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I think 'The Act of Killing' forced people to look at the problem, but the

I think 'The Act of Killing' forced people to look at the problem, but the problem is actually a state run by thugs, or a shadow state, a part of the state that's run by thugs, and a military that enjoys complete legal - not just impunity, but immunity.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

I'm sure it's one of the most frustrating aspects of human experience for a

I'm sure it's one of the most frustrating aspects of human experience for all of us, that when we tell someone who's hurt us that they've hurt us, they tend to react with anger because they feel guilty, and we know we also get angry when we feel guilty.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

Denial, panic, threats, anger - those are very human responses to feeling g

Denial, panic, threats, anger - those are very human responses to feeling guilt.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

I think Direct Cinema's trying to be insightful by looking at reality in a

I think Direct Cinema's trying to be insightful by looking at reality in a very close way while, in fact, much more is staged than we like to think. In cinema verite, it's about trying to make something invisible visible - the role of fantasy and imaginat
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

In documentary filmmaking, there's a tradition of telling stories about vic

In documentary filmmaking, there's a tradition of telling stories about victims. We often do that from a very patronizing place, but mostly we do it from a very selfish place, to reassure ourselves that our lives are in sympathy and solidarity with the vi
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

All we can do is find the courage to stand still and to look backwards.

All we can do is find the courage to stand still and to look backwards.
Posted 3 months, 4 weeks ago

In Denmark, the annual Christmas party is probably the most important cultu

In Denmark, the annual Christmas party is probably the most important cultural institution in the country.
Posted 4 months ago

Films can't change the society they can simply open the space for the discu

Films can't change the society they can simply open the space for the discussion which can lead to social change and can start new forms of social activism.
Posted 4 months ago

I think, if you're in the United States, we've seen people trying to speak

I think, if you're in the United States, we've seen people trying to speak out in different ways and trying to make themselves heard about the United States' failure to move on generationally, given the long-festering wound of our history around race.
Posted 4 months ago

For me, I'm a filmmaker because, above all, I'm an explorer. It's my way of

For me, I'm a filmmaker because, above all, I'm an explorer. It's my way of exploring and investigating the problems, the questions, and the mysteries about what it means to be human that vex me most, that keep me up at night, and that, when I finally fal
Posted 4 months ago