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OUT NOW! WHEN PAUL CAME OVER THE SEA offers a fresh perspective on the migrant crisis through the eyes of Paul, a Cameroonian refugee. more

Aug 31, 2017 11:00 AM Film

OUT NOW! Escape your landlocked Berlin summer with Tristan Ferland Milewski's DREAM BOAT, a colourful, engaging account of a European gay cruise. more

Jul 10, 2017 12:00 PM Film

OUT NOW! In a companion piece to "Out in East Berlin", director Jochen Hick skilfully documents the growth of the gay rights scene in West Berlin. "My Wonderful West Berlin" starts June 29. more

Jun 28, 2017 2:00 PM Film

The Berlinale Blog: Knocking on heaven's door

INTERVIEW! Showing in the Generation section, Almost Heaven is an eye-opening and heart-warming documentary about a young Chinese morgue worker. I had a quick chat with British director Carol Salter... more

Feb 16, 2017 3:30 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Packing a punch

Raoul Peck's Oscar-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro packs a punch and pyscho-thriller Berlin Syndrome fails to impress on Day 7 of the Berlinale... more

Feb 15, 2017 12:15 PM The Berlinale Blog

The Berlinale Blog: Ditch the sculptor and make a pact

The Competition offers up its only documentary; thank the stars the Panorama section is there to redeem Day 6. more

Feb 14, 2017 7:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

One of the most reliably compelling shindigs in the Berlin film calendar is back for a landmark 10th instalment, under the moniker “Essaydox” and with video essays on the mind. Opening with "Notes on Blindness", it runs Oct 6-23 at Zeughauskino. more

Sep 29, 2016 12:15 PM Film

The Berlinale Blog: Eastern closets

INTERVIEW! The director of Teddy-nominated Inside "The Chinese Closet" talked to David about her unique documentary, an eye-opening account of coming out in China. more

Feb 18, 2016 4:45 PM The Berlinale Blog

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Zero Days

The Berlinale Blog: Gibney and Greene investigate

Two contemporary documentary filmmakers go face to face: the Oscar-winning Alex Gibney and director Robert Greene. One opens your eyes to cyber-espionage; the other will have you wondering what is staged and what isn’t. more

Feb 17, 2016 6:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

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Tempestad

The Berlinale Blog: Blowing the Competition out of the water

Day three offers two documentaries: Competition-selected Fuocoammare (Fire At Sea) and Forum’s Tempestad. One appears to be angling for an award; the other poetically and quietly mesmerizes. Proof that one shouldn’t neglect the Forum section... more

Feb 13, 2016 5:00 PM The Berlinale Blog

OUT NOW! Though the documentary may seem like a preachy environment lesson on paper, ICE AND THE SKY finds no lack of excitement and beauty in the Antarctic expeditions it charts. more

Nov 24, 2015 5:00 PM Film

From Nov 22-24, this tiny festival will screen three documentaries that tackle thorny, meaningful social issues: racial tensions in the USA, social outcasts in Eastern Europe, prostitution on the streets of Chicago. more

Nov 18, 2015 1:00 PM Film

FILM INTERVIEW: American filmmaker Su Friedrich’s documentary Gut Renovation (2012) is the result of five years’ worth of footage from the eye of gentrification’s hurricane: Williamsburg, Brooklyn. more

Nov 11, 2015 12:00 AM What's On NYC

OUT NOW! With stunning visuals set at the small scale I WANT TO SEE THE MANAGER observes the quintessential social, environmental and economic issues of our globalised world. more

Sep 3, 2015 10:00 AM Film

District Berlin's latest exhibition features work from nine different artists, including Christa Joo Hyun D'Angelo, whose documentary film Past Present Tense looks at race in Germany from the GDR to now. See it starting Fri, Apr 24 at Malzfabrik. more

Apr 23, 2015 3:00 PM Film

OUT NOW! Mark Ververk's nature documentary DIE NEUE WILDNIS is perfectly fine, but offers nothing new. more

Apr 8, 2015 3:30 PM Film

INTERVIEW. It may be unorthodox to make a documentary out of your no-bullshit ex-husband's final days, but Helena Giuffrida's SO GLAD I DID is a moving farewell. Catch it on Oct 13, 8:30pm at Lichtblick Kino and join us after for a Q&A w/ Giuffrida. more

Oct 8, 2014 3:45 PM Film

OUT NOW!: Heinrich Himmler's cuddly side, told through letters to his family, in the darkly fascinating THE DECENT ONE. more

Sep 24, 2014 12:55 PM Film

OUT NOW! In an intimate first-person documentary, A WORLD NOT OURS questions what home is for the residents of a Palestinian refugee camp. more

Sep 18, 2014 9:00 AM Film

Doku.Arts, the meaty documentary film festival, returns this month to the Deutsches Historisches Museum’s handsome Zeughaus Kino armed with a new batch of documentaries, each casting a curious eye over the arts. Catch it Sep 10-Oct 12. more

Sep 9, 2014 11:30 AM Film

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