Igor Tuleya has lost his immunity. For the government, he is public enemy number one, because Poland's ruling PiS party is striving for unlimited control. Standing in its way are the independent courts, and with them, people like Igor, who is a judge.
Real meat on our plates – without animals having to die for it. This is what Dr Uma Valeti dreamed of as a child – meat that grows on trees. Today, his vision is within reach, and Valeti is CEO of Upside Foods, the leading start-up in the ‘cultivated’ meat revolution.
Where do you go when you’re heavily pregnant and in labour – but you cannot move freely? Muslim women from the Rohingya minority in a small village in Myanmar have only one choice: Hla’s clinic. Hla is a Buddhist working as a midwife alongside the Muslim Nyo Nyo. In doing so, she risks her own safety every day, as the country is being torn apart by violent ethnic divisions.
Mir Hussain first appears in this film when he is eight years old. His life is marked by poverty; his family lives in a cave in rural Afghanistan. To support his father, he stops going to school at an early age and works instead. Over the years, Mir grows up, marries and starts a family. But to escape poverty, they move to the city.
Travis Wilkerson has nightmares. His fears of a nuclear apocalypse won’t let go of him. He embarks on a road trip across the United States with his wife Erin and their three children. The family’s journey across the American West becomes a film essay about nuclear threats past and present.
Ukraine 2014. A boy runs around the front lines of the Maidan uprising. In his hand is a paving stone, his gaze is full of rage. This is how he suddenly becomes a face of the revolution. But behind the fearlessness hides a lonely street boy: Roma is only thirteen and has been neglected by his family and the state.
Štefan Pongo has built himself a respectable life. The sweet-tempered family man once emigrated from the Czech Republic to Great Britain, where he now enjoys British citizenship, lives with his wife and children in a terraced house and is happy when the grandchildren come to visit – until his life falls apart.
A troop of American soldiers stationed at Camp Shorab is in the midst of training the Afghan military in modern combat when President Biden announces that the US will be pulling out of the country by 21 August 2021. It is the beginning of an ill-fated withdrawal.
Sorious Samura and Charlie Haffner are fed up. War, disease, poverty: it’s always the same images and negative news that shape public perceptions of Africa – and that in no way do the continent justice. Together, the investigative journalist and playwright want to shake up this image. Their vision: a play that brings Sierra Leone's multifaceted history to the stage.