Kabul, City in the Wind (Netherlands/Afghanistan/Japan/Germany, 2018) [Aperture 2019]

Aboozar Amini’s documentary Kabul, City in the Wind is a film with a metaphorically and literally apt title. Not only is Kabul a windy city, life in the city is a precarious affair akin to […]

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on Sep, 04 · in Reviews

Liborio: An Artist of the Solomon Islands (Australia/Solomon Islands, 2018)

Award-winning Australian documentarian Elliot Spencer visits the stunningly beautiful Malaita Province in the Solomon Islands to film his latest project, Liborio: An Artist of the Solomon Islands. Spencer takes a holistic yet concise look at […]

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on Aug, 11 · in Reviews

Night Cruising (Japan, 2019) [JAPAN CUTS 2019]

The opening sequence of Makoto Sasaki’s documentary is undoubtedly its boldest and most intriguing moment: for thirteen minutes, the screen is utterly black while the clear and detailed audio of voices and sound effects narrates […]

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on Jul, 26 · in Reviews

The East State Wind Farm (China, 2009)

The East State Wind Farm,​ a documentary using interviews as primary sources, interspersed with animated sequence, continues Hu Jie’s mission to expose the horrors and lasting legacy of Maoist China. In this entry, the testimony […]

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on Jun, 22 · in Reviews

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