DOKUARTS

Due to lack of funding, there will be no regular edition of DOKUARTS in 2020, but we are looking forward to a special cooperation and are glad that our program can be streamed all over Germany:

RECLAIMING HISTORIES -
New Canadian Films on Art

Nov 2-8, 2020

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DOKUARTS 12: NUANCES NOW
Oct 10-27, 2019

“Maxima in Minimis“, or, to use an expression of German scholar and film director Alexander Kluge, “The Devil’s Blind Spot”, are two ways to paraphrase the meaning of “nuance”. Today, more than ever, nuances play a crucial role as an antidote to the polarization of political and cultural discourse. The twelfth edition of DOKUARTS develops intuition and sensibility for the use and understanding of nuances within the audiovisual realm. It highlights the nuanced documentary film as a 21st-century art form which is, in equal measure, historically charged and forward-looking. The presented films all demonstrate a keen understanding of shades and overtones, of complex tensions, turbulence, and ambiguities.

Film Festival

The international festival presented 25 films about art from 17 different countries, including Brazil, Mexico, Iran, Lebanon, China, and Pakistan. More than half of the cinematic work was either created by women directors or features female artists. All films were shown in Berlin for the first time, most of them as German premiere. Many of the filmmakers were present to introduce their work; among them documentaries featuring:

Armando, Mania Akbari, Miles Davis, Ida Haendel, Jacqueline de Jong, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Miloš Forman, Seamus Heaney, Toyo Ito, Naomi Kawase, Buster Keaton, Maleonn (Ma Liang), Piet Oudolf, Ziva Postec, Paula Rego and Orson Welles

Symposium

The international symposium took place on Friday, October 11, 2019 and looked at the current relevance of nuance and discussed its significance in the realm of documentary filmmaking.

Detailed information can be found here.