Wie wir wollen
Choices/Voices critically assesses the systemic barriers to abortion access in Germany through a mix of personal accounts, docufictional scenes, and topical interviews. In doing so, the film adresses over arching questions of population control policies and bodily self-determination: Which parents, which children, and which families are deemed desirable and why?
The screening will be followed by discussion with its director Melanie Sien Min Lyn from feminist film collective KINOKAS.
Wie wir wollen / Sara Dutch, Melanie Sien Min Lyn / Germany / 2021 / 98 min.
A young anthropologist, Zdenka, moves with her husband and three sons to Svalbard, Norway, to study how life is changing in polar regions. She has received a prestigious two-year grant to carry out extensive research on the impact of globalization on the inhabitants of the world’s northernmost town, Longyearbyen. After falling in love with her …
THREE MINUTES: A LENGTHENING
Three minutes of home movie footage, mostly in color, shot by David Kurtz in 1938, are the only known moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk, Poland, before the Holocaust. Those precious minutes are examined in intricate detail to unravel the human stories hidden in the celluloid. Tracing the story of those three …
When Zdenka, a single woman in the Czech Republic, started playing online games with strangers, she didnʼt know it would change her life. Neither did Tabish, a computer scientist a world away in Pakistan. Their friendship turned to romance, and after flying to Sri Lanka to meet in real life, the committed couple married. Tabish …