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 31 December 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

    New survey: "Strategic Investments in the Future of Film"

    Here's a new study by Europa Cinemas that may be of interest to Moving Docs partners and the wider industry.

    It shows how – while consumer demand challenges the status quo – those venues that continuously invest are the ones that thrive and grow.

    The report includes lots of case studies of cinemas across Europe and how they function as social spaces.

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    Now in your MOVING DOCS Home Cinema: Raving Iran

    Kirstin Innes finds hope and black comedy in Raving Iran, a story of two young DJs following the beat and defying the authorities.

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    Midway through Raving Iran, our protagonists,  two young Iranian house DJs, Anoosh & Arash, are trying to get a CD of their latest album printed and distributed. They go through the official channels for permission and are turned away; Iran’s strict laws prohibit the distribution of any music that is not traditional, and various aspects of their packaging – Latin typeface, a picture of a man with his back exposed, any depiction at all of their female singer – are turned down. They try an endless succession of printers and then shopkeepers, and time and again they hear the question “is it political?”. No, they say, genuinely baffled each time. It’s just music.

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    Dive like Dolphin Man – virtually

    An immersion into the deep blue universe of freediving, DOLPHIN MAN VR is a companion program to the Moving Docs documentary, Dolphin Man.

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    Meet Daphne – our adopted dolphin!

    Adoption papers are here and Moving Docs is proud to welcome Daphne to the family!

    In parallel to the release of the documentary Dolphin Man, Moving Docs has decided to raise awareness about sea life by adopting a dolphin through the Slovenian Marine Mammal Society, Morigenos

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    The personal is political

    As world leaders gather in Bonn for the 23rd annual “conference of the parties” (COP) under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, Kirstin Innes watches Thank You For The Rain – for the immediate, personal impact of climate change.

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    “Last season, we were saying, there is no rain. No rain no rain no rain. Now we are flooded. Everything is being contradicted. Planning, failures. Planning, failures.” 
    – Kisilu Musya, in Thank You For The Rain

    Climate change is an abstract idea to most of us in the West. We might note it’s getting wetter, or that summers are less sunny than they were when we were kids, but safe inside our houses, with everything we need more or less at the touch of a button, we can shut it out at the end of a day.  It’s something Norwegian filmmaker Julia Dahr, director of Thank You For The Rain, was aware of in 2010 when, aged 23, she decided to make a film showing the effects of climate change on humans.

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    Wars of truth

    Sift through the layers of Syria’s war of misinformation while bearing witness to the work of the White Helmets.

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    “What is there left to say about the White Helmets?” asked the Guardian’s review of Last Men In Aleppo after its Sundance world premiere. Although the review was very positive, the writer was keen to point out the shorter 40-minute run-time of Netflix’s Oscar-winner The White Helmets, another documentary about Syria’s first responders, the Syrian Civil Defense – the volunteer teams who got survivors and bodies out of bombed buildings in besieged East Aleppo. Are we jaded Western viewers just all White-Helmetted out?

    Yes, we’ve all seen the footage; from YouTube clips circulated on Facebook, to broadcast news reports. The digging through the rubble, the rescued children, dead babies, screaming parents. The dust, on everyone, all skin ghoulish grey whether living or dead. For a while in 2016, the world had its eye on Aleppo; now things have moved on. This documentary, filmed until 2015, when filmmaker Feras Fayad was forced to flee Syria under threat for his life, is now a historical tract from a very changed city.

    Here’s why you should watch it, then, why you should take in all one-hour-forty-four of its runtime, rather than the condensed hour-long edit, or just making do with Netflix’s shorter piece. This film is as much about what happens in the spaces in between the cycle of bombings and rubble-scrabbling. It’s about the banality of life in a warzone, the way those extreme images we in the West can dip into for a couple of minutes become everyday experience when you’re living them.

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  • Upcoming screenings

    Free Lunch Society in Istanbul
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 19:00
    PERA Museum in İstanbul, Turkey
    Free Lunch Society in Barcelona
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 19:00
    Dolphin Man in Ljubljana
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 19:00
    Kinodvor in Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Dolphin Man in Skopje
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 20:00
    Kino Kultura in Skopje, Macedonia
    Dolphin Man in Banja Luka
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 20:00
    GPJ Jazavac in Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Dolphin Man in Gent
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at 20:00
    Cinema Sphinx in Gent, Belgium
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