Doc.Berlin 2023 (Documentary Film Festival): Das Meer, IT 2023, R: Martina Mele, 12min, OmeU; Down to the Bottom, US 2023, R: Carina Miller, 14min, OmeU; Listen to the Wallflowers, NO 2023, R: Johanne Wilbrink, 26min, OmeU; Human, not human, BE 2022, R: Natan Castay, 40min, OmeU.
Total length: 92 min
Das Meer (Italy) by Martina Mele
Fragments of the image of Switzerland in the 1970s and Italy in the 2000s alternate under the passage of moments of real life, of collective memory, reconstructing a family imaginary dissipated by time. Ties evolve, the event of death manifests itself silently, life flows under the eyes of a girl who still feels too small to understand who she wants to be.
Running time: 00:11:33
Down to the Bottom (United States) by Carina Miller
An unflinching, 13-minute look at alcohol use disorder and it's impact. The short documentary pulls from conversations between a father and daughter recorded in 2022.
Running time: 00:13:15
Listen to the Wallflowers (Norway) by Johanne Wilbrink
A poetic and slow-paced documentary short about the perks of being a wallflower. Through an unconventional interview method the director and three different introverts lay on their backs to talk about life, dreams and the need to spend more time alone.
Running time: 00:25:57
Human, not human (Belgium) by Natan Castay
Otto spends night and day blurring faces on Google Streetview for a cent each. It's the kind of work he and his friends around the world can find on the Amazon Mechanical Turk, the crowdworking platform. Alongside his turker friends, Otto sinks into a robotic world that raise the question of humanity.
Running time: 00:39:40