Russia was one of the main themes at the Movies That Matter Festival this spring. Entitled ‘Russian Spring’, the program dedicated to this complex country combined documentaries, debates and music and it was part of the Netherlands-Russia 2013 Year.
The Spirit of ’45, Ken Loach’s new documentary, looks back at the period that followed the end of the WWII in the UK, when the Labor Party won the elections and implemented their social democratic program. [Director Ken Loach]
Challenging deeply rooted patriarchal customs.
Rafea: Solar Mamas directed by Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim won the Oxfam Novib Award at IDFA last November. [Director Mona Eldaief and Jehane Noujaim]
Do I need to have a religious, sexual and cultural identity?
What if my identity becomes a hindrance?
Bianca Olivia Nita looks at personal identity in a series of films about contemporary Muslim women.
Last year IDFA opened a competition section for green documentaries. One tells us that 18% of greenhouse gases are emitted by livestock and animal farming, more than from air and road transport combined. Another that every 30 minutes a farmer in India commits suicide; we learn why.