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dok.incubator reveals new films for 2024

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selected projects for 2024

dok.incubator workshop announces its final selection of 8 documentaries from 3 continents for 2024. From circumstances that turn life upside down and clashes of different worlds to one's healing journey – the variety of topics to be unfolded at this year’s workshop creates a powerful and touching mosaic of today.

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director:Demin Chen, editor: I-Chu Lin, producer:Hansen Lin

"Always" delves into the lives of children who write poetry in a village in Hunan, China. Gong Youbin, born into a poor family and who has not seen his mom since he was three months old, begins to reveal his inner thoughts from the moment he learns to express himself through poetry. Observing his upbringing in the countryside with lack of resources, the film serves as an allegory for the loss of innocence, when the society of children must inevitably face reality.


directors: Natalia Pietsch, Grzegorz Piekarski,editor:Alan Zejer, producer: Katarzyna Kostecka

Hasankeyf is undergoing a transformation from a rock-carved shepherd town into a modern residential community with single-family houses. The old town has been flooded due to the construction of a dam on the Tigris River. The families of the main protagonists, Kurdish shepherd Rengin and Arab barber Burak, are forced to change their way of life. Is it possible to design happiness for them?


director:Edgar Hagen,editor:Christian Büttiker, producer:Mathias Hefel, impact producer:Gudula Meinzolt

How are the flight of millions of people and the sealing off of Europe related to the West's interference in the Middle East and West Africa? The film, together with the German journalist Ulrich Tilgner, goes on a search for evidence into the causes and consequences of failed Western politics. After 40 years of reporting, the protagonist is confronted with political reality and questions his role.


director: Ventura Durall, editor: Júlia Rabadan Aymar, producer: Maria Colomer Canyelles

André Malby is a renowned shaman who allegedly healed many with supernatural powers. One of them is Anna Alarcon, who now seeks to uncover the hidden strength she believes saved her life. On the other hand, Malby’s son, Mathurin, who is a conventional doctor, doesn’t believe in his father’s abilities. Both will start a journey intertwining science, mysticism, and illusionism, centered around the fascinating character of André Malby.


director:Filip Remunda, editor:Blanka Kulová, producer:Tereza Horská, production manager:Helena Starcová

Blanka, who grew up with a distant father - a once famous photographer of nudes, finds support in therapy. Forgiving her father helps her heal and understand past pain. Blanka's father continues his journey as an artist, but Blanka emerges from their reconciliation strengthened and determined not to pass on the trauma to her children. With forgiveness in her heart, she departs, ready to forge a new path forward.


director: Weronika Mliczewska, editor:Marcin Sucharski, producers:Hanna Drewek, Weronika Mliczewska

Sang is one of 300.000 unwanted, discriminated children left after the Vietnam war. When his life-long dream of finding his father comes true, Sang's only mission is to meet him to break a cycle of war traumas passed on for generations. After countless challenges, he finally meets his dad, but he needs to leave his wife, daughter and most beloved grandson behind. Will Sang and his father find peace?


director:Roy Cohen, editors: Alex Bakri, Sagi Bornstein, producer: Serge Gordey

As the Middle East is filled with bloodshed and destruction, Roy, an Israeli man, is compelled to deal with the long-forgotten violent death of his Palestinian childhood friend Aseel, whom he met at a peace camp in Maine. The film unfolds as a conversation between old letters by Aseel, who was killed by Israeli police in the beginning of the 2000 Intifada, and Roy, who tells Aseel what has become of Israel and Palestine, which they dreamed to fix when they grow up.


director:Ketevan Vashagashvili, editor:Bernadett Tuza-Ritter, producers: Nino Chichua, Anna Khazaradze

For orphan Zhana, motherhood has always been priceless. Years later, as she raises a child as a single, homeless mother, she finds a life-changing job – surrogate motherhood. Hoping to provide Elene with a secure life, Zhana returns to surrogacy repeatedly, becoming trapped in the situation. Although she pays a high price for it, this adversity opens a new door in the mother-daughter relationship.


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