IFFH | 11 november | Block 4 Roots and Future
The exploration of one's roots, the challenges of change, and the uncertain path to the future are central themes in these four thought-provoking films.
15.40 – 17.15 | Block 4 | Roots and Future
The exploration of one’s roots, the challenges of change, and the uncertain path to the future are central themes in these four thought-provoking films. They offer a powerful reflection on the experiences and challenges faced by individuals and communities as they navigate the complex journey of self-discovery, transformation, and the pursuit of a better tomorrow.
Merman [UK; 14 min]
Director: Madeleine Wynn
Merman explores themes of prejudice and isolation against the breathtaking backdrop of the Suffolk coastal landscape. The protagonist finds herself questioning whether humanity will ever be accepting of outsiders or if are they destined to suffer as the Merman did hundreds of years ago.
Rutunn’ [Italy; 14 min]
Director: Fabio Patrassi
Walking through the streets of his village the protagonist arrives at his old house, where memories emerge from the silence and dust.
Dog Run [UK; 23 min]
Director: Lorna Nickson Brown
A silent man is lifted out of a life of exploitation through an unexpected bond with guard dog, Sabre, and the healing power of nature.
Indo’s Silence [The Netherlands; 29 min]
Directors: Sven Peetoom, Juliette Dominicus
Three artists try to break the generational silence in their families about their colonial past in Dutch Indonesia.
Q & A with filmmakers
Note: Show times, screening or sequence of films may change at IFFH management’s discretion for technical or unforeseeable circumstances