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On conflicts/militarisation

Aleppo’s fall from the inside
[Aleppo’s Fall]

Aleppo’s Fall documents the conflict in Syria from the ground, and gets dangerously close to the dramatic events as the country’s capitol is about to fall.

Dehumanized nationalism
[When the war comes (Až přijde válka)]

When the war comes reveals not only the increasing threat we are facing from far-right groups, but also the vulnerability of our constitutional systems.

A female role model

A new year, new opportunities. 17 years ago, Charlotte Horton left the UK for Italy, where she’s devoted her time to restoring Potentino castle. We meet to discuss the ecological attitude to life, local traditions, democracy and micro-politics.

The age of consequences

A new hard-hitting documentary draws parallels between the climate crisis and worldwide social unrest.

The energy revolution
[Power To Change]

TRUE DEFINITION OF A REVOLUTION: It is imperative to rouse people to take control of the issue themselves – if we want Earth to survive, says Carl-A. Fechner.

Control

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From the editor

Visions du Reel: Dispossession and Anote’s Ark

Two films dissect the destructive forces wrought by capitalism on the world, and the commodification of all it has to offer. The land, livelihood and the history of humans and animals alike all serve as fodder for the grinding gears of the machine. Does this constitute an act of war?

Fresh perspectives from Oberhausen
[Beyond Cinema]

The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen offers an oasis of innovative, experimental and artistic film.

Women’s expression: Two shorts from the Berlinale

The thought provoking realities of Jayisha Patel’s shortfilm Circle, stands in stark contrast to the realities of the cotton-picking corner of Alabama – portrayed in Maris Curran's short While I Yet Live.

Raising women’s voices

Turkey's women's festival may be a drop in the ocean of the poisoned patriarchy that pollutes the world, but its part of a current that is growing in power, pace and spread.

On the edges of Sundance 2018

There’s more that goes on at the Sundance festival beyond traditionally formatted film - this year VR was the biggest buzzword.

Interviews

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