Serbia-France. Direction: Ognjen Glavonić. Production: Dragana Jovović, Sandra Orlović, Sophie Erbs / Non-Aligned Films, Humanitarian Law Center. Coproduction: Cinéma Defacto. Screenplay: Ognjen Glavonić. Photography: Tatjana Krstevski. Edition: Jelena Maksimović. Running time: 80 min
One historical occurrence and two films: a documentary with testimonies of the survivors and those responsible for the war and a fictional take on the case. By way of a prologue to the film The Load, TBK recovers the documentary filmed by the same director two years earlier to record the memory of the case. Dubina dva is the name of a secret operation carried out in 1999 while NATO was bombing Yugoslavia. A truck appeared half-buried on the banks of the Danube, on the border with Romania.
France-Cambodia. Direction: Rithy Panh. Production: Catherine Dussart / CDP, ARTE France, Anupheap Production. Screenplay: Rithy Panh, Agnès Sénémaud. Photography: Rithy Panh, Prum Mésar. Music: Marc Marder. Edition: Rithy Panh. Running time: 115 min
The Cambodian director Rithy Panh continues his documentary exploration into his country’s memory. His latest film represents yet another step forward in this personal, spiritual and cinematic project to rescue the voices, bodies and stories of those who personally experienced the disaster of the Khmer Rouge genocide. In this case, he approaches a meeting with the spirits of the dead as a way of drawing a path towards peace.
Austria. Direction: Ruth Beckermann. Production: Ruth Beckermann Filmproduktion. Screenplay: Ruth Beckermann. Edition: Dieter Pichler. Running time: 93 min
The Austrian conservative diplomat and politician Kurt Waldheim was at the height of his career. He was one of those exemplary, successful citizens who had been the UN General Secretary and was running for President of the country. But a complaint filed by the World Jewish Congress regarding his past in the war set the ball rolling. The reaction was a perfect example of the worst kind of “political propaganda”.
Germany-Uruguay. Direction: Kristina Konrad. Production: Kristina Konrad. Screenplay: Lissette Orozco. Photography: Kristina Konrad. Interviews: María Barhoum, Graciela Salsamendi. Edition: René Frölke. Running time: 237 min
In 1986 the Uruguayan Parliament approved a law authorising amnesty for all crimes and human rights violations committed by the army and the police during the dictatorship (1973-1985). This law of impunity made it impossible to continue investigating the disappeared and the abuse of power committed during the regime; popular initiative therefore demanded a referendum to vote for said law. Unas preguntas takes an exhaustive look over four hours at the material filmed by a Swiss television crew in the streets of Uruguay between 1987 and 1989.