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THE GOOD LORD BIRD
2021, Showtime, 60 min, USA, Dir: Kevin Hooks

Ethan Hawke, Daveed Diggs and Joshua Caleb Johnson star in a humorous, dramatic and historical tapestry of Antebellum America based on the award-winning novel by author James McBride. Told from the point of view of Onion, a newly freed teenager who joins abolitionist John Brown on a holy crusade to end slavery and finds himself part of the famous 1859 raid at Harpers Ferry, the limited-event series is an adventure equal parts absurd and tragic, spotlighting the ever-changing racial, religious and gender roles that make up the American identity.


QUO VADIS, AIDA?
2021, Super LTD, 101 min, Bosnia and Herzegovina , Dir: Jasmila Žbanić

Bosnia, July 1995. Aida (Jasna Đuričić) is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp. As an insider to the negotiations Aida has access to crucial information that she needs to interpret. What is on the horizon for her family and people - rescue or death? Which move should she take? With English subtitles.


SISTERS APART
IM FEUER
2020, The Match Factory, 93 min, Germany/Greece, Dir: Daphne Charizani

In writer-director Daphne Charizani’s thoughtful drama, Kurdish immigrant Rojda (Almila Bagriacik), serving in the German army, attempts to keep her family together despite the separation caused by borders and military conflicts. After successfully negotiating her mother’s release from a camp for displaced Kurds and returning her to Germany, Rojda sets out to find her missing sister, who is somewhere in Iraq fighting in a Kurdish battalion of women soldiers. In her thinly veiled rescue mission, Rojda volunteers as an interpreter to support the women’s battalion, which leads her to dangerous and surprising encounters. Part of the Perspektive Deutsches Kino special selection at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival.


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