International competition

In Addis Abeba, the Ethiopian capital, over 270.000 street kids live without their parents and are almost forgotten by law and society.

Ventura Durall

Released from a psychiatric hospital after a severe depression following the death of his pet fox, truck driver Mahmood Kiyani Falavarjani returns to his family and favorite hobby: filmmaking.

Arash Lahooti

Widowed at 28, Tibetan farmer Zanta defies her tyrannical father-in-law. When Zanta’s in-laws won’t let her seven-year-old son go to school, she flees to Beijing to become a street merchant.

Jocelyn Ford

An Ethiopian family that was found to be HIV-positive gives its two children to adoption to a Danish family. During four years, the director followed the consequences by entering into the most intimate experience

Katrine Riis Kjaer

William Kwamkwamba builds a windmill from old junk, based on a picture he found in a book. The windmill generates power for his family and the village.

Ben Nabors

Three Yemeni teenage girls take part in an entrepreneurship competition.

Shawn Thompson

An Arab man marries a Jewish woman. They live in quiet harmony within the Arab-Jewish community with their son and daughter.

Nurit Kedar, Yaron Shani

Tango was born in Buenos Aires and no one dances tango as passionately as the Argentineans.

Viviane Blumenschein

Twice a year in Cambodia, the Tonle Sap River changes its course, while the life of the Cambodian people continues to flow in a perpetual cycle of death and rebirth, and of creation and destructio

Kalyanee Mam

Four outlines meander in Cuba in search of destiny. Victims of a dying ideology, people struggle for their lives, even if it means  to nearly fall into  illegality.

Charlie Petersmann