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CPH:DOX Announces ‘Last Men In Aleppo’ 2017 Opening Night Film

CPH:DOX Announces ‘Last Men In Aleppo’ 2017 Opening Night Film

Having just received the Grand Jury Documentary Prize at Sundance last week, ‘Last Men in Aleppo’ will now open the 2017 CPH:DOX Documentary Festival. The 15 March screening marks the European Premiere of the acclaimed documentary, as CPH:DOX brings its 14th lineup across Denmark. The date also marks exactly 6 years since the Syrian revolution started,

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2016 IDFA Review: Nowhere To Hide

Hot off its best feature length documentary win at the 2016 International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Zaradasht Ahmed’s ‘Nowhere to Hide’ is the story of a male nurse named Nori Sharif who worked in a hospital in Jawala, part of the country’s “triangle of death” in its central region, from the time the U.S. army left

TFF 2016 Review: After Spring

The worldwide refugee crisis has displaced a record 60 million people from their homes — the most since the end of World War II. Syria’s civil war alone is the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Half the country’s pre-war population — more than 11 million people — have been killed or forced to flee

2015 Sundance Film Festival Filmmaker Profile: Sophie Deraspe (Director – ‘The Amina Profile’)

Amina Arraf, an attractive Syrian-American revolutionary, is having an online affair with Sandra Bagaria, a young, brilliant and well-informed Montreal professional. Amina then launches her provocatively named blog, A Gay Girl in Damascus. As the Syrian uprising gains momentum, the blog acquires a huge following. But it’s Amina’s subsequent abduction—carried out in broad daylight in

Interview: Alexandre Moors (Director – ‘BLUE CAPRICE’)

The striking feature film debut of writer-director Alexandre Moors, ‘BLUE CAPRICE’ is a harrowing yet restrained psychological thriller about an abandoned boy lured to America into the shadows of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by true events, ‘BLUE CAPRICE’ investigates the notorious and horrific Beltway sniper attacks from the point of view of the two

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