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Slave Inside Us. An interview with Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky about Motherland or Death

Slave Inside Us. An interview with Russian filmmaker Vitaly Mansky about Motherland or Death

In Motherland or Death you don't add to the uncritical fascination with the Island of Freedom but you don't talk to dissidents either. You avoid siding with any of these typical images of contemporary Cuba. The film is rather a portrait of decay and rupture... An interview with Vitaly Mansky on Russian documentary world by Hana Rezkova (IDF).

- 2.12.2013 -

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“They get born with that Scandinavian gene, you know…”

“They get born with that Scandinavian gene, you know…”

Report of the Doc Alliance Films team from our Danish festival partner CPH:DOX.

- 18.11.2013 -

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Will There Be a “Great Night“ at CPH:DOX? Interview with Jihlava IDFF winner Petr Hátle

Will There Be a “Great Night“ at CPH:DOX? Interview with Jihlava IDFF winner Petr Hátle

The Great Night by young Czech director Petr Hátle has been one of the surprising winners of the recent Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival. However, the film’s journey to prestigious international film destinations has only started in Jihlava. Currently, The Great Night is screened at another Doc Alliance partner festival, Danish CPH:DOX. Will it be a success as well?

- 11.11.2013 -

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It´s got a name. Call it Golden Dove.

It´s got a name. Call it Golden Dove.

The first among the subjective reports by Doc Alliance Films team members from their European trips to partner festivals. Our journey starts in the cinematic world of Germany’s DOK Leipzig festival indulging in animated films and new contemporary documentary genres.

- 4.11.2013 -

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Animated Documentary as Strong Social Testimony

Animated Documentary as Strong Social Testimony

The German festival DOK Leipzig has been presenting the genre of animated documentary film to the audiences for 17 years. The international significance of the festival’s Animadoc section will be definitely confirmed by this year’s launch of the new unique Animadoc Dove award which will go to directors of films on the border between documentary and animated film for the first time in the festival’s history.

- 28.10.2013 -

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- 27.10.2013 -

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Day-and-date release premiere – an experiment or a change in film distribution?

Day-and-date release premiere – an experiment or a change in film distribution?

On a single day, you can watch the premiere of a new film online and go see it in your favourite cinema. A music of the future, an experiment with the viewers, or a new distribution trend? DAFilms.com and Artcam distribution company have teamed up to offer a brand new film premiere experience to Czech viewers. On Thursday, October 24, they present the award-winning film An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker by Bosnian director Danis Tanović both in cinemas and online.

- 21.10.2013 -

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How does a blind girl feel the love?

How does a blind girl feel the love?

White Cane Day

Interview with Juraj Lehotský, the director of the documentary Blind Loves, about the hidden impulses of love and the revealing of the new worlds.

For many, the world of the blind represents a space filled with darkness and emptiness. However, as is clear from the five films offered for free at DAFilms.com in the week from October 14 to 20, marking the international White Cane Day, their world, too, is brimming with flavours, sounds and physical sensations. These transform the familiar surroundings into brand new and fascinating forms, within which powerful family, friendly and romantic emotions crystallize. Complicated, tender, exhausting, devoted, dependent – what is the nature of love for those who will never see their beloved ones?

- 14.10.2013 -

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Films by Czech Film Pioneers for the First Time Online

Films by Czech Film Pioneers for the First Time Online

On the occasion of its year’s 70th anniversary, the National Film Archive has prepared several new projects, looking to attract not only film audience, but also wide public. For the first time in history and in cooperation with the international documentary platform Doc Alliance Films, the archive films will find their way to the Internet.

- 30.9.2013 -

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Cinema in Portugal today

Cinema in Portugal today

The current Portuguese Government took a clear stand regarding culture and arts from day one: sidelining the Ministry of Culture and appointing a Secretary of State reporting directly to the Prime Minister. And since then – and not innocently – culture and arts have been treated according to an economic vision subservient to markets and commercial goals

- 26.9.2013 -

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Addicted to Films by Peter Mettler

Addicted to Films by Peter Mettler

Canadian artist Peter Mettler makes films that turn viewers across the world into addicts. By means of optical illusions, layering of images and changes of perspective, Mettler brings a brand new, so far unknown sensory experience. Watch the director’s retrospective from April 21 to May 4!

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- 21.4.2014 -

The Czech and the Slovak premiere of Sacro GRA will be enriched by photos of highways taken by the audience

The Czech and the Slovak premiere of Sacro GRA will be enriched by photos of highways taken by the audience

How can the audience participate in a film premiere actively? DAFilms.com offers to the Czech and the Slovak viewers a unique chance to create a visual material presented during the local day and date release of SACRO GRA, the first documentary winner of the Venice Film Festival. How to do it? Here is the outline! We are very sorry, but the text is available only in Czech.

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- 16.4.2014 -

Every Age Has Its Own Heroes. An interview with Andrey Gryazev

Every Age Has Its Own Heroes. An interview with Andrey Gryazev

How important can the role of politically engaged art in the times of political repression and wild transformation be? When does it become impossible to stay silent; and is political art the right way to speak out loud? DAFilms.com spoke about these questions with Andrey Gryazev, director of the documentary film Tomorrow.

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- 14.4.2014 -

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