Posts in the Category: Documentary

Jan
28

The Playhouses of our Grandparents

posted on January 28th 2013 in Books & Documentary & Photography with 0 Comments

Nicolas Henry‘s “The Playhouses of Our Grandparents” is a portrait of the older generation across the world, from France to Vanuatu via India, Brazil, Morocco, New Zealand and Sweden. For each portrait, some sort of shack or temporary shelter was constructed using the subject’s familiar possessions.

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Jan
15

Short films, big ideas

posted on January 15th 2013 in Cinema & Documentary & Social & Video with 0 Comments

<<Who would dare to pit one fatal disease against another… inside the body of a six-year-old patient? The results will shatter all expectations.>> This is the abstract of one of the finalists of this interesting documentary film contest Focus Forward is carrying on.

Focus Forward is an unprecedented new series of 30 three-minute stories about innovative people who are reshaping the world through act or invention, directed by the world’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers.

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Dec
20

Urban survivors

posted on December 20th 2012 in Documentary & Photography & Social & Video with 0 Comments

Urban Survivors is a multimedia project by Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in collaboration with the NOOR photo agency and Darjeeling Productions, highlighting the critical humanitarian and medical needs that exist in slums the world over.

Urban Survivors takes the visitor on a virtual journey through seven slums -in Guatemala City, Tegucigalpa, Dhaka, Johannesburg, Karachi, Nairobi and Port-au-Prince– where MSF is running projects. The website lets the visitor discover more about the daily lives of people in these slums, the challenges they face, and what MSF is doing to address their humanitarian needs.

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Oct
14

“Reportero”: or how to survive in Mexico doing journalism about drug traffic

posted on October 14th 2012 in Documentary & Video with 0 Comments

Thanks to the collaboration between  Internazionale, weekly journal that publish the best articles of journalists all over the world and founded in 1993 and Palazzo delle Esposizioni I yesterday assisted to “Internazionale in Rome: documentaries about information, international actuality and human rights” hosted under the Journalism Festival of Ferrara.

What you’ll find above all in this documentaries festival is the risk: the risk of working as journalism or having information in countries with censorship or dominated by violence or corruption.

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