Short Docs: Home 

The screening of short documentaries looks at the concepts of home, family and environment.

Family2

Lola was adopted into a Belgian family eleven years ago when she was an infant. Over the years, she has been imagining the reunion with her birth family in China. This summer, her dream finally comes true. When Lola’s two families finally meet for the first time, how will they spend the time together? What will Lola’s birth parents tell her?

Director: Yifan Sun
Country: Poland
Year: 2019
Duration: 25 min
A Tree Is Like a Man

Thorbjörg Jónsdóttir met ayahuasquero Don William by chance while traveling in the Colombian Amazon. This film serves as a personal witness to his lifetime relationship to ayahuasca and other medicinal plants that are native to the jungle. It’s a portrait that is at once intimate and spare, opening up to alternate realities as dense as the jungle itself.

Orig. title: A Tree is Like a Man (En la maloca de Don William)
Director: Thorbjorg Jonsdottir
Country: Colombia, Iceland
Year: 2019
Duration: 30 min
3 Logical Exits

A sociological meditation on the different “exits” that young Palestinians choose, in order to cope with life in the refugee camps.

Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Country: Denmark, Lebanon, United Kingdom
Year: 2020
Duration: 14 min
19.91

19.91 is a quiet and modest story of a meeting between 19 year old Jette from Germany and a 91 year old Pole – Mrs. Zofia. During Jette’s one year annual voluntary service in Warsaw, she
regularly visits Mrs. Zofia, who spent her teenage years in concentration camps in Auschwitz and Ravensbrück.

Director: Emilia Śniegoska
Country: Poland
Year: 2019
Duration: 24 min