THE LOST ART OF EDUCATION:

    KNOWING THE ECUADORIAN

    INTERCULTURALITY • 2019

DIRECTOR: Javier Collado-Ruano

COUNTRY: Ecuador

RUNTIME: '42

 

SYNOPSIS: This documentary delves into the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle to show how the arts inherent in indigenous worldviews help regenerate the health of individuals, their communities and nature itself. Critical and decolonial reflections of Afro-Ecuadorians on the coast are also collected, as well as the Inti Raymi offerings made by the peoples of the Sierra to Pachamama. This documentary shows the richness of Ecuador's multi-ethnic, multi-national and intercultural artistic history.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Featurette

FEATURETTES

DOGWATCH • 2020

DIRECTOR: Albin Wildner

COUNTRY: Austria

RUNTIME: '31

 

SYNOPSIS: After losing his lifelong position at an industrial corporation for economic reasons, Raphael is forced by the Austrian Unemployment Office to take an underwhelming job as a night-time security guard. He recently moved back in with his bedridden mother, who is also cared for by the dedicated Ukrainian nurse Vera. Through Vera's support, Raphael gradually learns to cope with his new life situation, but a tragic incident breaks his world apart once more. A warm-hearted narrative about a part of society, whose basis of existence is increasingly threatened.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Featurette

SO SICILY • 2020

DIRECTOR: Jai Sharma, Chandan Roy Sanyal

COUNTRY: India

RUNTIME: '40

 

SYNOPSIS: Internet ha hecho que el hombre imagine que lo irreal es verdad. Una fantasía romántica y un viaje de un hombre que imagina viajar tanto física como mentalmente. Un hombre llamado Albert o AL se embarca en un viaje a una tierra lejana. Viaja a España e Italia para conocer a una mujer llamada Mira, y la historia se desarrolla sobre varios eventos en su viaje y su experiencia de una masa diferente de tierra a través de los ojos imaginarios de ella. Las líneas se difuminan tan definitivamente en la narrativa que en un momento el imaginario se vuelve real.

 

NOMINATIONS:
• Best Featurette