Doc.Berlin 2022 (Documentary Film Festival): We're Happy Here, DE 2022, R: Mara Božić und Darja Preuss, 4min, OmeU; Time Capsule, US 2020, R: Lauren Loesberg, 12min, OmeU; Stick of Joy, DE 2021, R: Brenda Akele Jorde, 6min, OmeU; Epilepsy Extravaganza Chaos In The Brain, NL 2022, R: Core van der Hoeven, 1min, OmeU; Sone Moon, US 2022, R: Jade Eisner, 9min, RIP 9-5, US 2022, R: Ben Alderman, 2min, The Psychlist, NO 2020, R: Martin A. Walther, 8min, OmeU; Poison, BE 2020, R: Louve Dubuc Babinet, 19min, OmeU; Monica, GR 2016, R: Dimitris Argyriou, 5min, OmeU; I Miss You, Marius, HR 2022, R: Péter Becz, 30min, OmeU.
Total length: 95 min
WE'RE HAPPY HERE (GERMANY) BY MARA BOŽIĆ, DARJA PREUSS
“We’re happy here” is a visual journey on a planet whose inhabitants are haunted by empty phrases of promises for a happy life and the pressure to represent success in various aspects of life. Running time: 00:03:42.
TIME CAPSULE (USA) BY LAUREN LOESBERG
A documentary created from home video footage from 1997-2005, set to the reading of a letter written for a time capsule found twelve years later. Running time: 00:11:36.
STICK OF JOY (GERMANY) BY BRENDA AKELE JORDE
Short documentary about the pleasure of pain, of playfulness and trust between two people. We see Jamie and Alexei playing with the Stick of Joy and hear them talk about their experience opening up to new ways of touch and how it influences their daily life. Running time: 00:05:20.
EPILEPSY EXTRAVAGANZA CHAOS IN THE BRAIN (NETHERLANDS) BY CORE VAN DER HOEVEN
What happens during a epileptic fit and the resulting panic attack Running time: 00:00:54.
SONE MOON (USA) BY JADE EISNER
Short documentary "Sone Moon" follows Sone (they/them) through their journey with dismantling constructs of gender, the beginning of their testosterone injections, and expressing their emerging identity through poetry amidst a personhood that is arriving later than expected. Running time: 00:08:21.
RIP 9-5 (USA) BY BEN ALDERMAN
A Y2K apocalypse takes place inside of computers as a result of binary code and monopoly capitalism. Running time: 00:02:12.
THE PSYCHLIST (NORWAY) BY MARTIN A. WALTHER
When his daughter died under tragic events just 11 months old, the bicycle became the only rescue for Per. Running time: 00:08:00.
POISON (BELGIUM) BY LOUVE DUBUC BABINET
In a world where the working system is falling appart, Poison is a porn performer and actress. Away from the monetary and working sytem, she uses the stage to express her fears, her doubts, her anger, and to empower herself. Running time: 00:19:10
MONICA (GREECE) BY DIMITRIS ARGYRIOU
Monica wanted to become hair dresser, when she was young… Things went wrong…This is her story... Based on a real interview with a human trafficking victim. Running time: 00:05:00.
I MISS YOU, MARIUS (HUNGARY) BY PÉTER BECZ
Abdi Hedayat, the conservator of the Natural History Museum of Copenhagen routinely performs public dissections on animals. Scared, excited, nervous and smiling faces of children watch as Abdi cuts, skins and guts. An antarctic wolf, a python and a sumatran tiger loose their skins and fur. Animals transform from flesh and blood into scientific artifacts in front the eyes of children. We gain insight into a strange and bizarre scientific ritual. The same taboo challenging tradition that made the young giraffe of the Copanhagen Zoo, Marius famous all around the world. I Miss You, Marius, a meditative, optimistic and humanistic film chasing the ghost of a dead giraffe uncovers the relation between the modern human and nature and how we pass that relation to the next generation. Is there any place left for innocence if exposed to the answers of science too early? Running time: 00:30:00.