Culture, Development and Education

1.A Xinecóloga (10 minutes)
Director: Alfonso Camarero, Spain

A gynecologist is working at her hospital as everyday. But the next patient.... is a boy! Naturally the gynecologist throw out the  joker. But he returns with the coordinator (the gynecologist' boss), who order the gynecologist that she must attend her (meaning the patient)! It's not a joke, it's a conspiracy! But the troubles of the gynecologist are just beggining...

2.The Heart Spoke (22 minutes)
Director: Hadrien Don Fayel, France

For the first thirty years of his life Jean Touzet explored various artistic fields, being  alternately an actor with Jean Vilar,  a pianist, a conductor, etc.When he was offered to give life to the Cannes Festival, he dealt with all the administrative issues in an artistic way. It is most likely thanks to that that he succeeded in making the Cannes Festival an outstanding event, an 'original creation'.

3.The Boot Cake (74 minutes)
Director: Kathryn Millard, Australia

Charlie Chaplin is a saint to earthquake survivors in a small desert town in India and they are throwing him a birthday party.  Australian filmmaker Kathryn Millard is taking the cake - a chocolate truffle sponge shaped like the Tramp's boot. Along the way, she seeks out some of the ghosts and reincarnations of Charlie Chaplin's Tramp. 

4.Alif (18 minutes)
Director: Kanika Gupta, India
Alif is a documentary on the art of Islamic Calligraphy. Shot in the small village of Mau, 120 Kilometres from Varanasi, the film take sits viewers into studio of a calligrapher who actually manages to make a living out of this art in today’s age.

5.To be There (10 minutes)
Director: Sharon Lenger, Israel

'The windows in Tel-Aviv are like vitrinesin which life are on displayand I, from a window to another Trying to capture another worldbefore it will pass me by'The film consists of brief glances at windows of residential apartments in Tel-Aviv, in an attempt to sniff a bit of life. To feel a bit at home.

6.Cracow - magic of a city (89 minutes)
Director: Gilbert Bruning ,Germany & Poland

The magic of a city consists of many little apparently not important components which are reflected in the people who live in this city. The film is a true fairy tale which is trying with the power of the performers in the movie and with the force of wonderful pictures to catch true feelings and emotions in this city. Cracow is for many people a very magical place. It is a place of miracles and of great secrets.

7.Compact Only (15 minutes)
Director: Pamela Green, U S A
Al's favorite Hawaiian food restaurant has stopped delivery in his area. With only one street separating him from his Chicken Katsu passion, Al has to think outside the box. He has the food delivered to his car in a trendy supermarket parking lot. But this will be no ordinarily meal, as Al experiences a world that makes the drama of an African watering hole look tame.

8.Radijojo Animations from FEZitty 2008 (10 minutes)
Director: Michael Schmacke, Germany
The best films from the Radijojo animation Workshop at FEZitty, the participating childrens city in Berlin!

9.My Sixteenth Summer (72 minutes)
Director: Savvy Lorestani, USA

Samir's summer is looking pretty bleak.  His spoiled sister is back from med school, his fresh off the boat parents get more foreign every day and it looks like he's about to lose the girl of his his best friend. As Samir exchanges his adolescent woes for a look at the quarter-life, he starts to see that the other side of twenty isn't all its cracked up to be...And that maybe being sixteen isn't so bad.

10.The Sky was Angry (22 minutes)
Director: Sharif Abdunnur, Lebanon

'The Sky was Angry' a moving documentary about the real-life story of children who took refuge in a theater in Beirut and the drama therapist and others who helped them cope through the Israeli war on Lebanon in the summer of 2006. 

11.Without Papers (12 minutes)
Director: Florencia Krochik, USA
'Without Papers'  chronicles the lives of two undocumented students attending college in America.

12.Talking Dead Silent Living (29 minutes)
Director: Maria Jose Ruiz Fenollera, Spain

Monica, a Spanish journalist, investigates Ziryab´s life, the great Iraqi musician born in 789 and visits a family of Arab musicians who claim to be descendent of his and that they can prove it. Monica, a woman without prejudices, finds a family where its members stop playing the lute at the age of 30 scared by a curse.

13.Gearing Up (27 minutes)
Director: Sheetal S Agarwal, India

'Gearing Up' is the story of four teenagers in the months leading up to the IIT entrance examination - considered by many as the most important in their lives. The documentary examines their motivations and ambitions, and asks fundamental questions regarding the nature of 'winning', 'losing', satisfaction and happiness in a materially competitive world.. 

14.When On The Road… (30 Seconds)
Director: Ankur Kapoor, India
This film is a short public service announcement on safety on roads

15.The Opposite of Full is Empty (15 minutes)
Director: Jhanvi Shriram, USA

In this short documentary, the filmmaker followed a group of children through a typical day in their government school in Bangalore,India. By putting a face to the statistics that are discussed in classrooms across campus, the filmmaker hopes to bring greater attention to the problem of access to educational resources in developing countries.

16.Tucheze (25 minutes)
Director: Benjamin Kirk Nielsen, Denmark

For some this is a film about draughts. For others it is a film about male jargon, gambling, enjoyment, gender roles, humor, hierarchy and ties of friendship. Men act around - and in - a game that maybe goes far beyond the edge of the board. To where great mountains heap up into the horizon.

17.Mixed Bag, or What's In A Dream... (13 minutes)
Director: Eric Wobma, Netherlands

A surreal quest by a man who is to meet more than he has bargained for.

18.The Fox of The Box (23 minutes)
Director: Ojus, India
This film elaborates upon the relationship between television and Children in the modern times.

19.Shiksha Sabke Liye (11 minutes)
Director: Sunil Kumar Das, India
The film ia a fiction which narrates the story of a poor boy Deepak who goes to school after being persuaded by a noble man. It is an inspiring story for others in the society to enlighten lives of others who are deprived of eduction.

20.I-ology (106 minutes)
Director: Woody Woodward, USA

This documentary is a discovery of what makes each of us feel important.  We have footage from around the world with gripping stories of what moves people, how they deal with obstacles and challenges and how they have overcome impossible feats to be happy and successful.

21.The Limits of What We Know (94 minutes)
Director: Amy Bodman, Canada

While The Limits of What We Know appears at first to be a portrait of Zimbabwe, it culminates as a heart-felt picture of our changing world as it struggles to compensate for the ever-increasing dominance of the human race. Shot during a time of relative peace, Zimbabwe is now in crisis and much of what was filmed no longer exists. The Limits of What We Know stands as a quiet testament to a country and its people.

22.The Meaning of Tea (74 minutes)
Director: Scott Chamberlin Hoyt, USA

The Meaning of Tea is an engaging and whimsical documentary film that explores the romance and complexities surrounding tea, a universally beloved and widely consumed beverage.

 23.Rainbow Crossing (91 minutes)
Director: Michael  Brewer, Switzerland

While on the Island of Hawai'i, Michael and Tom traveled and filmed RAINBOW CROSSING. They meet up with Pila  of Hawai'i who he chants in Hawaiian. Each place they visit and the journeys in between spark fresh conversations on topics ranging from ancient Hawaiian Gods, to men's issues, the environment and philosophy leading into dimensions rarely seen on a screen, where myth and reality blend on the island where the veil is thinnest.

24.God Made Them Blind (56 minutes)
Director: Richard Todd, Australia                                               

Four years in the making, it reveals how John's life-altering quest brings him into conflict with Hindu beliefs in Karma and black magic, resulting in profound personal transformations on both sides.John dies, he wakes up , he's given a week to live?????? ignores this deadline and consequently loses his job, his life, his family and a wife he cannot recognize.This is John???s story and the story of three Balinese whos liveshe collides with and   changes forever.

25.War of the Gods (91 minutes)
Director: Jennifer Abbott, USA                                                    **

This documentary aims to prove to the world that religion has become the weapon most devout and political leaders used to win their wars. Jennifer Abbott's ambition is to show that true religion is not what our leaders use to create hostilities against other countries.If we're to follow the Bible, the Torah or the Koran, God emphasizes in each one of them.

26.Manatlya Manat (90 minutes)
Director: Girish  Mohite, India

Father Roberto Rodrigues is a middle- aged priest having deep affection and interest in Marathi literature which is why he joins M.A.. He meets a vibrant, innocent, very outspoken and intelligent young girl in Amol Chitnis who has her own views and perspective about human life. In the course of time, Father gets emotionally involved and inclined towards Amol. Whether Father surrenders to his emotional cling ? Explore the answers in cinematic presentation ' Manatalya Mant' ( Deep in the heart) where poetry is in the backdrop, beautiful nature is in bountry and display of great acting is on sereen .

27.Child’s Play (3 minutes)
Director: Ankur Kapoor, India
Child’s Play is symbolic of how we are slowly destroying earth’s environment.

28.Goonj (5 minutes)
Director: Ankur Kapoor, India
Goonj is a unique resource mobilisation initiative providing clothes and other basic amenities to millions in the far flung villages through resource management.

29.Time Time Ki Baat Hai (4 minutes)
Director: Ankur Kapoor,India
A television and a computer fight for superiority to impress a lamp. The film is all about the wars of appliance.