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Peter Entell

Peter Entell

Switzerland

Biography

Peter Entell was born in 1952 in New York, USA. Since 1975 lives in Switzerland. Originally studied antropology but later decided for documentary filmmaking. He has worked in Europe, Africa and Asia on social, political and environmental projects. He received the Guggenheim Foundation grant. In 1998, nominated for the Swiss Film Prize for the Best Documentary for Rolling.

Filmography:

Moving on: The Hunger for Land in Zimbabwe (Switzerland, 1983)
Depending on Heaven (Switzerland, 1987)
Waiting for the Caribou (Switzerland, 1991)
A Home Far Away (Switzerland, 2013) Rolling (93´, France/Switzerland, 1997)
Le tube (81´, Belgium/Switzerland, 2001)
Josh's Trees/ Les arbres de Josh (76´, Switzerland, 2005)
Shake the Devil Off (99´, Switzerland, 2007)

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Haiku - Peter Entell

Haiku - Peter Entell (Orig.) / Switzerland

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Josh's Trees

Josh's Trees (Orig.) / 2005 / Switzerland / 76 min

When the best friend of the film director dies, his son is less than a year old. Five years later, the boy is just beginning to ask questions about his father. How can he construct an image of the Dad he doesn’t remember?

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Shake the Devil Off

Shake the Devil Off (Orig.) / 2007 / Switzerland / 99 min

It is six months after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans. Its inhabitants – mostly poor Afro-Americans – have lost their family, homes, and work.

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The Tube

Le Tube (Orig.) / 2001 / Belgium, Switzerland / 60 min

A little girl throws a fit when the television is turned off. What's going on? Everyone seems either hypnotized, addicted, or turned into a vegetable by the tube. Her father, a TV journalist, decides to get to the bottom of it.

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Trace of the future according to Peter Entell

Une trace du futur selon Peter Entell (Orig.) / 2014 / Switzerland / 2 min

Filmmakers that were selected at Visions du Réel in the past twenty editions celebrate the Festival's anniversary by each making a short movie in which they expose their view of the future.

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News

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2015: Nominees of the 8th Edition

Doc Alliance Selection Award 2015: Nominees of the 8th Edition

Discovering new film talents has become an inherent part of the brand of the European Doc Alliance Selection Award awarded by the independent Doc Alliance platform uniting seven key European documentary festivals since 2008. The list of nominees, names of the members of the jury as well as the new location of the award ceremony – Locarno IFF – were revealed in the last week of April.

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- 27.4.2015 -

DAS Award 2015 Nominee: Liwaa Yazji

DAS Award 2015 Nominee: Liwaa Yazji

With its 8th edition, the prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award moves to Locarno, Switzerland. There, one of the seven directors nominated for the award designed primarily for emerging documentary talents will receive the award on August 8. With her debut HAUNTED, Syrian native LIWAA YAZJI enters this year’s competition. Read about the success of her film as well as about her creative path towards documentary in our exclusive interview!

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- 20.4.2015 -

My Street Films Conquers Central Europe

My Street Films Conquers Central Europe

The amateur film movement keeps growing every day and the unique My Street Films map is a clear proof of that! The enthusiasm of filmmakers who are telling the stories of places they live in through their short films is spreading from London through the Czech Republic to three more European countries; Slovakia, Poland and Hungary thanks to DAFilms.com!

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- 13.4.2015 -

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