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Canada through poetic and experimental lens

Canada through poetic and experimental lens

We offer a selection of the most interesting Canadian documentaries from the database of the National Film Board. Until the end of the week, you have the opportunity to watch poetic, experimental and animated documentary films made in Canada. We will introduce, for instance, works by the noteworthy avant-garde author of film collages, Arthur Lipsett, and films such as Pour la suite du monde, Le règne du jour, Les voitures d'eau by the Canadian documentarist Pierre Perrault.

- 13.5.2013 -

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COOKING HISTORY

COOKING HISTORY

A documentary film about army cooks and how the everyday needs of thousands of armed stomachs affect the victories and defeats of statesmen. About the field kitchen as a model of a world where food preparation becomes a fight strategy; a fight for great ideals standing on strong legs of the kitchen table. The film is based on eleven recipes of the cooks since the Second World War till the war in Tchechenia; from France through the Balkans to Russia.

FOR FREE STREAM TO MAY 12.

- 6.5.2013 -

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WORLD INSPIRATION FROM VISIONS DU RÉEL

WORLD INSPIRATION FROM VISIONS DU RÉEL

One of the biggest documentary events, Visions du Réel Nyon, closed with a selection of the best world documentaries shown in the section Etat d'Esprit.

STREAM FOR FREE from April 29 to May 5

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ONCE I ENTERED A GARDEN Avi Mograbi and his long-time friend Ali embark on a journey to a land that existed before borders were created. A world that existed, even though most of the people and especially politicians pretend it never did. A world where communities were not divided along religious lines. With a light hand held camera, Mograbi continues to question the history of Israel. Everything is still possible.

- 29.4.2013 -

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Arsy-Versy?

Arsy-Versy?

Winner of film festivals from: Uppsala, Jihlava, Bratislava, Firenze, Krakow, Tallin, Munich, New York, Taipei, Bucharest, Zlín, Toronto, Hamburg, St. Petesburg, Vilnius, Wien = Arsy-Versy
STREAM FOR FREE TO APRIL 28

- 22.4.2013 -

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ORIGINAL VIEW OF THE WORLD IN NYON

ORIGINAL VIEW OF THE WORLD IN NYON

An original view of the world is offered through the selection of the best films of the Swiss film festival Visions du Réel Nyon (April 19 - 26). The festival whose tradition dates back to 1969 will present films including the awarded THE TURTLE´S RAGE where every frame contributes to the reconstruction of a torn relationship in front of the eye of the camera, and MATTHEW’S LAWS that crosses a border into the unknown and mysterious world of autism.

STREAM FOR FREE from April 15 to April 21.

- 15.4.2013 -

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Traces of asocial utopia

Traces of asocial utopia

Film INTO OBLIVION visits the site of an unfinished railway in the inhospitable Russian taiga. Sixty years ago, thousands lost their lives here, but work was halted soon after Stalin’s death and today all that remains are rusting remains in the swamps. Eyewitness testimony is combined with a meditative boat trip and traces of asocial utopia.

- 8.4.2013 -

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Your story told through film

Your story told through film

MyStreet is an online, user-generated film channel created by Open City Docs, inviting people from across the globe to tell their story through film. MyStreet stories are where you are, who you are and how you live… your place on the map. Anyone can upload their film from anywhere in the world.

MyStreet have specially curated a selection of films from the 2012 MyStreet competition shortlist, available to watch for free at Doc Alliance from April 1 to 7.

- 2.4.2013 -

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Doclisboa (new member of Doc Alliance) presents its best films

Doclisboa (new member of Doc Alliance) presents its best films

Since the beginning of January 2013, the Doc Alliance, running the DAFilms portal, has a new and respectable member – the Portuguese Doclisboa film festival that will offer its best festival films from the recent years online at DAFilms.com.

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FROM MARCH 25 TO MARCH 31

- 25.3.2013 -

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Backbreaking work is better than no work at all

Backbreaking work is better than no work at all

MASTERCLASS OF MICHAEL GLAWOGGER - Michael Glawogger first established himself as an author of experimental and short films. Subsequently, he started to shoot documentary films from all corners of the globe. His films include, for example, the documentary Working Man's Death that explores the limits of tolerability of physical work through a look at the everyday life of workers labouring in extremely difficult conditions.

- 18.3.2013 -

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The black box and life

The black box and life

East Silver Caravan – A special selection of new festival films from Central and Eastern Europe, presenting some of the best documentaries of the current film season. The selection of four interesting films will be available online, in addition to screenings at festivals such as in Krakow, Karlovy Vary or Rotterdam.

STREAM FOR FREE from March 11 to March 17

- 11.3.2013 -

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A Look Inside DAFilms: Part 1

A Look Inside DAFilms: Part 1

Did you know that the DAFilms.com portal celebrates its 10th anniversary this year? In the world of online distribution, this is an extraordinary thing; so we decided to celebrate our big anniversary by introducing the DAFilms.com team and our life outside the virtual reality.

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- 2.3.2015 -

On the “Eternity” of Short Film

On the “Eternity” of Short Film

Did you know that the history of short film is inseparably linked to documentary film? Read about the history of cinema, the unique Czech research project Atoms of Eternity and the potential of archive films online in our interview with film historian Lucie Česálková.

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- 23.2.2015 -

Documentary subscription is here!

Documentary subscription is here!

Besides the rich documentary programme, the new year also brings you a big bonus! From Monday, February 16, you can subscribe to the whole film catalogue of DAFilms.com, including more than 1 000 carefully selected films, for a month or for the whole year and stream without any limits! Subscribers can also look forward to many benefits and discounts. What are they? Read on!

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- 16.2.2015 -

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