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Short films at the Berlinale : A woman goes on Board

grief never ends. One of the most moving contributions of the short film programme bears the title "Crvene Gumene Mizme". Red rubber boots, so the German Translation is the only clue that remained of a mother to identify the Remains of their children who disappeared during the Bosnian war in the nineties. The 18-minute documentary film shows how the mother goes to mass graves and in vain for the rubber boots is looking. Turned the Bosnian Director Jasmila Žbanik, won in 2006 with her feature film "ESMA's secret – Grbavica" the Golden bear has him.

Also, the French production "Omarska" is about the consequences of the war in Bosnia. It's about the eponymous prison camp in the North of Bosnia and Herzegovina, in which several thousand people died. From archival images, Interviews with Survivors and a 3D-Animation is a kind of virtual memorial. Around 4000 posts had been submitted for the series, were selected 24 films from 17 countries in five evening programs. Time and again, says the curator, Maike Mia Höhne, the question of "how much the influence Yesterday, Today".

Kosovo is represented this year for the first Time. "Në Mes" portrays fathers who build on the Land houses for their sons who have gone abroad to work there. Whether they will return is uncertain. The Spaniard Irene Moray is told in "Suc De Sindria" of a loving couple which trying to make the traumatic consequences of rape. "Shakti" is a term from Hinduism. It stands for energy. Exactly, the staged is missing the heroes of the short Comedy film "Shakti", from the Argentinian Martin Rejtman,. First his grandmother dies, leaves his girlfriend. Adrift in the mid-twenties by Buenos Aires.

The subway as a stage

Demond Melancon is one of the protagonists of Michal Pietrzyks documentary "All on a Mardi Gras Day". How obsessed the artist embroiders each year, beaded costumes for the carnival parade of New Orleans. In bright colors tell the story of the African-American history of his homeland. On the Parade he screams with all his might "I'm big chief, can't loose" and pulls in radiant yellow spring dress in the peaceful struggle against gentrification, drugs and violence. African traditions, the chants of the young black artist, Barbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca in "Rise", follow imagine. The activists make the subway of Toronto to stage.

The Vietnamese Director Pham Ngoc Lan, who has already participated in 2016 at the Berlinale Shorts, "Mot Khu Dat Dead" to a mother and her son in search of the grave of the father. The cemetery where he was buried, has been converted into a Golf course. "World on Board," a mixture of documentary and feature film, plays in the cosmos of German shippers. Director Eva Könnemann's trying to be a part of this world of men. On the shore the landscape is passing with a maximum of 15 kilometers per hour.

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