Art as a mediator of communication - Interview with the Ukrainian artist Alevtina Kakhidze following the screening of The Distant Barking of Dogs

As a part of the Travelling Docudays UA, in cooperation with the Biennale of Trust in Lviv, the festival held a screening of The Distant Barking of Dogs and a discussion attended by Alevtina Kakhidze. In her art, the artist, just like the film’s director Simon Lereng Wilmont, addresses the experience of a person who lives in the occupied territories. For example, in her project The Story of Klubnika Andreyevna, or Zhdanovka, Alevtina uses texts and images to speak about her mother’s life. She also works with children as a tolerance ambassador for the UN Development Programme in towns and cities near the separation line, establishing dialogue in the language of art. Before the film screening, we talked about trust, experience and tolerance.

 

 

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Docudays UA, our newest partner

Docudays UA is a unique international film festival about human rights, that runs almost all year long. It launches in the last week of March in the capital Kyiv, and operates from October to December with the Traveling Festival. Docudays UA works on the edge of civil society activism, art and culture in Ukraine and has several core goals: bringing global documentaries to Ukrainian citizens; bringing Ukrainian documentaries to global citizens; contributing to the level of observance of human rights in Ukraine and developing the critical thinking among their audience. Get to know more about the Moving Docs Ukrainian partner Docudays UA with Julia Kartashova.

“We promote human rights and popularize national and global docs, by sharing Ukrainian docs and art abroad, as well as produce the catalogue of Ukrainian documentary films and present it on the international festivals. We mostly target youth, which comprises about 70-80% of the festival visitors every year!"

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Moving Docs expands online with Home Cinema platform

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With its recently launched video-on-demand channel, "Moving Docs Home Cinema" now gives viewers around the world the opportunity to get instant access to a selection of critically acclaimed documentaries that are hard to find otherwise.

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Interview with Hanka Kastelicova, the co-producer of The Other Side of Everything

The co-producer of The Other Side of Everything, Hanka Kastelicova, attended the MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival, where she discussed the production of the documentary, the important story behind it and the progress of Eastern-European films. 

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Interview with Marta Prus, director of Over the Limit.

The director of Over the Limit, Marta Prus, attended the MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival, where she discussed Over the Limit, her effort to create "a documentary about a human being and not a sports documentary" and issues such as success and happiness. 

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Interview with Simon Lereng, the director of "The Distant Barking of Dogs"

The director of The Distant Barking of Dogs, Simon Lereng, attended the MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival and gave a thorough interview where he discussed his relationship with the film protagonist, Oleg, shared behind the scenes insights and talked about what drives him as a director.

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Educational materials around BUGS in Danish

BUGS, which is now available to watch online in our MOVING DOCS Home Cinema, explores the world of edible insects, and the question if we should overcome our engrained disgust and give them a try – just like two billion people around the world who eat them regularly. But will insects solve the problems with our food supplies?

 

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‘Take One Action’ film festival

 

Take One Action film festival takes place in Edinburgh and Glasgow from September 12-23 and shares powerful stories from 27 countries. Event screenings bring together communities, filmmakers, politicians, journalists, campaigners, businesses, academics and artists that want to inspire and to change the world. International, empowering, creative, accessible and questioning are the five key values of the festival.  Follow-on digital and weekend screenings in Aberdeen & Inverness create further opportunities for debate and social networking.

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Selected for Moving Docs 2018: Dreaming Murakami

Haruki Murakami, the great builder of dreamworlds, is himself an imaginary creature in this quietly engrossing documentary by Copenhagen’s Nitesh Anjaan.

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Selected for Moving Docs 2018: The Distant Barking of Dogs

A fly-on-the-wall portrait of a 10-year-old lad and the village where he lives, just a mile or so from the front line in the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war, it scooped top honors in IDFA's "First Appearance" Competition.

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