48-hour Journey to the Art Documentary World of CPH:DOX
Danish documentary festival CPH:DOX, as the last of festival partners of Doc Alliance for this year, offers the international audiences a unique chance to watch its currently screened films proving the wide range of themes and forms of the Copenhagen program. On this unique occasion, all of the selected films will be available for free streaming for the period of 48 hours from Sunday, November 17 to Monday, November 18 exclusively at DAFilms.com!
Danish documentary festival CPH:DOX, as the last of festival partners of Doc Alliance for this year, offers the international audiences a unique chance to watch its currently screened films proving the wide range of themes and forms of the Copenhagen program. Since its founding in 2003, CPH:DOX has represented an essential European film and cultural event, providing space to contemporary social themes treated in a highly artistic form. The festival further features the DOX:LAB project for the development of international cooperation, which focuses on the support of film communication between the European and non-European environments, the YOUNG:DOX education project as well as numerous meetings for film professionals. In cooperation with DAFilms.com, CPH:DOX invites you to explore the latest cinematic, social and artistic trends in a unique 48-hour journey! Watch 5 selected festival films from Sunday, November 17 to Monday, November 18 until midnight for free; for the whole week, you can also watch the dreamy retrospective documentary essay The Art of Catching screened at CPH:DOX in the past years.
The first among the 5 selected films, Pine Ridge, represents the young generation of Danish film directors. Scandinavian filmmaker Anna Eborn’s debut depicts life in a Native American reservation as experienced by its youngest inhabitants. The loss of illusions, imprisonment in a peculiar tourist space-time and a sense of uncertain future imbue the witness accounts of the protagonists, introduced by the director in a highly aestheticized and ethnographic way. British journalist Ben Lewis‘ Google and the World Brain, on the other hand, sets out from places of the stopped past towards the near future. The critical documentary follows the world library project conducted by internet giant Google. Should the public rejoice at the recovery of the Enlightenment ideal of an Encyclopédia or dread a single company‘s monopoly on literature and Western thought? The criticism of corporate and consumerist society is also present in the uncompromising personal and filmmaking experiment My Stuff by Finland‘s Petri Luukkainen. For the period of one year, he has decided to give up all material possessions and live a solitary life without buying new things in an unfurnished cellar space. The criticism of the capitalist present wrapped in a highly artistic form is also found in The Real Life by French filmmaker Arnaud Gerber. The director revisits the ideas of non-conventional French philosopher, anarchist and Catholic mystic Simone Weil, who, despite her fragile health, has set out to explore the working conditions in a Renault car plant in the 1930s. Her experience resulted in the book The Workers‘ Condition, the text of which is blended with scenes of dreamy Paris filmed on 16mm film. Paris is also the leitmotif of the last selected film by British director Richard Misek Rohmer in Paris. In the form of a film essay, Misek pays tribute to French New Wave representative Eric Rohmer, in whose film he has briefly appeared during his Paris visit, as he finds out at the beginning of his own film. Therefore the filmmaker sets out to the places of Rohmer’s films, providing commentaries and deep reflections on these in an impressionistic cinematic language.
On this unique occasion, all of the selected films are available for free streaming for the period of 48 hours from Sunday, November 17 to Monday, November 18 exclusively at DAFilms.com!
Films for the event
Pine Ridge (Orig.) / 2013 / Denmark / 77 min
19-year-old Bert Lee sits in the shades of a tree in Yo Park. Cassandra Warrior feeds her daughter Diamond Rose. Daniel Runs Close sweats under the sun at Wounded Knee Memorial site. Kassel Sky Little puts his boots on at the Waters Rodeo. Vanessa Piper is alone in the middle of Badlands. Lance Red Cloud hangs out behind the gas station at night. It is summer and they all live here, at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, USA.