Doc Next films screened at IDFA 2012.

More than 30 Doc Next films are screened at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2012. Within the program of Doc Next @ IDFA, there are 5 theme categories: Public Spaces, Strong Stories, Body & Soul, The Protagonist, Political Remix Videos and Dutch Local Heroes.

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Public Spaces. A public space is a social space that is generally open and accessible to people. But who decides how these places are used and improved? These films are about fighting bureaucracy, striving for a change in urban environments and other ‘street life’.

Hometown Glory, Exposure, UK, 2011
“People came together, motivated to show that the behaviour of the minority did not reflect that of the majority.” An in-depth look at the summer riots in London in 2011. Media footage and interviews with local residents and youth and community workers reveal the reasons for, and reactions to, these events that shocked London.
Production: British Film Institute Future Film, bursary scheme with Exposure Magazine, 2011.

Decision (Decyzja), Monika Jankowska Olejnik, Poland, 2011
When the municipality took away the concrete flowerpots from the streets of Zdunska Wola in Poland, an artist decided to bring them back to the people. A film that shows how an individual decision can improve the urban public space, against the backdrop of the ruling bureaucrats.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, Poland.doc.

 

Donation Only, Olly Newport, UK, 2012
Standing in the middle of a busy Brighton street every Saturday and Sunday, a masseuse gives away her skills in exchange for a simple donation of any size. But what lies behind these healing hands of hers?
Production: BFI Future Film in collaboration with Step2TV.

The Life of Allotments (Działkowcy), Anastazja Kądziela, Poland, 2011
Urban garden allotments are relics of the era of People’s Republic of Poland. Their residents are mostly pensioners, and the allotments create a specific microcosm with petty arguments that coexist with helpfulness and sympathy.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, Poland.doc, 2011.

 

Hoodforts, Mile End Community Project, UK, 2011
A community film sharing a message from a group of young people in Mile End in London, about why other young people should stay out of trouble and work towards achieving their dreams. Winner of the Adobe Youth Voices UK film award, two Limelight awards and the Adobe Aspire Gold Medal for documentary.
Production: participatory project with a team of young filmmakers from Tower Hamlets in London.

Lost Property Office (Biuro Rzeczy Zagubionych), Anna Rok, Agnieszka Kokowska, Poland, 2011
An examination of objects that were lost by their owners. Gathered in the lost-and-found office, that place of ontological oblivion, they create an interesting essay with sound and image.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, Poland.doc.

 

Recover & Rebuild: Croydon, Rebecca Richards, UK, 2011
Story about a small family business, that was hit in the 2011 summer riots in London. The effects are not only tangible for the Patel family, but for the whole Croydon area.
Production: BFI Future Film bursary scheme.

Strong Stories All of us have a story about how we found the strength to overcome an obstacle or to reach a goal. The people in these films found out they were stronger than they thought – in their own way.

Doctor Loco, Anna Snowball and Matthew Kay, UK, 2012
This film dips it’s toes into the life of a street performer from London’s Southbank. Initially about how a street performer could be tempted away from his podium, this touching documentary explores deeper questions of success, failure and aspirations.
Production: British Film Institute 2012.

 

 

This the Type of Birds (Taki Typ Ptactwa), Małgorzata Goliszewska, Poland, 2011
Mr Zygmunt sells fruit and vegetables in his little booth, a red mobile shop. Surrounded by pigeons, he feeds them and talks to them, which deters many potential clients from coming in, but Mr Zygmunt doesn’t mind. The film follows Mr Zygmunt in his daily routine and observes the difficult relationship between this type of bird and people.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, Poland.doc 2011.

Meat and Onions Gang, Mari Shibata, UK/Japan, 2012
A profile of a group of independent working class musicians from London who are fed up with Britain’s coalition government. With an ethos resembling the punk scene under Margaret Thatcher’s government in the 1970s and 1980s, we follow frontman Danny Onion’s journey in creating a musical voice for London’s working class community, who cannot afford the money or time for political activism.
Production: British Film Institute, Future Film, bursary scheme 2012 in partnership with Step2TV.

Jorge, Lucas Tello Pérez, Spain, 2011
A compelling portrait of the Senegalese immigrant ‘Jorge’ who lives in Jerez de la Frontera in Spain. He shares his personal story and a tale his mother told him and his brothers: the differences between cultures are not that big.
Production: ZEMOS98 2011.

Pszów, Agata and Monika Zajac, Michalina and Marzena Krakowczyk and others, Poland, 2011
Pszów is a former mining town in Poland. This film portrays the inhabitants and their dreams, fears and values.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, as part of Poland Doc 2011.

 

 

Without Spectator (Bez Widza), Rafał Andrzej Głombiowski, Poland, 2011
Piotr is a young artist who conducts a dialogue with an invisible spectator as he searches for inspiration. The only witness is the camera.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, Videonotations 2011.

Enclosure (Kapanım), Akile Nazli Kaya, Czech Republic, 2011
“The depiction of a nightmare caused by religious fanaticism”, as the media-maker puts it. In the absence of words, the video poses some very important and troubling questions. What is religion? What is fanaticism? Who decides what is?
Production: Akile Nazli Kaya 2011.

 

Body & Soul How do you feel when you look at yourself? Can we draw some immediate consequences regarding the relationship between our body and our soul? We do not develop our  identity all on our own. The people around us, the media and our culture strongly influence it.

Never Too Late to Reach It (Llegando a Todo), Raquel Campuzano Godoy, Spain, 2011
Carmen knows a lot, because she has lived and learned. A tribute to Sevillian women like Carmen, who have suffocated under patriarchal society and were kept invisible in their domestic role. They now have taken the language and made themselves visible with only one goal: to change their lives.
Production: ZEMOS98, 2011.

Faster, Harder, Stronger, Melisa Uneri, Turkey, 2011
“If you don’t act macho around here, you lose points.” Portrait of young men trying to live up to the expectations of being a man.
Production: Istanbul Digital Culture and Arts Foundation and MODE Istanbul, North Aegean Narratives project 2012.

 

 

Forget Me Not, Matheus Ortega and Francisco Garrido, UK, 2011
The film follows some remarkable stories of young people as they open their hearts, revealing their darkest memories of the drug-filled lives they have left behind as they recount for us the path that led them to this transformation.
Production: British Film Institute Future Film, bursary awarded for the We The Peoples Film Festival #TweetaPitch competition, 2012.

Relax Club (Klub Relaks), Joanna Kozera, Pola Rożek, Poland, 2011
“Cha cha – one, two, three…” these are the words you can hear in the evening as you walk around the Grochów district in Warsaw. Senior citizens from  community club Relax learn how to dance, led by the charismatic Mr Jacek, a Polish ballroom dancing champion.
Production: Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”, Videonotations, 2011.

 

Let Yourself Go, Bethan Lloyd, UK, 2011
A personal journey to investigate the use of dance in religious, spiritual and secular culture. Director Bethan journeys from hedonism to introspection, through the use of dance. In the process she discovers things about herself that had remained hidden for years.
Production: British Film Institute Future Film, bursary for new documentaries in partnership with BAFTA, 2011.

The Protagonist Without being aware of it, people, places, things or even animals can be the main character of a story. These protagonists are helping other characters to change and to become good again. In everyday life these ‘un-awares’ are the catalysts of change.

Small Things, Lucas Tello, Spain, 2012
Orfeo used his voice to reverse death – in this blackscreen film a whispering voice reverts to this myth to explain the beauty of cinema.
Production: Luca Tello, 2012.

 

 

Astronauts, Jaha Browne and Tara Manandhar, UK, 2012
A gentle exploration into the aspirations of various generations, presented through a series of short interviews conducted along the Southbank area of London.
Production: British Film Institute Future Film, 2012.

One of Us (Icimizden Biri), Gamze Akan, Ilgın Aksoy, Sengul Moral, Turkey, 2011
The people of Eskisehir in Turkey talk about a statue, creating stories around it, revealing their own personalities.
Production: MODE Istanbul, 2011.

 

 

No husband but a pig in Estonia, Sasha Kheyfets, Estonia, 2011
Carolina can think of many reasons why she’d rather live with a pig than with a man.  The love for her pink piglet is unconditional and nothing holds her from living with her Rafi.
Production: Metropolis TV.

Just brewed it, we’re waiting for it to settle, Hande Zerkin, Metin Akdemir, Gunes Uyaniker and Gulgun Dedecam, Turkey, 2012
A day at Refik’s Tea House in Izmir, serving its customers fresh tea all day. ‘This place is my child. I devoted my life to it.’
Production: MODE Istanbul, part of the Street Stories Workshop Izmir.

 

Refika, Ozge Deniz Ozker, Turkey, 2012 
A journey that takes place on both sides of the North Aegean, in search of a woman called “Refika”. Her photograph is found on the walls of Adatepe, an old Greek village in Turkey. There are different stories about Refika and her love, Nazmi. Who is this woman and who writes history? Production: Istanbul Digital Culture and Arts Foundation and MODE Istanbul, North Aegean Narratives project.

Political Remix Video is a genre of transformative DIY media production whereby creators critique power structures, deconstruct social myths and challenge dominate media messages through re-cutting and re-framing fragments of mainstream media and the popular culture. These videos were part of a call for political remix videos by ZEMOS98, Seville, Spain April 2012.

Open Your Mouth (Abra la Boca), Montserrat Santalla Gasco, Spain, 2011
A film that focuses on the origins of the Spanish protest movement 15M (15 May) through the news broadcasts of Spanish TV. Their mass media are absolute protagonists, monopolising the supposed “media democracy”. As the only source of information for many people, they are responsible for shaping political views.

Our Dangerous Demands (Occupy remix), Malaventura, Spain, 2011
“Our dangerous demands to governments and markets are…” Oakland police brutality remixed with Judith Butler’s speech “We demand the impossible”.

 

 

To my Uncle (A mi Tío), Lacasinegra, Spain, 2011
A rapid mixture of images reveals the author’s attempts to communicate with his uncle, someone who is deeply involved in Spanish culture.

Glued, Benoit Detalle, Belgium, 2011
A critical look at our recent past as represented by TV news. David Hasselhoff’s “Looking for Freedom” – the famous song that has become the anthem of the celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall – is the starting point for a critical reflection on the concepts of freedom, war and power.

 

 

Now, Listen!, Dominik Dušek, Czech Republic, 2011
Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin.

Auction II (Subasta II), Smalouli, Morocco, 2011
A humorous ‘military video’ in the social context of the second Cold War between East and West. China has awoken, between praise and indignation: an auction of conscience and values.

 

 

The Manufacture of Consent, Enrico Argento, Portugal, 2011
A reflection on honesty and justice. All human beings construct realities in different ways that are common but apparently unrelated. Pain, happiness, justice, effort and anger are just some of the elements that unite people.

Illustrated Stories (Cuentos Ilustrados), Pablo Domínguez, Spain, 2011
An unconventional tale and exploration of hypnosis in different social and political circumstances. A political remix video that transforms audiovisual chaos into a new audiovisual discourse.
Production: ZEMOS98, Spain.

 

Dutch Local Heroes Dutch D-I-Y filmmakers put in their best work for Doc Next Dutch Open Screen. A selection of these works is screened in the Mini Cinema. Playlist tba.

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PLAY LISTS

Doc Next films screened before featured IDFA documentaries (Click here for time and location):

  1. Pszów, Agata and Monika Zajac, Michalina and Marzena Krakowczyk and others, Poland, 2011
  2. Recover & Rebuild: Croydon, Rebecca Richards. London, 2011
  3. No husband but a pig in Estonia, Sasha Kheyfets, Estonia, 2011
  4. Small Things, Lucas Tello, Spain, 2012
  5. Just brewed it, we’re waiting for it to settle, Hande Zerkin, Metin Akdemir, Gunes Uyaniker and Gulgun Dedecam, Turkey, 2012
  6. Astronauts, Jaha Browne and Tara Manandhar, UK, 2012
  7. Enclosure (Kapanım), Akile Nazli Kaya, Czech Republic, 2011
  8. One of Us (Icimizden Biri), Gamze Akan, Ilgın Aksoy, Sengul Moral, Turkey, 2011
  9. Hoodforts, Mile End Community Project, UK, 2011
  10. Without Spectator (Bez Widza), Rafał Andrzej Głombiowski, Poland, 2011

Doc Next films screened daily in the Mini Cinema (Rembrandtplein, Click here for time and location):

  1. Open Your Mouth (Abra la Boca), Montserrat Santalla Gasco, Spain, 2011
  2. Our Dangerous Demands (Occupy remix), Malaventura, Spain, 2011
  3. To my Uncle (A mi Tío), Lacasinegra, Spain, 2011
  4. Glued, Benoit Detalle, Belgium, 2011
  5. Now, Listen!, Dominik Dušek, Czech Republic, 2011
  6. Auction II (Subasta II), Smalouli, Morocco, 2011
  7. The Manufacture of Consent, Enrico Argento, Portugal, 2011
  8. Illustrated Stories (Cuentos Ilustrados), Pablo Domínguez, Spain, 2011
  9. Hometown Glory, Exposure, UK, 2011
  10. Decision (Decyzja), Monika Jankowska Olejnik, Poland, 2011
  11. Donation Only, Olly Newport, UK, 2012
  12. The Life of Allotments (Działkowcy), Anastazja Kądziela, Poland, 2011
  13. Hoodforts, Mile End Community Project, UK, 2011
  14. Lost Property Office (Biuro Rzeczy Zagubionych), Anna Rok, Agnieszka Kokowska, Poland, 2011
  15. Doctor Loco, Anna Snowball and Matthew Kay, UK, 2012
  16. This the Type of Birds (Taki Typ Ptactwa), Małgorzata Goliszewska, Poland, 2011
  17. Meat and Onions Gang, Mari Shibata, UK/Japan, 2012
  18. Jorge, Lucas Tello Pérez, Spain, 2011
  19. Pszów, Agata and Monika Zajac, Michalina and Marzena Krakowczyk and others, Poland, 2011
  20. Without Spectator (Bez Widza), Rafał Andrzej Głombiowski, Poland, 2011
  21. Enclosure (Kapanım), Akile Nazli Kaya, Czech Republic, 2011
  22. Never Too Late to Reach It (Llegando a Todo), Raquel Campuzano Godoy, Spain, 2011
  23. Faster, Harder, Stronger, Melisa Uneri, Turkey, 2011
  24. Forget Me Not, Matheus Ortega and Francisco Garrido, UK, 2011
  25. Relax Club (Klub Relaks), Joanna Kozera, Pola Rożek, Poland, 2011
  26. Let Yourself Go, Bethan Lloyd, UK, 2011
  27. Refika, Ozge Deniz Ozker, Turkey, 2012

 

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