Interviews with filmmakers and other politically interesting people.

Docu Talents fron the East 2022 Between Revolutions Vlad Petri

Between Revolutions: «I am more fascinated by the archival material than...

REVOLUTION: We joined film director Vlad Petri under a fig tree in Skopje as he reflects on the stories of women's resilience and revolution in his film Between Revolutions.
Zane Balcus

«A great variety of styles allows us to reflect on the...

BALTIC SEA DOCS: Modern Times Review speaks with Project Manager Zane Balčus on its history, the current trends in documentaries from the Baltic region, and the role the BSD plays within the wider European documentary landscape.
a boat filled with migrants in the Mediterranean sea

When it’s about life

REFUGEES: In Sicily, we meet Morgan Lescot on the rescue ship Ocean Viking for a conversation about boat refugees, challenges, and Europe's responsibility. Is this a tragedy that will only continue to increase?
Maythem Ridha

«I relish being a stranger in a strange land»

MDOC: Modern Times Review spoke with photographer and filmmaker Maythem Ridha on his experiences as an Iraqi in the UK, journey to film and photography, favourite Middle Eastern films, and more.
Veton Nurkollari

«It’s not always an easy task to find an important film...

DOKUFEST: Modern Times Review talks with Festival Director Veton Nurkollari about this year's edition, its extra focus on Canadian documentary in partnership with RIDM, the eclectic DokuNights programme, and much more.

«I don’t think a single military conflict can solve a problem»

INTERVIEW: Elisabeth Hoff, WHO's representative in Libya today, wondered why Norway got involved and dropped 700 bombs on the country in 2011: «It makes no sense at all.» For 30 years, Hoff has tried to save lives in war zones such as Afghanistan, Syria and Libya. How can a human endure so much suffering?
Roisin Geraghty

«We want to foster and support the non-fiction community on both...

DOCS IRELAND: Head of Industry & Marketplace Roisin Geraghty on the secrets to a well-rounded festival industry event, this year's programme, the legacy of Irish documentary.

«We want to provide the audience with some levity and a...

DOCS IRELAND: With the fifth edition now underway, Modern Times Review speaks with its Festival Director Michele Devlin on the legacy of Irish documentaries, the rise in interest of the music do subgenre, the thematic threads of local filmmakers, and more.
Maïté Labat

«We are seeing a shift with the development of immersive exhibitions...

SUNNY SIDE OF THE DOC: Head of Innovation & Digital Experiences Maïté Labat on the decision to separate its PiXii Festival from the immersive marketplace offerings, what commonalities were present across projects and more.
Adel Ksiksi

«It is an event that intends to support the expansion of...

AJB DOC: Head of Industry Days, Adel Ksiksi, on the programme's offerings, ultimate goals, and the highly anticipated Main Pitch competition.