Docs+Science

6 filmów
This year’s Docs+Science section is devoted to the enigmatic phenomenon of memory and the process of recalling and reaching out to the past. The programme includes such topics as attempts to save stories registered on celluloid film, an experiment aiming to recreate the primeval ecosystem of remote Siberia, a journey to the heart of fear – the underlying cause of all fears, the memory about 4 thousand of different bird species recorded in egg shells, a documentary poem about the silent witnesses of our planet’s past and, finally, the figure of Henry Glassie and an attempt to answer questions about the nature of beauty.
  • Film, the Living Record of Our Memory

    dir. Inés Toharia
    dok2021

    Orson Welles once said, ‘Film has a personality, and that personality is self-destructive. The job of the archivist is to anticipate what the film may do — and prevent it.’ The Spanish director’s documentary portrays attempts of saving even just a fraction of the multitude of stories registered on celluloid film.

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  • From the Wild Sea (Fra Det vilde Hav)

    dir. Robin Petré
    dok2021

    Visually sophisticated and poignant, this documentary, or rather poem, honours the silent witnesses of our planet’s past entangled in the network of civilisations of migrants from the primeval ocean. The film is for adult viewers only.

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  • Henry Glassie: Fieldwork (Henry Glassie: Badania terenowe)

    dir. Pat Collins
    dok2021

    In this hypnotising documentary devoted to Henry Glassie, the director adopts the perspective of the eminent anthropologist, while the viewer unites with the researcher becoming his eyes and ears.

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  • O, Collecting Eggs Despite the Times (O, Eier sammeln trotz der Zeit)

    dir. Pim Zwier
    dok2021

    Science may be a kind of organised madness. Entire fields of knowledge owe their existence to obsessed scientists, such as Max Schönwetter from Germany. His collection of almost 20 thousand bird eggs is invaluable for Oology.

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  • Pleistocene Park

    dir. Luke Griswold-Tergis
    dok2022

    There are many documentaries about the boundary between genius and madness, but this one is definitely among the funniest of them. Luke Tergis follows a bravado attempt to restart the primeval ecosystem of remote Siberia, a return to the state recorded in the fossils of Pleistocene.

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  • The Scent of Fear

    dir. Mirjam von Arx
    dok2021

    Mirjam von Arx takes viewers upon a journey to the heart of fear – the underlying cause of all fears. She combines the subjective and objective order to look for answers to the question about what drives human behaviour: humans or their fears?

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