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Modern Times Review @ DokuFest 2023
Founded in 2003 with the aim of revitalising culture cinema in Prizren, DokuFest has grown and expanded into a leading film and music event in Southeast Europe. Each summer, DokuFest fills the cinemas and improvised screening venues around the historic city with a selection of more than 200 hand-picked films from around the world, as well as attracting numerous international and regional music acts that perform at DokuNights — its music strand.
The 2023 DokuFest runs from 4 to 12 August
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Modern Times Review talks with Festival Director Veton Nurkollari about this year's edition, its extra focus on Canadian documentary in partnership with RIDM, the eclectic DokuNights programme, and much more.
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.
Director: Boubacar Sangaré
Dreaming of gold in a dangerous and dusty mining shanty town.
Director: Fredrik Gertten
A look at the global patterns of modern kleptocracy and extractivism, reimagining the building blocks of our societies along the way.
Director: João Rosas
The motif of the city of Lisbon and the process of its transformation.
Director: Roman Liubyi
Through a captivating blend of visual materials and individual testimonies, Iron Butterflies presents an unflinching examination of the MH17 tragedy, exposing the devastating toll it took on lives and the profound implications it carries for our present era.
Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Following waste across the planet and the endless struggle of people to gain control over it.
Director: Alexander Mihalkovich, Hanna Badziaka
An insight into the militarisation of Belarusian society.
Director: Kate Stonehill
The blunt force of the UK's terrorism laws.
Director: Isa Willinger
There are 500 times more plastic particles in the sea than stars in our galaxy.
Director: Hanka Nobis
Polish Prayers unravels the trajectory of a young Pole as he journeys away from the homophonic, ultra-conservative Brotherhood.
Director: Steffi Niederzoll
Exposing the silenced voices of women in Iran.
Director: Jialing Zhang
The Chinese surveillance state in a tale of technology, censorship and abuse of power in the 21st century.