“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
The Institute of Documentary Film, in collaboration with the Czech Film Center and with the support of the DAFilms.com portal, presents a panel of upcoming Czech documentaries and the Czech Docs catalogue introducing 89 upcoming and 22 recently finished Czech documentary films.
- 16.9.2015 -
The DAFilms.com documentary film portal presents films focusing on important themes of today, remarkable artists, festivals and emerging filmmaking hopefuls.
- 15.9.2015 -
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.
- 10.8.2015 -
Teams organising autumn film festivals keep busy even in the summer months, diligently working on their programme to produce an ever richer and more attractive film offer. This is also the case of Jihlava IDFF which is presenting its first edition of the Fascinations conference dedicated to the distribution and promotion of experimental films.
- 3.8.2015 -
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!
- 27.7.2015 -
Mallory, the latest film by Helena Třeštíková, received the Grand Prix for the best documentary film at the 50th anniversary edition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The long-term observational film follows the indomitable protagonist on her arduous journey to a dignified life.
- 20.7.2015 -
Summer definitely belongs to students and great expeditions. The online summer at DAFilms.com belongs to a great expedition to unique student films from around the world. Travel with us across Europe as well as outside it! Where exactly? Find out in our programme!
- 13.7.2015 -
How did the idea of presenting the Doc no Rio showcase of Brazilian documentary, a part of which is available exclusively online at DAFilms.com, come about? Why does it make sense to be interested in Brazilian film? The curator of the programme Maria Mendes has answers!
- 29.6.2015 -
The Doc Alliance festival season is in full swing! While the film world is preparing for the baking hot Marseille, the fall stop on the film festival map, Jihlava IDFF, is also getting ready; quite intensely in fact. The 19th edition is inspired by the theme of eternity and the festival visitors will be inspired by a truly exceptional guest – Julian Assange.
- 22.6.2015 -