Beldocs Teen

Call me Tony
Klaudiusz Chrostowski, Poland, 2017, 62’

Konrad, an 18-year-old bodybuilder who wants to be an actor desperately fights for his absent father’s attention. Konrad lives in a small mining town in southern Poland. In his attempts to get noticed he looks up to his favorite action movie heroes, spends hours on the gym and signs up for a body building competition. An inner conflict between who he is and who he thinks he should be to get people’s acceptance soon leads to a depression.

Festivals
DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2017; IDFA, The Netherlands, 2017; ZagrebDOX, Croatia, 2018; 20th Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival, Israel, 2018; Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer, Russia, 2018

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A.
Steve Loveridge, Sri Lanka, UK, USA, 95 ‘

MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is drawn from a cache of personal tapes shot by Maya Arulpragasm and her closest friends over the last 22 years, capturing her remarkable journey from immigrant teenager in London, to the international popstar M.I.A. Never compromising, Maya kept her camera rolling through her battles with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame grew and she rose to become one of the most provocative and divisive artists working in music today.

Festivals:
World Cinema Documentary- Special Jury Award-Sundance Film Festival 2018

Young Solitude
Claire Simon, France, 2018, 100’

They tie their trainers, ram earphones in their ears and walk, almost floating in front of the lens, towards a possibility, which is out of shot. At the end of this opening aerial sequence, here they are, landing in a high school in Ivry for a completely different game, another “playtime”, as they are no longer children. This is about negotiating the difficult passage towards adulthood, with jitters about the future in their stomachs.

Festivals:
Berlin International Film Festival, 2018; Hong Kong International Film Festival, 2018

Ouaga Girls
Theresa Traore Dahlberg, Sweden, Burkina Faso, France & Qatar, 2017, 80’

In a country with youth unemployment at 52 percent, jobs are a hot issue. The young girls at a mechanics school in Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou are right in the middle of a crucial point in life when their dreams, hopes and courage are confronted with opinions, fears and society’s expectations of what a woman should be.

Festivals:
Dragon Award Nominee- Goteborg Film Festival; Fespaco 2017- Pan-African Film Festival, Tempo- Official Selection Tempo Documentary Award

 

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