19/03/2014

Euromed Audiovisual at the Brussels Millenium Doc Film Fest

Two documentaries and two transmedia projects supported by Euromed Audiovisual to take part in the festival from April 3 to 11

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Euromed Audiovisual at the Brussels Millenium Doc Film Fest

The Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, to be held in Brussels from April 3 to 11, will this year welcome several documentary films and filmmakers from the South Mediterranean region, in partnership with Euromed Audiovisual.

On this occasion, two holders of transmedia projects who took part in the Euromed Audiovisual Dia Sud Med training programme will be invited to participate in the festival's web-doc meetings on April 4 and 5.

Two South Mediterranean filmmakers who took part in DOCmed 2011 and Access 2012 with their documentaries Us, Outside and Democracy Camp, will be invited to present their films in the Millenium’s Young Vision Competition.

Several other productions from the South of the Mediterranean will also be screened in the Belgian’s capital.

 

Programme:

  • Democracy Camp by Ismail Elmokaden and Zahra Mackaoui (Israel, 2012, 47 min)
    Young Vision Competition 
    Screenings: April 5, 1:30 pm, Espace Senghor – April 10 at 4:30 pm, CIVA (in the presence of the director Ismail Elmokadem)

    At a children's camp in Egypt, Summer 2011, rebellion is in the air. Encouraged to express themselves freely and influenced by the heady revolutionary waves of the Arab Spring, the young teen participants at the camp begin an uprising --against their own camp management. But after the initial euphoria of rebellion partisan divisions emerge, and the children discover for themselves that democracy is more complicated than they imagined. 
    Democracy Camp took part in Access 2012, a training programme co-financed by the Euromed Audiovisual III programme.
  • Us, Outside by Bahïa Bencheikh-El-Fegoun and Merieme Achour Bouakkaz (Algeria, 2013, 53 min)

    Young Vision Competition
    Screenings: April 6, 11 am, Espace Senghor – April 10, 2:30 pm, CIVA (in the presence of the director Bahïa Bencheikh-El-Fegoun)

    Manel, a 23-year-old woman has been wearing the veil for two years. Today, she is about to change her life and take off the hijab that is oppressing her more and more. Manel is looking into herself and struggling for assertion in the heart of a society that finds it hard to cope with these words: freedom and respect. 
    This documentary was developed during DOCmed 2011, a training programme co-funded by the Euromed Audiovisual III programme.
  • Web Junkie, by Sosh Shlam and Hilla Medalia (Israel, 2013)
    Young Vision Competition
    Screenings: April 5, 3:15 pm, CIVA – April 7, 8:30 pm, Espace Senghor

    China is the first country in the world to classify internet addiction as a clinical disorder. Web Junkie spotlights the treatment used in a Beijing Rehab Centre, and explores the cases of three Chinese teenagers from the day they arrive at the clinic through their three-month period of rehabilitation.
  • Life Sentence, by Nurit Kedar and Yaron Shani (Israel, 2013, 96 min)
    International Competition
    Screenings: April 7, 1 pm, espace Senghor – April 10, 8 pm, CIVA
    An Arab man marries a Jewish woman. They live in quiet harmony within the Arab-Jewish community with their son and daughter. Later, the mother discovers that the father was behind dozens of mysterious terrorist attacks that took place in the late 1960s. She then flees the country with her children to the other side of the world and settles in Montreal's Jewish-Orthodox community. When her children grow up, they return to their motherland.
  • The Land Between, by David Fedele (Australia, Morocco, 2014, 78 min)
    International Competition
    Screenings: April 5, 8:30 pm, espace Senghor (in the presence of the director) - April 8, 3 pm, espace Senghor
    The Land Between offers an insight into the lives of Sub-Saharan African migrants living in the mountains of northern Morocco. Most of them dream about entering Europe but they are facing an extreme violence coming from both the Moroccan and Spanish authorities.
  • Web-doc meetings: on April 4 and 5, CIVA
    Two transmedia projects from Tunisia and Morocco that were developed during Dia Sud Med, a training programme co-funded by the Euromed Audiovisual III programme, will take part in the event.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will attend the sixth edition of the Millenium International Documentary Film Festival on April 2, a day before its official opening. Mr Ban Ki-moon will be symbolically given the Objectif d'Or, the festival's highest award. He will then attend the screening of Palestinian-Danish director Mahdi Fleifel’s A World Not Ours, which was awarded at last year's edition both by the jury and the audience.

 

To find out more about the festival, please click here.

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