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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 makes documentary films about rebellious outsiders, where 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 is probably the most unusual documentary you'll see this year.

Revisiting the Cultural Revolution

Tracy Dong: In Character

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

A painful catharsis

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

Sofia Haugan will make a full-length documentary about her father who is a drug addict. But first she has to find him. 

Inside the captive psyche

Jairus McLeary and Gethin Aldus: HUMAN 2018: The Work

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

A cry for Syria

Evgeny Afineevsky: Cries from Syria

"The same can happen anywhere in the world," says Evgenij 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 didn't Bernie Sanders win in the general election? Swiss documentary reveals astonishing system failure in the US 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.

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

Burlesque and war history from the Balkans

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

Documentaries that will change the world

We are facing a new wave of documentaries that are not content with showing reality. They want to create real social change, far beyond the traditional display rooms.