IFFH | 12 november | Block 10 Threads of Time
This is a film block featuring four unique and thought-provoking short films, each offering a distinct narrative that spans different periods, themes, and cultures.
16.05 – 17.35 | Block 10 | Threads of Time
This is a film block featuring four unique and thought-provoking short films, each offering a distinct narrative that spans different periods, themes, and cultures. This collection presents a captivating journey that transcends time and place, inviting audiences to explore the rich tapestry of human experiences, from the ancient world of chess to the contemporary challenges faced by photographers capturing disappearing professions.
The City of Human Chess [Italy/USA; 22 min]
Director: Cecilia Albertini
After recovering from the pandemic, a small town in Northern Italy works collectively to revive Italy’s oldest chess tradition: a live human chess game.
Bury The Hatchet [South Africa; 11 min]
Director: Siya Xaba
June 1976 a day before the Soweto Uprising. Two brothers argue if one should join the historical protestor not. The argument turns into an emotional confession as their father attempts to give his sons’ perspective in their argument. Will the brothers join the protest and fight for what is right or stay home and be safe with family
Entgen Luyten’s Executioner [The Netherlands; 18 min]
Director: Gideon van Eeden
1674 Limbricht. An authority-fearing executioner tortures an alleged witch in hearings to force her to confess. When he becomes convinced of her innocence, his understanding of duty collapses.
Traces of the Future – Herman van Doorn [The Netherlands; 22 min]
Director: Suzanne van Leendert
Traces of the Future is a documentary portrait of Dutch photographer Herman van Doorn, who has been taking photos for over 40 years now. Through his photos, Herman makes us question what we are busy with as individuals and as a society. The documentary is divided between his time in Venice and his time in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Q & A with filmmakers
Note: Show times, screening or sequence of films may change at IFFH management’s discretion for technical or unforeseeable circumstances