Quand les hommes pleurent (Yasmine Kassari, 1999)

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Every year, thousands of Moroccan men cross the Strait of Gibraltar to reach Spain illegally. This documentary goes beyond mere testimony and analyses with clarity and poetry the reasons that drove them to leave their homeland.

Quand les hommes pleurent (Yasmine Kassari, 1999)

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A homoerotic exploration of beauty to the rhythm of Richard Wagner, Zarah Leander and Sergei Eisenstein. Eric de Kuyper edited film and music clips, with Ulysses’ peregrinations to guide him.

Jeanne Dielman, a lonely young widow, lives with her son Sylvain following an immutable order. However, something happens that changes her safe routine.

A carefully made film, offering an intimate insight into the lives of Rosie, Sami, Irakli, and Nathan, four children with different educational needs who are going to regular schools. 

A documentary about Gigi and Monica, two street children living in a train station in Bucharest. Monica is expecting a baby. Gigi wants to leave the obscurity of the street and tells us his dreams.

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What is the value of images as objective testimonies of a conflict? Vanagt turns her attention to the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague.

A documentary tracing the history of airplane hijacking as portrayed by mainstream television media, from the first transatlantic hijackings in the 1960s to the state-sponsored suitcase bombs of the 1990s.

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Avila makes films available online through video on demand and offers both contemporary and classic documentary and fiction films. The platform takes off with a selection of Belgian work.