Expired May 27, 2021 10:59 PM
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This programme contains just four films, yet each of them pack in an incredible amount of humanity and complexity. At the International Butler Academy, candidates learn to serve the “elite” with rituals from another time (The Ballet of Service). Not far from there, in Germany, a social worker and a conspiracy theorist watch Youtube videos in an unsettling film that completely blurs the boundary between fiction and reality (Adrenochrom). In the US, a young Black man struggles with his identity (Not Black Enough). And from all over the world, birds gather to discuss freedom of speech, in the most original Zoom conversation you'll attend this year (International Dawn Chorus Day). Four films like four snapshots of the strange world we live in.

Total running time: 63 mins

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Not Black Enough: Interview with Jermaine Manigault

At the International Butler Academy in Limburg, people from all over the world are trained to become a butler for the elite. Under a lot of pressure, they learn the old ways of butlering. An observational and absurdist documentary that gives us a glimpse of the perfectionist world of the butler profession.

This film is only available to viewers in the UK and Northern Ireland.

  • Year
  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    English with English subtitles
  • Country
  • Premiere
    UK premiere
  • Rating
  • Director
    Marlies Smeenge