By the screening of two documentaries, "Who would say: Fantasy of the Networked World" by Werner Herzog and "Take Me Home" by Abbas Kiarostami, 14 was opened last night. the release of the Human Rights Film Festival. The festival was officially opened by the director and selector Peter Milat, and all visitors will be able to enjoy 35 documentary and feature titles in the next six days that inspire thinking and engagement. In addition to the Europa Cinema, a part of the film program will be shown at the Multimedia Center of the Student Center, and a prominent and interesting accompanying program of the festival will also be presented.
Today's film program starts at 16 at Europa cinema ("Müller Hall") by the film "Izkor" by Eyala Sivana. In this title, this renowned Israeli documentary tells how Jews from around the world are united around the "official" collective memory, which has led to the formation of Israel, to its geographical and political destiny today. How is this collective memory conceived, how was it developed? What are the symbols involved and what are the uses for this memory? Sivan offers visual, pragmatic and personal answers to these questions. We observe the upbringing and formation of young Israelites and Israelis, from kindergarten to military, methods and practices of indoctrination in the service of the all-embracing "official memory" which, as the movie moves, becomes increasingly "dictatorship of memory". Eyal Sivan is the guest of this year's festival, featuring two more titles, "Specialist" and "Jaffa, orange hell", and in collaboration with Restart, Sivan will hold a masterclass on political and historical documentary film Friday, 9. December in the Dokukina KIC.
In the 18 class, the film "Good American" by director Friedrich Moser will be screened at the XNUMX lessons in the Europe of Cinemas, where the author, through the portrait of a silent and unobtrusive crypto-analyst, depicts the state of American intelligence and security services completely subordinated to corporate interests.
The evening program at Europa Cinema at 20 Hour includes the feature film "The Cat" of Austrian director Claus Händl, featuring the exile of two lovers from paradise. Opening the question of the inherent phality of human psyche which manifests itself in the moment of cruelty, suggests, without condemnation, points to the blind spots of our personality. But more than the act of violence Händl is concerned with the fragility of love; the moment that like a tectonic disorder of a lover can turn into a complete stranger. It is impossible to know if the cracks will stay there forever or they will heal suddenly, disappear as it appeared. The magic moment in which love is born and disappear, Händl embodies the most vulnerable person of the cat. The "Mačak" film won the Teddy Award at this year's Berlin Film Festival for the best film with LGBT themes, while Händl was awarded the award for Best New Artist at the Hong Kong Film Festival. Klaus Händl is also the guest of this year's HRFF, and after screening with him we will talk about cats, people and movies.
The European Cinema Program ends at 22 Hour by projection of the play-experimental movie "Sun, the sun blinds me"; it is about the work of Wilhelm and Anke Sasnal, visual artists, who adapted the most famous Camus novel with impressive minimalism. From the literary textbook they took over and developed the motives of absurdity, indifference towards mother's death and rejection of religion. By shifting action to a new social context, Poland during the refugee crisis, it is precisely the attitude towards the church that shares the Polish Mersault and its surroundings. The murder can still be cynically justified as a murdered immigrant, but the rejection of the religious ceremony as a social cement results in extortion.
The MM program starts with the screening of the movie "Razmjena" by Cynthie Mitchell and Robert Arnold in 18 hours; is a hommage of French films and timeless dialogues, in the tradition of Jean Eustrache, Erica Rohmer and Maurice Pialat. The text, originally written in English, was first translated into French and performed in France under the direction of Rachel Krieff. After the Paris premier Krief, Mitchell and US producer / director Robert Arnold decided to collaborate on this film adaptation, recorded in Paris and Normandy. The film talks about the relationship between love and performance, on and off the stage.
The 20 lesson in the MM Center is scheduled to be the documentary "Illinois Tales," a film essay by author Deborah Stratman, who follows the history of the "most prominent US state" from the seventh century and records of pre-colonial settlements until the mid-eighties of the last century. Bound in field scenes along the Illinois River, the film takes us to a historic trip that, amongst others, follows the tear of the Cherokee tribe, reconstructs tornado destroyed towns and the killing of Black Panthers.
The Human Rights Film Festival's accompanying program brings a tribute entitled "In Good faith: believers who live their faith, respecting the convictions of others" on Tuesday, as well as a film by Catholic Catholic Falun Dafa's "Chatolics for Choice" group called "Catholics for Choice: The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics ". After the screening of the film there will be a discussion in which will participate Jadranka Brnčić, (Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb), Srećko Koralija (theologian and priest) and Branko Anić (Institute for Social Research). With a critical review of the film, the debate will open the following questions: Are there differences among Catholic Catholics in Croatia on issues of contraception, pre-emptive relationships, homosexuality, abortion ban; is there room for these different voices among the faithful in Croatia and where are the spaces for taking a dialogue on these topics? What is the role of lay faithful and their associations in Croatia? Is there pluralism of opinion and work of these associations? The panel will be moderated by Lana Bobić and Martina Horvat, organized by a group of volunteers Gong and the Human Rights House.
The entrance to all projections and events is free!