• A-Syrian-Love-Story

    16 December 2020 | 06:00pm to 17 December 2020 11:59pm IST

    A Syrian Love Story

    Dir: Sean McAllister

    76min | UK & Syria | 2015

    Synopsis:

    Filmed over five years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom in the West. For the protagonists Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other. Filming began in Syria in 2009, prior to the wave of revolutions and changes in the Arab world. This film tells the poignant story of their family torn apart by the tyrannical Assad dictatorship.

    WATCH THE FILM HERE
    WATCH SEAN MCALLISTER IN CONVERSATION WITH TEAM DRI
  • A-Story-Of-Love-And-Hate

    18 December 2020 | 06:00pm to 19 December 2020 11:59pm IST

    Japan: A Story Of Love And Hate

    Dir: Sean McAllister

    60min | UK & Japan | 2008

    Synopsis:

    Japan: A Story Of Love And Hate narrates an unusual love story of survival in the world's second-richest economy. 56-year-old Naoki once had it all, living good-life of a businessman when Japan's economy was at its height. But in Japan's 1992 economic crisis he lost everything. Then he met Yoshie. The film explores the hidden side of Japan and the narrow line between love and hate.

    WATCH THE FILM HERE
    WATCH SEAN MCALLISTER IN CONVERSATION WITH TEAM DRI
  • A-Northern-Soul

    20 December 2020 | 02:00pm to 21 December 2020 08:00pm IST

    A Northern Soul

    Dir: Sean McAllister

    73min | UK | 2018

    Synopsis:

    Following 2015’s Doc/Fest Grand Jury Winner A Syrian Love Story, Sean McAllister returns to his hometown, Hull, as curator of its’ UK City of Culture opening. Back living with his 90-year-old parents and reflecting on changes to a city hit by cuts in public spending and divided by Brexit, Sean is drawn to the fringes of town where he encounters Steve – a struggling warehouse worker with a dream.

    WATCH THE FILM HERE
    WATCH SEAN MCALLISTER IN CONVERSATION WITH TEAM DRI
  • WhereManReturns

    12 January 2021 | 06:00pm to 13 January 2021 11:59pm IST

    Where Man Returns

    Dir: Egil Håskjold Larsen

    71min | Norway | 2019

    Synopsis:

    75-years-old Steinar has chosen a life close to nature. Alone with his dog, in an isolated icy universe on the tip of Europe, he finds his freedom, but living with nature seems at times both lonely and overwhelming. The film is a beautiful cinematic experience of man and nature, a contemplative portrayal of man‘s relationship with nature.

    WATCH THE FILM HERE
    WATCH EGIL HÅSKJOLD LARSEN IN CONVERSATION WITH Prof. Ahmet Gürata
  • IMMORTAL-STILL

    17 February 2021 | 6:00pm to 18 February 2021 11:59pm

    Immortal

    Dir: Ksenia Okhapkina

    60min | Estonia, Latvia, Russia | 2019

    Synopsis:

    Set in a northwestern industrial town Apatity in Russia, which was previously a concentration camp, the documentary reveals the mechanism that entices human beings to voluntarily become a resource to the state. What happens to people’s free will and self-determination in such conditions? The film is a Nietzschean treat, asking the core existential question: is a human being ever born free?

    WATCH THE FILM HERE
    WATCH KSENIA OKHAPKINA IN CONVERSATION WITH TEAM DRI
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