 10
                            10671, Athens Greece
                            T. +30 210 3687503
                            F. +30 210 3614336
                            info@gfc.gr
                            www.gfc.gr




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                                         POLAND
    Category: Science & Knowledge & Lifestyles
    Festival Participation


    THE ExISTENCE
    Marcin Koszalka




    A famous Polish actor, 80-year-old Jerzy Nowak has decided that after his death his body
    should not be buried, but used for the benefit of science. The documentary shows the
    process of making that decision, the actor’s dilemmas and important thoughts about
    death. In Catholic countries – like Poland – the documentary will be controversial, if only
    for its subject matter. Nowak is terminally ill and wants to tell the story from the per-
    spective of a dying man. As an actor, he wants to play his last role – which will also be
    his first leading one – and explain why he has decided to donate his body to science.The
    film treats its subject in a way which is innovative, even by international standards.

    Running time: 70’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Krakow Film Foundation
    Contact Person:             KatarzynaWilk
                                Morawskiego 5 p.434
                                30-102, Krakow, Poland
                                T. +48 12 2946945
                                F. +48 12 2946945
                                katarzyna@kff.com.pl




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                                        ITALY
Category: Nature, Wildlife




ExPLORER I°: DISCOVERING PERU
Fabio Breccia




Peru: a land rich in history, culture and traditions, always having been surrounded by an
enchanting halo of mystery.Two researchers, fond of archaeology and adventure, inspired
by all the unanswered questions which characterize our past. Through the excellent im-
ages created by our troupe, we can admire the big stones which are delicately chiselled
and placed one on top of the other without any mortar, apparently haphazardly, shaped
as if they had been made of soft, plastic clay... And what about the labyrinths and the
amazing quantity of megalithic buildings? Several scholars, researchers, archaeologists
and professors have kindly given us their assistance. Listening to their interviews we have
tried to reconstruct this mysterious puzzle. Looking for the key to this intriguing enigma...
And the research goes on.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              RaiTrade
Contact Person:             Margherita Zocaro
                            Via Umberto Novaro, 18
                            Rome 00195, Italy
                            T. +39 063 749 83 41
                            F. +39 063 701 343
                            zocaro@raitrade.it




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                          THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Art, Music & Culture




FACES
Gmax




In March 2007, French photographer and street artist JR and his friend Marco embarked
on the biggest illegal photo exhibition ever. Enormous portraits were pasted on both sides
of the Wall of Separation/Security Fence, as well as in eight Palestinian and Israeli cities.
The portraits were shot by JR and depicted laughing Israelis and Palestinians who hold the
same job on different sides of the Wall of Separation/ Security Fence. By pasting them
side by side, JR urged both Israelis and Palestinians to fight the stereotypes of‘the other’
through the faces.
The documentary Faces tells the fascinating story behind the Face 2 Face project. From
the first photo shoots to the eventual pasting in such hotbeds like Bethlehem, Tel Aviv,
Hebron and Ramallah: the camera was there, capturing JR’s work, but also the emotional
reactions of the people of Israel and Palestine.
The pasting of the portraits is but one aspect of the movie.The enormous posters of smil-
ing Israelis and Palestinians form the starting-point of a journey and a reflection for nor-
mal everyday people

Running time: 57’& 72’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              NPO Sales
Contact Person:             Kaisa Kriek
                            Sumatralaan 45
                            Hilversum 1217 GP,The Netherlands
                            T. + 31 35 677 35 61
                            F. + 31 35 677 53 18
                            kaisa.kriek@omroep.nl




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                        NORTHERN IRELAND - UK
    Category: Human Interest
    Festival Participation


    FAIRYTALE OF KATHMANDU
    Neasa Ní Chianáin




    Director Neasa Ní Chianáin joins the gay Irish poet Cathal O Searcaigh, whom she hugely
    admires, on a fairytale journey to Nepal.The poet spends every winter in Nepal, where he
    sponsors Nepalese youth. But when the director is there, she discovers the true motive
    behind his generosity.

    Running time: 60’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Vinegar Hill Productions
    Contact Person:             David Rane
                                7 Magazine Street
                                Derry, BT 486 HJ, Northern Ireland
                                T. +353 749 180 730
                                F. +353 749 180 730
                                david@vinegarhill.com
                                www.fairytaleofkathmandu.com




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Category: Creative Documentaries




FAMILY MEDITERRANEAN FEVER
Michal Lavi




In a small town close to the Gaza Strip lives the Lavi family.The parents, Ruth and Avner
came from Rehovot 30 years ago, and their three children were born here. The firing of
Kassam towards Shederot, the father’s illness and the youngest son’s trip abroad have
unrecognizably changed the family’s life, and forced it to cope with a new and strange
reality.

Running time: 30’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             JMT Films Distribution
Contact Person:            MichaelTreves
                           20 Bialik st.
                           Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                           T. +972 52 363 33 98
                           F. +972 52 363 33 98
                           jmtreves@012.net.il




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                              THE NETHERLANDS
    Category: Lifestyles
    Festival Participation


    FARMER’S WISDOM
    Olaf Koelewijn




    Woutje Niebeek a widow of 83, still living on her own on a big farm in Nijkerk, southeast
    of Amsterdam. Her 52-year-old son, a widower, lives at the other end of the farm which
    he also runs. In spite of her age,Woutje is a very active woman. She keeps up with every-
    thing and knows a lot about life. She’s always busy doing something: driving her car, ex-
    ercising, cleaning windows, gardening, or watching soaps onTV. She has lived more than
    55 years on the farm and knows everything there is to know about farm life; both the old
    ways and the new.Thanks to her acquired wisdom, she is able to keep up with and adapt
    to modern life. She is a truly contemporary woman!

    Running time: 53’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Olaf Koelewijn
                                Jan Steenhof 38
                                3862 MD Nijkerk,The Netherlands
                                T. +31 33 4480709
                                olaf@juustem.nl
                                www.juustem.nl




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Category: Art, Culture & Lifestyles
Festival Participation


THE FIFTH BRIDE
Rogier Timmermans




Filmmaker RogierTimmermans goes in search of the true reason why his Aunt Petra dis-
appeared from his life 15 years ago. As he finds out, she’s living as a recluse with famous
artist Anton Heyboer and his four other wives.They have been living in self-imposed iso-
lation for years.While Petra runs the gallery and maintains contact with the outside world,
Heyboer and the other women are completely shielded from society. The artist’s latest
work is brought to the gallery each day, where people eagerly buy it up. Petra reveals that
Anton is her true love, and that she likes it when he makes time for her, but the two never
seem to meet. Puzzled,Timmermans starts searching for answers in the family’s past.Τhe
discovery of old recordings, including a video diary of his aunt’s, sheds a new light on the
situation. After a lot of digging and perseverance, Timmermans discovers more about
Petra, her mother, and Anton’s remarkable past.

Running time: 68’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Springfilm
Contact Person:             Jacco Groen
                            Jan Evertsenstraat 759
                            1061 XZ Amsterdam,The Netherlands
                            T. +31 20 3306394
                            F. +31 20 6270471
                            info@springfilm.nl
                            www.springfilm.nl




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                                          GREECE
    Category: Discoveries, Nature & Wildlife




    FIGHTING THE FIRES
    Christos Barous




    The experience of a team of rafting guides that operates at the Alfios River and volunteers
    to help extinguish the fire that threatens the nearby villages, in the summer of 2007, in
    the Peloponnese, Greece.They join forces with the firemen towards a common goal.There
    is an ongoing war on the fire front with air coverage by helicopters and airplanes. They
    learn the code of operation from the firemen and cooperate with them to transport water
    pipes to inaccessible areas. The fire escapes the fire belt and surrounds their village. They
    keep fighting the fire for 3 days and finally they succeed in saving the village. The day
    after, everyone tries to return to their daily routine.
    Shots were taken spontaneously and whenever this was possible. The cameraman’s pri-
    ority was to extinguish the fire, along with the team.This film wants to place the specta-
    tor in the middle of operations, and give him the experience that the volunteer team lived.
    The scenes are dynamic and present man fighting against fire.

    Running time: 40’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              ExploreNatureGR
    Contact Person:             Christos Barous
                                1 Mysias St., Vyronas
                                Athens 16231, Greece
                                T. +30 697 457 01 61
                                christos@explorenature.gr




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                          THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Creative Documentaries




FIGHTING THE SILENCE
Ilse van Velzen & Femke van Velzen




During the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s seven-year war, more then 80,000 women
and girls were raped. Fighting the Silence tells the story of ordinary women and men
struggling to change their society: one that prefers to blame victims rather than prosecute
rapists. Survivors tell of the brutality they experienced. Husbands talk of the pressures
that led them to abandon their wives. A father explains why he has given up on his daugh-
ter’s future. Soldiers and policemen share their (shocking) views about why rape contin-
ues to flourish in the Congo despite the war having officially ended four years ago.

Running time: 53’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Autlook Filmsales
Contact Person:            Susanne Guggenberger
                           Zieglergasse 75/1
                           Vienna 1070, Austria
                           T. +43 720 553 570
                           F. +43 720 553 572
                           susanne@autlookfilms.com




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                                          POLAND
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    THE FIRST DAY
    Marcin Sauter




    This is a story about one of the most important moments in everybody‘s life. About the
    first border young people have to cross to become adults. In this case, it it is a few children
    from the tundra moved to an urban environment.

    Running time: 20’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Krakow Film Foundation
    Contact Person:             KatarzynaWilk
                                Morawskiego 5 p.434
                                Krakow 30-102, Poland
                                T. +48 122 946 945
                                F. +48 122 946 945
                                katarzyna@kff.com.pl




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                             ISRAEL-CANADA
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


FLIPPING OUT
Yoav Shamir




Military service is compulsory in Israel for all Jewish men and women. After their years of
service, they are granted a discharge bonus, which many of them use to fly to India to re-
cover from their experiences. Approximately 90 per cent will use drugs during their stay,
and each year some two thousand of them will need professional help due to this drug
use.The psychotic break with reality they experience is commonly referred to as“flipping
out.” Flipping Out offers a close-up look at these former soldiers, most of them under the
age of 25, as they follow this strange post-military odyssey. From the guest houses of
northern India to the beach resorts of Goa in the south, the film reveals the pervasive cul-
ture of drugs and hedonism that leaves some of these young people battling for their san-
ity. Intense and moving, Flipping Out pulls back the curtain on a dangerous rite of passage
for many young Jewish soldiers and reveals one of the largely hidden prices of Israeli oc-
cupation and years of war.

Running time: 83’ & 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Cinephil
Contact Person:            Philippa Kowarsky
                           18 Levontin St.
                           65112,Tel Aviv, Israel
                           T. +972 2 35664129
                           F. +972 2 35601436
                           info@cinephil.co.il
                           www.cinephil.co.il




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                                              USA
    Category: Ecology & Human Interest
    Festival Participation


    FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER
    Irena Salina




    With an unflinching focus on politics, pollution and human rights, Flow: For Love of Water
    ensures that the precarious relationship between humanity and water can no longer be
    ignored. While specifics of locality and issue may differ, the message is the same; water,
    and our future as a species, is quickly drying up. Armed with a thirst for survival, people
    around the world are fighting for their birthright; unless we instigate change, we face a
    world in which only those that can pay for their water will survive. Flow: For Love of Water,
    is a catalyst for people everywhere: the time has come to turn the tide and we can’t wait
    any longer.

    Running time: 93’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Celluloid Dreams
    Contact Person:             Pascale Ramonda
                                2, rueTurgot
                                Paris, 75009, France
                                T. +33 1 49 708564
                                F. +33 1 49 700371
                                pascale@celluloid-dreams.com
                                www.celluloid-dreams.com




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                                     USA-INDIA
Category: Human Interest




FLYING ON ONE ENGINE
Joshua Z. Weinstein




Dr. Sharadkumar Dicksheet, an Indian-American surgeon who, despite being critically ill
himself, travels back to India every year to perform marathon surgery“camps”where he
repairs the cleft lips of 700 little children in a week. It’s astounding to see the literally thou-
sands of kids who line up for help and the assembly line by which he changes their lives.
Dicksheet is a fascinating character –charismatic, bizarre, once a hard-partying playboy
type, who was nearly killed in a car accident and now lives only – and barely – to do
these camps. He’s treated as a living god in India, which is the fuel that propels him from
his one room, junk-filled apartment in Brooklyn where he lives on social security to India
every year.

Running time: 51’
Year of production: 2007


Sales Contact:                Weinstein Film Production
Contact Person:               Joshua Z.Weinstein
                              33-55 14th St.
                              Apt # 3D Astoria, NewYork
                              11106 USA
                              T. +1 97 3652 8214
                              joshuazweinstein@gmail.com
                              www.flyingononeengine.com




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                                         FRANCE
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    FOLLOWING LLOYD KAUFMAN
    Philippe Daniel Coll




    This documentary allows us to discover Lloyd Kaufman, a paradoxical producer during
    the Cannes Film Festival.
    Follow him during 24 hours and discover this crazy king of low budget movies who de-
    scribes himself as a movie lover, a trouble maker and sometimes a victim of society.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:             10 Francs
    Contact Person:            Guy Knafo
                               28, rue de l’Equerre
                               Paris 75019, France
                               T. +33 1 4874 4377
                               F. +33 1 4874 8265
                               10francs@10francs.fr




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                                     GREECE
Category: Currents Affairs
Festival Participation


FORBIDDEN
Yiannis Kalemis-Mavrogenis




Forbidden Paradise! Spitting is forbidden! Bending over outside is forbidden! Playing ball
is forbidden! Forbidding is forbidden! Downtown Athens, Exarhia, today... 2008. Groups
of friends chatting while eating and drinking, celebrating and being bored. Is the forbid-
den fruit tastier?Whom should we ask?Those who have tasted it or those who have imag-
ined tasting it? Is there any imagination in forbidding... or is imagination forbidden too?

Running time: 69’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             Massive Productions
Contact Person:            Evangelos Fambas
                           Perikou 3 ,Filothei
                           11524, Athens Greece
                           T. +30 210 6995200
                           F. +30 210 6995208
                           akron@hol.gr




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                                       DENMARK
    Category: Discoveries, Nature, Wildlife




    FREEDIVING WITH KILLER WHALES
    Eskil Hardt




    Welcome into the deep blue on an extraordinary adventure and discovery.
    For years it has been a dream for freediving world champion and marine biologist Stig
    Aavall Severinsen to freedive and interact with the beautiful and mesmerizing Killer
    Whales. Freediving is diving only with a mask and a snorkel. He takes us into the envi-
    ronment of the Killer Whale and explores their world. To fulfill this dream, Stig travels
    north of the Polar Circle, to Tysfjorden, Norway, where each year, during the period from
    November to January, KillerWhales come to hunt and eat herring.
    Stig can hold his breath for more than 8 minutes resting and 3-4 minutes during physi-
    cal activity, diving in the sea. One of the advantages of freediving is that you do not pro-
    duce any bubbles in the water that might frighten the animals.You can dive up and down
    as you wish, with no risk of decompression sickness. Stig believes this will increase his
    chances of interaction with the killer whales.

    Running time: 26’& 45’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              TV2World A/S
    Contact Person:             Anne Köhncke
                                Teglholm Allé 16
                                Copenhagen SV 2450, Denmark
                                T. +45 652 122 23
                                F. +45 39 757 500
                                annk@tv2.dk




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                      GREENLAND - NORWAY
Category: Discoveries, Nature & Wildlife




FREEDOM IS HERE –
LIVING ON THE ICE IN GREENLAND
Sidse Larsen


Throughout the winter months, Junnguk, a 45-year-old man from Ilulissat in the North-
western part of Greenland and his fellows travel by dog-sledge to the ice fiord where they
spend days in each other’s company, catching halibut and hunting seals.The film is a story
about friendship, feeling at home, tradition and modernity as found in contemporary
Greenland and most important of all: choosing one’s way of living.

Running time: 51’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             JMT Films Distribution
Contact Person:            MichaelTreves
                           20 Bialik St.
                           Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                           T. +972 52 363 33 98
                           jmtreves@012.net.il




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                                             ITALY
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    FROM HEAD TO FOOT
    Simone Cangelosi




    Searching for an identity. The film records the transition from being a woman to being a
    man that the director made between the late 1990s and 2005. Simone Cangelosi started
    work on the project in 1998 as a sort of visual diary following his physical and psycho-
    logical transformation step by step. Being so bound up with the main character’s life, how-
    ever, the documentary itself changed over the years and turned into something quite
    different from what had been planned at the outset.

    Running time: 29’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Vitagraph
    Contact Person:             Filippo D’Angelo
                                Via Schiavonia 1
                                Bologna 40121, Italy
                                T. +39 051 267 150
                                F. +39 051 267 150
                                vitagraph@libero.it




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               UKRAINE - THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Art, Music & Culture




FROM THE HEART OF ODESSA
Andre Schreuders




Alec Kopyt, a musician from Amsterdam returns to Moldavanka – the former Odessa Jew-
ish neighborhood – his place of birth and the cradle of old Russian Mafia songs (Blat-
nyak). He is looking for musicians to play these songs in the restaurant of an old friend.
While strolling along the picturesque yards of the ruined slums, we meet colorful Odessans
who resemble the ancient heroes of the street songs we hear. A touching portrait of
a neighborhood, its music and performers.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             JMT Films Distribution
Contact Person:            MichaelTreves
                           20 Bialik St.
                           Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                           T. +972 52 363 33 98
                           jmtreves@012.net.il




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                                      HUNGARY
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    FUGUE
    Gyula Nemes




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    Running time: 6’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:            Absolut Film Studio Bt.
    Contact Person:           Gyula Nemes
                              Lovag u. 20
                              Budapest 1016, Hungary
                              T. +36 209 856 277
                              nemes@absolutfilm.hu




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




THE FUTURE IS NOW! –
CHINA’S ART AVANT-GARDE
Marco Wilms & Ilka Franzmann


Modern China is currently experiencing an incomparable economic and cultural upheaval.
And nowhere else are the blessings and banes of globalization reflected more impres-
sively than within the work of the Chinese avant-garde artists. By now, Chinese artists are
being exhibited all over the world and are being feted at leading international art events
such as the Venice Biennale and Kassel Documenta. In a four-part series, we reveal the
background and underlying stories behind the extraordinary work of leading Chinese
Shooting Stars – all whom are representative of a generation in upheaval and change.
With Cao Fei, Chi Peng, Liu Xiadong andYang Fudong.

Running time: 4 x 26’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduction
Contact Person:            Christian Beetz
                           Heinrich-Roller Strasse 15
                           Berlin 10405, Germany
                           T. +49 30 69566910
                           F. +49 30 69566915
                           info@gebrueder-beetz.de




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Category: Culture & Social Issues




GAMES OF THE EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
Gregory Zorzos




There is not a single being on this earth that has not played with some game at various
stages of his/her life (from infancy right up to old age).There are very simple games and
complicated games which train the body, the emotions, the brain or the intellect.
These small documentaries (eventually they will become longer) analytically present the
whole structure of games and common archetypal elements that games contain in every
population all over the world, which originated from the ancient Greek and European cul-
ture. It is a unique study of ancient games and their relation to modern games, the result
of many years of research and has been approved for the celebration of the 50th anniver-
sary of the EU.This is a multi part documentary with each segment representing the basic
groups of games found in European countries, that continue to exist to this day in differ-
ent forms and names. a) Alphabetic games which refer to each writing system in each
region of Europe at various times. b) Cosmic Dice: an analysis of dice games from the an-
cient Greeks up to the present that refer to the creation of the world. c) Zatrikion (chess)
with many different variants, from all of Europe and from various eras. d) Various other
games, specifically board games and their many variations. e) Children’s games in the
neighborhoods and in the schools at various time periods, certain of which developed
into martial arts.

Running time: 47’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Gregory Zorzos
                           P.O. BOX 75070, Kallithea
                           Athens 176 10, Greece
                           T. +30 210 958 99 40
                           zorzos@otenet.gr



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                                     POLAND
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Category: Creative Documentaries


GDANSKI RAILWAY STATION
Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz




An attempt to cope with the painful events of 1968 – the outbreak of the anti-Semitic hys-
teria which led to mass exile of citizens of Jewish origin from Poland. Emigrants have been
meeting for 20 years in an Israeli spa, Aszkelon, located at the Mediterranean Sea. It’s
been 37 years since they left and Poland is still present in their homes.The emigrants’sto-
ries were enriched with unique archival material.

Running time: 55’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Krakow Film Foundation
Contact Person:             KatarzynaWilk
                            Morawskiego 5 p.434
                            Krakow 30-102, Poland
                            T. +48 12 29 46 945
                            F. +48 12 29 46 945
                            katarzyna@kff.com.pl




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Category: Art, Music & Culture
Festival Participation


GENERATION 68
Simon Brook




At the end of the sixties, a cultural revolution took place in Europe with the student riots
of 1968. It was a revolution that changed the arts and culture in the larger sense, as well
as people’s mentalities. Music became militant and sexually explicit.Theater became po-
litical and experimental, op art blew people’s minds, and Mary Quant invented the
miniskirt... Meanwhile, theVietnamWar raged on...
The archival images are commented upon by an eclectic selection of artists from the cul-
tural world, including film director Milos Forman, DJ Annie Nightingale, presidentVaclav
Havel, artist Ed Ruscha, photographer William Klein, actor Dennis Hopper, theater direc-
tor Peter Brook, and designer Mary Quant.
Generation 68 is like a voyage in time that brings back to life this incredible period.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              ARTE France
Contact Person:             Audrey Kamga
                            8, rue Marceau
                            92785 Issy les Moulineaux CX 9, France
                            T. + +33 1 55 00 70 81
                            F. + +33 1 55 00 80 65
                            a-kamga@artefrance.fr
                            www.artepro.com/sales




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                                     AUSTRIA
Category: History & Politics & Art, Music & Culture
Festival Participation


GIBELLINA – THE EARTHQUAKE
Joerg Burger




The Sicilian town of Gibellina was destroyed by an earthquake in 1968, then rebuilt years
later at a distance from its original location.This was not done in a conventional way, in-
stead reflecting a utopian vision of renewal, opposed to the traditional forces of bureau-
cracy, political corruption and the Sicilian Mafia. Gibellina – The Earthquake, examines
this political utopia by juxtaposing life today in Gibellina Nuova with the ideas underly-
ing its design. Joerg Burger let representatives of the town speak (the mayor, the phar-
macist, the priest, etc.), added archival footage from various periods of the town’s history,
and used as illustrations numerous precisely composed views of the new town’s modern
architecture, the many art objects and the wide-open, empty spaces. Gibellina – The
Earthquake clearly shows that what was intended to be a success story – that of a city of
art – has over the years resulted in a fiasco of urban planning. Currently, Gibellina seems
to be a“town without a center and without a soul,” poorly planned and burdened with so-
cial problems.

Running time: 72’
Year of production: 2007


Sales Contact:              Sixpackfilm
Contact Person:             Michaela Grill
                            Neubaugasse 45/13
                            1070,Vienna, Austria
                            T. +43 1 5260990
                            office@sixpackfilm.com




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Category: Human Interest & Social Issues




THE GIRLS FROM BRAZIL
Nili Tal




The children of the large adoption wave of the 80s in Brazil, now grown up, travel to their
land of origin to look for the women who gave birth to them. Nili Tal follows four young
Israeli women on such a voyage, also a personal voyage into their lives.

Running time: 87’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Cinephil
Contact Person:            Philippa Kowarsky
                           18 Levontin Street
                           Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
                           T. +97 23 56 64 129
                           F. +97 23 56 01 436
                           info@cinephil.co.il




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




GLASS
Nilgün Suna




The journey of Glass. Colored, fragile and solid; a mysterious form which reflects the tra-
ditional and the contemporary. The glossy product of design and art.The material which
protects from the elements with the harmony of its structure…
The documentary researches theTurkish Glass Industry, which flows through the 750 year
history of Anatolian Glaziery, with the Mediterranean and European Glass Culture and
their associated roots. It also points out the strong configuration of the Turkish Glass In-
dustry which is being integrated with European Culture.
The documentary glitters with the story of pressurized, heatproof, artistic glass products
of high quality which are globally competitive by virtue of their variety and quality.

Running time: 30’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Turkish Radio –TV Corp.
Contact Person:             Fuat Kale
                            Turan Gunes Bulvari Or-An
                            Ankara 06109,Turkey
                            T. +90 312 490 76 59
                            F. +90 312 491 26 06
                            fuat.kale@trt.net.tr




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Category: Lifestyles




GLOBAL FOOD: GELATO
Susan Gray




We all know about ice cream and its links with Italy. Because gelati conjure up as much a
picture of Italy as do pizzas and pasta. But how did ice cream come to be?Where are the
best ice creams in the world made today?
This film explores ice cream from the innermost depths of its mysterious past.The origins
of ice cream unfold as the film reconstructs the development of this gastronomic legend,
from the royal courts of Europe to the arrival of street sellers all over the world. Through-
out the world, different variations of the recipe have spread among the extremely diverse
cultures we met during our survey. In this journey through time, the film shows how the
invention, production and distribution of ice cream has been intricately linked to social
and economic change for two centuries. Making ice cream is not just a profession it’s also
an art, even a lifestyle.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              ARTE France
Contact Person:             Audrey Kamga
                            8, rue Marceau
                            Issy-les-Moulineaux 92130, France
                            T. +33 1 55 00 70 81
                            F. +33 1 55 00 80 65
                            a-kamga@artefrance.fr




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Category: Adventure & Travel




GOD IS AMERICAN
Richard Martin-Jordan




Since the end ofWorldWar II, the people ofTanna, a remote island in the South Pacific in
the archipelago ofVanuatu, idolize an American prophet. His name is John Frum.
The islanders believe he is an American pilot that returned to the United States after the
war, and will come back to Tanna with riches from the US that they call“the Cargo”. They
pray to an American flag, awaiting his return.
One man, Isaac the Last One, chief of the “Cargo cult”, claims he is Frum’s son. He has
formed an army of GIs to celebrate the return of the prophet John Frum.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              10 Francs
Contact Person:             Guy Knafo
                            28, rue de l’Equerre
                            Paris 75019, France
                            T. +33 1 4874 4377
                            F. +33 1 4874 8265
                            10francs@10francs.fr




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Category: Creative Documentaries




GOLE SANGAM: THE STONE FLOWER
Sarit Haymian




Gole sangam means“stone flower”in Farsi. It is the flower that can bloom only from the
stone (i.e., the cyclamen).The film follows two elderly Jewish women, Ilanit and Naima,
who immigrated from Iran to Israel 50 years ago and live in a slum. Married at the tender
ages of 12 and 16, they moved from the domineering homes of their parents to those of
their husbands. Ilanit lived with a husband who humiliated and bit her, but still she took
care of him when he became sick. Naima has a good relationship with her husband, sur-
rounded by her children and grandchildren, but has always served them and fulfilled their
wishes and dreams. Now, 70 years old, they reflect on the choices they have made and the
choices they were forced to make.

Running time: 50’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Go2Films
Contact Person:            Hedva Goldschmidt
                           37/8 Isar Nathanzon St.
                           Jerusalem 97787, Israel
                           T. +972 2 583 13 71
                           F. +972 2 583 54 50
                           go2films@bezeqint.net




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                                          USA
Category: Art, Music & Culture




GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK
OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON
Alex Gibney


From Oscar-nominated director Alex Gibney comes Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter
S. Thompson. Fuelled by a raging libido, Wild Turkey and superhuman doses of drugs,
Thompson was a true “free lancer”: goring sacred cows with impunity, hilarity and a steel-
eyed conviction for righting wrongs. The film is entirely narrated by the words ofThomp-
son himself – from his letters, articles, manuscripts and books – and is read – on camera
and off – by Johnny Depp. Gonzo is the definitive film biography of a mythic American fig-
ure, a man that Tom Wolfe called our“greatest comic writer,” whose suicide, by gunshot,
led Rolling Stone Magazine, where Thompson began his career, to devote an entire issue
(its best-selling ever) to the man that launched a thousand sips of bourbon, endless snorts
of cocaine and a brash, irreverent, fearless style of journalism – named“gonzo”after an an-
archic blues riff by James Booker.

Running time: 120’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              HDNet Films / Magnolia Pictures
Contact Person:             Laird Adamson
                            49West 27th Street, 7th Floor
                            NewYork, NY 10001, USA
                            T. +1 212 924 67 01
                            F. +1 212 481 39 64
                            ladamson@magpictures.com




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




THE GREAT LOVE OF THE FRENCH
“TERRORIST”ABEL RAMBERT
Atanas Kiriakov


A French man named Abel Rambert sees a drawing of Pascin for the first time in 1948
and falls in love with Pascin’s art.This drawing determines the future of this man. He be-
comes not only a collector and a gallery owner but also the greatest expert on Pascin’s art
in the world.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             Mendips Ltd
Contact Person:            Gergana Stankova
                           9 Shipka St., 2nd floor
                           Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
                           T. +35 92 846 33 29 / 359 888 732 320
                           F. +35 92 846 33 94
                           gery@themendips.com




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Category: History & Politics




GREETINGS FROM SOVIET ESTONIA!
Urmas Eero Liiv




“Everyone owns a house, nice furniture, a radio and a television set. That’s more than we
ever dreamed of!”
The people in the kolkhozes were happy, as this film from the 50s shows. At the time, Es-
tonia was one of the most western republics inside the USSR.
Today, Estonia lies on the eastern boundaries of Europe. Surveys held 15 years after the fall
of the Soviet Union show that more than half of the Estonians who had witnessed the
Soviet era feel more positive about the past than they do about the present. But was Es-
tonia really the socialist paradise that it had presented itself as in the news, commercials
and documentary films of the time?
Greetings from Soviet Estonia! contrasts a series of eastern nostalgia-laden film documents
from the 50s to the 70s with the accounts given by three former dissidents: Member of the
European Parliament Tunne Kelam, nun Lahle Parek and emigrant Tiit Madisson. Their
memories raise images of another, less harmonious, Estonia.

    Running time: 59’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:            10 Francs
    Contact Person:           Guy Knafo
                              28, rue de l’Equerre
                              Paris 75019, France
                              T. +33 1 4874 4377
                              F. +33 1 4874 8265
                              10francs@10francs.fr




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Category: Human interest, Social issues
Festival Participation


THE GUARDS OF THE HOLY SEPULTURE
Nikos Vezyrgiannis




A large number of monks and hermits who lived in Palestine during early Christianity
resided in the natural caves that abounded in the abrupt ravines of the desert. Most of
them, however, lived in organized monasteries, the size and customs of which were de-
termined by internal and exterior conditions, the needs of the monks and their economic
resources. These monks were called“Agiotafites”, guards of the Holy Sepulture, a contin-
uation of the“Order of the Spoudaeoi (wise, learned, worthy, gifted, exceptional, signifi-
cant, industrious, serious)”. More than 200 large and important monasteries were built in
the Holy Land.Today only seven survive, all of them located in the desert of Judea.The few
monks that live in them are the remnants of what used to be the large“community of the
desert”. The last Greek-Orthodox monks, guardians of the Holy Shrines of Palestine, re-
count personal testimonies and express their deep concern for the future of their com-
munity.They are the last ones of the“Order of the Spoudaeoi”and they still raise the Greek
flag at the monasteries and the shrines. The documentary features five monks from dif-
ferent parts of Israel and Palestine. Each one has a different story to tell.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:            ERT3
Contact Person:           Vangelis Mavroyannis
                          Agelaki 2
                          Thessaloniki 55133, Greece
                          T. +30 2310 29 98 13
                          emavroyannis@ert3.gr




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




GUERNICA, PORTRAIT OF WAR
Santiago Torres & Ramon Vallès




German planes bombed the town of Guernica flat on the orders of General Franco. The
sacred Basque city was reduced to ashes.The brutal attack inspired Picasso to paint Guer-
nica, an enormous canvas that decorated the main courtyard of the Spanish Pavilion at the
Paris Universal Exposition of 1937.This documentary narrates the history of this 20th cen-
tury icon from its creation to the present.

Running time: 57’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              TV3-Televisió De Catalunya SA
Contact Person:             Oriol Baquer
                            c/ de laTV3 s/n
                            Sant Joan Despí 08970, Spain
                            T. +34 93 499 93 33
                            F. +34 93 473 15 63
                            obaquer.n@tv3.cat




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Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


GUGARA
Jacek Nagłowski & Andrzej Dybczak




It is late summer of 2006. Within the last few weeks, Dimitri and Tatiana, the last herds-
men alive in the Taiga, have lost their reindeer, which were killed by wolves. This misfor-
tune is going to force them to leave their life in the forest for the village.Their oldest son,
Kola, already lives there. Kola is trying to prevent his parents from settling in Tutonchany
village. He knows they are going to die there. He knows what happened to the old man
nicknamed“Boatswain”who was in the same situation a few years ago. This is the story
of the decline of a small Siberian community. It describes the paradoxical world of former
nomads and reindeer herders that were forced to abandon their ancient lifeways.

Running time: 64’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               Deckert Distribution
Contact Person:              Heino Deckert
                             Marienplatz 1
                             Leipzig 04103, Germany
                             T. + 49 341 215 66 38
                             F. + 49 341 215 66 39
                             info@deckert-distribution.com




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Category: Art, Music & Culture
Festival Participation


HAIR, LET THE SUN SHINE IN
Pola Rapaport




Since its overwhelming success at its first public performance in the late 1960s, Hair has
inspired generations with its messages of love, non-violence and liberation. At the origin
of the musical comedy were two key figures –James Radon and Gerome Ragni – the au-
thors of the book and lyrics, followed by composer Galt MacDermot. Today, 40 years on,
James Rado has assembled another troupe of actors and dancers to prepare for a new
tour of the show in North America. Around the central figure of James Rado, the film will
follow the people behind this phenomenon and will explore the social, political and cul-
tural relevance of Hair from its beginning until now.

Running time: 55’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             INA Sales & Marketing Division
Contact Person:            Nicole Leconte & SophieVillette
                           83-85 rue de Patay
                           75013, Paris, France
                           T. +33 1 44231235 / 30
                           nleconte@ina.fr / svillette@ina.fr
                           www.inamediapro.fr




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                                         IRAN
Category: Creative Documentaries




HALL OF JUSTICE
Simin Fallahzadeh Tehrani




The film is about Mr. Kamran Adl, a professional Iranian photographer and his activities.
The camera follows him to several Iranian religious ceremonies, a bazaar, gardens, his ex-
hibitions, and the tomb of an Iranian with a different viewpoint who was martyred.

Running time: 42’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Simin FallahzadehTehrani
                            Apt B2 #27 Kamran Alley Kambiz Alley Hashtroodi Street, EVIN
                            Tehran 1983645133, Iran
                            T. +98 021 22 40 27 75
                            sisif1380@yahoo.com




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




HAPPINESS AND FREEDOM
David Calek




Two courageous Czech women decide to set up an organization called Berkat (Happiness)
with the aim of helping war victims, especially children. Jana Hradilkova and Petra Proc-
hazkova discover the Sputnik camp on the Chechen-Ingush border, the home of 9,000
refugees, who live not only in fear and sadness but also with joy, dance, music and art.
They discover the children’s dance group Marsho (Freedom) and they decide to organize
a trip abroad for them, so that the children can proudly present their national dances and
music. Their aim was to allow the children to experience something other than the hor-
rors of war, to taste ordinary life in a warless country. Jana and Petra devote their love, time
and effort and permit the children to meet new people, gain new experiences, but most
importantly, to encourage their long-lasting passion of traditional dance; the only aspect
of their destroyed homeland that remains with them and excitement for life in a free world.

Running time: 57’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               Taskovski Films
Contact Person:              Jarmila Outratova
                             4BWentworth Street
                             London E1 7TF, UK
                             T. +44 207 760 661 65
                             jarmila@taskovskifilms.com




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                                      GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture




HARRY MULISCH – THE ANTENNAE
OF OUR TIME
Apostolos Karakassis


He is considered the most important contemporary Dutch writer, a candidate for the Nobel
Prize for the last few years. His best known book The Discovery of Heaven has nurtured
generations of Dutch readers, and is considered like the Bible in his homeland. Son of a
Nazi and a Jewish woman, his childhood experiences and traumas affected his literature.
His life seems to have followed the history of Europe, for better or worse. After the war,
he analyzed the Nazi phenomenon, then joined the“Provo”demonstrations in the ’60s,
was charmed by the Cuban revolution, and then demonstrated against the American in-
volvement inVietnam.
The film was shot in Amsterdam and Athens. Mulisch, who is particularly fond of philos-
ophy, does not hide his admiration of ancient Greek civilization.“Even contemporary ar-
chitecture is based on the classic ancient Greek principles,” he says. “And you know
something? Even when you had Pattakos and Papadopoulos, I never forgot that Democ-
racy was born in this land.”

Running time: 49’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:             Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                            432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                            15342, Athens Greece
                            T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                            F. +30 210 607 5715
                            ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
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Category: Art, Music & Culture




HEADWIND HALL
Priit Valkna




The world renowned Estonian conductor Tõnu Kaljuste, the favourite of composer Arvo
Pärt, wants to build an opera house called Nargen Opera on Naissaar, an island which not
long ago was a closed Soviet military base, does not have a regular ferry line, no electric-
ity and has only one permanent resident.
Against the odds and the opposition of the financial world, he wants to establish a unique
cultural center, where traditions and modern times meet.To put his idea into practice, he
brings operas on stage on the mainland to raise money from the ticket sales, and carries
construction materials and other necessities to the island in his own small boat. Along
the way, he faces unexpected difficulties and finds himself in almost absurd situations.
The title, Headwind Hall, refers to an idea by inventor Schmidt, whose land Kaljuste bought
for the opera house – Schmidt wanted to build a headwind ship that would use the en-
ergy of headwind in order to move ahead with double power.

Running time: 57’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Deckert Distribution
Contact Person:            Heino Deckert
                           Marienplatz 1
                           Leipzig 04103, Germany
                           T. + 49 341 215 66 38
                           F. + 49 341 215 66 39
                           info@deckert-distribution.com




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Category: Science & Knowledge




HEALTH FOR SALE
Michele Mellara & Alessandro Rossi




Access to essential pharmaceutical drugs in developing countries is critical.Why is it that
15 million people die from easily curable diseases in the Southern hemisphere every year?
The film links together the First andThirdWorld in a long trip inside the Pharma maze.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              First Hand Films
Contact Person:             EstherVan Messel
                            Fritz HeebWeg 5
                            Zurich 8050, Switzerland
                            T. +41 44 312 20 60
                            F. +41 44 312 20 80
                            info@firsthandfilms.com




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                                         USA
Category: Human Interest & Lifestyles
Festival Participation


HEAR AND NOW
Irene Taylor Brodsky




After 65 years of silence, Paul and SallyTaylor decide to undergo cochlear implant surgery
and explore a totally unfamiliar world – the realm of sound. In this deeply personal mem-
oir, filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky documents her deaf parents’complex decision to un-
dergo a risky and controversial medical procedure – the only one that can actually restore
a sense. Paul and Sally met as children, fell in love, were married, and raised a family.
They’ve shared a rich life together and have been active members of the deaf community.
Yet, at the age of 65, they decided they wanted to hear their first symphonies, to hear
their children’s voices. Hear and Now invites us into the private world of the deaf and al-
lows us to experience everyday sounds as if for the first time.This is a magical and deeply
moving story of two people who embark on an extraordinary journey from silence to
sound.The question is, what will they make of it, and what may they gain, or lose, forever?

Running time: 84’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Vermilion Pictures
Contact Person:             IreneTaylor Brodsky
                            1806 NW 32nd St.
                            Portland, 97210 OR, USA
                            T. +1 503 709 6665
                            irene@vermilionpictures.com
                            www.vermilionpictures.com




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Category: Art, Music & Culture
Festival Participation


HEAVY METAL IN BAGHDAD
Eddy Moretti, Suroosh Alvi




TheVietnamWar played a significant role in popularising rock music.The war in Iraq, howe-
ver,definitelysoundslikeheavymetal.ButtheimportsplayedbytheoccupyingAmericanfor-
ces is not the only music out there, for Iraq has its own home-grown heavy metal band in the
shape of Acrassicauda.The Iraqi band, which has been playing since 2001, models itself on
the likes of Metallica, Slayer and Slipknot. Acrassicauda (the name is based on the Latin word
for‘black scorpions’) only had three appearances before war broke out in 2003.The security
situation in the country made it difficult to practise, and live appearances were out of the
question.When things got really bad, the band received death threats from rebels and reli-
gious fundamentalists accusing them of worshipping the devil. At present, the band’s four
members are living as refugees in Damascus. After two years of trying to establish contact, the
filmmakers finally caught up with Acrassicauda in the summer of 2006, when they were still
inBaghdad.AsrawasAcrassicauda’s musicmaysound,itnevertheless containsthehopesand
emotions of an entire generation in Iraq.

Running time: 84’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Lumina Films Ltd
                            3rd floor, 1A Adpar Street
                            London,W2 1DE, UK
                            T. +44 20 7563 7283
                            info@lumina-films.com




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                                       FRANCE
Category: Human Interest & Lifestyles




HER NAME IS SABINE
Sandrine Bonnaire




A sensitive portrait of Sabine Bonnaire, a 38-year-old autistic woman, filmed by her sis-
ter.The film tells her story through personal footage filmed by the actress over a period of
25 years, and her life today in a suitable facility. After a tragic five-year stay in a psychi-
atric hospital, Sabine found a new lease on life – even though her capacities remain im-
paired – in a home in the Charente region. The film exposes the penury of specialized
institutions and the dramatic consequences they can lead to.

Running time: 85’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Wide Management
Contact Person:             Loïc Magneron
                            40 rue Sainte-Anne, 3ème étage, code 2863
                            Paris 75002, France
                            T. +33 1 53 95 04 64
                            F. +33 1 53 95 04 65
                            wide@widemanagement.com




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                                    GERMANY
Category: Art, Music & Culture




HIGHWAY WORLD –
LIVING, CHANGING, GROWING
Martin Hans Schmitt


In this nonverbal documentary film, the spectator sets out on a trip through the world of
highways.The footage, distilled from industrial and educational films, as well as the mu-
sical style of sitar master Al Gromer Khan, create the film’s base for an immersion into the
global concept of highways.The movie was composed out of more than 63 hours of film,
video material and 1,700 photos.

Running time: 81’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Martin H. Schmitt
                            Albrechtstre. 24
                            Munich 80636, Germany
                            T. +49 893 085 456
                            mail@martinhansschmitt.com




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




HIP HOP REVOLUTION
Weaam Williams




The 1980s was the time of heroic youth uprisings on the Cape Flats, together with limited
freedom of expression. Given the culture of repression in South Africa at the time, the hip-
hop sub-culture was a form of venting for youth on the Cape Flats and elsewhere in the
country. Hip-Hop also politically informed many young people in South Africa. It is be-
lieved that hip-hop in South Africa started on the Cape Flats, my film therefore focuses on
the Cape Flats. It also briefly examines, via the experiences of central characters, the
apartheid Group Areas Act with the forced removal of families from District Six into ghetto
housing. The film also reflects the sociopolitical situation in South Africa at present, with
particular focus on the current economic disparities between a rich minority and a poor
majority.

Running time: 50’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Wide Management
Contact Person:             Loïc Magneron
                            40 rue Sainte-Anne, 3ème étage, code 2863
                            Paris 75002, France
                            T. +33 1 53 95 04 64
                            F. +33 1 53 95 04 65
                            wide@widemanagement.com




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                                      TURKEY
Category: History & Politics




A HISTORICAL TESTIMONY
ON THE TURKISH ARMENIAN QUESTION
Zeynep Keçeciler


As an issue kept constantly on the agenda of both the USA and other western countries
as a result of the pressure exerted by the Diaspora Armenians, theTurkish-Armenian ques-
tion and the events of 1914 are examined in the documentary in the light of historical
documents. One of the most important objectives of the project was to reveal the histor-
ical truth behind the forced migration to the domestic and international communities Ar-
menians were submitted to duringWorldWar I by the Ottoman government. Having lasted
for about two years, the filming of the documentary series took place in five countries in-
cluding the USA, Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Turkey. Historians, jurists and journal-
ists were interviewed in each country while the archive sources of respective countries
were studied.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Turkish Radio –TV Corp.
Contact Person:             Fuat Kale
                            Turan Gunes Bulvari Or-An
                            Ankara 06109,Turkey
                            T. +90 312 490 76 59
                            F. +90 312 491 26 06
                            fuat.kale@trt.net.tr




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




HIT MUSIC – RHYTHM
OF THE REVOLUTIONARY
RåFILM filmmakers’collective: Sascha Fülscher, Oskar Idin,
Alex Veitch, Anna Weitz & Anna Klara Åhrén

Following the footsteps of the Red Beans [Röda Bönor], a pioneering folk rock band of
the Swedish 70s social movement, the filmmaking collective RåFILM delivers a history
through music beyond the big hits, pop star frenzy and naked skin. The Red Beans were
driven by a conviction that music was a path to creating a better world.They were part of
a political music movement which, in the light of the superficial 21st century music in-
dustry, now seems far away. But, straying away from the big bands and hit lists, you’ll
find that there is a brighter side to this picture. Appearing in this film, internationally
renowned Le Tigre, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Chicks on Speed along with upcoming radical
Swedish artists show that you still can raise your voice and sing about a still unjust world.
Hit Music – Rhythm of the Revolutionary, is a story about music’s power to change things,
a film showing that there’s more to the music scene than X-factor, a world where you can
succeed by doing your own thing and staying true to your ideals.

Running time: 28’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              RåFILM
Contact Person:             AnnaWeitz
                            Stora Södergatan 64
                            Lund SE-222 23, Sweden
                            T. +46 70 408 59 31
                            F. +46 46 211 01 75
                            anna.weitz@rafilm.se




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                                           UK
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


HOLD ME TIGHT, LET ME GO
Kim Longinotto




For the forty children who call it home, Mulberry Bush is their last chance. Excluded from
school for extreme behavior, and often having suffered severe emotional trauma, they are
given three years at the Oxford boarding school to try to turn their lives around.The frag-
ile young boys at the heart of the film lash out in shockingly extreme ways – hitting,
swearing and spitting their way through the misery of their blighted childhoods. End-
lessly patient and determined staff members verbally reason with the boys, whilst often
having to restrain them physically.The film is ultimately a heartbreaking, engrossing study
of dysfunction – of what happens when families break down. It also pays witness to the
tremendous influence that adults hold – for bad and for good – upon growing children.

Running time: 100’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Fortissimo Films
Contact Person:             Catherine Le Clef
                            Van Diemenstraat 100
                            1013 CN, Amsterdam,The Netherlands
                            T. +31 20 627 3215
                            F. +31 20 626 1155
                            info@fortissimofilms.nl
                            www.fortissimofilms.nl




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Category: Current Affairs
Festival Participation


A HOLE IN THE WATER
Manos Papadakis




One of the biggest road construction projects that has ever been carried out in Thessa-
loniki was planned sloppily and ineffectively.The government presented it as a project of
national importance, but the citizens of Thessaloniki refer to it as a“big mistake”, since it
is seriously lacking in many areas. The aesthetic and environmental destruction it will
cause is considerable.What led to such a decision?Whom does this solution serve? How
attractive is it for car owners? How contradictory and inaccurate was the Minister of the
Environment’s presentation of the project to Parliament?Why did the deputies react? How
far are the citizens ofThessaloniki prepared to go in order for the project not to be imple-
mented? The documentary features deputies, organization spokespeople, scientists, but
also ordinary citizens who offer evidence against the project.

Running time: 58’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             Spirto Productions
Contact Person:            Manos Papadakis
                           Odysseos 1
                           Thessaloniki 54627, Greece
                           T. +30 2310 51 99 30, +30 69 77 59 32 67
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                                      BELGIUM
Category: Creative Documentaries




HOLY FIELD
Jara Malevez




Immigrating means mourning one’s birthplace, the sacred land which many try to hang
on to. During the fifties, the Director’s parents left Esanatoglia, in Italy, for Belgium.Today,
new immigrants are coming to work in this region which has regained its prosperity. Some
remain in the village. Following a family’s lifeline, a polyphonic narration sheds light on
this necessary rebirth that transforms one.

Running time: 59’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               Ventes-CBA/WIP-Sales
Contact Person:              Thierry Detaille
                             avenue des Arts, 19F
                             Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
                             T. +32 477 617 170
                             F. +32 2 227 22 39
                             th.detaille@skynet.be




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Category: History & Politics




THE HONOR OF THE WRONGED
Carlos García-Alix




The Honor of the Wronged is the testimony of an obsession, the passionate search for an
old anarchist gunman, Felipe Emilio Sandoval, aka Doctor Muñiz (1886–1939).
Born in the slums of Madrid and initially earning his living as a bricklayer, his life is marked
by his faith in a redeeming dream: social revolution.That initially turns him into a famous
robber and “man of action”; later, during the Spanish Civil War, he becomes a ruthless
murderer.
In his determination to investigate and follow the dark trail of his subject, the narrator
leaves no stone unturned, digging up innumerable shreds of Sandoval’s memory which
can be found, today, scattered in Archives and official registries. The narrator uses this ma-
terial and a selection of old movies and photographs to reconstruct a life, in his attempt
to answer the question as to who Felipe Sandoval really was.
It is an undertaking that inevitably becomes a frightening and fascinating journey. It is a
personal glance, not void of melancholy, at one of the most painful crevices of Spain’s re-
cent past.

Running time: 87’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               No hay penas Sl
Contact Person:              Isabel de las Casas
                             c/Boix y Morer 6, 7D
                             Madrid 28003, Spain
                             T. +34 91 456 00 43
                             F. +34 91 456 00 42
                             isabelohaypenas.com




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                                       ISRAEL
Category: History & Lifestyles




THE HOUSE ON AUGUST STREET
Ayelet Bargur




The untold story of my legendary aunt Beate Berger, and the“Beith Ahawah Kinderheim”
(The“House of Love”Children’s Home) she founded in 1922 in Berlin for Jewish children
in need.
It is the story of her courageous decision in the early 30s to save “her” children from Nazi
Germany, and the unique rescue operation she initiated and carried out, taking them out
of Germany and bringing them to a new“Ahawah”home she built for them in Israel.

Running time: 63’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Cinephil
Contact Person:             Philippa Kowarsky
                            18 Levontin Street
                            Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
                            T. +972 3 566 4129
                            F. +972 3 560 1436
                            info@cinephil.co.il




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Category: Arts, Music, & Culture




THE HOUSES OF HRISTINA
Suzanne Raes




Hristina is invisible. Quiet and unnoticed, she cleans houses. Each day a different house,
each day the same work. She is a Bulgarian, living in Amsterdam. Contact with her em-
ployers takes place mainly through notes. To come to terms with her life, she takes pho-
tographs of the interiors of “her” houses. Together, these photos form the house she
inhabits in the Netherlands. A house that holds her prisoner.
For years, Bulgarian HristinaTasheva has been staying in the Netherlands as an illegal im-
migrant, working as a cleaning lady for families, couples and singles in apartments and
houses in the city centre of Amsterdam. In the houses of Hristina we see how lonely her
life was. A course in photography changed her dead-end situation. She began to take pic-
tures of the houses she cleans.
In this documentary, director Suzanne Raes portrays one of the many, often anonymous
people, ranging from cleaner to au pair, that we allow into the most intimate parts of our
lives. Hristina’s account of her life, her view of herself and the world around her, is a mir-
ror for us. Our houses are the setting of her life, the place she got lost in, where she got
stuck.Who are these people who are cleaning our homes? Do we really want to know?

Running time: 50’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              NPO Sales
Contact Person:             Kaisa Kriek
                            Sumatralaan 45
                            Hilversum 1217 GP,The Netherlands
                            T. +31 35 677 35 61
                            F. +31 35 677 53 18
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Category: Human Interest & Social issues




HOW DARE YOU?
Lizka Assa




Hanni was a career-driven successful young woman whose life was turned upside down
when she was diagnosed, like Stephen Hawking, with a fatal neurological disease (ALS),
with a prognosis of only two years left to live.
Twelve years later, Hanni is still pursuing her dreams: after becoming the first woman ever
to have had 2 children in her physical condition, despite disapproval from everyone around
her and against medical advice, she has beaten the establishment. She studies, overcomes
financial hardships and builds a new career, continuing to work through her progressive
state of paralysis.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Cinephil
Contact Person:             Philippa Kowarsky
                            18 Levontin Street
                            Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
                            T. +972 3 566 41 29
                            F. +972 3 560 14 36
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                                         USA
Category: History & Politics



HOW OHIO PULLED IT OFF
Charla Barker, Matthew Kraus, Mariana Quiroga




The 2008 US presidential election is fast approaching.The primaries have created a polit-
ical buzz not seen in years and America is alight with the idea of change. But, the real
story of the next election goes beyond the parties and their platforms to the very foun-
dations of democracy.
On election night 2004, the Presidency came down to one state among fifty: Ohio.When
the votes were counted, John Kerry conceded defeat and the US was back under the con-
trol of G.W. Bush. But what really happened?Were the obstructions faced by black voters
and the failure of ballot machines innocent administrative errors or symptoms of a sinis-
ter new trend towards election engineering? And why were the media so slow to react to
the century’s first great threat to the American constitution?
How Ohio Pulled It Off chronicles the theft of the presidency, and the public outcry that fol-
lowed. It offers shocking evidence of election fraud in the United States, and highlights the
potential for future abuses in the self-styled“greatest democracy on earth”.The story con-
tinues today, casting a shadow of uncertainty on the 2008 election and beyond.

Running time: 57’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Mercury Media International Ltd
Contact Person:             Patricia Hickey
                            6 Baseline Studios,Whitchurch Road
                            LondonW11 4AT, UK
                            T. +44 207 221 72 21
                            F. +44 207 221 72 28
                            patricia@mercurymedia.org




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                                    BULGARIA
Category: Lifestyles




HRISTINA’S WARS
Maria Trayanova




This is a documentary about the daily struggles and fears, about the little and big wars that
are part of our life.
The main character is Hristina Petkova, descendent of an eminent Bulgarian political fam-
ily from the near past, who asserted their political beliefs and paid for it with their lives.
Two of the family were killed during the 1920s and a third relative was killed after the es-
tablishment of the communist rule in Bulgaria.
Except for the family stigma marking her whole life, she has personal struggles, both
physical and spiritual, as a Red Cross volunteer duringWorldWar II and as a person, who
has to prove herself and survive in the conditions of three different political regimes.

Running time: 29’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Bulgarian NationalTelevision
Contact Person:             Daniela Kuzmanova
                            29, San Stefano St.
                            Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
                            T. +359 2 814 2390
                            F. +359 2 943 6045
                            d_kuzmanova@bnt.bg




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Category: Lifestyles




I GIVE UP
Francesca Fini




It works this way: on one side there is our daily life made up of bills that we have to pay,
traffic jams, horrible and depressing workplaces, unsatisfying relationships. And deep in-
side there is the feeling that we don’t have any opportunities, that we are stuck in a golden
prison where we are living the same – fake –day forever, like guinea pigs in a matrix-
style scenario. Sound familiar? On the other side there is a place where everything seems
possible. A Paradise far away.There you will live a different and more human pace of life,
find genuine people, and survive with a pair of sandals and a t-shirt. A place where you
can be free, leave everything behind and fade away.This is the story of a bunch of Italians
who left their golden prison in search of Paradise.

Running time: 50’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Vitagraph
Contact Person:             Filippo D’Angelo
                            Via Schiavonia 1
                            Bologna 40121, Italy
                            T. +39 051 267 150
                            F. +39 051 267 150
                            vitagraph@libero.it




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    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    IAN MCEWAN – GREAT WRITERS
    OF CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
    Angelos Kovotsos


    Ian Mc Ewan, winner of Booker Prize in 1998. A documentary portrait of his life and work,
    shot in London.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Periplus
    Contact Person:             Thanos Lambropoulos
                                176, Aristotelous St.
                                Athens 112 51, Greece
                                T. +30 210 867 04 78
                                F. +30 210 867 78 28
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Category: Art, Music & Culture




ICON
Teddy Grouya




Some of the first churches in Eastern Europe were carved out of caves by Saint Lucas and
Saint John who evangelized throughout the region during the 2nd century. An integral
part of worship during this era became the veneration of icons – images of God, theVir-
gin Mary, the saints and stories from the Bible.The worshiper would pray to the icon and
even kiss it in order to be more closely connected to God. The tradition of icons and the
practices of old Christianity started in those caves two thousand years ago; it is kept alive
in the Eastern Orthodox Church of today – a church that many in theWest do not under-
stand.
Titiana Popa, a prolific iconographer, is portrayed in this film about her work. Her goal is
to “bring God to America” through her art. In the film we are given a rare look into the
Eastern Orthodox Church, as well as monasteries where some of Popa’s art has been in-
cluded and consecrated.
Set against the backdrop of present day Romania, we hear Byzantine music performed by
monks and clergy as we watch the process of Popa painting these magnificent pieces and
we learn what exemplifies an icon in art and in people.

Running time: 59’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Cinema Arts Magic
Contact Person:             Teddy Grouya
                            PO Box 956
                            Palm Springs, CA 92263, USA
                            T. +1 760 322 36 89
                            F. +1 760 322 36 89
                            cinemaartsmagic@verizon.net



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    Category: Creative Documentaries




    IF MAN COULD FLY
    Yael Kipper Zaretzky




    “When somebody hurts my doves, it’s like they’re hurting me,” says 13-year-old Matan,
    who has been living in a boarding school for the last five years. Instead of going to his
    room like the others kids when he comes back from school, he visits the animal com-
    pound, where his doves are waiting in their pigeon coup. He basks in the calm of the an-
    imals, freeing them to fly until they come back to him at night. “When somebody has
    wings, he doesn’t need anything, not money, not even a car, he’s comfortable wherever
    he goes,” says 32-year-old Misha. He raises 300 pigeons whose care he learned from his
    80-year-old mentor. When Matan leaves the boarding school for his home, he meets
    Misha. The two form a special bond. They both want to fly like the pigeons do: Matan
    wants to fly away when things get rough, Misha wants to see the world.The pigeons give
    them strength, support and some relief.

    Running time: 62’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Go2Films
    Contact Person:             Hedva Goldschmidt
                                37/8 Isar Nathanzon St.
                                Jerusalem 97787, Israel
                                T. +972 2 583 1371
                                F. +972 2 583 5450
                                go2films@bezeqint.net




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Category: Lifestyle




IF WE KNEW
Petra Lataster-Czisch & Peter Lataster




Everyday, paediatricians at the neonatal ward of a hospital struggle with ethical dilemmas
concerning the life and death of newborn babies.
This is a lyrical and passionate documentary about paediatricians who work in an inten-
sive-care unit for premature newborns at Groningen’s University Hospital. A film essay
about the compassion needed to heal the sick and also occasionally needed to hasten the
death of a sick child who is suffering unbearably and without hope.
In 2005, religious groups in Italy and the US accused Dutch paediatricians of using Nazi
methods and allegedly killing premature newborns because of their handicaps.
Yet doctors have sworn the Hippocratic oath that they will do all they can to heal the sick
and save lives. Thanks to modern technology they can do more and more. As a conse-
quence they have to ask themselves if every human being who can be kept alive will lead
a life worth living. Should every life be saved at whatever cost?
From up close and without comment, If We Knew shows how a group of paediatricians
cope with tough ethical questions and the impossible decisions they have to make.

Running time: 75’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             NPO Sales
Contact Person:            Kaisa Kriek
                           Sumatralaan 45
                           Hilversum 1217 GP,The Netherlands
                           T. +31 35 677 35 61
                           F. +31 35 677 53 18
                           kaisa.kriek@omroep.nl




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                                           GREECE
    Category: Arts, Music, & Culture
    Festival Participation


    IMAGES IN MIRRORS
    Yannis Vamvakas




    Images in Mirrors is a biographical documentary based on the life and work of painter and
    professor of art Dimitris Mytaras – a multifaceted and significant figure that marked con-
    temporary Greek art during the second half of the twentieth century. The novelty of this
    documentary lies upon the fact that the artist“acts”himself, and everybody else involved
    are the real people who constitute his world. This biography, which centers around the
    artist and the art historian Liberty Polyzou, unfolds the life and work of the creator, through
    historical events, recollections, documents and testimonies. The shooting locations are
    they original ones where he lived and created from the beginning of his career to the pres-
    ent. The film’s photography is influenced by the visual arts and, by following the script, the
    audience can enjoy innumerable unrivalled images of artistic merit. The viewer has the
    chance to see approximately one hundred of Mytaras’s best paintings in the place of their
    inspiration; and all this is carried out through the prism of his unique sense of humor.

    Running time: 100’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Dramatika Films
    Contact Person:             YannisVamvakas
                                Lefkosias 24
                                Athens 11253, Greece
                                T. +30 210 86 78 998
                                F. +30 210 86 78 998




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Category: Travel & Social Issues




IN EUROPE
Jorien van Nes




Film director Roel van Broekhoven and best-selling historian Geert Mak take us on a grand
tour through 20th century Europe. By train, car and boat, they literally flow through the
tracks of time, through the century, through the continent; starting off in fin-de-siècleVi-
enna, past Madrid and Volgograd, the bunkers of Berlin, the toy-cars left behind by the
children of Chernobyl, ending at the ruins of Sarajevo.
They show beautiful archival material and listen to the experiences of witnesses: writers
and politicians, a farmer in the Pyrenees, the grandson of the German Emperor, dozens of
ordinary people whose lives have been influenced by larger historical events. Basques,
Silesians and Serbs.We are all part of Europe, but we each have our own story and our own
identity.

Running time: 36 x 35’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             NPO Sales
Contact Person:            Kaisa Kriek
                           Sumatralaan 45
                           Hilversum 1217 GP,The Netherlands
                           T. +31 35 677 35 61
                           F. +31 35 677 53 18
                           kaisa.kriek@omroep.nl




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                                      AUSTRALIA
    Category: Current Affairs




    IN OUR NAME
    Chris Tuckfield




    A searing examination of the ethics of torture, post 9/11.
    Can torture ever be justified? What if it could prevent a serious terrorist attack? What if
    your own child was at risk? Would you agree to the use of torture if you thought it might
    be the only way to save their life?
    In Our Name is a provocative and visually stunning essay on complicity, ethics and the
    world of modern torture. Is torture the unpleasant “other face” of our safety post 9/11 or
    the symptom of a society ruled by fear? The film combines dramatized re-enactments, in-
    terviews with leading figures in the US and Australia, including proponents of torture,
    survivor testimony and poetry read by Ariel Dorfman. Can torture ever be justified?You de-
    cide.

    Running time: 57’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Smiley Documentary Film Distribution &World Sales
    Contact Person:             Diana Kluge
                                2/1 College Hill, Freemans Bay
                                Auckland 1011, New Zealand
                                T. +64 9 309 26 13
                                F. +64 9 309 40 84
                                info@smileyfilmdistribution.com




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Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


IN PRISON MY WHOLE LIFE
Marc Evans




William Francome is a fairly typical, white middle-class guy. Typical except for the fact
that he is about to embark on a journey into the dark heart of the American judicial sys-
tem; the tangled world of renowned Death Row prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal. In Prison My
Whole Life takes us to some surprising places and brings us into contact with some of
America’s most original minds. Never-seen-before footage and brand new evidence cre-
ate a prevailing case for reasonable doubt while exploring the sociopolitical climate of
America – past and present. Angela Davis, Mos Def, Noam Chomsky, AliceWalker, Snoop
Dogg, Steve Earle, Amy Goodman and many others take us through a decades-old strug-
gle for equality, fairness and respect that so many Americans strive for to this day.

Running time: 93’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Swipe Films
Contact Person:            Frank Mannion
                           79Wardour Street
                           London,W1D 6QB, UK
                           T. + 44 207 851 8602
                           frank@swipefilms.com




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                                         POLAND
    Category: Ecology & Human Interest
    Festival Participation


    IN SEARCH OF A LEGEND
    Konstanty Kulik




    Six people on board a small yacht sailing across the Arctic.Three months in the wilderness,
    away from the cares of daily life; encounters with people and the harsh natural environ-
    ment; astonishment at what they find in the kingdom of ice... This film is about an out-
    standing challenge, a landmark journey in the history of sailing carried out by the youngest
    crew in the world. But it is also about something more: about meeting a unique people
    fighting for survival according to their own rules; about the Inuits, whose children hunt
    seals and prepare seal meat in the morning and play games on their Play Stations and
    send text messages to their friends in the evening.

    Running time: 48’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Serrano Set Film &TV productions
    Contact Person:             Anna Zarudzka
                                Ul. K. Kollatajowskiej 15c/47
                                Krakow, 31234, Poland
                                T. +48 605 200 117
                                serrano@serranoset.pl




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Category: Creative Documentaries




IN THE CITY
Stella Papastefanou




Every city narrates its own history everyday; we just need to pay attention to it and read
its history in the lines of its face. In the City is an experimental documentary, as it attempts
the narration ofThessaloniki’s history in a brief and poetic way.Through the filming of an
ancient Macedonian tomb that dates back to the 3rd century BC, an old Jewish house
built in 1911, an old Muslim house probably built between 1880-1900 and some con-
temporary buildings, all located in the city of Thessaloniki, we can see how the city has
grown and changed. All this is done using a critical and observant view that is highlighted
by the in situ installations and the filming itself.While we are watchingThessaloniki’s his-
tory as a filmed fairytale we repeatedly hear the same musical theme – Gymnopedie, no.
1 by Erik Satie – and two contemporary fairytales composed in Thessaloniki: The little
dragonfly and In Kapa’ s Land.

Running time: 15’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               Stella Papastefanou
                             Kilkisiou 29
                             Thessaloniki 546 38, Greece
                             T. +30 697 364 64 39
                             kagia_s@yahoo.gr




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    Category: Human Interest & Social issues




    IN THE COMPANY OF A DEAD CAT
    Vadim Anatovich




    A park in South Tel Aviv. As night descends, a group of Russian homeless immigrants is
    busy with their life’s routine. It’s an improvised kolkhoz, where each person contributes and
    receives according to his needs. Angela, shaky from alcohol and love, gathers the money
    for the vodka; Sanya“Odessa,” a former combat officer is in charge of the hot meals; Misha
    “the water carrier” is the self-appointed janitor, and Lyosha makes everyone laugh.
    The delicate balance is shattered when the “Korean,” an uncompromising tyrant, comes
    along and fights his way into the group.This is the chronicle of their final days together.

    Running time: 53’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              Cinephil
    Contact Person:             Philippa Kowarsky
                                18 Levontin Street
                                Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
                                T. +972 3 566 41 29
                                F. +972 3 560 14 36
                                info@cinephil.co.il




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Category: Creative Documentaries




IN THE FREIMAN’S KITCHEN
Hadar Bashan




This intimate profile, which often aches with emotion and sometimes smiles, is a glimpse
of how an elderly couple deals with the effects of a crisis in their relationship and belief
systems.Yaakov (78) and Miriam (68) are forced to leave their home.The camera follows
them for a month, just in their kitchen, which is the fortress protecting them against the
evacuation edict, until the moment they have to leave…

Running time: 56’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             JMT Films Distribution
Contact Person:            MichaelTreves
                           20 Bialik St.
                           Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                           T. +972 52 363 33 98
                           F. +972 52 363 33 98
                           jmtreves@012.net.il




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                          SWEDEN - EL SALVADOR
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    IN THE MEANTIME
    Lisa Jonsson & Malin Nicander




    An asylum in El Salvador, Central America, is the home of 250 people. Many of them are
    old, others are handicapped physically or mentally, and all of them lack relatives to take
    care of them in their homes. The film’s narrator is Elba, one of the people who live at the
    asylum. She used to work as a lawyer but after a stroke she lost the ability to talk and sits
    in a wheel chair. Each and every one of the hundreds of faces in the asylum dining hall rep-
    resents a unique fate, but that can be difficult to see when everyday life for practical rea-
    sons is organized in exactly the same way for everybody. It is up to each person to cultivate
    his or her own characteristics in an environment that doesn’t encourage individuality. In
    the pace of the old people we are guided through the asylum’s jumble of plates in bright
    colours, pills in little cups, dirty blankets, noisy televisions, and sheet-metal beds, but also
    the peaceful pursuit of little pastimes, and we come close to a few of the people that pop-
    ulate corridors and dormitories. Here, death is always present, but also life and love.

    Running time: 37’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:               Lisa Jonsson
                                 Kransen 4H
                                 Göteborg 416 72, Sweden
                                 T. +46 70 658 08 23
                                 lisa@mientrasesperamos.com




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




IN THEOPHILOS’FOOTSTEPS
Stavros Symeonidis




Lesbos. Like a leaf blown away into the sea. An island where the Greek folk painter
Theophilos walked, painted, touched and met people. Theophilos’footprints, even so many
years later, are still vivid. Children are here to revive them.
Summer and autumn 2007. The“Theophilos’House Cultural Center”organizes art work-
shops for children. Music, pottery, drama and painting challenge them to create, under the
eyes of their tutors.
The documentary camera, as a third eye, records the eyes of the children. Their will for
creation and their footsteps, combined withTheophilos’ footprints.

Running time: 18’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Theophilos’House Cultural Center
Contact Person:            VangelisVogiatzis
                           27 Dilou St.
                           Mytilini 81100, Greece
                           T. +30 694 497 16 90
                           stasym@gmail.com




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                                              USA
    Category: Human Interest & Lifestyles
    Festival Participation


    INDESTRUCTIBLE
    Ben Byer




    Diagnosed with ALS, a fatal neurodegenerative disease, 31-year-old Ben Byer begins doc-
    umenting his life on camera. What begins as a series of video diaries grows into a three-
    year journey as he searches for answers, and maybe even a cure. Joined by his childhood
    friend Roko Belic as his cameraman, Ben takes the audience on a daring first-person ride
    through the world of ALS. As he meets with medical experts and other ALS sufferers, Ben
    reveals a hidden world in which people struggle to stand, to speak, and to remain alive as
    they await the breakthrough that might save them. In China, Ben meets the inventor of
    an herbal compound that may prolong his life, an All-American weightlifter with ALS try-
    ing to cure himself through Tai Chi and acupuncture, fortune-tellers, monks and many
    others.When he discovers a radical fetal-cell transplant procedure in Beijing, Ben must de-
    cide if the operation’s potential to restore his body outweighs its danger.

    Running time: 113’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              ALS Film Fund
    Contact Person:             Rebeccah Rush
                                PO Box 5126
                                Winston Salem, NC
                                T. +1 312 848 5919
                                alsfilm@gmail.com
                                www.indestructiblefilm.com




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




INSIDE THE GREAT MAGAZINES
Irene Angelico & Abbey Neidik




The film takes us into the editor’s suite, on location, to the interviews, and the photo shoots
of the greatest magazines in the world.The series reveals the brilliance, tensions and con-
flicts of the people who make these magazines so appealing to billions of readers world-
wide. From the established players like Vanity Fair, Playboy, Time, Paris Match, and Rolling
Stone, to young upstarts that are defining the cutting-edge like Colors and Vice, the inner
workings of these contemporary magazines are being captured and revealed. The docu-
mentary explores the evolution of magazines, from their European literary origins to their
current popularity and the powerful influence that they have on our social, political and
cultural identities today. We experience how the great magazines are run and encounter
a world of media barons, savvy editors, world-traveled writers, and edgy designers.We are
made privy to their debates and witness their creative process as new ideas are molded
into reality.

Running time: 3 x 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
Contact Person:             Jan Röfekamp
                            252 Gouin Boulevard East
                            Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                            T. +1 514 844 33 58
                            F. +1 514 844 72 98
                            janrofekamp@filmstransit.com




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    Category: Discoveries, Nature, Wildlife




    IVO
    Annick van Wijk




    This film portrays the unauthorised biography of Ivo, the eighteen-year-old gorilla in the
    Berlin Zoo. Ivo is a special gorilla because he has a few close relationships with women.
    All the women who have close relationships with Ivo have their own personal story. All
    these stories together create the personal biography of Ivo.
    Ivo is a male gorilla who is well known all over Europe. In his 18-year life, he has lived in
    zoos in Germany (Munich and Berlin), the Netherlands (Amsterdam) and the Canary Is-
    lands (Tenerife). In each country he had admirers; they marvel at his beauty and intelli-
    gence. But above all, Ivo is loved for his special bond with humans, especially women. He
    gives kisses through the glass and he even seems to consider some women as part of his
    group.
    Who is Ivo?Why does he have such a different behavior? And what special role have peo-
    ple played throughout his life?
    The film traces the development of Ivo in the different zoos, each zoo representing a spe-
    cific period in his life

    Running time: 50’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              NPO Sales
    Contact Person:             Kaisa Kriek
                                Sumatralaan 45
                                Hilversum 1217 GP,The Netherlands
                                T. + 31 35 677 35 61
                                F. + 31 35 677 53 18
                                kaisa.kriek@omroep.nl




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Category: Human interest & Social Issues




THE IVY STILL MOURNS
Barbara den Uyl




After a turbulent life as an artist, Leon and his wifeWillemijn withdrew to the aged ceme-
tery known as Huis teVraag.
This cemetery lies hidden to the passerby close to Amsterdam’s office park on the city’s
south ring. There have not been any burials here since 1962; however, the cemetery still
functions as a park and place of tranquillity.
Under constant pressure from the hustle and bustle, project developers and encroaching
new neighborhoods, Leon andWillemijn have spent the last 20 years of their lives creat-
ing, maintaining and preserving a paradise on earth. Leon often records the beauty of this
spot on canvas and he also writes books about it.
In the film, we become acquainted with two idiosyncratic individuals, bound together in
a remarkable marriage, in a beautiful and enchanting place. A place where living, work-
ing and dying all come together in their own unique way.

Running time: 53’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Van der Hoop Film Production
Contact Person:            Leen van den Berg
                           van der Hoopstraat 80 HS
                           Amsterdam 1051VK,The Netherlands
                           T. +31 20 682 99 82
                           F. +31 20 688 14 34
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Category: Adventure & Travel




JAYRAMDAS, FROM FRANCE TO INDIA
Pierre Fournier




This is Gil’s story. As an adolescent forty years ago, he lived in Périgueux, south-west of
France. So did his best friend called Pierre. Today, Gil’s name is Jayramdas and he lives in
India, on the banks of the Narmada, a sacred river.
Gil has become a sâdhu – a holy man in the Hindu religion.
This documentary tells of Gil-Jayramdas and Pierre’s reunion – a story between India and
France, in which Jayramdas tells Pierre about his long and difficult trip to India, when he
was just a young man, his meeting with his guru in the Himalayas, and the mysteries
and intensity of his ascetic life dedicated to Ram, the supreme God of the Hindus.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             10 Francs
Contact Person:            Guy Knafo
                           28, rue de l’Equerre
                           Paris 75019, France
                           T. +33 1 4874 4377
                           F. +33 1 4874 8265
                           10francs@10francs.fr




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                                            SPAIN
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    JE NE SUIS PAS MOI-MÊME
    (THE REAL ME)
    Alba Mora & Anna Sanmartí


    A documentary on the complex international African ethnic art market. Mysterious fig-
    urines pass from hand to hand, crossing continents and changing in value and meaning.
    The report reveals how Cameroon has become a paradise for art forgers and traffickers. It
    also shows how African artworks are spirited away to end up in Europe’s leading public and
    private collections.

    Running time: 55’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              TV3-Televisió De Catalunya SA
    Contact Person:             Oriol Baquer
                                c/ de laTV3 s/n
                                Sant Joan Despí 08970, Spain
                                T. +34 93 499 93 33
                                F. +34 93 473 15 63
                                obaquer.n@tv3.cat




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Category: Human Interest & Social Issues




JERUSALEM IS PROUD TO PRESENT
Nitzan Gilady




In the summer of 2006, Jewish, Muslim and Christian religious leaders banded together
in an uncompromising battle against the World Pride events which were scheduled to
take place in Jerusalem. On the other side stood the activists of Jerusalem’s LGBT com-
munity center, who planned the events and had to deal with threats to much more than
just their right to march.

Running time: 80’& 58’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:            Cinephil
Contact Person:           Philippa Kowarsky
                          18 Levontin Street
                          Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
                          T. +972 3 566 4129
                          F. +972 3 560 1436
                          info@cinephil.co.il




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                                        GERMANY
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    JEW BY CHOICE
    David Bernet & Robert Ralston




    This documentary film goes in search of people who live between Germany and Israel as
    German converts to Judaism, or as they call themselves“Jews by Choice.” A life between
    the radical questioning of their own identity and the longing for acceptance in the Jew-
    ish community as Germans, as the child, the grandchild, the great-grandchild of the per-
    petrators of the Shoa – between guilt and expiation.

    Running time: 30’& 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduction
    Contact Person:             Christian Beetz
                                Heinrich-Roller-Strasse 15
                                Berlin 10405, Germany
                                T. +49 30 69 56 69 10
                                F. +49 30 69 56 69 15
                                info@gebrueder-beetz.de




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Category: Human Interest & Gender Issues
Festival Participation


A JIHAD FOR LOVE
Parvez Sharma




In a time when Islam is under tremendous attack from within and without, this is a dar-
ing documentary filmed in twelve countries and nine languages. Muslim gay filmmaker
Parvez Sharma has gone where the silence is loudest, filming with great risk in nations
where government permission to make this film was not an option. A Jihad for Love is the
world’s first feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections between
Islam and homosexuality. Parvez enters the many worlds of Islam by illuminating multi-
ple stories as diverse as Islam itself. The film travels a wide geographic arc presenting us
lives from India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and France. Always filming in
secret and as a Muslim, Parvez makes the film from within the faith, depicting Islam with
the same respect that the film’s characters show for it.

Running time: 81’
Year of production: 2007
Sales Contact:              Saetre Films (European Sales)
Contact Person:             Linda Saetre
                            451 Greenwich Street, 2nd Floor
                            NewYork, NY 10013, USA
                            T. +1 212 219 9692, F. +1 212 658 9088
                            linda@saetrefilms.com www.ajihadforlove.com
Sales Contact:              Film Sales Company (World Sales)
Contact Person:             Andrew Herwitz
                            165 Madison Avenue (& 33rd St.), Suite 601
                            NewYork, NY, USA
                            T. +1 646 274 0945, F. +1 646 274 0923
                            Andrew.herwitz@filmsalescompany.com
                            www.ajihadforlove.com


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                                          GREECE
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    JOHN BANVILLE – GREAT WRITERS
    OF CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
    Apostolos Karakassis


    John Banville, winner of the Booker Prize in 2004. A documentary portrait of his life and
    work, shot in Dublin

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Periplus
    Contact Person:             Thanos Lambropoulos
                                176, Aristotelous St.
                                Athens 112 51, Greece
                                T. +30 210 867 04 78
                                F. +30 210 867 78 28
                                periplus@ath.forthnet.gr




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




JOHN LE CARRE – GREAT WRITERS
OF CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
Elias Demetriou


John Le Carre, a documentary portrait of the world famous writer, his life and work, shot
in Cornwall.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Periplus
Contact Person:            Thanos Lambropoulos
                           176, Aristotelous St.
                           Athens 112 51, Greece
                           T. +30 210 867 04 78
                           F. +30 210 867 78 28
                           periplus@ath.forthnet.gr




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    Category: Science & Knowledge




    JOURNEY INTO SPACE
    xavier Berenger




    A journey through the Cosmos: the mysteries of galaxies, new observation technologies
    and the history of astronomy.
    Five minutes to discover the wonderful show offered by the planets, the stars, and any-
    thing that shines and doesn’t shine in the firmament.

    Running time: 150 x 5’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:             10 Francs
    Contact Person:            Guy Knafo
                               28, rue de l’Equerre
                               Paris 75019, France
                               T. +33 1 4874 4377
                               F. +33 1 4874 8265
                               10francs@10francs.fr




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Category: Travel & Lifestyles
Festival Participation


JOURNEY OF A RED FRIDGE
Lucian Muntean, Nataša Stanković




This is a story of a 17-year-old boy named Hari Rai, who lives in a small village in the Hi-
malayan Mountains of Nepal, and his extraordinary journey. Hari is a student. Ηe also
works as a porter so that he can pay for his tuition and cover his living expenses. Although
very young, he already has three years of experience carrying loads up and down the
mountain, mostly tourists’backpacks. This time, he gets a job to carry a huge red refrig-
erator from the top of the mountain to the nearest town. We follow Hari Rai on his jour-
ney through the fascinating Himalayan landscapes, we discover Hari’s inner life, his
thoughts, hopes and dreams, and we also get to know the culture and the local people’s
way of life in this region. Out of 60,000 child porters in Nepal, Hari is one of the few lucky
ones to be able to go to school.The film shows us what it takes for him to get his educa-
tion.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               Illumina Films
Contact Person:              Robin Brinster
                             Leidsestraat 106 IV
                             1017 PG Amsterdam,The Netherlands
                             T. +31 20 6248395
                             F. +31 20 3308155
                             robin@illuminafilms.nl
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    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    A JOURNEY OF DMITRY SHOSTAKOVICH
    Oksana Dvornichenko & Helga Landauer




    The greatest composer of the 20th century remains one of its biggest mysteries.
    Nine days of the ocean voyage from Moscow to New York comprise the nine chapters of
    this documentary film about Dmitry Shostakovich.
    Unique, highly personal fragments of the composer’s life are contrasted with the ideo-
    logically charged propaganda of the Soviet liner’s staged shipboard events.
    The film reveals the personality of the quiet, retiring man who disliked publicity but was
    obliged to serve as a Soviet public figure; a genius faced with the choice between artistic
    freedom and harsh ideology, between truth and survival.
    Shostakovich’s music, full of dark sarcasm and breathtaking lyricism, exaggerated joy and
    frightening celebration, plays the leading part in the film.

    Running time: 56’& 75’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              10 Francs
    Contact Person:             Guy Knafo
                                28, rue de l’Equerre
                                Paris 75019, France
                                T. +33 1 4874 4377
                                F. +33 1 4874 8265
                                10francs@10francs.fr




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




THE JOURNEY TO TUNIS
Bruno Moll




The film follows the seminal“Journey to Tunis”undertaken by the painter and draftsman
Paul Klee along with two of his artist friends in April 1914, an event that produced some
of the highlights of European painting. Nearly one hundred years later, theTunisian-born
filmmaker Nacer Khemir, who was deeply influenced by Klee’s oeuvre, retraces their itin-
erary:Tunis, Sidi Bou Sais, Hammamet, and Kairouan are the stations of this unique jour-
ney. Bruno Moll’s film Die Tunisreise (The Journey to Tunis) follows Nacer Khemir on his
excursion into his own past and the history and culture of his country. Both Klee’s and
Khemir’s medium is the image; both artists’works are guided by the question of the po-
tential of images.The film, which unequivocally adopts Khemir’s perspective, retraces the
importance of Klee’s journey by linking it not only to his own work and thinking, but also
to contemporary Islamic culture as a whole and the ban on images in particular, and even-
tually focuses on the relations between the East and theWest.
Die Tunisreise bridges two artistic ways of life in two different eras by underlining what
unites them, though never concealing what separates them.

Running time: 75’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             PaulThiltges Distributions
Contact Person:            PaulThiltges
                           45, bd. Pierre Frieden, bldg KB2, Office 154
                           Luxembourg L-1543, Luxembourg
                           T. +352 250 3931
                           F. +352 250 394
                           pthiltges@ptd.lu




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                                            JAPAN
    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
    Festival Participation


    JUNK FILMS THE COLLECTED
    SHORT SHOCKUMENTARIES
    OF TSURISAKI KIYOTAKA
    Tsurisaki Kiyotaka
    Without wanting to scare anyone off, a warning is not out of place with this film.Tsurisaki
    Kiyotaka is a photographer and filmmaker who has specialized in corpses. People who
    stand still and watch the aftermath of a car crash can cope, others may want to take an
    aisle seat.Tsurisaki Kiyotaka is primarily a photographer. His exhibitions of photographs fe-
    aturing corpses is internationally successful. Not washed, prepared bodies lying in state be-
    fore burial, but decayed bodies or ones torn open that are found on rubbish tips or after a
    road-traffic accident. As a film maker, he takes more or less the same approach as he does
    as a photographer. He travels the world as a war photographer. Only he’s not interested
    in the fighting, but in what is left after the battle; in the bodies of those who didn’t sur-
    vive. His pictures are surprisingly unsensational. He registers from a distance, like an ordi-
    nary bystander at an accident.The film, made up like a photo album from a series of short
    films, is also about the spectators and about the viewers who dare to watch his film.

    Running time: 90’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Orozco Productions
    Contact Person:             Tsurisaki, Kiyotaka
                                suite 406, 5-34-17 Daita, Setagaya
                                Tokyo, #155-0033, Japan
                                T. +81 3 54300742
                                F. +81 3 54300742
                                info@junfilms.jp
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Category: Current Affairs




JUST PUNISHMENT
Shannon Owen & Kim Beamish




On December 22nd, 2002, a young Australian man is on his way home from Asia having
taken his first overseas trip. Hours later, he is caught at Changi Airport with 396 grams of
heroin strapped to his body and hand luggage. Van Nguyen died 3 years later at the age
of 24 when the State of Singapore ordered his execution by hanging, leaving his mother
and twin brother behind.
Just Punishment unravels the story of the two years leading up to his execution – the in-
tense media frenzy, the high-level diplomatic tension between the two governments and
the personal heartbreak and shock experienced byVan’s family and friends coping with his
unexpected arrest in a foreign country.
The film provides complete access to the family’s plight and tracks the legal team’s at-
tempts to fight the death sentence and obtain a diplomatic plea.The film also delves deep
into the psychology of the condemned whilst on death row. The film provides an unfor-
giving lesson as to the consequences of drug trafficking and raises difficult questions as to
the morality of mandatory capital punishment.

Running time: 54’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Smiley Documentary Film Distribution &World Sales
Contact Person:             Diana Kluge
                            2/1 College Hill, Freemans Bay
                            Auckland 1011, New Zealand
                            T. +64 9 309 26 13
                            F. +64 9 309 40 84
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Category: Lifestyles




KALEIDOSCOPE – LOOKING
INTO LIFE FRAMES
Peter Brosens, Claudio Pazienza, Marc-Henri Wajnberg


Our guide is a cheerful, playful little man, set up as “Mr. Kaleidoscope”, who introduces
and who marks (opens and closes) each subject.
From episode to episode, Kaleidoscope takes us travelling across the world and recounts
the variations in our lifestyles.Thus, we will move from a liner to a factory, from a gentri-
fied neighbourhood to a school, to the development of industrial wasteland to the reha-
bilitation of a village.
To date, 33 twenty-six-minute episodes have been produced and have been broadcast
by ARTE (France and Germany), ARTV, MULTICANAL, RTBF as well as by Chinese, Israeli and
Bosnian television channels.

Running time: 33 x 26’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              10 Francs
Contact Person:             Guy Knafo
                            28, rue de l’Equerre
                            Paris 75019, France
                            T. +33 1 4874 4377
                            F. +33 1 4874 8265
                            10francs@10francs.fr




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    Category: Current Affairs




    KAMP KATRINA
    David Redmon & Ashley Sabin




    Kamp Katrina is a vérité documentary set in post-Katrina New Orleans (yet it is not a Hur-
    ricane Katrina film). The film follows Ms. Pearl, a 56-year-old Upper 9th Ward resident
    and Native American, over the course of 6 months.The story begins one month after Hur-
    ricane Katrin,a when Ms. Pearl rides her bicycle to a temporary community space inWash-
    ington Square Park. An organizer urges people to open their homes to individuals
    displaced by the hurricane. Ms. Pearl enthusiastically offers her backyard and ten people
    immediately move into “Kamp Katrina,” their self-made tent community. Confronted with
    limited resources, no housing and no governmental support, Ms. Pearl and her husband
    attempt to create a community for the residents of Kamp Katrina while they work to re-
    build homes and businesses destroyed by the storm. As personal problems are exacer-
    bated by the absence of basic infrastructure, Ms. Pearl is forced to wear as many hats as
    she does costumes. She ends up playing the role of bouncer, psychologist, nurse, mother,
    domestic abuse counselor, housing advocate, and even tourist in her beloved city.
    Kamp Katrina is the much anticipated sequel to the Sundance Grand Jury nominated Mardi
    Gras: Made in China which was set in part in New Orleans just prior to the hurricane that
    destroyed the city.

    Running time: 74’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Smiley Documentary Film Distribution &World Sales
    Contact Person:             Diana Kluge
                                2/1 College Hill, Freemans Bay
                                Auckland 1011, New Zealand
                                T. +64 9 309 26 13
                                F. +64 9 309 40 84
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Category: Current Affairs




THE KEBAB FAMILY
Laurent Lutaud & Ulrike Bartels




This film tells the story of Hülya and Mustapha, bothTurkish immigrants: she in Germany,
and he in France.They join forces to found a wholesale kebab production business.They’re
highly ambitious, and in one year their small business has grown to become the fifth
largest in the European market. It’s a remarkable tale of achievement and social advance-
ment.Their story provides an insight into theTurkish community and its unique model of
integration, in which the desire for success is combined with loyalty to community and
family. All this takes place against the backdrop of the“kebab business”, a dynamic sector
that is growing rapidly all over Europe, showing us a different aspect of globalization.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Doc & Co
Contact Person:            Cristina Moya
                           13 Rue Portefoin
                           Paris 75020, France
                           T. +33 1 4277 5687
                           F. +33 1 4277 5636
                           doc@ doc-co.com




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    Category: Science & Knowledge




    KING NESTOR AND THE
    DETECTION OF THE UNIVERSE
    Stratos Stasinos


    The documentary takes us on a tour of a world whose borders surpass the limits of our
    imagination. The viewer travels not only to the depths of the universe through the cam-
    era lens, but also on the surface of our own planet Earth, to historic Pylos, where we will
    witness the sinking of the“Nestor”telescope into the bottomless depths of the sea.
    The recording of the experiment on film describes the making and sinking of the“Nestor”
    in Greek waters, the difficulties, misfortunes and the future of this ambitious experiment.
    It also describes the world of this new science, Neutron Astronomy.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
    Contact Person:             Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                                432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                                15342, Athens Greece
                                T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                                F. +30 210 607 5715
                                ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
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Category: Creative Documentaries




LAKSHMI AND ME
Nishtha Jain




“What sin did I commit to be born a woman?”Lakshmi wonders aloud. A 21-year-old
housemaid in Mumbai, she works ten hours a day, seven days a week. One of her em-
ployers is Nishtha Jain, who begins to make a documentary that explores their relation-
ship. Nishtha films Lakshmi at home and at work in various houses. Lakshmi’s is a
precarious existence to begin with; illness and romance compound her problems in un-
expected ways. As the filmmaker is drawn deeper into Lakshmi’s life, she is forced to ques-
tion many of the things she takes for granted. During a year and a half of dramatic changes,
the process of filming has its own impact on unfolding events and on the relationship be-
tween the two women.

Running time: 59’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Deckert Distribution
Contact Person:            Heino Deckert
                           Marienplatz 1
                           Leipzig 04103, Germany
                           T. +49 341 215 66 38
                           F. +49 341 215 66 39
                           info@deckert-distribution.com




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    Category: Current Affairs




    LAND OF BLOOD
    Vassilis Stogiannis




    Tyre, southern Lebanon, 2007. There’s death in the air. A child’s notebook. This docu-
    mentary is dedicated to the child victims of this merciless war in southern Lebanon.

    Running time: 9’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:             Vassilis Stogiannis
                               Pamfilis 8, 11852 Athens Greece
                               T. +30 6945 586360
                               F. +30 210 3475698
                               vasilisstogiannis@yahoo.com




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Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


THE LAST CARD
Sylvain Biegeleisen




The film takes place in Antwerp, Belgium, the city where the director was born. In it un-
folds the story of the painful relationship existing between his mother, aged eighty-seven,
and himself, the son who suffered his entire life from the silence which reigned in the
family. Beyond the depiction of a relationship between a mother and son seeking restora-
tion, the film touches upon the wider questions of parent-child relationships, memory,
guilt, and old age, against the backdrop ofWorldWar II and its effects upon the lives of its
survivors – and upon the lives of their children.

Running time: 77’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Cinephil
Contact Person:             Philippa Kowarsky
                            18 Levontin St.
                            65112,Tel Aviv, Israel
                            T. +972 2 35664129
                            F. +972 2 35601436
                            info@cinephil.co.il
                            www.cinephil.co.il




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    Category: History & Politics




    THE LAST SECRET: SEx SLAVES FOR
    WORK SLAVES. BROTHELS FOR INMATES
    OF NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMPS
    Georgos Varelas
    Millions of people suffered and were exterminated in the Nazi concentration camps. The
    suffering took the form of forced labour in 1942. The Nazis turned the inmates into work
    slaves. In their attempts to increase the“productivity”of the slaves, the Nazis began pay-
    ing a bonus to certain categories of prisoners – such as the Capos, the overseers. With
    these bonuses, the prisoners could then visit the camp’s brothels.
    This, literally,“last secret”of the camps has become the latest subject of many reports in
    Germany and elsewhere. ERT is presenting it now – as a worldwide exclusive – in the
    form of an hour-long documentary. It also analyzes the phenomenon of concentration
    camps by briefly looking at the past and the present day, as well as looking at the Greek
    women who went through the hell of Ravensbrück.
    The documentary was shot in Ravensbrück where the women were drafted for prostitu-
    tion, as well as Dachau, Sachsenhausen, and Auschwitz, which were prototypes of con-
    centration camps and brothels. We hear the testimony of many eyewitnesses, as well as
    that of prominent German historians. A large part of the archival footage has never been
    seen before.

    Running time: 53’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
    Contact Person:             Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                                432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                                15342, Athens Greece
                                T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                                F. +30 210 607 5715
                                ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
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Category: History& Politics
Festival Participation


LETTERS ΝEVER RECEIVED
Elias Demetriou




Α historical documentary based on the Ten Day Chronicle by Agapi Molyviati Venezi. This
chronicle is the sad epic of a hero, Kemalettin, who did not hesitate to risk his life and ca-
reer – despite his traumatic experiences during the Asia Minor war – while trying to save
Ilias Venezis, the beloved brother of Agapi, from the forced labor battalions. Out of the
3,000 Greek men from Aivali that were drafted into the forced labor battalions, only 24 sur-
vived. Among them was Ilias Venezis. Agapi and Kemalettin proved beyond any doubt
that, when they will it, even in the midst of war, people can create a piece of heaven here
on earth.

Running time: 42’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Portolanos Films
Contact Person:             Maria Gentekou
                            Har.Trikoupi 23
                            Athens 18536, Greece
                            T. +30 210 48 33 515
                            F. +30 210 48 33 875
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    Category: Art & Music & Culture




    LIGHT ART
    Marco Wilms




    In the past 100 years electrical lighting has revolutionized and democratized our world to
    an extent matched by few other technologies. Manifold areas of everyday life, of work
    life, of consumption and of the media world, etc., have been changed by artificial light –
    and so has art. Light is a compelling and spectacular medium, and most viewers are un-
    able to ignore the visual stimulus emanating from light art installations. Playing on the act
    of seeing, and the patterns and experience of human perception, light art provokes an im-
    mediate reaction in its viewers. In three programs the series“Light IsWhatYou See – Out-
    standingWorks Of Contemporary Light Art”offers an introduction to the genre of light art
    and the staggering diversity of the works created within the field.With John Armleder, An-
    gela Bulloch and Keith Sonnier.

    Running time: 4 x 26’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduction
    Contact Person:             Christian Beetz
                                Heinrich-Roller-Strasse 15
                                Berlin 10405, Germany
                                T. +49 30 69 56 69 10
                                F. +49 30 69 56 69 15
                                info@gebrueder-beetz.de




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




LIGHT ON MY SHOULDER –
MICHALIS GANAS
Stelios Charalambopoulos


The post-war events in Greece left deep traces on the life and work of the poet Michalis
Ganas. Of Epirot origin, from a village near the border with Albania, as a child Ganas found
himself caught up in the turmoil of the CivilWar, finally spending six years of his life in the
socialist republics of the time. He returned to his village for a brief time before moving to
Athens to pursue his studies and make a living. Later, in 1978, these two landmark“jour-
neys” provided the subject matter for his Akathistos deipnos (Standing Supper) collection
of poems and his prose work Mitria patrida (Stepmotherland), excerpts of which were
published that same year in the journal“Chroniko”. Meanwhile, Athens – the new home-
land – begins to trace its own slow but sure marks on the life and work of Michalis Ganas.

Running time: 68’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Periplus
Contact Person:             Thanos Lambropoulos
                            176, Aristotelous st.
                            Athens 112 51, Greece
                            T. +30 210 867 04 78
                            F. +30 210 867 78 28
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                                              USA
    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
    Festival Participation


    LILLIE & LEANDER:
    A LEGACY OF VIOLENCE
    Jeffrey Morgan


    The film examines the case of a black man suspected of murdering a white woman at the
    turn of the 20th century in Florida. In investigating the murder of her great-great Aunt
    Lillie Davis, Alice Brewton Hurwitz stumbles upon an explosive family secret.While news-
    paper accounts of the time proudly reported the vigilante lynching of Lillie’s suspected
    black assailant Leander Shaw, Hurwitz finds that the men in her family may have exacted
    their own system of revenge. In one interview, an elderly relative recounts how the men
    in the family killed every black man who walked the road they lived on. The story seems
    to match the local folklore in this divided community.When the Assistant State Attorney
    gets involved, an investigation begins in full force. More than a crime investigation, Lillie
    & Leander addresses the racism that still simmers in many US communities through a
    powerful, unforgettable tale of family secrets unlocked.

    Running time: 84’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              The Law Firm of Rosalind Lichter
    Contact Person:             Roz Lichter
                                Tribeca Film Center 375 Greenwich St.
                                NewYork, NY 10013, USA
                                T. +1 212 941 4075
                                F. +1 212 941 4076
                                rl@rlichterlaw.com




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Category: Creative Documentaries
Festival Participation


LIVE AND LET LIVE
Manolis Dimellas




Time passes and sweeps people into it like a whirlpool. It eclipses hate, love, passion. And
then we come along and we are ashamed to tell our story. In our story, in September
1966, the world community is shocked by the murder of South African Prime Minister
Hendrik Verwoerd during a parliamentary session. Hendrik Verwoerd was essentially the
architect of apartheid. The motives of the murder have never been made clear. The as-
sassin was a“psychopath”of Greek descent by the name of DimitriosTsafendas. Tsafendas,
who was never actually tried for his crime, lived the following years in the maximum se-
curity prison in Pretoria, and died forgotten in a psychiatric clinic in 1999. If we forget our
values, if we forget what it means to be a human being, if we judge the person next to us
by his color, by his smell or by whether he looks like us or not, then people like Mimis
Tsafendas will change the course of history like gods, and we will be left to wonder: was
he a madman or a hero?

Running time: 57’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Manolis Dimellas
                            Athanasiou Diakou 38
                            Athens 185 33, Greece
                            T. +30 210 41 17 149, +30 69 77 01 045
                            F. +30 210 69 24 770
                            dimellasm@hotmail.com, dimellam@megatv.com




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    Category: History & Politics




    LOOSE CHANGE: FINAL CUT
    Dylan Avery




    Using eye witness testimony, expert analysis, news footage, and corroborating evidence,
    Loose Change: Final Cut is the most explosive and significant film of the decade.
    Starring GeorgeW. Bush, Condoleeza Rice, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, and contribu-
    tors from Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, BBC, fire fighters, first responders and 9/11 vic-
    tims, the film exposes the inconsistencies and falsehoods put forward by the Bush
    administration in the hours, days and weeks after 9/11.
    Were 19 Islamic terrorists the sole perpetrators of 9/11, or has the world been the victim
    of an audacious hoax?Watch this film and make up your own mind.

    Running time: 127’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Mercury Media International Ltd
    Contact Person:             Patricia Hickey
                                6 Baseline Studios,Whitchurch Road
                                LondonW11 4AT, UK
                                T. +44 207 221 72 21
                                F. +44 207 221 72 28
                                patricia@mercurymedia.org




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Category: Science & Knowledge & Social Issues
Festival Participation


THE LOST COLONY
Astrid Bussink




The oldest monkey laboratory in the world has been almost destroyed by the struggle for
independence of the enchanting former soviet republic of Abkhazia. However, the lab
workers will not give up the existence of their lab and have come up with a new idea to
restore the pride and glory the lab once had. The Lost Colony follows their efforts against
all odds, made with limitless confidence and unwavering hope...

Running time: 70’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Zeppers Film &TV
Contact Person:             Willemijn Cerutti
                            Joh.Verhulststraat 174
                            1075 HC Amsterdam,The Netherlands
                            T. +31 20 6758594
                            info@zeppers.nl
                            www.zeppers.nl




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    Category: Docudrama




    LOST HOLIDAY
    Lucie Kralova




    Czech tourist Lada found a suitcase containing 22 rolls of undeveloped film in a Swedish
    dumpster.When developed, the negatives produced 756 fascinating snapshots of six un-
    known Chinese tourists.The film crew search for those people using their lost photos in a
    world where every fourth person is Chinese. After three years, at the end of the journey
    tracing the unknown Asians footsteps, the story becomes a part of the ChineseTV indus-
    try viewed by more than 300,000,000 Chinese.This documentary detective story is about
    travel, photos, and identity in an interconnected world, about memory and the importance
    of treasuring images, about Czechs, Europeans, and Chinese.

    Running time: 84’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Taskovski Films Ltd
    Contact Person:             Jarmila Outratova
                                4BWenworth St.
                                London, E1 7TF, UK
                                T. +420 776 066 165
                                jarmila@taskovskifilms.com
                                www.taskovskifilms.com




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Category: Human Interest & Lifestyles
Festival Participation


LOVE AND SEx IN CHINA
Annamaria Gallone




Yang Li Na is a young Chinese woman who is currently going through a crisis in her mar-
riage. She has a million questions and doubts about love and sex, marriage and divorce.
To answer these questions,Yang Li Na wanders through the streets of Beijing, in the midst
of the rubble of old buildings and the countless futuristic skyscrapers being built, ques-
tioning strangers, talking with her friends, mingling with young and elderly people. A
journey amidst the countless, fascinating contradictions of a country that is changing at
an incredible speed.

Running time: 50’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             First Hand Films
Contact Person:            Esther van Messel
                           Fritz Heeb weg 5
                           8050 Zurich, Switzerland
                           T. +41 44 3122060
                           F. +41 44 3122080
                           info@firsthandfilms.com
                           www.firsthandfilms.com




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                                          GREECE
    Category: Human Interest




    LOVE LESSONS
    ON REVOLUTIONARY ACTION
    Nikos Alevras


    The first religious film of all time on love, sexual desire, orgasms and revolution!Why have
    all the economic and social systems failed? Why do people continue to live in loneliness
    and depression? Because everything is oppressive and anti-erotic! Because, to paraphrase
    Plato,“love makes the world go round.”

    Running time: 94’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Greek Film Center
    Contact Person:             Evi Lazari
                                Panepistimiou 10
                                10671, Athens Greece
                                T. +30 210 3687503
                                F. +30 210 3614336
                                info@gfc.gr
                                www.gfc.gr




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Category: Creative Documentaries
Festival Participation


THE LOVERS FROM AxOS
Nicos Ligouris




In a village high in the mountains of Crete, 69-year-old Maria works at her loom.Watch-
ing Maria is her 73-year-old husband, Υorgos. Υorgos finds Maria so beautiful he occa-
sionally invites passing strangers into the workshop to admire her. The love that bound
Maria and Υorgos together when they were young has endured 55 years and only deep-
ened over time. But something has recently clouded the couple’s happiness: Υorgos is se-
riously ill and could die at any minute.

Running time: 80’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:            Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:           Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                          432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                          15342, Athens Greece
                          T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                          F. +30 210 607 5715
                          ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                          www.ert.gr




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    Category: History & Politics




    LOW-LEVEL FLIGHT
    Jan Sikl




    Our lives are unique and unrepeatable.The sources for this film are private amateur fam-
    ily films from the 1950’s and 60’s, which narrate the story ofTana andVaclav, an ace fighter
    pilot in the Czechoslovak army.Tana loyally followsVaclav to Russia, until his fondness for
    alcohol eventually ruins their marriage and his career as a pilot ends by his unfortunate
    death. Shot only for private purposes, the material has become a unique testimony to
    local private memory which now becomes public.“Low level flight”is part of the“Private
    Century”cycle, which consists of 8 films, each 52 minutes long.

    Running time: 52‘
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              Taskovski Films Ltd
    Contact Person:             Jarmila Outratova
                                4BWenworth street
                                London, E1 7TF, UK
                                T. +420 776 066165
                                jarmila@taskovskifilms.com
                                www.taskovskifilms.com




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Category: Docudrama




LUCIO: FORGER,
BRICKLAYER, ANARCHIST
Aitor Arregi & Jose Mari Goenaga


There are plenty of anarchists in the world. Many have committed robbery or smuggling
for their cause. Fewer have discussed strategies with Che Guevara or saved the skin of El-
dridge Cleaver – the leader of the Black Panthers.There is only one who has done all that,
and also brought to its knees the most powerful bank on the planet by forging travelers
cheques, without missing a single day of work at his construction job. He is Lucio Urtubia,
from a tiny village in Navarra in the north of Spain.
Lucio, 75, now lives in Paris, still raising anarchist hell. He has been protagonist and wit-
ness to many of the historic events of the second half of the 20th century. His family was
persecuted by Franco’s regime, he was on the streets of Paris for the phenomenon of May
of ’68, he helped thousands of exiled people by providing false documents to them… But
without a doubt, his greatest triumph came in the second half of the seventies.The press
called him“the good bandit”and the“Basque Zorro”. He managed to swindle 25 million
dollars from the First National Bank (now Citibank), to later invest the money in causes he
believed in. Miraculously, he spent no more than a few months in jail throughout his“ca-
reer”.

Running time: 56’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              First Hand Films
Contact Person:             Esther van Messel
                            Fritz Heeb -Weg 5
                            Zurich 8050, Switzerland
                            T. +41 44 312 20 60
                            F. +41 44 312 20 80
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Category: Architecture
Festival Participation


MADE OF STONE AND TIME: KORESTIA
Ilias Iosifidis




Unique architecture in a place of traditional beauty. Stone and brick houses take you back
to the past. Unfortunately, nowadays people watch sadly as their village becomes de-
serted. A few old people remember, reminisce about the good old times and bare witness
to the contemporary epic of decline and depopulation.

Running time: 27’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:            Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                           432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                           15342, Athens Greece
                           T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                           F. +30 210 607 5715
                           ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                           www.ert.gr




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                       UK - SPAIN - DENMARK
Category: Current Affairs




THE MADRID CONNECTION
Justin Webster




Killing 191 persons and leaving nearly 2000 injured, the Madrid bombings in 2004 is con-
sidered to be the worst terrorist attack in Europe ever. The trial of 29 defendants accused
of the Madrid bombings has begun. Thanks to a law passed in 2002, Spain has become
one of the few countries in the world where trials are filmed. As a result, this will be the
first mass trial of alleged terrorists linked to Al-Qaeda to be captured on film, and it will
take place in the city which suffered the bombings.
Two days after the bombs exploded on four local trains in and around Madrid, the first ar-
rests were made.The discovery of an unexploded bomb and the mobile phone used as the
detonator led police investigators quickly to a network of Islamic radicals, many of whom
had been under surveillance. Despite threats from Al-Qaeda, and warnings from intelli-
gence services after the Casablanca bombings in May 2003, the attack in Spain came as
a complete surprise.

Running time: 52’& 90’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              TV2World A/S
Contact Person:             Anne Köhncke
                            Teglholm Allé 16
                            Copenhagen SV 2450, Denmark
                            T. +45 652 122 23
                            F. +45 39 757 500
                            annk@tv2.dk




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Category: Arts & Music & Culture




LA MAESTRA IN THE HOUSE
Julia D’Amico




The life of violinist/conductor Marylouise Nanna and her successful chamber orchestra il-
luminates the changing place of women in classical music. Ms. Nanna studied conduct-
ing as well as the violin in the 1950s, but at the time no orchestras hired women
conductors. In 1978, while a first violinist with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, she
founded The Ars Nova Musicians’Chamber Orchestra, which she still directs. The orches-
tra’s popular concerts of Baroque music fill churches throughout the city of Buffalo. Ms.
Nanna is from Buffalo. She still lives in the home where she was raised and where her
Italian-immigrant grandparents (the film-maker’s great-grandparents) lived after coming
to this country in the early 1900s.The film identifies women’s challenges and progress in
the music industry, especially of women conductors. Other topics discussed are: the city
of Buffalo — its rise and fall, ethnic neighborhoods, and the classical music scene; con-
temporary classical music, which was the vogue in the 1960s and 1970s when Nanna
joined the BPO; and Italian-Americans. The film includes interviews, performances and
rehearsals.

Running time: 58’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             D’Amico Film Production LLC
Contact Person:            Julia D’Amico
                           PO Box 1504, Radio City Station
                           NewYork 10101, USA
                           T. +21 26 14 90 62
                           F. +21 22 47 19 11
                           damico@damicofilm.com




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Category: History & Politics




MAI 68
Jean-Luc Magneron




A rare documentary about the May ’68 riots in Paris with many testimonies from unknown
and well-known witnesses. Shot during the events by Jean-Luc Magneron, this poignant
documentary sheds new light on events. In April 1998, some excerpts, entitled It Was
Your May 68, were broadcast during the FrenchTV show“La Marche du siècle”hosted by
Jean-Marie Cavada, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the events.

Running time: 52’& 117’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Wide Management
Contact Person:            Loïc Magneron
                           40 rue Sainte-Anne, 3ème étage, code 2863
                           Paris 75002, France
                           T. +33 1 5395 0464
                           F. +33 1 5395 0465
                           wide@widemanagement.com




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Category: Current Affairs




MAID FOR SALE
Dima Al-Joundi




To flee from their country’s extreme poverty and provide for their family’s survival, women
from Sri Lanka leave their country to work as servants in the Middle East, and particularly
in Lebanon. Lebanon, with a population of 4 million, has 800,000 immigrant workers out
of which 150,000 are from Sri Lanka.
Most of the time these maids find themselves in situations worse than back home, de-
prived of their passports, locked up in houses, working for countless hours, etc., and all this
for 100 US $ a month.
Once there, some of them choose to run away, others follow the path of suicide.
Another kind of modern slavery, denounced by this film.
Three women – Sahika, Janika and Anne-Ritta – each going through her own drama and
telling us about it from the bottom of their heart.Three stories that intertwine, marked by
the sending of letters, the swallowed tears upon their departure, the long years of wait-
ing and suffering and the uncertain return home.

Running time: 53’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              10 Francs
Contact Person:             Guy Knafo
                            28, rue de l’Equerre
                            Paris 75019, France
                            T. +33 1 4874 4377
                            F. +33 1 4874 8265
                            10francs@10francs.fr




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Category: Current Affairs




MAIMOUNA – THE LIFE
IN FRONT OF ME
Fabiola Maldonado


The practice of female circumcision has been illegal in Burkina Faso since 1996. Despite
this, many young women still undergo the painful and sometimes fatal operation. NGOs
such as Bangr-Nooma work to expose the realities of the traditional practice of circumci-
sion through educational programs.We follow one of their representatives, Maïmouna, a
determined young woman, who was herself circumcised at the age of 14, as she travels
by motorbike around the vast savannahs of the Satmandenga region of Burkina Faso, talk-
ing to men, women and young people about their views and her experiences. On her trav-
els, Maïmouna repeatedly encounters familiar superstitions, fears and myths, but the
discussions she leads in the communities allow a space for people to both express them-
selves and learn about what has been until then a taboo subject. Through the spirit and
strength of Maïmouna, the film delivers a message of hope.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Fabiola Maldonado
                            Kelter Strasse 41
                            Stuttgart 70199, Germany
                            T. +49 176 4304 8376
                            fmaldonado@gmx.de




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




THE MAN WHO SHOT CHINATOWN
Axel Schill




This is the story of a young Mexican farmer boy who, against all odds, became one of the
most influential characters in the field of cinematography. It is the portrait of a man whose
passion for films encompassed and promoted the immense power of film as an art form
and the craft of cinematography as crucial to its impact on the viewing audience.
Interviews with actors Sally Field and Richard Dreyfuss, American film critic Roger Ebert,
directors William Friedkin, Mike Figgis, and John McNaughton, as well as author and di-
rector Michael Crichton and cinematographers Haskell Wexler, John Toll, and many col-
leagues and friends like Frank Sinatra Jr., shed light on John A. Alonzo’s creative process.
His exceptional capacities as a cinematographer will be explained with the use of film
clips from Harold and Maude, Vanishing Point, Sounder, Chinatown, Norma Rae, Scarface,
Farewell, My Lovely, Blue Thunder, Internal Affairs and many others.

Running time: 77’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
Contact Person:             Jan Röfekamp
                            252 Gouin Boulevard East
                            Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                            T. +1 514 844 3358
                            F. +1 514 844 7298
                            janrofekamp@filmstransit.com




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Category: Human Interest & Lifestyles
Festival Participation


MARCELA
Helena Třeštíková




The life of Marcela, an ordinary Czech woman, is observed over the course of 26 years.
The viewer feels the urge to struggle and fight back with Marcela as her tragic life un-
folds, especially when her daughter dies unexpectedly, an event that almost drives her to
suicide. However, the responsibility she feels for her retarded son gives her the will to sur-
vive.The story of Marcela was initially part of a 20-year survey of married life in the Czech
Republic. The events that took place in Marcela’s life caused a wave of solidarity among
the Czech public who sent her money and personal support. The distressing destiny of
Marcela’s life and the act of human support from her fellow citizens made her story worth
telling in a separate film. Marcela is currently looking forward to a better future.

Running time: 82’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:               Taskovski Films Ltd
Contact Person:              Jarmila Outratova
                             4BWenworth street
                             London, E1 7TF, UK
                             T. +420 776 066165
                             jarmila@taskovskifilms.com
                             www.taskovskifilms.com




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Category: Lifestyles




MARCELLO MASTROIANNI –
THE APPEAL OF AN ORDINARY MAN
Daniela Piccioni & Sandro Lai


An homage to Marcello Mastroianni and his career, through archival footage from the RAI
repertoire, including interviews, specials, backstage, and awards ceremonies. Handsome
and photogenic, his talent always made him stand out, both on stage and on set and al-
lowed him to play a vast array of characters seamlessly. His persona left a deep mark on
the panorama of Italian post-war cinema.The turning point of his career took place when
he got the part of a modern anti-hero in La dolce vita, the seminal film which was the
epitome of Italy and Italians, and which also symbolized the start of a very successful per-
sonal and professional relationship with Federico Fellini.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:             RaiTrade
Contact Person:            Margherita Zocaro
                           Via Umberto Novaro, 18
                           Rome 00195, Italy
                           T. +39 063 749 83 41
                           F. +39 063 701 343
                           zocaro@raitrade.it




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                                   PALESTINE
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


MARIA’S GROTTO
Buthina Canaan Khoury




A gripping portrait of women whose lives were dictated by a moral code, Maria’s Grotto
is a painfully true film about the issue of honor killings in Palestine. Khoury explores
the issue through the stories of four women: one is wrongly accused of dishonoring her
family and then murdered; the second dies after being forced by her brothers to swal-
low poison; the third survives repeated stabbings inflicted by her brother; and the fourth
is a hip-hop singer who dares speak out against honor killings and consequently faces
death threats.Through these stories, Khoury exposes the magnitude of honor killings in
Palestine.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Majd Production Company
Contact Person:             Buthina Canaan Khoury
                            Main St.Taybeh
                            Ramalla, Palestine
                            T. +972 2 2898022
                            F. +972 2 2898022
                            buthinack@hotmail.com
                            www.womeninstruggle.com




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                                     GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture




MARIO VARGAS LLOSA – GREAT WRITERS
OF CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
Elias Demetriou


Mario Vargas Llosa, a documentary portrait of the world famous writer, his life and work,
shot in Madrid.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Periplus
Contact Person:            Thanos Lambropoulos
                           176, Aristotelous St.
                           Athens 112 51, Greece
                           T. +30 210 867 04 78
                           F. +30 210 867 78 28
                           periplus@ath.forthnet.gr




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                                     GREECE
Category: Art, Music & Culture




MARRAKECH (THE CALLIGRAPHER
ABDERRAHIM AÏT-EL-HAD)
Costas Dandinakis


The city of Marrakech through the acquaintance between a Koranic calligrapher and a
Greek traveler.

Running time: 55’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             Costas Dandinakis
                           15 Protopapadaki St.
                           Chania 73 100, Greece
                           T. +30 697 905 84 58
                           anax1960@yahoo.fr




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Category: Creative Documentaries




MASTERPIECE (PART I)
Stefanos Mondelos




Stelios Pagias is the“Masterpiece”, not only because of the interest he attracts through his
zest for life, even lthough he is quadriplegic, but also for the opportunity he offers us to
re-examine commonly accepted rules and concepts of aesthetic value. Given that dis-
ability appears not to abide by these rules, Stelios challenges us to discover new aesthetic
concepts, where disability and beauty are not mutually exclusive.

Running time: 25’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Stefanos Mondelos
                           23, Lefkosias St.
                           Athens 11253, Greece
                           T. +30 697 225 22 73
                           mondelos@lycos.com




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                                      TURKEY
Category: Art, Music & Culture




MAWLANA JALALUDDIN RUMI
Tülay Akça




Mawlana was a great mystic poet, a Sufi and a philosopher who lived in the 13th century.
This documentary relates the significance of Mawlana and his importance to contempo-
rary people, drawing as source materials literary works and research studies penned by
members of the Mawlavi sect and by experts and scholars on Mawlavi philosophy from
different countries (Turkey, Switzerland, Holland, Germany, Afghanistan).
What brings people of varying languages, religions and ethnic groups together? How
does this philosophy of love relate to the modern individual? What are the elements in
Mawlavi thought that ensure eternal contemporariness?
This documentary aims at introducing, explaining and tracing the reflections of his phi-
losophy of love in contemporary societies, in addition to relating his story.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Turkish Radio –TV Corp.
Contact Person:             Fuat Kale
                            Turan Gunes Bulvari Or-An
                            Ankara 06109,Turkey
                            T. +90 312 490 76 59
                            F. +90 312 491 26 06
                            fuat.kale@trt.net.tr




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Category: History & Politics




MEANT TO LEAVE
Lucia Rikaki




They left their countries, they live amongst us and they consider Greece their second home.
Bella, Bulgaria: everyone has the right to freely choose his job and to benefit from fair and
satisfactory working conditions in this environment .
Mahmood, Palestine: there is no one that abandons his home and country for no reason.
Grace, Lebanon: War destroys not only the land but also our hearts. War turns our hearts
into stone and makes our eyes blind
Nadia, Ukraine: An immigrant is a man without a home. Home is not a place but a face
that recognizes you.
Ziad, Syria: Immigration embodies personal hope with a future but without a face.
Aifa, Kenya: The unforeseen can be regarded as injustice which resides in the new
“promised”lands.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              TrickyTrick Films Ltd
Contact Person:             Lucia Rikaki
                            10 Ionos Dragoumi Street
                            Athens 115 28, Greece
                            T. +30 210 724 52 27
                            F. +30 210 729 37 76
                            lrikaki@otenet.gr




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                                   DENMARK
Category: Science & Knowledge & Social Issues
Festival Participation


MECHANICAL LOVE
Phie Ambo




A documentary on the interrelationship between robots and humans. The film portrays
people who have a close relationship with a robot, and it takes us from the high temple
of robot technology,Tokyo, Japan, to Braunschweig, Germany, to Italy and back to Copen-
hagen, Denmark. By this world tour, director Phie Ambo seeks to highlight the human
need for love and our craving to be loved by others – perhaps the two most important as-
pects of life.Through the main characters, she examines the cultural differences in how we
accept emotional robots in the East and theWest.

Running time: 52’ & 79’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              TV 2 Danmark
Contact Person:             Anne Köhncke
                            Teglholm Allé 16
                            2450 Copenhagen SV, Denmark
                            T. +45 6521 2223
                            F. +45 3975 7500
                            annk@tv2.dk




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                                    UK - USA
Category: Current Affairs




MEETING RESISTANCE
Steve Connors & Molly Bingham




The film raises the veil of anonymity surrounding the Iraqi insurgency by meeting face to
face with individuals who are passionately engaged in the struggle, and documenting, for
the very first time, the sentiments experienced and actions taken by a nation’s citizens
when their homeland is occupied. Voices that have previously not been heard, male and
female, speak candidly about their motivations, hopes and goals, revealing a kaleidoscope
of human perspectives. Featuring reflective, yet fervent conversations with active insur-
gents, Meeting Resistance is the missing piece in the puzzle of understanding the Iraq war.
Directed by Steve Connors and Molly Bingham, this daring, eye-opening film provides
unique insight into the personal narratives of people involved in the resistance, exploding
myth after myth about the war in Iraq and the Iraqis who participate. Through its un-
precedented access to these clandestine groups, Meeting Resistance focuses the spotlight
on the “other side,” clarifying why the violence in Iraq continues to this day and provid-
ing a deeper understanding of both the toll of occupation and the human condition of re-
sistance.

Running time: 85’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Mercury Media International Ltd
Contact Person:            Patricia Hickey
                           6 Baseline Studios,Whitchurch Road
                           LondonW11 4AT, UK
                           T. +44 207 221 72 21
                           F. +44 207 221 72 28
                           patricia@mercurymedia.org




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                                        SPAIN
Category: History & Politics




MEKONG BUTTERFLIES
Pedro Barbadillo & Carlos Ayuso




After escaping from the brothel where she was held as a sex slave for two years, 22-year-
oldVeasna, a Cambodian woman, is determined to return to the scene of the crime to try
and save her friends there. Her story sheds light on the dark world of sex trafficking in
Southeast Asia.This gruesome business affects millions of young girls and women around
the world who are sold, enslaved and sexually exploited by big prostitution rings.

Running time: 59’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              TV3-Televisió De Catalunya SA
Contact Person:             Oriol Baquer
                            c/ de laTV3 s/n
                            Sant Joan Despí 08970, Spain
                            T. +34 93 499 93 33
                            F. +34 93 473 15 63
                            obaquer.n@tv3.cat




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Category: Arts, Music, & Culture




MEMORY OF THE WAVES
Kazutaka Tokoda




This is a story of an elderly canoe builder. This biography of a seafaring canoe builder de-
picts his life from youth, beforeWorldWar II, to the present. His dream of ocean voyaging,
his canoe building career, his innovations in the domain of hydrodynamics and an episode
of his wild days as the “Hot-rodder of the Sea”all make this documentary about an in-
digenous Okinawan master canoe builder intent on passing down his heritage an inter-
esting documentary to watch.
Since the 1970s he had been out of work, wooden canoes being replaced by the FRP plas-
tic boat. In 2000 an order for a wooden canoe suddenly came to him. Since the miracu-
lous Suhni revival, he has devoted himself to making canoes once again. After the final
filming of Memory of the Waves a letter arrived with news from Ishigaki Island. Although
he had no successor, an apprentice came to Mr. Arashiro’s shipyard to learn from this mas-
ter Suhni canoe builder at last.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             KazutakaTokoda
                           Takaoka 8-3, J-StageTakaoka 405
                           Tomakomai 053-0035, Japan
                           T. +81 144 848 807
                           F. +81 144 848 807
                           tokokaz@amber.plala.or.jp




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                                    GERMANY
Category: Lifestyles




MENAGE A TROIS
Caterina Klusemann




Are three better than two for the dance of love?
What makes love triangles such a staple in literature, film and pornography?
Is it better to keep the triangle a secret fantasy or to really try to live a ménage à trois?
A sensual ride through the history of triads, from Adam and Eve and the snake toTruffaut
to Superman, through many juicy anecdotes, real life experiences, surprising footage and
probing reflections on the nature of our desire for more than two...

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Deckert Distribution
Contact Person:             Heino Deckert
                            Marienplatz 1
                            Leipzig 04103, Germany
                            T. +49 341 215 66 38
                            F. +49 341 215 66 39
                            info@deckert-distribution.com




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                           THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Art, Music & Culture




MICHA KLEIN: SPEEDING
ON THE VIRTUAL HIGHWAY
Corinne van Egeraat


Love, peace, happiness, drugs and art. A film about Dutch new media artist Micha Klein
(1964). Micha Klein was a pioneer of the digital image culture and gained international
fame as a computer artist in the 90s with his manipulated photos of perfect people in
stylized virtual landscapes and architectural spaces. At the same time, Klein, one of the first
VJs, became an icon in the developing house scene.Throughout this time, Klein had held
onto his “Utopian lifestyle,” where he attempts to“live” in the virtual world of his images.
Director Corinne van Egeraat follows Klein as he works on his new art series. The unique
personal archive material, combined with interviews and activities throughout the past
year, makes this a unique time document. Speeding on the Virtual Highway confronts us
with how fast digital developments go and how quickly times change, especially if you’re
living in the fast lane.

Running time: 79’& 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Submarine
Contact Person:             YanivWolf
                            Rapenburgerstraat 109
                            Amsterdam 1011VL,The Netherlands
                            T. +31 20 330 12 26
                            F. +31 20 330 12 27
                            Yaniv@submarine.nl




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                                     SWEDEN
Category: Social Issues
Festival Participation


MILKBAR
Ewa Einhorn, Terese Mörnvik




Danuta and Dzitka are two stubborn Polish ladies running a state subsidized restaurant
founded under communist rule. Here one can eat one’s fill for less then €1. Large pots of
cabbage boil in the kitchen and a large roaring machine peels potatoes. Danuta inspects
the kitchen and all the chefs and assistants while Dzitka takes the orders. Suddenly the po-
tato machine breaks down. Dzitka and Danuta are forced to peel the potatoes by hand.The
queue of customers becomes very long. A man is impudent enough to order a double
portion of potatoes! Out of Poland’s 25,000 milkbars, only 140 remain. Can Communism’s
slow food stand up to Capitalism’s fast food?

Running time: 50’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
Contact Person:             Jan Rofekamp
                            252 Gouin Boulevard East
                            H3L 1A8 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
                            T. +1 514 844 3358
                            F. +1 514 844 7298
                            janrofekamp@filmstransit.com
                            www.filmstransit.com




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                                     GREECE
Category: Arts, Music, Culture
Festival Participation


MIMIS ΚONTOS – FROM MOONRISE
TO THE SETTING OF THE MOON
Kalliopi Legaki


What kind of a path is there to follow for an artist who – according to his own words –
loved life more than art without the slightest compunction? Which might be the dilem-
mas and enigmas of a painter who was never under the protection of galleries and art
dealers?This documentary film traces and deciphers the life and work of the great painter
Mimis Kontos, who turned his back on fame and remained silent for many years, until the
new generation discovered his talent and avant-garde work.

Running time: 24’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Greek Film Center
Contact Person:            Evi Lazari
                           Panepistimiou 10
                           10671, Athens Greece
                           T. +30 210 3687503
                           F. +30 210 3614336
                           info@gfc.gr
                           www.gfc.gr




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                                        SPAIN
Category: History & Politics




MINED LIVES
Lluís Jené & Oriol Gispert




An exhibition by the photographer Gervasio Sánchez will open in Barcelona in a few days’
time. It is called “Mined Lives”and covers the lives of the young people who were victims
of anti-personnel mines. The Ottawa Treaty, signed in 1997, outlawed the manufacture,
sale and use of anti-personnel mines and was the outcome of lobbying by thousands of
organizations.To commemorate the event, Gervasio Sánchez traveled around the world to
photograph mine victims. A film crew accompanies Sánchez as he tracks down the young
people he photographed ten years ago and discovers how their lives have changed. The
difficulties these young mine victims have in getting by in countries recovering from years
of fighting is shown through their daily lives.This report shows the photographer at work
in Cambodia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Mozambique. Sánchez reflects on his experi-
ences with the victims of anti-personnel mines in this heart-rending documentary.
The OttawaTreaty also fosters mine removal, but progress has been slower than envisaged.
According to the UN, at the current rate it will take 1,000 years to rid the planet of mines.
Despite this gloomy forecast, the documentary shows that where there is life, there is
hope.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              TV3-Televisió De Catalunya SA
Contact Person:             Oriol Baquer
                            c/ de laTV3 s/n
                            Sant Joan Despí 08970, Spain
                            T. + 34 93 499 93 33
                            F. + 34 93 473 15 63
                            obaquer.n@tv3.cat



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Category: Arts, Music, & Culture
Festival Participation


THE MIRROR AND THE KNIFE
Dimitris Vernikos




Manos Hadjidakis is a musical genius, who forged a brilliant creative career while con-
fronting with scepticism and questioning deeply entrenched viewpoints. With his songs
and his music he focused on the dream dimension of mankind, pointing the way towards
freedom and non-conformism. 18 April 1961. Oscar for Best Song to the Greek composer
Manos Hadjidakis for the title song of the film Never on Sunday. Manos is not present at
the awards ceremony and for the first time in its history the Oscar remains undelivered...
Never on Sunday will beleaguer its musical father for many years to come with its fame.
He will continue to project his visions in their most extreme form and to reveal the deeper
meaning of art in every way. As for the Oscar...

Running time: 90’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             Greek Film Center
Contact Person:            Evi Lazari
                           Panepistimiou 10
                           10671, Athens Greece
                           T. +30 210 3687503
                           F. +30 210 3614336
                           info@gfc.gr
                           www.gfc.gr




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                                          USA
Category: Human Interest & Social issues




MISS GULAG
Maria Yatskova




Miss Gulag follows three female prisoners in a Siberian prison preparing to compete in a
beauty pageant.Through the pageant emerges a complex narrative on the lives of the first
generation of women to come of age in post-Soviet Russia.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Cinephil
Contact Person:             Philippa Kowarsky
                            18 Levontin Street
                            Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
                            T. +972 3 566 4129
                            F. +972 3 560 1436
                            info@cinephil.co.il




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                                         ITALY
Category: Docudrama




MITUMBA
Raffaele Brunetti



The story of aT-shirt... and how it traveled from the North to the South of the world. It is
the inside-out story of a piece of clothing’s first and second life and everything that hap-
pens in between.The tale is told by the people involved in the second hand clothes trade
and by the thoughts of a traveler. He starts out from Hamburg, Germany, shadowing aT-
shirt that belonged to Felix, a 10-year-old football fan. Four months later, he arrives inTan-
zania, at the village of Ilambilole, where the T-shirt finally reaches 9-year-old Lucky,
another football fan. Along the way, he encounters an incredible number of people who
had something to do with the T-shirt and whose livelihoods revolve around the buying
and selling of second hand clothes and shoes. Mitumba is an entertaining yet objective
documentary, characterized by attractive images and a pace that advances the narrative
of aT-shirt as a metaphor for the relationship between north and south.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2005

Sales Contact:              Taskovski Films Ltd
Contact Person:             Jarmila Outratova
                            4BWenworth street
                            London, E1 7TF, UK
                            T. +420 776 066165
                            jarmila@taskovskifilms.com
                            www.taskovskifilms.com




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                                     POLAND
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Category: Creative Documentaries


MODELS
Monika Pawluczuk




Models is a documentary commissioned by the Friends of Integration Association. It tells
the story of models in wheelchairs, who come from Katowice toWarsaw to take part in a
fashion show.The educational part gives a precise picture of all the obstacles they have to
overcome and proposes architectural solutions, which could make life easier for disabled
people.

Running time: 28’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Krakow Film Foundation
Contact Person:             KatarzynaWilk
                            Morawskiego 5 p.434
                            Krakow 30-102, Poland
                            T. +48 122 946 945
                            F. +48 122 946 945
                            katarzyna@kff.com.pl




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                                     FRANCE
Category: Current Affairs




MONSANTO, YOUR BIG
BROTHER IN BUSINESS!
Marie-Monique Robin


Since its beginnings in 1905, the Monsanto empire has been built upon the manufacture
of chemical products that have ended up being banned from the market. Every time, the
multinational has lied, hidden or doctored studies that demonstrate the harmfulness of its
products. It has had proceedings brought against it and been ordered to pay hefty fines,
but that has not stopped its irresistible rise.
Today, it is the world leader in GMO production. The transgenic seeds it markets are re-
sistant to the powerful herbicide “Roundup” its landmark product for twenty years.
An investigation into the Saint Louis“giant”and the recent developments it has made in
biotechnology and seed control.

Running time: 52’& 90’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             ARTE France
Contact Person:            Audrey Kamga
                           8 rue Marceau
                           Issy-les-Moulineaux 92130, France
                           T. +33 1 5500 7081
                           F. +33 1 5500 8065
                           a-kamga@artefrance.fr




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                                         IRAN
Category: Creative Documentaries




THE MOONLIGHT PRAYER
Mehdi Rahmani




When you look very closely, you see that man and death and the soil are closer to each
other than to woman and life and the sky. In short, you that women’s hands are higher to-
wards the sky than men’s. You can raise your hands towards the sky, in the emptiness of
a cave or in the corner of a room or in the angle of a chapel, but if you give your heart to
the heart of the crowd and lose yourself in it, the ones who came one by one to enjoy the
sky. If during your disappearance you find yourself, and luck helps you a little bit, you will
be satiated from the precipitation of the sky.The home of the goldsmith is a place where
many mothers come to raise their praying hands towards the sky to benefit from the me-
diation of the holinesses of being.We hope they don’t return with empty and dusty hands.
When you look well, your hand will get a portion of the sky, the dusty wind gets lighter.

Running time: 12’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              PFDC Co. (Persian Film Distribution Center)
Contact Person:             Majid Shams
                            No20, unit5, Khajeh Abdollah Ansari St. Shariati St.
                            Tehran 009821, Iran
                            T. +98 21 2286 8250
                            F. +98 21 2286 5747
                            info@pfdc.ir




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                                   BULGARIA
Category: Creative Documentaries




THE MOSQUITO PROBLEM
& OTHER STORIES
Andrey Paounov



The epic story of a village turned concentration camp, turned city, turned nuclear power
plant and its population, swamped between regimes, fried fish, ideologies, mass murder,
pop-folk music, guilt, redemption, hope and mosquitoes…
A small town and its hopeful citizens are about to embark on a bright new journey. Mas-
sive rusty cranes, foreign investors, and the joyful chants of cheerleaders carry the dream
of a great nuclear future. Disturbed only by gigantic biting mosquitoes, the townsfolk cel-
ebrate the atomic joy by engraving the nuclear power plant logo on buildings and soup
bowls. Amidst the apparent atomic prosperity, lies a past that no one wants to remem-
ber. An island holding terrifying secrets. Stories of shocking and horrible crimes loom over
the city just like the dark clouds of mosquitoes descending on its citizens. A world in-
stantly transformed by ideologies, regimes and dreams of economic prosperity.These are
tales of characters whose lives intersect through a sinister past, a nuclear future and the
biting mosquitoes flying through time, sealing their fate together.

Running time: 52’& 100’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             TV2World A/S
Contact Person:            Anne Köhncke
                           Teglholm Allé 16
                           Copenhagen SV 2450, Denmark
                           T. +45 652 122 23
                           F. +45 39 757 500
                           annk@tv2.dk




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                               SWITZERLAND
Category: Adventure & Travel




THE MOST DIFFICULT
TRAIN IN THE WORLD
Daniel Wyss


The railroad in Ecuador is agonizing.This means of transportation was constructed a cen-
tury ago and was never a profitable endeavor and yet it became the link between the
coastline and the highlands.
Nowadays, along the railway, only ghost towns remain. In the deserted train station of
Quito, some retired railroad workers still talk about the time when the train used to travel
all across the country.These old men and hundreds of miles of railroad tracks are the last
witnesses of an era fallen into oblivion.
The death of this mythical train is not only a sad event for train aficionados; it is an ex-
emplary illustration of the decrepitude of public services in developing countries.

Running time: 50’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              10 Francs
Contact Person:             Guy Knafo
                            28, rue de l’Equerre
                            Paris 75019, France
                            T. +33 1 4874 4377
                            F. +33 1 4874 8265
                            10francs@10francs.fr




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                                    GERMANY
Category: History & Politics




THE MOST SECRET PLACE ON
EARTH - THE CIA’S COVERT WAR IN LAOS
Marc Eberle


In The Most Secret Place On Earth, key players of the SecretWar– former CIA agents, Amer-
ican pilots, Laotian fighters and war reporters – take us on a journey into the physical
heart of theVietnamWar:Top secret Long Cheng, where the CIA built its headquarters in
1962. It was from this base that the SecretWar was largely planned and executed. As the
war dragged on, Long Cheng became the busiest airbase in the world and a major cen-
ter for the global opium and heroin trade. As we journey into Long Cheng for the first time
– the site has been off limits to the outside world since the end of the war in 1975 – the
film reconstructs the gripping story of the operation and illustrates its relevance to current
American conflicts.

Running time: 102’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduction
Contact Person:             Christian Beetz
                            Heinrich-Roller Strasse 15
                            Berlin 10405, Germany
                            T. +49 30 69 56 69 10
                            F. +49 30 69 56 69 15
                            info@gebrueder-beetz.de




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                                      GREECE
Category: Creative Documentaries




MOTHER OLYMPOS
Yiannis Hatzivassilis




The film is a tribute to the women of Olympos, a remote, mountainous village on the is-
land of Karpathos, Greece. It describes the every day life, the hardships, and the rich tra-
dition of this unique village in a poetic way.
The film starts at daybreak in Olympos. We hear the natural sounds. The church bell dis-
turbs the silence. A woman lights a candle in the church. Then we see scenes of celebra-
tion, ceremonies, processions, everyday life on the mountains, in the fields, the houses.The
soundtrack is the Akathist hymn, an indirect reference to the matrimonial tradition in
Olympos: only the firstborn child had the right to get married.
Through interviews with older women describing their life in the past and life today we
become better acquainted with the way of life in Olympos.
The writer Manolis Makris narrates his text“Mother Olympos,”illustrated by the image of
the woman-mother, farmer, shepherdess, dancer described as a biblical figure. An auto-
biographic scene of the director with his mother rounds up the tribute to the women of
Olympos.At the end, there are scenes with children who have faith in life.
The sun sets into the sea. A life, a day are completed.

Running time: 63’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Yiannis Hatzivassilis
                            Iroon Polytechniou 9
                            Rhodes 85 100, Greece
                            T. +30 697 622 76 76
                            selai@otenet.gr




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                                     BRAZIL
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues




MR. BENÉ GOES TO ITALY
Manuel Carvalho




The small farmer, Benedito Batista da Silva, 60 years old, is considered an authority on
manioc flour production in Pará State, Amazon, Brazil. He was also the protagonist of Pro-
jeto Mandioca’s first film, the documentary The Manioc Flour Professor that was selected
for the 2006 Slow Food on Film Festival. This film was shown worldwide and after that Mr
Bené was invited to participate inTerra Madre 2006,Turin, Italy, representing the manioc
flour producers of Brazil. This documentary shows his trip from Bragança, Pará to Turin,
Italy and back home. The encounter of different cultures, of small farmers from all over
the world and the enchantment of coming in contact with European culture blends with
the profound affective bond Mr. Bené makes with the Italian family that hosts him. The
film is about breaking barriers – cultural, economic and even physical – in this amazing
anthropological adventure. The documentary Mr. Bené Goes to Italy shows that there is
still hope for the small Brazilian farmer.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Made ForTV
Contact Person:            Manuel Carvalho
                           Rua Paulino Fernandes #29
                           Rio De Janeiro 22270-050, Brazil
                           T. +55 212 537 71 12
                           F. +55 212 537 71 12
                           manuel@email.iis.com.br




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                                     CANADA
Category: Current Affairs
Festival Participation


MR. BIG
Tiffany Burns




“Mr. Big”is the name of an undercover sting created and perfected by the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police. It is considered entrapment in many other countries, including the United
States and England. But the Canadian court system allows confessions made to cops pos-
ing as criminals to be admitted as evidence. Director Tiffany Burns has a personal con-
nection to the documentary: her brother is one of the many Canadians who have been
targeted by a“Mr. Big”undercover scenario. In his case, video of his confession convinced
an American jury to ignore DNA evidence pointing to other suspects and witnesses who
saw Sebastian across town at the time of the murders.While she was researching his case,
Tiffany realized Sebastian Burns and his friend Atif Rafay are not the first people who have
falsely confessed to murder.

Running time: 89’ & 52’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Mercury Media International Ltd
Contact Person:             Patricia Hickey
                            6 Baseline Studios,Whitchurch Road
                            LondonW11 4AT, UK
                            T. +44 207 221 72 21
                            F. +44 207 221 72 28
                            patricia@mercurymedia.org




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                                        USA
Category: Docudrama




MR. UNTOUCHABLE
Marc Levin




The true-life story of Harlem’s notorious Nicky Barnes, a junkie turned multimillionaire
drug-lord, MR. UNTOUCHABLE takes its audience deep inside the heroin industry of the
1970s.The most powerful black drug kingpin in NewYork City history, Barnes came from
humble beginnings to make himself and his comrades rich beyond their wildest dreams,
ultimately reaching national infamy in 1977 when the New York Times put him on the
front cover of their magazine with the headline“Mr. Untouchable”. Soon after, it all came
crumbling down, and facing a life sentence without parole, Barnes started naming names.
With the first hand testimony from“the black Godfather”himself, this documentary tells
an epic story of business, excess, greed and revenge.

Running time: 92’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Laird Adamson
Contact Person:            HDNet Films / Magnolia Pictures
                           49West 27th Street, 7th Floor
                           NewYork, NY 10001, USA
                           T. +1 212 924 67 01
                           F. +1 212 481 39 64
                           ladamson@magpictures.com




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                                    GERMANY
Category: History & Politics




MR. WONG’S WORLD
Christian Schidlowski




“When I first came to Shanghai, it was so sad to see these nice and historical buildings
being replaced by all these high-rise buildings. And I thought: It’s such a pity that all this
is being destroyed instead of being preserved and renovated.”
 Jeffrey Wong
In Shanghai, a teeming anthill of humanity, the future is fighting the past. In only a few
years, 2000 new high-rises have replaced vast parts of the old town.The traditional Chi-
nese architecture would be gradually becoming extinct, if it weren’t for the multi-mil-
lionaire JeffreyWong. A Chinese man living in Canada,Wong has returned to Shanghai to
save what’s left of his homeland’s historic buildings.
Secretly, the millionaire acquires beautiful old houses, temples and pagodas. In clandes-
tine operations, his workers take them apart at night – stone by stone, tile by tile, always
wary of disapproving government officials. Now he has started to rebuild his collection of
150 buildings as a“heritage village”. Mr. Wong’s World is the gripping story of an unusual
vision and an insightful portrait of modern China.

Running time: 80’& 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              PaulThiltges Distributions
Contact Person:             PaulThiltges
                            45, bd. Pierre Frieden, bldg KB2, Office 154
                            Luxembourg L-1543, Luxembourg
                            T. +352 250 3931
                            F. +352 250 394
                            pthiltges@ptd.lu




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Category: Human Interest & Religion




MY BROTHER
Yulie Cohen Gerstel




How can peace in the Middle East prevail, if it cannot do so in a family? More than 25
years have gone by since Yulie’s brother turned into an ultra orthodox Jew and lost con-
tact. This story is a persistent journey towards an understanding of people falling in love
with religion. Following My Terrorist and My Land Zion, in My BrotherYulie tries to reunite
her Israeli family, reflecting on her personal story, but also on the collective one.

Running time: 56’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             First Hand Films
Contact Person:            EstherVan Messel
                           Fritz HeebWeg 5
                           Zurich 8050, Switzerland
                           T. +41 44 312 2060
                           F. +41 44 312 2080
                           info@firsthandfilms.com




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                                       GREECE
Category: Science & Knowledge
Festival Participation


MY FIRST TIME
Maria Leonida




MyFirstTimeisafilmaboutpregnancy.It’s abouthowawomanfeelswhensheentersintothat
particular period in her life when adversity, emotion and new experiences overwhelm her. It’s
about all those questions that are not answered in books but that pregnant women share with
each other.The film is built around the personal diary of the director and her “first time”expe-
rience with child bearing. Anxiety, instinct, logic and the subconscious are the ingredients of
an explosive cocktail in a body that is constantly changing.The director videotapes herself and
four other women as she searches for answers to her queries. Iro, Angeliki, Joyce and Anna
constitute different aspects of a modern woman.The questions are many: How does one deal
today with the desire to have a child? What are the constituent elements of that notorious
term“motherhood”?What is the relationship between the reproduction of the human species
and love? Can one really prepare for the new role, that of a parent? The film wants to show
everything a woman and a couple have to deal with from the moment they decide to have a
baby until the birth. It is a personal film about those nine months viewed with a lot of realism
but also a great deal of humor.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:               Greek Film Center
Contact Person:              Evi Lazari
                             Panepistimiou 10
                             10671, Athens Greece
                             T. +30 210 3687503
                             F. +30 210 3614336
                             info@gfc.gr
                             www.gfc.gr



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Category: Creative Documentaries




MY HOME
Debora Scaperrotta




On the outskirts of Bucharest, two 14-year-olds live by themselves in an apartment, with-
out their families. How did they end up there? What about their past? Alex and Petronel
struggle to cope with daily life as adults. They’ve never been allowed a real childhood.
Casa Mia follows the two main characters in their thoughts and in their memories of their
past lives spent with their families and on the streets.The film accompanies them as they
reveal their dreams and set out for two different destinations. Alex struggles to make his
dream come true, while Petronel takes a trip back in time, in search of love from his fam-
ily. But at home all he finds is disappointment.

Running time: 64’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             ZeLIG – School of Documentary,Television and New Media
Contact Person:            EmanueleVernillo
                           Via Brennero 20/d
                           Bolzano 39100, Italy
                           T. +39 047 130 20 28
                           F. +39 047 197 79 31
                           vernillo@zeligfilm.it




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                             LATVIA - FRANCE
Category: History & Politics




MY HUSBAND ANDREI SAKHAROV
Inara Kolmane




How does the“brains”of the Soviet regime, an academician, the“father”of the hydrogen
bomb, an outstanding intellectual for whom all doors were open, even in the Kremlin,
become an irreconcilable champion of human rights and prisoners of conscience and an
internationally renowned enemy of this system? The film My Husband Andrei Sakharov
answers this question in an intriguing yet subdued, even intimate form – by contrasting
the views of witnesses from that era and Sakharov’s colleagues. His widow Yelena Bon-
ner and the last secretary general of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Mikhail
Gorbachev are two of the brightest participants in this film’s indirect debate. It not only
presents the facts and their interpretations, but also uses unique KGB archival material
and a strong poeticism. The documentary footage makes one think about the games of
power and guarantees of human freedom that is a topical theme not only in Russia, but
everywhere.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Vitagraph
Contact Person:             Filippo D’Angelo
                            Via Schiavonia 1
                            Bologna 40121, Italy
                            T. +39 051 267 150
                            F. +39 051 267 150
                            vitagraph@libero.it




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Category: Creative Documentaries
Festival Participation


ΜY LIFE AND TIMES –
MICHAEL CACOYANNIS
Lydia Carras


In this film, for the first time, Michael Cacoyannis narrates the story of his life, an invalu-
able personal testimony. The film takes us from colonial Cyprus of his childhood to the
great cultural metropolises of his time. A man of keen perception and sharp wit, he com-
ments on the world-class stars that have worked with him. Rare footage from rehearsals
acquaints us with Cacoyannis as director, giving the viewer a glimpse of the magical world
of theater and cinema. MikisTheodorakis’ testimony brings to life the years of his collab-
oration with Michael Cacoyannis in Electra, Zorba and Iphigeneia, set against a backdrop
of the political and social developments of the time. The film also features testimonies by
Vincent Kassel, Charlotte Rampling,Walter Lassaly (the director of photography who won
the Oscar for Zorba), Dimitris Papaioannou, Claire Bloom, et al. In his private world, at
home on the slopes of Filopappos Hill in Athens, Michael Cacoyannis is now given to more
contemplative thoughts.

Running time: 87’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              LC ProductionS
Contact Person:             Marcelle Harissi
                            19 Prytaniou
                            Athens 10556, Greece
                            T. +30 210 32 20 043
                            F. +30 210 32 11 977
                            lycarr@panafonet.gr




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Category: Current Affairs




MY LIFE AS A HOMELESS MAN
Jean-Charles Deniau




For 22 days during the Christmas period, Jean-Charles Deniau put himself in a Parisian
homeless person’s shoes. Penniless, without telephone or contact with his kin, equipped
with a backpack and a sleeping bag, he shared the daily life of people living on the street;
looking for food, panhandling for money, the search for a shelter at night or a safe street
corner to sleep in. Using hidden cameras, this documentary helps to penetrate an un-
known world of soup kitchens and homeless emergency shelters, portraying this race for
survival that often looks like a full time job.
This film is much more than reportage. It is made of meetings among equals, without
frills and voyeurism.

Running time: 58’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              10 Francs
Contact Person:             Guy Knafo
                            28, rue de l’Equerre
                            Paris 75019, France
                            T. +33 1 4874 4377
                            F. +33 1 4874 8265
                            10francs@10francs.fr




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                                         JAPAN
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


MY NEW LIFE, MY BROTHER
Naoyasu Warasina




Tsuyoshi Inose, 30, is going to live his new life in the residential area of Eiwa, Saitama City,
near the Arakawa River. Tsuyoshi suffers from muscular dystrophy. He and three helpers
have left their former group of handicapped persons and started their own workshop.
Tsuyoshi invites his brotherYasuo, 24, to be the first member of the workshop.Yasuo also
suffers from muscular dystrophy.The two brothers now have their new life here, with the
helpers taking shifts every day. At the beginning of 2007,Tsuyoshi suggests toYasuo that
they start playing music again. When Yasuo was in hospital before, he and some volun-
teers put together a band named Raspberry Fields. But Raspberry Fields disbanded a year
ago and since thenYasuo has led a quiet life at home. Now they decide to work hard and
play live on“24-HourTelevision”.

Running time: 71’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               Life Assist Familish
Contact Person:              NaoyasuWarasina
                             3-1-3-404, Buzou, Minami-ku
                             Saitama-City, 336-0025, Japan
                             T. +81 48 864 7090
                             F. +81 48 864 7090
                             n-warasina@camel.plala.or.jp
                             http://familish2007.hp.infoseek.co.jp




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                                      TURKEY
Category: Art, Music & Culture




MY PILLOW IS STONE,
MY QUILT IS STONE
Irem Kutuk

After a long and violent war,Turkey and Greece signed theTreaty of Lausanne in 1923. Such
a decision had never made before in world history: approximately two million people living
within the countries’borders were forced into a population exchange. The Muslims living
within the Greek borders were to be sent toTurkey and the Greek Orthodox Christians in Turkey
were to be sent to Greece. For the Muslim and Christian communities this decision was dev-
astating.They had to leave behind their life and possessions, and emigrate to a“motherland”
that they had never seen before and the language of which they did not speak. On 30 July
1924, the 400 Muslimsfrom thesmallmountainvillageofJerveni, Kastoria, left theirlandand
memories to embark on a laborious trip that began inThessaloniki and ended in Cappado-
cia,Turkey. On 3 October 1924, the Jerveni Muslims set foot in their new motherland,Turkey,
when their ship anchored in Mersin. They traveled by train to Sinasos/Mustafapasha, Cap-
padocia and came to a landscape they could never have anticipated. A long struggle awaited
them: they were placed by theTurkish government in the 20-room mansions that the Greek
Orthodox emigrants had left behind (mansions they could not possibly take care of), were
given hectares of grape vines that they did not know how to cultivate and had to face the ini-
tial unwelcoming attitude of the local Muslims. This is the story of the three generations of
the Mustafapasha emigrants – their 80-year struggle to keep their identity, their language
and their culture.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Giyotin Productions
Contact Person:             EmineYildirim
                            GurbuzTurk Sokak 18/5 Kadikoy
                            Istanbul 34710,Turkey
                            T. +90 216 450 33 11, F. +90 216 450 33 10
                            emine@giyotinfilm.com

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Category: Discoveries, Nature & Wild life




MYTHICAL ROADS
Miscellaneous Directors




A journey into the heart of nature, in its most beautiful, impressive and pure aspects.
A journey into the heart of the human soul, in its most beautiful, impressive and pure di-
mensions.
A journey along mythical roads, roads that turned nature upside down, shook history,
moved people and structured their civilizations.
Routes that are punctuated by ports, cities, people, silences and laughter.
Between myths and slices of daily life, unexpected meetings and new developments make
of these routes a real journey of initiation for the viewer.

Running time: 17 x 52’
Year of production: 2007-2008

Sales Contact:             10 Francs
Contact Person:            Guy Knafo
                           28, rue de l’Equerre
                           Paris 75019, France
                           T. +33 1 4874 4377
                           F. +33 1 4874 8265
                           10francs@10francs.fr




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




NADINE GORDIMER – GREAT WRITERS
OF CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
Apostolos Karakassis


Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for literature. A documentary portrait of
her life and work, shot in Johannesburg.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Periplus
Contact Person:            Thanos Lambropoulos
                           176, Aristotelous St.
                           Athens 112 51, Greece
                           T. +30 210 867 04 78
                           F. +30 210 867 78 28
                           periplus@ath.forthnet.gr




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                                          USA
Category: History & Politics




NANKING
Bill Guttentag & Dan Sturman




A powerful, emotional and relevant reminder of the heartbreaking toll war takes on the
innocent, Nanking tells the story of the Japanese invasion of Nanking, China, in the early
days of World War II. As part of a campaign to conquer all of China, the Japanese sub-
jected Nanking – which was then China’s capital – to months of aerial bombardment,
and when the city fell, the Japanese army unleashed murder and rape on a horrifying
scale. In the midst of the rampage, a small group of Westerners banded together to es-
tablish a Safety Zone where over 200,000 Chinese found refuge. Unarmed, these mis-
sionaries, university professors, doctors and businessmen – including a Nazi named John
Rabe – bore witness to the events, while risking their own lives to protect civilians from
slaughter.

Running time: 89’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Fortissimo Films
Contact Person:             Catherine Le Clef
                            Van Diemenstraat 100
                            Amsterdam 1013 CN,The Netherlands
                            T. +31 20 627 32 15
                            F. +31 20 626 11 55
                            info@fortissimo.nl




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Category: Current Affairs




NEVER PERFECT
Regina Park




In 2006, there were 11 million cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States which
constituted an $11.4 billion industry. Director Regina Park explores the motivation behind
the phenomenon and questions why more and more young Asian women are subjecting
themselves to the knife in their quest for perfection and beauty. Park’s starting point is
Mai-Anh, a 27-year-old Vietnamese American living the American dream in suburban
California. A successful entrepreneur, Mai-Anh experiences a“quarter-life-crisis” and be-
gins a literal and symbolic transformation of herself: a relocation from quiet suburbia to
the heart of urban LA, a new lifestyle defined by living on her own for the first time and,
finally, a new physical makeover – plastic surgery. From Mai-Anh’s initial relocation to the
moment of her surgery and thereafter, Park engages audiences in Mai-Anh’s journey to
reinvent herself. Traversing historical and contemporary notions of beauty within Asian
and popular cultures, Park’s intelligently pieced documentary incorporates a rich selection
of archival footage and ignites lively debate on the phenomenon. In the process, Park dis-
covers that submission to the scalpel is less about achieving ideal beauty than it is about
power.

Running time: 63’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Smiley Documentary Film Distribution &World Sales
Contact Person:            Diana Kluge
                           2/1 College Hill, Freemans Bay
                           Auckland 1011, New Zealand
                           T. +64 9 309 26 13
                           F. +64 9 309 40 84
                           info@smileyfilmdistribution.com



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                 GREECE-PORTUGAL-CYPRUS
Category: Creative Documentaries
Festival Participation


THE NIGHT FERNANDO PESSOA
ΜΕΤ CONSTANTINE CAVAFY
Stelios Charalambopoulos


On 21 October 1929 the ocean liner Saturnia sails from Trieste on its voyage to America,
picking up immigrants from the ports of the Mediterranean. A young Greek who boards
the ship at Patras will witness an unexpected encounter: One night aboard this ship that
carries the dreams of the NewWorld, an equally dreamlike but very real encounter will take
place between two of the greatest poets of the century that just ended: Fernando Pessoa
and Constantine Cavafy.

Running time: 90’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Periplus
Contact Person:            Thanos Lambropoulos
                           176, Aristotelous str.
                           Athens 11251, Greece
                           T. +30 210 86 70 478
                           F. +30 210 86 77 828
                           periplus@ath.forthnet.gr




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                                       CHINA
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


NOBODY’S CHILD
Chao Gan




This is a story of two generations.When the parents divorce, the three family members go
on their separate ways. The father marries his first girlfriend whom he had met during
the Cultural Revolution, while the mother plans to marry her boss. Born in the 1980s, Bing
cannot understand his parents’choice.Through personal investigation, he tries to find out
who was to blame for the failure of the marriage. However, when the facts emerge, he falls
apart. To find out the reason for the divorce, he embarks on a journey to a place 8,000
miles away.This journey will give him a better understanding of his parents’ lives. He will
discover that an unforgettable period in the history of his country played a crucial part in
the tragedy of the marriage.

Running time: 63’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Double Montage Production Company
Contact Person:             Mengzhou Zhang
                            248-54 Chengshan Road
                            Shanghai, 200126, China
                            T. +86 21 62870154
                            F. +86 21 62870009
                            ganchao@ganchao.net




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                                          USA
Category: Art, Music & Culture




NOTE BY NOTE
Ben Niles




The most thoroughly handcrafted instruments in the world, Steinway pianos are as unique
and full of personality as the world-class musicians who play them. However, their mak-
ers are a dying breed: skilled cabinetmakers, gifted tuners, experienced hand-crafters.
Note by Note is a feature-length documentary that follows the creation of a Steinway con-
cert grand, #L1037 – from forest floor to concert hall. It explores the relationship between
musician and instrument, chronicles the manufacturing process, and illustrates what
makes each Steinway unique in this age of mass production. From the factory floor in
Queens to Steinway Hall in Manhattan, each piano’s journey is complex – spanning 12
months, 12,000 parts, 450 craftsmen, and countless hours of fine-tuned labor.
Filmed in key Steinway locations – the factory, Steinway’s reserved“Bank”, and private au-
ditions – Note by Note is a loving celebration of not just craftsmanship, but of a dying
breed of person who is deeply connected to working by hand.

Running time: 90’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
Contact Person:             Jan Röfekamp
                            252 Gouin Boulevard East
                            Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                            T. +1 514 844 33 58
                            F. +1 514 844 72 98
                            janrofekamp@filmstransit.com




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Category: Travel & Religion




NOTHING IS GOOD ENOUGH FOR GOD
Jean-Louis Saporito




From Christmas celebration in Lalibela, the so-called “Black Jerusalem,” famous for its
rock-hewn churches, to Easter celebrations in Axum, capital city of the Kingdom of the
Queen of Sheba, this film proposes to take a closer look at the followers of Ethiopian Or-
thodox Christian practices.
Guided by a woman pilgrim through steep mountains and across majestic plateaus, we
embark on a journey that leaves the viewer in a state of wonder about such a spiritual
culture, so far remote from our modern preoccupations and yet so close to us by our com-
mon religious heritage.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             10 Francs
Contact Person:            Guy Knafo
                           28, rue de l’Equerre
                           Paris 75019, France
                           T. +33 1 4874 4377
                           F. +33 1 4874 8265
                           10francs@10francs.fr




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                                      TURKEY
Category: Current Affairs




NOWHERE
Mihriban Tanik




Refugees are those who, for some reason, have lost their homes.Their lives are shattered.
Afterwards, alienation and loneliness dominate their lives. They seek a new place which
they can call their“home”. Some of these roads pass throughTurkey.
This documentary illustrates the extent of this international human problem by touching
on the life stories of refugees who arrive in Turkey, especially in the cities of Van, Kayseri
and İstanbul. Interpretations and evaluations by experts are also included in the film.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Turkish Radio –TV Corp.
Contact Person:             Fuat Kale
                            Turan Gunes Bulvari Or-An
                            Ankara 06109,Turkey
                            T. +90 312 490 76 59
                            F. +90 312 491 26 06
                            fuat.kale@trt.net.tr




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Category: Current Affairs




THE NUCLEAR COMEBACK
Justin Pemberton




In a world living in fear of climate change, the nuclear industry has raised its hand as a so-
lution. It claims that nuclear power generation produces zero carbon emissions... and peo-
ple are listening.What we’re witnessing is the start of a global nuclear renaissance, with
27 nuclear power stations under construction, and projections for another 136 to be com-
menced within the next decade. The earth’s electricity consumption is expected to dou-
ble in the next 25 years and the nuclear industry claims that nuclear power is the only
large-scale method of power production that can reliably replace coal, gas or oil-fired
power plants. However, many people have an inherent fear of things nuclear. Is it time
we learned to love the split atom? Or, is there a risk that we might be jumping out of the
carbon frying pan and into the plutonium fire?
This film goes on a worldwide tour of the nuclear industry in search of answers. The Nu-
clear Comeback visits some of the planet’s most famous nuclear facilities – including in-
side the Chernobyl control room; it investigates the state of “the grand old lady” of
commercial nuclear power – the UK’s Calder Hall; and travels through a nuclear waste
repository under the Baltic Sea.

Running time: 58’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
Contact Person:             Jan Röfekamp
                            252 Gouin Boulevard East
                            Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                            T. +1 514 844 3358
                            F. +1 514 844 7298
                            janrofekamp@filmstransit.com



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Category: Creative Documentaries




OBJECTS AND MEMORY
Jonathan Fein & Brian Danitz




What objects mean the most to us? How do otherwise ordinary things come to symbol-
ize experiences, aspirations, and identity? The film explores items recovered or offered in
response to recent traumatic historic events, along with stories of people who find them
important. Using the canvas of dramatic and pervasive American experiences, the film re-
veals fundamental human motivations that reach across cultural and temporal bound-
aries. These responses speak to the universal urge to preserve the past and speak to the
future.
Guided by Frank Langella’s narration and set to the music of Philip Glass, Objects and Mem-
ory examines items generated by 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing, and the Vietnam
War, along with the intense challenges of responding to history as it happens.
Without the objects the stories would lack vibrancy; without the stories the objects would
lack significance. Taken together, images of the objects, the stories they evoke, and the
stories of their collection lead the viewer on a journey where the commonplace is trans-
formed into the remarkable and where the stuff of history is highly personalized.

Running time: 62’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             EVER
Contact Person:            Jonathan Fein
                           26 Montrose Station Road
                           Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567, USA
                           T. +1 914 737 50 05
                           info@objectsandmemory.org




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                                         BELGIUM
    Category: History & Politics




    OF CONVICTION
    Jara Malevez




    In February 2007, the Portuguese voted by referendum to de-criminalize abortion. Using
    the daily lives of four women driven by radically opposed convictions, the film features de-
    bates from the referendum campaign, its background, on the streets and in the media,
    highlighting the controversy felt by one contemporary European population declaring it-
    self on this sensitive topic.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Ventes-CBA/WIP-Sales
    Contact Person:             Thierry Detaille
                                avenue des Arts, 19F
                                Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
                                T. +32 477 617 170
                                F. +32 2 227 22 39
                                th.detaille@skynet.be




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Category: Current Affairs




OFF THE WALLS: CHRONICLE
OF A PEKING NEIGHBORHOOD
Olivier Meys


Qianmen, a traditionnal “Hutong” neighborhood of 80,000 inhabitants, is right next to
Tiananmen, the historical center of the 2008 Olympic Games’capital city.
The Director, a resident of Beijing, depicts one year of wild modernization, which starts
with a clean slate.With great success, the film shows the authorities and promoters forc-
ing themselves on the residents who sometimes resist in order to save their houses, their
way of life and their solidarity from destruction.

Running time: 52’& 90’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             Ventes-CBA/WIP-Sales
Contact Person:            Thierry Detaille
                           avenue des Arts, 19F
                           Bruxelles 1000, Belgium
                           T. +32 477 617 170
                           F. +32 2 227 22 39
                           th.detaille@skynet.be




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                                           CYPRUS
    Category: Nature




    OLIVE TREE: THE GIFT OF GODDESS
    Vangelis Tremopoulos




    A three-part tribute to the tree of the Mediterranean basin: the olive tree.
    The first part presents the historical and religious significance of the olive tree and the im-
    pact it has had on poetry, literature and the arts. Its simplicity has a divine touch.
    Then methods of cultivation, harvesting as well as oil extraction are focused on.
    Likewise, bottling, canning and proper preservation are dealt with.
    A special reference is made to the various qualities of olive-oil contingent on the area of
    cultivation. Last but not least, an astounding variety of olives is presented.
    A precious alternative in a time of fast and processed food.
    Top physicians and dieticians all over the world have recognized the value of olive-oil.
    Professors reveal simple secrets to achieve better health and longevity. Learn how to pre-
    pare wholesome and delicious food with olive-oil as its main ingredient.

    Running time: 150’
    Year of production: 2008

    Sales Contact:              Exoptron Ltd
    Contact Person:             Spiros Gavalas
                                Dimosthenous 10,
                                Megaro Gianni-Maria Suite 205
                                Larnaca 6058, Cyprus
                                T. +30 693 668 83 96
                                gavalass@exoptron.com




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Category: Docudrama
Festival Participation


ON THE EAST SIDE OF MY DREAM
Anna Kessisoglou




The voyage of an Athenian lady and her husband to India, as seen through her dream.

Running time: 15’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:           Anna Kessisoglou
                         Kanari 6,Alimos, Greece
                         T.+30 210 98 81 534, +30 69 73 66 88 84
                         F. +30 210 98 81 534
                         pnasium@yahoo.com




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                                         POLAND
    Category: Science & Knowledge




    ON THE SKY, ON EARTH
    Maciej Cuske




    A group of supernatural phenomena aficionados comes to a small town Wylatowo. Like
    they do every year, they expect extraordinary signs to appear in a field of grain. One of the
    investigators has almost been kidnapped by a UFO.Yet he doesn’t give up and tries at any
    cost to prove the extraterrestrials’existence.

    Running time: 65’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Krakow Film Foundation
    Contact Person:             KatarzynaWilk
                                Morawskiego 5 p.434
                                Krakow 30-102, Poland
                                T. +48 122 946 945
                                F. +48 122 946 945
                                katarzyna@kff.com.pl




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




ONE MAN IN THE BAND
Adam Clitheroe




“One-man band”conjures up images of tuneless street entertainers with drums on their
backs and cymbals on their knees, whereas contemporary one-man bands are diverse
and vibrant in their musical output.They are more than just solo performers: a one-man
band brings to the stage noise and spectacle worthy of a whole band. However, unmedi-
ated by creative collaboration, the result can have a peculiar intensity, verging on the
downright eccentric.
This film follows a selection of contemporary one-man and one-lady bands from Europe
and the USA.Their musical output often defies categorization, ranging from theremin rock
to hurricane drum solos and a backing band made of bicycle wheels. Rather than mock-
ing the musical excesses on display, the documentary takes an intimate approach –
helped by the fact that it’s a film about one-man bands made by a one-man band film-
maker. As it becomes clear that life on the road for a one-man band is a journey into soli-
tude, so the documentary asks the question: what drives us as humans to create, and is it
worth the pain?

Running time: 83’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Adam Clitheroe Film Production
Contact Person:            Adam Clitheroe
                           25 Ashley Court, MorpethTerrace
                           London SW1P 1EN, UK
                           T. +44 207 538 46 99
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    Category: Creative Documentaries




    ONE MAN SHOW
    Shiri Mizrahi




    Asi Menashe has a problem – he describes it as “Not in body, not in mind, simply in my
    heart, my soul..”
    Asi is an eternal boy of thirty years of age, dreaming of becoming a star, an actor, a knight
    in shining armor. He dreams of a simple love, with somebody beautiful. And if not beau-
    tiful, then pretty and if not pretty, at least cute. To be able to support his girl, he wants to
    work as an actor. He claims he is not a workaholic – rather a “stageaholic.” He isn’t will-
    ing to work, but prepares himself for the role of his life.
    Who will decide if Asi is part of society or a complete outsider?

    Running time: 48’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:               JMT Films Distribution
    Contact Person:              MichaelTreves
                                 20 Bialik st.
                                 Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                                 T. +972 52 363 3398
                                 F. +972 52 363 3398
                                 jmtreves@012.net.il




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Category: Current Affairs




ONE THOUSAND LITTLE WITCHES
Dimitris Gerardis




In the streets of Kinshasha, capital of Congo, more than 15,000 children between the ages
of 10 to 15 are trying to survive. Seven out of ten have been thrown out of their homes,
accused of witchcraft. Lately, dubious pastors who proclaim themselves“prophets”have
founded hundreds of small churches in the poor city suburbs, providing services of exor-
cism for these young “witches”, for a huge fee. Most of these children are kept in the
churches under awful conditions and almost as hostages, until their families collect the
amount of money needed for the exorcism.
The creators of the documentary reveal cruel images of the torture and abuse during these
ceremonies of“exorcism”.They meet families that are accused of witchcraft and little boys
and girls whom their parents threw out into the street. While in the Western world films
and books with a young witch as a hero are becoming best sellers, certain other children
are struggling to survive superstition and the selling out of faith.

Running time: 55’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             Teletypos SA – Mega Channel
Contact Person:            Litsa Deli
                           Roussou 4 & Messoghion Ave.
                           Athens 115 26, Greece
                           T. +30 210 690 36 56
                           F. +30 210 699 68 11
                           warzone@megatv.com




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    Category: Creative Documentaries




    OPEN EYE-OPEN I
    Shirley Barenholz & Ohad Ufaz




    Shirley, a Dutch-Israeli photojournalist, was always protected behind her camera while
    exploring other people’s emotions.Yet her own father, a Holocaust survivor, never shared
    his own story with her.
    She embarks on an artistic journey with four Israeli female artists; one of them is Kineret,
    who survived a suicide attack.
    On the opening night of a joint exhibition in Berlin, Shirley’s father meets Kineret and fi-
    nally opens up. Shirley takes photographs and cries.

    Running time: 59’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Go2Films
    Contact Person:             Hedva Goldschmidt
                                37/8 Isar Nathanzon St.
                                Jerusalem 97787, Israel
                                T. +972 2 583 13 71
                                F. +972 2 583 54 50
                                go2films@bezeqint.net




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Category: Current Affairs




OPERATION FILMMAKER
Nina Davenport




In the wake of “Operation Iraqi Freedom,” American actor Liev Schreiber had an idealis-
tic notion: to rescue an Iraqi film student from the rubble of his country and bring him to
the West to intern on a Hollywood movie (Everything Is Illuminated). It promised to be a
heart-warming tale, a small victory amid the troubled mission of the US war in Iraq. But,
as in the war itself, “good” intentions bred unintended consequences, and even this op-
eration doesn’t go according to plan.When director Nina Davenport joins Schreiber’s char-
itable effort, she finds herself embroiled in a complex moral quagmire and an
all-consuming power struggle between filmmaker and subject. Operation Filmmaker is
an engaging political parable and a cautionary tale, taking the viewer on a riveting ride
from Baghdad to Hollywood.

Running time: 92’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             FilmsTransit International Inc.
Contact Person:            Jan Röfekamp
                           252 Gouin Boulevard East
                           Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                           T. +1 514 844 3358
                           F. +1 514 844 7298
                           janrofekamp@filmstransit.com




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                                              USA
    Category: Human Interest & Politics
    Festival Participation


    OPERATION HOMECOMING
    Richard E. Robbins




    Unlike any documentary yet to emerge from the war in Iraq, Operation Homecoming takes
    you inside the minds of American men and women on the front lines. Built upon a proj-
    ect created by the United States National Endowment for the Arts to gather the writing of
    US soldiers who have participated in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the film presents
    a profound window into the human side of America’s current conflicts. At once deeply ur-
    gent and stunningly timeless, this film will forever change how you see war.

    Running time: 81’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Solid Entertainment
    Contact Person:             Richard Propper
                                15840Ventura Blvd., Suite 205
                                Encino, CA 91436, USA
                                T. +1 818 990 4300
                                F. +1 818 990 4320
                                info@solidpgms.com
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Category: History & Politics




OPERATION MURAL:
CASABLANCA 1961(MIVTSA MURAL)
Yehuda Kaveh


Forty-five years after their clandestine mission, three Mossad agents return to Casablanca
to retrace their steps in a humanitarian mission whereby 530 Jewish children reached Is-
rael in 1961, under the guise of holidays in Switzerland.This film vividly documents how
“Operation Mural”succeeded beyond all expectations. The key actors relive their under-
cover activities:“Mural”, code-name of David G. Littman – himself unaware that the op-
eration was directed by the Mossad – and his contacts,“Georges”and“Jacques”, assisted
by a dedicated local group of Jewish youth. There are many precious testimonies of chil-
dren and key Mossad figures in Israel and the Littmans in Switzerland.
The film was filmed in Switzerland, Morocco and Israel.

Running time: 55’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             JMT Films Distribution
Contact Person:            MichaelTreves
                           20 Bialik St.
                           Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                           T. +972 52 363 33 98
                           jmtreves@012.net.il




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    Category: History & Politics




    OPUS DEI, A SILENT CRUSADE
    Marcela Said & Jean de Certeau




    Opus Dei penetrates one of the most secretive and fundamentalist groups of the Catholic
    Church. The film infiltrates the organization from the grass roots upwards. Shooting the
    daily lives of a selection of members, from the cleaning lady to the press magnate, pen-
    etrating Opus Dei houses, schools, children’s clubs.The film runs the gamut from the light
    to darkness, from openness to the claustrophobia of a system that is locked from the in-
    side.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              GA&A Productions
    Contact Person:             Alessandra Massari
                                Piazza Martiri di Belfiore 2
                                Rome 00195, Italy
                                T. +39 063 613 480
                                F. +39 063 614 042
                                alessandram@gaea.it




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Category: Art, Music & Culture
Festival Participation


ORHAN PAMOUK –
THE ANTENNAE OF OUR TIME
Angelos Kovotsos


“There’s been a misunderstanding. As the writer of Snow, and because of having made
some statements about a journalist’s assassination, I have been labeled a political writer.
Yet I don’t think of myself as a political writer. I prefer to write about the adventures of the
human soul...” Orhan Pamouk is the last in the line of writers to be interviewed for the
Greek public television series The Antennae of our Time.TheTurkish Nobel Laureate, whose
work is also popular in Greece, had a virtually clandestine meeting with Mikela Char-
toulari and Anteos Chrysostomidis, under conditions that one might find in a novel, on the
island of Sedef. Next to the writer was the undercover policeman who was there to pro-
tect him in the event of an assault by members of the GrayWolves, who have repeatedly
made threats against his life. Orhan Pamouk does not grant interviews often, especially
after he received the Nobel Prize. He agreed, nevertheless, to meet with the two Greek
journalists for a talk, which extended over a number of hours, about the course of his life
and his work.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:              Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                             432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                             15342, Athens Greece
                             T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                             F. +30 210 607 5715
                             ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                             www.ert.gr




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    Category: Creative Documentaries




    OURS IS THE LABOUR
    Jeroen van Bergeijk




    In the 1970s, most of the Dutch population still ate rusk – a peculiar toast-like bread –
    for breakfast. A lot of that rusk was produced at the Hooimeijer factory in Barendrecht.
    Because rusk was such an immensely popular product, the factory needed workers – a lot
    of them. The Dutch wouldn’t do such work anymore, but luckily in those days the first
    Moroccan“guest workers”arrived in Holland.
    That first generation of Moroccans is now retiring. How do they look back on their lives in
    The Netherlands? With that question in mind, director Jeroen van Bergeijk sought out a
    number of Moroccans who had worked for decades at the Hooimeijer bakery in Baren-
    drecht – a factory where his father was managing director. Ours Is the Labour is a melan-
    choly portrait of the 1970s, whenThirdWorld immigrants were still warmly welcomed in
    The Netherlands, as well as an oral history of the mores of the shop floor. In the now aban-
    doned rusk factory,Van Bergeijk has his father, the Moroccan workers, and their Dutch su-
    pervisors tell how things were in those days.

    Running time: 47’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Diafragma Films
    Contact Person:             Joop de Jong
                                Bergsingel 119a
                                Rotterdam 3037 GC,The Netherlands
                                T. +31 104 659 566
                                jdj@diafragmafilms.nl




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OVER MY DAD’S BODY
Taliya Finkel




A documentary thriller. Filmmaker Taliya Finkel goes on a fascinating journey in order to
unfold the mystery around her departed father’s claims that her uncle is an undercover
agent sent to Israel by the old Soviet regime. Guided by a private investigator, she travels
from Israel to the Ukraine and back in a desperate quest to find proof for her father’s story.
During the voyage,Taliya investigates the thin line that separates imagination and reality,
sanity and madness.

Running time: 70’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              JMT Films Distribution
Contact Person:             MichaelTreves
                            20 Bialik St.
                            Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                            T. +972 52 363 33 98
                            jmtreves@012.net.il




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    Category: Creative Documentaries




    OVERBOOKED
    Stefano Strocchi




    Sergio Botto is a polite and professional Italian travel agent, while his colleagueYoussef El
    Idris is a rough, authoritarian Moroccan immigrant.
    They work together in their tiny office inTurin managing the weekly bus fromTorino-Italy
    to Morocco. What was originally just a smart business idea, travels and services for im-
    migrants, has slowly become much more than that!
    Overbooked takes us into the chaotic, funny and sometimes tragic moments of the agency:
    an odd pair of businessmen in the middle of a changing world. As the men tell their sto-
    ries, they provide a glance into their strange and respectful relationship:
    a real example of cultural integration.
    If Sergio andYoussef can bridge the culture gap, why can’t the rest of us?

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Stefilm International Srl
    Contact Person:             Elena Filippini
                                Via Berthollet 44
                                Torino 10125, Italy
                                T. +39 011 668 00 17
                                F. +39 011 668 00 03
                                elena@stefilm.it




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Category: Creative Documentaries




PARADISE
Jerzy Sladkowski




Hans and Kerstin have been married for 65 years. One day, against Kerstin’s will, Hans de-
cides that they should create a feature wall in their summer house.Their inability to agree
on the right color and pattern has hindered all earlier attempts at renovation.
Through their discussions, conversations and quarrels, we get an image of the couple’s
entire life and relationship. A bright, loving, provocative and entertaining portrait.
Who would have thought that an elderly couple and a wall might be so captivating!

Running time: 58’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Antonio Russo Merenda
Contact Person:            Hysteria Film AB
                           Völundsgatan 10
                           Stockholm 113 21, Sweden
                           T. +46 8 315 435
                           F. +46 8 315 435
                           hysteria@hysteriafilm.se




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                                         FINLAND
    Category: History & Politics
    Festival Participation


    PARADISE – THREE JOURNEYS
    IN THIS WORLD
    Elina Hirvonen


    A poetic documentary film on African immigration to Europe.
    The first journey takes us along the route of the tomato trucks to Almeria in Spain, where
    undocumented African immigrants grow vegetables for the European markets. Twenty-
    four-year-old Bakary Fofana sends a voice letter to his family in Mali.The second journey
    takes us to Morocco.We meet Adam, who escaped the war in Ivory Coast and was dumped
    in the Sahara desert in November 2005, along with 500 other immigrants. He walked
    more than 1000 kilometres from the desert to Rabat, the capital of Morocco.The third trip
    leads us through the desert, to Bakary Fofana’s village on the Mali-Mauritania border. In
    a few decades, rapid desertification will destroy the living conditions of the villagers.
    Bakary’s family gathers to listen to the voice letter from their son.

    Running time: 51’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              University of Art and Design Helsinki
    Contact Person:             Ilkka Mertsola
                                Hämeentie 135 C
                                00560, Helsinki, Finland
                                T. +358 50 3141543
                                F. +358 9 75360223
                                ilkka.mertsola@taik.fi




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Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


PARVAS
Gerassimos Rigas




In this story I am not going to tell everything. Besides, there is no story, really, just a se-
ries of ordinary events, of chance happenings in a family that resides in Chora, on the is-
land of Amorgos. I will keep to a certain line, a certain order of events, a certain way in
which one event succeeded another during the months that I was filming Dimitri Yian-
nakos, his wife Flora and their daughters. Dimitri and Flora have three daughters: Dina,
who lives in Amorgos with them and her own family; Rinio who lives on the island of
Naxos with her own family; and Maria who lives in Piraeus with her husband Dimitri who
often comes to Amorgos to help out. My own opinion will not intrude upon the story
line...

Running time: 78’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Rigas Films
Contact Person:             Gerasimos Rigas
                            12 Spefsippou Street
                            Athens 10675, Greece
                            T. +30 210 72 91 860
                            rigasfilms@gmail.com




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                                             ITALY
    Category: Nature & Wildlife




    PATHS ACROSS THE WORLD (SERIES):
    THE ADIVASI BHIL - TRIBAL PEOPLE IN
    THE NEW MILLENNIUM
    Alessandro Sermoneta
    Considered to be the very first natives of India, the Advasi tribes are thought to have been
    driven into jungles, deserts and mountains thousands of years ago by Caucasian invaders.
    The 250 tribes, with a total population of roughly 60 million, were perpetually discrimi-
    nated against by the Hindus, though Prime Minister Nehru began a policy of safeguard-
    ing their development. One tribe, the Bihli, formerly hunters and fishermen, must now
    farm relatively unfertile land granted to them by the government.

    Running time: 50’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              RaiTrade
    Contact Person:             Margherita Zocaro
                                Via Umberto Novaro, 18
                                Rome 00195, Italy
                                T. +39 063 749 83 41
                                F. +39 063 701 343
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Category: Creative Documentaries




THE PATHS OF OUR FATHERS
Asaf Shahar




This film takes us on the unusual journey of a father and his two sons, who decide to make
a pilgrimage from the north of Israel to Jerusalem’s WesternWall – all in the midst of the
Second Intifada.
Menachem Goldberg, a charismatic dreamer, and his two sons, aged eight and ten, begin
their trip just prior to the start of the Passover Holiday. Menachem’s desire – to journey
along the paths of their fathers – becomes an expression of the current realities of the
Middle East. Along the way, through Arab and Jewish settlements, Menachem is struck
by the juxtaposition of modern life with ancient beliefs. As Menachem attempts to come
to terms with the dissonance that exists in the occupied territories, he also comes to terms
with his own inner dissonance.
At the heart of this film, however, is the intimate view given of this family. Menachem’s
optimistic spirit, bonding with his sons, and his attempts to make peace wherever he goes,
penetrates straight to our hearts. Ultimately, we are left with a great sense of hope.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Go2Films
Contact Person:            Hedva Goldschmidt
                           37/8 Isar Nathanzon St.
                           Jerusalem 97787, Israel
                           T. +972 2 583 13 71
                           F. +972 2 583 54 50
                           go2films@bezeqint.net




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                                          GREECE
    Category: Science & Knowledge




    PATHS OF SCIENCE:
    KOSTAS SYNOLAKIS –
    “THE MAN OF THE WAVES”
    Kyriakos Bougiouris
    In the On the Paths of Science series, prominent Greek scientists from different fields speak
    with ProfessorYiorgos Grammatikakis, and discuss their lives and their scientific work.
    “Is Greece threatened by a tsunami?”Yiorgos Grammatikakis asks Kostas Synolakis, Pro-
    fessor of Natural Disasters and Environmental Hydraulics at the Polytechnic of Crete.
    Kostas Synolakis is one of the top international experts on tsunamis. He runs theTsunami
    Center at the University of Southern California. His research spans all the oceans, and the
    results are references for shore and beach management in all countries that have such a
    policy.
    There are many good scientists in our country, who are at the forefront of research.The aim
    of this series is to feature some of them and their scientific work.

    Running time: 50’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
    Contact Person:             Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                                432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                                15342, Athens Greece
                                T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                                F. +30 210 607 5715
                                ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                                www.ert.gr




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Category: History & Politics




PATRIS
Vassilis Mentogiannis & Yorgos Nikolaidis




On May 10 the underwater shooting of the documentary Patris was completed. Shooting
had begun on October 2006, and it took at least two years to finish. The documentary is
about the historical steamship“Patris”, which was sunk in 1868. A shipwreck (at a maxi-
mum depth of 55 meters) that was unique, perhaps in the Mediterranean, possibly in Eu-
rope as well. It was a luxury metal ship that had a steam engine as well as sails, and it
belonged to the first steamship company in Greece.
During the shooting of the documentary, two of the ship’s wheels were brought up from
a depth of 52 meters, weighing 14 to 16 tons, as well as other finds which will be housed
in a special wing of the Syros museum. Particularly interesting are the two royal cannons
that were brought up.

Running time: 63’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:            Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                           432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                           15342, Athens Greece
                           T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                           F. +30 210 607 5715
                           ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                           www.ert.gr




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                                              USA
    Category: Art, Music & Culture
    Festival Participation


    PATTI SMITH: DREAM OF LIFE
    Steven Sebring




    Dream of Life is a plunge into the philosophy and artistry of cult rocker Patti Smith. This
    portrait of the legendary singer, artist and poet explores themes of spirituality, history and
    self expression. Known as the godmother of punk, she emerged in the 1970s, galvaniz-
    ing the music scene with her unique style of poetic rage, music and trademark swagger.
    We follow this multitalented and private artist over 11 years of international travel, through
    her spoken words, performances, lyrics, interviews, paintings, and photographs. Dream of
    Life reveals a complicated, charismatic personality. Patti Smith, who narrates the film,
    wrestles with life’s many paradoxes. She defines the human experience as an over-
    whelming contradiction. She pulls the strings of her guitar and simply makes music.

    Running time: 109’
    Year of production: 2008

    Sales Contact:               Celluloid Dreams
    Contact Person:              Pascale Ramonda
                                 2, rueTurgot
                                 Paris, 75009, France
                                 T. +33 1 49 708564
                                 F. +33 1 49 700371
                                 pascale@celluloid-dreams.com
                                 www.celluloid-dreams.com




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                                    FINLAND
Category: Creative Documentaries
Festival Participation


PAVLOV’S DOGS
Arto Halonen




These days, even poverty can be bought. A Russian psychologist, Sergei Knyatzev, pro-
vides the experience of being a beggar to wealthy people who have tried everything and
are looking for something new. But this is only one of the games that this psychologist has
developed. He specializes in role-playing and mental manipulation, starting with animals
and small groups of people and climaxing with his mass control of 7,000 individuals.The
film speaks in an interesting manner of our time: when nothing is enough, people try to
acquire both basic and extreme experiences by buying them. And when you know about
psychology, you can lead people anywhere; just like Pavlov’s dogs...

Running time: 70’
Year of production: 2005

Sales Contact:             Art Films Production Ltd., Finland
                           Merimiehenkatu 10
                           Helsinki 00150, Finland
                           T. +358 9 4159 3640
                           F. +358 9 4159 3690
                           info@artfilms.inet.fi
                           www.artfilmsproduction.com




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                         CZECH REPUBLIC - ITALY
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    PEACE WITH SEALS
    Miloslav Novak




    This is a film fable that deals with the concept of “human nature” through two animal
    stories (Czech and Italian).The first story is about a seal named Gaston who, according to
    the Prague Zoo director, became “the most famous animal on earth” after he escaped to
    Germany along the river Elbe during a devastating flood. The second story took place 50
    years earlier and is about a seal named Ulysses, caught in Sardinia by a Milan photojour-
    nalist who tossed the animal into the famousTrevi fountain. The documentary deals with
    six animated chapters about the dominance of man around the world and asks how an-
    imals are being domesticated.

    Running time: 96’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Dvanact Opic Ltd
    Contact Person:             Miloslav Novak
                                Zemedelska 12
                                Prague-6 160 00, Czech Republic
                                T. +420 776 121 212
                                F. +420 233 323 112
                                produkce@12opic.cz

    Sales Contact:              Taskovski Films Ltd
    Contact Person:             Jarmila Outratova
                                4BWenworth street
                                London, E1 7TF, UK
                                T. +420 776 066165
                                jarmila@taskovskifilms.com
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Category: Creative Documentaries




PEOPLE’S WILL
George Tsegos




In a world so superficial and materialistic, full of plastic beauty and perfection in which we
indulge ourselves, there are certain people who have been deprived of some physical fea-
tures that we take for granted, who set their own shining examples of will, truth, courage,
creativity and the real joy of life with their achievements. The only thing we can do is to
ponder for a minute, look inwards and become better people through their inspiration for
life. One such example of will is Mr.Triantafyllos Iliadis.

Running time: 44’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              GeorgeTsegos
                            Thisseos 302
                            Kalithea 176 75, Athens, Greece
                            T. +30 210 942 97 06
                            gtsegos@gmail.com




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    Category: Discoveries, Nature, Wildlife




    PHOTOSPHERE: MEGALOPOLIS
    Dimitra Zirou




    The post-lignite period in Megalopolis has begun, since the lignite layers will be exhausted
    in 5-6 years. The town’s society has lived according to the pace of Greece’s Public Power
    Corporation, ignoring the important historical cultural treasures that have amassed over
    the centuries. Cultural riches and a wonderful environment with marvellous ecosystems
    continue to exist a few kilometres outside Megalopolis, even if they are unappreciated.
    Where does the town’s society turn its attention today? What criticism and self-criticism
    does it make? The next day for Megalopolis is what this episode of Photosphere is about,
    presenting the town which in antiquity was the home of the Arcadians.

    Running time: 30’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
    Contact Person:             Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                                432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                                15342, Athens Greece
                                T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                                F. +30 210 607 5715
                                ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                                www.ert.gr




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Category: Current Affairs




PILLS NEVER ENOUGH
Laurent Lunetta




In France, managers take drugs to work more than 24 hours in a row. In the United States,
Ritaline that’s supposed to treat hyperactivity is used to get good grades. In the whole
world,Viagra normally taken for Erectile Dysfunction (ED) is used to boost a healthy sex-
uality. Staying young and competitive, enhancing intellectual capacities, going without
sleep or playing the sex machine, these new drugs have contributed to doping on a daily
basis. Medicines aren’t remedies any more; they have become little magic potions that
magnify our capacities – chemical crutches. Laurent Lunetta’s report explores, from France
to the United States, these new uses for drugs and observes their consequences.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Doc & Co
Contact Person:            Cristina Moya
                           13 Rue Portefoin
                           Paris 75020, France
                           T. +33 1 4277 5687
                           F. +33 1 4277 5636
                           doc@doc-co.com




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                                          FRANCE
    Category: Lifestyles




    PINK AS A BISCUIT
    Jules-César Muracciole




    Pink as a Biscuit is the gourmet encounter of two stories: the very ancient story of the pink
    cookie from the eastern French town of Reims and the very contemporary one of an un-
    employed white collar worker who revived the emblematic but declining manufacturer of
    the pink cookie, Fossier, in 1994, keeping its employees.
    The film narrates the birth in Reims, centuries ago, of the biscuit or“twice cooked”(bis-
    cuit) and its gourmet offspring, the exquisite pink cookie brought back in fashion by a
    handful of dedicated amateurs. They will taste it and celebrate its virtues in front of the
    cameras.
    The film unfolds like an historic, economic and family saga, featuring all the players, from
    the atypical boss (no delocalization, neither lay offs nor exports, with success) to the
    women workers who are very attached to their factory, without forgetting the gourmet
    consumer who will learn everything about the small pink and white cookie, including an
    as yet unpublicized way to eat it.

    Running time: 51’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              10 Francs
    Contact Person:             Guy Knafo
                                28, rue de l’Equerre
                                Paris 75019, France
                                T. +33 1 48 74 43 77
                                F. +33 1 48 74 82 65
                                10francs@10francs.fr




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Category: History & Politics




PLACES OF ExILE AND HISTORIC
MEMORY: AI STRATIS
Leonidas Vardaros


Ai Stratis became synonymous with exile for Greek society. An island “cast on the sea”,
dozens of miles away from the nearest habitations, was an ideal spot for isolating prison-
ers. The use of the island as a place of exile probably began in 1926. Thieves and other
scapegoats, as well as leftists, were sent there. Hundreds of union activists, workers and
intellectuals also ended up there.
The dictatorship of Metaxas sent many communists there and in April of 1941 the guards
handed the prisoners over to the Germans. That winter, 39 people starved to death be-
cause they refused to sign a repudiation of their beliefs. In 1950 the third period of the is-
land began, which ended in 1962.The leftists sent there now numbered in the thousands.
The era during which Ai Stratis operated was one of the most difficult for Greece.The story
of the exiles, the way they survived, resisted, struggled, defended their ideals and beliefs
is an important part of contemporary Greek history.
Knowledge of this and the memory of it is an historical duty. Places of exile have more or
less been repressed in the national subconscious. Showing their reality sheds light on
many aspects of the political and social life of the 20th century.

Running time: 54’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:             Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                            432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                            15342, Athens Greece
                            T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                            F. +30 210 607 5715
                            ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                            www.ert.gr


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                                          GREECE
    Category: Art, Music & Culture
    Festival Participation


    A POET’S ESTATE
    Athanasia Drakopoulou




    What sort of profession is poetry? By describing the life of the poet Nikiforos Vrettakos,
    the film attempts to find out how incidents in life become poetry. It detects the residue
    of the burden of a difficult everyday existence in the personality of a poet, but mainly
    searches for traces of history in his lifetime, which includes almost all of the brutal twen-
    tieth century.

    Running time: 87’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Greek Film Center
    Contact Person:             Evi Lazari
                                Panepistimiou 10
                                10671, Athens Greece
                                T. +30 210 3687503
                                F. +30 210 3614336
                                info@gfc.gr
                                www.gfc.gr

    Sales Contact:             Cinegram SA
    Contact Person:            Vasso Patrouba
                               43 Gounari Str., Agia Paraskevi
                               Athens 15343, Greece
                               T. +30 210 60 78 700
                               F. +30 210 63 91 318
                               cinegram@cinegram.gr




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Category: Arts, Music, & Culture




PORTRAITS AND JOURNEYS OF GREEK
ARCHITECTS – ANASTASIA TZAKOU
Makis Faros


AnastasiaTzakou was the only woman architect in the 60s who contributed to the creation
of an aesthetic of public buildings and also had a great academic career. She was also in-
volved in a very personal way in design and furniture.
Through the portrait of Anastasia Tzakou, an era comes alive in front of our eyes, in all its
contradictions. Her everyday reality, her relationships with people…
Modernism and woman, the flow of ideas abroad, difficulties in Greek reality, how does
one begin one’s career? What are the stages of his enrichment? Theory and application
and opportunities for action are subjects that naturally spring forth.
Thoughts and positions through silences, through lines. How far can theory and critique
follow them?

Running time: 30’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:             Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                            432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                            15342, Athens Greece
                            T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                            F. +30 210 607 5715
                            ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                            www.ert.gr




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                                        ROMANIA
    Category: Art, Music & Culture
    Festival Participation


    THE POTTER FROM BINIş
    Cosmin Ţiglar




    Ionica Stepan is 80 years old and comes from a family of potters. He’s part of the seventh
    generation of craftsmen in Biniş, a Romanian village in the region of Banat. Everyone here
    used to make pots for a living; now he’s the last one. There was a time when you could-
    n’t get married unless you could make pots; nobody would have you. Ionica’s grandfather
    traveled the roads of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, trading pots for grain or money. For a
    cart full of pots he could buy a pair of oxen. After the wars and the communist regime, Ion-
    ica Stepan traveled all over the European Union, giving live demonstrations of pot-mak-
    ing for museums and showing people how pots are made in Biniş, without modern kilns
    or artificial dyes.

    Running time: 27’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              Mediana Communication
    Contact Person:             Dan Ratiu
                                Str. Pavel Chinezu, nr. 5
                                30048,Timisoara, Romania
                                T. +40 256 221 484
                                media@mediana.ro
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Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


THE PRICE OF SUGAR
Bill Haney




In the Dominican Republic, that shares the tropical island of Hispaniola with Haiti, tourists
flock to pristine beaches unaware that a few miles away thousands of dispossessed
Haitians have toiled under armed-guard on plantations harvesting sugarcane, much of
which ends up in US kitchens.They work gruelling hours and frequently lack decent hous-
ing, clean water, electricity, education or healthcare. The Price of Sugar follows Father
Christopher Hartley, a charismatic Spanish priest, as he organizes some of this hemi-
sphere’s poorest people to fight for their basic human rights.This film raises key questions
about where the products we consume originate and at what human cost they are pro-
duced.

Running time: 90’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Louise Rosen, LTD
Contact Person:             Louise Rosen
                            16, High Street
                            Brunswick, ME 04011, USA
                            T. + 1 207 725 82 15
                            F. + 1 207 725 80 57
                            LRosenLtd@aol.com




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                                         CANADA
    Category: History & Politics




    A PROMISE TO THE DEAD: THE ExILE
    JOURNEY OF ARIEL DORFMAN
    Peter Raymont


    An exploration of exile, memory, longing and democracy as seen through the experiences
    of the world-renowned writer, Ariel Dorfman – author of numerous works of fiction, plays
    and essays in Spanish and English. Dorfman’s books (including Death and the Maiden, In
    Case of Fire in a Foreign Land, How to Read Donald Duck and Other Septembers) have been
    translated into over 40 languages and his plays performed in more than 100 countries.
    Born in Argentina, but raised in New York until his family was exiled to Chile during the
    Red Scare, Dorfman became Cultural Advisor to the Chief of Staff of Chile’s socialist pres-
    ident Salvador Allende.When the democratically elected government was toppled in the
    military coup of September 11, 1973, Dorfman was among a handful of Allende’s inner
    circle to survive.Years later, he was told that his life was spared because“someone had to
    live to tell the story.”
    A Promise to the Dead was filmed in the USA, Argentina and Chile in late 2006, coincid-
    ing with the death of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.The film is based, in part,
    on Dorfman’s best-selling memoir Heading South, Looking North.
    Dorfman currently teaches at Duke University and lives with his family in Durham, North
    Carolina.

    Running time: 90’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
    Contact Person:             Jan Röfekamp
                                252 Gouin Boulevard East
                                Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                                T. +1 514 844 3358
                                F. +1 514 844 7298
                                janrofekamp@filmstransit.com


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Category: Travel & Religion




PROTAGONISTS – MOUNT ATHOS
Stavros Theodorakis




Have you ever wondered about life on Mount Athos? What happens during the night in
the“Garden of theVirgin Mary”? StavrosTheodorakis and cameramenYannis Missouridis
and Fanis Karagiorgos traveled to Mount Athos and captured astonishing images and tes-
timonies about life there. Mysteries and treasures, rebels barricaded in Esphigmenou
Monastery, confessions of monks. Given that filming on Mount Athos was banned in 1991,
the material presented constitutes a rare and valuable record.

Running time: 64’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:            Teletypos SA – Mega Channel
Contact Person:           FotisValantasis
                          Roussou 4 & Messoghion Ave.
                          Athens 11526, Greece
                          T. +30 210 690 33 33
                          F. +30 210 699 68 11
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                                              USA
    Category: Art, Music & Culture
    Festival Participation


    PUNK’S NOT DEAD
    Susan Dynner




    Thirty years after bands like the Ramones and the Sex Pistols infamously shocked the sys-
    tem with their hard, fast, status-quo-killing rock, the longest-running punk band in his-
    tory is drawing bigger crowds than ever,“pop-punk”bands have found success on MTV,
    and kids too young to drive are forming bands that carry the torch for punk’s raw, imme-
    diate sound. Meanwhile,“punk”has become a marketing concept to sell everything from
    cars to vodka, and dyed hair and piercings mark a rite of passage for thousands of kids. Can
    the true, nonconformist punk spirit still exist in today’s corporatized culture? Featuring in-
    terviews, performances, and behind-the-scenes journeys with the bands, labels, fans,
    and press who keep punk alive, Punk’s Not Dead dares to juxtapose pop-punk’s music and
    lifestyle against its roots in the 70s and 80s, resulting in unexpected revelations.

    Running time: 97’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Vision Music
    Contact Person:             Andre Relis and Lise Romanoff
                                14945Ventura Blvd. Suite 306
                                Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, USA
                                T. +1 818 784 1702
                                F. +1 818 788 3715
                                lise@visionfilms.net / andre@visionfilms.net
                                www.visionmusicinc.net




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Category: History & Politics & Culture
Festival Participation


PURITY BEATS EVERYTHING
Jon Bang Carlsen




“A little lie may not be believed at all, but a big lie, if repeated with sufficient vigor and fre-
quency, will eventually take deep root in the minds of the uninformed masses.” Josef
Goebbels’ prophetic words resonate deep into our time. The film is about growing up in
a thatched silence in an idyllic country neighboring Germany. An uneasy silence that re-
veals itself as the absence of truth about the Scandinavian culture’s involvement with the
incomprehensible evil that stems from trying to“purify”other cultures. By following the
tale of two Auschwitz survivors, we are lead into a devastating past that leads straight
into our future.

Running time: 51’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:                C & C Productions
Contact Person:               Jon Bang Carlsen
                              Blomstervænget 52
                              2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
                              T. + 45 20 150567
                              jon.bang.carlsen@mail.dk




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    Category: History & Politics




    THE PUTIN SYSTEM
    Jean Michelle Carre




    Russia’s re-emergence on the world stage in recent months is reminiscent of the glory
    days of the Soviet Union. But, with democratic opposition in the country being system-
    atically crushed, doesValdimir Putin’s ultra-authoritarian leadership have more in common
    with his communist predecessors than previously thought?
    Today, Putin is the supreme arbitrator in the Kremlin. He has coldly and methodically con-
    structed a system in Russia where the FSB and his cabal in the Kremlin have taken control
    and where the secret service now exerts more power than its predecessor the KGB. He has
    stabilized the economy, developed military power and made oil and gas his weapons, his
    empire and his challenge to the world.
    This investigative documentary covers 30 years in the history of Russia through the per-
    sonal journey of Vladimir Putin: a man who has single-mindedly played by, and broken,
    all the rules of the game to reach the throne of power.

    Running time: 98’& 2 x 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Mercury Media International Ltd
    Contact Person:             Patricia Hickey
                                6 Baseline Studios,Whitchurch Road
                                LondonW11 4AT, UK
                                T. +44 207 221 72 21
                                F. +44 207 221 72 28
                                patricia@mercurymedia.org




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                                      JAPAN
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


PUUJEE
Kazuya Yamada




Mongolia, in the fall of 1999.The Japanese explorerYoshiharu Sekino is crossing Mongo-
lia on his bicycle. There he meets six-year-old Puujee, an independent spirit, on horse-
back. He tries to photograph her, but she tells him no.“If you’re here to take photos, stay
away!”This was how their friendship began. Our lives are transformed by our encounters
with others. Puujee documents the encounters between Puujee, her family and the ex-
plorerYoshiharu Sekino over 5 years, as Mongolia’s nomads face the socio-economic and
environmental changes sweeping Mongolia in its transition to a market economy. In the
process, Puujee’s dreams and hopes extend far beyond the plains of Mongolia.

Running time: 110’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Tuttle-Mori Agency, Inc.
Contact Person:             Alex Korenori
                            2-15 Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku
                            Tokyo, 101-0051, Japan
                            T. +81 3 3230 7072
                            F. +81 3 3230 4160
                            alex@tuttlemori.com
                            www.tuttlemori.com/index_e.html




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Category: Human Interest, Social Issues
Festival Participation


QADIR – AN AFGHAN ULYSSES
Anneta Papathanassiou




Returning home.This is the journey of Qadir, an Afghan refugee who came to Greece after
the Taliban invaded his town. He returns home 9 years later, searching for his family, but
his emotions are mixed: besides joy, there is anxiety and even fear. The country is de-
stroyed and is trying to reconstruct itself. The Taliban are still there threatening with sui-
cide bombers.The poverty, the insecurity and the Government’s failure to offer its people
even the basics, worry Qadir. What will his decision be when he finds his family? Will he
stay in Afghanistan or return to Greece? He is torn between two worlds, the East and the
West. Qadir is a Ulysses of our time.

Running time: 79’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Greek Film Center
Contact Person:             Evi Lazari
                            Panepistimiou 10
                            10671, Athens Greece
                            T. +30 210 3687503 F. +30 210 3614336
                            info@gfc.gr
                            www.gfc.gr

Sales Contact:              Cinegram SA
Contact Person:             Fotini Economopoulou
                            43 Gounari Str., Agia Paraskevi
                            Athens 15343, Greece
                            T. +30 210 60 78 700
                            F. +30 210 63 91 318
                            cinegram@cinegram.gr


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    JORDAN - GERMANY - THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Current Affairs




RECYCLE
Mahmoud al Massad




What makes a terrorist? In Zarqa, Jordan’s second largest city with close to 1,000,000 in-
habitants, it is a much-debated question. Zarqa was the birthplace of Abu Musab al Zar-
qawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia before being killed by American forces in
2006. Many in town knew al Zarqawi, and Zarqa continues to be a source of new recruits
to jihad.With inspired cinematography and remarkable access, Jordanian-Palestinian film-
maker Mahmoud al Assad charts the daily life of an Islamic man in one of Zarqa’s poorest
neighborhoods, revealing the rhythms of Jordanian life against the backdrop of the‘war
on terrorism’that reaches into the living rooms of many Muslim families.

Running time: 80’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             Wide Management
Contact Person:            Loïc Magneron
                           40 rue Sainte-Anne, 3ème étage, code 2863
                           Paris 75002, France
                           T. +33 1 5395 0464
                           F. +33 1 5395 0465
                           wide@widemanagement.com




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                                        GERMANY
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    THE RED ELVIS
    Leopold Grün




    Rockstar, Cowboy, Socialist: During the ColdWar, American singer and actor Dean Reed is
    a superstar in the Soviet Union and worshipped throughout the Eastern Bloc and South
    America. He acts in 18 movies, records 13 albums, utilizing his artistic talents for political
    ideals. Being a pacifist until the Pinochet Coup in Chile 1973, Reed joins Arafat shortly
    after – dancing with a Kalashnikov rifle. Reed never stops getting involved until he is
    found dead in an East Berlin lake in 1986. He collapsed between ideals and naivety.
    Reed’s life reflects the always contemporary discourse between social activism and indi-
    vidual gain.

    Running time: 90’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              ARRI MediaWorldsales
    Contact Person:             Antonio Exacoustos & Sylvia Edelmann
                                Türkenstr. 89
                                Munich 80799, Germany
                                T. +49 893 809 12 88
                                F. +49 893 809 16 19
                                aexacoustos@arri.de sedelmann@arri.de




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REDEMPTION SONG
Markus Hansen & Jean-Marie Boulet




In March 1967, Billy Bang was conscripted to fight inVietnam, an experience that left him
emotionally desolate and profoundly confused about his American identity. Upon his re-
turn, he tried to forget his nightmares through alcohol, drugs and music. Forty years later,
he decides that the only way he will be able to repair his emotions and find some closure
to his trauma, is to return to Vietnam, this time with his violin. This film is about the de-
sire to overcome and transcend the trauma of war through music and art.

Running time: 90’& 52’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Wide Management
Contact Person:             Loïc Magneron
                            40 rue Sainte-Anne, 3ème étage, code 2863
                            Paris 75002, France
                            T. +33 1 5395 0464
                            F. +33 1 5395 0465
                            wide@widemanagement.com




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                                              USA
    Category: Current Affairs




    RESERVED TO FIGHT
    Chantelle Squires




    Every war brings home shell shocked veterans. Coming home from Iraq is definitely not
    an easy task.The young soldiers find themselves neglected by the Military and isolated in
    a society that cannot recognize their distress.
    In May 2003, Fox Company of Marine Reserve Unit 2/23, returned home from front-line
    combat in Iraq. For four years, we follow four Marines of Fox Company through their post-
    war minefield of social and psychological reintegration. Living among loved ones who
    don’t yet understand them and how they have changed, contending with a media fo-
    cused on the politics rather than the human experience of war, and suffering from a psy-
    chological disorder that is difficult to acknowledge, these young veterans grapple to find
    purpose and healing. For each marine, their new status as a young veteran leaves them
    often without goals, camaraderie, or an immediate channel for the adrenaline that their
    combat-ready bodies still produce, even many months later.

    Running time: 57’& 77’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              TV2World A/S
    Contact Person:             Anne Köhncke
                                Teglholm Allé 16
                                Copenhagen SV 2450, Denmark
                                T. +45 652 122 23
                                F. +45 39 757 500
                                annk@tv2.dk




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               SWITZERLAND - LUxEMBOURG
Category: Art, Music & Culture




RETURN TO GOREE
Pierre-Yves Borgeaud




This musical road-movie tells of African singerYoussou N’Dour’s epic journey following the
trail left by the black slaves and the jazz music they invented.Youssou N’Dour’s challenge
is to bring back to Africa a jazz repertoire and to sing those tunes in Gorée, the island that
today symbolizes the slave trade and stands to commemorate its victims. Guided in
through his journey by pianist Moncef Genoud, N’Dour travels across the United States
and Europe. Accompanied by some of the world’s most exceptional musicians, they meet
people and well known figures, and create, through concerts, encounters and debates,
music which transcends cultural division.

Running time: 112’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Wide Management
Contact Person:             Loïc Magneron
                            40 rue Sainte-Anne, 3ème étage, code 2863
                            Paris 75002, France
                            T. +33 1 5395 0464
                            F. +33 1 5395 0465
                            wide@widemanagement.com




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                      UK - CAMBODIA - GERMANY
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    THE RETURN
    Jo Parkes & Sven O. Hill




    Sathia has always lived through dance. As a child, she survives the brutal Khmer Rouge
    regime by dancing for the soldiers and therefore receiving extra food. As Cambodians
    begin to rebuild their society, Sathia is accepted into the School of Fine Arts. After years of
    training, she becomes a well-known dancer, celebrated for her beauty and her lively, joy-
    ful dancing. In 1997, Sathia is involved in a road accident. As she recovers in hospital, it be-
    comes clear that she will never dance again. She is disabled from the waist down. She
    gives up all thoughts of dance and retreats to her small room, rarely going out. Six years
    later, she meets Katie MacCabe, a British dancer, who, due to the influence of her disabled
    father, is passionate about dance combining disabled and non-disabled dancers. She
    wants Sathia to dance with her. Sathia simply replies,“I cannot.” It takes a year of gentle
    coaxing for her to build the confidence to agree to try dancing again. Shot in Phnom Penh,
    with a soundtrack by Cambodian master musicians, the film follows Sathia as she begins
    to dance again, struggling to relearn her body, to re-connect with her dance training and
    to overcome her shame at her disabled body in a culture in which disabled people are
    often excluded from society. It is the story of an extraordinary friendship, following the pair
    in rehearsal and daily life, intercut with short dance pieces shot on location in Phnom
    Penh which provide a meditative, poetic reflection upon the stories of the characters.

    Running time: 78’
    Year of production: 2008

    Sales Contact:               hillfilm
    Contact Person:              Sven O. Hill
                                 Dieffenbachstrasse 75
                                 Berlin 10967, Germany
                                 T. +49 163 500 37 86
                                 shill@gmx.de


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               GERMANY - RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Category: Creative Documentaries




REVUE
Sergei Loznitsa




Revue is based on archival propaganda newsreels produced in the USSR in the 50s and 60s.
Director Sergei Loznitsa shows the almost forgotten side of the Soviet era and the way of
thinking of that period. He explores the life of people all across the vast expanse of the So-
viet Motherland, full of hardship, deprivation and absurd rituals, but at the same time il-
luminated by the glorious shining of the communist illusion. All this is wrapped in the
author’s approach to the material, also evident in the editing, sound and the accompany-
ing comments.

Running time: 82’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Deckert Distribution
Contact Person:             Heino Deckert
                            Marienplatz 1
                            Leipzig 04103, Germany
                            T. +49 341 215 66 38
                            F. +49 341 215 66 39
                            info@deckert-distribution.com




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                                           BRAZIL
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    RHAPSODY OF THE ABSURD
    Cláudia Nunes




    A poetic documentary that shows archival scenes of two outstanding episodes of the
    struggle for land in the countryside and in the city which occurred in Brazil:
    Santa Luzia Farm and Parque Oeste Industrial, whose dimensions transform them into
    universal examples of the existing conflict between private property and poor people all
    over the world.

    Running time: 15’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              Cláudia Nunes
                                Rua 3, 906, ap 701, ed. Johen carneiro, Setor Oeste
                                Goiânia-Goiás 74115-050, Brazil
                                T. +55 62 3 215 27 46
                                claudia.nunes@yahoo.com.br




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                                      GREECE
Category: Creative Documentaries




THE ROAD TO CHINA
Nicolas Koutsikas & Stephan Poulle




Like some giant who has just woken up after a long slumber, China apparently makes no
claim to have cut with its Maoist past, yet it is a country where a former civil servant may
become a multi-millionaire building luxury real estate projects or a luxury hotel which is
an exact copy of a French château. Following unprecedented economic growth, the Chi-
nese are not only attracted to new technologies but they are also interested in the refine-
ments ofWestern culture and traditions.The new wealthy classes in China also find French
wines and brandies very appealing thus providing a new lucrative market for enterpris-
ing people such as Jacques François Ryst, who produces Armagnac brandy and has been
selling his products in China for many years now.
Jacques François takes us along with him to meet his contacts on one of his business trips
and helps us discover this intriguing mix of the old and the new China.

Running time: 47’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:             BleuWingTV Productions
Contact Person:            Nicolas Koutsikas
                           2 Ikonou St., Nea Smyrni
                           Athens 171 21, Greece
                           T. +30 210 934 84 13
                           F. +33 958 856 250
                           nkoutsikas@bluewingtv.com




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                                         AUSTRIA
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    ROAD TO MECCA – THE JOURNEY
    OF MUHAMED ASAD
    Georg Misch


    In the early 1920s, the Austrian Jew Leopold Weiss made a journey to the Middle East.The
    desert fascinated him and Islam became his new spiritual home. He left his Jewish roots
    behind, converted to Islam and started calling himself Muhammad Asad. Becoming one
    of the most important Muslims of the 20th century, he first started to work as an advisor
    at the court of the king of Saudi Arabia, later translated the Koran, became a co- founder
    of the nation of Pakistan and finally a UN ambassador.The director follows his fading foot-
    steps, leading out of the Arabian Desert to Ground Zero. He finds a man who was not look-
    ing for adventure, but rather wanted to act as a mediator between the Orient and the
    Occident. A Road to Mecca dares to deal with a burning debate that is currently becoming
    more and more important.

    Running time: 58’
    Year of production: 2008

    Sales Contact:              Autlook Filmsales
    Contact Person:             Susanne Guggenberger
                                Zieglergasse 75/1
                                Vienna 1070, Austria
                                T. +43 720 553 570
                                F. +43 720 553 572
                                susanne@autlookfilms.com




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                                        ISRAEL
Category: Art, Music & Culture




ROSH GERANIUM: A PORTRAIT FILM
ABOUT ARTIST RAFFIE LAVIE
Amit Goren


Raffi Lavie, the Israeli painter, art and classical music critic, is arguably the most influen-
tial cultural figure of his generation, an embodiment of the image of the “Sabra.” The film
follows Raffi Lavie, who had to give up the lease on his mythical apartment in Tel Aviv,
where he lived for 33 years with his wife Ilana and their children, when he is forced to re-
organize his life in order to relocate and begin yet another new phase in his life. Amit
Goren’s film makes Lavie’s personality and art accessible, while remaining both enter-
taining and thought provoking.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              JMT Films Distribution
Contact Person:             MichaelTreves
                            20 Bialik St.
                            Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                            T. +972 52 363 33 98
                            jmtreves@012.net.il




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                                         USA
Category: Art, Music & Culture
Festival Participation


SALLY GROSS –
THE PLEASURE OF STILLNESS
Albert Maysles & Kristen Nutile


This is a documentary about the critically acclaimed NewYork-based modern dancer and
choreographer, Sally Gross. Called “the most poetic of minimalist modern-dance chore-
ographers” by New York Times dance critic Jennifer Dunning, Sally has been dancing for
more than fifty years. Now in her seventies, Sally continues to perform every year. Sally
Gross-The Pleasure of Stillness is an intimate film about the life and times of this remark-
able and charismatic true NewYork artist who continues to create experimental work with
an unwavering and gentle determination.

Running time: 57’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Tanja Meding
                            425 Main Street #9P
                            NewYork, NY 10044, USA
                            T. +1 917 647 1184
                            tanja.meding@t-online.de
                            www.mayslesfilms.com




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                                         SWEDEN
    Category: Arts, Music, & Culture




    SAMI DAUGHTER YOIK
    Liselotte Wajstedt




    Sámi Daughter Yoik is a beautifully fractured documentary that delves deep into the inse-
    curity, humour, and vulnerability of a young urban Sámi woman trying to understand
    herself. Armed with a few Sámi phrases learned in a summer course, Liselotte sets off on
    a road trip, determined to find a connection to her culture. Part video-diary, part experi-
    mental animation, this film explores the excitement of the filmmaker’s self discovery, and
    her frustration at trying to fit into a culture that she doesn’t fully understand. The painful
    and often hilarious trials of Liselotte Wajstedt reveal that defining our identity is truly an
    international struggle

    Running time: 58’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              LittleBig Productions
    Contact Person:             Anna G. Magnúsdóttir
                                Timmermansgränd 3
                                Stockholm 118 65, Sweden
                                T. +46 8 720 26 05
                                anna.g@littlebig.se




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




SATELLITE QUEENS
Bregtje van der Haak




Focusing on the popular women’s talk show“Kalam Nawaem”(“SweetTalk” or “Women’s
Talk”), this lively documentary explores how Arab satellite TV influences lifestyles and
public opinion in the Middle East. Hosted by four charming women from four different
Arab countries, this hugely successful prime timeTV show brings the world seen from the
vantage point of women to millions of Arab viewers worldwide.
Discussing hot issues like homosexuality, terrorism, and masturbation, Lebanese Rania,
Egyptian Fawzia, Palestinian Farah, and Saudi Muna are the controversial stars of a record-
breaking television format, bringing in millions of dollars in advertising revenue for its
Saudi owners.
Who are these charming women breaking new ground? How do they use the power of
media to change their world? And what happens when their conversations are heard in
Arab living rooms? Satellite Queens is an intimate look at the making of Arab public opin-
ion.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             FilmsTransit International Inc.
Contact Person:            Jan Röfekamp
                           252 Gouin Boulevard East
                           Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                           T. +1 514 844 3358
                           F. +1 514 844 7298
                           janrofekamp@filmstransit.com




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                                             CANADA
    Category: Nature & Wildlife
    Festival Participation


    SAVING LUNA
    Suzanne Chisholm & Michael Parfit




    There is a wall, built of fear and respect, which normally stands between humans and
    wild beings. We humans tell fables about breaking that wall and meeting strange and
    marvelous creatures on the other side. But when it actually happens, we don’t know what
    to do. Luna, a lone baby killer whale, breaks that wall when he gets lost, far from his fam-
    ily, in a remote, spectacularVancouver Island fjord called Nootka Sound.When he tries to
    befriend people, he causes laughter, tears, amazement and love.To First Nations, he’s the
    spirit of a chief; to boaters, he’s a goofy kid; to activists, he’s a cause; to scientists, he’s a puz-
    zle; to officials, he’s a danger. As conflict stains the sea, we humans confront our fears and
    fascinations with the unknown.When we try to save Luna from our own deadly confusion,
    he forces us to face new ideas about the very nature of life itself and the values we think
    are ours alone.

    Running time: 94’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:                 Mountainside Films
    Contact Person:                Suzanne Chisholm
                                   P.O. Box 2781
                                   Sidney, BCV8L 5Y9, Canada
                                   T. +1 250-217-7573
                                   SJChisholm@aol.com
                                   www.MountainsideFilms.com
                                   www.SavingLuna.com




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                                         ITALY
Category: History & Politics




SAY SOMETHING LEFT WING
Wolfgang Achtner




Actor/director Nanni Moretti tells the story of his relationship with politics, as a filmmaker
and as a political activist. It includes scenes from his films that have acquired cult status
and that have made Moretti a cult figure for several generations of Italians. Also included
is a spectacular video of Moretti in action as the leader of Italy’s anti-Berlusconi opposi-
tion movement and on the set of his latest film, Il Caimano.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              GA&A Productions
Contact Person:             Alessandra Massari
                            Piazza Martiri di Belfiore 2
                            Rome 00195, Italy
                            T. +39 063 613 480
                            F. +39 063 614 042
                            alessandram@gaea.it




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                                         BELGIUM
    Category: History & Politics




    THE SCOTTISH KEY: AN
    INVESTIGATION INTO FREEMASONRY
    François de Smet


    Even among its own members, few know the actual origins of Freemasonry. Are they a
    network of self-interested businessmen, descendents of the Knights Templar or just an
    exclusive social club? For the first time, based on recent findings and expert analysis, we
    are able to ask the question:Who are the Freemasons?
    Isolated and protected from the outside world, freemasons meet in age-old lodges. Over
    the centuries, they have developed a peculiar brotherhood based around arcane rites and
    rituals. But where did they come from and why are their origins shrouded in secrecy? And
    what is the significance of their secular rites such as the mason’s word and the art of mem-
    ory?
    A mysterious topic, subject to allegations and fantasies, this discrete association has been
    a source of curiosity, fascination and suspicion for over 300 years. Our investigation follows
    a trail of unsolved mysteries from the 18th century, using previously unseen documents
    and astonishing testimonies to discover the truth about Freemasons and reveal the Scot-
    tish Key.

    Running time: 53’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Mercury Media International Ltd
    Contact Person:             Patricia Hickey
                                6 Baseline Studios,Whitchurch Road
                                LondonW11 4AT, UK
                                T. +44 207 221 72 21
                                F. +44 207 221 72 28
                                patricia@mercurymedia.org




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                                    SLOVAKIA
Category: Creative Documentaries




THE SECRET OF ONE SWIMMING POOL
Andrea Kalinova




The idea to build the open air pool in an old stone pit was born in 1942. Bratislava has al-
ways lacked functional swimming pools.This pool under the castle hill should have been
a very important project. But everything remained at the planning stages only. For the
next 50 years, the swimming pool stagnated, going to waste.
Why was the pool never built? Why was the plan never carried out? Is there a mystery
here?
We are trying to get to the bottom of this decaying project in Bratislava through a mock
documentary. On the basis of historical facts, we made up the whole story.
Four characters explain the history of this swimming pool to us.They give us various the-
ories as to why the pool can’t work and what is hiding under its grounds.
Engineer/Architect Adrej Petrek describes the area and history of the pool. Peter Koskar, ge-
ologist, explains his own theory about the pool. Viliam Klimacec, writer and playwright,
author of the book Najda Has a Time, in which this swimming pool plays an important
role, mystifies us with his theory.
Gustav Laucky, local resident, claims that he has been swimming in this pool. Which is
strange, because according to old newspapers, this was never possible.

Running time: 25’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Barbora Kalinova
                            Gajova 17
                            Bratislava 81109, Slovakia
                            T. +42 190 386 09 23
                            andrea.kalinova@gmail.com




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                   GREECE - GERMANY - CANADA
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    SECRET OF THE SNAKE GODDESS
    Christian Bauer & Nikos Dayandas




    This is the story of the discovery of Knossos and the Minoans by Sir Arthur Evans – a story
    as mysterious as the Minoan world itself.
    Following Canadian archaeologist Alexander MacGillivray, the film travels to Crete, New
    York, Boston and Toronto, to discover the secrets behind famous Minoan masterpieces.
    The secrets they hide will change our view of the Minoan world.
    Through dramatic reconstructions shot in the archaeological site of Knossos, archival
    footage and high quality computer animation, The Secret of the Snake Goddess brings to
    life the Golden Age of great discoveries and reminds us why History is important for us
    today.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Anemon
    Contact Person:             Rea Apostolides
                                5 Stisihoru Street
                                 Athens 106 74, Greece
                                T. +30 210 721 10 73
                                F. +30 210 721 10 73
                                rea@anemon.gr




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                                      GREECE
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues




SECRETS AND LIES
Stavros Stagos




Bhopal 1984: the biggest industrial disaster in history. 25.000 people dead, 120.000
chronically ill, 22 years of legal battles in India and the USA. The film explores the policy
of multinational companies in Third World countries and the connection of the chemical
industry with the industrial-military establishment in the USA.
The film aims to inform viewers about this important incident, to make them conscious
of the“chemical terror”that surrounds us, but also to help them see that the accident in
Bhopal, like other significant events, is a link in the chain that makes up human history,
the active components of which are none other than ourselves.

Running time: 78’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:             Greek Film Center
Contact Person:            Evi Lazari
                           Panepistimiou 10
                           10671, Athens Greece
                           T. +30 210 3687503
                           F. +30 210 3614336
                           info@gfc.gr
                           www.gfc.gr




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                                             ITALY
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    SEE NAPLES AND DIE
    Enrico Caria




    The Camorra war in Naples is told for the first time in an entertaining manner; tragic is-
    sues are mixed with satire and told through a combination of interviews, film clips, car-
    toons and music videos.
    The narration is done by the director himself, a Neapolitan who emigrated from Naples in
    the eighties and returned to his home town during the“Renaissance”of the city at the be-
    ginning of the nineties. His tragicomic adventures in Naples, together with his journalist
    friend, Giulio Gargia, serve as the setting to give a fair account of the city; from its nomi-
    nation as the potential host for the America’s Cup, to the drug wars in the Scampia district,
    up to the present today, when blood continues to flow silently in the city streets.

    Running time: 74’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              GA&A Productions
    Contact Person:             Alessandra Massari
                                Piazza Martiri di Belfiore 2
                                Rome 00195, Italy
                                T. +39 063 613 480
                                F. +39 063 614 042
                                alessandram@gaea.it




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                                      ISRAEL
Category: Human Interest & Social issues




SEEDS OF SUMMER
Hen Lasker




Seven years after completing an IDF combat course, the director returns to the place where
she first fell in love with a woman – her commander. Over the course of 66 days and
nights, the film follows the girls in one of the most rigorous combat courses and reveals
the mechanism that enables the transformation of 18-year-old girls into fierce soldiers.
While during the daytime the women adopt male conventions and martial codes, at night
a world of femininity lies behind their role playing.Through an intimate relationship that
develops between the director and one of the women, questions of the forming of iden-
tity, sexuality, and femininity arise. Growing and escalating along with the course, the re-
lationship charges other relationships between the soldiers and allows an alternative gaze
into the experiences that these young women undergo within the world of the Israeli
army.

Running time: 63’& 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Cinephil
Contact Person:            Philippa Kowarsky
                           18 Levontin Street
                           Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
                           T. +972 3 566 4129
                           F. +972 3 560 1436
                           info@cinephil.co.il




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                                    USA - BRAZIL
    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
    Festival Participation


    SEND A BULLET
    Jason Kohn




    Send a Bullet explores the cycles of violence that plague Brazil’s upper and lower eco-
    nomic classes in fits of rampant corruption and violent kidnappings. The film chronicles
    these cycles through highly personalized stories that reflect the growing truth about
    Brazil’s huge economic disparities. A frog farm connected to a corrupt politician and one
    of the most powerful men in Brazil; a kidnapping victim who had both her ears cut off be-
    fore she was released to her parents; a wealthy plastic surgeon who pioneered the proce-
    dure used to reconstruct the ears of kidnapping victims; and a kidnapper who has watched
    many like himself escape the poorest parts of Brazil for the wealthier Sao Paolo, where they
    terrorize the upper class with kidnappings, theft and murder. The film links these stories
    to weave a compelling narrative about a country where the rich and powerful steal from
    the poor, and in turn some of the poor terrorize the rich.

    Running time: 85’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Celsius Entertainment Ltd
    Contact Person:             ThierryWase-Bailey
                                32 Maple Street,
                                LondonW1T 6HB, UK
                                T. +44-20-7193 1801
                                info@celsiusentertainment.com
                                www.celsiusentertainment.com




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                                       SPAIN
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


SEPTEMBERS
Carles Bosch




Eight men and women allow us into their lives and into the intimacies of their love sto-
ries – the ray of light that helps them survive in prison. Every September, Madrid’s Soto
del Real Prison celebrates the Festival of Song. The participants are inmates who come
from various prisons.They are the protagonists of the film.The festival is simply a point of
departure. From there, these four men and four women return to their daily routines in
prison. Love, or its absence, serves as the common language to enable the spectator to un-
derstand the world of the penitentiary. Spanning a year – from September to September,
between one festival and the next – the film portrays their love stories: how they develop
or how they fall apart.

Running time: 90’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              SND films
Contact Person:             Sydney Neter
                            Leidsestraat 106’
                            1017 PG Amsterdam
                            T. +31 20 4040707
                            F. +31 20 4040708
                            info@sndfilms.com
                            www.sndfilms.com




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                               THE NETHERLANDS
    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
    Festival Participation


    SExY
    Menna Laura Meijer




    Sexy is a series in which young people from all over the Netherlands tell us, openly and
    poignantly, about their love lives. Documentarian Menna Laura Meijer filmed young peo-
    ple in all kinds of relationships.Themes such as safe sex, fantasies, identity, sorrow and de-
    sire are covered.The stories, images and music make the series a probing document of its
    time, whereby young people reveal how they experience love and sex in 2007. Shots of
    internet films, stimulating photos and a soundtrack of R&B, rock and disco make every
    25-minute episode bubble with lust and desire, and the vulnerable positions of those in-
    terviewed lead to exceptional moments.

    Running time: 50’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              VPRO Sales
    Contact Person:             Swaze Hartog
                                Sumatralaan 49
                                1217 GP Hilversum,The Netherlands
                                T. +31 35 6712212
                                F. +31 35 6712252
                                sales@vpro.nl




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                                      SERBIA
Category: Creative Documentaries




SHABAN
Milos Stojanovic




Legendary Roma singer Shaban Bajramovic is recording in Mostar, Bosnia. Meanwhile,
back in Shaban’s hometown of Nis, his wife, friends and colleagues tell the tale of Shaban’s
extraordinary life.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Studio ofTheatre and Film
Contact Person:            Milos Stojanovic
                           Volgina 7
                           Belgrade 11000, Serbia
                           T. +381 63 232 869
                           spif1@isp.b92.net




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                                         FINLAND
    Category: Current Affairs
    Festival Participation


    SHADOW OF THE HOLY BOOK
    Arto Halonen




    Why are some of the world’s biggest international companies translating the Ruhnama,
    an absurd government propaganda book from Turkmenistan, into their own languages?
    The film exposes the immorality of international companies doing business with the dic-
    tatorship of oil-and-gas-richTurkmenistan, thus helping to cover up its human rights and
    free speech abuses – all in the name of profit and corporate greed.

    Running time: 90’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
    Contact Person:             Jan Röfekamp
                                252 Gouin Boulevard East
                                H3L 1A8 Montreal, Quebec, Canada
                                T. +1 514 844 3358
                                F. +1 514 844 7298
                                janrofekamp@filmstransit.com
                                www.filmstransit.com




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                               SWITZERLAND
Category: Art, Music & Culture
Festival Participation


SHAKE THE DEVIL OFF
Peter Entell




Six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans, the axe has just
fallen at St. Augustine Church: the archdiocese is about to close the parish and send Fa-
ther LeDoux away. The church is renowned as the birthplace of jazz and gospel, and a
powerful reminder of the history of slavery. The parishioners join forces with local musi-
cians to resist.Their spiritual guide, Father LeDoux, encourages them to pray and negoti-
ate. But they soon realize they must take matters into their own hands... The time has
come to go on the offensive. Shake the Devil Off is a contemporary retelling of the story of
Easter, in a city where politics, culture and religion collide and where the plan of God re-
mains impenetrable.

Running time: 99’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Show andTell Films
Contact Person:             Peter Entell
                            Chemin de Pacoty 22
                            1297 Founex, Switzerland
                            T. +41 79 376 5557
                            pentell@worldcom.ch
                            www.shakethedeviloff.com




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                                   SWITZERLAND
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    THE SHAMAN SEARCH
    Roland Pellarin




    Did you know that Shamanism is alive and well in Europe, and that through this ances-
    tral animistic practice, hundreds of followers are finding a new link to nature and to the
    spirit world?
    During the months spent shooting this documentary in high definition video, Roland Pel-
    larin and his team discovered and participated in Shamanistic healing and divination rites.

    Running time: 65’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              JMT Films Distribution
    Contact Person:             MichaelTreves
                                20 Bialik St.
                                Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                                T. +972 52 363 33 98
                                jmtreves@012.net.il




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                                      CANADA
Category: Human Interest & Gender Issues
Festival Participation


SHE’S A BOY I KNEW
Gwen Haworth




Using archival footage and animation, Vancouver filmmaker Gwen Haworth documents
her male-to-female gender transition partially through the voices of her anxious but lov-
ing family, best friend, and wife. As her family (including her police officer father) recounts
its own journeys through the filmmaker’s gender transition, the film invites us to question
our assumptions about the role that names, clothing, culture and anatomy play in our
constructions of gender identity. A comic, heartbreaking, and uplifting autobiography that
focuses on the interpersonal relationships of a family who unexpectedly find their bonds
strengthening as they overcome their preconceptions of gender and sexuality.

Running time: 70’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               Outcast Films
Contact Person:              Vanessa Domico
                             PO Box 260
                             NewYork NY 10032, USA
                             T. +1 917 520 7392
                             info@outcast-films.com
                             www.outcast-films.com




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                                          FRANCE
    Category: Discoveries, Nature, Wildlife




    SHORT LEAVES
    Georges Bonopéra & François Fèvre & Alain Goury




    Six minutes to discover a marvellous city, to go through a wild country, to escape, leav-
    ing the beaten path!
    Short Leaves is a wonderful breath of fresh air for all those who love traveling...
    Canada, Mexico, Corsica, Jordan, Cambodia, Istanbul, South Africa, NewYork,Tokyo, Oman,
    Cordoba, andYemen are some destinations of this unique series!

    Running time: 300 x 6’& 38 x 30’
    Year of production: 2007-2008

    Sales Contact:              10 Francs
    Contact Person:             Guy Knafo
                                28, rue de l’Equerre
                                Paris 75019, France
                                T. + 33 1 48 74 43 77
                                F. + 33 1 48 74 82 65
                                10francs@10francs.fr




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Category: History & Politics




SHOWDOWN AT THE END
OF THE WORLD
Yorgos Avgeropoulos


The Arctic Ocean spreads across 14 million square kilometres and conceals 25% of the
global oil and natural gas reserves. As the ice melts, bays, marine areas and islands that
had been long forgotten suddenly find themselves in the spotlight of the international
agenda. Five arctic states, Russia, Canada, Norway, Denmark and the US, lay claim to a
piece of the Arctic Pole and, of course, to the largest share of the treasure. This is a new-
ageWestern film on theWild North, which explores the economic and geostrategic facts
of the Great Arctic Game that has just begun.

Running time: 56’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Small Planet
Contact Person:             Anastasia Skoubri
                            69, Doiranis St., Kallithea
                            Athens 176 72, Greece
                            T. +30 210 951 52 95
                            F. +30 210 951 52 94
                            askoubri@smallplanet.gr




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                                           ISRAEL
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    SIDEWALK
    Duki Dror




    This touching film interweaves seven parallel stories of children on their way to and from
    school into one journey. We witness the most intimate moments – between parent and
    teacher; danger and curiosity – where a child’s sense of independence is developed. It is
    a meditation on child consciousness, a rite of passage that goes in a blink of an eye to dis-
    solve into adulthood. Side Walk is about the playful, the stressful, the violent, the magi-
    cal and the mostly thrilling daily journey of childhood.

    Running time: 57’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Go2Films
    Contact Person:             Hedva Goldschmidt
                                37/8 Isar Nathanzon St.
                                Jerusalem 97787, Israel
                                T. +972 2 583 13 71
                                F. +972 2 583 54 50
                                go2films@bezeqint.net




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Category: Creative Documentaries
Festival Participation


SIMPLE PEOPLE, SIMPLE AS CHILDREN
Yannis Kaspiris




The film focuses on a group of patients at the Attica Psychiatric Hospital known as“Dafni”.
What is special about this group is their attempt to survive in the mental institution
through“artistic expression”. The film was shot during two time periods with an interval
of 7 years between them. The relationship between creation and mental illness remains
an open question. Inside the asylums, the products of the less or more creative moments
of madness, made in secret, are immediately destroyed either by the patients themselves
or by the staff.Those that survive remain forgotten in the profound silence of the asylum,
just as the inmates themselves remain forgotten, powerless, not just in the asylum but also
in the enigma of their insanity. In the summer of 2006, I was observing my young baby
in his mother’s arms and it was then that I remembered the patients confined in the At-
tica Psychiatric Hospital.These memories soon became an obsession. I decided to go back
to Dafni years later to find out what had become of those patients. This film is the result
of this sort journey in time.

Running time: 35’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Illusion
Contact Person:            Yannis Kaspiris
                           25th Martiou 8 , Holargos
                           Athens 15561, Greece
                           T. +30 210 65 10 657
                           kaspiris@docnet.gr




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                                 INDIA-PAKISTAN
    Category: History & Politics
    Festival Participation


    THE SKY BELOW
    Sarah Singh




    A contemporary portrait of India and Pakistan vis-à-vis the lingering fallout of the 1947
    Partition of the Subcontinent. The documentary traverses the landscape, culture, history,
    and politics from Kutch to Kashmir in India, and from Karachi to the Khyber Pass in Pak-
    istan. Interviews with a cross-section of survivors from the time of Partition alongside a
    former Kashmiri terrorist, royalty, contemporary politicians, historians, and others give the
    unfolding historical trajectory a personal and sometimes critical dimension. Emphasis is
    given to some of the lesser known aspects of the Partition (the abduction of women, the
    plight of Sindhi community, and the role of the British). The film concludes with per-
    spectives on the future of the region and the Indo-Pak relationship, most significantly
    through the prism of the continued dispute over Kashmir.

    Running time: 75’
    Year of production: 2007

    Contact Person:             Sarah Singh
                                305W. 19th st, #32
                                NewYork, NY 10011, USA
                                T. +1 212 627 2307
                                seetheskybelow@gmail.com
                                www.sarahsingh.com




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Category: Discoveries, Nature, Wild life
Festival Participation


THE SKYRIAN HORSE
Yorgos Sourgiadakis




Aphrodite and Jason, in love and inseparable, spend the summer together on the island.
Fuelled by his desire to win his beloved’s heart, Raphael gets into a fight and is seriously
injured. Sasha returns from the mountain pregnant. Achilles is an orphan with a penchant
for trouble. Eager to unearth her family history, Marika takes a DNA test. Liana’s received
an early visit from the stork, but fortunately her baby is safe and sound. Hector, an‘emo’
municipal employee, is considered the model male of the island. Every father feels privi-
leged to send his daughter to Hector’s bed. This is a documentary that relates small but
largely personal love stories. Its leading actors, the adorable Skyrian horses, are looking for
love and making an appeal for survival.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Euroirida Ltd
Contact Person:             George Sourgiadakis
                            Athanasiou Diakou 5
                            Athens 15233, Greece
                            T. +30 210 75 64 179
                            F. +30 210 68 26 955
                            gsourgias@yahoo.com




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                                               UK
    Category: Creative Documentaries




    SMALL TOWN GIRLS
    Jill Daniels




    Shot over 5 years, Small Town Girls is a unique and moving portrait of three British girls
    growing from childhood into adolescence. Joanne and Charlotte live in a small, racially di-
    vided town, Nelson, in the north of England and face the harsh daily reality of the high ten-
    sion between the Muslim Asian and white population.
    Joanne has an Iranian father she has never met; a mother imprisoned in a mental hospi-
    tal for burning a house down, and she is fostered into a very poor, born-again white Chris-
    tian family. The church seems to provide her with the family she never had. When her
    foster mother dies suddenly, Joanne turns back inside herself and increasingly to the safety
    of the church.
    For Charlotte, the answer to the problem of growing up is to grasp on to the superficial-
    ity of appearance, clothes, make up and style. She drops her Asian friends when the going
    gets tough.
    For Sian, living in Frome, in the south west of England where there’s nowhere to go, the
    only attraction seems to be boys and their cars, and alcohol and drugs are hard to resist.
    As the film unfolds, the girls’behaviour changes in surprising, humorous and sometimes
    tragic ways.

    Running time: 81’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              High Ground Films
    Contact Person:             Jill Daniels
                                1 Aigburgh Mansions, Mowell Street
                                London SW9 0EP, UK
                                T. +44 207 564 32 11
                                jill.daniels@dsl.pipex.com



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Category: Lifestyles




SO HELP ME GOD
Simon Cole




A witty and exploratory journey across America in search of God in different cultures. On
his travels, the filmmaker and protagonist meets with Mormons, Muslims, Jews and Je-
hovah’s Witnesses in the hope that they can help to fill the hole he feels in his life.The film
approaches the complex yet universal questions about God and religion in an entirely ac-
cessible way.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Autlook Filmsales
Contact Person:             Susanne Guggenberger
                            Zieglergasse 75/1
                            Vienna 1070, Austria
                            T. +43 720 553 570
                            F. +43 720 553 572
                            susanne@autlookfilms.com




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                                            SPAIN
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    SÓNAR AROUND THE WORLD
    Josep Maria Salat




    Founded in Barcelona in 1994, Sonar has grown into a major event and trend-setter in
    electronic media, attracting thousands of eager participants each year. Sonar is cutting-
    edge music, art and film all in one. It is creative, surprising – shocking to some – and
    ground-breaking. In 2002, the festival’s smashing success convinced organizers to export
    the formula to other cities around the world under the name SonarSounds. Sonar Around
    the World takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 2006 edition of SonarSounds held in
    Buenos Aires, Barcelona, Hamburg,Tokyo and Seoul.The festival organizers, leading mu-
    sicians, DJs, and visitors give their view of what has become the world’s most popular
    electronic music festival.

    Running time: 65’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              TV3-Televisió De Catalunya SA
    Contact Person:             Oriol Baquer
                                c/ de laTV3 s/n
                                Sant Joan Despí 08970, Spain
                                T. +34 93 499 93 33
                                F. +34 93 473 15 63
                                obaquer.n@tv3.cat




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                                      GREECE
Category: Arts, Music, & Culture
Festival Participation


SONGS THAT WROTE HISTORY –
YOU’VE PUT A SPELLON ME
BAYANDERAS (1940)
Yorgos Zervas
A portrait of the song M’ehis magemeno (You’ve Put a Spell on Me), written and first sung
by Dimitris Gogos or “Bayanderas” (accompanied by Manolis Hiotis on vocals and
bouzouki). But, in fact, the film refers respectfully to one of the greatest rembetiko com-
posers who wrote some of the most beautiful – if not the most beautiful – songs. Spy-
ros Papaioannou, who is also the series advisor, presents the case of“Bayanderas”clearly
and succinctly, referring to the particular song as“an hymn to love and life”and extolling
the anthropocentric nature of the rembetiko. Rare photographs from the “Bayanderas”
family archive, postcards showing Piraeus in the early 20th century, modern-day footage
of side streets, houses and railway stations that still survive and evoke the atmosphere of
the days of rembetiko, as well as a group of young musicians in a little taverna playing and
singing M’ehis magemeno, all serve to highlight the essence of a glorious song that puri-
fies man.

Running time: 30’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:            Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                           432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                           15342, Athens Greece
                           T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                           F. +30 210 607 5715
                           ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
                           www.ert.gr




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            SWITZERLAND - FINLAND - GERMANY
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    SONIC MIRROR
    Mika Kaurismaki




    Mika Kaurismäki’s new film Sonic Mirror is a surprising and emotional dive into the world
    of rhythm – an extraordinary trip to discover the magical relationship between Life and
    Rhythm. Drum legend Billy Cobham takes us from the bandstands of the Western world
    to the primal music of African origin with kids in a Brazilian community and on to the
    completely secluded world of musical experiences of autistic people.These different worlds
    are connected in a mystical and secret way. The relationship between the collective and
    the individual consciousness becomes obvious when, in a fantastic finale, symbiosis is
    achieved. Music is a true universal language to express hope, love, ambition and joy. Sonic
    Mirror is a film full of vibrancy and compassion, authentic and hypnotic from the first to
    the very last moment.

    Running time: 79’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Wide Management
    Contact Person:             Loïc Magneron
                                40 rue Sainte-Anne, 3ème étage, code 2863
                                Paris 75002, France
                                T. +33 1 5395 0464
                                F. +33 1 5395 0465
                                wide@widemanagement.com




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                                 USA - ISRAEL
Category: Current Affairs




SONS OF SAKHNIN UNITED
Christopher Browne




Jews and Arabs striving for a common goal can seem unlikely in today’s world, and yet –
as depicted in this insightful documentary – the small Arab town of Sakhnin has been
united by sport. Beating the odds in a quixotic quest for Israel’s State Cup, the multi-eth-
nic soccer team B’nei Sakhnin battles to maintain their “premiere” league status. In Eng-
lish, Hebrew and Arabic.
The remarkable passion stirred by sports is legendary.While it can sometimes ignite vio-
lent rivalries, that fervor more often creates the unparalleled opportunity to bridge chasms
of language, culture and politics – uniting field and fans as they battle towards a common
goal. No place is this more evident, and more seemingly unlikely, than in Sakhnin, a small
Arab town in northern Israel.The town is one of the poorer communities in Israel, and be-
cause of its primarily Arab population, it does not receive the government attention and
aid other cities and villages get from the Israeli government. But the people of Sakhnin love
their home, and they love soccer. Their team roster combines Arabs and Jews, including
their coach, as well as players who have been recruited from outside Israel.They can’t af-
ford their own stadium, and their practice field is not a pretty grass pitch, but a large area
of dirt.

Running time: 84’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
Contact Person:             Jan Röfekamp
                            252 Gouin Boulevard East
                            Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                            T. +1 514 844 3358
                            F. +1 514 844 7298
                            janrofekamp@filmstransit.com


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                                              USA
    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
    Festival Participation


    A SON’S SACRIFICE
    Yoni Brook




    A Son’s Sacrifice follows the journey of Imran, a young American Muslim who struggles
    to take over his father’s halal slaughterhouse in New York City. [For Muslims, the word
    halal describes what is lawful in Islam. Halal dietary laws dictate certain conditions for
    the preparation of meat, as well as the types of animals and foods that are lawful for con-
    sumption.] Until a short time ago, 27-year-old Ιmran, born to a Bangladeshi Muslim fa-
    ther and a Puerto Rican Catholic mother, worked in advertising.When his father expresses
    his wish to retire, Imran decides to succeed the family business, and he is given a task to
    prove his faith. On the holiest day of the year, Imran must lead a sacrifice that will define
    him as a Muslim, as an American, and as a son.


    Running time: 27’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              Foment Films LLC
    Contact Person:             Musa Syeed
                                124W. 60th Street, Apt. 10M
                                NewYork, NY 10023, USA
                                T. + 1 646 502 5265
                                fomentfilms@gmail.com




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                              INDIA - FRANCE
Category: Docudrama




SPEAKING TREE
Natasha de Betak




The unusual destiny of a man named Deva who lost his mind while grazing camels in the
desert of north-western India. He was tied to the only tree in his village for years. Deva’s
wife left him, leaving his mother to look after him. Until one day, a massive earthquake
erased the region. The disaster killed thousands and made millions homeless, but Deva
found his mind, his sanity, and his life again.

Running time: 70’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Wide Management
Contact Person:            Loïc Magneron
                           40 rue Sainte-Anne, 3ème étage, code 2863
                           Paris 75002, France
                           T. +33 1 53 95 04 64
                           F. +33 1 53 95 04 65
                           wide@widemanagement.com




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                                          CYPRUS
    Category: Science & Knowledge




    SPIRULINA: THE ASTRONAUTS’
    NUTRITION
    Vangelis Tremopoulos


    These tiny green spiral coils harvest the energy of the sun, growing a treasure of bioavail-
    able nutrients.This first photosynthetic life form was designed by nature 3.6 billion years
    ago. Blue green algae produced the oxygen in our atmosphere allowing all higher life
    forms to evolve. It contains everything life needed to evolve into its rich diversity today.
    This immortal life form has renewed itself for billions of years. In the past 20 years it has
    reintroduced itself to humanity. Spirulina contains billions of years of successful evolu-
    tionary wisdom coded in its DNA. Τhis special kind of algae has been proved to be part of
    the astronauts’ diet. Why? Is it really full of vitamins and minerals that help people be
    well-balanced and healthy?
    The film is a step-by-step presentation of how spirulina is cultivated, refined and finally
    reaches the consumption stage. The oldest organisms – the ones that gave us life – are
    back to revitalize us.They are one of the many solutions we need for restoring our planet
    in the next 20 years.

    Running time: 45’
    Year of production: 2008

    Sales Contact:              Exoptron Ltd
    Contact Person:             Spiros Gavalas
                                Dimosthenous 10,
                                Megaro Gianni-Maria Suite 205
                                Larnaca 6058, Cyprus
                                T. +30 693 668 83 96
                                gavalass@exoptron.com




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                                       GREECE
Category: Creative Documentaries




SPRAY
Medie Megas & Manolis Andriotakis




Spray is the subjective view of the city of Athens through its street art. A woman wanders
aimlessly in the streets allowing thoughts and feelings to emerge through a process of
free association. As time goes by, she experiences various states of mind, while exploring
abandoned corners of the city. On the other side of the city, a man is sitting in a square that
is a no-man’s land, surrounded by advertisements, typing certain fragmentary phrases,
perhaps notes for a future essay.The real protagonists of the film are the colors, shapes and
figures of the captivating Athenian street art.

Running time: 22’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Manolis Andriotakis
                            2, Praxitelous St.
                            Athens, Melissia 15127, Greece
                            T. +30 694 720 20 38
                            F. +30 210 810 45 87
                            manolis@andriotakis.gr




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                                               UK
    Category: Sports




    ST. ANDREWS: BEHIND THE GREENS
    Peter Barber-Fleming




    The Old Course at St. Andrews is the Holy Grail of golf. It is the birthplace of the world’s
    fastest growing sport and plays host to an array of eccentric characters who work tire-
    lessly to ensure that the game’s oldest club stays prepared for the modern day realities of
    tournament golf.
    Produced for the BBC, Behind the Greens is an introduction to everyday life at The Old
    Course. From organizing the first women’s professional tournament at the club, to the
    grumbling caddies and the ladies putting club at the“Himalayas”. An army of greenkeep-
    ers work under military conditions to make the rolling greens and fairways pristine for
    the golfers, who travel from all corners of the globe to pit themselves against the relent-
    less winds that batter this stretch of Scottish coastline.
    St Andrews: Behind the Greens is an affectionate portrait of the caddies, greenkeepers,
    club officials and golfers who guarantee this golfing treasure keeps its unique place in
    sporting history.

    Running time: 59’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Mercury Media International Ltd
    Contact Person:             Patricia Hickey
                                6 Baseline Studios,Whitchurch Road
                                LondonW11 4AT, UK
                                T. +44 207 221 72 21
                                F. +44 207 221 72 28
                                patricia@mercurymedia.org




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                                       ISRAEL
Category: History & Social Issues




STALAGS
Ari Libsker




It was one of Israel’s dirty little secrets. In the early 60s, a series of pornographic pocket
books called Stalags, based on Nazi themes, became best-sellers throughout the country.
After decades in dusty back rooms the books are re-emerging in the public eye, rekin-
dling the debate on the cultural representation of Nazism and the Holocaust.

Running time: 60’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Cinephil
Contact Person:             Philippa Kowarsky
                            18 Levontin Street
                            Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
                            T. +972 3 566 4129
                            F. +972 3 560 1436
                            info@cinephil.co.il




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                                        GERMANY
    Category: History & Politics




    STASI: EAST GERMANY’S SECRET POLICE
    Christian Gierke




    One in 50 adults in East Germany collaborated with the Stasi. Relative to the population,
    they were the largest secret police in the history of mankind.
    The Stasi called itself“The Shield and Sword of the Party.” Its job? To ensure there was no
    dissention against the state, by whatever means. Disappearances were common, as were
    months of interrogation. Listening devices were employed against staggering numbers of
    the public and any comments against the state were punished ruthlessly.
    The 2007 Oscar-winning film The Lives of Others revealed to a mainstream audience how
    far the Stasi went in operations against its own citizens. Stasi: East Germany’s Secret Po-
    lice takes you behind that story and inside the organization whose goal was to create a sys-
    tem of “total surveillance.” The Stasi inventory included detention facilities, prisons,
    disguised isolation camps, hidden bunkers, reconnaissance planes, eavesdropping sta-
    tions and East Germany’s secret execution site.
    The film reveals a country gripped by distrust, fear and paranoia, and a communist sys-
    tem hell-bent on keeping it that way.

    Running time: 59’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Mercury Media International Ltd
    Contact Person:             Patricia Hickey
                                6 Baseline Studios,Whitchurch Road
                                LondonW11 4AT, UK
                                T. +44 207 221 72 21
                                F. +44 207 221 72 28
                                patricia@mercurymedia.org




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Category: Creative Documentaries




STATES OF MIND
Elisa Mishto




A nurse and three mental patients take turns playing the lead roles in four stories told over
four seasons.Their world within the rooms and hallways of the psychiatric clinic is at once
brutally honest, funny and poetic. Moving through summer, autumn, winter and spring,
we are presented with the stories of four individuals moving through crisis, waiting, nor-
malization, and adjustment. Elements of their previous lives and of their current daily ad-
ventures are told with the lightness of a fairytale or the playfulness of a game, but without
omitting the harshest and most melancholic aspects of their existence.
Melodies performed on violins, accordions, and wind instruments shift between themes
of childhood nostalgia and somber laments, while long contemplative shots of time spent
in their institutional environment are contrasted with open and direct confessions of their
darkest doubts and their most intimate desires. Each character is presented alongside his
or her neighbor in the institution: fellow patients, caseworkers and nurses. States of Mind
transforms the usual formula of the film on social marginalization into a delicate and ironic
story in which the protagonists seem to be more like circus personalities than mental pa-
tients: lion tamers, clowns, ballerinas and acrobats.

Running time: 85’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Anacondino Film
Contact Person:             Elisa Mishto
                            38 Dethick Court, Ford Road
                            London E3 5PQ, UK
                            T. +44 794 245 81 38
                            mishto@anacondinofilm.com




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                                         POLAND
    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
    Festival Participation


    STONE SILENCE
    Krzysztof Kopczyński




    A 29-year-old woman suspected of adultery was stoned to death in a village in the high
    mountains of northern Afghanistan. News of this event, which spread all over the world
    on April 23rd 2005, was the starting point of this story. The documentary presents the
    history of two lovers as seen through the eyes of witnesses and proceeds to reconstruct
    the tragic occurrence. The author of the film tries to find out what happened on the day
    of Amina’s death. Amina was killed under circumstances that have been described in vary-
    ing versions.The official investigation claims that the main cause of death was a heart at-
    tack. The main characters of the movie present totally different approaches to the event.
    The film shows how difficult it is for outsiders to understand the Muslim hierarchy of val-
    ues. It is a world in which nothing is worth less than a human being’s life.

    Running time: 51’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Eureka Media
    Contact Person:             Krzysztof Kopczynski
                                Ul. Smulikowskiego 13/10
                                00384,Warsaw, Poland
                                T. +48 22 828 4810
                                F. +48 22 829 5673
                                info@ntcm.com.pl
                                www.eurekamedia.info




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                                 BULGARIA
Category: Art, Music & Culture




STORIES FOR A STUDIO
Damyan Petrov




A documentary about the famous Bulgarian artist and collector Svetlin Roussev. On the
opening night of an art exhibition in Sofia he presents the works of many world-known
painters and sculptors like Vladimir Dimitrov the Master, Angel Spasov, Roden, Rozhen,
Ivan Nenov, Zlatyo Boyadzhiev etc.

Running time: 30’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:            Bulgarian NationalTelevision
Contact Person:           Daniela Kuzmanova
                          29, San Stefano St.
                          Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
                          T. +359 2 814 2390
                          F. +359 2 943 6045
                          d_kuzmanova@bnt.bg




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                                          FRANCE
    Category: Human Interest
    Festival Participation


    STRANDED
    Gonzalo Arijón




    In October 1972, a rugby team from Uruguay boarded a plane for a game that they
    would never play. Their plane crashed in the Andes. Miraculously, 16 of the original 45
    passengers managed to defy nature and stay alive for 72 days on a frozen glacier, de-
    spite brutal conditions. If this is a story that you think you know, think again. Stranded
    goes beyond the lurid tale of cannibalism that swept the headlines to discover the
    essence of this extraordinary human drama. Thirty-five years later, the survivors and
    their children revisit the crash site known as the Valley of Tears. One by one, they dis-
    close the intimate details of their harrowing experience – including the precise mo-
    ment when they realized their only hope was to eat human flesh. Recovered photos
    and footage of their rescue illuminate the interviews with an immediacy that is palpa-
    ble. Gonzalo Arijon’s film is a profound parable of the human condition, as hauntingly
    powerful as it is true.

    Running time: 123’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              ARTE France
    Contact Person:             Audrey Kamga
                                8, rue Marceau
                                92785 Issy les Moulineaux CX 9, France
                                T. + +33 1 55 00 70 81
                                F. + +33 1 55 00 80 65
                                a-kamga@artefrance.fr
                                http://www.artepro.com/sales




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Category: Current Affairs




STRUGGLING TO CARE
Elena Mortelliti




Rajamanna, Nagamanni and Mary are nurses. They live and work in Hyderabad, India.
Three women of the same age, background and education who have chosen the same
career. Three hospitals: one public, one private, one missionary. The film reveals how the
structures where the nurses work have changed their behavior, expectations and dreams.
The observation of their lives and work offers a passionate and committed look at the In-
dian healthcare system.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             GA&A Productions
Contact Person:            Alessandra Massari
                           Piazza Martiri di Belfiore 2
                           Rome 00195, Italy
                           T. +39 063 613 480
                           F. +39 063 614 042
                           alessandram@gaea.it




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                                          CANADA
    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
    Festival Participation


    THE SUICIDE TOURIST
    John Zaritsky




    How far are you willing to go for death? For American (by way of England) Craig Ewert and
    Vancouverites George and Betty Coumbias the answer is Switzerland, home to Ludwig
    Minelli and the nonprofit euthanasia group Dignitas. Since it’s inception in 1998, Digni-
    tas has been assisting terminally ill people from around the world to commit suicide.The
    charming and intelligent Ewert suffers from Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) which is
    rapidly shutting down his body, but not his mind.The documentary centers around the last
    four days of Ewert’s life and includes his death. The Coumbias are in a parallel but differ-
    ent position, as George is ill but Betty is not. Ironically, Betty’s good health may keep them
    from fulfilling their wish to end their lives like they lived them: together. If anything, The
    Suicide Tourist demands that you reconsider how passionately you live your life and to ex-
    amine why Ewert and the Coumbias have to travel so far to exert their will.

    Running time: 89’
    Year of production: 2007


    Sales Contact:               Beyond Distribution
    Contact Person:              Yvonne Body
                                 41/42 Berners Street
                                 LondonW1T 3NB, UK
                                 T. +44 20 7323 3444
                                 F. +44 20 7580 6479
                                 yvonne_body@beyond.com.au




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Category: Lifestyles




THE SULTANO VARIATION –
COOKING AND CULTURE IN SICILY
Vincenzo Cascone


A documentary voyage through the life, work and homeland of Chef Ciccio Sultano. From
the essence of his cooking to the discovery of one of the most ambiguous islands in the
Mediterranean area: Sicily. In search of the artisans and their crafts, whose work revolves
around Sultano’s particular conception of foods. An anthropological insight into Man and
into the fruits that he himself produces in his encounter with a land rich in history and in
suffering.

Running time: 63’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Vitagraph
Contact Person:            Filippo D’Angelo
                           Via Schiavonia 1
                           Bologna 40121, Italy
                           T. +39 051 267 150
                           F. +39 051 267 150
                           vitagraph@libero.it




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                                           GREECE
    Category: Currents Affairs




    SUN COME UP! SUN GO DOWN!
    Angelos Kovotsos
    “Sun come up! Sun go down!”says Dimitris Kambosos, talking about his life and the life
    of his family: from sunrise, to sunset. Five people: the permanent residents of the island
    of Levitha, three hours away from the closest other island, Patmos, in the Dodecanese. In
    this part of the Aegean Sea, ships connecting the islands to each other and to the main-
    land are infrequent. Resourceful and inventive, the Kambosos family survives working as
    stock-farmers, fishermen, but also as owners of a small tavern, operating during the sum-
    mer for visiting yachts. Quite often stranded because of the weather conditions, facing
    countless difficulties in their everyday life, they insist on staying in this inhospitable place
    because they really want to… But until when?

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
    Contact Person:             Yannis Kollias or ZefiTsoukala
                                432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi 15342, Greece
                                T. +30 210 607 5711-12, F. +30 210 6075 715
                                ykollias@ert.gr ztsoukala@ert.gr www.ert.gr

                                Greek Film Center
                                Evi Lazari
                                Panepistimiou 10
                                10671, Athens Greece
                                T. +30 210 3687503, F. +30 210 3614336
                                info@gfc.gr

                                Periplus
                                Thanos Lambropoulos
                                176 Aristotelous St., Athens 11251, Greece
                                T. +30 210 8670 478, F. +30 210 8677 828
                                periplus@ath.forthnet.gr

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Category: Discoveries/Nature/Wildlife




THE SUN DISAPPEARED
Elina Traiforou




“Kavala, my motherland, what ails you and you are in such pain, groaning…You, the
earth’s jewel, our land’s pride, sitting on your throne, opposite the sun.”

15-8-1985The sun disappeared as though covered by fog…

This documentary deals with the communal memories of a catalytic event, the fire of
Kavala in 1985, which scarred the whole city. Through archival footage and testimonies,
there is an attempt to show this disastrous experience in all its aspects. Politicians and cit-
izens, everyone becomes part of the story and creates this audiovisual puzzle.

Running time: 54’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Danek
Contact Person:             Mihalis Chrysomallis
                            117 Omonoias St.
                            Kavala 654 03, Greece
                            T. +30 251 083 13 88
                            info@kavala-cosmopolis.com




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                                            SPAIN
    Category: History & Politics




    SUNDAY AT FIVE
    Joan López Lloret




    The peace process in Northern Ireland led to the release of 400 prisoners convicted of ter-
    rorism.This biopic adopts a novel format, showing the painful process of coming to terms
    with three decades of violence. Two former terrorists, one from each side – the IRA and
    the UDS – share their experience of solitary confinement and their present role in build-
    ing lasting peace.The two perspectives are complemented by other key players – the vic-
    tims of terrorism, prison warders, mediators, and so on. It is said that time is the great
    healer. Each protagonist takes a clock in for repair at the beginning of the report. This
    serves as a metaphor for the passage of time and how the two men see it.

    Running time: 55’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              TV3-Televisió De Catalunya SA
    Contact Person:             Oriol Baquer
                                c/ de laTV3 s/n
                                Sant Joan Despí 08970, Spain
                                T. +34 93 499 93 33
                                F. +34 93 473 15 63
                                obaquer.n@tv3.cat




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Category: Human Interest & Social Issues & Lifestyles
Festival Participation


SURFWISE
Doug Pray




Surfwise follows the odyssey of 85-year-old, legendary surfer Dr. Dorian“Doc”Paskowitz,
his wife Juliette, and their nine children – all of whom were home-schooled on the
beaches of Southern California, Hawaii, Mexico and Israel; they surfed every day of their
lives, and were forced to adhere to a strict diet and lifestyle of animals in the wild by their
passionate and demanding, health-conscious father. Their community was their family.
They didn’t need money or have to pay bills or taxes. Their home was anywhere the
crowded camper was parked.What happens to eight brothers and a sister that are raised
under such extraordinary circumstances? Surfwise is ultimately the story of what hap-
pens to a family when their father pursues his dreams and drags his family along for the
ride.

Running time: 93’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               Magnolia Pictures / HDNet Films
Contact Person:              Laird Adamson
                             49West 27th St, 7th Floor
                             NewYork, NY 10001, USA
                             T. +1 212 924 6701
                             F. +1 212 481 3964
                             ladamson@magpictures.com.
                             www.magpictures.com




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    Category: History & Politics




    SYMBOLS IN TRANSITION
    Antonis Pitsios & Christos Varvantakis




    The film focuses on the luck of the buildings and statues that functioned as symbols of the
    communist regime in Eastern Europe. Starting from the recent removal of the parliament
    of the GDR, the film deals with similar cases in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Bulgaria,
    Serbia and Romania.The aim of the film is to take a closer look at cases of re-use and re-
    conceptualization of buildings, monuments and statues in contrast to cases of rushed
    demolitions, as well as at the sociopolitical effects of such choices.

    Running time: 70‘
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              Antonis Pitsios
                                63 Polytechniou St.
                                Athens 14121, Greece
                                T. +30 694 505 06 23
                                pitsounas@hotmail.com




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Category: Human Interest & Lifestyles
Festival Participation


THE TAILOR
Óscar Pérez




Mohamed, a Pakistani tailor and Singh, his Indian employee, work together in a store
measuring eight square meters in the heart of Barcelona’s Raval district, one of the city’s
poorest neighborhoods. Mohamed is very ill-tempered and the only thing he cares about
is his business and his religious faith. Singh is a 50-year-old Indian immigrant recently
arrived in Barcelona, who works illegally for a miserable amount of money. Due to the
lack of space and organization, pants, skirts and jackets get piled up pell-mell, forming an
enormous pile of multicolored fabrics. It’s a tough job, the hours are long and the rela-
tionship between Mohamed and Singh is going from bad to worse. Ironically, in such a
cramped space, loneliness and isolation seem to the only destiny for these two strangers
in a strange land.

Running time: 30’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Oscar Perez
                            Av/Principe de Asturias 55, pral 1a
                            08012 Barcelona, Spain
                            T. + 34 6055 90845
                            ospera200@yahoo.es




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                                            JAPAN
    Category: Docudrama




    A TALE OF CASTLES AND KINGS:
    EPISODE 5 ALHAMBRA – UNENDING
    ASPIRATION FOR PARADISE
    Kumiko Igarashi
    In the 15th century, Queen Isabella, seeking to unify Spain, expelled many Muslims from
    the country. During this period, many Islamic buildings were destroyed and rebuilt. But be-
    cause of the magnificent beauty of the Alhambra Castle, which Spain took possession of
    near the end of the fighting, she could not allow it to be touched. With two contrasting
    castles – the gothic Segovia Castle, where she resided, and the Islamic Alhambra Castle
    – as the settings, NHK presents a fascinating portrait of Queen Isabella, from her unifica-
    tion of Spain to her launching of the great period of Spanish sea voyages.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:              MICO – Media International Corporation
    Contact Person:             Akemi Kikuchi
                                NR Bldg. 3rd Floor, 5-5 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku
                                Tokyo 150-0047, Japan
                                T. +81.3.3468.6984
                                F. +81.3.3466.9530
                                kikuchi-a@micojapan.com




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Category: Science & Knowledge




TECHNOCALYPS
Frank Thyse




Technology is evolving faster and faster. Not surprising when you know that more scien-
tists are doing research today than in the rest of history combined, using superior instru-
ments and communication tools. But instead of making life more comfortable, more and
more scientists in the fields of genetics, artificial intelligence, brain research and nan-
otechnology take their goals one step further: to overcome human limits and create higher,
transhuman, forms of life.

Running time: 3 x 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Autlook Filmsales
Contact Person:            Susanne Guggenberger
                           Zieglergasse 75/1
                           Vienna 1070, Austria
                           T. +43 72 05 53 570
                           F. +43 72 05 53 572
                           susanne@autlookfilms.com




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                                               USA
    Category: Current Affairs




    TERRA INCOGNITA
    Maria Finitzo




    Stem cell treatment engenders fierce debate and division but what would your position
    be if it could provide a cure for your paralyzed daughter? Terra Incognita puts a human
    face on the stem cell debate by following the work of Dr. Jack Kessler as he searches for a
    cure to spinal cord injuries, and the breakthrough that will allow his injured daughter to
    walk again. When Kessler was invited to head up the Neurology Department at North-
    western University, his focus was on using stem cells to cure diabetes, but soon after his
    move to Chicago, his daughter Allison was injured in a skiing accident and paralyzed from
    the waist down. In the moments following the accident, Dr. Kessler made the decision to
    change the focus of his research to begin looking for a cure for spinal cord injuries using
    embryonic stem cells. Through his work, the film tells the stories of families whose lives
    have been affected by spinal cord injuries, and the people working to alleviate their bur-
    dens. It shows the awe-inspiring yet painstaking work undertaken by Dr. Kessler and his
    lab while following his tireless efforts to raise awareness of the potential benefits of stem
    cell biology. Representing a diverse array of scientists, doctors, patients, bioethicists, stu-
    dents and religious leaders, this insightful documentary offers a revealing look behind the
    politics and the controversy of stem cell treatment.

    Running time: 83’& 60’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Smiley Documentary Film Distribution &World Sales
    Contact Person:             Diana Kluge
                                2/1 College Hill, Freemans Bay
                                Auckland 1011, New Zealand
                                T. +64 9 309 26 13
                                F. +64 9 309 40 84
                                info@smileyfilmdistribution.com


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Category: Art, Music & Culture
Festival Participation


TERRITORIES
Mary-Ellen Davis




Larry Towell is the only Canadian member of the legendary Magnum Photos agency,
known for its humanist and universal approach. Towell belongs to this tradition. His cu-
riosity may guide him sometimes to the heart of conflicts, but his works express a partic-
ular sense of intimacy. More than a war photographer, Towell considers himself a family
photographer.This documentary reveals the artist and the man through his photographic
work and his open meditations on life and the creative process.

Running time: 64’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Filmoption International
Contact Person:            Lizanne Rouillard
                           3401 St-Antoine
                           Westmount, QC H3Z 1X1, Canada
                           T. +1 514 931 6180
                           F. +1 514 939 2034
                           lizanne@filmoption.com / email@filmoption.com
                           www.filmoption.com




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    Category: Creative Documentaries
    Festival Participation


    THEMIS
    Marco Gastine




    One in every ten Greek citizens goes to court at least once a year. Therefore, filming the
    courts not only provides a portrait of local justice but also portrays Greek society.This is the
    documentary’s wager. This is the first time a camera enters the Athens Court of First In-
    stance and records civil and penal trials.

    Running time: 80’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:               Greek Film Center
    Contact Person:              Evi Lazari
                                 Panepistimiou 10
                                 10671, Athens Greece
                                 T. +30 210 3687503
                                 F. +30 210 3614336
                                 info@gfc.gr
                                 www.gfc.gr




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Category: Currents Affairs
Festival Participation


THERE IS HOPE
Christos Kallitsis




This is the second part of a documentary trilogy on the right of each citizen to protect his
quality of life. Going on Foot to School is the subtitle of the film which sums up the need
of every citizen (in modern Greek cities) for pavements, free and open spaces, and neigh-
borhoods. Citizens who care set aside some of their time to create a group, to apply to the
appropriate authorities and courts, and to communicate the event. They stick together
and, in the end, the results of their action are obvious.

Running time: 32’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Documenda Films
Contact Person:            Kallitsis Christos
                           Agias Sofias 7
                           Thessaloniki 54623, Greece
                           T. +30 2310 33 13 33
                           F. +30 2310 33 13 33
                           info@documenda.gr




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    Category: Creative Documentaries
    Festival Participation


    THE THIRD TAKIS
    Katerina Patroni




    The portrait ofTakis Pitselas byYorgos Rorris: an adventure in paint and friendship.

    Running time: 105’
    Year of production: 2008

    Sales Contact:             Katerina Patroni
                               Timoleontos Philimonos 14
                               Athens 11521, Greece
                               T. +30 69 34 30 55 32
                               katpatroni@yahoo.gr




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Category: Lifestyles




A THOUSAND AND ONE MONICA
Daniela Piccioni & Sandro Lai




An actress, director and writer. Intense, sensual, eclectic. She began by interpreting exis-
tential angst and emptiness, and then she moved on to the films of the golden age of
Italian comedy.Talking about MonicaVitti means telling the story of the evolution of Ital-
ian cinema. She was an actress“physically”at odds with the chesty pinups of her era, and
yet she managed to transform her“defects”into unique character traits.

Running time: 47’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:             RaiTrade
Contact Person:            Margherita Zocaro
                           Via Umberto Novaro, 18
                           Rome 00195, Italy
                           T. +39 063 749 83 41
                           F. +39 063 701 343
                           zocaro@raitrade.it




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    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
    Festival Participation


    THREE TIMES DIVORCED
    Ibtisam Mara’ana




    Khitam, a Gaza Strip born Palestinian woman, was married off in an arranged match to an
    Israeli Arab, followed him to Israel and bore him six children. When her husband divorced
    her – in absentia – in the Sharia (Muslim) court, he gained custody of the children and
    Khitam was left with nothing. She cannot contact the children and has no property. Al-
    though married to an Israeli, she does not have Israeli citizenship. Now she is preparing for
    a dual battle, the most crucial of her life: against the Sharia court – which always rules in
    favor of the husband – and against the state, in an effort to gain a temporary permit to
    stay in Israel in a shelter for abused women, while fighting for custody of her children.

    Running time: 75’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              First Hand Films
    Contact Person:             Esther van Messel
                                Fritz Heeb weg 5
                                8050 Zurich, Switzerland
                                T. +41 44 3122060
                                F. +41 44 3122080
                                info@firsthandfilms.com
                                www.firsthandfilms.com




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Category: Creative Documentaries




THROUGH HAGIOGRAPHY
Theodoros Koutsoulis




Passing through this world, they honor Him with a“prayer”and“through Hagiography.”
Our camera and microphone climb up the scaffoldings and visit the workplaces of con-
temporary hagiographers, documenting their position on contemporary Byzantine paint-
ing.
Rather than a passage through the centuries of the history of Byzantine art, the film seeks
to approach the subject through present-day personal accounts.
We discover the joy that this art form brings to people that have a passionate dedication
to it, and see how they seek to make a living out of it.

Running time: 68’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             iPARK
Contact Person:            Alexandros Papachristopoulos
                           Louizis Riankour 64, Ambelokipi
                           Athens 115 23, Greece
                           T. +30 210 211 68 28
                           F. +30 210 211 68 43
                           info@ipark.gr




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                                        GERMANY
    Category: Current Affairs




    THE TIMEBANK – AN ECONOMY
    FOR EVERYONE
    Steffen Soehner


    The Timebank – an economy for everyone describes little“self-made”economies, founded
    by people for themselves alone. There, everyone has the opportunity to do the job he or
    she likes. Nobody has to feel useless. People get to know their neighbors and become part
    of a community. And these economies only grow based on needed, well-done services.
    This film is about a social innovation existing in a system that is known by very few peo-
    ple, although spread all over the world. It is about emotions, longings and hidden power,
    which all human beings have even if those feelings/conditions are mostly covered up by
    a daily life that is planned and driven.
     Dr. Edgar Cahn:“...what happens inTimebank communities is: All of a sudden people un-
    derstand that they aren’t bound by what money can do. And I think when people start to
    realize this, it expands the range of what’s possible, wonderful things happen.“

    Running time: 46’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              impulsWERKSTATT
    Contact Person:             Kerstin Sauer
                                Frankfurter Strasse 16/1
                                Heilbronn 74072, Germany
                                T. +49 71 31 59 41 337
                                F. +49 71 31 59 41 338
                                mail@impulswerkstatt-online.de




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Category: Human Interest & Social Issues




TO BE OR NOT TO BE
Anca Damian




This movie is about a theater troupe in the high-security penitentiary of Arad.
Who are these actors, this long list of names, of IDs, of sentences, of guilt...?
What’s happening to them, and to us, the people who are watching them sentenced by
our own fears, dependencies, preconceptions?
And after all, where does real freedom, genuine guilt, true repentence, or real theater ex-
actly stand? Behind or outside bars?

Running time: 87’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             EdituraVideo
Contact Person:            Anca Damian
                           Piata Presei Libere 1, camera 438
                           Bucharest, Romania
                           T. +40 744 204 437
                           F. +40 744 204 437
                           damian@yahoo.com




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                                           KOREA
    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
    Festival Participation


    TO FIND TIGER KIM
    Koo Bon-hwan




    When I was very young, my family used to go to a large tomb. It was the tomb ofTiger Kim.
    Tiger Kim was a relative of mine, my grandma’s brother-in-law and my grandpa’s higher
    officer. And it was he who made my grandparents marry. In a sense, he“created”my fam-
    ily. Sixty years ago, he was the most important man in the Korean president’s entourage.
    Tiger Kim was his nickname because of the courage he had shown at the time. I was very
    proud of him, so I used to show his mark of honor to my friends. But when I grew up, I
    heard about his shocking story. So I decided to find out the truth. And I did. When I de-
    cided to do so, my grandpa fell ill with cancer.
    Koo Bon-hwan

    Running time: 94’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Starfilm
    Contact Person:             Bon-Wan Koo
                                Chunglang-gu muk 1, Dong sinan apt.
                                101-804, Seoul, South Korea
                                T. +82 11 92551294
                                ne-a-creer@hanmail.net
                                www.cyworld.com/kuvrski




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Category: Ecology & Human Interest
Festival Participation


TO LIVE – SAVE OUR SAEMANKUM
Lee Kang-Gil




This film tracks the effects of the Saemankum Reclamation Project on the people whose
livelihood depends on the tideland and the sea. An internal feud between supporters of
tideland preservation and proponents of financial rewards arises within the town of Gye-
hwa-do, whose inhabitants are worn out by the difficult fight against a government that
promotes their dissolution.

Running time: 75’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:             Lee Sang-yeop
                           #135-010 305, 751 Building 203
                           Nonhyeon-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
                           T. +82 11 9060 9124
                           docuzine@gmail.com




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    Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
    Festival Participation


    TO MAKE AN ExAMPLE OF
    Necati Sönmez




    In Turkey, the death penalty was abolished in 2002. The last executions had been carried
    out in 1984. Meanwhile, since the foundation of the republic, a total of 712 people, 15 of
    which were female, were executed “to serve as an example.” Even at times when the
    death penalty was a burning issue, it was only discussed either in reference to major po-
    litical cases or based on the argument of “unjust executions.” This documentary humanely
    tackles the capital punishment issue through its actual enforcements inTurkey.While wan-
    dering through two deserted prisons where many executions took place, the film tries to
    witness the very last moments of the convicts – as if such a thing is ever possible – and
    raises this question on behalf of the hundreds who died on the gallows: Why did we kill
    all these people?

    Running time: 48’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              ZeZe Film
    Contact Person:             Emel Celebi
                                Sahkulu mah. Seraskerci cikm. 4/2 Galata, Beyoglu
                                34420 Istanbul,Turkey
                                T. +90 212 2499721
                                F. +90 535 685 1935
                                info@zezefilm.com & zezefilm@gmail.com
                                www.zezefilm.com




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                                      ISRAEL
Category: Current Affairs




TO SEE IF I’M SMILING
Tamar Yarom




A personal account of female soldiers and their lives in the Israeli Army, the only one to
draft women for mandatory military service. A female point of view on the drama of an
unending war, on the moral challenges they faced while dealing with the Palestinian pop-
ulation.The young women look back critically at the way they handled the power that was
placed in their hands at the young age of eighteen. Did they really smile in the pictures?

Running time: 59’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             First Hand Films
Contact Person:            EstherVan Messel
                           Fritz HeebWeg 5
                           Zurich 8050, Switzerland
                           T. +41 443 122 060
                           F. +41 443 122 080
                           info@firsthandfilms.com




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                                        ROMANIA
    Category: Docudrama




    TODAY I WAS YOUNG AND PRETTY
    Alexandra Gulea




    Most of the Gypsy population of Clejani, a village located some 50 kms away from
    Bucharest, traditionally consists of musicians going back many generations.The film shows
    how the musicians relate to daily life and the way their perception of reality influences
    their music. A firm belief in superstition, the unavoidable blows of fate, and communica-
    tion with the dead become the sources of inspiration and expression, of joy and sorrow.
    Alexandra Guleas’unconventional documentary takes us on a musical journey to the ori-
    gins of Romanian gypsy music.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Europolis Film
    Contact Person:             Thomas Ciulei
                                Tudor Arghezi Str. No.14
                                Bucharest 020945, Romania
                                T. +40 74 46 44 147
                                F. +40 21 31 68 079
                                alexgulea@hotmail.com office@europolisfilm.com




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                         THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Human Interest & Social Issues
Festival Participation


TOUCH ME SOMEPLACE I CAN FEEL
Simone de Vries




John Callahan – born in Oregon in 1951 – was a troubled teen. At 21 he was left para-
lyzed after a car accident. His outlet becomes drawing – not the most obvious choice be-
cause he can hardly use his hands anymore. With a raw style he draws ruthless
observations of mankind. An example: A huge woman in a bookstore screaming at a cos-
tumer: “Sir, this is a feminist bookstore – we don’t have a humor section!” But there is
more to the cynical man with the orange-dyed hair and matching sunglasses racing
through the streets of Portland. He also writes and sings moving, melancholy songs, like
“Touch Me Someplace I Can Feel”. This is a film on will power. Callahan will not be ig-
nored and, most of all, he doesn’t want to be a thankful, humble disabled person. And to
be close to women, he has found his own, bold way...

Running time: 53’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             NPO Sales
Contact Person:            Kaisa Kriek
                           Sumatralaan 45
                           Hilversum 1217 GP,The Netherlands
                           T. + 31 35 677 35 61
                           F. + 31 35 677 53 18
                           kaisa.kriek@omroep.nl




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                              THE NETHERLANDS
    Category: Adventure & Travel




    TRAILS FROM THE EAST
    01/13 –VIETNAM
    Rob Hof


    A 13-part documentary series that chronicles a train voyage from the East to the West,
    through fast-changing societies, along the birthplaces of five world religions. The series
    tackles some of the great questions of today’s world. How do people cope with continu-
    ing globalization? Is it a threat or an opportunity?
    The Reunification Express: The train journeys from Hanoi to Saigon on the so-called Re-
    unification Express. The travelers talk about coping with war, hate and forgiveness. Out-
    side the train, a portrait of singer My Linh, a star in Vietnam who now hopes to conquer
    the US with her voice. On the shore, there’s a meeting with a diving instructor and inTayn-
    inh there’s a meeting with the Caodai Church, which preaches a mix of Catholicism, Islam,
    Buddhism, Confucianism and Taoism. The Caodai Church wants to unite the best of each
    religion. The journey ends in Saigon, where a bus drives by former battle fields, with a
    stop at the Cu Chi battle field where tourists can shoot a machine gun towards the Cam-
    bodian border for a dollar.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              First Hand Films
    Contact Person:             EstherVan Messel
                                Fritz HeebWeg 5
                                Zurich 8050, Switzerland
                                T. +41 443 122 060
                                F. +41 443 122 080
                                info@firsthandfilms.com




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                         THE NETHERLANDS
Category: Adventure & Travel




TRAILS FROM THE EAST
02/13 – CAMBODIA
Rob Hof


A 13-part documentary series that chronicles a train voyage from the East to the West,
through fast-changing societies, along the birthplaces of five world religions. The series
tackles some of the great questions of today’s world. How do people cope with continu-
ing globalization? Is it a threat or an opportunity?
Country of Scars: A documentary about a train voyage through Cambodia, meetings with
passengers on the roofs and in the compartments full of hammocks. It was only a short
time ago that Cambodia lost a quarter if its citizens under the Pol Pot regime. The coun-
try was completely closed off from the world. Trains did not run anymore, but now there
is a daily connection between the capital and the Thai border. Outside the train there are
portraits of a busy Thai monk, a Muslim leader and a victim of Pol Pot’s regime. In the
train there are discussions about daily survival and the difficult task of coming to terms
with the past.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             First Hand Films
Contact Person:            EstherVan Messel
                           Fritz HeebWeg 5
                           Zurich 8050, Switzerland
                           T. +41 443 122 060
                           F. +41 443 122 080
                           info@firsthandfilms.com




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                              THE NETHERLANDS
    Category: Adventure & Travel




    TRAILS FROM THE EAST
    05/13 – MYANMAR & BANGLADESH
    Rob Hof


    A 13-part documentary series that chronicles a train voyage from the East to the West,
    through fast-changing societies, along the birthplaces of five world religions. The series
    tackles some of the great questions of today’s world. How do people cope with continu-
    ing globalization? Is it a threat or an opportunity?
    Behind Closed Borders:This film chronicles the journey fromYangoon, Myanmar (Burma)
    to Benapole, the border between Bangladesh and India. Both countries are closed soci-
    eties. In Burma, all opposition, Buddhist or not, is silenced. It is one of the most dictato-
    rial societies of our times. The internet is not widely available and spies are everywhere.
    Outside the train there are portraits of political refugees. Bangladesh is a country of con-
    trasts. A country where the government speaks against terrorism and modern Islam, but
    at the same time shuts down any type of dissent. But Bangladesh is also a country of lit-
    erature and music and one of the travelers offers her daughter’s hand in marriage.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              First Hand Films
    Contact Person:             EstherVan Messel
                                Fritz HeebWeg 5
                                Zurich 8050, Switzerland
                                T. +41 443 122 060
                                F. +41 443 122 080
                                info@firsthandfilms.com




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                                    FRANCE
Category: Docudrama




TRANSVESTITES ALSO CRY
Sebastiano d’Ayala Valva




Paris. In a small side street, seconds away from the Place de Clichy, two dirty and dingy
hotels face one another. Behind their façades, the lives of marginal transsexuals from
Ecuador unfold. They all work as prostitutes in the Bois de Boulogne. We meet“Mujeron”
(the“BigWoman”in Spanish), a former boxer who chose prostitution and a solitary life in
order to survive and help his family back home. We also meet the exuberant and ironic
“Romina”, who seems to have made her dreams come true thanks to prostitution: a
woman’s body, a housewife’s routine, a small flat and some money.Two parallel existences
that are apparently poles apart but will in fact unite in one tragic ending.
Both light-hearted and tragic, switching from flirtatiousness to misery, from optimism to
fatalism, the story of Romina and Mujeron balances between joyful complicity and soli-
tary distress.

Running time: 54’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:            Wide Management
Contact Person:           Loïc Magneron
                          40 rue Sainte-Anne, 3ème étage, code 2863
                          Paris 75002, France
                          T. +33 1 53 95 04 64
                          F. +33 1 53 95 04 65
                          wide@widemanagement.com




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                                      ARGENTINA
    Category: History & Ecology
    Festival Participation


    THE TREE
    Gustavo Fontán




    In front of Maria and Julio’s house, stand two ancient acacia trees.The entangled branches
    make a single top, but one of them seems to have died. In springtime, when they turn
    green again, there is no way to tell to which tree the tender leaves belong. Maria and Julio
    argue: she believes that the tree is dead and needs to be removed; she’s afraid that it may
    cause an accident, but he’s not so sure about that. Julio planted that acacia tree when one
    of his children was born and it’s no easy deal to accept what Maria wants. Trusting faith
    and believing the tree still lives, he keeps watering it. The lives of these two characters
    that live in a one-hundred-year-old house are woven around these trees. An occasional
    visit by a neighbor, a celebration, memories and ghosts, the daily routine, the seasons,
    the changes in light and shadow, all shape the story in such a way that everything seems
    to be about time going by, silently and irreversibly, never turning back.

    Running time: 65’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Tercera Orilla
    Contact Person:             Gustavo Fontan
                                Alsina 1015, Banfield (1828)
                                Buenos Aires, Argentina
                                T. +54 11 4242 3802
                                terceraorillacine@yahoo.com.ar




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                                   THAILAND
Category: History & Politics
Festival Participation


THE TRUTH BE TOLD: THE CASES
AGAINST SUPINYA KLANGNARONG
Pimpaka Towira


A chronicle of the crucial moments in the life ofThai media activist Supinya Klangnarong
in her fight against the 400-million-Baht (11 million USD) defamation charges brought
against her by the Shin Corporation – the telecommunication giant owned at the time by
the family of thenThai Prime MinisterThaksin Shinawatra – following Klangnarong’s 2003
comment about the government’s conflict of interest in relation to the corporation. Al-
though the charges were dropped in 2006, this vicious lawsuit that haunted her life for 3
years has become a part of her, as well as serving as a political instrument over the course
of time. Does this victory of hers mean that freedom of speech may finally help bring
about change inThai society and politics? Or is that just wishful thinking?

Running time: 110’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              ExtraVirgin
Contact Person:             Mai Meksawan
                            72 Soi Attakarnprasit, 11B, SathornTai Road
                            Bangkok, 10120,Thailand
                            T. +66 2213 1951
                            mai@extravirginco.com
                            www.extravirginco.com




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                                          FRANCE
    Category: Current Affairs




    TWO DADDIES IN MANHATTAN
    Philippe Baron




    Tim, aTV producer, and Peter, a lawyer, met eight years ago.They quickly began to live to-
    gether and wanted very much to have a child. For months, they could not decide between
    adoption and in vitro fertilization with a carrier mother.
    They opted for the second. Four years of fierce determination and several thousand dol-
    lars later, Lillian and Beatrice, false twins, were born at San Diego Hospital. At once “fa-
    ther/mother” and “mother/father”, Tim and Peter are wildly happy. This example of a
    social phenomenon raises basic questions about motherhood, fatherhood and the law.

    Running time: 58’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              10 Francs
    Contact Person:             Guy Knafo
                                28, rue de l’Equerre
                                Paris 75019, France
                                T. +33 1 48 74 43 77
                                F. +33 1 48 74 82 65
                                10francs@10francs.fr




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                                      CANADA
Category: Current Affairs
Festival Participation


UNDER THE HOOD: A VOYAGE
INTO THE WORLD OF TORTURE
Patricio Henriquez


“We don’t torture people in America. And people who make that claim just don’t know
anything about our country.” Αs the president of the United States was making this state-
ment in 2003, the Abu Ghraib prison was already fully functioning in US controlled Iraq.
Less than six months later, the outraged world saw the awful photos taken by the jailers
and torturers themselves. In this documentary, torture victims in Afghanistan, Iraq, France,
Great Britain and Australia speak of their experiences, giving a face and identity to the suf-
fering.The documentary also provides some historical background: the United States has
been using and teaching torture techniques since the end of WorldWar ΙΙ, though it’s not
the first country to use torture. Certain practices were devised and developed by the popes
of the Catholic Church. Belief in the principles of the Holy Inquisition exists today, as do
some of its methods: cheap but effective, they’re still being used in a cell somewhere,
probably as you read these very lines.

Running time: 107’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              National Film Board of Canada
Contact Person:             Johanne St-Arnauld
                            3155 Cote-de-Liesse Rd
                            Saint-Laurent, Quebec, H4N 2N4, Canada
                            T. +1 514 283 2703
                            F. +1 514 496 1895
                            international@nfb.ca
                            www.nfb.ca




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                                       BULGARIA
    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    THE UNKNOWN ABOUT
    THE WORLD-KNOWN
    Stanislava Kalcheva


    In search of the genesis of the Bulgarian genius spirit with which the talent of the world-
    famous opera singer Nikolai Giaurov has been nurtured, the film traces his growth and
    maturity – from the faint ring of the provincial church bell and the cry of the train whis-
    tle piercing the bosom of the mountain, the amateur brass band, the church’s Slavonic
    chanting... to the stages of La Scala, Covent Garden,The Grand Opera of Paris,The Metro-
    politan Opera. Becoming confident and believing in himself... and conquering the world.
    The film’s narrative relies on the natural, vivid (sometimes in a sonorous Rhodope dialect)
    memories of those who have known the singer – from the time he ran in the streets of
    Velingrad – to the time when he came back from some distant part of the world to take
    a rest in the silence of his native devoted and tender Rhodopes.

    Running time: 54’
    Year of production: 2006

    Sales Contact:             Bulgarian NationalTelevision
    Contact Person:            Daniela Kuzmanova
                               29, San Stefano St.
                               Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
                               T. +35 92 814 2390
                               F. +35 92 943 6045
                               d_kuzmanova@bnt.bg




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                                           UK
Category: Creative Documentaries




THE UNPROTECTED MUSEUM
Yannis Malavakis




The Unprotected Museum is a contemporary documentary about the relationship between
Modern Greeks and the country’s ancient heritage. Thasos, an island whose ancient cul-
ture is great, is the setting of the documentary, which tries to discover why the locals con-
sider it a problem when artefacts are found on their property, why ancient monuments
are being left unprotected and why the French archaeological team comes to the island
every year.
Locals, archaeologists and fishermen are the main interviewees giving an insight into what
is really happening in terms of appreciation and protection of the ancient heritage of the
area.

Running time: 21’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Yannis Malavakis
                            301BWestbourne Park Rd
                            LondonW11 1EE, UK
                            T. +44 775 912 25 12
                            F. +30 2310 698 598
                            malavakisy@hotmail.com




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                                     CANADA
Category: Ecology & Social Issues
Festival Participation


UP THE YANGTZE
Yung Chang




A luxury cruise boat motors up the Yangtze, navigating the mythic waterway known in
China simply as“the river”. See it while you can. The Yangtze is about to be transformed
by the biggest hydroelectric dam in history. At the river’s edge, a young woman says good-
bye to her family as the floodwaters rise towards their small homestead. TheThree Gorges
Dam – contested symbol of the Chinese economic miracle – provides the epic backdrop
for Up the Yangtze, a dramatic feature documentary on life inside the 21st century Chinese
dream. Chinese-Canadian filmmaker Yung Chang crafts a moving depiction of peasant
life, a powerful narrative of contemporary China, and a disquieting glimpse into a future
that awaits us all.

Running time: 94’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              National Film Board of Canada
Contact Person:             Johanne St-Arnauld
                            3155 Cote-de-Liesse Rd
                            Saint-Laurent, Quebec, H4N 2N4, Canada
                            T. +1 514 283 2703
                            F. +1 514 496 1895
                            international@nfb.ca
                            www.nfb.ca




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Category: Lifestyles




URBAN ExPLORERS:
INTO THE DARKNESS
Melody Gilbert


Welcome to the captivating world of urban exploration, an unexamined international sub-
culture of fearless thrill-seekers who explore places most people would never dream of
going. They lurk beneath city sewers and trespass into long-abandoned buildings, defi-
antly searching for unseen treasures of modern civilization. Documentary filmmaker
Melody Gilbert (Whole, A Life Without Pain) follows explorers with superhero nicknames
like‘Max Action’, ‘Katwoman’, ‘Danarchy’and‘Slim Jim’on their‘missions’to infiltrate aban-
doned government sites, aging mental institutions and even the forbidden catacombs in
Paris.
In recent years, there has been an emergence of this subculture that few people have heard
about: urban exploration. Intrigued by the hidden underbelly of the man-made world,
urban explorers go through great lengths just to catch a glimpse of the unseen.They put
their lives at risk by wading through thick muck in methane-filled sewers, breaking into
asbestos-covered buildings, and precariously dangling a hundred feet above giant man-
holes. They conquer decaying tourist sites, drains and the bone-littered catacombs the
same way that outdoor enthusiasts try to conquer remote rivers and mountains.

Running time: 58‘
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             FilmsTransit International Inc.
Contact Person:            Jan Röfekamp
                           252 Gouin Boulevard East
                           Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                           T. +1 514 844 3358
                           F. +1 514 844 7298
                           janrofekamp@filmstransit.com



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                                       LATVIA
Category: History & Politics




US AND THEM
Antra Cilinska




What is it that makes people love or hate each other, or feel different in the same coun-
try? These are the questions which many of us would like to be able to answer in many
countries of this modern world. This is also true in Latvia. The existence of the two com-
munities – the Latvian and the Russian speaking ones, is a reality of the present day sit-
uation in Latvia. Out of 2.5 million people, nearly 1 million is Russian speaking, the
majority of which has settled there since the Soviet invasion in 1941.Throughout 50 years
of the Soviet regime it was impossible to discuss the relationship between the Latvians and
the Russians as it was regarded as an expression of nationalism on behalf of the Latvian
people. After independence in 1991, for many Russians it was a big decision – to leave or
to stay.To remain fully fledged citizens of the new state, these Russians had to pass a cit-
izenship test. This fact was not welcomed by everybody, as the majority of the Russians
have never really learned to speak Latvian. More significantly – the Russian speaking com-
munity felt threatened and are beginning to depict themselves as oppressed.Where does
truth now lie?Who is the victim, who the criminal?

Running time: 64’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Juris Podniekis Studio
Contact Person:             Antra Cilinska
                            2 Citadeles St.
                            Riga LV-10101, Latvia
                            T. +371 721 69 67
                            F. +371 721 09 08
                            jps@jps.lv




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Category: Current Affairs




USA vs AL-ARIAN
Line Halvorsen




A personal story of a family living in a society where fear of terrorism has resulted in in-
creasing stigmatization and discrimination against Muslims.
In 2003, Sami Al-Arian, a Palestinian refugee, university professor and civil rights activist,
was accused of supporting a terrorist organization and held in solitary confinement for
over three years. His six-month trial ended without a single guilty verdict, but he remained
in jail as the prosecution threatened to retry him. The case of Sami Al-Arian is one of the
first major tests of the USA PATRIOT ACT, and the Bush administration considered this a
landmark case in its campaign against international terrorism.
In May 2006 he agreed to a plea bargain with the US Government in order to put an end
to the ordeal and to be reunited with his family. His family is now searching for a country
that will accept him, a stateless Palestinian, upon his release from prison

Running time: 52’or 98’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              TV2World A/S
Contact Person:             Anne Köhncke
                            Teglholm Allé 16
                            Copenhagen SV 2450, Denmark
                            T. +45 652 122 23
                            F. +45 39 757 500
                            annk@tv2.dk




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                                       CYPRUS
Category: Art, Music & Culture




THE VALLEY OF ROSES
Athanasios Fininis




Throughout the history of mankind, the flower has been one of the most inspiring exam-
ples of the sheer elegance of the natural world. And the queen of flowers, it is said, is the
rose.This documentary is dedicated to the people who share their lives with this remark-
able plant, in Central Bulgaria. It monitors the history of this magnificent flower, which is
full of encounters with the greatest civilizations of the past. It witnesses the local rituals,
the traditional festivities, the truly impressive coronation of the Queen of Roses, the rose
petal gathering in the fields and the colorful parade along the central avenue of the city
of Kazanluk. It smells the fragrance of the three and a half tons of rose petals which are dis-
tilled to produce just one litre of the most famous rose-oil in the world. The Bulgarian
“attar”, as it is called, is an invaluable gift of the land, being in high demand among mak-
ers of perfume. Exhibits of the Museum of Roses and the Koulata Ethnographic Complex
feature the history and the tradition of rose cultivation and distillation.TheThracian tomb
is a monument of global historical importance which is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
A masterpiece of realistic murals and frescoes that makes the area of the Valley of Roses
even more attractive. An exciting journey into theValley of senses...
An unforgettable experience in theValley of Roses.

Running time: 48’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Exoptron Ltd
Contact Person:             Spiros Gavalas
                            Dimosthenous 10, Megaro Gianni-Maria Suite 205
                            Larnaca 6058, Cyprus
                            T. +30 693 668 83 96
                            gavalass@exoptron.com



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        JORDAN - GERMANY - THE NETHERLANDS
    Category: Sports & Social Issues




    VICTOIRE TERMINUS
    Renaud Barret & Florent De La Tullaye




    A vivid portrait of a bunch of outstanding women who choose boxing to get ahead in an
    African capital caught in the turmoil of its first democratic elections.
    Summer 2006 in Kinshasa. Martini, Jeannette, Hélène and Rosette spar everyday with
    Coach Judex in the old stadium Tata Rafael, where in 1974 Muhammad Ali knocked out
    George Foreman in the most legendary boxing match in the history of boxing. At dawn,
    thousands of people from the ghetto come to train here and political parties rally. In a
    parallel to the fight for the Presidency of the Congo (DRC), Judex struggles to organize a
    women’s boxing tournament with little money... Kinshasa sings, Kinshasa starves and
    Judex’s girls manage to survive, with no illusions but still with hope. A film about women
    in a country where men have become crazy.

    Running time: 80’
    Year of production: 2008

    Sales Contact:              Wide Management
    Contact Person:             Loïc Magneron
                                40 rue Sainte-Anne, 3ème étage, code 2863
                                Paris 75002, France
                                T. + 33 1 53 95 04 64
                                F. + 33 1 53 95 04 65
                                wide@widemanagement.com




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Category: History & Politics




VICTORY
Renger van den Heuvel




In 1980, 28 years before the Olympic Games of Beijing, the world’s biggest sport event is
for the first time ever organized in a socialistic country: the Soviet Union.
Moscow is host of the 22nd Olympic Games, just as the ColdWar reaches another height,
after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. The Moscow Games end up being boycotted by
more than 50 countries.
Against this background Victory portrays six former Soviet citizens as individuals finding
their own way through Soviet society.They are into art, into sport, into big city life or into
religious philosophy.Their stories form a varied pattern that tells the audience more than
the clichés about Soviet society. For the authorities – in the meantime – everything seems
under control. Moscow has been turned into a Potemkin Village. Until the ‘not officially
allowed’singer Vladimir Vyssotsky suddenly dies, during the Games, and the people of
Moscow want to pay their last respects to their hero.
By revisiting the 1980s now, a picture of today’s Moscow and its inhabitants (old and
young) also emerges, showing the differences and the similarities between now and then,
between the Soviet Union and Russia.

Running time: 77’or 52’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Tochka Zrenia
Contact Person:             Renger van den Heuvel
                            Diamantstraat 17a-III
                            Amsterdam 1074 GA,The Netherlands
                            T. +31 651 061 951
                            info@tochka-zrenia.nl




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    Category: Lifestyles




    VODKA - NATIONAL PRODUCT #1
    Alexei Khanyutin




    Many people in the West have long held the idea of vodka almost as the major attribute
    of Russia, the Russians and the Russian way of life. Strange as it may seem, this popular
    foreign tourist cliché does not differ greatly from the ideas of the Russians themselves.
    According to opinion polls, people considering themselves Russian value vodka for its
    “simple-heartiness”,“strength”, its ability to“reveal the person’s inner self”, in a word for
    helping them to stay Russian. It is interesting that the same words are used by many Rus-
    sians to describe the major features of their national character.
    In Russia, vodka is indeed not a mere alcoholic beverage. It is the national symbol, the
    most important drive of the government and shadow economies, the major means of so-
    cial therapy, an inexhaustible source of creative inspiration and many other things. In a
    word, it is Russia’s Number 1 Product directly tied up to the major mechanisms and drives
    of Russian reality.

    Running time: 58’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              10 Francs
    Contact Person:             Guy Knafo
                                28, rue de l’Equerre
                                Paris 75019, France
                                T. +33 1 48 74 43 77
                                F. +33 1 48 74 82 65
                                10francs@10francs.fr




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Category: Science & Knowledge




VOLCANO HUNT
Tullio Bernabei




Volcano Hunt is an adventure of science and discovery to look for a mysterious, giant un-
derwater volcano hiding in the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, just off Sicily’s Southern
coastline. For the first time, a team of specialists and researchers from Italy’s National In-
stitute ofVulcanology will sail aboard an oceanographic boat equipped with the most so-
phisticated research tools to locate the mysterious giant.

Running time: 52’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              GA&A Productions
Contact Person:             Alessandra Massari
                            Piazza Martiri di Belfiore 2
                            Rome 00195, Italy
                            T. +39 063 613 480
                            F. +39 063 614 042
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Category: Science & Knowledge, Biography




WALTER ZAPP – THE MINOx
WAS MY LIFE
Kurt Widmer


Photography enthusiasts know that Walter Zapp is the father of Minox, the first and rev-
olutionary miniature camera of which more than one million copies have been sold since
its invention in 1935. Because of its small size, the Minox became a legendary and sought
after object for generations of spies – much to the displeasure of its inventor.
During his life, Walter Zapp was often close to success, but circumstances always pre-
vented the final break-through. The“Minox-scandal”lead to him splitting from his own
company at the end of the 1940s and prompted his move to Switzerland where he lived
and worked until his death in 2003 at the age of 97.
To see him as just another gifted inventor and constructor who was a victim of history
and circumstance would be too simple. He was much more than that: a loner, dogged
and persistent throughout his life who, even when on camping holidays, would always
walk around in a suit and tie. Who was this man who always built whatever his family
needed himself, be it a caravan with a cooker or even the house that they lived in?

Running time: 52‘
Year of production: 2006


Sales Contact:             Taskovski Films Ltd
Contact Person:            Jarmila Outratova
                           4BWenworth street
                           London, E1 7TF, UK
                           T. +420 776 066165
                           jarmila@taskovskifilms.com
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Category: Arts, Music, & Culture




WANDERING TUNES
Angeliki Yannakopoulou




A story of people and notes from well-known and unknown civilizations that manage to
relieve the monotony of everyday noises. Amateur musicians who practiced music to earn
a living but also professionals with an excellent musical education and top studies, write
their story among the streets of the city. Immigrants looking for a better life leave their
country and decide to be incorporated in a strange society that hesitates to accept them,
lost in its own feverish anxiety for bliss.

Running time: 51’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Greek Film Center
Contact Person:             Evi Lazari
                            Panepistimiou 10
                            10671, Athens Greece
                            T. +30 210 3687503
                            F. +30 210 3614336
                            info@gfc.gr
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THE WAY HOME
Zohar Hanuni




A short time before my father’s death, he took a few 8 mm films to a photo shop in Afula
in order for them to be converted into video format. No one ever collected those films,
which my father took of us when we were children.
A few months ago, my sister Shlomit found 2 rolls of 8 mm films in Moshav Hazav, films
which we never saw before.
The Movie The Way Home describes a voyage which tries to get in touch with the severed
past, through the life of my siblings.
In the movie I show the films to my siblings.Together we remember and understand.The
movie tries to ignite the “memory wheels”in order to remember the past, and to close
this door, look to the future with reconciliation and anticipate finding my new/old home.

Running time: 37‘
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             JMT Films Distribution
Contact Person:            MichaelTreves
                           20 Bialik st.
                           Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                           T. +972 52 363 3398
                           F. +972 52 363 3398
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Category: History & Politics




WE WERE ExODUS
Jean-Michel Vecchiet




“1947:The Summer of the Exodus”is truly the missing link between two important mo-
ments of the 20th Century: the Shoah and the creation of the state of Israel. In July 1947,
4,551 passengers, all survivors of the Shoah, boarded a boat called“Exodus 47”in Sète that
left secretly for Palestine. Intercepted by the British Navy, the passengers were transferred
to three English boats, which, after nine days of a difficult journey, returned to Provence
at Port-de-Bouc. On that morning of July 29th, 1947, no one could have imagined the trial
of strength between the English and the French governments that would ultimately lead
to the most spectacular historical moment in the creation of the Jewish nation. So, what
did a little port in the South of France have to do with this great historical moment?

Running time: 80’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Wide Management
Contact Person:             Loïc Magneron
                            40 rue Sainte-Anne, 3ème étage, code 2863
                            Paris 75002, France
                            T. +33 1 53 95 04 64
                            F. +33 1 53 95 04 65
                            wide@widemanagement.com




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Category: Creative Documentaries




WE WERE LIKE DREAMERS
Yehudit Damari-Agasi




Summer 2005 – Israel Disengages from the Gaza strip.
I lived in Gan Or with my family for 20 years, filming the last two, before being evicted.
The final year forced us to deal with things we’ve never encountered. The house we built
was being destroyed, our citrus plantation dried up days before it was ready for picking.
The ground fell out from under our feet. And when this happens, what you live by or what
you believe doesn’t matter anymore.The fall is inevitable.
The film shows the different ways we each had for dealing with being forced out of our
home.

Running time: 50‘
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             JMT Films Distribution
Contact Person:            MichaelTreves
                           20 Bialik st.
                           Tel Aviv 63324, Israel
                           T. +972 52 363 3398
                           F. +972 52 363 3398
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Category: Human Interest & Social Issues




WHAT’S EATING DIMITRI?
Valerie Kontakos & Giannis Missouridis




Dimitri is an intellectually disabled adolescent. He is attending a school for children with
special needs in Attica. But the school is facing serious problems with infrastructures,
equipment, maintenance and a great lack of specialized programs. The different cases of
students with special needs are dealt with as one continuous category, with the result
that all of these children find themselves in a“gray zone”of substandard education.
Dimitri’s parents,Yianna and Mathieu, worry about their child’s future and try to find ways
to ensure a dignified existence for him when he grows up. Like other parents of children
with special needs, they find themselves on the margin of an indifferent society that
prefers to forget people with special needs. It is obvious that the institutional support of
these children has never been a priority of the Greek state.

Running time: 57’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA
Contact Person:             Yannis Kolias or ZefiTsoukala
                            432 Messoghion Ave., Aghia Paraskevi
                            15342, Athens Greece
                            T. +30 210 607 5711-12
                            F. +30 210 607 5715
                            ykolias@ert.gr, ztsoukala@ert.gr
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Category: Human Interest & Social Issues




WHEN I CAME HOME
Dan Lohaus




IraqWar veteran Herold Noel suffers from PostTraumatic Stress Disorder and lives in his car
in Brooklyn. His struggle to get assistance from different veterans’aid organizations turns
into a media blitz that transforms the young, homeless veteran into the leader of a new
movement.

Running time: 70’& 55’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Cinephil
Contact Person:            Philippa Kowarsky
                           18 Levontin Street
                           Tel Aviv 65112, Israel
                           T. +972 3 566 4129
                           F. +972 3 560 1436
                           info@cinephil.co.il




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Category: Ethnography
Festival Participation


THE WHISPERING OF THE TREES
Tom Lemke




In southern Chile, the indigenous people are named after a tree.They call themselves Ma-
puche Pehuenche – The People of the Pine Nut. The pine nut (pehuen) is the fruit of the
Araucaria araucana tree. Thanks to the fruit of this tree, people have been able to survive
in this region for centuries. Ignored by civilization, the Pehuenche lived a difficult life that
was constantly under threat. Today, civilization has arrived and the Pehuenche are expe-
riencing a time of change. The film tells the story of a family which, according to the an-
nual custom, leaves its home and sets out for the jungle to pick the pine nuts off the trees.
The men climb up trees that are up to 30 meters tall. The pine nuts are still important to
the Pehuenche’s survival but a large part of their harvest is sold for money. Despite the
changes, the Pehuenche are trying to keep their culture alive.

Running time: 55’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:               AtelierBusche.MEDIA
Contact Person:              Sebastian Runschke
                             Dieselstrasse 13
                             71332,Waiblingen, Germany
                             T. +49 7151 50 28220
                             F. +49 7151 50 28260
                             sr@atelierbuschemedia.com
                             www.AtelierBusche.MEDIA.com




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Category: Arts, Music, & Culture




WIERSZALIN
Francesco Carrozini




In the remote town of Suprasl, behind the walls of an average-looking house, existsWier-
szalin Theater of Poland, an award-winning, internationally acclaimed theatre group.
Francesco Carrozzini, who discovered the group in New York, closely follows Wierszalin’s
director and his troupe of actors on a journey behind the scenes to try and capture the
spirit of independent cinema.

Running time: 47’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:            Marek Milewicz Productions
Contact Person:           Marek Milewicz
                          508West 26th Street/ 12th Floor
                          NewYork, NewYork 10001, USA
                          T. + 1 212 924 67 60
                          F. + 1 212 206 02 53
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FeCategory: Music & Biography
stival Participation


WILD COMBINATION:
A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR RUSSELL
Matt Wolf


Wild Combination is a visually absorbing portrait of the seminal avant-garde composer,
singer-songwriter, cellist, and disco producer Arthur Russell. Before his untimely death
from AIDS in 1992, Arthur prolifically created music that spanned both pop and the tran-
scendent possibilities of abstract art. Now, over fifteen years since his passing, Arthur’s
work is finally finding its audience.Wolf incorporates rare archival footage and commen-
tary from Arthur’s family, friends, and closest collaborators – including Philip Glass and
Allen Ginsberg– to tell this poignant and important story.

Running time: 71’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Forward Entertainment
Contact Person:             MichaelThornton & Sheri Levine
                            200 East 94th Street, Apt1217
                            NewYork, NY 10128, USA
                            T. +1 212 300 6677
                            mthornton@forwardentertainment.us
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Category: Wildlife




WILD SECRETS V: EPISODE 1.
BLACK BACKED JACKAL: SCAVENGER
OF THE SKELETON COAST
Shinichi Murata
Featuring fascinating creatures and the hidden beauty of nature in the world, this highly
acclaimed wildlife documentary series filmed with high-definition cameras reveals the
struggle to survive not only against natural predators and harsh environments but also the
encroaching presence of mankind. Episode list:
1. Black Backed Jackal: Scavenger of the Skeleton Coast
2. Namibian Giraffe: Desert wanderers
3. Tagame: Predator of the Paddyfields
4. Beavers: Creating Communities
5. Asian Elephant: Long Memories, Long Lives
6. Patas Monkey: Life on the Run
7. Koala: Paradise in the Suburbs
8. A Beech for All Seasons
9. Pygmy Sweepers: Refuge on the Reef
10. Giant Salamander: Ancient Amphibian
11. Muriqui:Woolly Jumpers of Brazil
12. WhiteTailed Eagle: Hunters of Shiretoko
13. WhiteWingedTrumpeters: Forest Floor Flappers
Running time: 13 x 26’
Year of production: 2007
Sales Contact:             MICO – Media International Corporation
Contact Person:            Akemi Kikuchi
                           NR Bldg. 3rd Floor, 5-5 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya-ku
                           Tokyo 150-0047, Japan
                           T. +81 3 3468 6984
                           F. +81 3 3466 9530
                           kikuchi-a@micojapan.com


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Category: Arts, Music, & Culture




WIM WENDERS’STORY
OF HIS EARLY YEARS
Marcel Wehn


Drawing parallels between his early films and his personal biography, this documentary
tracesWimWenders’own history, prior to his international break-through with The Amer-
ican Friend (1976/77).

Running time: 52‘
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             First Hand Films
Contact Person:            EstherVan Messel
                           Fritz HeebWeg 5
                           Zurich 8050, Switzerland
                           T. +41 44 312 2060
                           F. +41 44 312 2080
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Category: History & Politics




WINGS OF DEFEAT
Linda Hoaglund & Risa Morimoto




Internationally, Kamikaze pilots remain a potent metaphor for fanaticism. In Japan, they
are largely revered for their selfless sacrifice.Yet few outside Japan know that hundreds of
kamikaze pilots survived the war. By the spring of 1945, when all Japanese planes were
reassigned to kamikaze (Tokkotai) attacks, Japan could no longer defend its airspace and
its naval fleet was demolished. Old airplanes and inadequate training resulted in many
failed engines, leaving scores of pilots stranded. When Japan surrendered, hundreds of
kamikaze trainees were awaiting sortie orders that never arrived.
Through rare interviews with surviving kamikaze pilots, we learn that the military de-
manded pilots volunteer to give up their lives. Retracing their journeys from teenagers to
doomed pilots, a complex history of brutal training and ambivalent sacrifice is revealed.
As U.S. firebombs incinerated its major cities and the country ran out of weapons and fuel,
Japan’s military government refused to accept the reality that it could no longer fight. In-
stead, they sent thousands of pilots off to targets nearly impossible to reach. Sixty years
later, survivors in their eighties tell us about their training, their mindsets, their experi-
ences in a kamikaze cockpit and what it meant to survive when thousands of their fellow
pilots had died.

Running time: 90‘
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              FilmsTransit International Inc.
Contact Person:             Jan Röfekamp
                            252 Gouin Boulevard East
                            Montreal, Quebec H3L 1A8, Canada
                            T. +1 514 844 3358
                            F. +1 514 844 7298
                            janrofekamp@filmstransit.com


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Category: History & Politics
Festival Participation


WITNESSES TO A SECRET WAR
Deborah Dickson




Witnesses to a Secret War tells the history of America’s clandestine war in Laos through the
stories of the Hmong soldiers who fought alongside the CIA and were forced to flee when
the war was lost to the communists in 1975. Artist CyThao and refugee advocate KaYing
Yang were young children when they fled Laos with their families and came to the United
States. Like exiles everywhere, they feel compelled to understand their past.Through dis-
armingly naïve paintings, Cy depicts the violence against the Hmong that followed the
communist takeover. Ka Ying has dedicated her life to helping refugees, like the Xiong
family, who have been living in refugee camps inThailand for the past 30 years.This is the
story of the Hmong people, who, against all odds, survived a collision between personal
history and the history of American politics in Southeast Asia.

Running time: 56’
Year of production: 2008

Sales Contact:              Blackbird Films
Contact Person:             Deborah Dickson
                            1 Main Street #4G, Brooklyn
                            NewYork, NY 11201, USA
                            T. +1 718 855 6762
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Category: Lifestyles & Social Issues




A WOMAN, A MAN
Galina Kraleva




The film features two life stories of people who have been confined to a wheelchair since
childhood. Apart from raising burning social issues, the film tells a story of moral courage,
the difficulties of reconciling oneself to one’s lot, of faith in God and fun in life.

Running time: 29’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:              Bulgarian NationalTelevision
Contact Person:             Daniela Kuzmanova
                            29, San Stefano St.
                            Sofia 1504, Bulgaria
                            T. + 359 2 814 2390
                            F. + 359 2 943 6045
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Category: Docudrama




A WORKING MOM
Limor Pinhasov & Yaron Kaftori




In 1990, 22 year-old Marisa left her two tiny children with her family in Bolivia to seek
work overseas. 15 years later, she returns and tries to reunite with the children she sup-
ported financially all those years—but who view her as a stranger today. Her story is a
real-life family drama that explores the powerful and painful themes of poverty, alienation
and displacement in the new global economy.

Running time: 78’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Fortissimo Films
Contact Person:             Catherine Le Clef
                            Van Diemenstraat 100
                            Amsterdam 1013 CN,The Netherlands
                            T. + 31 20 627 32 15
                            F. + 31 20 626 1155
                            info@fortissimo.nl




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Category: Art, Music & Culture




YANNIS MORALIS
Stelios Charalambopoulos




From the years between the two world wars, when he first emerged as an artist, to his
most recent work, exhibited in January 2004, Yannis Moralis has been constantly in the
foreground of Greek art, for almost seventy years. An artist belonging to the famous gen-
eration of the 30s, he continued his pursuits throughout the 20th century, while also
teaching some of Greece’ s finest visual artists at his workshop at the Athens School of
Fine Arts. A film on his life and work.

Running time: 80’
Year of production: 2006

Sales Contact:             Periplus
Contact Person:            Thanos Lambropoulos
                           176, Aristotelous st.
                           Athens 112 51, Greece
                           T. + 30 210 867 04 78
                           F. + 30 210 867 78 28
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    Category: Art, Music & Culture




    YILDIZ PORCELAINS
    Nilgün Suna




    A small tile factory was established in the outer garden of the Yıldız Palace in İstanbul in
    the beginning of 1890s: the Imperial Porcelain Factory.
    This palace factory was to become the second most important center in the history of
    Turkish tile production following İznik, a world famous brand name.
    The most famous tile decorators of the period worked at the imperial factory and the out-
    standing porcelain produced satisfied the needs of the palace and circles close to the
    palace, or were given to foreign guests and European monarchs as gifts.
    The rise of Yıldız porcelain coincided with the fall of the Ottoman Empire. This small fac-
    tory managed to survive after the collapse of the empire and has lasted up to today in
    spite of interruptions in its production.Today, theYıldız factory continues to operate under
    the name “National Palaces, Yıldız Porcelain and Tile Management”. Here, the hundred
    year old accumulation of knowledge and experience is preserved and evolved.
    The documentary includes unique patterns, a harmony of the colors, textures and shapes
    ofYıldız porcelain, and also reflects a hundred year old method of production which leads
    to the sparkling uniqueness of each object.

    Running time: 30’
    Year of production: 2007

    Sales Contact:              Turkish Radio –TV Corp.
    Contact Person:             Fuat Kale
                                Turan Gunes Bulvari Or-An
                                Ankara 06109,Turkey
                                T. + 90 312 490 76 59
                                F. + 90 312 491 26 06
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YOU NEVER KNOW
Boaz Shahak




There are two questions you can ask another human being:“What are you?”and“Who are
you?”If you ask “What are you”– you destroy the world. If you ask “Who are you?”you
build the world...” (Shlomo Carlebach).
In 1966, at a festival in Berkley, between Pete Seeger and “Jefferson Airplane,” a young
Rabbi came on stage with a guitar and began to sing. Shlomo Carlebach was a brilliant
youngTorah scholar who had been sent by the Lubavitcher Rebbe to bring theTorah to the
hippies of San Francisco. But when his love for them transgressed the boundaries of ha-
lacha (Jewish Law), he was shunned by the Orthodox establishment. Carlebach once said
in a radio interview that he composed no less than 4,000 original melodies.Thirteen years
ago he passed away, penniless; today his music fills concert halls and in almost every
Jewish community there is a community of his followers.

Running time: 63’
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:             Go2Films
Contact Person:            Hedva Goldschmidt
                           37/8 Isar Nathanzon St.
                           Jerusalem 97787, Israel
                           T. + 972 2 583 13 71
                           F. + 972 2 583 54 50
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Category: History & Politics




ZERO: AN INVESTIGATION INTO 9/11
Franco Fracassi & Francesco Trento




Zero: An Investigation into 9/11: has one central thesis – the official version of events sur-
rounding the attacks on 9/11 cannot be true. This brand new feature documentary from
Italian production company Telemarco, explores the latest scientific evidence and reveals
dramatic new eye witness testimony, which directly conflicts with the US government’s
account.
Featuring presentations from intellectual heavyweights such as GoreVidal and Nobel Prize
Winner Dario Fo, the film challenges preconceived assumptions surrounding the attacks.
In the words of the Italian daily newspaper Il Corriere de la Sera: “What results is a se-
quence of contradictions, gaps and omissions of stunning gravity.”
Zero cannot prove who ordered the planes to crash into the most iconic buildings in Amer-
ica, but the weight of evidence it provides will plant doubt in the most sceptical of minds.

Running time: 110‘
Year of production: 2007

Sales Contact:              Mercury Media International Ltd
Contact Person:             Patricia Hickey
                            6 Baseline Studios,Whitchurch Road
                            LondonW11 4AT, UK
                            T. +44 207 221 72 21
                            F. +44 207 221 72 28
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    Category: Creative Documentaries




    ZUOZ
    Daniella Marxer




    Zuoz is a journey in a world disconnected from the outside, the world of a first-class board-
    ing school in the Swiss mountains. A maze of rooms and corridors we never leave, in which
    residents walk around endlessly, opening doors on scenes of their own existences.

    Running time: 52’
    Year of production: 2008

    Sales Contact:              Autlook Filmsales
    Contact Person:             Susanne Guggenberger
                                Zieglergasse 75/1
                                Vienna 1070, Austria
                                T. + 43 720 55 35 70
                                F. + 43 720 55 35 72
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Index of Directors
Achtner,Wolfgang 385                            Beekmans, Roger 100
Agustí, Sergi 33                                Beetz, Christian 71
Åhrén, Anna Klara 199                           Berenger, Xavier 236
Akça,Tülay 278                                  Bergeijk, Jeroen van 338
Al-Joundi, Dima 269                             Bermann,Yaniv 36
Alessandro Rossi 192                            Bernabei,Tullio 469
Alevras, Nikos 260                              Bernet, David 232
Almela, José María 63                           Betak, Natasha de 413
Alvi, Suroosh 194                               Biegeleisen, Sylvain 249
Ambo, Phie 280                                  Bilgin, Sibel 83
Anatovich,Vadim 220                             Bingham, Molly 281
Andreassen, Gard Aleksander 130                 Björgúlfsson, Bergsteinn 50
Andriotakis, Manolis 415                        Blumenschein,Viviane 121
Angelico, Irene 225                             Boiko, Irina 21
Aragonés, Bernat 33                             Bon-hwan, Koo 444
Arijón, Gonzalo 96, 422                         Bonnaire, Sandrine 195
Aristomenopoulou, Angeliki 20                   Bonopéra, Georges 400
Armengou, Montse 45                             Borgeaud, Pierre-Yves 373
Arregi, Aitor 263                               Bosch, Carles 393
Aspey, Robin 98                                 Bougiouris, Kyriakos 346
Assa, Lizka 206                                 Boulet, Jean-Marie 371
Assouline, Natalie 82                           Breccia, Fabio 149
Astraka, Marianna 86                            Brodsky, IreneTaylor 193
Avery, Dylan 256                                Bromund, Elena 121
Avgeropoulos,Yorgos 23, 127, 401                Brook, Simon 173
Ayuso, Carlos 282                               Brook,Yoni 412
Balaguer, Mai 115                               Brosens, Peter 243
Barbadillo, Pedro 282                           Browne, Christopher 411
Barber-Fleming, Peter 416                       Brückner, Simon 66
Barenholz, Shirley 332                          Brunetti, Raffaele 93, 291
Bargur, Ayelet 204                              Burger, Joerg 174
Barker, Charla 207                              Burns,Tiffany 300
Baron, Philippe 456                             Bussink, Astrid 257
Barous, Christos 156                            Byer, Ben 224
Barret, Renaud 466                              Calek, David 189
Bartels, Ulrike 245                             Campen, Catherine van 144
Bartlett, Daren 87                              Cangelosi, Simone 166
Bashan, Hadar 221                               Caria, Enrico 390
Bauer, Christian 388                            Carlsen, Jon Bang 363

494       1 0 t h Th e s s a l o n i k i D o c u m e n t a r y Fe s t i va l
Carras, Lydia 307                             Dror, Duki 402
Carre, Jean Michelle 364                      Dvornichenko, Oksana 238
Carrozini, Francesco 479                      Dybczak, Andrzej 185
Carvalho, Manuel 299                          Dynner, Susan 362
Cascone,Vincenzo 425                          Eberle, Marc 297
Cernetig, Miro 104                            Economou, Marianna 91
Certeau, Jean de 336                          Egeraat, Corinne van 285
Chang,Yung 460                                Einhorn, Ewa 286
Charalambopoulos, Stelios 41, 253, 316, 487   Eliou, Periclis 129
Chianáin, Neasa Ní 152                        Engel, Frank van den 70
Chiesa, Guido 28                              Entell, Peter 397
Chisholm, Suzanne 384                         Eshaghian,Tanaz 64
Cilinska, Antra 462                           Estivie, Guillaume 52
Cirino, Claudio Mariano 94                    Evangelidis, Panayotis 105
Clitheroe, Adam 329                           Evans, Marc 217
Cole, Simon 407                               Failoni, Helmut 110
Coletta, Alberto 37                           Faros, Makis 357
Coll, Philippe Daniel 162                     Feichtenberger, Klaus 123
Colusso, Enrica 25                            Fein, Jonathan 323
Compain, Frédéric 73                          Fèvre, François 400
Connors, Steve 281                            Fini, Francesca 209
Coppens, Freddy 103                           Fininis, Athanasios 465
Crump, James 77                               Finitzo, Maria 434
Cuske, Maciej 328                             Finkel,Taliya 339
D’Amico, Julia 267                            Fishman, Harris 89
Damari-Agasi,Yehudit 475                      Follin, Michel 78
Damian, Anca 443                              Fontán, Gustavo 454
Dandinakis, Costas 276                        Fournier, Pierre 229
Danev, Hrisimir 141                           Fracassi, Franco 491
Daniels, Jill 406                             Franzmann, Ilka 169
Danitz, Brian 323                             Freed, Josh 104
Dashuk,Volha 22                               Fülscher, Sascha 199
Davenport, Nina 333                           Fylaktos, Lefteris 44
Davis, Mary-Ellen 435                         Gal, Lavi Ben 136
Dayandas, Nikos 388                           Gallone, Annamaria 259
Delville, Chris 117                           Gan, Chao 317
Demetriou, Elias 91, 235, 251, 275            García-Alix, Carlos 203
Deniau, Jean-Charles 308                      Gastine, Marco 436
Detours,Vincent 79                            Gerardis, Dimitris 80, 331
Dickson, Deborah 484                          Gerstel,Yulie Cohen 303
Dimellas, Manolis 255                         Gevorgyants, Ruben 53
Dimitriou, Alida 75                           Gevorgyants,Vaheh 53
Drakopoulou, Athanasia 356                    Giannakakis, Εlias 147

                   2008 Thessaloniki Doc Market Guide                      495
Gibney, Alex 180                                 Jené, Lluís 40, 288
Gierke, Christian 418                            Jingzhi, Xie 31
Gilady, Nitzan 231                               Johannesson, Olaf de Fleur 39
Gilbert, Melody 461                              Jones, Rachel Lea 49
Gispert, Oriol 288                               Jonsson, Lisa 222
Gmax 151                                         Kaftori,Yaron 486
Goenaga, Jose Mari 263                           Kaiser-Muhkecker, Markus 51
Goren, Amit 379                                  Kalcheva, Stanislava 458
Goupil, Romain 119                               Kalemis-Mavrogenis,Yiannis 163
Goury, Alain 400                                 Kalinova, Andrea 387
Grabsky, Phil 142                                Kallitsis, Christos 437
Gray, Susan 177                                  Kang-Gil, Lee 445
Gris, Anna Giralt 26                             Karabatsou, Evi 147
Grouya,Teddy 211                                 Karakassis, Apostolos 190, 234, 313
Grün, Leopold 370                                Kaspiris,Yannis 403
Gulea, Alexandra 448                             Kaurismaki, Mika 410
Guttentag, Bill 314                              Kaveh,Yehuda 335
Haak, Bregtje van der 383                        Keçeciler, Zeynep 198
Halkou, Maria 60                                 Kessisoglou, Anna 327
Halonen, Arto 116, 349, 396                      Khanyutin, Alexei 468
Halvorsen, Line 463                              Khoozani, Delaram Karkheiran 138
Haney, Bill 359                                  Khoury, Buthina Canaan 274
Hansen, Markus 371                               Kiriakov, Atanas 181
Hanuni, Zohar 473                                Kiyotaka,Tsurisaki 240
Hardt, Eskil 164                                 Klusemann, Caterina 284
Hatzivassilis,Yiannis 298                        Koelewijn, Olaf 154
Hauzenberger, Gerald Igor 72                     Kohanrouz, Abdolreza 135
Haworth, Gwen 399                                Kohn, Jason 392
Haymian, Sarit 179                               Kolmane, Inara 306
Heise,Thomas 101                                 Kontakos,Valerie 476
Helstein, Hilary 48                              Kooij, Floor 83
Henri, Dominique 79                              Kopczyński, Krzysztof 420
Henriquez, Patricio 457                          Koszalka, Marcin 148
Herbst, Ingo 124                                 Koutouzis, Ioannis 42
Heuvel, Renger van den 467                       Koutsikas, Nicolas 377
Hill, Sven O. 374                                Koutsoulis,Theodoros 441
Hirvonen, Elina 342                              Kovotsos, Angelos 210, 337, 426
Hoaglund, Linda 483                              Kraleva, Galina 485
Hof, Rob 450, 451, 452                           Kralova, Lucie 258
Idin, Oskar 199                                  Kraus, Matthew 207
Igarashi, Kumiko 432                             Kulik, Konstanty 218
Iosifidis, Ilias 74, 265                         Kuroki, Masaru 139
Jain, Nishtha 247                                Kutuk, Irem 310

496        1 0 t h Th e s s a l o n i k i D o c u m e n t a r y Fe s t i va l
Lai, Sandro 273, 439                Michele Mellara 192
Landauer, Helga 238                 Misch, Georg 378
Larsen, Sidse 165                   Mishto, Elisa 419
Lasker, Hen 391                     Missouridis, Giannis 476
Lataster-Czisch, Petra 213          Mizrahi, Shiri 330
Lataster, Peter 213                 Moll, Bruno 239
Lavi, Michal 153                    Mondelos, Stefanos 277
Legaki, Kalliopi 287                Montserrat, Lluís 45
Leibovitz, Barbara 43               Mora, Alba 230
Lemke,Tom 478                       Moreira, Paul 88
Leonida, Maria 304                  Moretti, Eddy 194
Levin, Marc 301                     Morgan, Jeffrey 254
Libsker, Ari 417                    Morimoto, Risa 483
Ligouris, Nicos 261                 Mörnvik,Terese 286
Liiv, Urmas Eero 182                Mortelliti, Elena 423
Lloret, Joan López 428              Mortensen, Lars Oxfeldt 112
Lohaus, Dan 113, 477                Mossek, Nissim 108
Longinotto, Kim 200                 Mouriki, Pandora 128
Lorca, Óscar 115                    Muntean, Lucian 237
Loznitsa, Sergei 375                Muracciole, Jules-César 354
Lunetta, Laurent 353                Murata, Shinichi 481
Lutaud, Laurent 245                 Muyan, Gül Büyükbeşe 55
Madiam,Yousef Abu 137               Nagłowski, Jacek 185
Magneron, Jean-Luc 268              Ndiaye, Katy Lena 54
Magnússon, Ari Alexander Ergis 50   Neidik, Abbey 225
Mahairas, Costas 59                 Nemes, Gyula 168
Malavakis,Yannis 459                Nes, Jorien van 215
Maldonado, Fabiola 270              Nicander, Malin 222
Malevez, Jara 202, 324              Nikolaidis,Yorgos 347
Mara’ana, Ibtisam 440               Niles, Ben 318
Marcello, Pietro 120                Norderval, Sigrun 130
Martin-Jordan, Richard 178          Normand, Bertrand 62
Martinelli, Maria 122               Novak, Miloslav 350
Massad, Mahmoud al 369              Novikova, Masja 70
Maurer, Udo 27                      Nugent, Robert 34
Maysles, Albert 381                 Nunes, Cláudia 376
McCluskey, Ian 140                  Nutile, Kristen 381
Megas, Medie 415                    Pahuja, Nisha 125
Meijer, Menna Laura 394             Pällijeff, Katja 38
Mentogiannis,Vassilis 347           Panayides,Theo 69
Merini, Francesco 110               Paounov, Andrey 295
Meynadier, Pierre 81                Papadakis, Manos 201
Meys, Olivier 325                   Papanicolaou, Alexandre 30

                  2008 Thessaloniki Doc Market Guide              497
Papastathis, Lakis 58                           Salina, Irena 160
Papastefanou, Stella 219                        Samoladas, Zahos 29
Papathanassiou, Anneta 367                      Sanmartí, Anna 230
Par, Alfonso 33                                 Santolini, Paolo 94
Parfit, Michael 384                             Saporito, Jean-Louis 319
Park, Regina 315                                Sauter, Marcin 158
Parkes, Jo 374                                  Scagliola,Yves 65
Patroni, Katerina 438                           Scaperrotta, Debora 305
Pawluczuk, Monika 292                           Schaub, Christoph 76
Pazienza, Claudio 243                           Schidlowski, Christian 302
Peeva, Adela 131                                Schill, Axel 271
Pellarin, Roland 398                            Schindhelm, Michael 76
Pemberton, Justin 321                           Schirman, Nadav 90
Pérez, Óscar 431                                Schmitt, Martin Hans 196
Périot, Jean-Gabriel 145                        Schnabel, Julian 68
Petrov, Damyan 421                              Schreuders, Andre 167
Piccioni, Daniela 273, 439                      Sebring, Steven 348
Pinhasov, Limor 486                             Sermoneta, Alessandro 344
Pinheiro, Fernando 92                           Sfiris, Dimitris 107
Pintilie, Adina 132                             Shahak, Boaz 489
Pitsios, Antonis 430                            Shahar, Asaf 345
Poulle, Stephan 377                             Shamir,Yoav 159
Pray, Doug 429                                  Sharma, Parvez 233
Quirijns, Klaartje 126                          Shuto, Keiko 46
Quiroga, Mariana 207                            Sikl, Jan 262
Raes, Suzanne 205                               Singh, Sarah 404
Rahmani, Mehdi 294                              Skalski, Rafal 24
Ralston, Robert 232                             Skoura,Vouvoula 143
Ramos, Maria 67                                 Sladkowski, Jerzy 341
Ramos, Zinon D. 61                              Smet, François de 386
Rapaport, Pola 187                              Smith, Derek 146
Raymont, Peter 360                              Soehner, Steffen 442
Redmon, David 244                               Solomon, Alexandru 114
Reinking, Anna 66                               Sönmez, Necati 446
Rejtman, Martín 118                             Sourgiadakis,Yorgos 405
Rigas, Gerassimos 343                           Squires, Chantelle 372
Rikaki, Lucia 279                               Stagos, Stavros 389
Robbins, Richard E. 334                         Stamboulopoulos, Nikos 60
Robin, Marie-Monique 293                        Stanković, Nataša 237
Rubio, Andrés 85                                Stasinos, Stratos 246
Sabin, Ashley 244                               Stogiannis,Vassilis 248
Said, Marcela 336                               Stojanovic, Milos 395
Salat, Josep Maria 408                          Strocchi, Stefano 340

498       1 0 t h Th e s s a l o n i k i D o c u m e n t a r y Fe s t i va l
Sturman, Dan 314                    Vigil,Verónica 63
Suna, Nilgün 176, 488               Vries, Simone de 449
Swider, Chris 95                    Wajnberg, Marc-Henri 243
Symeonidis, Stavros 223             Wajstedt, Liselotte 382
Takayama, Jin 102                   Warasina, Naoyasu 309
Tal, Nili 175                       Weber, Eva 109
Tal, Ran 99                         Webster, Justin 266
Tanik, Mihriban 320                 Wehn, Marcel 482
Tehrani, Simin Fallahzadeh 188      Weinstein, Joshua Z. 161
Tevzadze, Shorena 133               Weitz, Anna 199
Theodorakis, Stavros 361            Westmeier, Alexandra 35
Thomopoulos, Andreas 32             Widmer, Kurt 471
Thyse, Frank 433                    Wijk, Annick van 226
Ţiglar, Cosmin 358                  Williams,Weaam 197
Timmermans, Rogier 155              Wilms, Marco 169, 252
Tokoda, Kazutaka 283                Wilson, Michael Henry 111
Torres, Santiago 184                Wolf, Matt 480
Towira, Pimpaka 455                 Wyss, Daniel 296
Traiforou, Elina 427                Xanthopoulos, Lefteris 57
Trayanova, Maria 208                Yamada, Kazuya 365
Tremopoulos,Vangelis 56, 326, 414   Yamagishi, Hideki 102
Trento, Francesco 491               Yannakopoulou, Angeliki 472
Třeštíková, Helena 272              Yannoukou, Emilie 30
Tritsibidas,Yannis 47               Yarom,Tamar 447
Tsegos, George 351                  Yatskova, Maria 290
Tuckfield, Chris 216                Zahmanidi, Iris 106
Tullaye, Florent De La 466          Zaretzky,Yael Kipper 212
Ufaz, Ohad 332                      Zaritsky, John 424
Uyl, Barbara den 227                Zervas,Yorgos 409
Valkna, Priit 191                   Zirou, Dimitra 352
Vallès, Ramon 184                   Zmarz-Koczanowicz, Maria 172
Valva, Sebastiano d’Ayala 453       Zorzos, Gregory 171
Vamvakas,Yannis 214
Vardaros, Leonidas 355
Varelas, Georgos 250
Varvantakis, Christos 430
Vassilev, Boyko 97
Vecchiet, Jean-Michel 474
Veitch, Alex 199
Velzen, Femke van 157
Velzen, Ilse van 157
Vernikos, Dimitris 289
Vezyrgiannis, Nikos 183

                 2008 Thessaloniki Doc Market Guide                499
Index of Sales Companies
10 Francs 81, 144, 162, 178, 182, 229, 236, 238, 243, 269,
          296, 308, 311, 319, 354, 400, 456, 468
Absolut Film Studio Bt. 168
Adam Clitheroe Film Production 329
Adela Media Film &TV Production 131
Alida Dimitriou 75
ALS Film Fund 224
Amanda Livanou 105
Anacondino Film 419
Anemon 388
Angelo Panayides 69
Anna Kessisoglou 327
Antonio Russo Merenda 341
Antonis Pitsios 430
AristotelesWorkshop Association 132
ARRI MediaWorldsales 370
Art Films Production Ltd., Finland 349
ARTE France 78, 96, 111, 119, 173, 177, 293, 422
AtelierBusche.MEDIA 478
Autlook Filmsales 65, 73, 157, 378, 407, 433, 492
Bantam Films 87
Barbora Kalinova 387
Beyond Distribution 424
Biblical Productions 108
Blackbird Films 484
BleuWingTV Productions 377
Bulgarian NationalTelevision 97, 141, 208, 421, 458, 485
C & C Productions 363
CactusThree 89
Celluloid Dreams 160, 348
Celsius Entertainment Ltd 392
ChinaTV Services Co. Ltd 98
Cinegram SA 356, 367
Cinema Arts Magic 211
Cinephil 49, 113, 159, 175, 204, 206, 220, 231, 249, 290, 391, 417, 477
Cinergon Productions 143
Cláudia Nunes 376
Costas Dandinakis 276
Creation 42

500        1 0 t h Th e s s a l o n i k i D o c u m e n t a r y Fe s t i va l
D’Amico Film Production LLC 267
Danek 427
Deckert Distribution 39, 101, 185, 191, 247, 284, 375
Delaram Karkheiran Khoozani 138
Diafragma Films 338
Diler & Associados 67
Dimitris Sfiris 107
Doc & Co 34, 63, 88, 103, 245, 353
Documenda Films 437
Double Montage Production Company 317
Dramatika Films 214
Dvanact Opic Ltd 350
EdituraVideo 443
EIE 37
Elementarfilm 66
ERT3 183
Eureka Media 420
Euroirida Ltd 405
Europolis Film 448
EVER 323
Exoptron Ltd 56, 326, 414, 465
ExploreNatureGR 156
ExtraVirgin 455
Fabiola Maldonado 270
Fernando Pinheiro 92
Film Sales Company 233
Filmoption International 435
FilmsTransit International Inc. 90, 104, 125, 126, 140, 225, 271, 286,
         318, 321, 333, 360, 383, 396, 411, 461, 483
First Hand Films 82, 93, 192, 259, 263, 303, 440, 447, 450, 451, 452, 482
Foment Films LLC 412
Fortissimo Films 43, 68, 77, 99, 200, 314, 486
Forward Entertainment 480
GA&A Productions 25, 336, 385, 390, 423, 469
Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduction 71, 169, 232, 252, 297
GeorgeTsegos 351
Giyotin Productions 310
Go2Films 136, 179, 212, 332, 345, 402, 489
Greek Film Center 74, 143, 147, 260, 287, 289, 304, 356, 367, 389, 426, 436, 472
Gregory Zorzos 171
Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation ERT SA 21, 57, 58, 59, 60, 91, 128, 190, 246,
         250, 261, 265, 337, 346, 347, 352, 355, 357, 409, 426, 476
Heure Exquise 145

                  2008 Thessaloniki Doc Market Guide                               501
High Ground Films 406
hillfilm 374
IDOU! -VOX documentaries 47
Illumina Films 237
Illusion 403
impulsWERKSTATT 442
INA Sales & Marketing Division 187
Indigo Film 120
Injam Production 52
InsideOut Film GBR 121
Intervision 61
iPARK 441
JMT Films Distribution 116, 137, 153, 165, 167, 221, 330, 335, 339, 379, 398, 473, 475
John Laskaris 135
Juris Podniekis Studio 462
Katerina Patroni 438
KazutakaTokoda 283
KM Film 51
Kogull Filmworks 50
Kokelandia 85
Krakow Film Foundation 24, 148, 158, 172, 292, 328
Laird Adamson 180, 301
LC ProductionS 307
Lear Productions Ltd 146
Lee Sang-yeop 445
Lefteris Fylaktos 44
Life Assist Familish 309
Linger On Filmproduction 35
Lisa Jonsson 222
LittleBig Productions 382
Louise Rosen, LTD 359
Lumina Films Ltd 194
Made ForTV 299
Magnolia Pictures / HDNet Films 429
Majd Production Company 274
Manolis Andriotakis 415
Manolis Dimellas 255
Marek Milewicz Productions 479
Martin H. Schmitt 196
Massive Productions 163
Mediana Communication 358
Mendips Ltd 181
Menemsha Films 48

502        1 0 t h Th e s s a l o n i k i D o c u m e n t a r y Fe s t i va l
Mercury Media International Ltd 207, 256, 281, 300, 364, 386, 416, 418, 491
MICO – Media International Corporation 31, 46, 102, 139, 432, 481
Mountainside Films 384
National Film Board of Canada 457, 460
National Film Studio“Belarus”22
Neon Rouge Production 54
No hay penas Sl 203
NPO Sales 70, 151, 205, 213, 215, 226, 449
Odd Girl Out Productions 109
Olaf Koelewijn 154
Onos Productions 20
Opus 27 Productions 95
Orione Cinematografica 28
Orozco Productions 240
Oscar Perez 431
Outcast Films 399
Parallel Film 83
PaulThiltges Distibutions 27
PaulThiltges Distributions 114, 239, 302
Periclis Eliou 129
Periplus 41, 210, 234, 235, 253, 275, 313, 316, 426, 487
Persona Production 30
PFDC Co. (Persian Film Distribution Center) 294
Portolanos Films 251
RåFILM 199
RaiTrade 94, 122, 149, 273, 344, 439
Rigas Films 343
Rudacine 118
Saetre Films 233
Sarah Singh 404
Serrano Set Film &TV productions 218
Seventh Art Productions 142
SG 133
Sharm Holding Ltd 53
Show andTell Films 397
Simin FallahzadehTehrani 188
Sixpackfilm 174
Small Planet 23, 127, 401
Smiley Documentary Film Distribution &World Sales 36, 216, 241, 244, 315, 434
SND films 393
Solid Entertainment 334
Spirto Productions 86, 201
Springfilm 155

                  2008 Thessaloniki Doc Market Guide                            503
Starfilm 444
Stefanos Mondelos 277
Stefilm International Srl 340
Stella Papastefanou 219
Steven C. Beers 64
Studio ALFA SA 32, 106
Studio ofTheatre and Film 395
Submarine 285
Swipe Films 217
T&C Film AG 76
Tanja Meding 381
Taskovski Films 72, 189
Taskovski Films Ltd 258, 262, 272, 291, 350, 471
Teletypos SA – Mega Channel 80, 331, 361
Tercera Orilla 454
The Law Firm of Rosalind Lichter 254
Theophilos’House Cultural Center 223
Tochka Zrenia 467
TrickyTrick Films Ltd 279
Turkish Radio –TV Corp. 55, 176, 198, 278, 320, 488
Tuttle-Mori Agency, Inc. 365
TV 2 Danmark 280
TV 2World 130
TV2World A/S 112, 164, 266, 295, 372, 463
TV3-Televisió De Catalunya SA 26, 33, 40, 45, 115, 184, 230, 282, 288, 408, 428
University of Art and Design Helsinki 38, 342
Van der Hoop Film Production 227
Vassilis Stogiannis 248
Ventes-CBA/WIP-Sales 79, 100, 117, 202, 324, 325
Vermilion Pictures 193
Vinegar Hill Productions 152
Vision Music 362
Vitagraph 110, 166, 209, 306, 425
VPRO Sales 394
Weinstein Film Production 161
Wide Management 62, 195, 197, 268, 369, 371, 373, 410, 413, 453, 466, 474
Yannis Malavakis 459
Yiannis Hatzivassilis 298
Zahos Samoladas 29
ZDF Enterprises 123, 124
ZeLIG – School of Documentary,Television and New Media 305
Zeppers Film &TV 257
ZeZe Film 446

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