The Norwegian film director Joachim Trier
Interview made by Truls Lie. The Israeli filmmaker Eyal Sivan talks about his films on Israel, and other projects like what he did with Jean-Luc Godard.
Has Sigurd Falkenberg Mikkelsen from the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation NRK ever really been able to feel the fear of the vulnerable, or the violence of war? In connection with his new book, we speak with him about the rough reality of the Middle East, the value of journalism and what travels like these do to a person.
The Day the Sun Fell describes the consequences of the nuclear bomb in Japan, as told through the film maker’s own family history. A national trauma which remains connected with stigmatising and lack of knowledge in the Land of the Rising Sun.
DocAgora events promise to be at the forefront when it comes to talking about the digital future of documentaries
There is this general perception that you are either a journalist OR a film director. But what if you do not feel comfortable in either role?
"Route 181: Fragments of a Journey in Palestine-Israel", by Michel Khleifi and Eyal Sivan, had its US premiere at the San Francisco International Film Festival. The film had two sold-out screenings, one in Berkeley at the Pacific Film Archive and one in San Francisco at the AMC Kabuki Theater, where the majority of the festival screenings took place. Freelance writer Chuleenan Svetvilas interviewed the filmmakers after the Saturday afternoon screening of the four-and-a-half hour film in San Francisco.
The Israeli filmmaker, Eyal Sivan, prefers to make films about perpetrators, rather than victims. In his most recent film, Common State, he advocates a one-state solution for Israel. DOX met him in Thessaloniki.
Pamela Cohn was introduced to the documentary workshop initiative EurasiaDOC when visiting Perm, the easternmost city of Europe.
Helena Trestikova’s work epitomises the innovative role of long-term filmmaking, and the inextricable link between big and little histories.