conflicts

International Conflicts – War, Peace activism, Violence, Weapons, Military-industrial complex

Werner Herzog: «Facts do not constitute the truth»

Acclaimed German film director Werner Herzog talks about his most recent film Meeting Gorbachev, while also warning against trying to articulate the truth in precise terms.

Theo Angelopoulos, the filmmaker of migration

In Letter to Theo, French director Élodie Lélu revisits Angelopoulos’ unfinished film, reminiscing on their collaborative work on the project that was in some ways prophetic of the present-day Greece.

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

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

The Cuban veteran for whom the Revolution lives on

As his country slowly moves past its communist decades, a Cuban veteran is stuck in the past.

Intimacy versus American convention

Between the two recent films depicting the Utøya massacre, Reconstructing Utøya is the one that succeeds.

How the toleration of crime can change everything

A film revealing the many faces of decades of organised crime in Southern Italy.

Day-to-day life amongst a pro-Russian battalion in Ukraine

Their Own Republic by Russian director Aliona Polunina caused quite a fury at this year‘s Doclisboa due to its pro-Russian stance. The documentary nonetheless offers an interesting insight into the side of the Ukrainian conflict rarely portrayed in western media.

Is it a crime to save lives?

Acting in the name of human rights has become a criminal act in France.

One of the greatest leaders of the 20th century

Meeting Gorbachev is an intimate and engaging portrait of the man who unwittingly prompted the collapse of the Soviet Union.

The death of (representative) politics

Two Italian women look back at a decade of representative politics fighting for women’s rights in the (post) Berlusconi era. Amused, dispirited, annoyed, and anguished they assess how much – or how little – they managed to change.
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