Tag Archive: mother

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.

Urs by Moritz Mayerhofer

Animation / 10:00 / Digital HD /  Germany / 2010  / San Diego

For many years Urs has cared for his aging mother. But when he sets out to find a better place for both of them, the mother resists.

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The Last Conversation by Amelia Zandi

Short Narrative / 06:00 / Digital HD / English / United States / 2010 / World

A mother visits a young girl in prison for the last time the day before she is to be executed.

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Madregot (Stairs) by Tom Madar, Emlly Noy, Inbar Rotstein

Animation / 7:30 / Hebrew / Israel / 2010 / San Diego

“Stairs” is a lyric and poetic film about a woman who lost her baby while still being is her womb. ANIMATION

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Linger by Beeli Sim

Short Narrative / 15:00  / Digital HD / Mandarin / Singapore / 2009  / North America

Ming tries to cope with life after her mother’s death but realizes that the past constantly echoes and that grieving knows no bounds.

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Letters to Ourselves by Beatriz Ciliberto

Experimental / 02:06  / DV / French, Spanish, English / France , Venezuela / 2010 International

This experimental film is a collective portrait of women. Women of various backgrounds question their identity, sexuality and being.

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Feeling  by  Ali Orakzai

Animation / 3:05: / USA / 2010  / International /

The story of a mother bird and her feelings and emotions for her little children.

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Escuchar (Listen) by José Manuel Muñoz

Short Narrative/  5:04 / Digital HD / Spanish  / Spain / 2010  / International

A separation brought them together. A generation sets them apart. Two women try to find the reasons for their aloofness.

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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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