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Belfast Girls

Watching Belfast Girls, I felt like a Kalahari tribesman watching National Geographic «Hey, these guys have come to my country and they’re putting it on screen like it was something odd or exotic!». [Director Malin Andersson.]

The Substitute

A substitute teacher working in the suburbs of Stockholm finds himself increasingly disillusioned about his job. He calls his mentor, a 75-year-old veteran, who travels to Stockholm. Together they try to make a difference in the student’s lives. [Director Åsa Blanck & Johan Palmgren.]

FESTIVAL REPORT 2005: Eating Popcorn in Toronto

Films on the theme of democracy are in fashion at the moment, with the 'Steps for Democracy' project on its global road show.

FESTIVAL REPORTS: Street Fighting at Hot Docs

Any filmmaker will tell you that getting your title right is half the battle. Canada's annual international documentary festival is blessed with the coolest name in the business: Hot Docs.

A Sound Journey with Evelyn Glennie

Evelyn Glennie is a Grammy-winning classical percussionist whose solo work is unrivalled. She is also profoundly deaf. For Evelyn, sound is palpable and rhythm is the basis of everything. Without vibration, there is nothing. From silence to music, sound is felt through every sense in our bodies.

Afghanistan: The Lost Truth

Filmed shortly after the fall of the Taliban, Iranian actress and documentary filmmaker Yassamin Maleknasr crosses the border and does a round trip through the major areas of war torn Afghanistan, documenting the voices of a scarred and battered people. [Director Yassamin Maleknasr]

The Prisoner Of The Iron Bars (self Portrait)

Portrait, filmed partly by the inmates themselves, of the daily life in Carandiru, the largest prison in Latin America. [Director Paulo Sacramento]

66 Seasons

A documentary film about the Kosice swimming pool where history came to bathe. [Director Peter Kerekes]

Interactive documentary: When Spectators Become Players

LUCINDA BROADBENT participated in Mediamatic’s workshop Non-linear Storytelling for Documentary Makers’ at IDFA November 2002. She shares her experiences in creating an interactive documentary using the «korsakow system».

Amandla! A Revolution In Four-part Harmony

A stirring documentary that salutes the formidable role black liberation music played in the long and arduous struggle against apartheid in South Africa. [Director Lee Hirsch.]
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