We live at exciting times where reality sometimes is stranger than fiction but it is also exciting and captivating which is why International Short Film Festival Sleepwalkers proudly continues the tradition of bringing you a programme of touching, intriguing and simply great documentaries.
We move in sync with one of the harrowing topics that has been touching Europe this year – the fear of the uncertain (future). Fear is a road that goes both ways and although it may lead to many different outcomes it is without a doubt a great motivator in ones life.
This programme is designed to take you on a journey from the beginnings to possible endings. You get to meet Syrian photographer Issa Touma (in award-winning 9 Days – From My Window In Aleppo) huddled up in his apartment baring witness to the rise of a conflict affecting the world today.
You also get to ask yourself where would you go if there’s nowhere to go? What would you choose? Where Euphrates and Sava Flow Together, The Farthest I Could Find and A Man Returned will tell you some of the stories of uncertainty, bravery and unexpected endings. While Homeland will take slightly light-hearted and ironic view on the quiet life in the suburbs which has been hit by the storm of ongoing asylum crisis.
These five films will bring you bold characters, unimaginable decisions, twists and turns but above all – hope.
9 päeva – minu aknast Aleppos
The Netherlands, 2015
Režissöör: Thomas Vroege, Floor van der Meulen
Wo der Euphrat in die Sava mündet / Where Euphrates and Sava Flow Together / Seal, kus Eufrat ja Sava kokku saavad
Režissöör: Andreas Muggli
Heimat / Homeland / Kodumaa
Režissöör: Sam Peeters
Hachi rachol shematzati / The Farthest I Could Find / Kaugeim koht, mille suutsin leida
Hungary, Israel, 2016
Režissöör: Luca Seres
“Denmark, Lebanon, The Netherlands, United kingdom”, 2016
Režissöör: Mahdi Fleifel