Rebellion tells the compelling story of a group of people coming together to build a global movement with the ambition of system change – a movement which grew so swiftly, it became the number one influencer on climate awareness within a year of inception. But changing public consciousness is one thing; changing the way the world works is another. The film grapples with how difficult it is to challenge the status quo, through the radical grass roots group Extinction Rebellion. From the founders and other key figures, we learn that there is a pervasive story – one that tells us we need to keep consuming to be happy and creates a culture of hyper-individualism. Some are hell-bent on causing disruption to overcome this, even if it makes them vastly unpopular. Others, especially the youth, set out to learn new ways we can relate to one another and the natural world. Over the course of the film, we explore these different paths – one fixated on dismantling the system; the other on building the alternative.
Rebellion / Maia Kenworthy, Elena Sánchez Bellot / United Kingdom / 2021 / 82 min.
THE RETURN: LIFE AFTER ISIS
Shamima Begum (UK) and Hoda Muthana (US) made it into worldwide headlines when they left their countries as teenagers to join ISIS. Now they want to return but their countries don’t want them back. Filmed in the high-security Camp Roj in Syria, which houses ISIS women and children that no Western country wants back, and …
WELCOME BACK, FAREWELL
Parents and children are reunited after 13 years apart. This is the starting point of Welcome Back, Farewell. The documentary follows the process of rebuilding affection in a Japanese descent family that is affected by the immigration flux between Brazil and Japan known as the dekassegui phenomenon. The debut feature film by Marcos Yoshi, director …
MOUNTAINS AND HEAVEN IN BETWEEN
In 2020 the world was suddenly put on pause because of the pandemic. At this time the work of the medical workers comes to the fore, after the decades of being largely invisible. Doctors have to choose whom to save first and who’ll have to wait. Humans have difficulty understanding a threat if it can’t be …