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Documentary Round-Up: July 2023
Modern Times Review in July 2023
Modern Times Review wraps-up July before heading into the busy August festival month. We start in Portugal for MDOC - Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival before the trifecta of Dokufest, Sarajevo Film Festival, and MakeDox. And keep your eyes out for the new summer 2023 magazine.
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Director: Gad Aisen, Manor Birman
A new Tel Aviv school brings together diverse students but displaces a religious school as it faces gentrification and integration challenges.
Director: Robert Seidel
AI's disruption and flamboyant visuals converge in Hysteresis, blurring history's lines and challenging pattern recognition in art.
Director: Steffi Niederzoll
Exposing the silenced voices of women in Iran.
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?
Concluding on 22 June, the 34th Sunny Side of the Doc featured a noticeable uptick in presented immersive content.