19 July, 2022
DokuFest is pleased to announce a selection of films for its celebrated special programme View From the World. 15 films have been carefully selected, among them some of the finest and boldest nonfiction work of the year, including Sara Dosa’s exceptional debut Fire of Love about two volcanologists and their love, both of volcanos and of each other, until they meet their tragic end.
Fresh from the festival of Cannes, are two extraordinary films about survival, How to Save a Dead Friend and Mariupolis 2.
Filmed over the course of 12 years, How to Save a Dead Friend is a personal cry from the heart, and a message from a silenced generation, whereas in Mariupolis 2 we see a chronicles of Mariupol's survivors seeking refugee from the horrors of the war and amongst the ruins that turned into a last testament of the late Mantas Kvedaravičius who was killed by Russian forces while trying to leave the besieged city.
Another extraordinary film about survival is Navalny, about famous Russian opposition politician, Alexei Navalny, following his poisoning and return to Russia.
Following its world premiere at Tribeca comes Story of Bones about the remains of hundreds of formerly enslaved Africans that are uncovered on the remote island of St. Helena.
Some other notable films includes return to DokuFest of some of our favorite filmmakers, such as; Yuri Ancarani with Atlantide, Travis and Eris Wilkerson with Nuclear Family, Michelangelo Frammartino with Il Buco, Tin Dirdamal with Dark Light Voyage, Aliona van der Horst with Turn Your Body to the Sun and Ruth Beckermann with Mutzenbacher.
Rounding up the selection are three exceptional films, Kash Kash – Without Feathers We Can’t Live by Lea Najjar, Republic of Silence by Diana el Jeiroudi and The Plains by David Easteal.
More details and full list of the films can be found on this LINK