Updated: Oct 31, 2020
List of films in Dox Diorama - International Competition for Documentary Films at Diorama International Film Festival 2020
Afghanistan: Imprisoned And Free directed by Vahur Liabia (28 Mins / English / Estonia / 2019 / Dox Diorama)
The Soviet forces invaded Afghanistan in 1979.1.5 million Afghans lost their lives in the war. 417 Soviet soldiers were imprisoned or remained missing in action. The majority of them were killed. The lives of some soldiers were spared under the condition that they converted to Islam. No one knows exactly how many former Soviet soldiers there are still alive in Afghanistan. Bahretdin Hakimov is a former Soviet soldier, former mujahid, and former Talib. His disappearance is dated September 7, 1980. He was missing for over thirty years, he was presumed dead by until 2013. After long years spent fighting, he was allowed to take a job as a guide at the Jihad Museum in Herat.
Behind The Paradise directed by Alain Chaviano Aldonza (30 Mins / Spanish / Ecuador / 2018 / Dox Diorama)
During the last centuries, our technical and technological development has transformed the environment as never seen before. Looking for comfort we have covered the ground with asphalt, disconnecting ourselves from an essential part of our nature, the earth. However, there are still places where you can get that connection with our life, culture, and history.
Checker Tobi And Our Planet's Secret directed by Martin Tischner (86 Mins / German / Spain / 2019 / Dox Diorama)
Checker Tobi’s greatest adventure begins on a pirate ship. That’s where he finds a message in a bottle which contains a riddle. If he’s able to solve the riddle he will reveal our planet’s greatest secret. An exciting treasure hunt that brings Tobi across the globe is about to begin!
Coffin Decollete by Nancy Kamal (5.75 Mins /Egypt /Non Dialogue/ 2019 / Dox Diorama)
The minor girl noticed wedding preparations in her home. She was shocked because she did not expect to be the bride. The film highlights the suffering of an impoverished middle-class Egyptian girl in one of the villages. She deprived her right to complete her education and innocent childhood. A victim of marriage is forced to marry before the legal age of marriage is complete. Before her physical development is complete, The film is expressive without dialogue, with the aim of focusing on the internal feelings of the heroine. Her relationship with the party responsible for her harm from her face is always cruel.
Coral Woman directed by Priya Thuvassery (52 Mins / English, Tamil / India / 2019 / Dox Diorama)
This will be a filmmaker's journey with Uma, a certified scuba diver, exploring the underwater world & the threat to coral reefs of the Gulf of Mannar, India. Born in a traditional family in Tamil Nadu 53 years old Uma, a homemaker, has been trying to bring attention to this alarming environmental issue through her paintings. It is, in fact, these corals that inspired Uma to learn how to swim, dive & paint in her 50s.
Deep Roots directed by Luc Godonou Dossou (15 Mins / English, French / Switzerland / 2019 / Dox Diorama)
Inside the cockfighting pits in Thailand, in the Philippines and the ones in Guadeloupe, Aod, Edgar and Dolores are preparing their roosters for an upcoming fight in front of a public of bettors and aficionados.
Doing It Sideways directed by Anne Vingbong Hørlyck (18 Mins / Danish / Denmark / 2019 / Dox Diorama)
This documentary is an adrenaline rush about the youngest Danish pro-drifter Mikkel Kraus Holler's first round of Nordic Drift Series. The movie tells about a dedicated driver as well as the special bond between father and son in the garage.