The man behind sold-out performances both at the Berlinale and Copenhagen’s CPH:DOX is old school: He learnt how to be a director in Berlin during the 1980s, by masters such as Alexander Kluge, Chris Marker, Harun Farocki and Jean-Luc Godard. When I catch up with him in Berlin, he explains worriedly that the next generation of film makers is in the midst of the confusion of our time. Haitian Raoul Peck is a warm person, something not only his handshake gives away. Every time I have encountered him, including at Oslo’s Film from the South festival some years back, he has displayed a burning political involvement. For this reason I decided to film his Berlin Masterclass (which you watch at the end of this article).
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