From 28 to 30 March, three Dutch celebrities will choose their favourite from the festival programme.
Climate activist Jelle de Graaf became famous for sticking himself to the talk show table at Jinek as a protest. He presents How To Blow Up a Pipeline (Daniel Goldhaber) on Tuesday 28 March. A group of young environmental activists, all with very different stories, prepare to blow up a Texas oil pipeline. A nail-biting, ingenuously constructed thriller by director Daniel Goldhaber. Based on Andreas Malm’s controversial non-fiction book of the same name, which describes sabotage as a necessary form of climate activism.
On Wednesday 29 March, singer Jeangu Macrooy presents Lisa Cortés’ film Little Richard: I Am Everything. The film sheds an illuminating light on the Black, queer origins of rock ‘n’ roll and establishes the genre’s big bang: Richard Wayne Penniman. Jeangu will join us for a post-screening discussion, led by Lynn Zebeda.
Actress and political scientist Victoria Koblenko introduces Butterfly Vision (Maksym Nakonechnyi), a raw, impressively acted drama, on Thursday 30 March. After two months as a prisoner of war, Ukrainian drone pilot Lilia returns home to her husband and family. But she cannot escape her trauma, and on top of that turns out to be pregnant from one of her captivators. Yet, Lilia refuses to be a victim.