Delai Film Programme
Wednesday, April 19
19:00 – 21:00
19:00 – 21:00
21:10 – 22:40
21:10 – 22:40
Ovarian Psycos
Screening and Q&A session via Skype
Director: Joanna Sokolowski & Kate Trumbull-LaValle
72 min.
Ovarian Psycos is about a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who confront injustice, build community, and redefine identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade.

Language: English
Subtitles: Russian
Thursday, April 20
19:30 – 21:50
19:30 – 21:50
Democracy
Screening and Q&A session
Director: David Bernet
100 min.
Few things are more unwieldy and lacking in transparency than European politics. Who's really running the show in Brussels? What's the true role of the European Parliament or the Council of Ministers? And how do the new laws and regulations that apply to all 28 member states get made? The film starts in 2014 with the European Parliament approving the new regulation, and then leaps two years back to the start of the negotiations.

Language: German, English
Subtitles: Russian
22:00 – 23:30
22:00 – 23:30
Dissernet
Screening and Q&A session with Dmitry Zavilgelsky
Director: Dmitry Zavilgelsky
51 min.
The film is about Russian scientists who founded the independent internet community called 'Dissernet' where they began publishing information about plagiarism in dissertations. In their lists there are often high-ranking officials.

Language: Russian
Friday, April 21
19:30 – 21:20
19:30 – 21:20
Cities of sleep
Screening and Q&A session with Shaunak Sen
Director: Shaunak Sen
75 min.
'Cities of Sleep' takes us into a heady world of insurgent sleeper's communities as well as the infamous 'sleep mafia' in Delhi where just securing a safe sleeping spot often becomes a question of life and death for a large number of people. The film trails the lives of two individuals, Shakeel and Ranjeet.

Language: Hindi
Subtitles: Russian
21:30 – 23:00
21:30 – 23:00
Anthill
Screening and discussion
Director: Vladimir Loginov
83 min.
Anthill is a portrait of a giant garage located in the largest Soviet blockhouse area of Tallinn. Here 700 garage box owners form an extraordinary men's club and vary from those who just keep their cars to those who adapt their boxes for living.

Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
Saturday, April 22
13:00 – 14:00
13:00 – 14:00
Life is Waiting: Referendum and Resistance in Western Sahara
Screening
Director: Iara Lee
59 min.
Four decades after its people were promised freedom by departing Spanish rulers, the Western Sahara remains Africa's last colony. While a UN-brokered ceasefire put an end to armed hostilities in the territory in 1991, the Sahrawi people have continued to live under the Moroccan armed forces' oppressive occupation, and what peace exists in the area is fragile at best.

Languages: Arabic Hassaniya, Spanish, English
Subtitles: Russian, English
14:10 – 14:50
14:10 – 14:50
Devil's Apron - a journey in seaweed, punk and brewing culture in the north
Screening and discussion
Director: Trond Ansten, Kåre Grundvåg
20 min.
Devil's Apron - a journey in seaweed, punk and brewing culture in the north.

Languages: Norwegian
Subtitles: Russian
15:00 - 16:20
15:00 - 16:20
P-44
Screening and discussion
Director: Vladimir Stekachev
44 min.
Each historical period led to the emergence of a cultural heritage in architecture, music and fine arts. The most numerous series of panel houses called P-44 are such a heritage of late Soviet postmodernism.

Language: Russian
16:30 - 16:50
16:30 - 16:50
Symbolic Threats
Screening
Directors: Mischa Leinkauf, Lutz Henke, Matthias Wermke
17 min.
On the night of 22 July 2014, Matthias Wermke and Mischa Leinkauf hoist two white American flags on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. They take the US flags down and fold them in the prescribed orderly fashion. Poetry or threat? An act of surrender or perhaps art? These were the theories that New York puzzled over last summer. How can one incident be interpreted in so many ways? By means of press reports, Symbolic Threats allows the public at large to express their extreme disparity of interpretation. Inspired by the heated debate over the two flags that suddenly appeared on the towers of the bridge, the film asks what kind of societal scope art has in the present day. What happens when threatened freedom reinstates art with the element of danger? Who or what makes it into a threat? Are we safe in the city? What is next?

Language: English
Subtitles: Russian
17:00 - 18:00
17:00 - 18:00
What is an activist film?
Discussion
18:10 - 19:20
18:10 - 19:20
Grey horses
Screening and Q&A session with Mykola Ridnyi
Director: Mykola Ridnyi
45 min.
The script is based on the investigation records and the stories of relatives of a little-known anarchist Ivan Krupsky, who is the great-grandfather of the film's director. The documentary dramatisations are dedicated to the paradoxical periods of the protagonist's life: his leadership in a rebel unit, participation in the civil war of the early 1920s, his hiding from persecution under the guise of a Soviet police officer, his job as a factory construction worker. The stories about situations in the past are reproduced using the actions of contemporary characters: contemporary anarchists, officers of the New Police, students and workers. The filming took place at the locations of particular historical events, in Poltava, Hadiach, Kharkiv and Bohodukhiv.

Languages: Russian, Ukrainian
Subtitles: Russian
19:30 - 21:20
19:30 - 21:20
Megunica
Screening and Q&A session with Lorenzo Fonda
Director: Lorenzo Fonda
82 min.
A team of filmmakers take a tour of South America with mural artist and animator Blu, looking to see how his art and mind will be influenced through total immersion in foreign cultures. The team traveled through Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua Costa Rica and Argentina, and named the film after those countries. In the director's words, "What came out was an unscripted film about improvisation, inspiration (and perspiration), innovation, self-exploration and all the other good things in life that end with -ion."

Languages: Italian
Subtitles: Russian
21:30 - 23:00
21:30 - 23:00
Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist
Screening
Director: Peter Brown
89 min.
'Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist' is not your typical Eco-film. It's the true 30-year odyssey of the adventures of Captain Paul Watson and the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society, as seen through the eyes of longest serving crew member, activist and filmmaker Peter Jay Brown (Whale Wars, Entertainment Tonight, Real People).

Language: English
Subtitles: Russian
Sunday, April 23
14:00 – 14:20
14:00 – 14:20
Tom Sawyer Fest. Walking on scaffolds
Screening
Director: Demian Morgachev
24 min.
Documentary about activists and volunteers who participate in 'Tom Sawyer Fest' dedicated to the urban environment renovation in old part of Samara, a Russian city on Volga river.

Language: Russian
14:30 – 16:00
14:30 – 16:00
Houses without doors
Screening
Director: Avo Kaprealian
88 min.
The film portrays the changes in the life of an Armenian family on Aleppo's frontline in Al Midan, an area that brought shelter to the persecuted Armenians 100 years ago and today to many displaced Syrians. From the balcony of his home, the director films with a small camera the changes in his neighborhood and his own family, interweaving his images with extracts from classical films to illustrate the parallels between the Armenian genocide and Syrians' reality today.

Languages: Arabic, French, Spanish, Armenian
Subtitles: Russian
16:10 - 17:20
16:10 - 17:20
New media and documentary: empathy or cash
Presentation from the 'Takie dela' project

Language: Russian
17:30 - 18:30
17:30 - 18:30
Atomopolis. Assembling utopia
Screening and Q&A session via Skype
Director: Stanislav Menzelevskyi, Anna Onufriyenko, Oleksandr Telyuk
45 min.
Atomopolis is a general name for satellite cities of nuclear power plants, as well as the name of one of the last utopian Soviet projects. Development of the nuclear power industry gave new energy to the post-war Soviet economy. Next to nuclear power plants grew a new type of cities – atomopolises, which began to be built in the USSR in the 1950-s, and in Ukraine – in the 1970-s. Atomopolises embodied the current ideological, urbanistic, environmental and scientific ambitions.

Language: Ukrainian
Subtitles: Russian
18:40 - 20:20
18:40 - 20:20
I didn't cross the border, the border crossed me
Screening and Q&A session with film producer Veronika Janatkova
Director: Toma Chagelshvili
80 min.
The villagers of Churvaleti knew since the end of the Georgian war in 2008 that they were living on a border. Life was simple, but not far from normal. Until a while ago, when Russian patrols started drawing the borderline and putting up barbed wire fences. In Churvaleti, the barbed wire fence goes right through the village.

Languages: Russian, Georgian
Subtitles: Russian
20:30 - 22:00
20:30 - 22:00
Next Stop: Utopia
Screening
Director: Apostolos Karakasis
91 min.
When a Greek factory goes bankrupt, the workers occupy it and attempt to run it on their own. Self-management proves no easy task; soon they discover that they first need to change themselves.

Languages: Greek
Subtitles: Russian