to be screened include Bikes Vs Cars by Fredrik Gertten, which looks into the daily global drama of traffic around the world, and Beloved Days by Constantinos Patsalides (the only Cypriot documentary in the mix).
The committee will select a number of feature documentaries
for "Cinema Verite Competition" (competition of feature documentaries
) out of the 93 documentaries
sent to the secretariat of the 30th FIFF.
To be held through November 25 at Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, Documentary Voices will continue to explore the power of documentaries
in making meaningful social change and instilling the concept of 'green living' to reduce the environmental footprint.
Several dedicated workshops, discussion panels and documentary film screenings will be held to encourage and support aspiring filmmakers to create strong documentaries
that can benefit society.
Q: Have there been new documentaries
and programming over the past months?
Critics argue that these muckraking populist documentaries
are not fair, or, more to the point, balanced.
During the last ten years Horn has been involved in producing six documentaries
about the Bushmen and their quest to regain their aboriginal hunting grounds.
Since that time, Belle has concentrated on dance documentaries
The result was the Academy-Award-nominated, When Abortion Was Illegal, the first in a trilogy of documentaries
on the issue.
Unlike at PBS, the decline for documentaries
at the networks does not have much to do with the role of government, though a little interest on the part of the FCC, which once encouraged such programming, might have helped slow the process.
The "emPOWERed" documentary will be followed by the DOC premieres of highly acclaimed documentaries
"Kilowatt Ours" and "Monumental.
In an interaction with the media at the 44th International Film Festival of India (IFFI), General Secretary, Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA), Sanskar Desai said that a wide platform should be evolved by the government to screen documentaries
in theatres and different TV Channels.