This new 6-part true crime series investigates the so-called "Washington DC sniper case", in which, shortly after 9/11, ten people were shot seemingly randomly in the street over the course of three weeks.
Capitalism is based on a fundamental fallacy. That’s bestselling author and economics professor Thomas Piketty’s conclusion. Capital grows faster than income. This leads to the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. The idea that this inequality would be eliminated automatically is based on a wrong analysis. A critical, revealing look at capitalism with possible solutions.
What happens when you give the inhabitants of a small African village a basic income for a period of two years? Organization Eight.world put this to the test and conducted the experiment in Busibi, Uganda. The impact is extraordinary and produces surprising results. The inhabitants of Busibi developed into true entrepreneurs and the influence of the initiative is still noticeable.
When a filmmaker arrives in Hong Kong for a documentary about an international art fair, he increasingly loses his way. A personal, completely original and darkly funny documentary about existential questions that seem even more urgent when you are on the other side of the world and you literally have to sleep in a cupboard.
“Don’t give a man fish, teach him how to fish.” This phrase is often cited in the context of development cooperation and does not sound illogical. But isn’t this approach paternalistic and outdated? What if we just give money without any conditions and advice?
Capitalism is based on a fundamental fallacy. That’s bestselling author and economics professor Thomas Piketty’s conclusion. Capital grows faster than income. This leads to the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. The idea that this inequality would be eliminated automatically is based on a wrong analysis. A critical, revealing look at capitalism with possible solutions.
For years, an American woman recorded the news. All news, 24 hours a day, for more than 30 years. She wanted to consistently record how the media presents reality. Her unique legacy of around 840,000 hours of visual material is the reason for giving her wayward life work meaning in an equally idiosyncratic documentary.
In the 1970s, filmmaker Christian Labhart was still protesting nuclear energy wearing a sweater he knitted himself. Today, married with children, he looks back at his activist past. An impressive musical essay about the loss of connectedness and idealism.
Capitalism is based on a fundamental fallacy. That is the conclusion reached by Thomas Piketty, professor of economics, in his book Capital in the Twenty-First Century, which became an unexpected bestseller. Is he a genius or a dangerous radical?
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
13-year-old Japanese teenager Naoki has a special type of autism and does not speak. He still finds a way to communicate, though. Based on his book, this surprising documentary takes you on a fascinating journey in which Naoki and five other people on the spectrum discover what autism means to them.
An intimate journey into a world of extreme devotion. War monks live in isolation in an Italian monastery. For 20 years they have been preparing through prayer and demanding martial arts training for a "higher war," in which they want to fight evil in the name of the Father. Radical devotion captured in poetic black and white photography.
A € 500,000 engagement ring, bulletproof bras and especially her 3000 pairs of shoes made Imelda Marcos world famous. After years of exile, she is allowed to return to the Philippines, where she is still firmly in control and determined to breathe new life into the Marcos dynasty. A fascinating portrait of a power-hungry woman who is well aware that perception is more important than the truth.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
When there was finally a consensus that fast food is truly unhealthy to eat, the fast food industry faced a big challenge. There was pressure to offer healthier food. Or... at least keep up appearances. Suddenly, fast food chains started selling salads and pictures of fresh vegetables appeared on the walls. Documentary maker Morgan Spurlock gets a job in the fast food business and exposes all the misleading strategies that are being applied.
Deze vertoning wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met de drie regisseurs
In the Southern California desert lies a city that was never finished: California City was supposed to become as big as Los Angeles, but today it is unfinished and deserted. It is a place that reeks of failure. A place of shattered dreams, where people are stranded in search of a new and better life. It is home to Lashay, a young man who tries to avoid the disappointing, harsh reality by withdrawing completely into a fantasy world. Victoria was selected at the Berlin Filmfestival with the award of the most innovative and inspiring movie in the Forum program.
De vertoning van 26.09 wordt voorafgegaan door een groepsmeditatie en gevolgd door een nagesprek met David Dewulf (Instituut voor Aandacht & Mindfulness)
Mindfulness. It seems like a miracle cure nowadays: we have to eat, exercise and meditate mindfully. Is it a hype? Or can it really change your life? Journalist Shannon Harvey - a non-believer - decides to live mindfully for one year. In the meantime, she documents her progress and is supported by a multitude of doctors and psychologists.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
Between the ages of 13 and 18, adolescents turn into young adults. In a surprisingly candid portrait we see Emma and Anais grow up during these crucial years. In a fascinating kind of timelapse they evolve physically, emotionally and intellectually on the white screen. A disarming, highly personal and yet universally recognizable portrait.
Is Donald Trump mentally ill? He is the butt of a lot of jokes, but can we prove scientifically that he is not only unsuitable, but also downright dangerous as president of the most powerful country in the world? A disconcerting (but unintentionally hilarious) dive into the brain of one of the most controversial figures in contemporary history.
Pepe The Frog. The little frog conquered the internet as a meme and became the symbol of the alt-right ideology. This to the discontent of creator Matt Furie. How could this happen? Does everything on the internet belong to everyone? Can you stop the snowball-effect when you put something online? Furie is set more than ever to reclaim his own creation.
Between the ages of 13 and 18, adolescents turn into young adults. In a surprisingly candid portrait we see Emma and Anais grow up during these crucial years. In a fascinating kind of timelapse they evolve physically, emotionally and intellectually on the white screen. A disarming, highly personal and yet universally recognizable portrait.
In bitesize pieces of 15 minutes each we see a special part of the world through the eyes of a child. Not only interesting for the young target audience (children between the ages of 9 and 12), but for everyone in the educational field that would like to work around a certain theme.
Langfang is one of the most polluted cities in China. Mouth masks are everywhere, breathing is difficult on bad days. The central government decides to take drastic measures: coal can no longer be used for heating, industry within the city is restricted. But even in a country with an almighty state apparatus, the practice appears to be less straightforward.
How much is a human life worth? Director Peter Scharf asks this particularly fascinating question in The Price of My Life. With a camera on his shoulder, he travels around the world to find equally fascinating answers. What is an arm worth? Or a liter of blood? And can we express a human life in euros?
De vertoning van zo 27.09 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met Ernst Josef Rothschild, voormalig Joodse inwoner van Leuven. Hij woonde tijdens de oorlogsjaren in Kessel-Lo en werd in 1944 opgepakt door de Duitse bezetters.
Leuven during the Second World War. A fascinating story of conquest, occupation and liberation, built entirely from a surprising large amount of archive material. The images bring the concrete story of the city of Leuven to life in the wider context of WWII. Voiced by former inhabitant of Leuven, musician Daan Stuyven.
The director of the Rijksmuseum is in a frantic bidding war with the Louvre; a passionate art dealer may have found an undiscovered piece; a collector cannot decide where to put his favorite work. 350 years after his death, Dutch grandmaster Rembrandt still fascinates countless people.
In the US, there is a staggeringly large group of creationists who take the Bible’s creation story quite literally. They believe the earth is 6,000 years old, that there is no such thing as evolution and that fossils are fake. To prove their vision, they are working on a megalomaniac project: their very own "natural history" museum in which dinosaurs lived simultaneously with humans and - consequently - were also aboard Noah's Ark.
The Study Group for Critical Evaluation of Pseudoscience and the Paranormal (SKEPP) has been a loyal partner of the festival for many years. They are horrified to witness the growing trends of conspiracy theories, unproven treatment methods or creationism.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
De vertoning van 27.09 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met prof. dr. Seppe vanden Broucke (Research Centre for Information Systems Engineering, KU Leuven)
How does our society deal with artificial intelligence? It is one of the biggest challenges we face. Who keeps the technology in check and who determines where the limits are? How much of our privacy are we willing to give up? How do we feel about Big Brother? And what kind of society do we want in the future? An alarming technological thriller about the far-reaching possibilities and dangers of AI.
De vertoning van 27.09 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met de regisseur
In a prison for young offenders, ten adolescents are serving a sentence. One day they will be released again and have to find their place in society again. That is why they participate in a new pedagogical project. An intense project, for the young people and for their supervisors. A year in prison with minors stuck between a bruised past and an uncertain future.
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a group of brave men in their seventies hunt for the rare white truffle, which can only be found in the wild. Along with their dogs they live in a unique world and at a different pace. This visually stunning gem premiered at Sundance and was selected for Cannes.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
“I’m not a perfect man, but I do have ideals.” Oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky was Russia’s richest man - and one of the 20 richest people in the world - until he got on Putin’s bad side and was sent to a Siberian prison. Oscar winner Alex Gibney shares a disconcerting story about gangster capitalism in Russia, with Putin himself as the opponent.
De vertoning van 27.09 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met psychiater Loes Gabriels, experte Deep Brain Stimulation
Thanks to Deep Brain Stimulation Parkinson's patients stop shaking and clinically depressed patients can laugh again. Despite these success stories, there is still a strong association with the dark history of electroshock therapy. Does this (increasingly refined) technology have a promising future? An enlightening look back and forward.
De vertoning van 27.09 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met Olivier Faelens (Studie- en Adviesgroep Sekten)
In December 1973 Claude Vorilhon meets a UFO with space creatures for the first time, who came to earth especially for him. Because he gets the assignment to spread an important message. Claude changes his name to Raël and establishes a new atheistic religion, based on science. A religion where free love and total pacifism is central which has him as the new messiah.
Cigarette smoke so thick the projector lamp can barely shine through, the manager reaching out to you on the street or the permanent fear of terrorist attacks. A nice evening at the movies in the last remaining cinema in Kabul is a little bit different. A visually stunning film about the hope that cinema brings to a city marked by war and fundamentalism.
Even today black magic, witchcraft and enchantment play a big part in Congolese daily life. Apostle Medard, one of the healers of the Ngunza church, takes care of both the body and the soul of his followers using exorcism rituals. A piercing portrait of a special individual as well as a portrait of Congo as a country in crisis, where poverty and economical exploitation not only destroy the natural resources but perhaps also the African soul.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
Deze vertoning wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met de regisseur.
It seemed like a great plan: folk musicians Joel Ludford and Anna Moss were going traveling with a self-built tour bus from Arkansas, USA, to Argentina. But a serious car accident thwarts their plans: the bus is destroyed and Joel ends up in a wheelchair for several months. Will their love and dreams remain intact?
The Swiss are known for their precision and thoroughness. This observing documentary looks at a continuous series of actions driven by the fear of a worst-case scenario in the Alps. All risks must be contained. Avalanches are caused to prevent unexpected avalanches, picturesque villages welcome concrete dams and falling rocks are collected. The enchanting illusion of a comprehensive certainty.
‘You have to learn how to make the audience hate you," says wrestler Tengkwa before taking a skinny teenage boy in a painful head lock. The victim is participating in a training camp and dreams of becoming a professional wrestler. This often hilarious and visually tight documentary asks how far they want to go to achieve their dream.
With his groundbreaking choreographies, choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) changed contemporary dance forever. Filmmaker Alla Kovgan wanted his choreographies to live on in cinema and uses a combination of contemporary three-dimensional recordings with archive footage of the choreographer himself. The result is a total experience for all senses, a breathtaking immersion in the dance world and the universe of Merce Cunningham.
De vertoning van 27.09 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met Jan Stevens, voorzitter imkervereniging De Krainer Bieënvrienden.
Hatidze lives with her bedridden mother in a remote mountain village in northern Macedonia. She is one of the last female wild bee hunters and lives by the golden rule: never take more from the bees than you need. This harmony is disturbed when Hussein and his noisy family settle down in the village. Honeyland is a loving but ominous fable about the fragile relationship between man and nature.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
Both filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's father and son are deaf. But as son Jonas prospers because of his implant and discovers Beethoven, father Paul slowly loses grip on his memory. Child, grandfather and Beethoven form a special trio, with lives connected through mutual deafness and unconditional love.
A new train tunnel is built in the Alps, California mountains are literally moved for the construction of a new city, huge chunks of beautiful Carrara marble are carved. This visual gem asks us how much of our planet we are looking to ravage in order to continue our lifestyle with vast, impressive shots.
Pepe The Frog. The little frog conquered the internet as a meme and became the symbol of the alt-right ideology. This to the discontent of creator Matt Furie. How could this happen? Does everything on the internet belong to everyone? Can you stop the snowball-effect when you put something online? Furie is set more than ever to reclaim his own creation.
Sometimes reality beats fiction: this is the improbable story of an artist who goes in search of the thief who stole her paintings. She manages to track him down and their meeting takes more than one unexpected turn. Director Benjamin Ree won the prize for "creative storytelling" at the renowned Sundance Film Festival.
Hatidze lives with her bedridden mother in a remote mountain village in northern Macedonia. She is one of the last female wild bee hunters and lives by the golden rule: never take more from the bees than you need. This harmony is disturbed when Hussein and his noisy family settle down in the village. Honeyland is a loving but ominous fable about the fragile relationship between man and nature.
Many Filipino women go abroad to work as domestic help. It is often a leap into the unknown, as they leave everything behind, including their husband and children. The camera follows these women with understanding and tenderness during a training course to prepare them for an uncertain future. Not a cliche story about social exploitation, but one about companionship and female determination.
The KU Leuven Science Café presents an informal lecture series on ... the informal economy. After an introduction by rector (and professor of economics) Luc Sels, there are three short lectures on the more hidden side of economics.
The director of the Rijksmuseum is in a frantic bidding war with the Louvre; a passionate art dealer may have found an undiscovered piece; a collector cannot decide where to put his favorite work. 350 years after his death, Dutch grandmaster Rembrandt still fascinates countless people.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
A new train tunnel is built in the Alps, California mountains are literally moved for the construction of a new city, huge chunks of beautiful Carrara marble are carved. This visual gem asks us how much of our planet we are looking to ravage in order to continue our lifestyle with vast, impressive shots.
27 dead and 184 injured, that is the sad toll after a fire in a nightclub. Unfortunately, this is only the beginning. Dozens of injured victims die later in the hospital from perfectly preventable infections. It is the start of a corruption case that will lead to the dismissal of the Romanian government. Leave it to a sports newspaper, of all media, to bring attention to the story.
Deze vertoning wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met de regisseur en galerijhouder Adriaan Raemdonck.
Gallery The Black Panther has existed since 1968, making it the oldest active gallery in the Belgian art world. The gallery is the life work of Adriaan Raemdonck and is still very relevant in today's art world. His story gives us an intimate glimpse into half a century of visual art and the cultural and social evolution in Flanders.
De vertoning van 28.09 wordt gevolgd door een truffel tasting. Gianfranco Avantaggiato, chefkok van Italiaans restaurant Castello Lucano, staat al jaren bekend voor zijn truffelgerechten. Speciaal voor DOCVILLE ontwikkelde hij een aantal gerechtjes.
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a group of brave men in their seventies hunt for the rare white truffle, which can only be found in the wild. Along with their dogs they live in a unique world and at a different pace. This visually stunning gem premiered at Sundance and was selected for Cannes.
A lot of people dream of being an influencer on social media. Sitting in his bedroom, 16-year-old Austyn Tester wants to become an online phenomenon at all costs. Day after day he works as hard as he can to get the nicest photo, make a funny video or come up with an inspiring message. From the outside everything looks fine, but on the inside he struggles with loneliness and emptiness. A melancholic, visually outstanding look at the loneliness of the social media dream.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
When there was finally a consensus that fast food is truly unhealthy to eat, the fast food industry faced a big challenge. There was pressure to offer healthier food. Or... at least keep up appearances. Suddenly, fast food chains started selling salads and pictures of fresh vegetables appeared on the walls. Documentary maker Morgan Spurlock gets a job in the fast food business and exposes all the misleading strategies that are being applied.
They are punks, hopeless cases. They get one very last chance. In France, aid worker Petra Knol tries one final time to get them on the right track, but problems from the past continue to plague these youngsters ... A beautiful and serene portrait of young people who struggle with themselves and the world.
Graphic violence, controversy and utter brilliance? How do you describe Quentin Tarantino's career in a few keywords? His films inspire, provoke and entertain. Tarantino's passion, method and genius are revealed in special interviews with his go-to actors and colleagues.
In December 1973 Claude Vorilhon meets a UFO with space creatures for the first time, who came to earth especially for him. Because he gets the assignment to spread an important message. Claude changes his name to Raël and establishes a new atheistic religion, based on science. A religion where free love and total pacifism is central which has him as the new messiah.
With his groundbreaking choreographies, choreographer Merce Cunningham (1919-2009) changed contemporary dance forever. Filmmaker Alla Kovgan wanted his choreographies to live on in cinema and uses a combination of contemporary three-dimensional recordings with archive footage of the choreographer himself. The result is a total experience for all senses, a breathtaking immersion in the dance world and the universe of Merce Cunningham.
"Is that a warplane above us?" In the operation room of the hospital in Ghouta, Syria, this is an everyday question. Underground doctors work day and night to look after the wounded. Being creative is key, because means are very scarce. The fact that the manager is a woman, is also the root of some problems. A documentary worthy of its Oscar nomination.
De vertoning van 29.09 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met Prof. Dr. Johan Braeckman, filosoof & gefascineerd door Amerikanen en hun geloof in creationisme.
In the US, there is a staggeringly large group of creationists who take the Bible’s creation story quite literally. They believe the earth is 6,000 years old, that there is no such thing as evolution and that fossils are fake. To prove their vision, they are working on a megalomaniac project: their very own "natural history" museum in which dinosaurs lived simultaneously with humans and - consequently - were also aboard Noah's Ark.
After the Boom comes the Bust, economic prosperity is always followed by a crisis. But why is that? Recently deceased Monty Python comedian Terry Jones guides us through the history and essence of the economic "boom-bust cycle" using interviews, animations and puppet shows.
The Swiss are known for their precision and thoroughness. This observing documentary looks at a continuous series of actions driven by the fear of a worst-case scenario in the Alps. All risks must be contained. Avalanches are caused to prevent unexpected avalanches, picturesque villages welcome concrete dams and falling rocks are collected. The enchanting illusion of a comprehensive certainty.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
De vertoning van 29.09 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met prof. Robert Boute, onderzoekgroep productie en logistiek, KU Leuven
“Everything, right now.” Thanks to the digital revolution, Amazon has been able to build the largest supermarket ever by fully capitalizing on impulse buying. You are only a click away from ordering just about anything. But what is the real price of Amazon’s insane success? What are the consequences and what is at stake? This research documentary explores the world of Amazon and is an absolute must-see for every online shopper.
De vertoning wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met de regisseur
How thin is human skin? And what does it hide? Is it just the leather shell of the apocalypse? An intimate film essay about the physicality of man, made up of medical images, memories of a deceased mother and historical archive material. Looking for answers. What is the body? What is illness? And finally; what is death?
Author association Sabam supports audiovisual authors in various ways. There is support for filmmakers who have already gained some experience, but also for young up-and-coming talent through a development grant. This year's Sabam evening at DOCVILLE is dominated by three young wolves who were already able to benefit from this grant.
De vertoning van 29.09 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met oa. prof. dr. Ilse Noens (KU Leuven). In samenwerking met LAuRes en Liga Autisme Vlaanderen.
13-year-old Japanese teenager Naoki has a special type of autism and does not speak. He still finds a way to communicate, though. Based on his book, this surprising documentary takes you on a fascinating journey in which Naoki and five other people on the spectrum discover what autism means to them.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
Missing teeth, bruises, broken arms, bloody noses ... For years these were the trophies people proudly wore after a visit to Action Park, the most dangerous amusement park in the world. A documentary that is both hilarious and shocking and shows how much the definition of "conscious parenting" has changed since the 1980s.
Pepe The Frog. The little frog conquered the internet as a meme and became the symbol of the alt-right ideology. This to the discontent of creator Matt Furie. How could this happen? Does everything on the internet belong to everyone? Can you stop the snowball-effect when you put something online? Furie is set more than ever to reclaim his own creation.
He once earned millions a day as one of Europe's most influential investment bankers. Rainer Voss, who has since been fired, talks about the perverse mechanisms and the parallel world of the financial sector. Master of the Universe puts a face on the banker behind the crisis.
When a filmmaker arrives in Hong Kong for a documentary about an international art fair, he increasingly loses his way. A personal, completely original and darkly funny documentary about existential questions that seem even more urgent when you are on the other side of the world and you literally have to sleep in a cupboard.
Between the ages of 13 and 18, adolescents turn into young adults. In a surprisingly candid portrait we see Emma and Anais grow up during these crucial years. In a fascinating kind of timelapse they evolve physically, emotionally and intellectually on the white screen. A disarming, highly personal and yet universally recognizable portrait.
In bitesize pieces of 15 minutes each we see a special part of the world through the eyes of a child. Not only interesting for the young target audience (children between the ages of 9 and 12), but for everyone in the educational field that would like to work around a certain theme.
Propaganda has been around for a long time. From murals to Nazi propaganda, from Alexander the Great to fake news. In a whirlwind journey through time, the strategies behind present and past propagandistic campaigns are unmasked. Not only the propaganda during crucial historical events, but also the smaller stories that creep into our daily lives.
Left bank, once just the village of SintAnna, has been the favorite playground for project developers and architects for many years. With varying degrees of success. Architecture and urban design are directly related to the people who live in it. A film about the city and people, both constantly in motion, even though they do not always know in which direction.
Hatidze lives with her bedridden mother in a remote mountain village in northern Macedonia. She is one of the last female wild bee hunters and lives by the golden rule: never take more from the bees than you need. This harmony is disturbed when Hussein and his noisy family settle down in the village. Honeyland is a loving but ominous fable about the fragile relationship between man and nature.
Thanks to Deep Brain Stimulation Parkinson's patients stop shaking and clinically depressed patients can laugh again. Despite these success stories, there is still a strong association with the dark history of electroshock therapy. Does this (increasingly refined) technology have a promising future? An enlightening look back and forward.
13-year-old Japanese teenager Naoki has a special type of autism and does not speak. He still finds a way to communicate, though. Based on his book, this surprising documentary takes you on a fascinating journey in which Naoki and five other people on the spectrum discover what autism means to them.
De vertoning van 30.09 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met de regisseur
The documentary tells the subtle story of the rape of a young woman. There is no bogey, no sexual predator. It is about boundaries that are silently crossed by the perpetrator. And the victim does not have the power to say no or simply does not realize what is happening. The film opens our eyes to an abuse that is much more commonplace than we realize.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
De vertoning van 30.09 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met Bart Haeck, journalist voor De Tijd en met meer dan 10 jaar Davos op de teller.
Every year the international elite travels to Davos for the World Economic Forum. Despite the criticism that it is an elitist gettogether, 81-year-old founder Klaus Schwab firmly believes in his original ambition: the world can improve through dialogue. Filmmaker Marcus Vetter got access behind the scenes for the first time.
Both filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's father and son are deaf. But as son Jonas prospers because of his implant and discovers Beethoven, father Paul slowly loses grip on his memory. Child, grandfather and Beethoven form a special trio, with lives connected through mutual deafness and unconditional love.
When a filmmaker arrives in Hong Kong for a documentary about an international art fair, he increasingly loses his way. A personal, completely original and darkly funny documentary about existential questions that seem even more urgent when you are on the other side of the world and you literally have to sleep in a cupboard.
This year's Canvas night will feature an exclusive preview of the brand new series ‘The Indecent’. Populism is ubiquitous in the European Union. The voice of the angry citizen is getting louder, both on the left and on the right. Why are so many citizens angry? ‘The Indecent’ looks for the answer in the life stories of the people who reject traditional politics.
De vertoning van 30.09 wordt gevolgd door een gesprek met de regisseur
What happens when you give the inhabitants of a small African village a basic income for a period of two years? Organization Eight.world put this to the test and conducted the experiment in Busibi, Uganda. The impact is extraordinary and produces surprising results. The inhabitants of Busibi developed into true entrepreneurs and the influence of the initiative is still noticeable.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
In the 1970s, filmmaker Christian Labhart was still protesting nuclear energy wearing a sweater he knitted himself. Today, married with children, he looks back at his activist past. An impressive musical essay about the loss of connectedness and idealism.
Missing teeth, bruises, broken arms, bloody noses ... For years these were the trophies people proudly wore after a visit to Action Park, the most dangerous amusement park in the world. A documentary that is both hilarious and shocking and shows how much the definition of "conscious parenting" has changed since the 1980s.
Mindfulness. It seems like a miracle cure nowadays: we have to eat, exercise and meditate mindfully. Is it a hype? Or can it really change your life? Journalist Shannon Harvey - a non-believer - decides to live mindfully for one year. In the meantime, she documents her progress and is supported by a multitude of doctors and psychologists.
27 dead and 184 injured, that is the sad toll after a fire in a nightclub. Unfortunately, this is only the beginning. Dozens of injured victims die later in the hospital from perfectly preventable infections. It is the start of a corruption case that will lead to the dismissal of the Romanian government. Leave it to a sports newspaper, of all media, to bring attention to the story.
For years, an American woman recorded the news. All news, 24 hours a day, for more than 30 years. She wanted to consistently record how the media presents reality. Her unique legacy of around 840,000 hours of visual material is the reason for giving her wayward life work meaning in an equally idiosyncratic documentary.
Deep in the forests of Piedmont, Italy, a group of brave men in their seventies hunt for the rare white truffle, which can only be found in the wild. Along with their dogs they live in a unique world and at a different pace. This visually stunning gem premiered at Sundance and was selected for Cannes.
Sometimes reality beats fiction: this is the improbable story of an artist who goes in search of the thief who stole her paintings. She manages to track him down and their meeting takes more than one unexpected turn. Director Benjamin Ree won the prize for "creative storytelling" at the renowned Sundance Film Festival.
Is Donald Trump mentally ill? He is the butt of a lot of jokes, but can we prove scientifically that he is not only unsuitable, but also downright dangerous as president of the most powerful country in the world? A disconcerting (but unintentionally hilarious) dive into the brain of one of the most controversial figures in contemporary history.
De vertoning van 01.10 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met de regisseur.
Left bank, once just the village of SintAnna, has been the favorite playground for project developers and architects for many years. With varying degrees of success. Architecture and urban design are directly related to the people who live in it. A film about the city and people, both constantly in motion, even though they do not always know in which direction.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
Cigarette smoke so thick the projector lamp can barely shine through, the manager reaching out to you on the street or the permanent fear of terrorist attacks. A nice evening at the movies in the last remaining cinema in Kabul is a little bit different. A visually stunning film about the hope that cinema brings to a city marked by war and fundamentalism.
Deze vertoning wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met de regisseur.
In Thailand there is a unique care home for Europeans with advanced Alzheimer's. A Thai woman named Pomm takes care of the Swiss Elisabeth day and night with a lot of love, a type of care that she would never be able to afford in Europe. It seems like a win-win situation, but Pomm misses her own family. A beautiful and moving reflection on motherhood and an unexpected form of care.
De vertoning van 01.10 wordt gevolgd door een DOCVILLE+ tafelgesprek "CRISPR: heilige graal of doos van Pandora"
Incredible but true: the product that supposedly will be the basis of the greatest scientific revolution of this century is… yoghurt. Due to CRISPR is will be possible to adapt DNA as easy as "cut" and "paste". From bananas who are resistant to moulds to patients with rare diseases who finally have a chance of a recovery. An interesting, but also controversial new possibility that keeps science under its spell.
De vertoning van 01.10 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met prof dr. Valeria Zanier en prof. dr. Stijn Deklerck (Chinese Frames, KU Leuven)
Langfang is one of the most polluted cities in China. Mouth masks are everywhere, breathing is difficult on bad days. The central government decides to take drastic measures: coal can no longer be used for heating, industry within the city is restricted. But even in a country with an almighty state apparatus, the practice appears to be less straightforward.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
A fascinating but controversial new possibility in science: very specific pieces of DNA can be processed, allowing genes in living cells to be permanently modified. This could allow for many genetic diseases to be treated. But where is the limit? By intervening in DNA we are playing with the fundamental building blocks of human life.
In a prison for young offenders, ten adolescents are serving a sentence. One day they will be released again and have to find their place in society again. That is why they participate in a new pedagogical project. An intense project, for the young people and for their supervisors. A year in prison with minors stuck between a bruised past and an uncertain future.
Every year the international elite travels to Davos for the World Economic Forum. Despite the criticism that it is an elitist gettogether, 81-year-old founder Klaus Schwab firmly believes in his original ambition: the world can improve through dialogue. Filmmaker Marcus Vetter got access behind the scenes for the first time.
Propaganda has been around for a long time. From murals to Nazi propaganda, from Alexander the Great to fake news. In a whirlwind journey through time, the strategies behind present and past propagandistic campaigns are unmasked. Not only the propaganda during crucial historical events, but also the smaller stories that creep into our daily lives.
A lot of people dream of being an influencer on social media. Sitting in his bedroom, 16-year-old Austyn Tester wants to become an online phenomenon at all costs. Day after day he works as hard as he can to get the nicest photo, make a funny video or come up with an inspiring message. From the outside everything looks fine, but on the inside he struggles with loneliness and emptiness. A melancholic, visually outstanding look at the loneliness of the social media dream.
Sometimes reality beats fiction: this is the improbable story of an artist who goes in search of the thief who stole her paintings. She manages to track him down and their meeting takes more than one unexpected turn. Director Benjamin Ree won the prize for "creative storytelling" at the renowned Sundance Film Festival.
An intimate journey into a world of extreme devotion. War monks live in isolation in an Italian monastery. For 20 years they have been preparing through prayer and demanding martial arts training for a "higher war," in which they want to fight evil in the name of the Father. Radical devotion captured in poetic black and white photography.
How much is a human life worth? Director Peter Scharf asks this particularly fascinating question in The Price of My Life. With a camera on his shoulder, he travels around the world to find equally fascinating answers. What is an arm worth? Or a liter of blood? And can we express a human life in euros?
How does our society deal with artificial intelligence? It is one of the biggest challenges we face. Who keeps the technology in check and who determines where the limits are? How much of our privacy are we willing to give up? How do we feel about Big Brother? And what kind of society do we want in the future? An alarming technological thriller about the far-reaching possibilities and dangers of AI.
De vertoning van 02.10 wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met de regisseur
Many Filipino women go abroad to work as domestic help. It is often a leap into the unknown, as they leave everything behind, including their husband and children. The camera follows these women with understanding and tenderness during a training course to prepare them for an uncertain future. Not a cliche story about social exploitation, but one about companionship and female determination.
"Is that a warplane above us?" In the operation room of the hospital in Ghouta, Syria, this is an everyday question. Underground doctors work day and night to look after the wounded. Being creative is key, because means are very scarce. The fact that the manager is a woman, is also the root of some problems. A documentary worthy of its Oscar nomination.
“I’m not a perfect man, but I do have ideals.” Oil magnate Mikhail Khodorkovsky was Russia’s richest man - and one of the 20 richest people in the world - until he got on Putin’s bad side and was sent to a Siberian prison. Oscar winner Alex Gibney shares a disconcerting story about gangster capitalism in Russia, with Putin himself as the opponent.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
De vertoning van 02.10 wordt gevolgd door een DOCVILLE+ tafelgesprek "Maken sociale media (on)gelukkig?"
A Buddhist monastery in Bhutan has been able to keep internet, smartphones and even electricity out for many years, but has to keep up with the times. The young monks in training discover a whole new world and in no time Peyangki is glued to his cell phone. He once dreamed of becoming a lama, but the temptation of modern times is strong.
Deze vertoning wordt gevolgd door een nagesprek met de regisseur en Bart, de echtgenoot van de overleden Rebecca
Rebecca, Fernand and Delphine know the end is near. Dying has become a part of their daily lives. Touching Infinity captures their last weeks. Beyond the fear and sorrow, they take us on a journey, carried by love, gratitude and deep connection. Without denying how serious the topic is, Touching Infinity is a film about hope and lightness during the final stages of life. From the maker of 'feel my love' comes an exceptional, warm film about the comforting beauty and power of saying goodbye.
De vertoning van 02.10 wordt uitgeleid door Nina Holland van Corporate Europe Observatory
What and more importantly who decides if something is safe to eat? What is the deal with genetically modified organisms? Is something "safe" as long as it has not been proven to be dangerous? Or vice versa: only safe when it has been proven there is zero danger? Who determines this? Not so much food experts, but an extensive lobby network of business people and politicians.
A € 500,000 engagement ring, bulletproof bras and especially her 3000 pairs of shoes made Imelda Marcos world famous. After years of exile, she is allowed to return to the Philippines, where she is still firmly in control and determined to breathe new life into the Marcos dynasty. A fascinating portrait of a power-hungry woman who is well aware that perception is more important than the truth.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
Facebook depression. Instagram addiction. Cyberbullying. The internet and social media look like Pandora's box that has been opened and is ruining our youth forever. But is this so? Or is it an unfounded fear prompted by the omnipresence Facebook depression. Instagram addiction. Cyberbullying. The internet and social media look like Pandora's box that has been opened and is ruining our youth forever. But is this so? Or is it an unfounded fear prompted by the omnipresence of the online world? In short, does the internet make us unhappy? of the online world? In short, does the internet make us unhappy?
The documentary tells the subtle story of the rape of a young woman. There is no bogey, no sexual predator. It is about boundaries that are silently crossed by the perpetrator. And the victim does not have the power to say no or simply does not realize what is happening. The film opens our eyes to an abuse that is much more commonplace than we realize.
"No one was hiring me when I was just a regular clown, I thought - maybe I'll give it a little edge". If your children are really naughty, just say threaten them with a visit from Wrinkles the Clown. A single phone call can turn your birthday party into a horror movie. But who is Wrinkles in real life? Michael Nichols finds out in his wildly exciting and very surprising documentary.
‘You have to learn how to make the audience hate you," says wrestler Tengkwa before taking a skinny teenage boy in a painful head lock. The victim is participating in a training camp and dreams of becoming a professional wrestler. This often hilarious and visually tight documentary asks how far they want to go to achieve their dream.
Even today black magic, witchcraft and enchantment play a big part in Congolese daily life. Apostle Medard, one of the healers of the Ngunza church, takes care of both the body and the soul of his followers using exorcism rituals. A piercing portrait of a special individual as well as a portrait of Congo as a country in crisis, where poverty and economical exploitation not only destroy the natural resources but perhaps also the African soul.
What and more importantly who decides if something is safe to eat? What is the deal with genetically modified organisms? Is something "safe" as long as it has not been proven to be dangerous? Or vice versa: only safe when it has been proven there is zero danger? Who determines this? Not so much food experts, but an extensive lobby network of business people and politicians.
They are punks, hopeless cases. They get one very last chance. In France, aid worker Petra Knol tries one final time to get them on the right track, but problems from the past continue to plague these youngsters ... A beautiful and serene portrait of young people who struggle with themselves and the world.
In the 1970s, filmmaker Christian Labhart was still protesting nuclear energy wearing a sweater he knitted himself. Today, married with children, he looks back at his activist past. An impressive musical essay about the loss of connectedness and idealism.
“Everything, right now.” Thanks to the digital revolution, Amazon has been able to build the largest supermarket ever by fully capitalizing on impulse buying. You are only a click away from ordering just about anything. But what is the real price of Amazon’s insane success? What are the consequences and what is at stake? This research documentary explores the world of Amazon and is an absolute must-see for every online shopper.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
A Buddhist monastery in Bhutan has been able to keep internet, smartphones and even electricity out for many years, but has to keep up with the times. The young monks in training discover a whole new world and in no time Peyangki is glued to his cell phone. He once dreamed of becoming a lama, but the temptation of modern times is strong.
An intimate journey into a world of extreme devotion. War monks live in isolation in an Italian monastery. For 20 years they have been preparing through prayer and demanding martial arts training for a "higher war," in which they want to fight evil in the name of the Father. Radical devotion captured in poetic black and white photography.
Op za 03.10 (16u) wordt, éénmalig, een versie van de flm vertoond die ingekleurd werd met de open source software DeOldify. De film wordt voorafgegaan door een korte uiteenzetting over deze AI-gebaseerde techniek.
Leuven during the Second World War. A fascinating story of conquest, occupation and liberation, built entirely from a surprising large amount of archive material. The images bring the concrete story of the city of Leuven to life in the wider context of WWII. Voiced by former inhabitant of Leuven, musician Daan Stuyven.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
Cigarette smoke so thick the projector lamp can barely shine through, the manager reaching out to you on the street or the permanent fear of terrorist attacks. A nice evening at the movies in the last remaining cinema in Kabul is a little bit different. A visually stunning film about the hope that cinema brings to a city marked by war and fundamentalism.
Incredible but true: the product that supposedly will be the basis of the greatest scientific revolution of this century is… yoghurt. Due to CRISPR is will be possible to adapt DNA as easy as "cut" and "paste". From bananas who are resistant to moulds to patients with rare diseases who finally have a chance of a recovery. An interesting, but also controversial new possibility that keeps science under its spell.
Graphic violence, controversy and utter brilliance? How do you describe Quentin Tarantino's career in a few keywords? His films inspire, provoke and entertain. Tarantino's passion, method and genius are revealed in special interviews with his go-to actors and colleagues.
Virtual Reality (VR) is a rewarding medium for documentarians: it offers an unmatchable experience that literally drops the viewer in an unknown reality. This year DOCVILLE selected three short documentaries that submerge you in the reality that black men and women experienced, both past and present.
De vertoning van 03.10 wordt uitgeleid door Joris Bruyninckx, Mediapsycholoog bij VRT
Is Donald Trump mentally ill? He is the butt of a lot of jokes, but can we prove scientifically that he is not only unsuitable, but also downright dangerous as president of the most powerful country in the world? A disconcerting (but unintentionally hilarious) dive into the brain of one of the most controversial figures in contemporary history.
Every documentarian dreams of the perfect story about a perfect character. Director Ben Berman rejoiced when he heard about The Amazing Johnathan, a magician with a terminal disease who kept living. But nothing is what it seems in this meta-documentary about truth and illusions.
"No one was hiring me when I was just a regular clown, I thought - maybe I'll give it a little edge". If your children are really naughty, just say threaten them with a visit from Wrinkles the Clown. A single phone call can turn your birthday party into a horror movie. But who is Wrinkles in real life? Michael Nichols finds out in his wildly exciting and very surprising documentary.