ModernTimes.review – the new European Documentary Review – features around 700 articles on the documentary community. As a starting point, most of our pre-2015 articles are taken from EDN’s DOX magazine (1997-2014: reviews, festival reports, interviews and film making issues). Truls Lie edited the DOX for EDN publication from 2009-13, succeeded by Vibeke Bryld, his former co-editor, till it folded in 2014.
From that date onwards, the articles featured are based on published pieces from the Norwegian monthly newspaper NY TID (30.000 copies per month). NY TID is a kind of
Oslo Review of Docs and Books. The network (organisation) is non-profit with a really low budget – so please support us by spreading the word!
Our editorial line is mainly based on the Norwegian newspaper’s cosmopolitan and ethical-political attitude with a threefold focus (C-C-E):
1. Conflicts: criticism of military operations, weapon industry and supporting peace movements activism and work. (Direct use of power)
2. Control: criticism of surveillance, big data, intelligence, finance/capitalism, new technologies and future scenarios. (Indirect use of power)
3. Ecology: support of eco-anarchism, different modern existential matters for humans, philosophy, better climate, nutrition, philosophy and life quality. (The more positive part :))
Modern Times’ ten resident critics will be familiar as previous contributors to the old DOX magazine. These include such as Bernard Dichek, Willemien Sanders, Özge Calafato and Thomas Logorechi, in addition, we will also feature NY TID’s Norwegian critics including Hilde Susan Jaegtnes, Aleksander Huser, Live Danielsen and Endre Eidsaa Larsen.
Truls Lie, editor-in-chief
Assistant editor Katrin Magnussen is a native English speaker, and handles translations/text editing.
Marija Zdravković in Belgrade is our editorial assistant, working with, and maintaining, our extensive archive.
We will also establish a roster of international co-editors, such as:
Mohammadresa Farzad in Tehran.
The first new magazine came out now in March 2017, launched at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen and Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm. It will be available on newsstands in some of Europe’s major cities.
There is two issues every year, spring and fall.
Why not try out the Modern Times Review search facility and see if you or your work feature in our magazine? And please – do publish the link on Facebook, and like us so as many people as possible can find out about our magazine.
This is just the start – more to follow!
Truls Lie, editor