Category: Features

Hemels Bewegen (The Conquest of High Passes) by Wout Conijn

Documentary /  11:00  / SD / Netherlands / 2010/  International Premiere

Bas, Roelof and Evert are physically handicapped. Nevertheless they embark on a 1000 km bike trip across the Himalayas.

  • Director: Wout Conijn
  • Producer: Jos de Putter
  • Screenplay: Wout Conijn
  • Editing: Stefan Kamp
  • Film photographer: Jean Counet
  • Sound: Joris van Ballegoijen
  • Music: Wouter van Bemmel

How to act when you are in top shape mentally but the body doesn’t respond that way? Bas, Roelof and Evert are physically handicapped. Nevertheless they embark on a 1000 km bike trip across the Himalayas. From Lhasa to Kathmandu conquering mountain passes over 5000 meters high what makes enormous physical and mental demands to the participants. Bas came into contact as a soldier with a high tension cable and can since then no longer walk. Roelof was soldier too. During his holiday he fell 6 meters with broken spine as a result. Evert the eldest one was scientist, until he accidently came under his own car, what led to partially paralyses and aphasia. The camera follows the three guys during their expedition, which leads according to Evert to the truth. That truth is hard to swallow for Bas, the soldier who doesn’t want to give up and wants to be an example for others. Bas can’t make it to the top of the highest climb because of the cold. Roelof gets to the top, he isn’t concerned about the physical obstacles, but worries about the future with his girlfriend. The journey of Evert is a romantic story: he shares his love for the mountains with his wife, like they did on their honeymoon before the accident. This bicycle excursion Himalaya marks their love, with a majestic panorama as a reward. THE CONQUEST OF HIGH PASSES is a moving portrait of people in search of their inner strength, during an excursion in a breathtaking landscape.

Hands of the Cause of God by Fred Badiyan

Documentary /  43 minutes / Betacam SP / English  / USA  / Pre-2008

A four-volume documentary introducing and exploring the life and station of a historical group of appointed individual Baha’is.

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Shoghi Effendi, Guardian of the Faith by Fred Badiyan

Documentary /  43:00 /  Betacam SP /  United States / Pre-2008 / United States Premiere

Amatu’l-Baha Ruhiyyih Khanum recounts the life of the Beloved Guardian, Shoghi Effendi, from his birth to his passing.

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Glenn, The Flying Robot by Marc Goldstein

Feature Narrative / 80:00 / Film (35mm)  / English  / Belgium  / 2010  / North America

Jack, a pianist with a broken hand, challenges his rival Henri to compete with his trained flying robot. But who is playing whom here?

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Enoch Olinga, Hand of the Cause of God by Joyce Olinga

Documentary   / 2:20:00/ Digital SD / English / United States of America, Trinidad, New Zealand /  Pre-2008  / World

The inspiring story of the only African Hands of the Cause of God, Mr. Enoch Olinga.

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Das Verlorene Paradies (Paradise Lost) by Petra Hinterberger

Documentary /  60:23 / Digital HD / German / Austria / 2009 / International

Two ordinary men, one extraordinary decision: suicide. What will happen next?

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Adam – Them Man by Mehmet Yildirim

Feature Narrative / 1:28:19 / Digital HD / Turkish /  Turkey / 2010  / World

Adam, a young man  is in search of one question: Can he distance himself from society and live in peace?

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