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F / Ethem Özgüven / Turkey / 2004 / 6′ / 4:3
Men rule the world and try to dominate women and their lives. Violence against women has many forms – physical, psychological, economic and social. The justification for this violence comes in many guises: honour, family harmony, sex work, culture … The only opportunity to do something about violence directed towards women is to change the culture of male domination – in every sense.

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Occupation / Laila Hotait / Spain-Lebanon / 2011 / 2’05 / 4:3
Occupation is an audio piece on people’s – specifically women’s – resilience, resistance and intimacy. The spoken word is also presented as a visual textual element in front of a black screen and develops a dramatic tension in the course of the video.

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One Future / Chui Mui Tan / Malaysia / 2009 / 4’45 / 4:3
One Future is an edgy and powerful science fiction story of a society where everything is perfect, except no one is allowed to speak.

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Fight / Melanie Manchot / UK / 2010 / 5’ / 16:9
Fight is part of a trilogy of 16mm films, all shot as continuous single takes. The film portrays a sharp moment of tension taking place between a young cycle courier and an aged Hells Angel. While absolutely different physically the two men are equal in strength and the dynamic of the piece is built on their respective waves of aggression and withdrawal.

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October / Ezzam Rahman / Singapore / 2010 / 7’34 / 4:3
October is a story based on two failed relationships shot by Ezzam Rahman in 2009. The viewer at first follows a young lady carrying black flowers on a walk through London and then hears an increasingly angry voice of a man trying desperately to reach her on the phone.

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Rojak! / The Suleiman Brothers / Malaysia / 2009 / 4’49/ 4:3
A Rojak seller’s take on Malaysia’s multi-faceted social political tapestry. Made entirely with CGI special effects the video is visually stunning.

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Stretching out flat / Charlotte Ginsborg / UK / 2005 / 9’ / 16:9
Stretching out flat depicts a complex narrative that parallels political aggression with a personal sense of social phobia. The work’s basic premise – a personalised tussle with photographic media – proposes a doubling and a loss of identity in opposition to mass political protest. It is an almost documentary exposé of social helplessness in the face of the small afflictions of everyday life.

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Forbidden Games / Jisuk Jung / South Korea / 2008 / 4’33 / 4:3
The animation Forbidden Games illustrates in a playful manner a variety of environmental problems such as global warming, soil and water contamination or noise pollution. As a possible answer to the situation Jisuk Jung used images entirely made of recycled materials like dropped cans, bottles, and bits of paper and cloth.

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Mao Mao / Frédéric D. Oberland / France / 2005 / 2’ / 4:3
A cry of solitary anger emerges from the maelstrom. Detournement and flicker effects are used here to transcend the futile nostalgia of political symbols tainted by the society of the spectacle and its inevitable concomitant: boredom. Let the dead bury the dead and pity them, for it is our destiny to be the first to enter the new world.

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Revolution Contra Revolution / Barbara Hlali / Germany / 2009 / 3’32 / 4:3
Barbara Hlali’s performance Revolution Contra Revolution stages an emotionally distressed figure violently throwing himself against a wall with great force. The video presents an abstract form of the engagement with the possible effect of protest and politically motivated action: however, the intended goal turns into its opposite.

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Remember / Éléonore de Montesquiou / France / Estonia / 2012 / 10’ / 4:3
On January 19th 2010, one year has passed since Stanislav Markelov, a lawyer and antifascist activist, and journalist Anastassia Babourova were shot in the centre of Moscow. A march was organized to commemorate the murder of these two defendants of human rights. It was the first time that the street belonged to human rights activists in Moscow.

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Jeunesse en mouvementJeunesse en mouvement / Lionel Soukaz / France / 2003 / 9’ / 4:3
France, June 2003, Prime Minister Jean-Pierre Raffarin plans a pension reform. The French people unite to express their opposition. They take to the streets in a dynamic movement of resistance and creative anger.

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