«I believe that we’re going through a vibrant yet quite confusing moment»


MAJORDOCS: Artistic Director Miguel Eek speaks on the unique «slow experience» of Mallorca's MAJORDOCS.

Bianca-Olivia Nita
Bianca-Olivia Nita
Bianca is a freelance journalist and documentary critic. She is a regular contributor to Modern Times Review.
Published date: September 1, 2020
       

MAJORDOCS Creative Documentary Film Festival meets across 6 days each year in Mallorca, where the festival’s unique slow experience approach provides a space to discover other realities and perspectives through eight carefully selected creative documentaries.

With its 2nd edition, 29 September – 3 October 2020, Modern Times Review spoke with the festival’s Artistic Director, Miguel Eek.

What is the concept behind Majordocs and what makes it a «slow festival»?

Majordocs is based in Mallorca, an island torn between remaining the quiet place it has always been, and the dynamic, modern, and consumerism-defined setting it has become. Majordocs proposes a «slow experience» through a limited selection of films that expand the view and generates debate. We have two important aims: to place the auteur at the center of our experience and to develop a pedagogy of documentary cinema amongst youngsters and teachers.

What makes the films in this year’s selection ‘risky’?

We focus on the auteur’s gaze, on bold films and on challenging ourselves to face our own prejudices, through other rhythms and different points of view. The selection reflects this and our intention …


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