Every night a different music genre is explored in a unique setting with live extras. What links these documentaries is their attention to social backgrounds.
Films inside ‘Scopitone’
RocKabulTravis Beard 86′
Under Obama, the US government pumped millions into the war in Afghanistan, a tiny portion of which was spent on culture. Even starting-out heavy metal bands could get a subsidy. An Australian soldier becomes the manager of the first local group of foul-mouthed headbangers who dare defy the Taliban. Free admission on Thu 1 Feb.
It Must Make PeacePaul R. Chandler, Brian David Melnyk 123′
Mali, the 'birthplace of music', is so oppressed by religious strife that its culture is dying. Few can still play the traditional instruments. Globalisation and rap music are also taking their toll. Will this be the last documentary on this musical country?
The Ballad of Shirley CollinsRob Curry, Tim Plester 94′
Standing on stage and seeing your partner in the audience having an affair – it literally silenced the ‘High Queene of English Folk’. The once popular vocalist could no longer sing, until four decades later she made a striking comeback. A warm, intimate film about the glory days of folk.
Raw Chicks.BerlinBeate Kunath 105′
Portraits of 11 international, female electro pioneers from Berlin by club organiser Beate Kunath. With infectious enthusiasm they express their love of music, sound and the city of Berlin. It is this melting pot of venues, squats, clubs and art galleries that allows them to rave and experiment to their heart’s desire. EarWORM LIVE Line-up: Nadia Struwigh, Van Anh, Linh Luu, Visuals: Sophia de Jong.