We are experiencing a new wave of documentaries not content with merely documenting and portraying. These want to generate genuine social change, far beyond the traditional auditoriums.
A keyword of DOK Leipzig this year is disobedience.
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 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.
Documentary: Chronology and remembrance How do you portray the world of a person suffering from forgetfulness?
«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).
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.
There is no excuse to wait till tomorrow. The documentary Tomorrow presents constructive solutions to the world’s environmental issues.
Werner Herzog explores and challenges the net – as the dreamy documentarist he continues to be.
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.