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Berlin Panorama documentary programme to open with The Reluctant Revolutionary

Section has special focus on Arab World and Middle East.

The Berlinale’s Panorama Dokumente section will open Feb 10 with The Reluctant Revolutionary by UK director Sean McAllister.

The film is about a Yemenite tour guide who becomes politicised through his experienced with a customer.

There is a focus on The Arab World and the Middle East this year and other themes include anti-globalisation and “queer memory.”

The Panorama main programme opens on Feb 9 with Kuma by Umut Dag.

Panorama Dokumente

Children of Srikandi (Anak-Anak Srikandi) by the Children of Srikandi Collective (Germany/Indonesia) [world premiere] WP

Democracy Under Attack - An Intervention (Angriff auf die Demokratie - Eine Intervention) by Romuald Karmakar (Germany) [WP]

Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years 1984 to 1992 by Dagmar Schultz (Germany) [WP]

Brötzmann – That’s When The World Is Mine (Brötzmann - Da gehört die Welt mal mir) by Uli M Schueppel (Germany) [WP]

Call Me Kuchu by Malika Zouhali-Worrall, Katherine Fairfax Wright (US) [WP]

Detlef by Stefan Westerwelle, Jan Rothstein (Germany) [WP]

Henryk from the back row (Herr Wichmann aus der dritten Reihe) by Andreas Dresen (Germany) [WP]

In the Shadow of a Man by Hanan Abdalla, (Egypt) [WP]

King of Comics (König des Comics) by Rosa von Praunheim (Germany) [WP]

The Virgin, the Copts and Me (La Vierge, les Coptes et Moi) by Namir Abdel Messeeh (France/Qatar/Egypt)

Marina Abramović The Artist is Present by Matthew Akers (US)

Look at me again (Olhe pra mim de novo) by Kiko Goifman, Claudia Priscilla (Brazil)

The Reluctant Revolutionary by Sean McAllister (UK)

The Summit by Franco Fracassi, Massimo Lauria (Italy) [WP]

Ulrike Ottinger - nomad from the lake (Ulrike Ottinger - die Nomadin vom See) by Brigitte Kramer (Germany) [WP]

Among Men – Gay in East Germany (Unter Männern - Schwul in der DDR) by Markus Stein, Rösener Ringo, (Germany) [WP]

Vito by Jeffrey Schwarz (US)

Words of Witness by Mai Iskander (US) [WP]

Feature films

Diaz - Don’t Clean Up This Blood by Daniele Vicari (Italy/Romania/ France) [WP]

Central Station (Sharqiya) by Ami Livne (Israel/France/Germany) [WP]

The full programme will be announced at the end of January.

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