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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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An identity struggle that never ended

Srbenka (2018) gives an insight to the current life and war memories among the Serbian minority in Croatia. The film is a skilful metatheatre that involves both the troupe’s acting and sense of self as they work on their own memories.

Digging up the genetic past

In Genesis 2.0 we follow Siberian tusk hunters uncovering animal bodies from the Siberian permafrost. If only one living cell could be recovered – the artificial reconstruction of a living mammoth would become possible.

Madness as seen from the inside

Damian Nenadić’s first feature length documentary is a raw revelation of psychiatric illness in Croatia, using footage shot solely by the protagonists themselves.

The cultural revolution revisited

Tensions rise and tears are shed while we follow young Chinese actors trained as Mao Zedong’s Red Guards reliving the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

«Someone should see this»

In her personal portrayal of living a life with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or «ME», director Jennifer Brea discloses the public aspect of her private, passive condition and shows how her suffering is a matter of long-standing power relations.

From the old to the new economic world order

By portraying two entirely different Finish family enterprises, Entrepreneur gives an insight into new ways of doing business – with and without meat.

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Festivals

Raising women’s voices

Turkey's women's festival may be a drop in the ocean of the poisoned patriarchy that pollutes the world, but its part of a current that is growing in power, pace and spread.

On the edges of Sundance 2018

There’s more that goes on at the Sundance festival beyond traditionally formatted film - this year VR was the biggest buzzword.

Focus Serbia: Fractions of history and the global area

Serbian cinema takes a leap onto the world stage with the programme presented at the international film festival Visions du Réel’s Focus Serbia.

Windows of American culture

RBG and Minding the Gap are American testimonies of truth and power from both a public and personal point of view.

The many ways to power

The Jihlava Doc Festival of 2017 was focussed on political film. Several films took on the theme of state leaders and the election processes that led to their victory.
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OSLO: Thor Halvorssen has long been deemed a suspicious liberalist. We interviewed him about dictatorships, his native Venezuela, anarchism and meritocracy – so that you can judge for yourself.
To be a director: Raoul Peck’s films I Am Not Your Negro and The Young Karl Marx were both neigh on impossible to catch a glimpse of at the Berlinale.

The Sirens

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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.
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The screening of Vita Activa: The Spirit of Hannah Arendt was followed by a panel debate.

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