Tag: filmmaker

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.

What do you really know about Donbass? (Other than what you read in the news)

Loznitsa's journey through the Donbass region is composed of a series of crazy adventures in which the grotesque and the tragic merge.

His theatre of thought
(Pervert’s Guide To Ideology)

Slavoj Žižek’s philosophy in this film continually refers to sequences in films, but also Immanuel Kant, hardcore pornography, Wagner and caffeine-free coffee.

FRANÇOIS VERSTER: How to Assemble Your Emmy Award

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”.

VISIONS DU RÉEL 2006: Of Flesh and Blood

The films at the 2006 Visions du réel festival inspired reflections on how to represent suffering in documentaries.

FERNANDO SOLANAS: Beyond the Commercial Censorship

Fernando Solanas is a filmmaker who has also served as a member of Argentina’s national parliament.

AVANT-GARDE ARCHIVE FILM: Seeing without Knowing

Susana de Sousa Dias uses only twelve minutes of archive footage in her 72-minute archive-based film “Still Life”