Sparked by a tragic event in his life, artist and filmmaker Angelo Madsen Minax reconnects with his family after a long time in a highly personal documentary film – NORTH BY CURRENT. The chronology of their meetings is enriched by home video footage and voiceover dialogues. Through an intimate story, the film negotiates the topics of depression, domestic violence, motherhood and transgender masculinity in what turns out to be cathartic family therapy.
In a mixture of re-enactments, animation, soul-searching interviews and archive material, the brilliant filmmaker Eliane Raheb shaped what it came to become MIGUEL’S WAR. The feature skilfully proves how strict familial traditions and religion can kill a person’s individuality, as depicted through the struggle of the main character. Follow Miguel through his journey.