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MODERN TIMES's critics write about international documentary (most often the political one) as well as some fiction film and documentary
- around 10 reviews / reviews every month.

This Is Not a Movie - Robert Fisk And The Politics of Truth Director Yung Chang

The war reporter close to the truth

PORTRAIT FILM: War Reporter Robert Fisk has the courage to monitor and challenge. He is known for reporting from the front lines in violation of the official line of politicians and authorities.
In Mansourah You Separated Us Director Dorothee Myriam Kellou Denmark, Algeria, France

Painful stories from the colonies

colonialism: Dorothee M. Kellou's documentary is a painful dive into the narrative narratives of Algeria's eight-year liberation struggle from the French colonial power.
And There Was Love in the Ghetto Directors Jolanta Dylewska and Andrzej Wajda

Where there is love, there is life

HOLOCAUST: The film is neither a historical account nor a teaching of facts, but a beautiful, cheerful and painful collection of memories of a man who lived during the Holocaust.
Ingrid Eggen, Knegang 5. 2017, Archival pigment print, 80 × 65 cm. © the artist.

A desire for materiality

PHOTOGRAPH: Can a photo hit us? Or can it show limitations imposed on the individual by familial and societal expectations?
Winter's longing Director Sturla Pilskog and Sidse Torstholm Larsen

Hope, fill and frustration on Greenland

INDEPENDENCE: The people of Greenland are dependent on the outside world, but they see hope for detachment based on their own natural resources and powerful investors.
Our Time Machine Directors S. Leo Chiang and Yang Sun

A need for dad

TIME MACHINE: Concept artist Maleonn uses puppets to make contact with his demented father.

The shaman and the Norwegian engineer

cohesion: The expectation of a paradise free of modern progress became the opposite, but most of all, Newtopia is about two very different men who support and help each other when life is at its most brutal.
Heimat is a Space in Time Director Thomas Heise

Germany's monsters are brought to life

DOCUMENTARY ART: Thomas Heise travels into mental and emotional ruins.
Monos Director Alejandro Landes

War and sensuality in the youth guerrilla

YOUTH IN WAR: Despite its many references to, among other things, the Lord of the Flies and the Apocalypse now! Latin American Monos is in many ways a unique film.
All Inclusive Director Corina Schwingruber Ilić

Luxury for the masses

LOTS OF TOURISM: This map documentary depicts the life of an "all inclusive" cruise ship and is a humorous and poignant commentary on the mass consumption of our time.
Photographer Fred Baldwin's Autobiography

To tell something important about others

PHOTOGRAPHY : World renowned photographer Fred Baldwin has published his memoirs at the age of 90. Is this a peculiar insight into a person who, through everything and everyone he meets, first and foremost sees himself?
The Cave Director Feras Fayyad Denmark, Syria

"Fuck you, Bashar"

SYRIA: Feras Fayyad's new documentary shows people's courage, resilience and solidarity in a hospital under the bomb.
Sea of ​​Shadows Director Richard Ladkani

Criminal networks eradicate wild species

ILLEGAL Catch: Documentary covering the Chinese mafia's trade in fish swim bladders, Mexican fishermen pressed for criminal activity, fearless activists, scared cops and the latest individuals of a rare whale.
SHORT MOVIE: Farse Director Robin Jensen Norway

Burlesque and carnivorous satire

SUNDANCE CURRENT SHORT MOVIE: The short Norwegian animated film Farse is a grotesque, unrestrained and entertaining satire of the modern day decadence and decadence.
One day in the life of

Lost in translation

ABORIGINES: Tromsø International Film Festival's opening film is a minimalist but profound study of the cultural clash between Inuit and government in Canada.

A crescendo of anxiety

TATRA MOUNTAINS: The Wind is an evocative portrait of nature's incredible power and its touch of human life.
Gede Vizyon Directors Marcos Serafim, Jefferson Kielwagen and Steevens Simeon

Walking through the cemetery in Port-au-Prince

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
Faire-Part Directors Anne Reijniers, Rob Jacobs, Nizar Saleh and Paul Shemisi

Kinshasa's "perpetual theater"

CONGO: Four filmmakers find new ways to tell Kinshasa's story. They look to the city's performance artists, who turn upside down after the colonial era.
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Big brother hears your music

HIPHOP-EXAMINATION: The rappers in the Chinese metropolis of Chongqing are characterized by government censorship.
PHOTO: Lene Marie Fossen

Skinless exposure

RAW POWER: shameless uses Lene Marie Fossen's own tortured body as a canvas for grief, pain and longing in her series of self portraits - relevant both in the documentary self Portrait and in the Gatekeeper exhibition, both of which premiered January 17.

The art of offering (enough) to himself

OPENNESS CULTURE: Eva is a model, blogger, author, musician and sex worker, uncertain in what order, and appears as a kind of living art project.
The Disappearance of My Mother Director Beniaminovideo

The photo model that would not be filmed

SKY LENSELUS: The camera-dependent photo model is now shredding the son's worn-out documentary, while criticizing the image-driven model industry she has had as a livelihood.
Midnight Traveler Director Hassan Fazilivideo

The Art of Escape: A European Nightmare

Migrant: The Fazili family is recording three mobile phones of their dangerous journey from Afghanistan via the migrant route in the Balkans and to an uncertain future in Europe.
Movement Director Nadir Bouhmouch

The unifying force of a common struggle

activism: Movement is a lyrical and beautifully filmed piece of political propaganda - with a Moroccan twist.
Passion - Between Revolt and Resignation Director Christian Labhartvideo

Where were your revolutionaries, Karl?

PHILOSOPHY: The documentary Passion - Between Revolt and Resignation reflects on man's willingness to engage in his time and to revolt.