Interviews

Interviews

dark rider

Two wheels good

In Dark Rider, currently in advanced post-production, self-confessed petrolhead Eva Küpper follows blind motorbike rider Ben Felton in his pursuit to be the fastest non-sighted person ever on two wheels.
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Placed in the Epicentro

Producer Martin Marquet discusses Hubert Sauper’s Epicentro, which won the Grand Jury Prize of Sundance World Cinema Doc Competition, and is sold by Wild Bunch at EFM.
FIPADOC

Doc town Biarritz

Managing and artistic director Christine Camdessus explains the raison d’être of French doc fest FIPADOC, which kicks off January 21.
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Film Resistance to Oblivion

The Czech director/producer team of Vera Lacková and Jan Bodnár are currently making the feature doc film How I Became a Partisan, about Roma resistance fighters during World War II.…
smog town

Smoke gets in your eyes

Chinese/Dutch producer Jia Scheffer talks to BDE about one of IDFA 2019’s audience pleasers, debutante Han Meng’s Smog Town, which illustrates the massive problems inherent within the business of environmental…
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Power fund

The IDFA Bertha Fund has developed into a powerhouse player for new documentary from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Eastern Europe (the so called IBF regions).
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Late blossoming love

Polish filmmakers Małgorzata Goliszewska and Kasia Mateja tell Business Doc Europe about their Lessons of Love, screening at IDFA 2019
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Mother, son, father, daughter

A deeply personal film and testament, Carol Benjamin’s I Owe You a Letter About Brazil tells of three generations of a family living through Brazil’s two-decade military dictatorship (1964-85).
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Hidden genocide

The subject of Somali/Spanish producer Hayat Traspas’ Victims of Impunity is one that she maintains has been kept conveniently hidden for the past two decades.
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Truffle Madness

Jascha de Wilde and Ben Hendriks’ Mad About Truffles, selected for Docs for Sale, illustrates the passions evoked by the most sought-after of culinary delicacies.
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Becoming Black

Becoming Black has one of those jaw dropping storylines that you find from time to time in documentaries about families.
La Mami

Mami mia

Laura Herrero Garvin’s impromptu visit to the Cabaret Barba Azul in Mexico City led to her new documentary, La Mami (sold by Dogwoof and a world premiere at IDFA ).
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Being Robert Fisk

When director Yung Chang was approached about making a film on journalist and Middle East expert, Robert Fisk, he didn’t hesitate to take the commission.
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Moving and grooving at DocLab

This year's DocLab, IDFA’s showcase for innovation, experimentation and a satisfying touch of weird, moves to the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam North.
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An exile speaks

For a man living in exile, who has spent several years in prison and who is on the wrong side of Vladimir Putin, former oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky cuts a surprisingly…