Label: docfilm42

A vibrant doc-film community that supports each other, develops and discusses common ideas. docfilm42 is a mainly Berlin-based indie documentary film initiative. A platform for independently produced, low-budget documentaries to showcase their diversity and cinematic quality to a wider public. It focuses on socio-political issues often ignored by the mainstream. It specifically promotes directors and crews with a migration background as well as women directors. docfilm42 aims to be a networking hub for filmmakers to connect with a lively film community both online and with screenings in indie cinemas. It is a forum for discussions, an exchange of ideas, as well as debates on socio-politically relevant issues. docfilm42 is also active on social media - Facebook, Instagram and Twitter - and has regular blogs in German and English on Medium.
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  • Ciao Aracà

    Ciao Aracà

    2019

    1h.2min

    16+

    Globalization, and rural exodus: despite a gloomy outlook, the people still living in Aracà , a small Italian village, are bravely facing the future.


  • Learning to Milk a Cow

    Learning to Milk a Cow

    2016

    1h.4min

    16+

    At the age of 19, Raja was deported to Nazi Germany and was forced to do labor on a Bavarian farm. This documentary is her story.


  • No One Misses Me!

    No One Misses Me!

    2016

    28min

    16+

    Filmmaker Erik Lemke (BERLIN EXCELSIOR) portrays his great-aunt Evelin: she was born a man, in a country that no longer exists.


  • For the love of survival

    For the love of survival

    2019

    1h.26min

    16+

    To prevent the ecological collapse of our planet, these 8 courageous people envision a new kind of agriculture.


  • The Rojava Experiment - A Society On The Move

    The Rojava Experiment - A Society On The Move

    2019

    58min

    16+

    In northern Syria, an anti-hierarchical, multi-ethnic model of democracy was launched in the Rojava region under the leadership of the Kurds.


  • Im inneren Kreis

    Im inneren Kreis

    2017

    1h.23min

    16+

    Iris P. was an undercover investigator who maintained close friendships and had intimate relationships with the people she spied on.


  • Setting the Course

    Setting the Course

    2018

    31min

    16+

    During the cold war, West Germany hid its institutionalized human rights abuse in residential care facilities.


  • Berlin Excelsior

    Berlin Excelsior

    2018

    1h.27min

    16+

    The anonymous Berlin concrete building "Excelsior" is only a temporary stop for its residents, yet some have been living there for more than 50 years.


  • Postcard To Daddy

    Postcard To Daddy

    2010

    1h.26min

    16+

    While growing up, filmmaker Michael Stock was sexually abused by his own father. Two decades later he confronts his family.


  • Ink of Yam

    Ink of Yam

    2017

    1h.15min

    16+

    In one of Jerusalems oldest tattoo studio Jews, Christians, Muslims and atheists get their tattoos done.


  • Cloud Making Machine: Between Home & Homeland

    Cloud Making Machine: Between Home & Homeland

    2017

    1h.15min

    16+

    Three young new-Berliners dream of the good life in the form of art studies, a rap career or simply a work permit.


  • Sandgirl

    Sandgirl

    2017

    1h.24min

    16+

    As a child, Veronika Raila was certified with an IQ of zero. Today she studies literature and theology and publishes poetry and prose.


  • All Creatures Welcome

    All Creatures Welcome

    2018

    1h.27min

    16+

    All Creatures Welcome explores the world of hackers and nerds and sketches a utopian image of society in the digital era.


  • The GDR Complex

    The GDR Complex

    2016

    1h.30min

    16+

    The moving life story of Mario Röllig, who fell in love with a gay West German politician in the mid-80s and was imprisoned for it.


  • Yves' Promise

    Yves' Promise

    2017

    1h.19min

    16+

    Filmmaker Melanie Gärtner looks closely at the fate of one family to illuminate the social structures that lead to flight and migration.


  • GE8EN - The Camera Marches

    GE8EN - The Camera Marches

    2013

    48min

    16+

    An experimental account of the protest culture at the G8 summit in Heiligendamm, Germany.


  • The Sleeper

    The Sleeper

    2018

    17min

    16+

    The stories of two women, who could only through acts of violence, claim visibility.


  • The Freedom Last But One - Landscapes of Otto Dov Kulka

    The Freedom Last But One - Landscapes of Otto Dov Kulka

    2018

    1h.5min

    16+

    An historian who survived the concentration camps, Otto Dov Kulka grants insights into his long-hidden world of thoughts.


  • Frozen Conflict

    Frozen Conflict

    2018

    1h.0min

    16+

    One of Europe's strangest borders lies between the Republic of Moldova and the de facto autonomous region of Transnistria.


  • My Two Polish Loves

    My Two Polish Loves

    2016

    50min

    16+

    Berlin-based Israeli filmmaker Tali Tiller embarks on an emotional search for traces of her grandmother in Lodz, Poland.