CHILDREN OF UTOPIA
Six young adults look back on their primary school years together in an inclusion class. They reflect on their experiences – and look to the future. A touching and closely observing documentary by Hubertus Siegert.
Five young conductors from different countries who have one great goal in common what at the same time makes them competitors: to win the Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition.
Three men who killed and three families who lost someone. In the usual notion of guilt and punishment, this results in three to be punished and three to be forgotten. It is unthinkable that both sides should come closer. The film observes the impossible three times: meeting one’s enemy, in one’s mind, in messages, in real life, in Germany, in Norway and in the US.
The film documents at eye level with the children a class life: Some of the children have no disabilities, four of the children are classified as disabled, from learning difficulties to severely disabled – and are not graded. Successes and conflicts, fun and tears, wit and hardship, rivalries and friendships flash in the various stories that together paint the moving picture of a multi-layered and exciting, very unique universe: a class life.
The film BERIN BABYLON shows images of a city in transition, the fascination of rapid change, the beauty of unadulterated landscapes, the horrors of destruction, the spell cast by the void. Prominent architects, developers, politicians and urban planners are seen at work.