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Ghost Hunting 

by Raed Andoni
Documentary – 94 minutes – 2017

In order to confront the ghosts that haunt him, Palestinian director Raed Andoni assembles an eclectic group of ex-prisoners to recreate the Al-Moskobiya, Israel’s main interrogation centre, where he was himself jailed at age 18. Day after day, these construction workers, a blacksmith, an architect, an assistant director give shape to their memories of how they survived with grit and a sense of humor. As the walls of the cells rise, the tongues and the emotions loosen.

 

 

L’Accord 

by Nicolas Wadimoff & Béatrice Guelpa
Documentary – 83 minutes – 2005

The fascinating story behind the Geneva Initiative, a peace plan for the Middle East. Set up by a group of seven very different individuals – three Israelis, three Palestinians and one Swiss – united by their dedication to achieve peace in the Middle East, the Geneva Initiative was officially launched in December 2003 on the shores of Lake Geneva. A film about political courage.

 

 

The Miscreants 

by Mohcine Besri
Fiction – 88 minutes – 2011

On the order of their spiritual leader, three young Islamists kidnap a group of actors who are about to go on tour with their latest show. When the kidnappers arrive at the place of detention, they find themselves cut off from their base. Ensues a 7-day no exit situation, in which both sides are forced to live together, confront each other and challenge their mutual prejudices.

 

 

Operation Libertad  

by Nicolas Wadimoff
Fiction – 90 minutes – 2012

In 1978, the members of a small revolutionary group break into a Swiss bank near Zurich. They film the entirety of the action so as to prove the collusion between the Helvetica financial system and dictators. 30 years later, the tapes of the Operation Libertad resurface.

 

Aisheen, Still alive in Gaza  

by Nicolas Wadimoff
Documentary – 86 minutes – 2010

« Where is the ghost town? », asks the little boy to the theme park attendant. « It’s there, right there. But it has been bombed… Do you want to see it? » It is with these words that the film, « Aisheen», begins – an impressionist journey through a devastated Gaza after the war. And the ghost town? Gaza is the ghost town.

 

Spartans  

by Nicolas Wadimoff
Documentary – 80 minutes – 2014

Yvan Sorel runs a MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) club in Marseille’s “Quartier nord”, a district of the city mainly known in the media for its drug trafficking, gang shootings and kalashnikovs. Day after day, all on his own, with no support from the state, which gave up on this area a long time ago, he fights to keep the children and teenagers on the right path. A film about violence, education, moral values, faith and dignity.

 

Captain Thomas Sankara 

by Christophe Cupelin
Documentary – 88 minutes – 2012

A portrait composed of archives of Thomas Sankara, president of Burkina Faso between 1983 and his murder in 1987. Ready to liberate his country and transform the mentalities of his fellow citizens, contesting the world’s political order and challenging the powers of his time, Sankara stands out strongly in the history both of Africa and of the world.

 

Rouge parole  

by Elyes Baccar
Documentary – 94 minutes – 2011

The Arab Spring erupted in a country where few would have expected, starting a political earthquake that shook the world. « Rouge Parole» is the story of the Tunisian popular revolution, emotionally told by its heroes through both their silence and their clamors. It is the story of Freedom, summoned by History.

 

Fix Me 

by Raed Andoni
Documentary – 95 minutes – 2010

Palestinian filmmaker Raed Andoni has a severe and agonizing headache that will not go away. Turning the camera on himself, he decided to make a film exploring his headache and his efforts to rid himself of it.

 

My Father the Revolution and Me 

by Ufuk Emiroglu
Documentary – 81 minutes – 2013

In 1980, the filmmaker’s birth is overshadowed by the revolution. “I was born in the middle of a dream.” But another refrain runs through the film: “What am I to do with this legacy?” This family drama is a quest of identity and politics that takes us from Turkey in the 1970s to Switzerland in the 21st century, dealing with exile, prison, false money, fallen heroes, hippies gone astray and a revolutionary disco along the way. A mosaic of a film, which moves freely between documentary, fiction and animation.

 

Vox Usini 

by Déborah Legivre
Documentary – 70 minutes – 2016

Throughout the 1980s, the young people of Geneva claimed spaces for political and cultural freedom. Their fight resulted in the creation of « l’Usine », a self-managed cultural center which has remained the symbol of the Geneva’s alternative culture until today. But its independence is now under threat. Faced with this danger, young people are rallying and demonstrating, as they did before.

 

Crime Hunters  

by Nicolas Wadimoff & Juan Lozano
Documentary – 52 minutes – 2014

From their headquarters in Geneva, the lawyers of the Swiss NGO Trial (Track Impunity Always) unremittingly pursue any war criminal careless enough to pass through Swiss territory. These true contemporary crime hunters have in their crosshairs all those with the blood of victims of conflicts on their hands.

 

Non Assistance  

by Frédéric Choffat written with Caroline Abu Sa’Da
Documentary – 52 minutes – 2016

Since 2011, thousands of people fleeing on-going conflicts or in search for a better life are crossing the Mediterranean Sea to seek refuge in Europe. The old continent’s answer is either nonexistent or done on a security basis. Against this state of non-assistance to people in danger, a handful of civilians in Europe are getting involved in many different ways to bring back some humanity into this unprecedented crisis.

 

So close so far  

by Michel Favre
Documentary – 76 minutes – 2012

Bolivia in the 1950s: on the Island of the Sun in the middle of Lake Titicaca. Alberto Perrin films the indigenous people, who have just gained their independence through agricultural reform and the revolution in 1952. In 2011: Carmen Perrin, artist and Alberto Perrin’s daughter, delivers these films to the native inhabitants. There is no need for nostalgia, for the ancient customs and spirit of freedom shape life within the community still today, despite the pressures of the tourism industry. Memories are awakened, ideas are conceived and new ties are forged in this sacred land. A cinematographic journey.