Toxic travels

CAPITALISM: How safe is the air we breathe on commercial airline flights?

DocPoint Helsinki celebrates 20th anniversary with 70+ films; new competition sections

Celebrating its 20th anniversary between 29 January and 7 February 2021, #DocPoint - Helsinki Documentary Film Festival will showcase over 70 films representing 38...

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival spotlights podcasts with new festival section

Following the likes of #Tribeca and #SXSW, the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival is one of the first to explore the world of podcasts in a...

23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival splits across two primary dates

This year's 23rd edition of the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will take place across two primary dates with special screenings between. From 4 - 14 March...

36th IDA Documentary Awards: The complete winners

This week, the International Documentary Association (IDA) handed out their annual awards for achievement in non-fiction storytelling. On 16 January, 2021, IDA presented a...

Cinéma du réel previews 43rd festival

The 43rd edition of Cinéma du réel, held 12 - 21 March 2021, forges ahead with its programme, regardless of the health situation in...

FIFDH announces «Filming for Human Rights» webinar as part of 2021 Impact Day public programme

For 2021, the first part of #FIFDH Impact Lab, held online on 27 January, from 15:00 - 18:30 (CET), features the webinar «Filming for...

Proud to be an American

POLITICS: Touching on almost every aspect of life, Frederick Wiseman's latest opus illustrates all ways a local city administration can engage in civil discourse with its citizens.

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.

The cartel drafts and corpse diggers of Mexico’s reluctant armies

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.

The nightmare in Mexico

DRUG WAR: A respectful and sensitive dedication Mexico’s dead and missing.

A personal account of Aleppo’s destiny

SYRIA: A painful documentary infused with the occasional breath of poetry and beauty from Aleppo.

On the extraordinary achievements of an ordinary man

LANGUAGE: Through one man's extensive travels and research over a 25-year span, a comparative study of 4 Indian languages is created.

Anatomy of a resistance struggle

LABOUR: A long period of de-industrialisation gives way to a decaying landscape through the decline of a mining community.

When values clash

FAMILY: The daughter of a secular father and a devout mother tells the story reflective of the political events leading to the 1979 Iranian Revolution.

The death of democracy by a thousand cuts

JOURNALISM: A vivid portrait of tenacious Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, founder of the Duterte-critical Rappler.com.

Jammed

PRISON: Light is shed on the failure of Chile's prison system as 81 inmates burn to death while their families remain behind locked gates.

Under the skin

RACISM: Systematic, legalized racism has defined Brazil as a country for centuries with recent legal changes doing little to change the picture

The killing joke

NORTH KOREA: After the mysterious murder of North Korean royal family member Kim Jong-nam, two women go on trial. But are they criminal assassins or political pawns?

A saviour complex

HOLOCAUST: Starting in Auschwitz and ending in Austria decades later, Love, It Was Not is the tragic story between prisoner and captor.

It comes right from the belly

DOK:REVUE: In this personal essay, a Danish sound designer Peter Albrechtsen remembers one of the world's greatest and most unique modern film composers, Jóhann Jóhannsson. This article was written in 2018, shortly after Jóhannsson´s death, but has never been published.

Everything we love is transient, fleeting, temporary

ESSAY: It is our self-understanding that is at stake today. With their aggressive, partly inflated subjects, Western technologists, economists, and artists have for centuries seen themselves above nature. In the ecosystem, man is in nature, he is a part of nature, on which he is completely dependent. Can we protect biotopes, habitats, rivers, lakes, soils, oceans and commons? This essay looks at five books examining the ecosystem.

DOK Leipzig 2020: «Naked Truths – Intimacy in Documentary Film»

DOK LEIPZIG: DOK Leipzig provided the informative panel discussion «Naked Truths - Intimacy in Documentary Film».

The new anarchists

EDITORIAL: Can a film director combine both freedom and solidarity?

There’s more than one feminism

DOK.REVUE: A reflection on women documentarians inspired by Barbora Baronová’s book Women on Women.

Documentary for social change

SOCIAL CHANGE: Essential reading for all who want to better understand what makes our time the documentary golden age

Words matter

TRUMPISM: A guide to understanding, resisting, and recovering from the tumultuous Donald Trump presidency.

Is there something after the collapse?

SOCIETY: Thoughts on post-collapse societies and ecosocial transition.

Documentary as an ecological system

CINEMA: A glimpse into the ever-evolving way in which documentaries investigate, engage with, and interrogate the world.

Russia without Putin

RUSSIA: Putin will leave the Kremlin one day - but don't expect that to change things, argues Tony Wood in his well-researched thesis on power and continuity in today's Russia.

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

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