Power and powerlessness, responsibility and irresponsibility by way of documentary, fiction and animation. The screening includes Eliane Esther Bots’ documentary In Flow Of Words, which had its world premiere in Locarno.
A woman accuses her husband of sexual abuse. Frustration and tension peak when a police officer does not seem to take her testimony seriously. It’s one person’s word against another’s.
Distinctively framed, observational footage of a dog rescue center in Serbia, and in particular of the endearing dog Vanja and her anonymous trainer. Can humans and animals learn from each other? And what works best: punishment or reward?
One windy day, Louis the sheep finds a paper crown and thereby becomes Louis I. King of the Sheep. Things go their royal ways. At least until the next gust of wind.
In Flow of Words follows the narratives of three interpreters of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. They interpreted shocking testimonies from witnesses, victims and perpetrators, without ever allowing their own emotions, feelings and personal histories to be present. Contrary to their position at the tribunal, this film places their voices and experiences center stage.