CineRadical: A Monthly Brief on Documentary
August's unfiltered & essential docs and Dialogues
A busy summer winds down. As Modern Times Review travelled through Dokufest, Sarajevo Film Festival, and MakeDox, we now end the month in Poland at the annual B2B Doc workshop. Before our next stop in Latvia at Riga’s Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, we round up the films, news, interviews, and essays from July 2023.
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Director: Sreemoyee Singh
Indian filmmaker Sreemoyee Singh celebrates Iran's cinema and poetry while shedding light on daily life and the fight for freedom.
A mesmerising documentary delving into themes of art, love, motherhood, and overcoming societal challenges.
Director: Mila Turajlić
An exploration of rare archival material that unveils the significance of Algeria's fight for independence and its implications for modern-day Africa.
Director: Guy Davidi
Militarisation and its impact on young Israelis forced to serve against their own identity and values.
Director: Bruno Jorge
Contacting the last remaining completely isolated indigenous tribes of the Amazon.
Director: Angelos Rallis
Once more, the formidable Brahmaputra river is on the ascent. Amidst a vanishing mud island, Afrin, a 12-year-old orphan, readies herself to depart from the sole realm she's ever been acquainted with.
Director: Viera Čákanyová
A disturbingly accurate farewell to human life on planet earth.
Director: Nicolas Peduzzi
The relentless efforts to soothe patients' suffering amidst institutional challenges in a Paris hospital.
Director: Anna Dziapshipa
A quest for identity reveals turbulent memories and exploring nationalism, war, and hope.
Director: Patrick Forbes
Putin's war on independent journalism as experienced by Novaya Gazeta and its Nobel-prize winning editor, Dmitry Muratov.
A paradigmatic story of Croatia, and all other Eastern European transition countries.
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.
Back with its second edition, The Evia Film Project aims to help the Greek island's recovery from the devastating wildfires and to be an international hub for sustainable film production.
Modern Times Review wraps up the 2023 Sarajevo Film Festival with our report on its doc selections, CineLink Industry Days, and more.
Two Sarajevo Film Festival-premiered films take a justice-seeking women's journey, revealing the resilience of rape survivors.
The mainstream embraces sex and death in nuke movie.