About Moving Docs

Moving Docs brings powerful films to screens big and small – films you may never be able to see otherwise.

We enable a selection of European documentaries to cross borders and reach new audiences all over Europe.

These are films with an impact. They make you see the world differently. And they may even change your mind.

Moving Docs is the very first initiative of its kind, powered by our local and national partners across Europe, managed by the European Documentary Network, and supported by Creative Europe.

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    Citizen's Basic Income explained in 2 minutes

    What would life be like if your government made sure every citizen was financially secure – regardless of whether they worked or not?

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    #MyBlueEurope photo competition

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    Are you in love with the sea?

    Upload photos of your connection with the sea, rivers or lakes before 7 January 2017 and win a unique diving experience in Greece with the Grand Resort Lagonissi and the Athens Divers Club*, an online course by world record-holding freediver Sara CampbellCressi diving equipment**, and Dolphin Man cinema tickets across Europe.

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  • News about Moving Docs and our films

    Selected for Moving Docs 2018: Over the Limit

    A nail-biting behind-the-scenes drama about the intense physical and mental labor put into a sport that thrives on its beautiful aesthetics.

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    Selected for Moving Docs 2018: Silvana

    With her uncompromising lyrics against all forms of oppression, Swedish rapper Silvana Imam has taken Scandinavia by storm.

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    The extraordinary release of Raving Iran

    How did a niche documentary by a first-time director, about two unknown Iranian DJs, become one of Germany’s cinematic events of the year? Over 60,000 people in Germany have now seen Raving Iran, the debut feature by Susanne Regina Meures, and a year after its release the film continues to draw interest. On the occasion of the film's online launch in our MOVING DOCS Home Cinema, Kirstin Innes talked to Weronika Adamowska of Raving Iran’s distributors and Moving Docs partners, Rise and Shine Cinema, about how they did it.

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    Weronika Adamowska at the Moving Docs Outreach Workshop in Athens

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    Can family and music help a country find its way back from crisis?

    Chris Silver has watched A FAMILY AFFAIR, our latest addition to the MOVING DOCS Home Cinema. 

    “In order to find yourself you need to get lost. But if you lose yourself you need to find your way back.”

    These words of wisdom are spoken by Cretan musical legend George Xylouris, to his son Nick, as they practice together in a cramped apartment while on tour in northern Europe during a scene in the Greek/Australian documentary A Family Affair.

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    The words are, no doubt, one of countless lessons that have formed part of the young man’s lifelong apprenticeship as a member Greece’s most renowned musical clan. Indeed, the wild, largely improvised traditional music of Crete of which they are exponents, is itself like a great rambling exploration of the wilderness – a journey that is never quite the same – but always finally returns to the village having learned something.

    This key fragment of fatherly advice also speaks to a searing question that the film asks – what does it mean to carry traditions into the future in a time of often troubling change? 

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    Burning Out interview

    An interview between director Jérôme le Maire and co-writer Pascal Chabot.

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    Selected for Moving Docs 2017: Burning Out

    All over Europe burnout has reached epidemic proportions among employees in the public and private sectors. Will we end up killing ourselves? Or will we be able to find meaning and joy at work?

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  • Upcoming screenings

    Bobbi Jene in Berlin
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 20:00
    Ladenkino in Berlin, Germany
    Dolphin Man premiere in Athens
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at 19:30
    French Institute in Athens, Greece
    Dolphin Man in Thessaloniki
    January 31, 2018 to February 01, 2018
    Cine STAVROS TORNES in Thessaloniki, Greece
    Dolphin Man in Patra
    January 31, 2018 to February 01, 2018
    Pantheon Cinema in Patra, Greece
    Dolphin Man in Amaliada
    January 31, 2018 to February 01, 2018
    CineCinema in Amaliada, Greece
    Dolphin Man in Volos
    Saturday, February 03, 2018 at 19:30
    Achilleon Municipal Cinema in Volos, Greece
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