(Docurama 1)

Mapping the Unknown

Docurama is a selection of this year’s best documentaries pushing the boundaries of the form. Mapping the unknown goes from macro to micro and back again, from historical deflection to personal introspection. From revisiting the past to rewriting it, these films look at the precariousness in the search for inner and outer control, whether it’s about humans or animals, in the process examining imperialist viewpoints and colonialist tendencies, and a trip to the movies in the 80s to watch Oliver Stone’s Platoon.

WED 27/10, 19:00 REGINA
SUN 31/10, 11:00 SLOTTS


The Z Unit’s operation in a world far from our own was an experiment of sorts, a test. And this place, inhabited by beings different from ourselves, served as a laboratory. A successful outcome would secure the Z Unit’s future, enabling its enterprise to expand and its methods to be applied to other worlds.

United Kingdom 2021 / 15:21 / Director: Miranda Pennell / Producer: Miranda Pernell


Insects are tormenting the botanical garden. The gardeners need to use harsher and harsher methods to control the situation. The more they try to rid themselves of these intruders, the worse the problem becomes.

Finland, Estonia 2021 / 18:00 / Director: Ville Koskinen / Producer: Uljana Brezgina, Ville Koskinen


In the year of 2020 when the world was forced to “change”, I wanted to confirm what changed and what did not change in me and wrote a poem “Transparent, I am.”. This film is based on it. The white mask I wore became the screen projecting my past.

Japan 2020 / 11:54 / Director: Yuri Muraoka / Producer: Nonoho Suzuki


Based on audiovisual archives from the National Center for Space Studies (CNES), ”Malmanoury” is a film which deals with the establishment of the Guyanese Space Center, wishing to bring out the Guyanese population, a real out-of-frame of this space adventure.

France 2021 / 15:00 / Director: Audrey Jean-Baptiste, Maxime Jean-Baptiste / Producer: Gérard Azoulay


A childhood experience is projected on a shadowy wall of a former movie theatre. A racist cinematic trauma passed between friends and family is remembered among the rustling of leaves and reflections of trees on an iPad screen. An essay about how past and present interrupt one another like movies being perpetually edited.

United States, Germany 2020 / 9:47 / Director: Kevin B. Lee


She-wolf Naya, monitored on her journey from her birthplace in Germany through the Netherlands to Belgium, becomes more and more famous and visible – until it endangers not just her wildness, but her existence.

Netherlands 2021 / 24:26 / Director: Sebastian Mulder / Producer: Jasper Boon

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