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Neil Young

Young is a regular film critic for Modern Times Review.

Two post-war migrants look back

Nicole Foelsterl, Florian Kogler: Far From Past / The Book of Sabeth Directors
Two post-war migrants look back LIVED LIFE: Two short Austrian documentaries from Diagonale, the Austrian Film Film Festival, offer varied glimpses into the life and experiences of older post-war migrants in the capital Vienna.

Walking through the cemetery in Port-au-Prince

Marcos Serafim, Jefferson Kielwagen, Steevens Simeon: Good Vision
HAITI / VOODOO: A young Haitian named Britis filmed one of the most notable documentaries recently. But it's only halfway into the movie that even the most vigilant viewer discovers who – or what – the

Homo politician: From Paris to Baku

DOCUMENTARY: DocLisboa has a tradition of highlighting new talent. This year's festival was no exception.

Nyon's light reaches all the way to the forgotten outer edges

Arthur Sukiasyan, David Darmadi, Lidia Afrilita: Wound / Diary of Cattle
VISIONS YOU REEL: The powerful short films Wound and Diary of Cattle prove that this year's 50th anniversary Visions du Reel has the vitality and willingness to explore the outer edges.

Crimes and punishments

abuse of power: Criminal justice in Northern Ireland and Spanish abuse of power in the Basque Country were the subject of two of the Scottish Documentary Institute's debut films during the Bridging the Gap program this year.

The virtual space has become as real a part of the daily lives of millions of people as the purely physical environment

Ismael Joffroy Chandoutis, Kevin Jerome Everson: Swatted / Black Bus Stop
Everyday life: Two card documentaries highlight two different experiences of modern man's everyday life – one is virtual, the other is a little too real.

Medium format options

Jean-Charles Hue, Ivan Markovic: Topo y Wera / Centar
BETWEEN THE FORMAT: Unfortunately, the medium-length film is often overlooked. With his new works, directors Jean-Charles Hue and Ivan Marković each prove in their own right that the format has more than enough weight.

My neighbor, my brother

INNOVATIVE: Experimental short films occupy the main scenes of the Berlin 2019.

Two new short films from Rotterdam

Arthur Kleinjan, Akosua Adoma Owusu: Above Us Only Sky / Pelourinho: They Don't Really Care About Us
ROTTERDAM FILM FESTIVAL: This year's film festival unveiled several documentaries and short films, including Above Us Only Sky and Pelourinho: They Don't Really Care About Us, which turned out to be a rough staple of a movie.