International Human Rights Film Festival This Human World from Vienna will be presenting a selection of seven recent works by Austrian filmmakers and artists curated for the upcoming DokuFest and featuring a spectrum of formally different approaches to human rights and sociopolitical issues.
The first of the films, “Mare Mediterraneum” and “#theircatsaswell” are dealing with the overcoming of arbitrary borderlines and the bureaucratic obstacles of arrival. Institutional arbitrariness and double standards are also relevant for “Albert”, who is moving through a grey world full of contradictions. “Uncanny Valley” and “Gerda Wunsch” do remind us of the unending necessity and relevance of dealing with his* and her*stories of discrimination, persecution and murder, they tell stories of everyday life in a state of emergency. Also featured are the films “For Whom I Might Die” and “Home is not a Place”which are questioning concepts of history and identity, two films depicting forms of intergenerational dialogue as the filmmakers make their grandparents protagonists.