“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.
News on the DAFilms portal
This year Andrzej Wajda Master School of Film Directing celebrates its 7th anniversary. On this occasion during 7 days – from the 23rd till 29th of November – you can watch FOR FREE the Schools best films on docalliancefilms.com.
- 6.11.2009 -
The film portal Docalliancefilms.com will present the first film from the series by significant Canadian documentarist Peter Mettler on November 12. The first film to be introduced in on-line distribution is Mettler’s three-hour “transcendental” essay Gambling, Gods and LSD from 2002.
- 5.11.2009 -
On November 15 & 16, Doc Alliance will offer a free stream of competitive films in two categories at CPH:DOX, Nov 6 - 15, 2009. The SHORT:DOX AWARD is a new online competition compromised of 10 short films, whose winner is chosen by the audience and is awarded 2,000 euros.
- 4.11.2009 -
Maggie in Wonderland was granted the Doc Alliance Selection award tonight at DOK Leipzig’s closing ceremony by an external jury of European film professionals that included Esther van Messel, Nino Kirtadzé and Krzysztof Kopczynski.
- 31.10.2009 -
Premiere on www.docalliancefilms.com: For the first time since launching the VoD portal DOK Leipzig presents a special Festival Stream. From October 27 to November 1 outstanding award-winning films from past festival editions are free for streaming on www.docalliancefilms.com.
- 19.10.2009 -
Swiss Filmmaker Peter Liechti’s The Sound of Insects - Record of a Mummy was recently granted the ‘Documentary Award’ by the European Film Academy, in co-operation with the European culture channel ARTE.
- 15.10.2009 -
This year’s autumn at docalliancefilms.com will bring a rich festival harvest, presenting a wide-ranging programme to be appreciated not only by festival spectators but also by those who have not been to any festival yet but are interested in an encounter with the documentary film.
- 13.10.2009 -
The short films series connected by a common title and subject represents a pleasant diversification of the Docalliancefilms program. Students of the Andrzej Wajda film school who created the individual films all got the same task: to represent “silence.”
- 27.8.2009 -
Author and reformed communist Pavel Kohout says sorry. Again! It makes one wonder whether it is still necessary for him at the age of eighty. Made at the occasion of his venerable anniversary, the documentary film does not provide any answers to this question. It is rather a commentary, letting witness accounts and records about Kohout speak rather than himself.
- 27.8.2009 -