Homeland (Iraq Year Zero) by Abbas Fahdel has won the Doc Alliance Selection Award. The winning film is composed of two parts – the first was shot before the US army’s invasion of Iraq while the second part captures the post-war events – providing an essential report on the turning point in the country’s development. Instead of shorthand news features on the events in Iraq, it brings an impressive portrayal of life in the country. Director Fahdel received the award at the Locarno film festival.
News on the DAFilms portal
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.
STREAM FOR FREE
FROM MARCH 25 TO MARCH 31
- 25.3.2013 -
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 -
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 -