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Explore what does it really mean to lead a life with individual bravery, in Shooting vs. Shooting, Burma VJ, Reporter or Our Newspaper.


What is behind the brief daily stories that reach us through the media? A selection of 4 groundbreaking films documents the lives of journalists in recent war conflicts or countries with disputable objective media. Explore what does it really mean to lead a life with individual bravery, in Shooting vs. Shooting, Burma VJ, Reporter or Our Newspaper.


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Burma VJ

Burma VJ (Orig.) / 2009 / Denmark / 85 min

Going beyond the occasional news clip from Burma, the acclaimed filmmaker, Anders Østergaard, brings us close to Burma’s video journalists who insist on keeping up the flow of news from their closed country despite risking torture and life in jail.

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Our Newspaper

Our Newspaper (Orig.) / 2011 / Netherlands / 58 min

Andrei Shkolny is a journalist, in the remote countryside of Russia and Moscow is a long way away. People are poor and disgusted by politics and newspapers...

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Shooting vs. Shooting

Shooting vs. Shooting (Orig.) / 2011 / Greece / 75 min

Shooting vs. Shooting is an international documentary that revolves around the wrongful deaths of many journalists and media workers in Iraq from the beginning of the war in 2003 till nowadays...

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Ever since 2008, Doc Alliance has been organising an international award intended especially for first-time directors. The Doc Alliance Selection Award helps up-and-coming filmmaking talents to put their name on the documentary map, providing a prize of EUR 5,000 to support their future projects. In 2016, Doc Alliance again nominated 7 outstanding films that will be vying for the 9th annual Doc Alliance Selection Award. The name of the winning title will be announced on August 7, 2016 during an official ceremony at the Locarno International Film Festival.

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