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    SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC: Director of Strategy & Development Mathieu Béjot on the La Rochelle market's 32nd edition.
    ACTIVISM: Far Eastern Golgotha (dir: Julia Sergina) A rough but cheerful taxi driver and vlogger becomes an unlikely dissident in Russia’s eastern corner.
    SLEEP: The Wakeful Sleeper (dir: Boris Van der Avoort) A private investigation into insomnia leads to wider questions about humanity's place in the world.
    FAMILY: Children of the Enemy (dir: Gorki Glaser-Müller) After the death of his ISIS bride daughter, one man struggles to then free his multiple grandchildren from a Syrian prison camp.
    BELARUS: Walls (dir: Andrei Kutsila) An insight into the emotions and psychology of Belarusian society, as uncertainty give way to anger.
    MIGRANTS: The Wire (dir: Tiha K. Gudac) Refugee deterrent border fences add to the already complicated relationship between the Croats and Slovenians of the Kupa region.
    CONTROL: What the Eye Doesn’t See (dir: Pierre Hujoel, …) The Léa Rogliano and Pierre Hujoel Documentary What the Eye Doesn’t See is an inspiring work for extensive reflections.
    TECHNOLOGY: In Silico (dir: Noah Hutton) The 10-year quest to emulate the human brain, and the characters, ambitions, and egos leading the way.
    DRUGS: The Crime of the Century (dir: Alex Gibney) From Big Pharma to Big Government, Alex Gibney explores the causes of the American opioid epidemic.
    SURVEILLANCE: All Light, Everywhere (dir: Theo Anthony) In the new golden age of surveillance, the blind spots are all around us.
    JOURNALISM: Writing With Fire (dir: Sushmit Ghosh, …) In a saturated media landscape dominated by men, India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women redefines what it means to be powerful.
    The Mole Agent-Maite Alberdi

    The years to come

    SOCIETY: Maite Alberdi's film cleverly touches on a delicate theme and invites us with compassion and tenderness to reflect on isolation, the rigours of patriarchal society, and the organisation of work and family.
    Her Mothers-documentary-featured

    At home in another Europe

    CONTROL: In increasingly authoritarian Hungary, two women face several hardships in their adoption of a young Roma child.
    Slow News-documentary-featured

    Information crises – a way of no return

    JOURNALISM: When democracy bases start to vanish.
    Woman-documentary-featured

    Women of the world – united on film

    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.
    Caught in the Net-MTR-featured

    Playing in the online dark

    ABUSE: In a radical psychosocial experiment, the scope of online child abuse in the Czech Republic is uncovered.
    exemplary behaviour-featured

    Elegy for the imprisoned

    REHABILITATION: In viewing Vilnius prisoners serving life sentences, Exemplary Behaviour examines the paradox between justice and forgiveness.
    International filmmaking community calls for immediate release of Myanmar filmmaker Ma Aient The International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk and its founding institutions, the European Film Academy (EFA), #IDFA and #IFFR, and other festivals and film...
    B2B Doc Launch Pad Pitching sees 12 film projects pitched representing the Baltic and Black Sea region On 4 June 2021, the Baltic to Black Sea Documentary Network (B2B Doc) welcomed 25 filmmakers to Kyiv's 50th Molodist International Film Festival for...
    Krakow Film Festival 2021: The complete winners The awards ceremony of the 61st Krakow Film Festival provided Tomasz Wysokiński's Walk With Angels with its the highest award – the Golden Hobby-Horse....
    Docaviv releases full programme for 23rd edition The 23rd edition of #Docaviv, taking place from 1 - 10 July, will present 116 documentaries, of which 31 world premieres, along with industry...
    B2B Doc hosts afternoon of documentary discussion at 50th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival Modern Times Review is currently in Kyiv for the 50th Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival where The Baltic 2 Black Sea Documentary Network (B2B...
    Ex Oriente Film brings first 2021 session to Sunny Side of the Doc The first session of The Institute of Documentary Film's Ex Oriente Film 2021 workshop will take place at Sunny Side of the Doc online...
    Krakow Film Festival announces 61st jury members The 61st edition of the Krakow Film Festival has announced its juries. Each jury is made up of filmmakers from around the world, representatives...
    Krakow Film Festival announces 5 non-competing «World Stories» selections Krakow Film Festival's «World Stories» attracts moviegoers fascinated by distant cultures, extraordinary places and extraordinary stories. One of the films, Life in a Day 2020,...
    EDITORIAL: The new anarchists Can a film director combine both freedom and solidarity?
    KRAKOW FILM FESTIVAL: «We are very happy to come back to the natural festival’s environment» Head of Programme's Barbara Orlicz-Szczypuła on the festival's 61st edition.
    GUNS: Unusual perspectives on stigmatised subjects: Interview with Frida and Lasse Barkfors Jan Kinzl speaks with Frida and Lasse Barkfors on the third part of their social stigma trilogy, Raising a School Shooter.
    AFRICAN FILM: Youth, migration, and documentary decolonisation Don Edkins and Tiny Mugwe discuss the Generation Africa project.
    DOK.FEST MüNCHEN: «Returning directly to the past has no future» Deputy Festival Director Artistic Director Adele Kohout and Programme Selection member Monika Haas on the festival's 36th edition.
    TAIWAN: The new tendencies of Taiwanese documentary
    A creative mixture of documentary, animation, and experimental approaches, offers a spectrum of contemporary Taiwan’s lived realities.
    CPH:DOX: Change Makers: important topics, varying quality
    The non-competitive «Change Makers» section presented critical works provoking a wave of necessary discussions in society.
    HEALTHCARE: The Care Crisis (auth: Emma Dowling) Is reinstalling empathy the only fix to society's current crisis of caring.
    GENRE: The Process Genre. Cinema and the Aesthetic of Labor (auth: Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky) In a deliciously written book, Salomé Aguilera Skvirsky delineates, dissects, and names a visual genre we are all familiar with but have not yet learned to appreciate its full potential and implications.
    GENDER: Good Wife, Wise Mother (auth: Anne-Stine Johnsbråten) An exclusive insight into the different roles Japanese women play in society.
    ART: Conflictual Aesthetics: Artistic Activism and the Public Sphere (auth: Oliver Marchart) Though many of today's patrons use art as a giant advertising pillar, what can art still do when politicians lie?
    MEDIA: The Media Manifesto (auth: Justin Schlosberg, …) Profiling, information control, behavior-regulating nudges and the sale of personal data should prove to be the reality, rather than the realisation of the internet as a publicist network.
    LATE MODERNITY: The Uncontrollability of the World (auth: Hartmut Rosa) People today are gaining more and more control over their surroundings – but are losing touch with the world. Where is the limit for measurements, quality assurances, quantifications and bureaucratic routines?
    COVID-19: Everything Must Change!: The World after Covid-19 (auth: Renata Avila, …) A gathering of influential voices from around the world to weigh in on the progressive possibilities in the wake of COVID-19.
    DOK.REVUE: Women on Women (auth: Barbora Baronová) A reflection on women documentarians inspired by Barbora Baronová’s book Women on Women.
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