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DOC ALLIANCE SELECTION OF THE MOST INTERESTING FILMS

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Doc Alliance Selection provides a distinctive choice of films from all DAFilms partner festivals.


We have prepared a retrospective of the films nominated for the Doc Alliance Selection Award.
You can stream 4 of them from May 20 to 26 FOR FREE: The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years without Images – director Eric Baudelaire reveals one of the best kept secrets of Japanese cinematography and society associated with the Japanese red army. The story of a forgotten visionary, a maverick, a wanderer: One Billion Happy People. Or a filmic search for the worldwide phenomenon of the micronation movement Empire Me - New Worlds Are Happening. Work Hard, Play Hard about a world in which people are completely committed to making their job their purpose in life.


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Films for the event

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Citizen Havel

Občan Havel (Orig.) / 2007 / Czech Republic / 120 min

Begun in 1992 and stemming from a chain of historical events all wedded to the person of Václav Havel, director Pavel Koutecký set out to render a portrait of the first president of Czech Republic.

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Into Eternity

Into Eternity (Orig.) / 2010 / Denmark / 75 min

“This place is not a place of honour. No esteemed deeds are commemorated here. This is not a place for you. What is here is dangerous and repulsive. The danger will still be present in your time, as it is in ours.”

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The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy

The Sound of Insects: Record of a Mummy (Orig.) / 2009 / Switzerland / 88 min

Peter Liechti's documentary is the winner of European Film Awards Prix ARTE for best European documentary in 2009. This year's edition of European Film Awards will take place in Berlin on 3 December.

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Olda

Olda (Orig.) / 2010 / Czech Republic / 80 min

Having been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and suffered two strokes, Ms. Oldriska lives with her dog in an apartement with a lovely view of Brno. Using a simple digital camera she records a few days of her life.

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The Arrivals

Les Arrivants (Orig.) / 2009 / France / 111 min

Everyday routine in a centre for asylum seeking families in Paris. Social workers and new arrivals on the edge of a nervous breakdown...

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Maggie in Wonderland

Maggie vaknar på balkongen (Orig.) / 2008 / Finland, Sweden / 72 min

A surreal report from the peripheries of 'the people's home'. Maggie, a Kenyan woman who loves gold jewellery and suffers from severe pigeon phobia, lives in a Malmö suburb. A journey into a wild, life-affirming and mentally disordered world.

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Auto*Mat

Auto*Mat (Orig.) / 2009 / Czech Republic / 90 min

A playful action essay about our automobile-automatic society, a cultural and social project to revive cities and a provocative tool: Prague’s first ‘car free’ day.

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Everything Is Relative

Alt er relativt (Orig.) / 2008 / Denmark / 75 min

"Everything is Relative" is a kaleidoscopic fusion of documentary sequences, archive material and tableau's of human beings. It seeks to portray how our reactions to challenges in life are relative to the conditions that guide our individual lives.

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Brother Sister

Bruder Schwester (Orig.) / 2010 / Germany / 90 min

A nun is in love with a dead monk – and her niece with her own deceased brother. Two pairs of siblings. And two destinies connected by more than mere kinship.

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