A multi-award winning personal video memoire of the Arab Spring in Syria from 2011 to 2013, beginning with hopeful protest and spiraling into civil war and death. (Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah Zytoon / 2016 / Denmark)
One of the biggest surf films in recent years, this doc tracks the remarkable life and legendary career of big wave surfer and oddball athlete Laird Hamilton. (Rory Kennedy／2017／US)
When Iggy Pop narrates read Michel Houellebecq’s essay “To Stay Alive”, he realized it was his own life story. Here they collaborate to adapt the essay into a movie. (Arno Hagers, et al / 2016 / The Netherlands, Belgium)
Andres Veiel / 2017 / Germany
Joseph Beuys, arguably the most important post-WWII European artist of the 20th century, shown in his full confrontational glory.
This is the story of graffiti, before graffiti was art. A look into wall tagging as the origin of an art form. (Roger Gastman / 2016 / US / with POW!WOW! Taiwan)
She ignited the UK punk movement with Sex Pistols’ manager Malcolm McLaren, then continued to redefine British fashion for more than 40 years. (Lorna Tucker / 2018 / UK)
A cold-blooded love affair between two Warsaw artists, in which not only their lives become intertwined, but their art as well. (Lukasz Ronduda / 2017 / Poland)
A beautifully animated and very modern coming of age story of a girl in South America, adapted from the highly popular graphic novel by Power Paola. (Santiago Caicedo / 2017 / Colombia)
A quirky lesbian relationship comedy and a millennial satire on wannabe artists and identity politics starring Korean-American comedienne Vivien Bang. (Daryl Wein / 2018 / US)
4 short films were produced as a team effort by local filmmakers especially for this program at 2018 Urban Nomad.