BORN IN EVIN
2019, 95 min, Germany/Austria, Dir: Maryam Zaree

In this powerful documentary, filmmaker and actress Maryam Zaree (UNDINE, NO HARD FEELINGS) embarks on a personal journey to uncover the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world. Zaree examines Iran’s oppressive regime in the 1980s that saw tens of thousands of political opponents arrested, persecuted and murdered. Through a series of emotional interviews with her parents, who sought asylum in Germany after years of imprisonment, Zaree overcomes a decades-long silence to reveal the true extent of her family’s unimaginable experience. Winner of Best Documentary at the 2020 German Film Awards.


WOMEN MAKE FILM: A NEW ROAD MOVIE THROUGH CINEMA
2018, Turner Classic Movies, 60 min, UK, Dir: Mark Cousins

Most films have been directed by men, but for thirteen decades, and on all six filmmaking continents, thousands of women have also been directing films - including some of the best. What techniques did they use? What can we learn about cinema from them? This 14-part documentary explores how films are made, shot and edited; how stories are shaped and how movies depict life, love, politics, humor and death, all through the compelling lens of some of the world’s greatest directors - all of them women. "An invaluable film appreciation workshop ... it’s exciting to encounter so much originality from filmmakers I didn’t know, and to realize just how much of the world of cinema remains for me to discover." - Peter Debruge, Variety.


NOMAD: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF BRUCE CHATWIN
2020, Music Box Films, 85 min, UK, Dir: Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog turns the camera on himself and his decades-long friendship with the late travel writer Bruce Chatwin, a kindred spirit whose quest for ecstatic truth carried him to all corners of the globe. Herzog’s deeply personal portrait of Chatwin, illustrated with archival discoveries, film clips and a mound of “brontosaurus skin,” encompasses their shared interest in aboriginal cultures, ancient rituals and the mysteries stitching together life on earth.


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