The 15th Docville
March 27-April 4
More than 60 new and recent features make up the lineup of this nonfiction event based in Leuven, Belgium.
Belgian Selection offerings include: Kita Bauchet’s PUBLIC BATHS (BAINS PUBLICS)
, on the long-standing public baths of Brussels; Guy-Marc Hinant’s CHARLEROI: THE COUNTRY OF 60 MOUNTAINS
, a portrait of the titular postindustrial city; Alexandra Kandy Longuet’s VACANCY
, which looks at American roadside motels; Matthias De Groof and Mona Mpembele’s PALIMPSEST
, on the decolonization of Central Africa’s Royal Museum; and Ellen Vermeulen’s INCLUSIVE
, which explores the challenges facing special needs students in mainstream schools.
YOU ARE MY FRIEND
Among the films in the panoramic Spectrum strand are: Petra Lataster-Czisch and Peter Lataster’s YOU ARE MY FRIEND
, which returns to the classroom of MISS KIET’S CHILDREN
for a crosscultural tale of young friendship; Lode Desmet’s BREXIT BEHIND THE SCENES
, which follows the European Parliament’s chef negotiator on the decisive issue of Brexit; Nanni Moretti’s SANTIAGO, ITALY
, about a retired man who goes on a pilgrimage after he hits rock bottom; Oliver Schwehm’s FLY ROCKET FLY
, on the surprising story of Germany’s first private space company in 1975; and Marijn Poels’ PARADOGMA
, which explores the limits of free speech in today’s polarized world.
Other sections include Love Factually, with work like Judith Konig’s PLEASURE AND PAIN: THE SCIENCE OF LOVE
, which explores the physical impact of love and emotions; and Press Under Pressure, with Manno Lanssens’ ON AIR
, on an independent Burundi radio station’s fight for free speech.