Despite the holiday season, we keep bringing you new documentaries that can travel with you anywhere you go. Each week, acquisitions manager Diana Tabakov selects them carefully for you, searching for them on the websites of festival catalogues and in dark video libraries. Learn more about her job!
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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 -
CZECH RAPUBLIC - First documentary about the Czech hip hop scene shows how close the Czech rap can come to humour and irony.
PERMANENT RESIDENCE PRAGUE - Starring Prague Mayor Pavel Bém, Metropolitan policemen and roofless people.
MARCELA - The story of Marcela was especially moving as we witness the death of her daughter at the end.
MY 20TH CENTURY - Director Olga Sommerová examined the private lives of three Czech women born before WW2, during the time of the first Czechoslovak Republic.
- 24.2.2013 -
The acclaimed director Audrius Stonys ranks among the most prominent Lithuanian documentary filmmakers. According to Stonys, the issue of freedom plays the main part in cinematography, being more important than any aesthetic criterion. Especially as there still are attempts to restrict such freedom, only they have taken the form of dictatorship of money. Stonys believes that documentary filmmaking was not born out of the desire to provide information. It was born out of astonishment and the possibility of being able to stop time and contemplate the miracle called “the world”.
- 18.2.2013 -
for FREE STREAM from February 4 to February 17
Agnès Varda's creative film Cléo from 5 to 7 is considered one of the gems of the French New Wave. Varda herself is against categorising. In her films, she focuses on topics such as sex, ageing, death and breaking social taboos.
- 4.2.2013 -
Jørgen Leth is a leading figure in experimental documentary filmmaking. We offer a sequel by a rigorously selected retrospective of this Danish director known for example for The Impossible Hour and Life in Denmark.
STREAM FOR FREE from January 28 to February 3
- 28.1.2013 -
World economics – actually a cultural phenomenon?
from January 21 to January 27
Economics not only describes the world, but establishes normative standards, identifying ideal conditions. What is the point of economics? Find the answers to your questions in our selection.
- 17.1.2013 -
MASTERCLASS OF WERNER HERZOG
He is only half-joking when he claims to have re-invented the cinema, as he never held any interest in the films of others and did not want to learn from anyone.
Only few filmmakers manage to remain a mystery, despite having made dozens of films. This is the case of Herzog. We invite you to a meeting during which we will at least partly unravel the Herzog mystery: MASTERCLASS OF WERNER HERZOG.
- 14.1.2013 -
WERNER HERZOG MASTERCLASS
AT THE 7 PLANETE DOC FILM FESTIVAL IN 2010
from January 14 to 20
Director (fictional films, documentary films and operas) Herzog has won numerous national and international awards for his films. He has his own idea of what cinema is. He is only half-joking when he claims to have re-invented the cinema, as he never held any interest in the films of others and did not want to learn from anyone.
- 9.1.2013 -