Modern Times Review @ Beldocs 2023
Belgrade’s Beldocs was founded in 2008 and based on the idea that the documentary form has a special power to inspire people to think, create, and believe in change. The main goals of Beldocs are to develop, support, promote, network, and educate in the field of international documentary film. Beldocs communicates with younger generations, those that are the keys to future social change, and seeks to strengthen educational platforms through documentaries.
Beldocs takes place from 10 to 17 May 2023
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Beldocs unveils full 2023 programme
Beldocs sets complete 2023 Industry Days programme
20 Days in Mariupol
Director: Mstyslav Chernov
While the Russian invasion commences, a group of Ukrainian journalists who are stuck in the besieged city of Mariupol strive to carry out their duty of documenting the war's brutalities.
Joyce Carol Oates: A Body in the Service of Mind
Director: Stig Björkman
An unprecedented access to the prolific American writer's solitude.
Director: Lucie Králová
Recovering a silenced composer.
Look What You Made Me Do
Director: Coco Schrijber
Three survivors of domestic violence who have murdered their abusers are given a chance to tell their stories.
Director: Sasha Kulak
A dreamy figure takes us through the protesting crowds of 2020 Belarus as dreams turn to nightmares.
Director: Mantas Kvedaravicius
A tribute to the ordinary people of Mariupol and the Lithuanian filmmaker who gave his life documenting their struggle to survive total war.
Director: Sierra Pettenghill
In a collage of archival tapes, delve into the stormy era of the 1960s in the United States with a detailed investigation of the period's incidents and their public reception through the lens of police militarization.
The Natural History of Destruction
Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Sergei Loznitsa’s sombre documentary, The Natural History of Destruction, re-examines the heavy bombing of British and German cities during World War Two, posing the question – ‘is it morally acceptable to kill civilian populations as a means of war?’
Director: Jialing Zhang
The Chinese surveillance state in a tale of technology, censorship and abuse of power in the 21st century.