This year the special screenings focus on three themes:
What does world cinema actually encompass?
Do only films made in Latin America, Asia or Africa fit the bill? How about filmmakers who move around and work in other places than their country of origin? Por aqui tudo bem from an Angolian director, made in Lisbon, and Los pasos dobles from a Spanish director, made in Mali, prove that world cinema goes beyond borders.
Care for the elderly worldwide
How is care for the elderly provided worldwide? The consequenses of being old and disabled in China and Chili are shown in the films A Simple Life and La demora.
Under pressure: filmmaking in Syria
Freedom in Syria under the regime of President Assad is a scarce commodity. Filmmakers have experienced this like no other. In collaboration with the Prince Claus Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts presents World Cinema Amsterdam present the program Under pressure: filmmaking in Syria, in which two films will prove this point.