The short films:
On a hot summer day, at the beach in Casablanca, we discreetly witness two teenager’s growing desire for each other. Kids are observing them while playing typical beach games… Locals are trying to make a living by serving tourists and by selling themselves to the police!
In the holy city of Varanasi, we follow 16-year-old Ali who has one of the most dangerous jobs in the world: he catches poisonous snakes. A colorful documentary about a boy who balances life and death on a daily basis in order to support his family.
Machini talks about the influence that mining has on the city, about the pollution and about the slow destruction of nature by mankind. This original stop-motion film uses chalk drawings, stones and repurposed materials.
In a stray-dog refuge in Agadir, Morocco, more than 750 animals find protection. Filmmaker Halima Ouardiri observes the existence of the animal population parallel to the tragic fate of millions of refugees. Winner of the Crystal Bear for best short film at the Berlinale, Generation 12+.
The name of the son (El nombre del hijo)
Lucho, a 13-year-old trans boy, doesn’t usually share much time with his father. When he goes on vacation with him and his younger sister, the new intimacy puts their relationship to the test. The film won the Crystal Bear for best short film at the Berlinale, Generation K+.
Snack-sized food for thought from all over the world. Ingredients include: diversity, poverty, migration and more are served with focus and love!