Nominated for the Beeld en Geluid IDFA ReFrame Award

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    From across the program, an international jury will choose the winner of the Beeld en Geluid IDFA ReFrame Award for Best Creative Use of Archive. The following films are in the running for this cross-section award.

    Nominated for the Beeld en Geluid ReFrame Award

    1970

    • Tomasz Wolski
    • 2021

      Not the rebels, but the rulers are the “heroes” of this story about the Polish protests of 1970. Stop-motion animation and archive recordings of telephone conversations bring the machinations of the Communist crisis team to life.

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      Babi Yar. Context

      • Sergei Loznitsa
      • 2021

        A reconstruction based entirely on archive footage of the mass execution in 1941 of some 33,000 Jews, in a ravine near the then German-occupied city of Kiev. From the lead up to the massacre to its aftermath.

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        The First 54 Years – An Abbreviated Manual for Military Occupation

        • Avi Mograbi
        • 2021

          How to occupy a country? Avi Mograbi provides a step-by-step guide based on the now 54-year-long Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. Supported by archive material and confessions, the resulting film is factual, instructive, and shocking.

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          Journey to the Sun

          • Susana de Sousa Dias, Ansgar Schaefer
          • 2021

            Archive films bring to life the bittersweet memories of Austrians who as preschoolers were sent to stay with host families in Portugal to recuperate after the Second World War.

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            A Night of Knowing Nothing

            • Payal Kapadia
            • 2021

              An Indian film student writes letters to her forbidden lover. Her pain, dreams, and observations about the changing political climate reflect those of many of her fellow students. Fact and fiction intertwine in this Cannes award-winning film.

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              Now Is the Past – My Father, Java & the Phantom Films

              • Shin-ichi Ise
              • 2021

                Japanese filmmaker Shin-ichi Ise traces the route taken by his father, a film editor who made propaganda films in Indonesia during the Second World War, when Japan claimed to liberate Asian countries from colonialism. Eyewitnesses tell their stories.

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                O, Collecting Eggs Despite the Times

                • Pim Zwier
                • 2021

                  A fascinating archive film about the oologist Max Schönwetter, who devoted his life to the study of birds’ eggs. He collected 19,206 beautiful specimens, from birds ranging from the tiny warbler to the rhea. In the meantime, WWII was looming.

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                  Returning to Reims (Fragments)

                  • Jean-Gabriel Périot
                  • 2021

                    Archive material and film fragments tell the history of the French working class from the 1950s to today. Woefully little has changed, except that the former Communists are now voting in large numbers for Front National party.

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                    Terra Femme

                    • Courtney Stephens
                    • 2021

                      Stunningly beautiful found footage edited from the amateur films of women who traveled the world in the first half of the 20th century. Filmmaker Courtney Stephens will perform her accompanying narration live, in the style of an illustrated travel lecture.

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                      Three Minutes – A Lengthening

                      • Bianca Stigter
                      • 2021

                        In found vacation footage from 1938, the Jewish residents of a Polish village wave cheerfully at the camera. Who were they? Bianca Stigter’s quest for answers postpones their inevitable fate, creating a cinematic Holocaust memorial.

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                        Travesti Odyssey

                        • Nicolas Videla
                        • 2021

                          The last ever performance of the highly entertaining activist transvestite show Cabaret Travesía Travesti, in October 2019, coincided with the Chilean uprising. Filmmaker Nicolás Videla was part of this vibrant troupe. Why did they stop performing?

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                          Turn Your Body to the Sun

                          • Aliona van der Horst
                          • 2021

                            The powerful story of a Soviet soldier who was a prisoner of war during the Second World War and afterwards sent to a gulag. His daughter never got to hear the whole story. Archive footage and personal sources evoke the past in subtle but potent ways.

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                            Ultraviolette and the Blood-Spitters Gang

                            • Robin Hunzinger
                            • 2021

                              The passionate letters that a girl called Marcelle wrote to her childhood sweetheart from a sanatorium during the interwar period evoke the image of a rebel, way ahead of her time, who goes her own way with a group of kindred spirits.

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