Night Soil examines the healing eff ect of the hallucinatory plant Ayahuasca on modern man’s troubled mind. Can it be, for Western civilisation now, what LSD was for the 1960s? How can shamanism, medicinal drugs, sexuality and the return of the feminine be aligned with the narcissism of cyberspace? Exploring these questions the lm presents an amalgam of personal accounts on the spiritual and bodily experiences with the Amazonian substance, giving particular weight to the feminine voice and point of view, traditionally neglected in psychedelic research. Can empathy, spirituality, feminism and ecological consciousness enable a healthy future for all living organisms on the planet?
Country: The Netherlands
A reinterpretation of a Britney Spears song, mixing a fan’s YouTube version with a depersonalised and mediated image of the artist during a depression, demonstrates how we and pop media create idols and monsters.
When 19-year old Esra misses her train and kills time playing a fast-paced, flashy game on her smartphone, a vintage Rubik’s Cube catches her attention.
A surreal story about three friends who exchange heads by accident and are forced to adapt to each others life. This leads to funny but also enriching situations. Will they be able to keep it secret? And will they ever get their own head back?
In a world where the original nature is widely disappearing, there seems to be a new forming: artificial nature. This essayistic documentary examines the context, experience and various forms of this simulated nature in an experimental way.
Since part of the Baltic fleet moved away most of Kronstadt is no longer a closed military city. With the renewed cathedral as the centrepiece, the city revises its own destination to fill the void that was left behind. The photographic process of colour separation emphasises the city’s state of being in between past and future: the heroic turbulent history, changing ideologies, and growing tourism.
Forced to return to his naturist roots, Willy bungles his way into nobel savagery.
From the perspectives of a dozen different viewers, this documentary explores the peculiar ritual of watching film. How is this medium experienced by people with sensory impairments, strong religious beliefs, or lovesickness?
Behind a green screen, a foreigner finds his way in an enchanting – yet turbulent – Brazil. Where the streets are a stage for politics, art, and affection, a gringo can only watch. The result is a mixtape-portrait of modern day Brazil seen through the eyes of the visitor.
The most beautiful paintings are those which you dream about when you lie in bed smoking a pipe, but which you never paint.
In 1994, a young Bosnian refugee family gets a residence permit and ends up in a small village in the Netherlands. Absurd situations arise as they try to make this new world their home.
A reinterpretation of a Britney Spears song, mixing a fan’s YouTube version and the artist’s image during a depression, demonstrates how pop media create idols and monsters.
An exploration of what an image means in a world of constant retinal input, revealing mythical truths and true illusions in mass media and politics.
Set to the groove-heavy, driving chorus by Knalpot, protesters strike out and are struck back in a dance of police brutality and a wild rally of freedom seekers.
You can’t see the dancer’s moves! The burka leads a life of its own, playing with the fear of islam.
Two young brothers wander around in a big and empty world without a clear destination. Together they try to escape reality, but how do you relate to an undeniable world that you don’t seem to be part of?
Three moments of time are captured into three layers of coloured imagery shown simultaneously. Animals, people, and machines.
Because of his provocative attitude, 15-year-old Julius is sent to a special school with a behavioural change program. But Julius sees no reason to adjust to the hypocrisy of normality. Will he be able to stay true to his ideals and be released from the programme altogether?