The safer and more affluent societies are, the more afraid they seem to be. Fears spread, both real and perceived. Many of these have to do with the atomisation strategies behind neoliberal policies, the increase in the need to compete and the world’s (seeming) tendency to be consumed by crises. The things that trigger fear and the question of whether fear is justified are multi-faceted, contradictory and at times downright enigmatic. Alas, diffuse feelings of fear increasingly feed into hate and violence. Countering this phenomenon is one of the greatest tasks that societies of the 21st century must face. And all it takes is a virus to place this topic at the centre of attention.
Juhani Koivumäki // Finnland // 2020 // 15:55 min
Human Rights, Identity, Migration, Thriller
It’s the loveliest Finnish summer ever. Only the abrupt arrival of the neighbour can disturb the idyllic scene, putting the young couple’s relationship to the test.
Chabname Zariab // Frankreich // 2020 // 20:00 min
Childhood, Identity, Migration, Old age
Louise is just about to leave the house when a man on the run from the police hands a bag containing a baby to her. Childless her entire life, Louise suddenly sees a chance for herself and the little one.