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Announcing DCIFF 2022 Finalists: Documentary

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Living in Delusionville directed by Constant van Hoeven (USA / 2022 / 70mins.) From humble Midwestern beginnings, legendary art Ron English has pranked and pummeled his way into prominence, influencing generations of artists and laying the groundwork for the explosion of Street Art.

My Childhood, My Country directed by Phil Grabsky and Shoaib Sharifi (UK / 2021 / 90mins.)  A real-life epic of boyhood and manhood  in Afghanistan, one of the most embattled corners of the globe , filmed across twenty years. 

The Hit directed by Christopher Jon Halsne ( USA / 2022 / 83 mins.) A team of national-award-winning journalists reinvestigate a fatal crash where NASCAR racing legend Tony Stewart killed a young competitor. New evidence exposes how money, power, and fame may have corrupted a small-town justice system.

SHORT FORMAT

Childfree directed by Sara Bahramjahan (Iran / 2021 / 35mins.) What drives Iranians who decided to have no children and how do they fit in.

Magdalene’s Lies directed by Julie Laurenz  (South Africa / 2021 / 26mins.)To some Magdalene is a “Mother Teresa”, to other’s she is a rotten crook. The real Magdalene is revealed.   

Pineland/Hollywood  directed by Debi Cornwall ( USA / 2021 / 10 mins ) At a traffic stop, distinguishing reality from fantasy becomes the difference between life and death. Using fair-use clips from almost 200 Hollywood films to tell one true story.

The Militiaman directed by David Peter Hansen ( USA / 2021 / 31.22 mins.) In the hills of rural Pennsylvania, the leader of a local militia must prepare his men for the turbulent political landscape of 2020 while at war with his own conscience.

Regreso directed by Wijdane Balbiyar  (USA / 2021 /5 mins.) Achraf, a Moroccan teenager, tried to escape poverty  by swimming his way from Africa to Europe..

Remnants of Memory  directed by Michael Arlen Davis (USA / 2021 /25.20 ).  Fine Art Photographer Charles Johnstone explores the vivid canals and ancient passageways of Venice, Italy in search of a new book project.

Dajla: cinema and oblivion directed by Arturo Dueñas Herrero (Spain / 2020 / 15mins) In Dakhla, a forgotten refugee camp in southern Algeria, there is a film festival, the Fisahara. 

Entrance and Exit of Mascha B. directed by Laura Engelhardt (Germany / 2020 / 14 mins.)  At a big architectural visualization company, delicate operations give rise to a photorealistic rendering to promote a yet-to-be-built office space. 

My Brother is Deaf directed by Peter Hoffman Kimball (USA / 2021 / 10mins.) A  boy learns that his younger brother is deaf and tries to understand.

Those Pinhole Camera Images: Meet photographer Nancy Breslin…

Some people look at art and say,  “Well I could do that!” and the answer back is always, “Yes indeed, and an artist is the person who actually does it”.  So too, photographer Nancy Breslin has shown how the simplest of devices, a pinhole camera, can produce powerful images rich with interpretation. Notable among her extensive work is her project Squaremeals: A Pinhole Diary of Eating Out which consists of thousands of pinhole photographs of her restaurant meals, all shot on film in a Zero 2000 pinhole camera. The tiny aperture of this camera (f/138) requires relatively long exposures (seconds outside, minutes to hours inside). Meals are a perfect subject due to the combination of movement (people, glassware) and stillness (the room itself). 

tmax 400 film, zero 2000 pinhole camera

Pinhole cameras, sometimes called camera obscura, have become popular again because of the astonishing images they capture and because they remind us of how our fascination with the screen all started.  Want to learn more?

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