Departing from material records of the early colonial “scientific expeditions” and “taming campaigns” led by the French colonizers in North Africa, the story follows a community of young nomads and wanderers as they form an imagined utopian society. Reenactments, improvisations, and interviews performed and conducted with the inhabitants of Algiers, Kythira Island, and the Prosfygika community in Athens inform ...
Directed by: Narimane Mari
Nachdem Willi (Willi Weitzel) seiner inzwischen verstorbenen Freundin Frau Klinger versprochen hatte, ihr Wüstensand aus der Sahara mitzubringen, verabschiedet er sich von Freunden und Familie und besucht vier voneinander entlegene und sehr unterschiedliche Regionen der Erde - den Regenwald von Australien, Churchill im nördlichen Kanada, Tokio und natürlich die Sahara. Neben einigen Abenteuern erfährt er vor allem viele ...
Directed by: Arne Sinnwell
Stars: Willi Weitzel
Repression is the rule of the day in this film that skewers Greek governance of the 1960s. Z, a leftist rabble rouser, is killed in what appears to be a traffic accident. But given the political climate, the death of such a prominent activist raises troubling questions. Though it's too late to save Z's life, a postmortem examination suggests that the ruling party was behind his death. As the facts leak out, those who tell the ...
Directed by: Costa-Gavras
Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.
Directed by: Gillo Pontecorvo