The Book of the Sea [dir: Aleksei Vakhrushev]

CLIMATE: Enriched with animated segments depicting the legends and culture of the Inuit and Chukchi people, The Book of the Sea reveals a side of Russia rarely seen.

Out of control

EDITORIAL: While states eagerly invest in autonomous weapons and employ drones more frequentl...
kiri dalena

Looking at the Philippines today: survey and resistance

PHILIPPINES: A retrospective of Kiri Dalena’s works at Oberhausen 2019...

The big censor is inside

DOCSBARCELONA: In cinematography freedom plays the main part. For Audrius Stony, it is more i...

MakeDox 2019

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«It is freedom of speech put in practice»

MAKEDOX: On a mission to share and promote creative documentary films and art, MakeDox celebrates its 10th edition.

The Journey – A Story of Love [dir: Fanny Bräuning]

HEALTH: A deeply intimate film, telling the story of a life together that has weathered all crises.
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Forman vs. Forman [dir: Helena Třeštíková]

CINEMA: There is a part of Miloš Forman in each of his films.

The Disappearance of My Mother [dir: Beniamino Barrese]

FEMINISIM: Once an iconic fashion model, now a radical feminist, Benedetta Barzini and son clash to capture her lasting image of liberation.

Swatted/Black Bus Stop [dir: Ismaël Joffroy Chandoutis, Kevin Jerome Everson, Claudrena Harold]

VIENNA SHORTS: Two short documentaries from Vienna Shorts representing two distinct sides of the modern human experience, one digital and one all too real.

Gods of Molenbeek [dir: Reetta Huhtanen]

CHILDHOOD: Aatos and Amine are deep thinkers, bright and curious. We follow the life of these two six-year-olds in Molenbeek – a multi-ethnic suburb in Brussels – discovering different ways of thinking about god(s) and pondering about life and its aftermath.

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Talking About Trees [dir: Suhaib Gasmelbari]

SUDAN: Exploring the importance of cinema for democracy.

Hydebank/Altasu [dir: Ross McClean, Eoin Wilson]

SDI: Executing contrasting styles, two films from the 2019 Scottish Documentary Institute «Bridging the Gap» program showcase SDI's admirable geographical balancing-act

Immortal [dir: Ksenia Okhapkina]

RUSSIA: Though the communist era may be over, the ideology of serving the motherland is still very much alive as an ideal for indoctrination.

Sakawa [dir: Ben Asamoah]

AFRICA: Sakawa uses beautiful portraiture to tell a story of Ghana’s enterprising young adults who hope to make a living by learning how to scam on the Internet.

Immortal [dir: Ksenia Okhapkina]

RUSSIA: The dreamlike beauty of Ksenia Okhapkina's concise film connects the subtle mechanisms of control in a former Gulag town.

Hysterical [dir: Paul Higbie and Seth Pompi]

COMEDY: Following two characters on the fringes of New York City's stand up circuit, Hysterical depicts personalities who may very well be more peculiar than their acts.
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Ghost Fleet [dir: Sharon Service & Jeffrey Waldron]

ECOLOGY: The human cost of fishing in South East Asia
The age of platforms
(Sad by Design: On Platform Nihilism)
MEDIA: Analyzing contemporary social media practices likes fake news, Geert Lovink looks toward a possible end to «platform nihilism».
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A midnight meeting with Kiri Dalena

OBERHAUSEN From Oberhausen 2019, we speak with The Philippines Kiri Dalena...

A human perspective

KRAKOW IFF: To open the viewer’s eye to problems and stories they never thought about....

The key point will be the distribution

DocsBarcelona: DocsBarcelona is growing. Festival director Joan Gonzàlez Herrero says that t...

They need to trigger emotion

Millennium Against Gravity: I am still waiting for a documentary version of House of Cards, s...

«Documentaries fill people’s need for featured reality»

DOK.fest München: MTR talks with the programmers at the DOK.fest München’s International ...
Adequate compensation for the loss?
(The Digital Plenitude: The Decline of Elite Culture and the Rise of New Media)
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MEDIA: Author Jay David Bolter provides a comprehensive description of contemporary digital culture where digital technologies facilitate and shape the creation of many diverse communities of participation.
The New Left’s cinematic revolt
(Enduring Images: A Future History of New Left Cinema )
CINEMA: Morgan Adamson’s Enduring Images brings the revolutionary cinema of the 1960s alive and reminds us of the necessity of battling the ruling representations.
In Extremis: A story about bravery, talent and betrayal
( In Extremis: The Life and Death of the War Correspondent Marie Colvin )
WAR REPORTER: Marie Colvin covered all the main conflicts of our time, always with the same aim: not only to bear witness, but to bring action.
Intelligent care for a world in disorder
( The Neganthropocene )
PHILOSOPHY: The central argument in The Neganthropocene is that the world is at risk of lapsing into a nihilistic state, as our failure to care for it becomes ever more manifest. But the challenge Stiegler takes upon himself is to show the way to an alternative anthropology.