Saturday 30th November | Zaal 3 | 20:45 - 22:15
Do you dare to stand out in a group or are you the one that likes to follow? In Group Dynamics you will find different stories about belonging and adapting. But what if you don’t want to?
THIS SCREENING CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING FILMS
Michael Frei | Animation | 09:00 | Switzerland
The characters in a crowd behave much like matter: they attract and repel, lead and follow, grow and shrink, align and separate. How do we define ourselves when we are all equal? Who is steering the crowd? What if it is heading in the wrong direction? Where do the individual end and the group begin? What is done by choice, and what under duress?
Joren Molter | Fiction, Drama, Young Adult, LGBTQ+ | 41:22 | The Netherlands
Alko, a youngster living in the Dutch countryside, is occupied with girls, carbide-shooting, and his changing body. While he and his best friend Björn are struggling with their emerging sexuality, the villagers suspect Alko of being gay. This troubles him so much that he makes a decision that he will learn to regret.
Romke Hoogwaerts | Documentary, Community | 28:32 | The Netherlands
Every year, a community comes together on a beach in Holland to stack pallets in hopes to build a bigger bonfire than their neighbours across the harbour. These days, they are the biggest bonfires in the world. What does this tradition mean? And who is the winner of this competition?
Black Boxes Reflect the Brightest
Thomas de Boer | Experimental, Identity | 04:25 | The Netherlands
Many contemporary global and domestic conflicts are driven by group-based differences. Our digital culture tends to function as an environment that promotes polarizing views. Should we demonise particular social groups? Will we explore the power of distance and representation in the online world? We can. By emulating the mechanisms and principles behind the image of the Other. When you recognise the story, who do you recognise?