.interviews

Interviews with filmmakers and other politically interesting people.

Orestis Andreadakis – Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

Orestis Andreadakisv is a film critic , festival organizer and artistic director of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (TIFF).

The Way One American Sees It

DIRECTOR INTERVIEW: After two decades of incendiary filmmaking, American moviemaker Travis Wilkerson has something to tell us about war, racism and activism. And about the use of a radical form of expression.

Cíntia Gil

DOCLISBOA: Doclisboa is consistent in defending diversity, matching films with audiences and surpassing the rules of the mainstream market

Marek Hovorka

JIHLAVA: We opened all competitions to hybrid and fiction films with a documentary approach because many are inspiring and provoking – and we want to be inspired and provoked.

Leena Pasanen

DOK LEIPZIG: The theme this year is Post-Angst, and is inspired by the idea that we are now living a dark period politicall

Barbara Visser

IDFA aims to present a wide array of documentaries, from small and personal stories to epic dramas. The basis for the selection is the quality of the films, rather than one preconceived theme.
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Thor Halvorssen: authoritarian states

OSLO: Thor Halvorssen has long been deemed a suspicious liberalist. We interviewed him about dictatorships, his native Venezuela, anarchism and meritocracy – so that you can judge for yourself.

INTERVIEW: A Day in Aleppo

How desperate it must seem, trying – like film directors frequently do – to spur the world into action to end the war in Syria. We have caught up with one of the people who are fighting this battle.

The Justified War
(Peshmerga)

Kurdish Peshmerga-fighters are fighting against ISIS in Northern Iraq. If they are able to show that they are a source of stability in the region, they will be able to garner more support for their freedom fighting, believes controversial philosopher and documentarist Bernard-Henri Lévy.
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Raoul Peck: I Am Not Your Negro

To be a director: Raoul Peck’s films I Am Not Your Negro and The Young Karl Marx were both neigh on impossible to catch a glimpse of at the Berlinale.
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