World Cinema Specials

 

WELCOME TO THE SMILING COAST- by Bas Ackermann (The Hague) – shows the life of Gambian youngsters that ‘entertain’ foreign tourist women on the several beaches located in the Western region of Africa. In TEN YEARS, five filmmakers from Hong Kong show their vision of future towards their city. How far does the influence of China ‘polish’ the identity of Hong Kong’s society? According to the makers it goes ‘far enough’. In Beijing they were not amused with this point of view. These films are two highlights of the Special Screenings.