SlottsbiografenThursday, 26 October 19:00
TONS OF PASSION
“For this job you need to have some diesel fuel or hydraulic oil in your blood, otherwise you can’t do it!” Dust in their eyes, noise in their ears and passion in their hearts! That’s the job of a digger driver working in the demolition business. How diggers become ballerinas and why, after all, size still matters.
DOWN ON THE CORNER
Beer, cigarettes or margarine, the corner store in Sirča has it all. It’s the meeting point of those who didn’t emigrate. No work, no money, but a lot of humour and friendship. Everyday life in central Serbia and maybe soon all over Europe?
JUST ANOTHER DAY IN EGYPT
What’s left after the Egyptian revolution in 2011? Not much, except a lot of people in prison and a big disappointment. The former Chief of Army Abdel Fattah al-Sisi took over and now rules the country with an iron fist. Everyday life goes on and people in Cairo’s alleyways are trying to make the best of it.
IN THE WOODS
Snow, sweat, testosterone and the sound of chainsaws. Every four years, over a period of three months in winter, wood is being cut in a steep mountain high above Lake Ägeri and prepared for log rafting. Neither economic change nor technology has been able to replace this traditional and sustainable craft in Switzerland.
DESTILLED VILLAGE TALES
From the heart of Serbia comes an Eastern Asterix and Obelix saga: Pranjani is a small village in central Serbia. Locals earn their living abroad or as farmers. Many count themselves among the Tschetniks, Serbian patriots and WWII resistance fighters. So far, so normal. But every May, the Rakijada takes place – a championship that is all about who can drink the most, balance on wooden poles and brew the best magic potion – Rakija, plum brandy. A portrait of a sleepy village that shines a new light on the Serbian soul, while never losing sight of the typical humour of the