The screening of short documentaries sheds light on the dark side of the ice cream business in Ireland and the privileged life of the French Ambassador’s wife in Burkina Faso.
In a small village of the North of France, an attack alert has been set off due to the combination of two events: the beginning of the hunting season and an argument between drunk Polish workers.
Newstime is a found footage film which discusses cultural differences, being an outsider, the Namibian independence struggle, and Finland’s long-term ties with the southern African country. Ellen Namhila recites her autobiography “The Price of Freedom”. Namhila spent seven years in Tampere in the 1980s as a refugee on a scholarship, studying library science.
The inside scoop on the murky world of the ice cream business. Through the eyes of Pinky, the self declared ‘king of the ice-cream men’, we’re taken into this unregulated industry where rival drivers will stop at nothing to protect their livelihoods.
We find ourselves in an extravagant garden in Ouagadougou. The French Ambassador’s wife dreamt about becoming a famous opera singer. Instead, she is now using the singing as a ventilator to survive her seemingly privileged life surrounded by workers. This film raises questions about power structures, class, intersectionality, post colonialism and feminism in a poetic, subtle and seductive way.