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).
News on the DAFilms portal
An original view of the world is offered through the selection of the best films of the Swiss film festival Visions du Réel Nyon (April 19 - 26). The festival whose tradition dates back to 1969 will present films including the awarded THE TURTLE´S RAGE where every frame contributes to the reconstruction of a torn relationship in front of the eye of the camera, and MATTHEW’S LAWS that crosses a border into the unknown and mysterious world of autism.
STREAM FOR FREE from April 15 to April 21.
- 15.4.2013 -
Film INTO OBLIVION visits the site of an unfinished railway in the inhospitable Russian taiga. Sixty years ago, thousands lost their lives here, but work was halted soon after Stalin’s death and today all that remains are rusting remains in the swamps. Eyewitness testimony is combined with a meditative boat trip and traces of asocial utopia.
- 8.4.2013 -
MyStreet is an online, user-generated film channel created by Open City Docs, inviting people from across the globe to tell their story through film. MyStreet stories are where you are, who you are and how you live… your place on the map. Anyone can upload their film from anywhere in the world.
MyStreet have specially curated a selection of films from the 2012 MyStreet competition shortlist, available to watch for free at Doc Alliance from April 1 to 7.
- 2.4.2013 -
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 -