“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.
DOC ALLIANCE SELECTION // 2013
In 2013 the Doc Alliance is proud to welcome Doclisboa as its seventh partner and has chosen a new procedure for selecting the films that will be screened at Visions du Réel, Planete Doc Film Festival Warsaw, FID Marseille, IDFF Jihlava, Doclisboa, DOK Leipzig and CPH:DOX Copenhagen in the Doc Alliance Selection section. Each member festival proposes a film and a film critic and will screen a minimum of 3 out of the 7 nominated films...
The film critics have formed a Jury and have selected the film:
CATIVERO / CAPTIVITY directed by André Gil Mata
The winner accepted the Doc Alliance Selection Award on May 20, 2013 at the Cannes film festival.
Nominated by CPH:DOX Copenhagen
America is an open book in Jonas Poher Rasmussen's semi-documentary road movie, where reality and fiction sway in a sensual pas de deux down the mythological highways. Bob Mason is a retired gentleman, who leaves the trailer park where he lives with his wife to go to Detroit, where his stolen car has just been found...
Nominated by DOC Lisboa
To be captive is to be confined, both in space and in time. The captive one is not only and necessarily a prisoner, but becomes an inherent part of that space, his identity being continually projected on it. The captivity space itself is in turn not inert; it is rather characterized by whomever it contains, it is shaped by that experience.
Nominated by FID Marseille
Eight years after leaving native Algeria for France, Lamine Ammar-Khodja decides to end his exile on January 6, 2011, the day major riots break out in Algiers. Organised chronologically, the film is a first-person narrative and, just like Aimé Césaire’s Cahier d’un retour au pays natal, to which the director pays tribute, it deals with the difficulties of getting back home...
Nominated by IDFF Jihlava
Twenty years after the collapse of the USSR, there is still a state in Europe where a bronze statue of Lenin looks down on the streets from his column, where the good old Soviet times are nostalgically remembered and where it is strictly forbidden to take photographs at railway stations...
Nominated by Planete Doc Film Festival
Danny, a young Norwegian, leaves his wealthy, conservative family to start a new life in the world's biggest metropolis of freedom, Berlin. There, he joins a group called Fuck For Forest. FFF raises money for their environmental cause by selling amateur porn on the internet. All the films are home-made. Access to the porn is unlimited, the monthly fee is $15...
Nominated by Visions du Réel Nyon
Ala'a Hassan, Samer, Tasneem and Waed are third-generation Palestinian refugees living in the Syrian camp at Yarmouk. They are part of “Les Chebabs”, a group they formed in their teenage years. With his observant camera in tow, Axel Salvatori-Sinz films these young people haunted by doubts about their future life choices, caught between loyalty to their friends and a desire to take flight, sometimes leaving the others far behind.