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BILL MORRISON: My films are not a conversation with the past

Bill Morrison is honored as one of the last “possessed” experimental filmmakers working with reviving the found-footage and non/fictional film material.

PIOTR STASIK: «When something is very difficult, magical things can happen.»

Piotr Stasik is a facinating, independent voice on the Polish film arena. We spoke to him on the topics of love, freedom, New Yorkers and Europeans – and his recent essay documentary 21 X New York.

GIANFRANCO ROSI: The Fire at Sea

«Unless we change our course of direction, our xenophobic politics will lead to the collapse of Europe, » says Gianfranco Rosi, the film maker behind the winner at the Film from the South festival, the Lampedusa-documentary «Fire at Sea» (in cinemas now).

A talk with Joachim Trier

The Norwegian film director Joachim Trier

JIHAD. Director: Deeyah Khan

Deeyah Kahn was unhappy about the premise of the debate on young Europeans who enlist in extremist groups. In the film Jihad, she enables young men and woman who have experience from extremist organisations to speak.

A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT. Director: Chris Marker. Photo: BFI Stills Collection

The exhibition A Grin without a Cat currently displayed at Kunstnernes Hus in Oslo bears a reflected, historical witness to the revolutionary movements of the 1960s and '70s, through the camera lens of French film maker Chris Marker.

BEING PART OF THE CIRCLE

Veteran filmmaker Joan Churchill was the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Achievements in Documentary Filmmaking Award at Camerimage, Poland’s prestigious International Film Festival of the Art of Cinematography.

Meeting your “demons”

At first, one takes The Reunion for the “re-enacted documentary” it’s meant to be. But then things start to get a bit complicated. Pamela Cohn met the artist Anna Odell, who is the director of a film that transgresses genre.

Interview: Alan Berliner

Alan Berliner is a master of creative documentary and experimental film. Özge Calafato met him in the midst of the Turkish uprising, which shocked him and made him challenge his role as a filmmaker.

CRAIG BALDWIN: Prank doc maker, activist and media archeologist

Craig Baldwin is not dead yet. The high priest of found-footage free association has made a three-decade career of imploding the very notion of the documentary form. Thomas Logoreci gets the California-born iconoclast to reveal the imaginative method behind his chaotic collage creations.