Modern Times Review #92 | September 2021
Films and conversation from the European documentary industry
Modern Times Review prepares our Autumn 2021 issue, to be released in October. Upcoming October 2022 festivals we count as partners include MajorDocs, Doclisboa, and Ji.hlava IDFF before moving onto Nordische Filmtage, Porto/Post/Docs, and IDFA.
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Director: Knutte Wester
Rejected by society on its government-controlled streets, anonymous rappers seek the sounds of Tehran for both production and inspiration.
Director: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Female imam Seyran Ateş believes Islam needs a sexual revolution, resulting in Fatwas, bullets, death threats, and police protection.
Director: Spike Lee
Weaving together the stories, memories, and insights of those who were eyewitnesses to New York’s greatest challenges, Spike Lee's limited series is a rich tapestry of New York City in the 21st century.
Director: J.R. Heffelfinger
Weaving audio and video recordings, archival images, and re-enactments, an innovative documentary give a first-person account of the Hiroshima bombing.
Human Rights Film Festival Berlin Director Anna Ramskogler-Witt on the festival's 4th edition.
NORDISK PANORAMA Documentary programmers Cecilia Lidin and Hawa Sanneh on the festival's 32nd edition.
Author: Marta Peirano
Manipulation of ideas, people, and influences after the attention economy.