More than 800 reviews/views now on documentaries and society, from this new European Documentary Magazine (from 1997 up till today).

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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.

The energy revolution

TRUE DEFINITION OF A REVOLUTION: It is imperative to rouse people to take control of the issue themselves – if we want Earth to survive, says Carl-A. Fechner.

Alarming but hopeful future of the planet Earth

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and possible solutions.

Are insects the new meat?

The insects we once regarded with disgust are now being touted as the solution to the world’s food shortages. Can insects really save the world?

Why Submit Ourselves?

Why submit ourselves?  Stefan Jarl asks in the documentary The Subjection. Why do we accept a life surrounded by danger – unnecessary hazards, which exist because someone profits from them?

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Artificial intelligence

The Danger of Globalisation


Why Cash?

A loveless technology

Invisible Hands

Invisible Hands is committed to the ideology of the free market, but can this myth ever become reality?

An Adventurer of The Inner World

Director Corinna Belz goes on an exclusive house visit to Peter Handke.

The Ideal Society Cannot Be Staged

A reality TV show aims to create an utopian society, but instead becomes a dystopian experience for its participants

A Tasteless Portrait of a Cannibal?

Caniba is a disturbingly close, yet distant portrait of the famous Japanese cannibal Issei Sagawa.

The Myth of Sisyphus Put into Practice

In this portrait of a coal worker in Congo, hopelessness meets an indomitable will.

The Medicated Generation: Controlling Feelings and Thoughts

The pharmaceutical industry paves the way for the society of the future, in which tens of thousands of deaths are considered just a side effect.

The Way One American Sees It

Cíntia Gil

Marek Hovorka


Leena Pasanen

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Seminars / debates

Sudan – a debate

What is the situation in today's SUDAN? Screening of The Longest Kiss (74min), followed by a panel debate with the Canadian director Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque and...


Here you can watch our last event in full-length online – about the dictatorship in Ethiopia, with video material disclosing suppression, land grabbing and...

Syria – Return to Homs [debate]

Filmmaker Orwa Nyrabia together with debattants in Oslo, regading the premiere of Return to Homs     Se film: Also: – Cecilie Hellestveit, senior adviser at ILPI – Middle East expert Kai...


Day and Night in Ukraine: two short discoveries

Two of the most distinctive and notable of the premieres at Rotterdam, concerned Ukraine. One xx and the other urban to its very core.


Netflix is an American entertainment company founded by Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph on August 29, 1997, in Scotts Valley, California.

IDA Awards


Revolution and Power

OCTOBER 1917: What can books and films tell us about the 1917 revolutions?

Communism: Beyond Images of Ideology

COMMUNISM (1917–): This year’s retrospective programme at DOK Leipzig is comprised of films of different geographical origins that rotate around some key terms in the history of communism.

The Sirens

As I watched Crispin Gurholt’s film The Sirens for the first time, it struck me how fast the role play of political theatre may change.
The screening of Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt was followed by a panel debate.
The background for this interview were six, quite insistent, emails from the Israel Embassy in Norway, to end their Modern Times subscription, and have the remaining amount refunded. This led me to believe that the Embassy did not want to read the criticism directed at Israel in our columns. I wrote a Facebook comment about this; hinting at this totalitarian attitude, evident in completely ignoring all forms of criticism.

A talk with Joachim Trier

The Norwegian film director Joachim Trier