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  • Blow Up – Michelangelo Antonioni – Feat. – 1966 – GB – 111 min

The world of successful photographer Thomas is bounded by fashion, drugs and easy sex – this rowdy life he feels, is boring and depressing. Meeting a mysterious woman he finds something suspicious on his photographs of her.

  •  The Salt of the Earth – Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders – Doc. – 2014 – FR/BR/IT – 110 min

 Following the footsteps of ever-changing humanity, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been wandering through the world for 40 years. His life and work have been made into a film together by his son Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and Wim Wenders.

  •  War Photographer – Christian Frei – Doc. – 2001 – CH/USA – 96 min

Director and Producer Christian Frei accompanied famous photographer James Nachtway for two years in different wars and conflicts. Using a special micro-camera attached to Nachtwey’s photo-camera, the viewer gets an insight into Nachtway’s search for the decisive moment.

  •  Yes it’s on – SNS Sastry – Doc. -1972 – IND – 12 min

 In a playful manner SNS Sastry captures the post-independence nation India and its people, especially women – and along with the nation, the camera rolls on. The audience is invited to a dialogue between the one looking and the one being looked at.

  •   Born into Brothels – Zana Briski – Doc. – 2004 – IND/USA – 85 min

 The film portrays a group of Kolkata’s read light area’s children. New York-based photographer Zana Briski teaches them how to take photographs with cameras she provides. Their images capture the intimacy and color of everyday life in the overpopulated sections of Kolkata.

  • Photo: Ostkreuz – Maik Reichert – Doc.  – 2015 – GER – 80 min

  Based on the role model of Parisian agency “Magnum” the Berlin photographers’ agency “Ostkreuz” was founded in 1990. Among its founding members are Harald Hauswald and Ute and Werner Mahler. Filmmaker Maik Reichert accompanies them for five years and witnesses artistic highlights and economic crises.

  •  A picture of you – Ajay Noronha – Doc. – 2012 – IND – 73 min

 Bombay in the late 1960’s. Director Ajay Noronha grew up with one framed photograph on the wall. He takes the audience through his memories, anecdotes and silences to discover the person in the picture he hardly knew: his father. A Picture of You is a cinematographer’s journey to put together an image of his father who passed away when he was six.

  • Palermo Shooting – Wim Wenders – Feat. – 2008 – GER – 108 min

Young Photographer Finn (Campino) is on the peak of his career. Looking at the world that he is trying to put into pictures he is far from being satisfied with his life. Making a clear break from his past he goes to Palermo and is confronted not only with mortality but also with a young woman and a completely different way of living.

  • More than 1000 words – Solo Avital – Doc. – 2006 – ISR – 78 min

Director Solo Avital follows photographer Ziv Koren into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. This movie is not only about the conflict itseft but also about observing it through the lens of Ziv Koren as well as about the photographer himself and his very personal struggle.

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  • My Camera and Tsunami – R. V. Ramani – Doc. – 2011 – IND – 90 min

 A filmmaker and his camera have a special bonding. This film is a memory of a camera which perished in the Tsunami, along with its last filmed footage. Its last recorded footage is an elusive image which evokes multiple responses, seeking parallels and new perspectives.

  • The Photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher – Marianne Kapfer – Doc. – 2014– GER – 90 min

Blast furnaces, winding towers, processing plants – in many places the dilapidated remains of industrial development – live on in the photographs of Bernd and Hilla Becher. The couple from Düsseldorf tells the story of their lives, work and activities, which for four decades were dedicated to photographing industrial structures.

  •  Frame by Frame – Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli – Doc. – AFG – 85 min

Frame by Frame follows four Afghan photojournalists being part of a dangerous media landscape, reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secrecy during the Taliban regime, the film connects the audience to the four photographers.

  • Finding Vivian Maier – John Maloof – Doc. – 2013 – USA – 84 min

During her lifetime Vivian Maier’s legacy of photography was largely unknown. Now her photos have fallen into the hands of Director John Maloof and he decided to uncover the mystery of this street photographer. The film discovers Vivian Maier’s life through her photographs and interviews with people who went along with her during her life.

  • Annie Leibovitz: Life through a Lens – Barbara Leibovitz – Doc. – 2007 – USA – 83 min

(Annie Leibovitz)Barbara Leibovitz shooting a biographical portrait of her elder sister makes this documentary an intimate experience with the work of the photographer, discussion of many of her most famous photos and intense behind-the-scenes views.

  • Jaane Bhi Do Yarro – Kundan Shah – Feat. – 1983 – IND – 108 min

 A photographer-duo starts a studio in Mumbai only to find wrong things happening right from the launch. Their photographic assignment leads them to shadowy facts about their surroundings. The slapstick comedy Jaane Bhi Do Yarro (English: Just Let It Go, Friends) is a dark satire on corruption, exposing many evils through its hilarious style.