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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Ji.hlava IDFF to present US filmmakers to Europe as part of «New Visions Forum»
MajorDocs returns to Mallorca for 3rd annual slow documentary festival experience
IDFA announces first 2021 selections from Guest of Honour and Lifetime Achievements recipients
Nordisk Panorama welcomes Polish Docs as guest country delegation
Porto/Post/Doc brings «Ideas to Postpone the End of the World» as central theme for 2021 festival
Ji.hlava announces first details as it sets to return to cinemas for 25th edition
Doclisboa announces opening/closing sessions; early programme highlights
You Can’t Show My Face
Director: Knutte Wester
Rejected by society on its government-controlled streets, anonymous rappers seek the sounds of Tehran for both production and inspiration.
Seyran Ateş: Sex, Revolution and Islam
Director: Nefise Özkal Lorentzen
Female imam Seyran Ateş believes Islam needs a sexual revolution, resulting in Fatwas, bullets, death threats, and police protection.
NYC Epicenters 9/11 - 2021 1/2
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.
«I am absolutely convinced that we need to leave our own bubbles as often as possible»
Human Rights Film Festival Berlin Director Anna Ramskogler-Witt on the festival's 4th edition.
«We noticed quite early on that this year’s films would be a challenge to thematise»
NORDISK PANORAMA Documentary programmers Cecilia Lidin and Hawa Sanneh on the festival's 32nd edition.
The Enemy Knows the System
Author: Marta Peirano
Manipulation of ideas, people, and influences after the attention economy.