So now that we all (well, some) of us agree that the radio documentary needs to enter the digital field: What exactly is it that prevents us from taking action? Lack of insight: Many colleages and managers still have not yet understood that the digital revolution outreaches the one when radio emerged 90 years ago. … More IFC 2014: Unblocking Our Brains – So What Now?
“A good pcitures is one that makes the viewer think and feel, that informs and brings a deeper understanding of the subject”, says the London based freelance photographer and filmmaker Edmond Terakopian (UK). The Nagorny Karabach warzone, the earthquake in Armenia, the London bombings, patients of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital – lenses instead of … More IFC 2014: Lessons From Lenses
My Escape (#minflykt, Sweden) is a project about finding escape stories in order to “make a collective memory come to life”, as its producer Robert Barkman puts it. It is a radio, web and social media based crowd sourcing project that inspired hundreds of listeners and users to share their moving stories about their families’ … More IFC 2014: My Escape
Why Are You Taping Me Making Coffee? by Mariannick Bellot (Libération, France) is part of an award-winning multimedia programme on documentary making. Three radio doc makers (Mehdi Ahoudig, Angélique Tibau, Béatrice Leca) are reflecting on their life and work, thus painting an acoustic portrait of a passion that is able to turn journalism into a … More IFC 2014: Why Are You Taping Me Making Coffee?
“It’s Private” is an extensive interview. It is Brett Ascarelli’s (Sweden*) very personal approach to her mother’s friend, a female role model, a former diplomat who still has Kofi Annan’s portrait hanging on the wall. It is a charming piece about non-communication, about privacy, boundaries, about answering the question of who you are. *produced under … More IFC 2014: It’s Private
The Woman on the Ice is a subtle documentary for Third Ear, an online platform dedicated to audio programmes. Rikke Houd (Denmark) tells the story of Karen Roos, a Danish nurse who went to Greenland in 1932 and disappeared nine months later. “The Woman on the Ice” is a slow (and somewhat sentimental) piece on … More IFC 2014: The Woman on the Ice
Eat, Pray, Mourn: Crime and Punishment in Jakarta by Siobhán McHugh (Australia) is about life and death. Maybe overdone in terms of sound and language, it is a striking story about the lynching of Buyung the thief believed to have magical powers, the shooting of Yusli by the police, suspected of having stolen a motorbike, about … More IFC 2014: Eat, Pray, Mourn