Modern Times Review #91
Modern Times Review @ Human Rights Film Festival Berlin
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Director: Samaher Alqadi
Following a string of sexual assaults, As I Want documents a burgeoning women’s rebellion.
Director: David Osit
A surprisingly cinematic fly-on-the-wall view of the daily life - and epic struggles - of the Christian mayor of Ramallah.
Director: Magnus Gertten
Standing up to a brutal regime, an Uzbek woman never breaks hope in fighting for family justice.
Director: Mohamed El Aboudi
A portrait of optimism in the harshest of environments with Morocco's nomadic Oulad Boukais Tribe.
Director: Khalid Shamis
Undying patriotism in the face of a country that no longer needs you.
Director: Bryan Fogel
In October 2018, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and never came out, leaving his fiancée and an international community of dissidents to piece together clues to his murder.
Director: Ousmane Samassekou
This award-winning documentary whispers migrant dreams and nightmares on the edge of the Sahara.
Director: Alba Sotorra Clua
A portrait of a group of Western women who pledged their lives to ISIS, but now want to return home to restart their lives.
Director: Mélanie Carrier, Olivier Higgins
Since 2016, 700,000 people of the Rohingya Muslim minority fled Myanmar making the Kutupalong refugee camp one of the biggest in the world.
Director: David France
A group of activists risks unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ programme raging in the Russian republic of Chechnya.
Director: Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas
In a saturated media landscape dominated by men, India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women redefines what it means to be powerful.