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.
Loznitsa's journey through the Donbass region is composed of a series of crazy adventures in which the grotesque and the tragic merge.
Slavoj Žižek’s philosophy in this film continually refers to sequences in films, but also Immanuel Kant, hardcore pornography, Wagner and caffeine-free coffee.
In September 2006, South African filmmaker François Verster’s documentary “A Lion’s Trail” won an Emmy for “the most outstanding cultural and artistic programming”.
The films at the 2006 Visions du réel festival inspired reflections on how to represent suffering in documentaries.
Fernando Solanas is a filmmaker who has also served as a member of Argentina’s national parliament.
Susana de Sousa Dias uses only twelve minutes of archive footage in her 72-minute archive-based film “Still Life”