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Best International Short Documentary

Film: 12/35
Director: Matlab Mukhtarov
Country: Azerbaijan
Length: 0:42:04
Language: Azerbaijani (with english subtitles)
Age limit: +12

About: This film explores the lives of those men and the memories of those left behind: the childhoods they shared and the choices they made. These men, now in their 60s, reflect on what has happened to their generation, why most of their friends and relatives died so young and how this particular apartment block captures the story of a whole generation. The voices and lives of the departed are included in clips from amateur videos from the 1990s. Set against the background of old friends’ attempt to understand their deaths, this film is about nostalgia and how memories kindle a special kind of love for home.

Film: The Beyond
Director: Daniel Maurer
Country: Switzerland
Length: 0:09:35
Language: French (with english subtitles)
Age limit: +12

About: The second wave of Covid significantly increased mortality in hospitals. What does this mean for the work of Mathieu, employed in the morgue of a regional hospital center? How does he relate to these people whose souls have recently left their bodies?

Film: Ghosts of Moria
Director: Florian Elabdi, Michael Graversen
Country: Denmark
Length: 0:24:41
Language: Arabic (with english subtitles)
Age limit: +12

About: In September 2020, Moria, the largest refugee camp in Europe, burned down on the Greek Island of Lesbos, displacing thousands of people. In the ashes and rubble that remain, a group of refugees is trying to survive by scavenging for metal. A universal story from one location, about how to survive in a post-apocalyptic universe, where human warmth and friendship are as precious - and as rare - as copper wiring.

Film: My body has a story to tell
Director: Nihad Isa
Country: Azerbaijan
Length: 0:21:50
Language: Azerbaijani (with english subtitles)
Age limit: +6
Special Guests: Matlab Mukhtarov / Nihad Isa

About: Each character of this film has their unique story to tell. As they join DanceAbility® practices, their stories begin to merge and resonate with one another, as well as with the dance teacher. They are suddenly not alone in life. Characters discover an invisible connection between themselves that runs very deep and can only be lived.

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