For some, September means the beginning of school; for us, September means the beginning of a great documentary programme! Enjoy it with us!
News on the DAFilms portal
This week Dafilms portal presents original choice of films that won numerous awards at world acclaimed festivals: 108 - Cuchillo de Palo, a personal story that brings two generations face to face in a confrontation revealing part of the hidden and silenced history of Paraguay. Film Bassidji takes you among the most extremist supporters of the Islamic Republic of Iran. René is an incredible story of a young man accompanied by a film camera from the age of eighteen, on his life’s journey between prisons and short intermezzos outside and last but not least Cooking history - a portrait of different military cooks from all over Europe who served in various armies and have witnessed the European wars of the 20th century.
- 28.5.2012 -
For more than 10 years, Dutch director Leonard Retel Helmrich has been returning to the homeland of his parents to observe and record the transformation of Indonesia in the turbulent years of economic and cultural globalization. The Dafilms portal presents all of the three parts of his famous documentary trilogy, including the latest film Position among the Stars. On the backdrop of the tension in Indonesian society, Helmrich’s camera follows the Sjamsuddin family living their daily lives of work and worries, mutual love and hatred. In the week from May 21, you can watch the first two parts of the trilogy; The Eye of the Day and Shape of the Moon; for free.
- 21.5.2012 -
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 -