Change Makers: important topics, varying quality

    CPH:DOX: The non-competitive «Change Makers» section presented critical works provoking a wave of necessary discussions in society.
    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.
    CONFLICT: Soldiers (dir: Willem Konrad, …) As Germany switches its military apparatus more akin to the USA, it is those without opportunity and means frequently finding themselves on the frontlines.
    CONTROL: Heimatkunde - The Lasting Formation (dir: Christian Bäucker) Years after its fall, the remains of the GDR socialist education are pasted over, hidden, and forgotten.
    CONFLICT: Bad Nazi. Good Nazi (dir: Chanoch Ze'evi) The story of the Nazi officer responsible for saving Jews and Poles alike elicits a passionate debate and reflection in his German hometown
    ART: The Art of Inconsequentiality (dir: Jakob Brossmann, …) For the sake of our planet, how can society stimulate a counter narrative to hyper productivity?
    MIGRANTS: Arada (dir: Jonas Schaffter) Three Swiss deportees of Turkish descent must find their way in a land that is no longer home.
    MIGRANTS: The Last Shelter (dir: Ousmane Samassekou) The CPH:DOX winning documentary whispers migrant dreams and nightmares on the edge of the Sahara.
    AGEING: It Is Not Over Yet (dir: Louise Detlefsen) Inspired by the methods of Florence Nightingale, nurse May Bjerre Eiby looks to shift the way people with dementia are treated in the Danish healthcare system.
    FEMINISM: As I Want (dir: Samaher Alqadi) Following a string of sexual assaults, As I Want documents a burgeoning women’s rebellion.
    CPH:DOX 2021: The complete winners The winners of CPH:DOX 2021 six international competitions at CPH:DOX have announced with the Dox:Award going to Ousmane Samassekou's The Last Shelter. Besides the main...
    DOK.fest München announces full programme for 2021 @home edition The second edition of the all online DOK.fest München @home has just announced its full programme. From 5 to 23 May, 131 films representing...
    DocsBarcelona announces full 2021 programme The 2021 edition of #DocBarcelona takes place from 18 to 30 May in a hybrid format. Combining online screenings via Filmin and physical screenings...
    Dok.fest München announces guest country & homage retrospective Dok.fest München is set to take place online from 05 to 23 May. With its complete programme announcing very soon, the Munich based documentary...
    Visions du Réel 2021: The complete winners The Grand Jury Prize of Visions du Réel 2021 went to the American-Ethiopian-Qatari co-production Faya Dayi by Jessica Beshir. In addition, the film also...
    Movies that Matter 2021: The complete winners The Netherlands' Movies that Matter Festival has just announced its winners. The international film festival on #human rights# held 30 national and international premieres...
    Doclisboa returns to close its 18th edition with physical screenings After an extensive journey of readjustment, #doclisboa finally returns returns to Lisbon's Culturgest with the last screenings of its 18th edition. From 5 to 10...
    The Calvert Journal announces submission call for second film festival The Calvert Journal Film Festival has announced the opening of its call for submissions for its second edition. Filmmakers from across the New East...
    EDITORIAL: The new anarchists Can a film director combine both freedom and solidarity?
    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.
    VISIONS DU RéEL: «The festival still is a really big, powerful machine if you do it the right way» Artistic Director Emilie Bujès speaks with Modern Times Review about the festival's 52nd edition.
    INTERVIEW: «We are simply looking for good films» Andrea Prenghyová, Project Director of dok.incubator, speaks with Modern Times Review on the 2021 workshop.
    DOK.REVUE: Behold, if the river is turbulent he is not frightened
    Olaf Möller remembers Karel Vachek, who died in December 2020 at the age of 80
    DOK.REVUE: Shooting about Kundera
    Documentarian Miloslav Šmídmajer describes the process of making a documentary about Milan Kundera with the working title Milan Kundera: From the Joke to Insignificance.
    SOCIETY: The Mole Agent (dir: Maite Alberdi)
    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.
    CONTROL: Her Mothers (dir: Asia Dér, …)
    In increasingly authoritarian Hungary, two women face several hardships in their adoption of a young Roma child.
    JOURNALISM: Slow News (dir: Alberto Puliafito)
    When democracy bases start to vanish.
    SOCIETY: Woman (dir: Yann Arthus-Bertrand, …)
    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.
    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.
    SOCIAL CHANGE: Story Movements: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change (auth: Caty Borum Chattoo) Essential reading for all who want to better understand what makes our time the documentary golden age
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