Liberal and anarchist

On September 15th The Economist celebrated their 175th anniversary with a manifesto speaking out against the weakening of liberal values. Though the meaning of the concept liberal is notoriously unclear, there certainly is more to it than free markets and cynical neoliberalism.

Walls of fear
[The Border Fence]

The Border Fence draws out the anxieties and fears of a community in the grip of a shifting political landscape, provoking unavoidable parallels with an increasingly divisive Europe.

Low-budget distinction
[Please!, Host]

At the 2018 Transilvania International Film Festival, two low-budget Romanian documentaries stood out from the crowd.

Catastrophe in the face of beauty
[The Last Ice Hunters]

The Last Ice Hunters explores the much-maligned Inuit hunting cultures of the far north and their inevitable tragic extinction.

The killing soya mafia – Argentina’s lost soul
[A Journey to the Fumigated Towns]

Solanas' A Journey to the Fumigated Towns offers an inside view on the ongoing pollution and growing extermination of Argentina’s population caused by the soya industry.

No more heroes
[Electing Russia]

Electing Russia reflects a depressing picture of Kremlin opposition.

What was lost in the battle of Mosul
[Isis, Tomorrow]

The hard times in Mosul are not over. The city that lived three years under Isis is now faced with a destructed infrastructure – on both a physical and social level.

Emerging talents in Edinburgh
[I Don't Want to Call it home / Ululation]

Europe‘s longest running film festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, introduces fresh talents and new voices in this year‘s festival, reflecting the dazzling multi-cultural composition of Edinburgh in the 21st century.

Does the end justify the means?
[A River Below]

The power of science versus the power of television in the attempt to save the pink river dolphin.

Kicking against the pricks: two short documentaries from Melbourne
[House of JXN/Prisoner of Society]

In the non-fiction selection of this year‘s film festival in Melbourne, the standouts included two economic miniatures, which take a bold, empathetic and vivid approach to LGBTI subjects.

How the European community became a criminal coalition
[Eldorado]

Eldorado is a testament to the increased brutalisation of our human perception over the last decade.

Our future with bitcoin and blockchain

Bitcoin, blockchain and crypto: are they a hyped bubble set to burst or a liberating and solidary money system ready to challenge centralised state power and capitalist control?

Does the end justify the means?
[A River Below]

The power of science versus the power of television in the attempt to save the pink river dolphin.

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.

From the editor

Low-budget distinction
[Please!, Host]

At the 2018 Transilvania International Film Festival, two low-budget Romanian documentaries stood out from the crowd.

Emerging talents in Edinburgh
[I Don't Want to Call it home / Ululation]

Europe‘s longest running film festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, introduces fresh talents and new voices in this year‘s festival, reflecting the dazzling multi-cultural composition of Edinburgh in the 21st century.

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?

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Krzysztof Gierat


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