REVIEW

Influence

CONTROL: A look into the advertising approach politics through weaponized communication through one of the world’s most notorious public relations firms. [Director Diana Neille, Richard Poplak]

Dokufest announces full slate of 2020 online DocuTalks panels & discussions

DokuFest, which kicks off 7 - 25 August, has announced its full slate of panels & discussions. To be held online, the special events...

Docu Rough Cut Boutique celebrates 10 years with 5 projects announced for 2020.

Docu Rought Cut Boutique, from #Sarajevo Film Festival# and the Balkan Documentary Center, and supported by Creative Europe Media, have announced 5 projects for...

Dokufest unveils full competition slate for 2020 online festival; unveils new TRUTH competition

The 19th edition of Kosovo's #DokuFest has announced its full competition slate of documentaries to feature at the 2020 online-only festival. Running 7 -...

Transilvania International Film Festival brings generous documentary selection to centerpiece programme, Romanian Days

As the country's oldest and largest international film festival, the 2020 Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) will again highlight the best of Romania's filmmaking...

The Institute of Documentary Film launches new programme for documentary series, East Doc Series

East Doc Series is a new Doc-Series programme launched by the Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) focused on consultations and networking, connecting three European...

Transilvania International Film Festival announces 10 non-fiction «Whats Up, Doc?» 2020 selections

After an initial postponement due to COVID-19, the 2020 Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) has been re-scheduled, with a fine selection of documentary films...

REVIEW

Aswang

DRUGS: Since the election of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte, a collection of evil spirits have been appearing on the streets of Manila. [Director Alyx Ayn Arumpac]

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Woman

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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]

Irradiated

CONFLICT: Acclaimed Cambodian director Rithy Panh takes viewers on a compelling disturbing and artistic study of the corrosive power of evil in human existence. [Director Rithy Panh]

Mayor

PALESTINE: A surprisingly cinematic fly-on-the-wall view of the daily life - and epic struggles - of the Christian mayor of Ramallah. [Director David Osit]

My Favorite War

CONTROL: An animated coming of age story about escape from authoritarian brainwash. [Director Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen]

Fat Front

IDENTITY A Scandinavian doc making a bid to renegotiate fatness. [Director Louise Unmack Kjeldsen, Louise Detlefsen]

Stop Filming Us!

AFRICA: A Dutch filmmaker looks to dissect the mechanisms underpinning the dominance of Western perspectives of the Congo and the African continent. [Director Joris Postema]

American Trial: The Eric Garner Story

RACISM: A superb experimental documentary about a trial that never was. [Director Roee Messinger]

The Walrus and the Whistleblower

ANIMAL RIGHTS: The plot to steal a walrus is at the heart of a Canadian whistleblower's attempt to end marine mammal captivity. [Director Nathalie Bibeau]

Almost Human

TECHNOLOGY: The interference between robots, artificial intelligence, and human beings. [Director Jeppe Rønde]

Altered States of Consciousness

HEALTH: A journey into the universe of Autism [Director Piotr Stasik]

Father Boniecki

FAITH: An intimate portrait of a man torn between his faith and concern about the contemporary Church. [Director Aleksandra Potoczek]

The Hypnotist

CONTROL: Intersecting power, truth, and myth through Finnish hypnotist Olavi Hakasalo. [Director Arthur Franck]

Last Knights of the Right Side

NATIONALISM: A 6-month documentation of Łódź right-wing National-Radical Camp activity. [Director Michał Edelman]

Where are we going now?

VIEWS: Is globalisation an evil that should now be fought? No, it's more nuanced. We who have an international orientation look with fear at how international cooperation is now weakening with the pandemic.

Cannes Docs – Marché du Film & CPH:DOX on «Documentary Production now – and beyond!»

CANNES DOCS: Cannes Docs - Marché du Film & CPH:DOX provide the informative panel discussion «Documentary Production now - and beyond!»

What’s happening to our planet?

ECOLOGY: How a massively popular nature TV series can help the world

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.

Filmmaking and real life

FILMMAKING: Tony Stark's practical and accessible guide to creating non-fiction content for television, online or social media.

On contemporary media ecology

MEDIA: A short but important book that everybody needs to read

The magic of documentary filmmaking

CINEMA: Some of the most talented documentary directors from around the world offer perspective on their approach to filmmaking.

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.

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