18.08.2014

    Kosovo 2.0 @ DokuFest — Monday’s unmissables

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From Kosovo 2.0

Farewell to Hollywood (2pm @ Kino Klubi)

 

17-year-old film fanatic Reggie Nicholson turned her own life into a documentary following a cancer diagnosis.

This beautifully shot and touching self-portrait is punctuated by a growing tension between Nicholson and her parents as her relationship with co-director Henry Corra drives a wedge through traditional family bonds.

 

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait (4pm @ Doku Kino)

 

Syrian filmmaker is currently living in exile in Paris. Whilst there he has been editing the YouTube footage produced by amateur cameramen of the conflict in his home country.

The film documents a virtual encounter between the exiled filmmaker and a compatriot left behind in the strife-torn city of Homs, who asks him, “If your camera were here, what would you be filming?”

 

Cathedrals of Culture (6pm @ Doku Kino)

 

Six titans of filmmaking were brought together to direct Cathedrals of Culture, a 3D film exploring the idea that buildings have souls.

Each director has taken an iconic building and essentially allowed it to speak for itself.

Featuring contributions from Robert Redford (founder of the Sundance Film Festival), Wim Wenders (film festival jury darling) and Michael Glawogger (revolutionary filmmaker subject of a DokuFest 2014 special program) amongst others. Expect big things from this simple premise.