Transilvania International Film Festival finalises documentary offerings for 20th edition

    Aside from the documentaries featured in its Romanian Days and Whats Up, Doc? programme, the 20th Transilvania International Film Festival (TIFF) has rounded out...
    BIOGRAPHY: The Fourth Window (dir: Yair Qedar) The dark side behind the international success story of Ams Oz, a symbol of the Israeli conscience and literary superstar
    FAMILY: Children of The Enemy (dir: Gorki Glaser-Müller) European governments still refuse to repatriate their state members, including their children
    LIFE: Echoes of the Invisible (dir: Steve Elkins) All things seen and unseen are connected despite a world of noise and division, even if on Earth’s most extreme environments.
    CAPITALISM: The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel (dir: Joel Bakan, …) Essential viewing for the coming global revolution.
    FASCISM: Our Beds Are Burning (dir: Igal Bursztyn) Since the beginnings of the 20th Century, fascist ideals have emerged from many places one may not expect.
    CONTROL: Users (dir: Natalia Almada) A dystopic visual essay reflecting on the filmmaker’s children’s future in a technological world.
    The Mole Agent-Maite Alberdi

    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.
    Her Mothers-documentary-featured

    At home in another Europe

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

    Information crises – a way of no return

    JOURNALISM: When democracy bases start to vanish.

    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.
    Caught in the Net-MTR-featured

    Playing in the online dark

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

    Elegy for the imprisoned

    REHABILITATION: In viewing Vilnius prisoners serving life sentences, Exemplary Behaviour examines the paradox between justice and forgiveness.
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    SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGIST: Freedom, equality and sisterhood With topics such as forced marriage, child marriage, rape, and honour killings, Professor Unni Wikan has studied people all her life, but not least – the Muslim. She has had to avoid that.
    CANNES DOCS: «We're born storytellers» International Film Initiative of Bangladesh President Samia Zaman speaks with Modern Times Review on documentary from Bangladesh and the 2021 Cannes Docs - Marché du Film South Asia Showcase.
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    TAIWAN: The new tendencies of Taiwanese documentary
    A creative mixture of documentary, animation, and experimental approaches, offers a spectrum of contemporary Taiwan’s lived realities.
    CPH:DOX: Change Makers: important topics, varying quality
    The non-competitive «Change Makers» section presented critical works provoking a wave of necessary discussions in society.
    HEALTHCARE: The Care Crisis (auth: Emma Dowling) Is reinstalling empathy the only fix to society's current crisis of caring.
    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.
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