Here are synopses of the films for the Free Spirit Film Festival 2020.
Directed by Alexey Tabakin Russia 2020 Thriller 39:41m Russian (English subtitles)
A girl called Paulina lives in a metropolis, is loved by her husband and seems happy. One day she agrees to meet someone, not even imagining what strange events will follow and what mighty, yet hidden forces will be involved.
Directed by Jogesh Kashyap India 2020 Short 12:07m Assamese (English subtitles)
The story of an educated financially poor boy who loses hope in getting a job and also in many aspects of his life. He finds a way/livelihood to make his world better without his mark-sheets or any certificates.
Dalai Lama - China - Mount Kailash - Happiness
Directed by Tom Vendetti US 2020 Documentary 01:00:00m English
This documentary film is based upon an interview by Dr Tom Vendetti with His Holiness the Dalai Lama addressing three subjects: China and the preservation of the Tibetan culture, the significance of the sacred Mount Kailash, and Happiness. Vendetti travelled to the Himalayan region and filmed the exotic landscape and culture of the Tibetan people.
Directed by Monica De Almeida Switzerland 2020 Suspense 10:36m French (English subtitles)
2025: The earth's resources are severely compromised and the authorities are struggling to find viable solutions. Oxygen is becoming a priority and the main concern of governments. For the first time in the history of humanity, heavy and persistent air pollution has forced the population to take refuge in specially equipped basements with self-managed air ventilation. For two weeks now, the population has been living in the rhythm of the alerts that have been communicated. Every day, each person has to enter confinement for a period of two hours per day at 20h00 precisely for the next seven days.
Directed by Willliam Jackson Australia 2019 Horror 15:30m English
When Detective Natalie Schultz begins investigating the disappearance of 9-month-old Olivia Bradbury, she soon discovers the parents are hiding more than they let on.
Directed by Anne Verheij UK/Japan 2019 Experimental 5:00m Dutch/English/Japanese (English subtitles)
A short film about navigating the invisible to connect. Through movement and impossible camera angles we try to find our way into the 24/7 world in which we start to lose connection with ourselves and others. How close can the digital age bring us together and which borders do we cross?
The New Abolitionists
Directed by Christina Zorich US 2020 Documentary 01:38:35m English
Filmmaker Christina Zorich follows four NGOs throughout Southeast Asia as they fight to effect change and end human sex trafficking.
A New Present
Directed by Marieke Niestadt Netherlands 2020 Sci-fi 9:34m English
After a life-changing accident, a father's undying love drives him to achieve the impossible. The only thing Paul loves more than fixing up old cars is his young daughter Lola is, but lucky for Paul, Lola shares her father's passion. After a terrible accident, Paul devotes his every waking hour to making things right, at any cost, even as it sets a wedge between himself and his wife Anna who feels Paul might be spiraling out of control.
No Justice, No Peace
Directed by Hannah Rose US 2020 Documentary 1:58m English
Two young women discuss their experiences with systemic racism and how to inspire positive change and support the movement.
Directed by Mikki Willis US 2020 Documentary 01:15:00m English
Guided by the meticulous work of Dr. David E. Martin, Plandemic: Indoctornation, tracks a three-decade-long money trail that leads directly to the key players currently managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Plandemic connects the dots between all forms of media, the medical industry, politics, and the financial industry and unmasks the major conflicts of interests between those in charge.