Tag: Brazil

Breaking the boundaries at CPH:DOX

CPH:DOX: «Our festival keeps a sense of being that kind of girl in class, asking the questions that provoke the teacher,» – Niklas Engstrøm, Head of Program Department at CPH:DOX

The making of AURORA

Once Aurora paints a picture of an industry of men intent on using the young Norwegian artist AURORA as a tool to further their own ambitions more than to nurture her own creative independence.

The documents that revealed the worldwide theft from the public purse

Alex Winter's behind-the-scenes story of how an international consortium of journalists broke the story of the Panama Papers plays like a compulsive thriller.

ABOVE US, ABOUT US: Two new documentaries from Rotterdam

This year‘s film festival in Rotterdam unveiled several documentaries and shorts, amongst them Above Us Only Sky – a calming exercise in intellectual and sensual stimulation – and Pelourinho: They Don't Really Care About Us, which proved to be a rough, angry gem of a picture.

No winners, no losers

While US Democrats, Republicans and the President bicker over a border wall, Chèche Lavi shows what whimsical policy measures mean to real people.

Werner Herzog: «Facts do not constitute the truth»

Acclaimed German film director Werner Herzog talks about his most recent film Meeting Gorbachev, while also warning against trying to articulate the truth in precise terms.

Touring Port-au-Prince’s graveyard (guided by a goat)

The Haitian goat Britis proves an excellent mute guide at the Grand Cimetière in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, squeezing through narrow passageways as he inquisitively scurries from crypt to crypt.

A powerful cry for justice

Forensically detailed catalogue of state-sponsored killings paints a dark picture of the life and death for poor, black youngsters in Rio's sprawling shanty-towns.

POLITICAL FILMMAKING: Go Film It

In "August, a Moment Before the Eruption", Avi Mograbi portrays the hot month of August as a metaphor for the omnipresence of violence, anger, fear and suspicion in Israel. Mograbi’s highly personal and provocative style includes humour as a device to depict the absurdity of violence. The film won a prize for Best Documentary at the ”It’s All True” festival in Brazil. TUE STEEN MÜLLER saw it there and was moved a second time.

Longing for the Future

Dreaming of a better life, migrants from the Northeast of Brazil speak about the city of São Paulo, and sing it in prose, songs, stories and multiple sounds.
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