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24th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Battle Hymn

Battle Hymn

director: Yair Agmon
original title: Shir Milchama
country: Israel
year: 2019
running time: 11 min.

synopsis

This close-up observation of the dramatic situations and everyday activities experienced by Israeli soldiers represents the director’s appeal for dialogue, mutual understanding, and empathy as possible paths towards ending political conflict.

more about film

director: Yair Agmon
producer: Tal Becher

other films in the section

Iceman VR
Ötzi the Iceman is the most famous mummy in the world - 5300 years old. A look at the Neolithic period and, using scientifically verified reconstructions, how Ötzi most likely lived and what difficulties he met with in his life. 

Iceman VR

Eric Benz, Jan Krueger
Germany / 2017 / 6 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Beyond the Typhoon
Documentary photographs were used to recreate the environment on the island of Gulangyu that was destroyed during Typhoon Meranti in 2016. The nature preserve with its ancient trees and post-colonial haciendas was transformed into a post-apocalyptic chaos.   The screening was supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.

Beyond the Typhoon

Encor Studio
Switzerland / 2017 / 5 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Das Totale Tanz Theater
This sophisticated tribute to the influential artistic movement known as Bauhaus realizes the stage experiments of Oskar Schlemmer and Walter Gropius in ways that have never been possible before. Using a Richard Siegal choreography during which the audience is free to come close to the dancers, this work explores the structured quality and the possibility to influence space while every element of the dance, musical, costumes, stage design and sound design is a reference to the Bauhaus style.

Das Totale Tanz Theater

Diana Schniedermeier , Maya Puig
Germany / 2018 / 8 min.
section: Virtual Reality
The Great Ocean (Debris) - Venice
A hybrid documentary about climate change and polluting plastics and their effects on the oceans.  The viewer follows the water cycle in Venice, where the sea level is rising. It’s not just an exploration or an enlightening experience - the consumer must change the environment for the better in this world. 

The Great Ocean (Debris) - Venice

Michael Geidel
Germany / 2018 / 25 min.
section: Virtual Reality
World Premiere
Rooms
A documentary essay on the social function of a room as a social construct which assigns a function and a set of rules of use to an enclosed space. The five intimate chamber settings show various archetypal uses of rooms to satisfy human needs and cultural roles.

Rooms

Christian Zipfel
Germany / 2019 / 23 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Beyond the Wall
This film shows the living conditions of hundreds of thousands of migrants when they made their escape from gangs, drug cartels, and criminality in Central America. A harsh account with concrete testimonies, such as a young woman in Honduras whose two daughters were kidnapped and murdered by a gang.

Beyond the Wall

Mikkel Cantzler, Mikkel Keldorf
Denmark / 2018 / 7 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Isle of the Dead
A virtual interpretation of a famous work by Arnold Böcklin, a Swiss symbolist painter, creates a fantastic world of the 1883 painting as a space of timelessness and a poetic existence during the boat trip with Charon the ferryman. The musical accompaniment is Rachmaninoff's symphonic poem inspired by the same painting.

Isle of the Dead

Benjamin Nuel
France / 2018 / 8 min.
section: Virtual Reality
The Sun Ladies
A strong testimony about how Yazidis live and why they fight. Their unit came together after the Islamic State attacked a Yazidic settlement in Sinyar, massacred all the men, and abducted the women and children as sexual slaves. These brave women formed a combat unit called the Sun Ladies.

The Sun Ladies

Maria Bello, Christian Stephen, Celine Tricart
United States / 2017 / 7 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Between Petrov and Vodkin
The first part of the Cultural Revolution trilogy deals with the events of 1912 in Russia. The painter’s works spills out of their frames and become part of events at the time. Through significant moments of cultural life during pre-Revolutionary Russia, significant historical moments are also shown. 

Between Petrov and Vodkin

Denis Semionov, Natalia Severina
Russia / 2017 / 3 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Deep Bolivia
An anthropological narrative follows the life and work routines, architecture, rituals, and various aspects of social life in Bolivia. 

Deep Bolivia

José Celestino Campusano
Argentina, Bolivia / 2018 / 7 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Make Noise
The fight for women’s suffrage is portrayed here through abstract animation, both literally and metaphorically emphasizing the power of voices. 

Make Noise

May Abdalla
United Kingdom / 2018 / 8 min.
section: Virtual Reality
Unframed – The Intimacies
A visually unique presentation of woodcuts by Swiss artist Félix Vallotton. The woman portrayed in his works reflects on the way the scenes from a story of love and betrayal are depicted. This work is an essay on intimacy and its portrayal.

Unframed – The Intimacies

Félix Vallotton
2018 / 6 min.
section: Virtual Reality
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