IMS at CPH:DOX documentary film festival 2019

Once again IMS participates actively in CPH:DOX, one of the world’s biggest documentary film festivals.

At CPH:DOX 2019, 20-30 March, CPH:DOX and IMS present a wide range of festival-related activities with a focus on the MENA region and themes on topics such as life during war, sports, children, and a vast number of networking events for the MENA filmmakers.

Documentary film provides an important alternative platform to mainstream media for minority voices to be heard and sensitive issues to be covered in countries where human rights are under pressure. We are proud to present films, filmmakers and film stakeholders from Jordan, Sudan, Morocco, Lebanon, Iran, Syria, Palestine, Tunisia, Libya and Myanmar.

IMS Documentary Film Programme is supported by DAPP, Danish-Arab Partnership Programme.

See the entire CPH:DOX Programme

F:ACT Award

Together with the Danish Union of Journalists, IMS is sponsoring this year’s DOX F:ACT Award.The award honours films that operate in the space where investigative journalism and documentary film meet. The award will be presented at the CPH:DOX Award ceremony on 29 March 2019 by Jesper Højberg, executive director of IMS and Tine Johanssen, vice-president at the Danish Union of Journalists.

Film screenings and events

On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship (Myanmar)
Karen Stokkendal Poulsen, 2019 (99 min)

Myanmar’s tragedy presented with an eye for the complexities of power and the devilish details in a film about the hard path to democracy

Sun. 24/03, 19:00 – Grand Teatret               

Wed. 27/03, 16:30 – Cinemateket
Debate on freedom of expression in Myanmar with Mette Holm, Mogens Lykketoft and Emilie Lehmann-Jacobsen (IMS).

Sat. 30/03, 14:00 – Charlottenborg

Tiny Soul (Jordan)
Dina Naser, 2019 (86 min

World Premiere + Nominated for DOX:AWARD.
Four years in the life of a Syrian girl in a refugee camp, in a unique film that is just as lively and curious as its protagonist

Thu. 28/03, 19:30 – Empire
Sat. 30/03, 14:15 – Dagmar

Khartoum Offside (Sudan)
Marwa Zein, 2019 (75 min)

Nordic Premiere.
Film making and football are both prohibited for Sudan’s women. Welcome to a wonderful film about female football players – directed by a woman.

Sat. 23/03, 14:30 – Dagmar
Q&A with director, celebration of Sudanese National Women’s Football Team and talk by Khalid Albaih (Sudanese cartoonist).
Moderator: Rasmus Steen

Wed. 27/03 – Empire, Screening Event:
17:30 – 19:00: Screening of Freedom Fields
19:00 – 19:40: Debate about global challenges for women’s football with Khalida Popal, Arnela Muminovic og Majken Gilmartin.
Moderator: Emma Holten
19:40 – 20:00: Penalty competition in the courtyard of Empire Bio
20:00 – 21:15: Screening of Khartoum Offside
21:15 – 21:45: Q&A with directors

Ibrahim (Syria/Palestine)
Lina AlAbed, 2019 (83 min)

World Premiere + nominated for NEXT:WAVE Award.
The director’s cinematic letter to her Palestinian father, who disappeared during a political mission in 1987 and never returned

Sat. 23/03, 19:15 – Dagmar
Mon. 25/03, 17:00 – Gloria
Thu. 28/03, 17:00 – Vester Vov Vov

We Could Be Heroes (Morocco)
Hind Bensari, 2018 (82 min)

Two Moroccan sportsmen with different handicaps set out on a long journey towards the Paralympic Games in Rio.

Fri. 22/03, 19:00 – Gloria
Mon. 25/03, 19:00 – Palads
Thu. 28/03, 12:00 – Dagmar

The Day I Lost My Shadow (Syria)
Soudade Kaadan, 2018 (90 min)

The story of the young pharmacist, who literally experiences her world fall apart when the war breaks out in Syria in 2012.

Sun. 24/03, 16:30 – Cinemateket
Fri. 29/03, 19:00 – Gloria

Freedom Fields (Libya)
Naziha Arebi, 2018 (99 min)

Libya’s female footballers fight hard to win both on the pitch and off. An audience favourite, which has scored many festival goals already.

Wed. 27/03, 17:00 – Empire, Screening event
Sat. 30/03, 14:00 – Charlottenborg

A Moon for My Father (Iran)
Mania Akbari & Douglas White, 2019 (76 min)

Courageous, raw and performative video work about the Iranian artist Mania Akbaris’s first-hand experiences with both breast cancer and pregnancy.

Mon. 25/03, 19:00 – Cinemateket
Thu. 28/03, 17:00 – Cinemateket

Prometheus (Lebanon)
Haig Aivazian, 2019 (22 min)

The early 1990s heralded a new age of global politics, exquisitely interpreted in a suggestive montage of images from the Olympic Games and Iraq.

Sun. 24/01, 19:00 – Cinemateket
Tue. 26/03, 19:15 – Cinemateket