IDENTITY: Annexed by Russia after WWII, inhabitants of a picturesque Pacific island long for a better future while finding traces of its Japanese past. [Director Vladimir Kolzlov]

FestDocsNetwork announces new details on newly launched collaboration

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Hey! Teachers!

EDUCATION: Education takes on an entirely new meaning when two idealistic young city slickers take up teaching jobs in a provincial Russian town. [Director Yulia Vishnevets]

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SOCIETY: Woman is the sequel to Yann Arthus-Bertrand's panoramic portrait of humanity, this time focusing on the female part of the world's population. [Director Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Anastasia Mikova]

For Sama

SYRIA: A painful documentary infused with the occasional breath of poetry and beauty from Aleppo. [Director Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts]

Varda by Agnès

AUTOBIOGRAPHY: At 90, French New Wave pioneer Agnès Varda reflects on her career and a creative philosophy of community and empathy. [Director Agnès Varda]

What You Gonna Do When the World's On Fire?

BLACK AMERICA: Robert Minervini’s new documentary examines a community of disenfranchised people in New Orleans and their struggle for survival in a country that seems to have forsaken them. [Director Roberto Minervini]

Cinema Futures

DIGITALISATION: Cinema Futures is both a poetic farewell to a disappearing medium and a complex analysis of the mixed aspects of digital revolution. [Director Michael Palm]

Becoming Animal

ECOLOGY: A magnificent documentary about the natural origins of what we consider to be man-made and the connection between man and nature. [Director Peter Mettler, Emma Davie]

An Ordinary Country

COMMUNISM: The banality of evil in communist-era Poland explored through archive footage of secret police audio and film recordings. [Director Tomasz Wolski]


COLONIALISM: Almost 500 years after the Spanish Conquest, a ghostly figure merges history and the present reflecting on the legacy of colonialism. [Director Rodrigo Reyes]

The Booksellers

NOSTALGIA: Both a celebration of book culture and serious exploration of its future, The Booksellers peers into a small but fascinating world. [Director D.W. Young]

Slow News

JOURNALISM: When democracy bases start to vanish. [Director Alberto Puliafito]

Finding Courage

CONTROL: A chilling glimpse into the murderous reality of China's suppression of meditation movement Falun Gong. [Director Kay Rubacek]

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

PERCEPTION: Nyon´s Vision du Réel takes a look into the world of beauty competitions in the social media age. [Director Sacha Schöberl]

A Machine To Live In

URBANISM: Cosmic utopianism set within the space-age city of Brasília. [Director Yoni Goldstein, Meredith Zielke]

Punta Sacra

IDENTITY: An inside view of togetherness [Director Francesca Mazzoleni]

The Atom: A Love Affair

NUCLEAR: Tracing the history and complex social and political forces that have fueled the conversation around nuclear power. [Director Vicki Lesley]

Qiang's Journey

IDENTITY: After a powerful earthquake displaces them, China's Qiang ethnic minority search for gods, spirits and ancestry in their new and old homes. [Director Tunzi Gao]

We are movie cameras, lucidly dreaming

BOOKS: Filmmaker and curator Pamela Cohn knows all about the medium’s gallant struggle for a cinematic language that is new, immediate, and accessible to the viewer.

Docudays UA’s Digital DOCU/CLASS: «Force majeure has happened – and it’s global. How will festival policies change now?»

INDUSTRY A collection of documentary industry veterans discuss a topic that has been on the minds of many of us: In this new era, how will festival policies change?

Postscript: the new virtual normal, covering a film festival during COVID-19

VIEWS: In the new COVID-19 reality, the virtual film festival has become the new normal.

Permanent state of emergency?

Coronavirus: Are the European authorities truthful about how long the measures will last? Can you lock up a population for 12-18 months before a vaccine is developed?

Waxing Poetic

PROFILE: Theodore Ushev’s ‘The Physics of Sorrow’

About white men and machines

AI: Recent developments in the field of intelligent machines clearly demand a reflection. The latest book by Arthur I. Miller is dedicated to this, but it only partially fulfills its promise.

Conversations behind the movie camera

CINEMA: Through long-form conversations, Pamela Cohn offers a global collection of discussions on film and video as an essential medium for conveying the world's most urgent concerns.

Promoting social connection

MEDIA: Hacked Transmissions is a timely analysis of the capacity of media to foster social connection.

Four measures against the use-and-throw culture

CONSUMPTION: Keucheyan does not want authoritarian Marxism where the bureaucracy decides what its citizens need.

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