IFFH | 11 november | Block 2 Youth Affairs
This film block brings together four thought-provoking films that delve into the experiences, struggles, and aspirations of youth in a rapidly changing global landscape.
12.35 – 13.50 | Block 2 | Youth Affairs
The challenges faced by the younger generation in today’s world are numerous and complex, encompassing a wide range of social, economic, and cultural issues. This film block brings together four thought-provoking films that delve into the experiences, struggles, and aspirations of youth in a rapidly changing global landscape. These films provide a compelling narrative of the challenges faced by young people and offer valuable insights into their resilience, hopes, and potential for shaping a better future.
Bentobox [USA; 15 min]
Director: Olivia Owyeung
A story a ten-year old child of half Japanese-half American descent living with his immigrant mother who prepares him lunches in the form of bentos. What she doesn’t know is that he’s teased and bullied for these lunches at school. He searches for his identity between his cultural Japanese household from the town he’s supposed to fit into.
GenZ Mental Health: Climate Stories [USA; 9 min]
Director: Tehya Jennett
In this short documentary, Gen Z’ers from around the globe talk about how climate change affects their mental health, life choices, & their visions for the future. These young people share about their tools for emotional resilience in the face of climate change and the power of stories to deal with climate anxiety.
Deafening Silence [Austria; 23 min]
Director: Sander Mudde
A small suburban family gets struck by tragedy. Since both parents do not know how to cope with the loss of their eldest son, it is ultimately up to their 11-year-old deaf daughter Magdalena and her fairy-tale book, to start the healing process.
Fear [The Netherlands;10 min]
Director: John Kearey
It’s a lovely day in a beautiful park, but two visitors are deeply troubled by what’s going on in the modern world. A small film adaption of the screenplay ‘Fear’ written by Greg Nelson.
Q & A with filmmakers
Note: Show times, screening or sequence of films may change at IFFH management’s discretion for technical or unforeseeable circumstances.
- normal rate: 11 euros
- day pass: 20 euros