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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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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.
Director: Jin Huaqing
20,000 female Tibetan Buddhist Monks offer a glimpse into their religious exploration of life’s biggest questions.
Director: Julia Sergina
A rough but cheerful taxi driver and vlogger becomes an unlikely dissident in Russia’s eastern corner.
Director: Robin Petré
The relationship between humans and animals of the oceans threatened by climate change and ever more frequent violent storms.
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
Director: Mark Cousins
In preparation for eye surgery, Mark Cousins explores the role that visual experience plays in our individual and collective lives.
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.
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.