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2016 IDFA Interview: Peter Entell (Director- Like Dew in the Sun)

2016 IDFA Interview: Peter Entell (Director- Like Dew in the Sun)

All people are the same. The same sun shines over all of us. But people always want something more. – Raisa, a Ukrainian old lady Injustice, anger, hate, protest, war, destruction, death –the never-ending circle of the human race, the one that has been dictating our lives and societies for thousands of years. There is

2016 IDFA Interview: Mette Carla Albrechtsen & Lea Glob (Venus)

  “I blame capitalism”- Mette Carla Albrechtsen And now that I have the attention of both males and females, let’s talk about sexuality. We are trying to retrieve ourselves, our identities, while we are bombarded by brand new information daily- if not hourly. The number of genders is out of hand, and so are the

2016 IDFA Interview: Guido Hendrikx (Director- Stranger In Paradise)

You are not welcome. We don’t want you here. These are, probably, the two sentences that have caused the biggest discomfort during this year’s IDFA. Not because they were addressed to us, the audience, but because they reflect the harsh reality we are all trying to hide under the carpet; we all know at least one

2016 IDFA Interview: Tonislav Hristov (Director- The Good Postman)

A tiny village on the Bulgarian border with Turkey fights against humanity’s failure. “The Great Gate” is a small, Bulgarian village, close to the border with Turkey. In its glorious days, it had hundreds of residents. Nowadays, it counts less than 40, with the majority being elderly. As it is ironically stated by its name, the

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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

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2016 IDFA Interview: Coco Schrijber (How To Meet A Mermaid)

In ‘How to Meet a Mermaid’, the sea becomes a haven for mankind, locked in its struggle with its ‘indifferent universe’. Lex, Rebecca, and Miguel each have their own reasons to lay their lives in the hands of the capricious waters. The question remains, however, whether they will find what they so anxiously seek underneath

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