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- 4.5.2015 9:15 -

Discover the Power of Documentary – Anywhere, Anytime!

May

Are you planning trips outside the city or somewhere warm in the first days of May? Don’t forget to take a trip to the world of film as well! From the comfort of your favourite armchair, you can embark on an expedition to American experimental cinema or contemporary Iranian documentary. Travel online, anywhere and anytime!

America – the land of dreams come true or the land of lost illusions? Join us and set out on the Documentary Route 66! From May 4 to 10, you can explore the unique mixture of cultural and political values which gives the three letters U. S. A. their unmistakable character. You can look forward to the absurd experimental docudrama Public Hearing as well as the collage from the current world of online censorship RIP in Pieces America.

“Who cares about truth anymore? Let’s leave that to journalists.” Meet one of the most remarkable talents of contemporary Argentine documentary Mauro Andrizzi. Make use of the first opportunity to watch the director’s films online; from May 11 to 17, his global hits Iraqi Short Films as well as his films premiered in Venice In the Future and Accidentes Gloriosos are available for free streaming.

Have you only heard about Iran in the political news? Do not miss the opportunity to meet contemporary Iranian documentary. The selection of the most interesting films of the past years, including the visually impressive portrait Tinar, the urban legend Street Sultans as well as the narrative from the western micro-world My Name Is Negahdar Jamali and I Make Westerns is available from May 18 to 31 for free!

Discovering new film talents has become an integral part of the brand of the European Doc Alliance Selection Award presented by the independent festival platform Doc Alliance since 2008. This year, too, we have selected seven striking films and filmmakers one of whom will become the eighth award holder. Do not miss the list of nominees, the names of the members of the jury of critics as well as the information about the new location of the award ceremony; Festival del Film Locarno!

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