The 21st century brings with it all new types of uncertainties and challenges that impact our perception of ourselves. What the different groups and personal identities of the 20th century were based on cease to apply; on the contrary, new demands are being made from different sides to respect individualities that the majority of society has not yet paid attention to. The heroes and heroines of the films in this category strive to become a part of a society that for one reason or another does not accept them. They do not want to live solitary lives, but also want to find their own way, often facing misunderstanding among those closest to them.

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A Punk Daydream

In Indonesia, otherwise beset by a number of serious problems, part of the society is always ready to punish offences such as free thinking, tattoos or mohawks.

EXIT - Leaving Extremism Behind

As a teenager, she longed for action and for a community that would accept her. When her expectations were not met by anarchists, she joined the neo-Nazis. But what finally caused her to leave extremism behind?

Gods of Molenbeek

This is a lyrical film about the friendship of 3 children in the multicultural and multifaith Molenbeek quarter of Brussels, but which, after the terrorist attacks in Paris and Brussels in 2016, gained a reputation as a hotbed of Islamic terrorism.

Lost Warrior

His family lives in London, he in Mogadishu. In England, he would face trial, in Somalia death – for the same reason in both places: he deserted the Somalian Al-Shabaab terrorist organization.

Minding the Gap

This Oscar-nominated film starts out as a tribute to the relaxed life in a skate community but goes on to reveal the roots of the vicious circle of domestic violence.

Tackling Life

“Not ashamed of being seen” is the motto that the Berlin Bruisers – the first German gay rugby team – live by in their daily lives and when playing sports as they destroy all stereotypes on the playing field.

Unconditional Love

A young Polish gay man and his grandmother love each other, but do not understand each other. An intimate dialogue about freedom of choice and fulfilment of traditional duties.

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