Doc.Berlin 2021 (Documentary Film Festival): Gen Tree, IL 2020, R: Ronni Shalev, Alon Sharabi, Hod Adler, 3 min, OmeU; Under the Ashoka Tree, BE 2020, R: Jialai Wang, 19 min, OmeU; A New Shift, CZ 2020, R: Jindřich Andrš, 94 min, OmeU.
Total length: 116 min
GEN TREE (ISRAEL) BY RONNI SHALEV, ALON SHARABI, HOD ADLER
In a town where the adults live on ground level and children refuse to come down from the treetops, a series of interviews sets out to discover - what is it exactly that the generations misunderstand about each other? This animated documentary highlights the absurdity of childhood, adult-ness, the internet, and generational gaps. Running time:3 Min
UNDER THE ASHOKA TREE (BELGIUM) BY JIALAI WANG
Through the screen of my phone, it seems that my mother is closer to me than she ever was. Now that we are at thousand miles from each other, we finally can talk. Me in Europe, she in Asia, both in the hand of Buddha. Running time: 18 Min
A NEW SHIFT (CZECH REPUBLIC) BY JINDŘICH ANDRŠ
Tomas has been working underground as a coal miner for 25 years. When the mine has to close due to the general decline of coal mining, he is offered a new career as a computer programmer. He enrolls in a state-funded re-education programme, preparing him for one of the most in-demand jobs. Tomas takes up the challenge and gets ready to transform his life radically. But will a forty something long-haired, subterranean punk rocker who has spent his whole life performing hard physical labour ever fit in with the young and trendy digital crowd? Running time: 94 Min