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Casablanca Calling & issues of cultural and religious access

Casablanca Calling was shown as part of the DOK Leipzig festival on Tuesday afternoon. I acted as moderator at the screening and was lucky enough to have the opportunity to talk to Hilary, the producer, about some of the issues she encountered when making the film. Access is something that many documentary film-makers struggle with, … Continue reading

Berlin “Sinfonie einer GroƟstadt”: soundtracks and orchestras

As I am living in Berlin and working in docs, I wanted to write something about one of the original Berlin documentaries. Translated variously as “symphony of a metropolis” (usually referring to the 2002 remake) or simply “symphony of a great city”, I initially watched part of this film with no music. There being no … Continue reading