The «Revolt of Dignity»

    MIGRANTS: Returning to the origins of the gospel and staging it as a passion play for the rights of migrants.

    Belarus: the never-ending story

    CONTROL: The brave and peaceful resistance from an underground theatre before and during the Belarusian presidential election protests.

    The limits of artificial intelligence

    AI: The fallout from MIT Media Lab researcher Joy Buolamwini’s discovery that facial recognition does not see dark-skinned faces accurately.

    Manual for military occupation

    ISRAEL: An insight into how a foreign occupation works and the logic behind it.

    Left in the mud

    CORRUPTION: Political turmoil and ecological catastrophe come together in Venezuela's existential fight for survival.

    The world could have been different now

    IRAN: Hidden for decades, never seen before archive material leads to explosive revelations about the overthrow of the Iranian government.

    doclisboa announces March online programme «Where I’m Coming From, Where I’m Going To»

    From March 11th to 17th, #doclisboa will present 7 more films from there «Where I’m Coming From, Where I’m Going To». The programme's theme...

    21 projects selected for Doc Lab Poland 2021

    As part of the KFF Industry, 21 projects have been selected for DOC LAB POLAND 2021. Organized by the Wladyslaw Slesicki Film Foundation, many...

    CPH:DOX announces climate-changed focused opening film: CPH:FORUM selections

    Taking place 21 April through 2 May 2021, #CPH:DOX has announced its opening film, as well as CPH:FORUM projects. Kicking things off for the Copenhagen...

    IDFA Bertha Fund announces first selections of 2021

    10 documentary projects have been selected for the 2021 #IDFA Bertha Fund (IDF). The films cover all of the IDF regions - #Africa, #Asia,...

    23rd Thessaloniki Documentary festival set to kick off first session 4 March

    From 4 to 14 March, 2021, the 23rd Thessaloniki Documentary Festival will go online presenting 50 documentaries across its digital platform (for Greek audiences)....

    FIFDH gears up full programme for 19th edition

    Between 5 - 14 March, a restructured International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH) will take place. The largest such festival in...

    The new anarchists

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

    «We are simply looking for good films»

    INTERVIEW: Andrea Prenghyová, Project Director of dok.incubator, speaks with Modern Times Review on the 2021 workshop.

    Karel Vachek: Films just have to make you laugh!

    Director Karel Vachek just died, so we publish this interview. Fifty years after Prague Spring and thirty years after the Velvet Revolution, he looked back on the evolution of our society and predicts a transformation to direct democracy.

    The art of disappearing

    PHILOSOPHY: Our editor Truls Lie has interviewed Jean Baudrillard earlier in Oslo – and since a lot have asked for access, we have republished it and a video here.

    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.

    At home in another Europe

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

    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.

    Playing in the online dark

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

    Towards a paradigm shift in Norwegian drug policy

    DRUGS: Perhaps it is the opponents of Norways's drug reform who should watch The Winds of Change, which follows three activists from the Association for Human Drug Policy.

    Death in Istanbul

    CONTROL: In October 2018, Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and never came out, leaving his fiancée and an international community of dissidents to piece together clues to his murder.

    The trauma mapped on a nation-state’s skin

    TRAUMA: An unorthodox documentary on the exceptional journey of one of Serbia's first female partisans, who helped lead the resistance in Auschwitz.

    Ruled by the blindspots

    PERCEPTION: When an image speaks, who does it speak for?

    Paradise lost

    ENVIRONMENT: A single man wields enough power to uproot the living artifacts of his country’s collective history and memory.

    Russia’s war with its own people

    RUSSIA: Two films look into the appeal and threat of Western favorite Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.

    Toxic travels

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

    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.

    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.

    Anatomía de una lucha de resistencia

    LABOUR: Un largo período de desindustrialización da paso a un paisaje en descomposición debido al declive de una comunidad minera.

    A liberal left?

    ACCELERATIONISM: Several thinkers believe it is possible for a rather complacent left to carve out a better and freer future through capitalism and technology.

    Sundance 2021: Two award winning documentaries show us what courage looks like

    Sundance: We look at two Sundance festival documentary winners and wonder, after his year’s (mostly) virtual festival may have set a standard for such post-pandemic events, what will stay and what will go?

    FIFDH Impact Day Lab shines spotlight on human rights filmmaking

    WEBINAR: The industry-focused aspect of the FIFDH programme saw a wide-ranging online event: «Filming For Human Rights»

    Gramsci’s Notebooks

    DOK:REVUE: Canadian Experimental filmmaker Mike Hoolboom on the importance of taking pictures.

    The relationship between art and the political

    ART: Though many of today's patrons use art as a giant advertising pillar, what can art still do when politicians lie?

    How far in advance do you have to know what you are looking for?

    MEDIA: 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.

    The control of society and the unruly

    LATE MODERNITY: 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?

    No one knows the future

    COVID-19: A gathering of influential voices from around the world to weigh in on the progressive possibilities in the wake of COVID-19.

    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

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