Modern Times Review #98
Modern Times Review @ IDFA 2021
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After 40 years as film editor, Niels Pagh Andersen now has written an inspiring book combined with video interviews with 8 filmmakers. What did he learn on this long voyage?
Artistic Director Orwa Nyrabia on the safety measures, the new competition approach, and the current IDFA experience.
Director: Tomasz Wolski
In Communist Poland, revolt intensifies as workers strike over food price increases while tension builds in the dignitaries’ offices.
Director: Shengze Zhu
Wuhan, the epicenter of Covid-19, wakes up from its lockdown to continue its drive as a city of the future.
Director: Theo Anthony
In the new golden age of surveillance, the blind spots are all around us.
Director: Samaher Alqadi
Following a string of sexual assaults, As I Want documents a burgeoning women’s rebellion.
Director: Sergei Loznitsa
War crimes and the assisting population
Director: Aliaksei Paluyan
The brave and peaceful resistance from an underground theatre before and during the Belarusian presidential election protests.
Director: Vera Krichevskaya
The story of Russia's last national independent TV news station.
Director: Tuija Halttunen
Is it okay to modify the atmosphere?
Director: Erika Etangsalé
The French colonial crimes in Réunion island are slowly brought to light.
Director: Abdallah Al Khatib
Gradually cut off, the civilians of the world’s largest Palestinian refugee camp organise themselves to resist starvation and despair.
Director: Marija Zidar
An age old Albanian tribal code forces a bereaved family to reconcile with their daughter’s murderer.
Director: Salomé Jashi
A single man wields enough power to uproot the living artifacts of his country’s collective history and memory.
Director: Avi Mograbi
An insight into how a foreign occupation works and the logic behind it.
Director: Shannon Walsh
On the front lines of the visible – and invisible – global platform economy.
Director: Ousmane Samassekou
Whispers of migrant dreams and nightmares on the edge of the Sahara.
Director: Milo Rau
Returning to the origins of the gospel and staging it as a passion play for the rights of migrants.
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.
Meet Modern Times Review @ IDFA. Our Industry Editor/Communications Manager Steve Rickinson will be on-site in Amsterdam from 18 - 23 November 2021.