This years 12th Festival of Tolerance will take place on three film locations, of which Tuškanac Cinema is known to the festival audience from before. However, this year's performance will be somewhat shorter and will last until April 11, when we will move to Kinoteka.
Plus, the film programme is rich and diversiform starting on April 8 at 11:30 A.M. with an animated film „The Caretaker“. A wonderful tale of a women's strenght and imagination opposing to oppression - celebrating the culture, history and beauty of Afghanistan talking about an eleven-year-old Parvana, who lives with her family in a single room of a tiny apartment in a war-torn Kabul in Afghanistan and her life under Taliban rule.
For documentary fans we have a recommendation for April 9 at 7 P.M. in Tuškanac cinema, there will be a projection of a film „A Better Man“, rewarded by Reward for Courage in Sabeen Mehmud's film, signed by Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman. The autobiographical documentary follows Attya, who, twenty-two years after the relationship during which she was a victim of violence, whishes to meet her ex-partner. By illuminating the new paradigm of preventing domestic violence, „A Better Man“ offers a fresh look at healing and discovery that can happen to everyone when men take responsibility for the conducted abuse and face their past. It also encourages the audience to take over a new role in facing with domestic violence, regardless of whether it is about their personal relationships or the wider movement for social change.
Of short films, one that definitely must be addressed is a film by a domestic director, Nebojša Slijepčević, „Dear Neighbours“, scheduled on April 11 at 6.00 P.M., following persons under international protection in Croatia, whose number significantly increased since 2016 more than ever before. All persons who have been granted asylum have the right to accomodation, so the state gives them apartments for rent. Most apartments are located in Zagreb, but tenants have not been informed about their new neighbours.
There is also the „Lavender Colour of Fear“ by the director Josh Howard, discussing the Cold War period of the 1950s in the United States when President Dwight D. Eisenhower begins to openly consider homosexuals as a "security threat" and firmly decides to remove all the employees discovered to be homosexuals or lesbians from the bodies of federal government. Although tens of thousands of people are losing their jobs, mass dismissals also have an unexpected effect: they caused the fury of the homosexual community and the nonintended hero is in the forefront of the movement for LGBTQ rights. The „Lavender Colour of Fear“ is a little known chapter in American history, but also a timely reminder of the value of precaution and social activism when there is a threat to civil liberties.
Tuškanac cinema will also host the Education Morning on April 10, when at noon an interesting lecture by Cathy S. Gelbin PhD is expected, Senior Professor from the field of film and Germanism at the University of Manchester, on the subject of holocaust presentation in films „Through Fire Hoop“. During the lecture, Gelbin will give her review of the 15 of the key holocaust films, including world-renowned titles such as "Schindler's List" "Naked Among the Wolves", "Shoah", "A Man Without Destiny," featuring tarilers and comments
So grab your popcorns and some nice company and share some time with these intriguing stories and always interesting film titles at Tuškanac Cinema.