Documentary Round Up: January 2023
Modern Times Review in January 2023
The new year brings a new month of Modern Times Review, where we delve into the most current and relevant political topics through film and book reviews that shed light on political themes. With interviews, essays, and industry news, Modern Times Review delivers a comprehensive, informed, and unvarnished perspective on the political landscape of Europe, and around the world.
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FIPADOC Industry Days Head of Coproduction Forum Ove Rishøj Jensen on the specifics of this year's edition, its role as the first festival of the year, and more.
Director: Arnaud Zajtman, Quentin Noirfalisse
The cost of going carbon neutral painted in the nightmare colours of cobalt blue.
Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Following waste across the planet and the endless struggle of people to gain control over it.
Director: Viktor Portel
A film set in the present, about the past, that points to the future...
Director: Botond Püsök
Multi-layered and wholly dedicated to observation, Too Close is as searing an indictment of faith-based tribalism as it is an expose on other current societal practices - from both liberal and conservative, alike.
Director: Davide Ferrario
How books represent a collective world memory, as described through the vast collection of Umberto Eco.
Author: Zarifa Ghafari Hannah Lucinda Smith
Afghanistan's youngest female mayor's memoir covering the country's tumultuous two-decade span, from the Taliban's initial banning of women in school to America's incessant airstrikes and beyond.