Lieve


Arc-FF

Vincent Groos | Belgium | 2019 | 17’
Dialogues

Dutch

Synopsis

Starting out as a home nurse, Lieve braves the windy weather on her moped to assist her elderly patients. She has a big heart and tries her hardest to fulfill the wishes of all her patients to the best of her abilities. The biggest challenge she now faces is learning to respect her own boundaries.

Gascoigne


Arc-FF

Julia Frances | United Kingdom | 2019 | 16’
Dialogues

English

Synopsis

This film explores the daily lives of the occupants of Gascoigne estate in London before it gets demolished.

Essence


Arc-FF

Ella Ben Yacov, Anita Hagadust | Israel | 2019 | 9’
Dialogues

Arabic

Subtitles

English

Synopsis

Rachel and Leila are two jewish girls that live peacefully in Iraq and Iran. They run away due to different historical threats and immigrate to Israel. They both lose their homes and cultures but find comfort in Tea, and each other.

In The Middle


Arc-FF

Mariam Al-Dhubhani | Yemen | 2019 | 14’
Dialogues

Arabic

Subtitles

English

Synopsis

The current war in Yemen is one of the most underreported conflicts. As the Middle East region is going through unstable developments, the Yemeni narrative gets lost in the clutter. A majority of the stories that manage to come out from Yemen are all of famine, cholera, destruction, and despair. None of which are told by Yemenis. It is usually a parachuting reporter who briefs the world in, like a news strap that passes through television screens; momentary and not very impactful. Sana’a, Yemen’s capital, is currently under the control of the Houthi rebels. They seized control of the government in 2014 and are ruling the majority of Yemen’s Northern parts. In 2015, the religious-political-armed movement also known as ‘Ansar Allah’ attacked the South to expand their dominance. Their expansion to the South resulted in blood and destruction. That is when the Saudi-led coalition came into the picture. It did push back the Houthis into the North. The aftermath of the Aden battle resulted in a tentative recovery in the South. Yet, the livelihood remains in a desperate need for improvement. For many in Aden, joining the military was the reliable option to secure a source of living.

Lieve

Vincent Groos | Belgium

Gascoigne

Julia Frances | United Kingdom

Essence

Ella Ben Yacov, Anita Hagadust | Israel

In The Middle

Mariam Al-Dhubhani | Yemen