March 12, 2013

Zooming in an emerging economy

Motherland or Death, a film about Cuba by Russian director Vitaly Mansky uses dilapidated cities as the backdrop to personal stories. He told us what led him […]
March 12, 2013

Cross-media, across borders

Director/Producer Alison Klayman talked to us about finding and meeting Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei. She discussed the use of social media in communicating internationally and the […]
March 12, 2013

Leading under the threat of cuts

Threatened with losing a quarter of public funding, OneWorld’s festival director discusses  her strategies for survival, emphasising the importance of continual evaluation and engaging with businesses which […]
March 11, 2013

Sofia’s Last Ambulance and Amazing Azerbaijan

A Bulgarian film is part of the festival and I  was really excited to get to interview one of the makers of the film – Tom […]
March 11, 2013

Amazing experience with “Putin’s Kiss”

“Putin’s Kiss” has an amazing point of view at the political situation and the people in Russia. The director Lise Birk Pedersen (the link goes to […]
March 11, 2013

PR and social media

Lloyd Ludgrove talked to Reda Al-Fardan, translator of the film Bahrain the forbidden country. He discussed the culture of punishment and protest that he says he […]
March 10, 2013

Sound and emotion in an NHS

Danish sound recorder Tom Kirk describes the technical and physical dangers of following a devoted ambulance crew in the Bulgarian capital. Over two years, he worked […]
March 10, 2013

Sourcing investment

Financing film is a perennial challenge at the best of times and the UK requires particularly strong networks into private investors. It also usually requires a […]
March 9, 2013

Helle Faber and the Riahi Brothers

Yesterday, I attended two more East Doc Platform events which I found really inspiring. The first was a lecture by Helle Faber, producer of Putin’s Kiss (2012), speaking […]
March 8, 2013

Making Putin’s Kiss

It’s International Women’s Day today 8 March. Helle Faber discussed the making of Putin’s Kiss the day after a special screening at East Doc Platform, Prague. […]
March 8, 2013

Glacial Balance premieres in Prague

Ontente spoke to director Ethan Steinman after the world premiere of his film Glacial Balance at the One World Film Festival in Prague. Ethan describes how […]
March 8, 2013

Kino Lucerna and Glacial Balance

One of the main cinemas of the One World Human Rights Documentary Film Festival is the Kino Lucerna, housed in a 1920′s Art Deco building complex […]