Film reviews

Digging up the genetic past

In Genesis 2.0 we follow Siberian tusk hunters uncovering animal bodies from the Siberian permafrost. If only one living cell could be recovered – the artificial reconstruction of a living mammoth would become possible.

Madness as seen from the inside

Damian Nenadić’s first feature length documentary is a raw revelation of psychiatric illness in Croatia, using footage shot solely by the protagonists themselves.

The cultural revolution revisited

Tensions rise and tears are shed while we follow young Chinese actors trained as Mao Zedong’s Red Guards reliving the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

«Someone should see this»

In her personal portrayal of living a life with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome or «ME», director Jennifer Brea discloses the public aspect of her private, passive condition and shows how her suffering is a matter of long-standing power relations.

From the old to the new economic world order

By portraying two entirely different Finish family enterprises, Entrepreneur gives an insight into new ways of doing business – with and without meat.

Peeling back the layers of the Israeli-Palestine conflict

West of the Jordan River is Amos Gitai's first return to the Palestinian occupied territories since his 1982 documentary Field Diary. In his latest film he picks up the pieces where he left off – arguing that people is the change needed to make peace in the Middle East.

Life at the edge of a war zone

Following a Tanzanian taxi driver in a small town in the Donetsk province in Ukraine, Long Echo offers a fresh view on a story that has all-but disappeared from the daily news bulletins of European media outlets.

The untold story of ‘the red gold’

By using production of tomato paste as an example, The Empire of Red Gold gives an astonishing insight on the uncomforting workings of globalism, and the means of production that has up until now never been revealed.

In the hallway of the Yugoslav past

Hotel Jugoslavija appears as a mirror image of the Yugoslav glory and downfall, symbolised by the once grand and luxurious hotel in the capital of a country that ceased to exist.

Sexism and racism, hand in hand

A timely documentary about the horrific rape and compelling bravery of Recy Taylor.