A desire to explore the possibility of love between people and robots took Phie Ambo around the globe. "Mechanical Love" resulted in a touching, thought-provoking film running in competition at IDFA.
Three documentary filmmakers have teamed up to market their films on DVD.Their long-term dream is to create a label for Danish quality documentarieswith international appeal.
CPH:DOX is running for the fifth time, now with a distinctive industry profile focusing on distribution. For the festival's organisers, it was always essential to take documentaries off the reservation and bring them into the same space as fiction films and other forms of artistic expression, such as visual art and music. FILM talked with festival director Tine Fischer and Tine Mosegaard, who heads the new Industry Platform initiative.
Nishtha Jain, a talented and poetic Indian woman, has made a deeply personal film, "Lakshmi and Me", about modern India for a Western audience.
The historic trials of Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein, ending in worst-case scenarios, presented daunting cutting-room challenges for Team Productions, who documented both.
From 1997 to 2005, Jon Bang Carlsen shot a trilogy of films in South Africa dealing with his relationship to religious issues. Now he is back with a new film, Purity Beats Everything, also set in South Africa, but this time adding a contemplative, auto-biographical layer shot at his country home in Denmark. Around the testimonials of two Holocaust survivors, the film delves deep into the layers underlying Nazism’s purity ideals, traces of which, the filmmaker contends, still exist today.
Danish docs are coming out in force at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, including films by Jørgen Leth. FILM took the opportunity to explore the cinematic poetics underlying the Danish filmmaker's work.
Danish docs are coming out in force at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, including films by Jon Bang Carlsen. FILM took the opportunity to explore the cinematic poetics underlying the Danish filmmaker's work.
Danish docs are coming out in force at the Sheffield Doc/Fest, including films by Max Kestner. FILM took the opportunity to explore the cinematic poetics underlying the Danish filmmaker's work.
Somewhere between six and seven thousand languages are spoken in the world. But half of the world's languages will disappear within the next 100 years. In average a language vanishes every two weeks, Janus Billeskov Jansen and Signe Byrge Sørensen stress. They co-directed "In Languages We Live"and "The Importance of Being – MLABRI"as part of the "Voices of the World"project.
"Why Democracy?"is surely one of the widest ranging and most ambitious international projects in documentary filmmaking ever undertaken. Embracing 10 films by local filmmakers, in such far-flung countries as China, Liberia, Pakistan, Egypt, Bolivia, the United States and Denmark, shown by broadcasters in 42 countries and supported by numerous websites, the project by its mid-October kick-off was expected to reach at last 300 million viewers and stimulate a global discussion: What is democracy? How does democracy work? And is democracy, by definition, right for everybody? Here, one of the three commissioning editors behind the project, Mette Hoffmann Meyer of the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR), talks about her thoughts and experiences from three years on the project.