February 25–28, 2021 | ONLINE
ELBE DOCK ECHOES present some of the best documentaries from festival's last year's competition and the original interviews with International guests that comment and complement each of the film topics.
WHAT DO THE FILM INN ECHOES LOOK LIKE?
The FILM INN ECHOES take place online. All of the films and interviews are available from February 25, 2021 until February 28, 2021.
Program is available to all viewers for free using the code ECHOES and for unlimited number of views.
director: Pia Hellenthal
Eva knows no taboos. She makes her living as a model and a prostitute. Oral sex earns her more than three days at Paris Fashion Week. She wants to give her life meaning and be as authentic as possible through opening up about her most intimate experiences. Her constant identity search is the main motive of Hellenthal’s film essay.
Magdo is a polish non-binary queer and feminist activist based in Berlin. She found some time to talk with us about living in Berlin, the fading difference between online and offline activism and the importance of LGBTQIA+ rights.
director: Juraj Mravec
A sincere friendship of two medics against the backdrop of a war conflict. The viewer travels with them into the middle of the battle for Mosul, where the desire to return to one’s family and leave the war zone connects both sides.
Guest: Michaela Guldanová
Michaela Guldanová experienced life in Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon first-hand as a humanitarian aid worker. She also worked on the Serbo-Croatian border and on the Greek-Macedonian border during the migration of refugees to Europe from war zones to Europe in 2015. In the interview she describes the challenges and doubts she faces in her everyday job.
Our Little Poland
director: Matěj Bobřík
A group of young Japanese students is admitted to Polish Studies at the Tokyo University. Although their motivations to understand such a different language and culture vary, they all encounter the same difficulties and culture shocks. Their seemingly meaningless studies progress hand in hand with the fact that adulthood is just around the corner
Guest: Maciej Ruczaj
Maciej Ruczaj moved to Prague when he was fifteen years old. Since then he has been observing the differences between Czechs and Poles, studied political science at Charles University and since 2016 he has been the director of Polish Cultural Institute in Prague. He talked to us about the polish cultural specifics and the propagation of polish culture overseas.
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.