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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 / 3 min

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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

15 documentary festival hits in the second edition of KineDok

15 documentary festival hits in the second edition of KineDok

Last year saw the launch and pilot edition of KineDok, a unique international project presenting the screenings of creative documentary films enhanced by the debates with the authors of the films and various experts and by other interesting accompanying events. In 2016, this project, organized by the Institute of Documentary Film, offers 15 more European documentaries and brings site specific screenings also to the new audiences in Poland and Norway. Within the Czech Republic, the fans of creative documentaries have a chance to visit more than 150 screenings at at least 25 diverse places and explore current Czech and European documentary production.

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- 9.5.2016 -

A world in a box - Interview with Słavomir Batyra

A world in a box - Interview with Słavomir Batyra

Read an exclusive interview with Polish filmmaker Słavomir Batyra, director of THE GREAT THEATRE. He will guide you through the recesses of his short film just like his film guides the viewers through the recesses of the largest opera house in the world. Would you like some opera tickets or rather cinema ones? What about taking both?

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- 20.4.2016 -

International My Street Films project launches its third edition

International My Street Films project launches its third edition

The My Street Films competition, which invites the public to make their own short films from their surroundings, launches its third edition in the streets of Central Europe. The project originally comes from London where it mapped the city on the Thames through film stories about the streets and their inhabitants. In collaboration with DAFilms.com, the film map has expanded to the Czech Republic and from there to Slovakia, Poland and Hungary.

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- 13.4.2016 -

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