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CineRadical: A Monthly Brief on Documentary
October's unfiltered & essential docs and Dialogues
Welcome to this month's roundup of the documentary film landscape, a space where we delve into the stories that matter, both on and off the screen. Fresh off the reel from a busy month, we're exhilarated by the range of impactful narratives we encountered. As the days get shorter, so does the year’s remaining festival circuit: we're setting our sights on the upcoming autumn season, including intriguing line-ups at IDFA, Porto/Post/Doc, and Movies on War. Get ready for another month of critical viewing and compelling storytelling.
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With a Human Rights Film Festival Berlin workshop on Navigating Digital Aggression for Journalists and Filmmakers, Modern Times Review speaks with representatives of Germany's HateAid - the organisation combatting digital violence.
Renowned filmmaker Erik Gandini talks to Modern Times Review about the meaning a society based intensively towards work. But also more existential questions like Basic Salary, individualism – and interdependence as a way forward.
Director: Chloé Aïcha Boro
Director Chloe Aicha Boro returns to her Burkina Faso village to confront her family's dilemma: should they keep or sell their ancestral land? Witness how tradition and French-inherited law clash in this intimate portrait.
Director: Ali Razi
An intricate look into defiance and demand for change.
Astra Film Festival
Director: Ekiem Barbier, Guilhem Causse, Quentin L’helgoualc’h
A deep dive into virtual survivalist communities and the blur between reality and gaming.
Astra Film Festival
Director: Daniel Barnuti, Alexandra Lizeta Barnuti
Witness the raw emotions and trials of a Romanian couple as they navigate love, family, and religion in a world full of opinions.
Director: Adam Diller
Philosophical musings on the nature of truth and knowledge through the lens of man's manipulation of nature and Google's domination of the Internet.
Director: Annik Leroy, Julie Morel
Unearth the subtle connections between personal lives and external conflicts, as 'The Diagonal Force' leads you towards Hannah Arendt's celebration of human capacity.
Director: Puk Damsgaard Andersen, Søren Klovbork
A shocking and brutal account of the fate of a Danish photographer held hostage held by Islamic State terrorists.
Director: Melanie Pereira
Delve into the complex identities formed by Luxembourg's immigrant youth.
Visioni dal Mondo
Director: Ayoub Naseri
The hidden narratives of Afghan refugees in Italy.
Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Nikolaus Geyrhalter combines artistry, reality, and a timeless message about our response to global crises.
From Kurdish villages to college campuses, gender-based abuse knows no boundaries.
Three DOKUARTS-screened films invite both the scholarly aesthete and the public intellectual to reevaluate the perennial dialogues at the intersections of art, cinema, and society.