REVIEW

The Delta of Bucharest

COMMUNISM: The extensive history of Bucharest's Văcăreşti Nature Park has endured many iterations, from monastery to prison to the world's largest urban Delta. [Director Eva Pervolovici]

Docaviv reveals full 2020 lineup; adds new competition ‘Beyond the Screen’

The 22nd #Docaviv documentary festival has announced 115 films for its 2020 hybrid edition running 3 - 12 September. Films will feature online as...

The 2nd MakeCoProDox Forum kicks off with pitching and funding workshops; 10 projects selected

The second edition of the MakeCoProDox Forum has already kicked off 5 August where 7 regional funds (Slovenian Film Centre, North Macedonia Film Agency,...

Documentary Campus curates multiple CineLink Talks for 26th Sarajevo Film Festival

In collaboration with #Documentary Campus# and Screen International, #Sarajevo Film Festival# has announced its full CineLink Talks programme. As part of its CineLink Industry Days...

With Human Rights Day and Dealing With The Past programme, 26th Sarajevo Film Festival adds new documentaries

The 26th #Sarajevo Film Festival#, taking place in hybrid form 14 - 21 August, has added new documentaries to the 2020 programme. Coming by...

Sarajevo Film Festival to feature 16 features as part of 2020 documentary programme

The 26th #Saravejo Film Festival# is amongst the only 2020 film festival's putting forth a physical edition. From 14 - 21 August, 49 films...

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...

REVIEW

Her Mothers

CONTROL: In increasingly authoritarian Hungary, two women face several hardships in their adoption of a young Roma child. [Director Asia Dér, Sári Haragonics]

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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]

Dark Suns

DRUG WAR: Trapped within an abjectly corrupt architecture of power, many Mexicans are subject to the collusion between organised crime and state institutions in a deadly concert of terror. [Director Julien Elie]
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Dark Suns

DRUG WAR: A respectful and sensitive dedication Mexico’s dead and missing. [Director Julien Elie]
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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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Heimat is a Space in Time

GERMANY: Thomas Heise voyages into mental and emotional fractures [Director Thomas Heise]
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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]

Wood

CAPITALISM: The undercover work of Washington DC-based Environmental Investigation Agency shines a light into the murky and murderous world of illegal logging around the globe. [Director Monica Lăzurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, Ebba Sinzinger]

Influence

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

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]

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]

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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