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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

Iraqi film Homeland winning the Doc Alliance Selection Award 2015

Iraqi film Homeland winning the Doc Alliance Selection Award 2015

Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel has won the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The winning film is composed of two parts – the first was shot before the US army’s invasion of Iraq while the second part captures the post-war events – providing an essential report on the turning point in the country’s development. Instead of shorthand news features on the events in Iraq, it brings an impressive portrayal of life in the country. Director Fahdel received the award at the Locarno film festival.

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- 10.8.2015 -

Explore the fascinating world of experimental film!

Explore the fascinating world of experimental film!

Teams organising autumn film festivals keep busy even in the summer months, diligently working on their programme to produce an ever richer and more attractive film offer. This is also the case of Jihlava IDFF which is presenting its first edition of the Fascinations conference dedicated to the distribution and promotion of experimental films.

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- 3.8.2015 -

A Look Inside DAFilms: Part 4

A Look Inside DAFilms: Part 4

Despite the holiday season, we keep bringing you new documentaries that can travel with you anywhere you go. Each week, acquisitions manager Diana Tabakov selects them carefully for you, searching for them on the websites of festival catalogues and in dark video libraries. Learn more about her job!

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- 27.7.2015 -

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