Here's a recording from yesterday's Moving Docs online session (more info here) with Tim Horsburgh of Kartemquin Films.
At the next Moving Docs online session for all of our screening partners, we’re looking across the pond again for some cutting-edge inspiration for the outreach work all of us are undertaking.
Kartemquin Films in Chicago have been making social-issue documentaries for more than 50 years – and outreach has been part of that from the very beginning: they’ve always taken their films to the people, they do lots of educational work, and also see themselves as media activists – for example advocating fair use. They’re best known for Hoop Dreams, one of the most successful American documentaries that also triggered a scholarship fund for school children. As an organisation, Kartemquin is not your ordinary production or distribution company either: they’re set up as a non-profit collaborative.Read more
In this chilling and explosive in-depth examination into the modern age of policing, directors Monika Hielscher and Matthias Heider pose an important question: How much freedom and human awareness are we willing to give to the limited logic of technology?
Posted by Pre-Crime · September 04, 2017 6:27 PM
Bobbi Jene is a love story, portraying the dilemmas and inevitable consequences of ambition. It is a film about a woman's fight for independence, a woman trying to succeed with her own art in the extremely competitive world of dance.
Posted by Bobbi Jene · September 04, 2017 5:45 PM
Big Time follows star architect Bjarke Ingels over a period of 6 years while he is struggling to complete his largest projects yet, the New York skyscraper W57 and World Trade Center 2. An intimate look into the life of a genius innovative mind and his struggle to maintain his own persona, while making the world a better place to live.
Posted by Big Time · September 04, 2017 6:00 PM
By day, Samantha Montgomery cares for the elderly in one of New Orleans’s toughest neighborhoods. By night, she writes and sings her own songs as Princess Shaw on her confessional YouTube channel. Across the globe, Ophir Kutiel, known as Kutiman, creates video mash ups of amateur Youtube performers. Two strangers, almost 7,000 miles apart, begin to build a song.
Amidst the gloom and cynicism about social media, one documentary reminds us just how suddenly lives can change and unlikely friendships blossom – all thanks to online connections.
Posted by Kyveli Short · September 19, 2016 10:29 AM
Posted by Kyveli Short · August 04, 2016 3:48 PM
A GOOD AMERICAN is a gripping docu-thriller about a groundbreaking surveillance programme, the brilliant mastermind behind it, and how a perfect alternative to mass surveillance was killed by NSA management for money – three weeks prior to 9/11.
In the confusion of Brexit and facing little opposition, the UK’s new Prime Minister has pushed through a surveillance bill that goes further than any other democratic country. The so-called 'Snooper’s Charter' will soon become law – so what will it mean in practice?
At the UK premiere of A Good American, NSA analyst-turned-whistleblower Bill Binney made a strong case against mass surveillance and for the need to focus.
Not your usual Q&A: Ex-NSA analyst urges the audience at Take One Action film festival to fight ‘totalitarian’ surveillance and praises the power of documentary to expose corruption and wrongdoing. Our write-up of A Good American’s premiere in Edinburgh.
HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD chronicles the adventures of an eclectic group of young pioneers – Canadian hippie journalists, photographers, musicians, scientists, and American draft dodgers – who set out to stop Richard Nixon’s atomic bomb tests in Amchitka, Alaska, and end up creating the worldwide green movement.
Posted by Kyveli Short · May 12, 2016 9:33 AM
Twelve amazing, crazy, funny and tragic cartoonists defend democracy and have fun with their pencil at the risk of their lives. They come from France, Tunisia, Russia, America, Burkina Faso, China, Algeria, the Ivory Coast, Venezuela, Israel and Palestine.
Posted by Elektra Peppa · April 13, 2016 4:23 PM
DREAMCATCHER explores the cycle of neglect, violence and exploitation which each year leaves thousands upon thousands of girls and women feeling that prostitution is their only option to survive. By following the very charming, charismatic and truly empathic Brenda, we enter the lives of young women and see in verité footage their realities from their points of view.
Posted by Elektra Peppa · April 06, 2016 3:52 PM