Modern Times Review #108
Modern Times Review @ DocPoint Helsinki
Founded in 2001, DocPoint is one of the largest documentary festivals in the Nordic countries. In Finland, it is the only festival solely dedicated to documentary films. Once a year it brings more than a hundred of the best and most talked-about creative documentary films from all over the world and Finland to the screens of Helsinki. The 2022 DocPoint Festival takes place between 31 January - 6 February in an online capacity.
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DocPoint Helsinki announces full 2022 online festival programme
DocPoint moves 2022 festival entirely online
DocPoint brings special screening to infamous Helsinki music club
«We like to think that even if DocPoint is small in resources, it’s big in content»
Artistic Director Kati Juurus on the challenges, trends, and the 2022 DocPoint experience.
Director: Dan Edelstyn, Hilary Powell
A brilliant, but serious, comic caper with all the style and panache of The Italian Job – and the heart and soul of the best in British social activism.
Director: Francesco Montagner
A timeless tale of growing up in a land of both magic and hatred.
Dark Red Forest
Director: Jin Huaqing
20,000 female Tibetan Buddhist Monks offer a glimpse into their religious exploration of life’s biggest questions.
Far Eastern Golgotha
Director: Julia Sergina
A rough but cheerful taxi driver and vlogger becomes an unlikely dissident in Russia’s eastern corner.
From the Wild Sea
Director: Robin Petré
The relationship between humans and animals of the oceans threatened by climate change and ever more frequent violent storms.
F@ck This Job
Director: Vera Krichevskaya
The story of Russia's last national independent TV news station.
Director: Mateo Tortone
Seeking opportunity in one of Earth's most hostile environments.
Director: Camilla Nielsson
With the country at a crossroads, Zimbabwe attempts to hold its first post-Mugabe elections.
Director: Maia Kenworthy, Elena Sanchez Bellot
Following the development of radical climate action group XR from its founding in late 2018.
Director: Hogir Hirori
Sabaya and consent in documentary
The Story of Looking
Director: Mark Cousins
In preparation for eye surgery, Mark Cousins explores the role that visual experience plays in our individual and collective lives.
The Mushroom Speaks
Director: Marion Neumann
When the world seems to be falling apart, can the answers humanity need reside in the mushroom?
Director: Emil Trier
A young man who dared to dream big and chased those dreams via illegal shortcuts.
Writing With Fire
Director: Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas
In a saturated media landscape dominated by men, India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women redefines what it means to be powerful.