Tag: Poland

From a war reporter’s point of view
(Dying to Tell)

Dying to Tell is a portrait of Spanish war correspondents around the world, retelling the sense of thrills associated with adrenal warfare, as well as the traumas experienced during war and in its aftermath.

Over-Burdened Child
(Communion)

With no capable adult present to coordinate their everyday life, a young girl takes on the responsibility as head of her family.

Holocaust on the Curriculum
(#uploading_holocaust)

Midway through #uploading_holocaust, a group of Israeli high school students visiting a Polish concentration camp are asked to select the photograph that best symbolises their trip.

Sonia’s search for beauty
(Losing Sonia)

Losing Sonia is a portrait of a nun, of the church in Ivanovo, and of contemporary Russia, all in one.

Two films rely on the memories of their protagonists
(Tonia And Her Children | My house without me)

The two films that are bundled on DVD with this issue of DoX, are both meta-narratives about  the construction of stories, be they histories, memories or films.

BYDGOSZCZ 2011: The art of cinematography

Plus Camerimage Festival is a great place for documentary filmmakers to brush up on their visual skills and reflections.

Warsaw / Krakow 2010: The Two Polands

In Warsaw the events focus on bringing acclaimed foreign documentaries to Polish audiences, in Krakow the Festival concentrates on promoting Polish films to an international audience.

LODZ 2010: Reality’s replicas

The Cinematography festival Camerimage in Poland in december is virtually the only one of its kind among the 370 lm festivals held worldwide. Both the festival and the town made a real impression. But where on Earth does our incurable urge to bear witness to a never-ending succession of images come from?

The history of socialism in 39 minutes
(Rabbits À La Berlin)

With Rabbits à la Berlin the Polish filmmakers have managed to create something as unusual as an innocent yet challenging fable about the masses of the old East Germany: a collective forced to adapt to the uneasiness of a free world.

Where is the geographical centre of Europe?
(The Centre)

The Centre uses a somewhat ridiculous proposition – the search for the point that is the exact centre of Europe – as an excuse to explore the diverse and often acrimonious cultural landscape of a rapidly changing continent.
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