First-rate authorial documentaries, screenings out of cinema halls, personal meetings of filmmakers with viewers. This is happening over seven European countries now as part of the KineDok alternative distribution network. Before you set out to watch a film in a gallery, café, bar or factory, first browse online what documentaries KineDok has to offer.
Screenings in unusual places not only add a new dimension to the films themselves, but also aim to address new communities, opening up a debate on social issues. Climate crisis seen from the African perspective is the major topic of the documentary Thank You for the Rain. Through a personal story of Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, we can observe that his problems with crop failure caused by unstable weather have a much greater influence on us than would be expected. In turn, problems caused by extreme crop yields are being handled by Romanian farmers in the documentary Cabbage, Potatoes and Other Demons. The director, Serban Georgescu, settled in a little village for a whole year working as a farmer in order to find out whether this seemingly hopeless situation has a solution. Through the relieved topic of Funne: Sea Dreaming Girls, we observe a small group of grannies living in a village high up in Italian mountains who dream of catching a sight of the sea for the first time in their lives. In order to gather funds for the journey to the seaside, they decide to publish a calendar with themselves posing as models.
The KineDok project helps to convey screenings of authorial documentary films on the big screen in untraditional locations. The project is currently underway in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Norway, Romania and Croatia. Recently, an option of online viewing of films from any corner of the world has been made possible thanks to the cooperation with DAFilms.
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