August 18
Uus 3
Length 70 min

What is this scent of rebellion that permeates the air? Where do all those repressed thoughts about motherhood lie? What is it like to risk unemployment due to a traffic jam? These are never truly our problems until they are.

An open discussion will follow the screening.

Road Alert

Director: Abisola Aboaba
Year: 2023
Length: 5:00
Country: Nigeria
Production: Plan Recherche

“Road Alert” is a silent 2D cutout animation drama short film about survival tactics versus morality in a tension-filled environment. “Road Alert” follows a trip by Mr Kolegbe, a testy Lagos transporter, pressed for time to deliver a consignment in a region of reckless road users. Desperate to meet his deadline, he almost gets gunned down by a corrupt police officer for ignoring a traffic stop, nearly hitting a pedestrian at a crosswalk, and trying to evade the pursuing policeman determined to apprehend him. With traffic building up just a minute away from the delivery location, losing his last cash along the way, and the client threatening to replace him with another guy close by, Mr Kolegbe’s basic instinct kicks in and leads him to make a decision that causes a ripple effect. “Road Alert” is a self-reflective short story that explores the themes of road rage, civilization, human interaction between road users (taking a few references from real-life habits of Nigerian road users), and what our survival tactics tell us about ourselves in a metropolis and modern society, and how our efforts to survive and best each other can at times be counterproductive.

Europe by Bidon

Director: Samuel Albaric
Year: 2022
Length: 14:32
Country: France
Production: White Star

Biodun is Nigerian. In this animated documentary, he tells the story of his journey on foot from Lagos to Paris and how he survived in a container, a “bidon” thanks to his courage. His amazing patter transforms the events into extraordinary adventures.

Hey Hey! Ho Ho!

Director: Shalev Ben Elya and Micha Yisraeli
Year: 2022
Length: 3:28
Country: Israel
Production: Shalev Ben Elya and Micha Yisraeli

Let us take you on a guided journey that deconstructs the demonstrations against the Netanyahu government to find peace of mind inside the chaos.

Fuar: A Counter-Memory

Director: Ezgi Ozbakkaloglu
Year: 2022
Length: 2:11
Country: UK, Turkey
Production: The Glasgow School of Art

“Fuar: A Counter-Memory” emphasises the collective amnesia of the 1922 Great Fire of Smyrna/Izmir by examining the urban park (Fuar) built on top of its ruins. Oblivious to the dark past, the following generations just built counter-memories. By layering two different printmaking techniques, drypoint and risograph, the project seeks to highlight the contrast between eras and to inform them of each other. These techniques complement the narrative and explore the transformation of the city.

Golden Headacher

Director: Niina Suominen
Year: 2022
Length: 17:00
Country: Finland
Production: Force Majeure

An experimental animation documentary about women’s hate and aggression and the culturally sanctioned ways to express or suppress these uneasy feelings. The film was created by animating textile and décor waste and beautiful glossy pictures of children that were popular in Scandinavia in the last century. The work brings to the fore the irritation and exhaustion felt by women and the thoughts often left unsaid outside the walls of home, as well as reflecting on the remorse and the shame felt after bursts of anger.

Soaked In

Director: Shiyu Tang
Year: 2022
Length: 4:45
Country: China
Production: East China Normal University

At a humid and warm place, I existed.

The whitewashed “gender selection” takes place in two different spaces, where satisfaction and despair mingle.

Fishbowl World

Director: Marco Toledo
Year: 2022
Length: 11:48
Country: Spain
Production: La Chola Creativa

Abdou, annoyed by the general social, economic, and political situation, faces the harsh reality looking for a symbolic change that will get him out of “his fishbowl”.

The Land of Milk and Honey

Director: Isabelle Nouzha
Year: 2022
Length: 11:14
Country: Belgium
Production: Nouzha, Fragments, ZooThéâtre

After massive destruction, the inhabitable territories left are protected by huge separating walls. In between these walls, there is on one side a population of destitute survivors and on the other, elites willing to shape the popular rage into a workforce.