Slowly but surely, the fall festival season announces its awaited arrival! See what documentary surprises the three Doc Alliance festivals that will open their imaginary film gates in October have in store for you! Get a taste of the festival programmes of Doclisboa, Jihlava IDFF and DOK Leipzig.
News on the DAFilms portal
This week the Dafilms portal presents a considerable portion of European “exoticism”. Take a trip through the unique landscape of the Balkans with three remarkable documentaries. Although the protagonists of The Shutka Book of Records, The Mosquito Problem and Bahtalo! are rather poor, do not expect a heavy social drama. One can only live merrily without money! From May 14, you can watch the three films for free for a whole week.
- 14.5.2012 -
Belgian filmmaking globetrotter Thierry Michel has revisited Congo, a former colony of his native country, referred to as “the dark heart” of Africa. After his successful films Mobutu, King of Zaire and River Congo, Beyond Darkness, he has extended his Congo filmography by Katanga Business. Providing a realistic and critical look behind the scenes of the mining of strategic resources, the documentary reveals the deep scar dug into the land and lives of the inhabitants of one of the most fascinating and tried African countries by the shovel of globalized corporate industry. Thierry Michel gives unceasing evidence to the fact that the times of colonial barbarism and rampant plundering, started by the infamous “bloody” king Leopold II in Congo in the 19th century, are not yet over. Katanga Business is available in premiere at DAFilms.com from April 30. During the first two days, you can stream the film for free.
- 30.4.2012 -
Recently, the Dafilms portal introduced two documentaries by director Michael Noer; Vesterbro and Wild Hearts; and we promised to add more. The time has come and so has Son of God. A common project of Michael Noer and Khavn de la Cruz, the film is part of a series of creative cooperations initiated and produced by the DOX:LAB film workshop. The sample from the production of the film laboratory presented at the Dafilms portal includes four documentaries; from April 16 to 22, you can watch them for free.
- 16.4.2012 -
If all you have left after your unfortunately deceased father is a box of three thousand negatives, there are two things you can do. Either you put it under your bed and try to burry your memories along with it or you dive into the painful past and make a film about it. Or even two.
From April 9 to 15, you can stream the films Boogie Woogie Daddy and Inbetweener by Swedish director Erik Bäfving at Dafilms for free.
- 9.4.2012 -
Thanks to the new Home Master Class project, the DAFilms portal presents not only documentary films but also documentary filmmakers. The first filmmaker to introduce his films to DAFilms visitors is Czech director and producer Filip Remunda, co-author of Czech Dream and Czech Peace. From March 26, you can stream his lecture and film previews for free.
- 26.3.2012 -
This week, the DAFilms portal presents films by one of the most significant Belarusian filmmakers of today. Out of the rich filmography of Victor Asliuk, we have selected three short-length documentaries from the Belarusian countryside; the director’s favourite setting.
- 19.3.2012 -
DOX BOX Global Day is a manifestation of solidarity with the DOX BOX film festival, the Syrian filmmakers and not least the Syrian people in these troubled times.
This year's festival was announced to take place from March 7 - 15. The festival management, however, has found the situation in Syria too critical and has chosen to cancel the festival. Instead, they have invited documentary film festivals around the world to participate in a part protest, part celebration under the heading DOX BOX Global Day. Doc Alliance Films portal is pleased to participate, and to invite anyone to watch Syrian documentary films online…
- 14.3.2012 -
Young Israeli documentarist Robby Elmaliah seems to have discovered a new autonomous state on the border strip between Israel and Gaza. Taking up a few dusty square metres of land, it is home to two bearded, permanently dissatisfied residents who are not going to give it up.
- 12.3.2012 -