REVIEW

Totally Under Control

CORONOAVIRUS: After 200,000 deaths and staggering economic losses, Alex Gibney & co. look into the Trump administration's disastrous response to COVID-19. [Director Alex Gibney, Ophelia Harutyunyan, Suzanne Hillinger]

62nd Nordische Filmtage Lübeck shifts entirely online with 140 films available

As the 62nd #Nordische Filmtage Lübeck# shifts online, over 140 films from northern Europe, the Baltic Rim, and northern Germany will be available for...

IDFA announces final titles for 2020 edition

With less than a month from the 33rd edition of #IDFA, the festival has announced opening film, as well as the Feature-Length, First Appearance,...

Astra Film Festival concludes online session; Denmark’s Long Live Love gains top award

Following Romania's #Astra Film Festival# Open Air in mid-September, its online session and competitions have now closed. Running from 16-25 October and featuring the...

Pitch the Doc secures new round of Creative Media funding; expands industry initiatives

Having secured another round of funding via Creative Europe Media in the uncertain times that is COVID-19, Pitch The Doc expands its web-based platform for continuous documentary promotion. Launched in...

IDFA announces first competition films; Luminous, Frontlight, IDFA on Stage

The International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has announced 90 films and performances across competition and non-competition programmes. The Dutch, short, student, and young audience...

Nordische Filmtage Lübeck announces complete documentary programme for 62nd festival of Nordic and Baltic cinema

The documentary programme at the 62nd Nordische Filmtage Lübeck depicts the convoluted paths to happiness and surprising insights we gain along the way. The...

REVIEW

Once Upon a Time in Poland

RELIGION: The entertaining and self-reflecting Czech film crew embark on a surrealistic road movie to unveil the wickedness behind the facade of the Catholic Church in Poland. [Director Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda]

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]

Children

CONFLICT: At the time this film was made there were over four hundred children under the age of sixteen held in Israeli prisons, an alarming fact - as is the recognition someone is engaging them to become front-line warriors. [Director Ada Ushpiz]

Refugees Are Welcome Here

MIGRANTS: Encounters with volunteers and clashes with state forces and right-wing citizens pepper the uncertain future of the refugees. [Director Tomáš Rafa]

Rift Finfinnee

URBANISATION: As Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa develops and expands, so do the rifts amongst its citizens. [Director Daniel Kötter]

Antigone - How Dare We!

PHILOSOPHY: Drawing from The Triple Life of Antigone by Slavoj Žižek, this film reflects on today’s environmental and political «chaos». [Director Jani Sever]

A New Shift

LABOUR: Miners trained for the manual skills of the 20th century come up against 21st-century realities when their pit closes. [Director Jindřich Andrš]

Atomkraft Forever

NUCLEAR Carsten Rau´s documentary Atomkraft Forever navigates where Germany is in its relationship to nuclear energy. [Director Carsten Rau]

A Black Jesus

PREJUDICE: In one Sicilian town, anti-migrant sentiment juxtaposes with its centuries-long worshipping of a statue depicting a black Jesus. [Director Luca Lucchesi]

Forensickness

INTERNET: A frightening look into the world of conspiracy theories and the relativity of knowledge on the computer screen [Director Chloé Galibert-Laîné]

Truth or Consequences

POST MODERNITY: In the shadow of the world's first commercial Spaceport, Truth or Consequences weaves the past into the present and our possible future. [Director Hannah Jayanti]

Lamentations of Judas

COLONIALISM: Hung on the cross of history: pain and regret stalk veterans of a controversial South African military unit in Boris Gerrets' biblically-structured Lamentations of Judas. [Director Boris Gerrets]

Downstream to Kinshasa

CONGO: Honouring survivors of his Congo's 2000 «Six Day War» seeking acknowledgment or financial compensation for their pains. [Director Dieudo Hamadi]

The Campaign Against the Climate

ENVIRONMENT: A masterful confrontation with the deceptions and self-deceptions of central climate deniers – and the sinister consequences of their successful campaigns. [Director Mads Ellesøe]

The new anarchists

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

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

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

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.

Conversations behind the movie camera

CINEMA: Through long-form conversations, Pamela Cohn offers a global collection of discussions on film and video as an essential medium for conveying the world's most urgent concerns.

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