DOCUMENTARY RENDEZ VOUS

A selection of documentaries discussing a large array of topics, reflecting the state of our contemporary world. This year this section will include a selection of Irish Short Documentaries.
BELINDA


Belinda is 9, she loves snow, ice to slide on, and more than anything her sister with whom she lives in a foster home until they are parted. Belinda is 15, not the type to work in a shoe shop but more in mechanics at a pinch. Belinda is 23, s...
BEUYS


Joseph Beuys, the man with a hat, the felt, and the “fat corner”. Thirty years after his death he still seems to be a visionary, way ahead of his time. Back then he was trying to patiently explain how “money shouldn't be a commodity.” He knew...
COMMUNION
KOMUNIA

When adults are ineffectual, children have to grow up quickly. Ola is 14 and she takes care of her dysfunctional father, autistic brother and a mother who lives separately; but most of all she tries to reunite the family. She li...
I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO
In 1979 renowned US writer James Baldwin began work on his last, unfinished text “Remember this House”. His personal memories of his three murdered civil rights friends Malcolm X, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King and his reflections on his own pai...
IN PRAISE OF NOTHING
A satirical documentary parable about Nothing, in which Nothing, tired of being misunderstood, comes to address us for the first and the last time. Researched through 20.000 pages of a most eclectic bibliography, filmed by dozens of established and a...
PLOT 35
CARRÉ 35

Plot 35 is a place that was never mentioned in my family. It is where my elder sister, who died aged three, is buried. The sister about whom I was told nothing, or nearly nothing, and of whom my parents had oddly never kept...
SCHOOL LIFE
IN LOCO PARENTIS

A year in the life of two passionate and inspirational teachers in the only primary-age boarding school in Ireland. For John, Rock Music is just another subject alongside Maths, Scripture and Latin, taught in a collab...
STRANGER IN PARADISE
Three groups of refugees just arrived in the Netherlands are "interviewed" by actor Valentijn Dhaenens, who is impersonating a social worker. He explains to the first group how much they’re costing, the risks they bring, and why Europeans don’t want ...
THE GOOD POSTMAN


A quiet Bulgarian community on the Turkish border finds itself in the middle of the refugee crisis. In the village, among the candidates running for mayor, Ivan, the local postman has a vision. He decides to run for mayor and turn the dying v...