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Dan Geva

Dan Geva

Israel

Biography

Dan Geva is one of the most important representatives of his country's younger generation of filmmakers. In his films — most of which are made in close collaboration with his co-scriptwriter, co-director and editor Noit Geva — he challenges national myths and political symbols by linking them to personal memories and feelings from a radical, self-centered perspective and by analyzing them critically. Whether an experimental exploration of a big city's' rhythm, a subversive examination of Israel's history by reinterpreting a film by Chris Marker, or an attempt at a filmic reconstruction of the events marking a massacre, the approach taken by the two Gevas excitingly confronts highly intimate issues and puts our foregone conclusions into question.


Filmography:
Yerushalaim (13', Israel, 1993)
Jerusalem: Rhythms of a Distant City (12', Israel, 1993)
Kach Na Et Bincha (10', Israel, 1994)
17-23, 40 Devarim Shetsrihim La'avor (85', Israel, 1999)
Ma Sheraiti B'Hebron (73', Israel, 2001)
Tza'ad Revi'i La'matbe'a/Description of a Memory (80', Israel, 2006)
Footsteps in Jerusalem (Israel, 2013)

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Description of a Memory

Description of a Memory (Orig.) / 2006 / Israel / 80 min

Israel of today is the country, which the French Master could not even have imagined...

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On January 15, the first edition of the international conference Film Literacy Lab dealing with the topic of film education was held in Prague. 7 European documentary film festivals presented their film educational methods and started a creative dialogue on 'How to teach about film?' in the present-day cultural landscape. The event was initiated by Doc Alliance and served as an introduction to the online educational platform Doc Alliance Academy.

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Nina Numankadić: What is important is the quality of the films. We were never after quantity.

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The online documentary cinema DAFilms.com celebrates its 10th anniversary. It is one of the first VOD portals in the world. Managing director of DAFilms.com Nina Numankadić replies to 5 questions concerning the directors‘ changing approach to the online distribution of their films and other topics.

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- 25.1.2016 -

Miroslav Janek: I show my cards to the viewers so they can play with me more easily

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As a bonus to the retrospective of films by Miroslav Janek, we are bringing you an interview with the remarkable Czech director (as well as editor and cinematographer). Learn more about how he drives himself out of the editing room, about Citizen Havel, about shooting with children as well as about his new upcoming project.

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