Africa

IFFI 2015 – wrap up

2015-06-08 // 0 Comments

Finally is seems to dawn on people in what was formerly called the ‘3rd World’: Earning a living isn’t easy, no matter where you are; that’s the basic message in DES ÉTOILES (a lengthy and poorly made but quite entertaining film by Dyane Gaye, award-winner at the Festival d’Angers in 2014 and winner at the IFFI) as [...]

BLICKWECHSEL – change of perspective

2015-06-02 // 2 Comments

German documentary BLICKWECHSEL (in English: CHANGE OF PERSPECTIVE) takes an interesting new look at volunteering in Africa: Instead of those of the volunteers we get to hear the voices of the people who work with them in Africa. All those children and teachers, doctors and social workers, priests and nuns who see the white people come, [...]

IFFI 2015 – the Alpine one

2015-05-26 // 0 Comments

No, it’s not the India Film Festival*), it’s the one in Innsbruck, amidst the Austrian Alps, who’s going to show such films as OMEGA 3 (see pic) and SHANA (which I’ll simply have to see). The 24th edition of this (not so very) small film festival runs from June 4th through June 7th 2015 and [...]