Melita Zajc 11 POSTS
Melita Zajc is a media anthropologist and philosopher, combining practice, teaching and research in the field of communication, media studies and film theory. She is a regular contributor to Modern Times Review.

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The use of fiction to bring forth reality

«It’s the strangest kind of documentary where the main character was not real but everybody else was», says Eugene Richards about his new film Thy Kingdom Come.

What do you really know about Donbass? (Other than what you read in...

Loznitsa's journey through the Donbass region is composed of a series of crazy adventures in which the grotesque and the tragic merge.

The pioneer of long-term filmmaking

Helena Trestikova’s work epitomises the innovative role of long-term filmmaking, and the inextricable link between big and little histories.

Beyoncé and Jay-Z at the Louvre

The Carters' cry, «I can't believe we made it» is not just a plain, joyful celebration of their success – it is also an acknowledgment that beyond personal success, there are other victories to be won.

«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.

The untold story of ‘the red gold’

By using production of tomato paste as an example, The Empire of Red Gold gives an astonishing insight on the uncomforting workings of globalism, and the means of production that has up until now never been revealed.

Sexism and racism, hand in hand

A timely documentary about the horrific rape and compelling bravery of Recy Taylor.

Never seen before

Ceres depicts life on the farm for four children in a personal and political way.

A warning message to the enlightened consumer

«They tell me I can save the world… the orang-utans, the dolphins, the oceans, the rain forest, and even humankind–all I have to do is buy sustainable and fair products. But that’s a lie.» – Werner Boote, The Green Lie

Rising pressure in the family

Rok Bicek’s documentary explores the rising expectations of the family under the pressures of liberal capitalism.
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