NATIONALISTS

Nationalists

"Jus Soli" means "the right of land" - a principle according to which the citizenship and therefore also nationality is defined by the place of birth. However, in an age of globalization such belonging to a particular nation, land or society has become rather vague. Not only are people citizens of one country or territory - they have become citizens of the whole world. But...in fear of loss of one's identity, intolerance against the otherness increases and the known, the familiar is glorified. Within the "Nationalist" film programme we aim to investigate what exactly does belonging to a particular area means today, how is it created and what requirements are set forth for the members of the community. Is it at all possible to feel a strong connection with one's place of birth when we are forced live in another city or even abroad? How this is seen and felt by people on both sides - on the one side, the agressive defenders that feel their way of life is under threat, and on the other - immigrants who feel threathened by the inhabitants of their new home. And, finally, has exaggerated patriotism become an obsolete and absurd artefact of the past as we are facing inevitable change?

Dace Čaure
 

Polonaise
Agnieszka Elbanowska

Poland / 2016 / documentary / 16'


In a small Polish town a competition is announced themed- a creative presentation of your personal patriotic attitude. There's just one requirement; entrants may only present their original work.

Loving South
Oliver Rendón

Mexico / 2017 / fiction / 12'


A story of a 17 year old american boy who illegally crosses to Mexico by jumping over the border Wall escaping from his radical racist father and trying to find his Mexican beloved one.

Kampung Tapir
Aw See Wee

Malaysia / 2017 / fiction / 17'


Anne, a migrant worker, and her husband is struggling of choosing a country to settle down. Anne founds that she is still drifting places to find her own better life.

Jus Soli
Somebody Nobody (Simon Jenkins, Michael McLeod, Joshua Llewellyn)
United Kingdom
/ 2015 / documentary, experimental / 16'


A film which aims to opens up a discourse on the Black British experience; interrupting the emotional transition between generations and questioning what it means to be British.

Black Sheep
Christian Cerami

United Kingdom / 2015 / documentary / 16'


Following two brothers from the North of England and their adolescent curiosity for the EDL - a right-wing street protest movement against radical Islam in Britain.