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Salam Rugby

Salam Rugby
Faramarz Beheshti / Iran, New Zealand / 2010 / 62 min.

When Iranian men see a rugby ball they joke that it's either a melon or a dinosaur egg. And the idea that women chase after one on a sports field is for them simply absurd. The Islamic Federation of Women's Sports have their work cut out trying to promote female sport in a society headed by Iran's conservative ...

 

Saving Edwards

Zachraňte Edwardse
Dagmar Smržová / Czech Republic / 2010 / 72 min.

Šárka and Marcel Sladkowsky have decided after several years of marriage to have a child. However, during the pregnancy the doctors detect Edwards Syndrome and recommend that Šárka immediately undergo an abortion. Edwards Syndrome is a genetic disorder that causes physical and mental handicap. Half ...

 

Scena del Crimine

Scena del Crimine
Walter Stokman / Netherlands / 2010 / 74 min.

It's better to hear the sound of the prison gates than the bells in a church, says one of the young delinquents serving his sentence on the island of Nisida near Napoli. This is where the Dutch director Walter Stokman's documentary essay, mapping Neapolitan criminality, begins and ends. Instead of unravelling ...

 

Shitcredit

Šitkredit
Martin Řezníček / Czech Republic / 2010 / 31 min.

"They want 300,000 CZK from me for signing something, even though I didn't take any money from them," says one woman in the documentary Shitcredit. Like many others, she was enticed by the possibility of a quick and easy loan. Even though she changed her mind about the whole transaction and withdrew ...

 

Shout

Shout
Sabine Lubbe Bakker, Ester Gould / Netherlands / 2010 / 75 min.

Ezat and Bayan were born in the part of the Golan Heights that is under Israeli control. Their parents come from Syria and the biggest dream both youths have is to make a journey to the land of their forebears. Every day, on a rock at the Israeli-Syrian border, they dream about life on the other side. ...

 

Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul

Skateistan: To Live and Skate Kabul
Orlando von Einsiedel / UK / 2010 / 9 min.

Murza, 17, and Fazilla, 12, live in the Afghan capital Kabul and share a hobby: skateboarding. A centre called "Skateistan" has opened in the city where they can ride the U-ramp and just hang out. The unique skate park - which is located on the ruins of buildings destroyed during the war - gives them ...

 

Solartaxi - Around the World with the Sun

Solartaxi - Around the World with the Sun
Erik Schmitt / Germany / 2010 / 68 min.

As a young boy, Louis Palmer sketched a solar-powered car on his copybook. He returns to this dream twenty years later as a primary school teacher in Lucerne, and he begins to make it a reality with the help of several enthusiasts. In the summer of 2007, the first prototype of the vehicle was created. ...

 

Staging a Revolution

Staging a Revolution
Mathew Charles, Albina Kovalyova / UK / 2010 / 27 min.

It is not easy to get to a performance by Belarus's banned Free Theatre. People interested in going to a show are directed via email and SMS messages to a certain place on the edge of Minsk, from where they are then discreetly led to a small house. In "Europe's last dictatorship", as the Lukashenko ...

 

Stalin. Why not?

Stalin - Počemu by i nět
Kirill Sakharnov / Russia / 2010 / 14 min.

"Through storms the sun of freedom has shined upon us, And the great Lenin has lighted the way, Stalin has taught us faithfulness to the people, To labour, and inspired us to great feats!" This excerpt from the Soviet national anthem dating back to 1943 adorns the walls of Moscow's Kursk metro station. ...

 

Stories of Trafficked Children

Stories of Trafficked Children
Yeneakale Tamrat / Ethiopia, Czech Republic / 2010 / 28 min.

In Ethiopia, slavery was officially abolished in the 1930s. Nonetheless, the local inhabitants still have to contend with it in some form or other to this day. Often, it is the result of extreme poverty, which people try to escape from by moving to large cities, as well as the demand for cheap labour. ...