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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

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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

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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

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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.