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Fascinating fascism and seductive drivers

NEO-FASCISM: Do many still have fascist longings today, or can one always blame seductive leaders? A closer dive into the 100-year-old Italian fascism and its descendants says something about the dangers we are now likely to face.

In the borderland between fiction and truth

Stephane Kaas: Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story

: Etgar Keret: Based on a True Story is as playful as the man it portrays. 

The struggle for survival

: British filmmaker Kim Longinotto is making documentaries about rebellious outsiders, in which women fighting for their own survival are the celebrated protagonist.

A tribute to nothing 

Boris Mitic: A Praise of Nothing

: Boris Mitic 'In Praise of Nothing's is probably the most unusual documentary you will see this year.

Revisiting the Cultural Revolution

Tracy Dong: In Character

: Tensions rise and tears in common as we follow young Chinese actors as they are trained as Mao Zedong's Red Guards and relive the Chinese Cultural Revolution.

A painful catharsis

Sofia Haugan: HUMAN 2018: DAUGHTER (My heart belongs to daddy)

: Sofia Haugan will make an all-night documentary about her father who is a drug addict. But first she must find him. 

Inside the captive psyche

Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldus: HUMAN 2018: The Work

: In California, there is a program that allows the imprisoned zone of peace of mind.

A cry for Syria

Evgeny Afineevsky: Cries from Syria

: "The same can happen anywhere in the world," says Evgeny Afineevsky, who with Cries from Syria gives a strong and easy-to-understand picture of the war years the country has been through.

Why not Sanders?

Lionel Rupp, Michael David Mitchell. Switzerland: A Campaign of their Own

: Why did Bernie Sanders not win in the candidate election? Swiss documentary reveals astonishing system failure in the American electoral system.

I Am Not Your Negro: The Necessity of Examples

Raoul Peck: I Am Not Your Negro

: We can all learn something about the attention and truthfulness of James Baldwin. 

Tribute to a struggling legend

Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack: Maya Angelou: And Still In Rise.

: The African-American multi-artist Maya Angelou turned all adversity into wisdom and poetry.

Burlesque and war history from the Balkans

: Balkan New Film Festival coming soon to Oslo and Bergen. The program includes both wild comedies and serious war dramas.