09.02.2015 - Atsushi Funahashi, Shaibu Husseini, Marcelo Martinessi, moderated by Oliver Baumgarten
Documentaries are becoming increasingly popular and are reaching wider audiences via new online platforms and in the cinema. Along with the new diversity of platforms, we are witnessing the emergence of hybrid formats that not only borrow from fiction but also appropriate elements of journalism. This panel brings together three Berlinale Talents alumni, noted Nigerian film critic and journalist Shaibu Husseini, Japanese filmmaker Atsushi Funahashi (NUCLEAR NATION II) and Marcelo Martinessi from Paraguay (MAN OF THE NORTH) to consider their approaches to create stories both for the news and documentary work. Questions of access to knowledge, freedom of speech and press and the tricky issue of truth will be tackled from their different perspectives.
German film journalist and curator. He was co-founder and editor-in-chief for the film magazine “Schnitt” and initiator and co-host of the “Filmplus” editing and montage event. He helped develop SOFA – School of Film Agents, an intensive training and workshop programme for film mediators, and was appointed programme manager of the Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis in Saarbrücken in 2014. He also curated programmes like “Celluloid Curtain”, a Goethe-Institut initiative on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the construction of the Berlin Wall, which was presented in London, Berlin, Budapest, Vilnius, Zagreb and Helsinki.