Would You Have Sex With An Arab?, The Perlin Papers, Bitter Seeds
The One World film festival returns to Berlin for its ninth instalment on these shores, screening 11 documentaries.
With human rights as its MO, the programme covers a wide range of subjects, from the reliable cannon fodder of religion, sex and politics (Would You Have Sex With An Arab?, Nov 22, 19:30, Arsenal) to aging crypt squatters in the suburbs of Prague (Love on the Grave, Nov 27 19:00, Czech Centre).
Chris Belloni’s I am Gay And Muslim explores the lives of homosexual men living in Morocco’s strictly Muslim society (Nov 25, 20:00, Arsenal).
Across eight short films, Jenny Perlin’s The Perlin Papers blends video art, dialogue and imagery in an interesting meditation on McCarthy’s communist witch hunts in the States (Nov 28, Arsenal).
In globalisation doc Bitter Seeds, Micha X. Peleds contemplates the staggering suicide rates of India’s cotton farmers by focusing on the microcosm of a small farming town (Nov 26, 19:00, Arsenal).
All films either English language or with English subs.
One World Berlin, Nov 22-28 | Arsenal, Potsdamer Str. 2, S+U-Bhf Potsdamer Platz and Czech Centre, Wilhelmstrasse 44, U-Bhf Mohrenstr., www.oneworld-berlin.de