This year, for the second time, you can see our festival films not only at our Berlin partner cinemas, but also nationwide as a stream during the festival period. You can find the streams directly on the film pages or here on SOONER.
FINDING SALLY tells the incredible story of a 23-year-old woman from an upper-class family who became a communist rebel with the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Party. Idealistic and in love, Sally got caught up in her country’s revolutionary fervor and landed on the military government’s most wanted list. She went underground – her family never saw her again.
When Teodora Vázquez wakes up at the hospital, her nightmare begins: after a miscarriage, she is accused of killing her baby – and charged with aggravated murder. FLY SO FAR follows Vázquez, the spokesperson for The Seventeen, a group of women who share the same fate.
On her 98th birthday, a spirited South African Holocaust survivor reveals her amazing life journey to her family. Born in Warsaw in 1921, Ella Blumenthal grew up in a large family with a passion for swimming. But World War II changed everything.
Five-year-old Imad has spent more than half of his life in IS captivity. Deeply disturbed, he returns to his Yazidi family. Imad has been brainwashed and is a child obsessed with terror as a result of the abuse he has suffered. Hateful, he meets his mother, herself a broken woman. He is explosively aggressive and considers himself an IS fighter.
Marichuy does not seem like a woman who likes to be in the spotlight. Nevertheless, she decided to take a big step and became the first indigenous woman in Mexico's history to run for president. Life in Mexico is marked by discrimination and violence in many places, especially against women and indigenous people. Every day, ten women are killed in Mexico.
A real-life political saga following Musa Hadid, the Christian mayor of Ramallah. Surrounded on all sides by Israeli settlements and soldiers, most people will never have the chance to travel more than a few miles away from their home, which is why Mayor Hadid is determined to make the city a beautiful and dignified place to live.
Dilya became a human rights activist the day her brother Iskandar was thrown in prison, accused of being a terrorist. For years she challenged the dictatorship, and the consequences were brutal. She had to escape the country but realized that the regime that took her brother was closer than she could ever imagine.