Expat Features

Films made by Expats from all over the globe

Menu On The Silk Road

Mustafa Kia | Italy | Italian and Persian | 54 minutes

Sat, September 10  | 12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Deutsche Schule Auditorium

Sat, September 10  | 5:45 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. | Deutsche Schule C2

This documentary investigates and presents a philosophy of the potential integration holds. The result is a great example of teamwork carried out by cultural mediators, anthropologists, scholars and lovers of the Middle East, looking at cultural integration beyond the common but narrowing Eurocentric lens.

Midori In Hawaii

John Hill | USA | Japanese and English | 76 minutes

Sat, September 10  | 4  p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Deutsche Schule C3

Sun, September 11  | 12 p.m. – 1:29 p.m. | Deutsche Schule Auditorium

Midori is a struggling wedding photographer in Kona, Hawaii. Her small world in thrown off balance when Seiko, her judgmental sister comes to visit from Japan.

Sixty Spanish Cigarettes

Mark John Ostrowski | Spain | Spanish | 60 mins

Sat, September 10  | 2 p.m. – 3:16 p.m. | Deutsche Schule C3

Sun, September 11  | 3:45 p.m. – 5:01 p.m. | Deutsche Schule Auditorium

A minimalist metaphor for Spain’s bleak socioeconomic landscape in which young people see emigration as their only way out.

Ben & Ara

Nnegest Likke | USA| English | 86 minutes | Nudity and sexual situations

Sat, September 10  | 3:45 p.m. – 5:11 p.m. | Deutsche Schule C2

Sun, September 11  | 12:00 p.m. – 1:26 p.m. | Deutsche Schule C2

Ben, a passionately agnostic PhD student, falls behind in his dissertation and is surprised to find a muse in Ara, a devout Muslim. Ben and Ara soon fall in love but grapple with differences in their core beliefs and lifestyle choices.

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