December 11th-13th, 2012
December 11th, 2012 – Day I
Somebody Clap for me Luciana Ceccatto (Uganda, 10 min, 2011)
A group of youths gathers to tell stories reflecting their life style through poetry. They must win and convince their audience for a hand clap.
7:45pm You’ve Been Trumped Anthony Baxter (UK, 95 min, 2011)
In this investigative documentary, British director Anthony Baxter maps the arrogant multimillionaire Donald Trump businessman’s controversial project in detail. While attempting to help poor local farmers get justice, Baxter is arrested. The film offers an engaging and dramatic depiction of a David and Goliath-style battle that exemplifies the power of money.
December 12th, 2012 – Day II
Special Film Presentation by Hassan Kamoga: My Opinion (Uganda, 5min, 2012)
“My Opinion” is a short documentary film giving a voice to ordinary Ugandans to air their views on the controversial bill in Uganda.
7:36pm Q and A with the filmmaker
7:46pm Zero Silence Jonny von Wallström, Javeria Rizvi Kabani, AlexandraSand els (Sweden, 57 min, 2011)
We are in the midst of a network revolution. Anyone with access to the Internet
has potential power to start a revolution, or at least help facilitate one. We
witnessed this in the Arab world in 2011. But will this power shift create a new
world order or will power and access to information remain tightly controlled in
the hands of a few?
December 13th, 2012 – Day III
7:45pm Special Presentation by Film Maker: The Cut Beryl Magoko (Kenya, 42min, 2012)
The Kuria in Kenya and Tanzania still practice Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as a ritual. It is painful and dangerous. The older generation and peer pressure want to defend the inheritance of the ancestors, but the effect of generational practice has created a mixed feeling in the young generation in the 21st century. So what can human rights activists do?
8:30pm Q and A
8:45pm Women’s Lust Gabi Schweiger (Germany, 2010, 61min) (Women’s SexualRights )
The film is about the sexual desires of women of a certain age and their daily struggle to preserve these new-won freedoms. The protagonists are five women from various walks of life who have a variety of needs.