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A cemetery called the Mediterranean

Lampedusa’s people In Memoriam.

A short film by Malaventura for the European Souvenirs Show, a live cinema remix-performance touring Europe inside of the project Remapping Europe, an investigative artistic project by Doc Next Network with activities that stem from one underlying principle: re-mixing of media as a method to re-view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imagery of migrants in European societies.

Used footage from Fernando Lopez Raya archive & Orphan films from Fleamarkets.

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European Souvenirs @ Vrede van Utrecht Festival

We invite you to take a trip down memory lane in a side-programme to the House of Eutopia, as on 19 September, European Souvenirs will present their re-mapping of Europe visually, geographically and conceptually at the Vrede van Utrecht (‘Treaty of Utrecht’) Festival 2013.

European Souvenirs is Doc Next Networks live-cinema performance. Remixing music, photography and film, the European Souvenirs artistic group re-examined the prevailing imagery of immigrants across European communities and re-maps Europe visually, geographically and conceptually. (more…)

Doc Next @ IDFA 2012

More than 30 Doc Next films were screened at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 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. Doc Next Network is also on IDFA TV.

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: CroydonRebecca 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:

  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):

  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
€urovisions, a live cinema performance about migrants chasing a European dream.
€urovisions, a new show by European Souvenirs, is about the way the people who come to Europe chasing the European dream, are portrayed in our media.“It isn’t cinema, a concert or a live broadcast. This sum of many parts is quite incomprehensible until you find yourself in front of it.” – Spanish online newspaper El Diario about the €urovisions premiere.

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We see their pictures on the news, illustrating rhetorics about  the political and economical causes and pre-assumed effects of migration – but what are their names? Why are they here? What are their own personal stories? And why don’t the media bother to report on people’s dreams? Once, we were all migrants.

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€urovisions takes you on a trip in Europe and the homelands of newcomers: Travelling, migrants, nomads, tourists and souvenirs are guiding you through time and history.

€urovisions remixes live cinema and documentary techniques (multiscreen, live music, audiovisual actionism, sampling and cut-ups) into an audiovisual performance.

€urovisions is the second live cinema performance by an international collective of young artists from different European countries: Farah Rahman (the Netherlands), Karol Rakowski (Poland), Noriko Okaku (UK) and Malaventura (Spain). €urovisions is produced in collaboration with Chris Allen and Tim Cowie of the Light Surgeons, and coordinated by ZEMOS98 collective.

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€urovisions is part of Remapping Europe – a Remix Project, an investigative artistic project by Doc Next Network with activities that stem from one underlying principle: re-mixing of media as a method to re-view, re-investigate and re-consider prevailing imagery of migrants in European societies. €urovisions is partly drawing on the material generated in the Remapping Europe workshops.

Please visit  www.europeansouvenirs.eu for booking info, the complete tour schedule and more.

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Pop-up expo at Dutch Doc Awards!

On Wednesday 5 June 2013, Doc Next Network will  give presence at the Dutch Doc Awards with a po-up expo called Uprooted. Uprooted is about the need to belong somewhere. Young Polish D-I-Y photographers share how they identify with places and people that are important in their lives. What does it mean to be “at home? Who exactly am I –  Pole, European, or maybe my Axis Mundi is my hometown? Why is it important to know the answer? Uprooted is curated by Krzysztof Pacholak. (more…)

Remapping Europe: case study in international and inter-institutional collaboration.

Collaboration across Europe benefits from some key ingredients, which need to be at the root of our working processes. We must cross and indeed break-down borders on many physical and metaphysical levels. Collaboration enhances the ‘spaces in-between’, the intersections between, people, organisations and ideas. In our complicated (but very rich) 21st century, the intersections are not of two spheres converging, but of many – layered, interconnected – and made even more complex by the digital opportunities that envelop us.

The artists of European Souvenirs (left to right): Karol Rakowski (Poland), Bariş Gürsel (Turkey), Farah Rahman (Netherlands), Malaventura (Spain), Noriko Okaku (Japan / UK). Pic by Ricardo Barquín Molero.

The artists of European Souvenirs (left to right): Karol Rakowski (Poland), Bariş Gürsel (Turkey), Farah Rahman (Netherlands), Malaventura (Spain), Noriko Okaku (Japan / UK).

This paper considers a thought provoking project through several lenses, through several intersections. The two year experimental project Remapping Europe – a Remix was initiated by Doc Next Network, a network instigated by the Youth and Media Programme of the European Cultural Foundation. The project launched in De Balie, Amsterdam in October 2012 with a live cinema performance by five young multimedia artists from different corners of Europe called European Souvenirs. (more…)

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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  • Which film is screened where, at IDFA? Watch the playlists at the bottom of this page.

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

 

Publications
Here you can find some of the print publications that Doc Next & hub partners have produced or were involved in.

 

Screen Shot 2013-07-07 at 9.22.55 AMREMAPPING EUROPE: A CASE STUDY IN INTERNATIONAL AND INTER-INSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATION.

Collaboration across Europe benefits from some key ingredients, which need to be at the root of our working processes. We must cross and indeed break-down borders on many physical and metaphysical levels. Collaboration enhances the ‘spaces in-between’, the intersections between, people, organisations and ideas. In our complicated (but very rich) 21st century, the intersections are not of two spheres converging, but of many – layered, interconnected – and made even more complex by the digital opportunities that envelop us.

Article written by Katherine Watson (director of the European Cultural Foundation) and Vivian Paulissen (Programme Manager of the Youth & Media Programme of the European Cultural Foundation). To be published by Ashgate Publishing Ltd as a chapter from “Migrating Heritage: Networks and Collaborations across European Museums, Libraries and Public Cultural Institutions”. Read the full article here.

Click to download

Click to download

EXPANDED EDUCATION – THE ENGLISH VERSION

Somewhere between a fork and a spin-off, the notebook Expanded Education – The English Edition compiles a series of materials that revolve around the notion of expanded education and are related to the book that Spanish Doc Next Network hub partner ZEMOS98 published on the subject.

Education has always been one of the core themes of the ZEMOS98 project. Not just any old education, but the kind of education that is inseparably bound up with communication and that connects to and networks with other concepts such as audio-visuals, art and experimentation. Education as an element of on-going personal growth, that is not limited to one particular stage of life. Education as play, a way of unravelling the media theatre. Education as an open source operating system that turns us into critical citizens. Education as a game played by all individuals, from all eras. Education as a utopia for a culture-sharing society. When we talk about expanded education, we are not talking about a new concept or something that has just popped out of the blue.

‘Expanded Education’ invokes an idea, and every organisation, individual or collective can activate or deactivate it as they see fit. In any case, it will be necessary to make a distinction between those who use it with political and/or critical intent, and those who use it as a marketing strategy to attract ‘new audiences’.

Learning to see - click to download

Learning to see – click to download

LEARNING TO SEE – THE MANUAL

How is the function of film/photography changing  working methods?; How to use visual tools in a conscious, critical and thoughtful manner?; How to follow the technological change wisely for the sake of promoting social change?; How to apply pictures in social and cultural projects?

Questions like the above made Polish Doc Next hub partner Association of Creative Initiatives “ę” organise a Visual Seminar – an opportunity to meet for persons working with pictures, practices of looking and the contemporary culture in the broad sense: practitioners (animators/educators, authors) and theoreticians (anthropologists, sociologists, researchers) operating within the field of visual culture.

One of the objectives of the Visual Seminar was to reach beyond the habits we follow during our everyday work of animators/ educators/ coordinators. We are often so absorbed in implementing the subsequent steps of our projects, we find it difficult to ask oneself questions not included in grant application forms. We decided to provide some time for reflexion and critical reassessment of our work and methods, the meaning of which is rarely called in question. Learning to see is a report, and at the same time a manual for future seminars.

Doc Next information booklet - click te read on ISSUU

Doc Next information booklet – click te read on ISSUU

ABOUT DOC NEXT NETWORK BOOKLET

Doc Next Network’s methodology explained, including descriptions of partners and activities.

 

 

 

 

Doc Next @ IDFA - click to read on ISSUU

Doc Next @ IDFA – click to read on ISSUU

DOC NEXT @ IDFA

The partnership of IDFA and ECF is based on a mutual concern for the inclusion of young D-I-Y media talent in public opinion. At IDFA 2012, Doc Next screened personal reflections that portray another Europe. What crisis means to young Greeks, late nightlife in a London launderette, a Turkish girl immigration story and the neighbour who knows everything about everyone in Warsaw… How do they deal with daily life? Which images of Europe do they reveal? The IDFA guide gives credit, shows background and introduces 10 young media makers.

 

Youth Media Trend Report - click to read on ISSUU

Youth Media Trend Report – click to read on ISSUU

EUROPEAN YOUTH MEDIA TREND REPORT

Young people are attached to their mobile phones… But do they still use landlines? Is online television as popular as ‘regular’ television? What is the most popular games console among today’s young people across Europe? And what are the biggest differences between European countries in terms of how they use media today? The answers to these questions – and more – can be found in the first European-wide Youth Media Trend Report (2011-2011), which was commissioned by the Youth & Media Programme of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF). The extensive research was carried out by the Belgian research centre Trendwolves, which looked at media use among young people aged between 15 and 25 in five European countries: Norway, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom and Croatia.

Video Republic - click to read on ISSUU

Video Republic – click to read on ISSUU

VIDEO REPUBLIC

It is a messy, alternative realm of video creation and exchange that extends across the internet, television, festivals and campaigns. This report charts the rise of the ‘Video Republic’ across Europe, a new space for debate and expression dominated by young people.

Drawing on extensive research with experts and young people in the UK, Turkey, Germany, Romania and Finland, it argues that the stakes are high, both for the contributors to this realm and for the democracies they live in. Confusion about regulation, copyright and privacy means that young people are plunging headlong into an uncertain set of new relationships online. And around Europe, new types of expressive inequality are emerging as many are held back from participating by poor access and a lack of resources.

As young people experience greater freedoms online, many are choosing to ‘route around’ political and cultural institutions rather than take them on directly. This poses a profound challenge to decision-makers, but it also creates new opportunities. For democracies starved of legitimacy, it offers hope for a new sphere of democratic expression and participation. With a range of recommendations for government, media and the private sector, this report outlines how we can channel the creativity locked inside the Video Republic.

IDFA, here we come!

Nazli (left) and Selin (right)

Two young DIY media-makers from Turkey, Akile Nazli Kaya (31) and Selin Gunduz (21), are ready to participate IDFA 2011 next week as part of the Doc Next filmmakers group that will take part in the IDFAcademy and all related events. Nazli’s film “Ebb and Tide” is among the ten short Doc Next documentaries that will be screened at IDFA 2011 prior to the feature length films. Two other films from Turkey, “Ece’esque” (dir. Ozge Yesilcimen, Bora Balbey, Bade Selcuk, Caner Kececi) and “Dear Brother Sakir” (dir. Bahar Demirkan, Okyar Igli, Hayati Kose and Morteza Moghaddam), which were made during Youth MODE Workshops, will be screened at IDFA’s Doc Next Mini Cinema section featuring continual screenings of a selection from the Doc Next Media Collection.

 

Nazli is an awarded animator/director/designer working and studying in Prague. Nazli’s productions focus on important themes such as immigration, food security and personal freedom. Her biggest ambition in life is to make creative, innovative and inspiring short animated films and documentaries that address social and environmental issues. Her dream is to open an animation studio in Prague and Istanbul that will create socially and environmentally concerned ‘green’ films.” Her film in IDFA 2011 program “Ebb and Tide” is about a young woman reading from her diaries about her life in the Czech Republic while showing the life of her parents, who also temporarily immigrated to another country. As an interpretation of home videos made on S8, the film’s emotionally charged story challenges the existing imagery of Turkish people living in Europe. Nazli’s awarded animation documenaries “Zlin Soup” and “Nazli in Zlin” are also in the Doc Next Media Collection. She is currently working on a new ‘green’ film “The Seed”.

 

Selin is an aspiring DIY filmmaker with tremendous self-motivation. She did not attend university nor did she receive formal media education, but she pushes herself to learn more about filmmaking, screenwriting, photography and acting by attending certificate programs, workshops and seminars. Selin participated the Youth MODE Documentary Workshop in Canakkale last year and made the film “Sounds and Shadows“, also included in the Doc Next Media Collection,
with fellow workshop participants Erkan Atay, Ahmet Turan and Alper Dutkin. “To me, filmmaking is not a temporary interest. It has captured me completely. I want to build my life on it, I am saving money by working other jobs in order to make films and also to attend screenings and other film related events,” says Selin, who now works on the script for her new short film and is preparing a documentary on internet censorship in Turkey.

We wish both ladies the best of time at IDFAcademy and we are also very excited to be joining them in Amsterdam next week!

Click here to read more about the IDFAcademy participants and program.

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