CINEMA & GEOPOLITICS

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ERASED, ASCENT OF THE INVISIBLE – The memory after the civil war in Beirut

In the mid-70-s political and religious tensions in Lebanon resulted in a civil war, that lasted for about 15 years (1975-1990) and made the whole country witnesses of devastation, bombing attacks and massacres on the background of a complicated mosaic of religious and ethnic factions: Maronite Christians, Sunnites, Shiites, Druze, Palestinians. Triggered on the surface…

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SMUGGLING HENDRIX – A dog across the border of Cyprus

No Borders Underwear. A local sex-shop ironically opens and closes Greek Cypriot director Marios Piperides’ debut feature film. SMUGGLING HENDRIX, Tribeca Film Festival’s Best International Narrative winner, tackles the border that divides Cyprus between the Turkish Northern Cyprus and the Greek Cypriot Republic of Cyprus, a politically odd situation which persists since 1974, featuring one…

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SOFIA – The Rebirth Of Power Dynamics

No matter how inclusive it tries to be, the law is always blind to some categories of people. Usually, laws impose a certain social stratification and history shows that the outskirts of society rarely benefit from the protection of law. Nevertheless, the line between lawful and lawless ones is very thin in a highly strict and conservative society…

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WHEN THE WAR COMES – Far-right paramilitary groups in Slovakia

Over the recent years Europe is coming up with a disturbing tendency of increasing the support of populist right-wing politics. Currently it is showing the highest level of approval of the parties using the corresponding rhetoric. Eastern Europe becomes one of the regions with the highest share of presence. The most extreme outcome of the…

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FESTIVALS

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BERLINALE 2019

The Berlinale – February 7-17. A massive list of films with socially relevant and controversial themes in the…

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IFFR 2019

Celebrating its 48th edition International Film Festival di Rotterdam (IFFR) stands out for being a unique showcase for upcoming…

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TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL 2019

2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall that changed the face of Europe.…

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SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL 2019

From 24 January to 3 February the 35th edition of the Sundance Film Festival the most important film…

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