“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.
Events on the DAFilms portal
Join us on a trip to the most remote holiday destination so far; the centre of Western Africa; during the last week of August. Looking through the camera of director Sylvain L’Espérance, we will offer you a unique encounter with the life stories of people that might seem distant at first glance; which, however, are closer to us than we would have thought. They have a common denominator that links us all; the unintended impact of globalization. In collaboration with Canada’s RIDM festival, DAFilms.com invites you to open three African film chapters in the week from August 29 to September 11 for free.
Do you like playing, or even better, escaping from the sphere of everyday life through video games? What would your passion for playing be like if your game console turned into your daily bread? Welcome to the world of professional online players; enter the high game where loss is not forgiven; watch the film of the week STATE OF PLAY for free!
Recall the key event of world history, the August Coup of 1991 which thawed the Cold War and dealt a death blow to the grandiose political octopus of USSR, with DAFilms.com. Admire period documentary footage sewn together by the masterful directorial hand of Sergei Loznitsa. Watch the world online premiere of Loznitsa’s latest film THE EVENT in the week from August 15 to 21 for free!
The summer holiday is a traditional time for us to embark on an adventure in the company of the students of Prague’s FAMU. Are you wondering what the young Czech filmmakers have learned in the past year, who has grown since last year and what themes reverberate in university circles today? Leave it to us and join us on a two-week leave with Prague students who have packed games for the road, postcards (1 CZK a piece), stories from the Balkans and a large dose of experiment in their backpacks.
Have a great viewing experience in the middle of the sultry summer and try the film titbits made by the most intriguing contemporary Austrian directors. In the cool shade of a tall tree and the giant of world music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, stream the film collage THE MOZART MINUTE in the week from July 25 to 31 for free!
Seize the unique opportunity to watch the winning film of this year’s edition of the prestigious French festival Cinéma du Réel LONG STORY SHORT for free! Look into the lives of people who keep striving for social acceptance despite the stigma of homelessness and poverty in their emotionally open video blogs. In the week from July 18 to 24, you can watch the exceptional film by renowned American video artist Natalie Bookchin deliberately defying the aesthetic of perfect film images and the strength of social prejudice.
Whether for the first time or again and even deeper, sail into the visually attractive and seemingly calm film waters, with the extraordinary audiovisual works by Austrian filmmaker and photographer Andreas Horvath reflecting on the surface. Be sucked into the dramatic whirlpool of modern historical events and learn to breathlessly observe the subtle suspense built within timelessness. Be amused, surprised, angered and lyrically enchanted by the director’s colourful film retrospective available at DAFilms.com from July 4 to 17 for free!
Check out our selection of the cream of Czech documentary crop vying for the title of the best documentary film in the “Czech Joy” section at one of the Doc Alliance festivals – Jihlava IDFF. You can now enjoy the fruits of the local documentary harvest directly from your home and join DAFilms.com to celebrate the upcoming twentieth anniversary of the festival. Watch films made by the rising stars and constants on the Czech documentary skies from June 20 to July 3 online for free!
There are only five weeks left until this year’s 27th edition of Doc Alliance member FIDMarseille. The sun-drenched seaport will then raise its red-and-white festival flags and offer international audiences refuge in air-conditioned cinemas. However, as always, FID Marseille will offer anything but simple respite, presenting instead a wealth of artistically and critically challenging new documentaries. Before meeting the new stars of the Cote d’Azur, from June 6 – 19 join us to celebrate the festival winners of FIDMarseille 2015!