Tag: Berlinale

Fragments of experience
(A Dog Called Money)

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
(African Mirror)

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
(Cathedrals Of Culture)

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
(Five Films Depicting Unfree 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.