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Doc Alliance Selection 2010

14.04.2010

Doc Alliance, the festival initiative by five leading European documentary festivals, has announced their Doc Alliance Selection 2010. This is an annual series of five innovative documentaries selected by the festivals.

Into Eternity by Michael Madsen

The five Doc Alliance initiative consist of the five partner festivals, CPH:DOX Copenhagen, DOK Leipzig, IDFF Jihlava, Planete Doc Review Warsaw and Visions du reel Nyon. The five documentaries selection for the Doc Alliance Selection 2010 will tour each festival throughout the year and contend for the Doc Alliance Award, which will be granted by an international jury during IDFF Jihlava 2010.

The five selected films are:

Into Eternity by Michael Madsen (Denmark, Finland 2009, 75 min)

Selected by CPH: DOX Copenhagen

Into Eternity follows the digging and pre-implementation of the Onkalo nuclear waste repository in Olkiluoto, Finland, while examining the principles at the core of nuclear waste management.

 

The Arrivals by Claudine Bories and Patrice Chagnard (France 2009, 111 min)

Selected by DOK Leipzig

Centered on the CAFDA, a municipal reception centre for asylum seeking families, The Arrivals is sympathetic portrayal of transition that delicately reveals the nuances of contemporary Europe, in contrast to the persecution and political oppression found beyond its borders.

 

Metrobranding by Ana Vlad and Adrian Voicu (Romania 2010, 92 min)

Selected by IDFF Jihlava

In communist Romania, each and every consumer product could be found only in one brand. These six brands appeared approximately at the same time, along with the socialist industrialization, becoming objects of desire in the daily lives and dreams of the Romanian people.

 

Steam of Life by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen (Finland, Sweden 2010, 84 min)

Selected by Planete Doc Review Warsaw

In the warmth of rusty stoves, naked men ritualistically cleanse themselves, both physically and mentally. With the utmost simplicity and exceptional intimacy, Steam of Life captures the naked souls of these vulnerable storytellers, creating a poetic portrayal of Finnish men.

 

Aisheen / Still Alive in Gaza by Nicolas Wadimoff (Switzerland, France 2009, 86 min)

Selected by VISIONS DU REEL Nyon

Aisheen is a situation report from the Gaza Strip in February 2009, just one month after Israel’s military offensive. Aisheen shows what it means to rebuild one’s life and common existence in a destroyed region severed by an ongoing blockade.

The Doc Alliance Selection 2010 will start its festival tour this coming week at the Visions du reel festival in Nyon. Here you can read further about the screenings.

 

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