Modern Times Review #103
Happy New Year from Modern Times Review! | December 2021
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We appreciate that you have followed our publications reviews and essays in 2021 on key documentaries and associated topics. We support the directors and hardworking filmmakers, that cares for human rights, and political topics on our modernity, like for example the challenges of capitalism, militarism, ecology and too much governmentality (surveillance).
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FIPADOC announces first programme selections for 2022 festival
16 Projects Selected for 2022 FIFDH Impact Days Workshop
DocPoint brings special screening to infamous Helsinki music club
As dok.incubator celebrates 10 years, its 2022 call for projects opens
The 24th Thessaloniki Documentary Festival announces Agora Docs activities and submission deadlines
Beirut: Eye of the Storm
Director: Mai Masri
Four progressive women document the 2019 Beirut uprisings, until Covid-19 hits.
Our Memory Belongs To Us
Director: Rami Farah
How does one survive in times of war? By forgetting, or by remembering...?
The Forever Prisoner
Director: Alex Gibney
Twenty years on Guantánamo Bay's first high-value detainee has still never been charged with a crime or allowed to challenge his detention.
Director: Nicolas Videla
Intertwined with days of protests, the final days of Chile's radical Cabaret Travesía Travesti show how important it is that the trans community stands up to tell its own stories.
«Our choice for 2022 is to have a physical event»
FIPADOC Artistic Director Christine Camdessus on the festival's 2022 form, how it has adapted in this, its second pandemic-era edition, and more.
«We like to think that even if DocPoint is small in resources, it’s big in content»
DocPoint Artistic Director Kati Juurus on the challenges, trends, and the 2022 DocPoint experience.
Also from our sister publication: Modern Times (NY TID)
Palestine, Portugal, pluralism
Norway's Foreign Minister Anniken Huitfeldt on working to ensure that Palestine gets its own state.
The military-industrial complex
From someone who should know the intricacies of foreign policy and geopolitics: The last Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, on military rearmament and enemy images – when it comes to the USA, Russia, China, Turkey, and Libya.