Tag: Berlinale

The art of displacement: Mobiles on the migrant trail

The Fazili family shoots their perilous journey from Afghanistan through the Balkan migration route to an uncertain future on three mobile phones.

Fragments of experience

Across Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Washington DC, musician PJ Harvey and photojournalist Seamus Murphy craft a beautifully shot, sensitively edited film on observation, experience, and the creative process.

Colonial voyeurism revisited

It is hard to tell if the archival documentary African Mirror is a rehabilitation of a colonial mind, a critique of colonialism or a piece of essayistic nostalgia over the colonial gaze. Probably it is a mix, and as such, nothing new.

Women’s expression: Two shorts from the Berlinale

The thought provoking realities of Jayisha Patel’s shortfilm Circle, stands in stark contrast to the realities of the cotton-picking corner of Alabama – portrayed in Maris Curran's short While I Yet Live.

The documentary that tries – and fails – to find the souls of buildings

In Wim Wenders’ latest project Cathedrals of Culture, he challenged 5 other directors to delve into the soul of some of Europe’s cathedrals of culture.

Incarcerated Women

Suppression come in many forms. A collection of screenings at February’s Berlinale, portrayed various female destinies.

WIELAND SPECK: Ahead of the zeitgeist

Wieland Speck is sculpting a dauntless collection of progressive worldviews, of both fact and fiction, which unites artistic vision with commercial interest.

BERLINALE 2010: Gender apartheid

At the Berlinale the documentary "Black Bus" is one Israeli powerful testimony on the repressive nature of Israel.

DOX IN BERLIN 2000: Beyond the Red Carpet

Being a feature film festival, documentaries are not the main focus in Berlin, but for the dedicated doc fan the schedule was nevertheless overflowing thanks to the Panorama and Forum programmes.