From the editor

Reviews

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

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

Intimacy versus American convention
(Reconstructing Utøya/ 22 July)

Between the two recent films depicting the Utøya massacre, Reconstructing Utøya is the one that succeeds.

How the toleration of crime can change everything
(Camorra)

A film revealing the many faces of decades of organised crime in Southern Italy.

Day-to-day life amongst a pro-Russian battalion in Ukraine
(Their Own Republic)

Their Own Republic by Russian director Aliona Polunina caused quite a fury at this year‘s Doclisboa due to its pro-Russian stance. The documentary nonetheless offers an interesting insight into the side of the Ukrainian conflict rarely portrayed in western media.

The death of (representative) politics
(I Had a Dream)

Two Italian women look back at a decade of representative politics fighting for women’s rights in the (post) Berlusconi era. Amused, dispirited, annoyed, and anguished they assess how much – or how little – they managed to change.

Surveilance/control

Ecology

Zero conference and Nobel prices

If you are prone to dismiss warnings about environmental destruction as exaggerations, you might as well stop reading right away.

Does the end justify the means?
(A River Below)

The power of science versus the power of television in the attempt to save the pink river dolphin.

A female role model

A new year, new opportunities. 17 years ago, Charlotte Horton left the UK for Italy, where she’s devoted her time to restoring Potentino castle. We meet to discuss the ecological attitude to life, local traditions, democracy and micro-politics.

Economy in a sound eco-system
(Transformative Ecological Economics)

ECOLOGY: An economy where production, consumption and recycling are linked in a balanced “food chain” is the solution to the ecological crisis, according to economist Ove Jakobsen.

The age of consequences

A new hard-hitting documentary draws parallels between the climate crisis and worldwide social unrest.

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