Three promising Central and Eastern European films will spread their wings at the dok.incubator preview 2017, a prestigious showcase of eight documentaries hosted for the second time at Nordisk Panorama in Malmö, Sweden.
In a Georgian village, two teenage girls are united in their longing for their fathers who have left for a radical new life in Syria. In Mari Gulbiani’s Before Father Gets Back (GE, FR, DE), which has been presented at East Doc Platform in Prague and has received the Czech TV Postproduction Award, the girls escape their desperation through the magic of cinema.
Meet Marish: one of the 45 million victims of modern slavery. Bernadett Tuza-Ritta’s harrowing documentary A Woman Captured (HU, DE) uncovers the horrifying reality of a woman who is worked to exhaustion and fed only scraps, yet who refuses to surrender to her brutal oppressors.
What sacrifices must an athlete make to achieve her dream of the Olympic gold? Poised on the narrow bar between success and failure, Marta Prus’ Over the Limit (PL, DE, FI) follows elite Russian rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamum as she struggles to balance her own personal life with the rigid expectations of her trainers.
The domino effect from these successes opens the door for other central and eastern European filmmakers to step into the spotlight. Three films from the previous dok.incubator preview premiered at IDFA, two at Sundance, and two have been selected for nomination for the European Film Academy Award. The preview on 24th September in Malmö will be one of the final opportunities to meet the filmmakers and examine the projects before the fledgling films fly the nest and head to prestigious international festivals.
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