The efforts by Israelis and Palestinians to overcome the consequences of occupation are reflected in West of the Jordan River, directed by Amos Gitai. The legend of Italian cinema Ermanno Olmi, together with the journalist Marco Garonzio as scriptwriter, examines the life of Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini in Vedete, sono uno di voi.
The Austrian director Antoinette Zwirchmayr constructs in What I Remember an investigation of the mechanisms of memory starting from her memories. This work proposes the pleasure of getting lost in order to then compose reality. The Portuguese director Pedro Neves reconstructs that reality when he transports us to what was the most problematic neighbourhood in Oporto in Tarrafal, and does it to the sounds of the residents of that community, which was suddenly wiped out.
The chronicle of a violent military repression is the basis of Meteors, a story with which the Kurdish filmmaker Gürcan Keltek recovers, along with the memories and recordings of the writer Ebru Ojen, an incident that was silenced by the government of Turkey. In Southern Belle the director and actor Nicolas Peduzzi films the day to day life of a beautiful young woman who inherits a fortune after the violent death of her father. Family traumas, drugs and friendship are some of the anchors of this film. Istanbul is the place where the director Shevaun Mjzrahi filmed her Distant Constellation, a lively, dream-like compilation of a group of elderly people who live in a large building and offer their life testimonials in the first person. Added to these titles are the already mentioned If I Think of Germany at Night by Romuald Karmakar; and Mr. Gay Syria by Ayse Toprak.