Thanks to the festival’s partnership with Koha Group, Dokufest started showing documentary films every Saturday starting from 9:15 p.m on Koha Vision.
We are curating a wide range of documentaries and showcasing some of the world’s most prominent documentary films, including the six short documentaries we produced within the project Human Rights Film Factory – Stories from the Kosovo Margins. The TV show “Koha per Dokumentar” will include documentaries from all around the world, which tell important stories with creativity and challenge the audience to broaden their own perspectives and horizons.
Films to be screened in April 2013:
-5 April//ENGLISH SURGEON by Geoffrey Smith
United Kingdom, 2003, 1 hr. 34 min.
This documentary offers a glimpse into the life of an English neurosurgeon (Henry Marsh) situated in Ukraine as we are exposed to the overwhelming dilemmas he has to face and the burden he has to carry throughout his profession.
-12 April // ALL WHITE IN BARKING by Marc Isaacs
United Kingdom, 73 Min
Isaacs’ compassionate and illuminating documentary weaves together stories of assorted residents living in the rundown London borough of Barking and Dagenham, where fast-rising immigration has coincided with a far-right backlash and where residents are struggling to come to terms with their new arrivals.
-19 April // GHOSTS OF CITY SOLEIL by Asger Leth and Milos Loncarevic
Denmark, 85 min
In the slum of Cité Soleil, President Aristide’s most loyal supporters were ruling as kings. The five major gang leaders were controlling heavily armed young men; the Chiméres. The Secret army of President Jean-Bertrand Aristide. “Ghosts of Cité Soleil” is a film about Billy and Haitian 2pac. Two brothers. Gang Leaders of the Chiméres.
– 26 April // Human Rights Film Factory – Stories from the Kosovo Margin
WALL ny Nikola Polic
Kosovo, 25 min
In the Kosovo village of Rubovce, twenty kilometers south of the capital, Prishtina, a wall built two decades ago in a small primary school still separates the young Albanian and Serbian students. Nineteen year old filmmaker Polic and cinematographer Luma use their probing camera to create an intense, moody and elegiac atmosphere.
A LUCKY DAY by Dija Krasniqi
Kosovo, 20 min
A day in the life of Rrahman Beqiri, a miner in the vast industrial complex near Kosovo’s divided city of Mitrovica. Beqiri, a veteran of the famed 1989 strike that signaled the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, wanders the mines deep tunnels and wide valleys that surround it, recalling the past while ruminating on Kosovo’s uneasy future.