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Filmmaker Danae Elon captures personal return to Israel in P.S. Jerusalem

Filmmaker Danae Elon captures personal return to Israel in P.S. Jerusalem

In 2010 director Danae Elon, pregnant with her third child, felt a strong urge to move from New York, back to her native city Jerusalem. P.S. Jerusalem is the story of the family’s consequent five-year long transition and adjustment to a life in the politically charged city. … Read entire article »

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Documentary highlights at the Berlinale 2016

Documentary highlights at the Berlinale 2016

The Berlinale is one of Europe’s film festivals which has championed the documentary genre for many years. And 2016 is no different, this year a total of 77 documentaries will be screening in a variety of forms.  … Read entire article »

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Taxi Tehran – this journey through Iran doesn’t last long enough

Taxi Tehran – this journey through Iran doesn’t last long enough

What starts out as a light and funny taxi ride through the capital, a two fingers up to the establishment that prevents a brilliant filmmaker from what he does best, is in fact a feature which gives the audience the most accurate and honest view yet of  the position and strength of cinema in a regime which is afraid to show its true face. … Read entire article »

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Berlinale starts new documentary programme

Berlinale starts new documentary programme

The European Film Market, Berlinale’s industry platform has announced they are including a documentary programme, with high-quality doc screenings and events. … Read entire article »

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The Unknown Known – documentary offers no justification but lots of political rhetoric

The Unknown Known – documentary offers no justification but lots of political rhetoric

The Unknown Known, Errol Morris’ interview with American politician and principal architect of the Iraq war, Donald Rumsfeld, adds little to our memory of the politician’s performances at press conferences, but vividly conveys how one man’s self-delusion and self-importance came to change the course of American history. … Read entire article »

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Documentaries and doc events at the Berlinale

Documentaries and doc events at the Berlinale

The Berlinale takes documentaries seriously. This is not only reflected by the fact that this year no fewer than 64 docs are screening in the various festival programmes, but also in the wide range of workshops, panels and presentations that are taking place in Berlin right now. … Read entire article »

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Untitled New York Review Of Books documentary by Martin Scorsese screens at Berlinale

Untitled New York Review Of Books documentary by Martin Scorsese screens at Berlinale

Untitled New York Review Of Books Documentary directed by Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi will be shown at the Berlinale as a work in progress. The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and key contributors. … Read entire article »

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