DOCVILLE 2018 is voorbij, de volgende editie is gepland tussen 27 maart - 4 april 2019.
DOCVILLE 2018 has passed, the next edition will be March 27th - April 4th 2019. 
Since the #metoo movement started happening, countless women have shared testimonies about abuse and violence. A highly necessary and important shift. But what is the next step? A Better Man shows the impact of an honest testimony and a new and nuanced look at the recovery process, both for victim and perpetrator.
Maria Callas - one of the best opera singers post World War II - was a living legend, haunted by scandals and persistent gossip. Now, forty years after her death, Maria By Callas tells the whole story entirely in her own words. Finally a tormented icon gets a chance to share her side of the story.
The hunt for the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhinoceros) always incites intense emotions with supporters and opponents. With an extraordinary cinematography, Trophy presents a passionate - and perhaps convincing - argument pro legal hunting and the link between nature conservation and trophy hunting.
A loving, at times funny and visually delicious mosaic film about churches in a very unlikely place: along the German motorways, crammed between fast food restaurants and petrol stations. An unexpected place for intimate confessions.
Robots draw a portret, a computer teaches itself to play Super Mario Bros, the cloud analyses the crowd and fly over Leuven as a bird. Most of the expo's are open from the indicated hour.
Doorloop van de installaties met de DOCVILLE programmator en de aanwezige kunstenaars/computerwizard.
A terrific portrait of Juul Anthonissen - who passed away in 2008 - and his unique jazzclub Hnita Jazz Club, where many jazz legends performed. The film uses archive footage, old recordings and exclusive interviews to show how one man’s limitless passion for music put Heist-op-den-Berg on the map, in terms of jazz.
Who decides whether or not something should appear on Facebook? Can we create a social media platform where violence or hatred is never promoted? Or is this censorship? This neo-noir thriller explores who has the power to decide what we do or do not see. In January, this documentary was nominated in the World Cinema Documentary category at the Sundance film festival.
One day, a Frisian bicycle mechanic gets the unlikely message that he has an Ethiopian half-brother. His name is Daniel and he is on death row in Addis Ababa. This news is the starting point of a disconcerting family history, and of a compelling film about resentment and disappointment, the craving for recognition and the urge for reconciliation.
Summer 1977. Voyager 1 and 2 are launched into space. Unmanned, but in possession of a golden record with a message for extraterrestrial intelligent life, the spaceships are on their way to deep space. To celebrate their 40th birthday, Emer Reynolds presents a visual ode to the mission and everyone who was involved at the time.
Israeli writer Etgar Keret is known as a born storyteller who does not take reality too seriously. But how do you capture such a man in a documentary? By telling a crazy story: two of his Dutch fans try it in this very clever and smoothly told film.
Who controls the millions of messages, pictures and videos which are uploaded daily on social media? And are we relating to much on the analyses of these information channels by an (American) multinational?
In the north of France, a Catholic boarding school currently has two hundred pupils. They are all different; from devout children to sulking teenagers who look at their environment and upbringing with the necessary skepticism. The religious teachers are enthusiastic and accept everyone, even the critical documentary team of a former pupil ...
Driven musicologist Francis Falceto joins a group of Ethiopian musicians as he looks for the meaning of Ethiopian music, a unique style of music that had a significant influence on Free Jazz and pop music of the late 20th century.
23:00 | Faithfull ()
Scandals, drugs and homelessness but also artistic resurrections, recognition and worldwide success. Marianne Faithfull lived it all, often in the same decade. Faithfull is a candid portrait mixed with insightful interviews with the diva herself.
Robots draw a portret, a computer teaches itself to play Super Mario Bros, the cloud analyses the crowd and fly over Leuven as a bird. Most of the expo's are open from the indicated hour.
Is nuclear fusion 'The Holy Grail' in the search for safe, clean and eternal energy? The ultimate solution for everything ... but also untraceable? A story about how dedicated scientists want to recreate a star on earth. Is it our best shot at finding truly green inexhaustible energy or a bad guess?
1982, the sleepy Finnish town of Salo. When Nokia's experiments with the new 'mobile phone’ phenomenon pay off, everyone benefits. But can the socially inspired mentality of the company handle the massive amounts of international attention?
Ben je beginnend documentairemaker of journalist? Broed je op een goed idee voor een documentaire, maar heb je moeite met de volgende stap?
Rebellious surgeon Erik Erichsen believes in the straightforward approach that leaves no time for nuances or bureaucracy. He sets up a hospital in Ethopia. What the medical world in Ethiopia lacks in equipment, it compensates by the freedom to improvise, with or without do-it yourself material from the local hardware store.
We are living in an age of increasingly intelligent machines that can take on more and more human tasks. The director of this film explores the boundaries by replacing himself by a robot that films and edits. Do we still need human directors?
The Mexican town of Tultepec is known for its spectacular fireworks. Every year it solidifies its reputation by putting on a huge and breathtaking festival. A visual spectacle, produced by and featuring music by Benh Zeitlin, the man behind Beasts of the Southern Wild.
The adaptation of the book by Jonathan Safran Foer is a wake-up call that makes you think about industrial meat production and the price that mankind, animals and nature pay for the consumption of cheaply produced animal source foods. Narrated by Nathalie Portman.
Een uitgeschreven scenario associeer je niet meteen met een documentaire. Onterecht, want hoewel een documentaire de werkelijkheid steeds eer moet aandoen, is een scenario vaak onontbeerlijk.
A Sharia court with a female judge? It seems highly unlikely, but it exists: Kholoud Al-Faqih is the first female judge to join a Sharia court. Erika Cohn followed her during her first year as a judge and shows her extraordinary steadfastness, despite the setbacks and attacks.
For almost forty years, actor Michel Van Dousselaere has been able to rely on his voice both on stage and in front of the camera. But one day, he is diagnosed with aphasia. Together with his wife Irma, he looks for solutions so that he can give one final performance. He also wants to find a way to maintain contact with his environment.
A social housing block that is being knocked down and the story of the people who lived there. With cinematographic virtuosity and story-technical mastery, the director of this film creates a must-see cinema experience.
An ode to the amazing pianist Misha Mengelberg as well as a compelling portrait of the tragic finiteness of a grandiose musician.
For many people, including doctors, fibromyalgia and CFS are still unknown conditions. All too quickly, people are told to get psychological support. The director, frustrated by the lack of efficient medical treatment, films herself on her long path to healing and goes in search of fellow sufferers.
Spry, almost 90-year-old director Agnès Varda - the heroine of the Nouvelle Vague cinema - meets JR, a dreamy young artist at the crossroads between photography and street art. The pair go on an adventure along French roads, where Varda proves that, in terms of inventiveness and zest for life, she can still keep up with the next generation. A heart-warming road movie, a tender farewell to a legend and an ode to the immortality of creativity.
New York’s public library is a house with many faces. The now 87-year-old award winning documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman produces another stunning piece with his latest documentary about the renowned institute. An ode to the multifaceted importance of a place that we too often take for granted.
Daliborek: a wannabe Youtube star, neo-Nazi and mommy’s boy. A tragicomic portrait of a forty-year-old who makes neo-Nazi videos fueled by a love of “likes” rather than by conviction.
To preserve the protected status of a piece of rainforest, it must be proven that it is still inhabited by the Indian tribe Piripkura. Currently, only two members of the tribe live there, in a nomadic way. Their main possession is a torch lit in 1998 that has remained lit ever since. Then the flame goes out ...
An in-depth discussion about the complex subject of Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) and some hopefull new leads in the search for a solution.
A comprehensive introduction to both the genesis and the basic principles of quantum physics and the crucial role Belgium played in it. After all, it is the Solvay Councils set up in 1911 that led to the birth of a totally new way of scientific thinking.
When Julita married her husband, she had three wishes: lots of children, a pet monkey and to live in a castle. Lo and behold: they had many children together, they have a monkey and they live in a medieval castle. A hilarious portrait of this charming madre with a strong will and a heart of gold.
Robots draw a portret, a computer teaches itself to play Super Mario Bros, the cloud analyses the crowd and fly over Leuven as a bird. Most of the expo's are open from the indicated hour.
Who decides whether or not something should appear on Facebook? Can we create a social media platform where violence or hatred is never promoted? Or is this censorship? This neo-noir thriller explores who has the power to decide what we do or do not see. In January, this documentary was nominated in the World Cinema Documentary category at the Sundance film festival.
Waaruit is alles gemaakt ? Hoe is de kosmos ontstaan en geëvolueerd ? Dit zijn enkele vragen waarop een theorie van alles antwoord moet geven.
This unforgettable journey about our wonderful planet shows the animal kingdom in a unique visual way. Thanks to new film techniques - such as fascinating time-lapses and drones - BBC creates a visual spectacle that really comes into its own on the big screen.
At the invitation of the famous paleontologist Louis Leakey, 26-year-old Jane Goodall heads to Tanzania to study chimpanzees in the wild. For the adventurous, troubled Jane, it is a dream come true.
For many years, more than 100,000 cats have roamed the streets of Istanbul. They have become part of the city and contribute to its magical atmosphere. The cats belong to no one and everyone, they are neither wild nor tame. Yet they often have a special bond with one or more people.
There is something about adventurer and ‘voluntary bum’ Dylan. He may be homeless, but everywhere he goes he is offered places to sleep, food, money… Director Nanfu Wang also is fascinated by this handsome, engaging but complex man and decides to live with him on the street.
For almost forty years, actor Michel Van Dousselaere has been able to rely on his voice both on stage and in front of the camera. But one day, he is diagnosed with aphasia. Together with his wife Irma, he looks for solutions so that he can give one final performance. He also wants to find a way to maintain contact with his environment.
We are living in an age of increasingly intelligent machines that can take on more and more human tasks. The director of this film explores the boundaries by replacing himself by a robot that films and edits. Do we still need human directors?
Nathalie is a young mother diagnosed with breast cancer. She stays upbeat during her treatment. 8-year old Ilyan, who has a rare intestinal disorder, does not give up either. It is Ilyan's dream to eat French fries one day. An avant-premiere of 2 episodes of a Canvas series that will soon be the talk of the town.
Bringing only a pair of pliers and a knife, Kurdish Colonel Fakhir goes on a military mission to Mosul. The Deminer is a real documentary thriller: from the first to the last scene you will be on the edge of your seat. The ringtone of a mobile phone will never sound the same again.
Maria Callas - one of the best opera singers post World War II - was a living legend, haunted by scandals and persistent gossip. Now, forty years after her death, Maria By Callas tells the whole story entirely in her own words. Finally a tormented icon gets a chance to share her side of the story.
The Queen Elisabeth Competition is as majestic as the name suggests. We follow the 12 finalists during the 8 days they are given to practice a piece written especially for them - in complete isolation. A beautiful and delicate film that honors the tasteful character of the competition.
When Tobias was a year old, he was diagnosed with deafness. Tobias is now a young adult, and he has not let his limitation hold him back. Time for his father Alex to get rid of some of the prejudices about "being deaf" - including his own.
For years no one has wanted to believe Christo Roppolo who is convinced that UFOs exist and that everyone who looks for them will see them on a regular basis. Frustrated, he decides to contact a documentary filmmaker to prove his point to humanity. Director Justin Gaar picks up the glove.
The hunt for the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhinoceros) always incites intense emotions with supporters and opponents. With an extraordinary cinematography, Trophy presents a passionate - and perhaps convincing - argument pro legal hunting and the link between nature conservation and trophy hunting.
What is it like to grow up extremely rich? Documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, who grew up in a very privileged family, revisits her equally well-off childhood friends and classmates, wondering whether money really does buy happiness.
For many years, more than 100,000 cats have roamed the streets of Istanbul. They have become part of the city and contribute to its magical atmosphere. The cats belong to no one and everyone, they are neither wild nor tame. Yet they often have a special bond with one or more people.
The hunt for the Big Five (elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhinoceros) always incites intense emotions with supporters and opponents. With an extraordinary cinematography, Trophy presents a passionate - and perhaps convincing - argument pro legal hunting and the link between nature conservation and trophy hunting.
Robots draw a portret, a computer teaches itself to play Super Mario Bros, the cloud analyses the crowd and fly over Leuven as a bird. Most of the expo's are open from the indicated hour.
This unforgettable journey about our wonderful planet shows the animal kingdom in a unique visual way. Thanks to new film techniques - such as fascinating time-lapses and drones - BBC creates a visual spectacle that really comes into its own on the big screen.
Director Daniel McCabe first went to Congo in 2008 as a photographer. The photographic documentary series he made about the armed rebels in the Kivu region grew into the visually stunning but tough documentary This is Congo.
To preserve the protected status of a piece of rainforest, it must be proven that it is still inhabited by the Indian tribe Piripkura. Currently, only two members of the tribe live there, in a nomadic way. Their main possession is a torch lit in 1998 that has remained lit ever since. Then the flame goes out ...
A look at segments of the Italian population who are consumed with celebrity worship.
May 21, 2011: some said it would be the end of time. How can you be so convinced of something that everyone else contradicts? A film about how an idea can be transformed into a certainty and how it can ultimately be treated as the truth. Including interviews with supporters...who all survived.
A society in which everyone has the freedom to be totally independent and safely live their life exactly as he/she wants. Perfect, right? Then why are Swedes not happy?
In this autobiographical film, Norwegian Steffan Strandberg dives deep into his past, looking for memories of his alcohol-addicted mother. An intimate film beautifully illustrated with animation and archive footage - about a crucial night in what looks like an idyllic Norwegian village.
Although we like to believe that we live in a rational society - in which people can be convinced by rational arguments - the opposite often seems true. How is it possible that some people believe that the Earth is flat, or the moon landing never happened? With, among others, Prof. dr. Johan Braeckman (UGent).
Centrale gast op het festival is de Italiaans-Zweedse regisseur Erik Gandini, een filmmaker die als geen ander achter de façade van onze ‘perfecte’ Westerse wereld durft te kijken. Een gesprek over zijn werk en visie.
Hoewel we graag geloven dat we leven in een rationele maatschappij ‒ waarin mensen te overtuigen zijn met rationele argumenten ‒ lijkt het tegendeel vaak waar. Hoe komt het dat sommige mensen geloven dat de aarde plat is of de maanlanding nooit heeft plaatsgevonden? Met o.a. Johan Braeckman (UGent).
Mette Holm, who is the Danish translator of Haruki Murakami, struggles to translate his latest novel. Suddenly a two meter-high frog appears in the Japanese subway. The animal begins to follow Holm in this visual representation of the unique position of a translator in relation to a writer and his literary work.
Looks at the arguments for capitalism and technology, such as greater efficiency, more time and less work, and argues that these are not being fulfilled, and they never will be.
A unique look behind the scenes of the new economic relationship between the African continent and China. Is Tian Xiu the umpteenth Eldorado for Africans that will lead to nothing? A fresh look at globalization and migration from an unprecedented point of view.
Brussels judge Anne Gruwez: frank, straightforward, (unintentionally) funny. Her unique style bears witness to a strict vision, but also suggests compliance and a brilliant instinctual insight into the situations of her defendants.
Kowlier, Buyse and DJ 4T4; three names that have resounded for over twenty years in the firmament of Flemish hip-hop and rap under the name 't Hof van Commerce. But who is 't Hof van Commerce? A thundering rollercoaster full of music and visual mash-ups about two decades ‘t Hof.
Rebellious surgeon Erik Erichsen believes in the straightforward approach that leaves no time for nuances or bureaucracy. He sets up a hospital in Ethopia. What the medical world in Ethiopia lacks in equipment, it compensates by the freedom to improvise, with or without do-it yourself material from the local hardware store.
Is nuclear fusion 'The Holy Grail' in the search for safe, clean and eternal energy? The ultimate solution for everything ... but also untraceable? A story about how dedicated scientists want to recreate a star on earth. Is it our best shot at finding truly green inexhaustible energy or a bad guess?
It hit us like a brick: all of a sudden Golden Dawn, the party with neo-Nazi sympathies, became the third biggest political party in Greece. Another shock follows when suddenly all of the top men are arrested. Their wives are left behind and firmly take over.
Polish artist, filmmaker and painter Norman Leto takes you on a visual journey from the origin of the universe to the distant future when man no longer exists in his current form. Leto combines intriguing black and white animation of DNA with 3D models and animations.
The alleged ties between Donald Trump and Russia continue to make headlines. Yet here in Europe the Russian side, and how the population is 'informed' there is rarely discussed. Made entirely with amateur footage and dubious news items, Our New President paints an equally hilarious and shocking portrait.
In this Belgian co-production Raoul Peck starts from an unfinished novel by African American writer James Baldwin and travels through the black history of the civil rights movement in the 60's, connecting it to the current #BlackLivesMatter.
Robots draw a portret, a computer teaches itself to play Super Mario Bros, the cloud analyses the crowd and fly over Leuven as a bird. Most of the expo's are open from the indicated hour.
The adaptation of the book by Jonathan Safran Foer is a wake-up call that makes you think about industrial meat production and the price that mankind, animals and nature pay for the consumption of cheaply produced animal source foods. Narrated by Nathalie Portman.
Polish artist, filmmaker and painter Norman Leto takes you on a visual journey from the origin of the universe to the distant future when man no longer exists in his current form. Leto combines intriguing black and white animation of DNA with 3D models and animations.
Spry, almost 90-year-old director Agnès Varda - the heroine of the Nouvelle Vague cinema - meets JR, a dreamy young artist at the crossroads between photography and street art. The pair go on an adventure along French roads, where Varda proves that, in terms of inventiveness and zest for life, she can still keep up with the next generation. A heart-warming road movie, a tender farewell to a legend and an ode to the immortality of creativity.
The Mexican town of Tultepec is known for its spectacular fireworks. Every year it solidifies its reputation by putting on a huge and breathtaking festival. A visual spectacle, produced by and featuring music by Benh Zeitlin, the man behind Beasts of the Southern Wild.
Monnikenheide is an organization that has been offering help and shelter to people with intellectual disabilities for over 45 years. During one year, documentary maker Klara Van Es followed six of the residents. A subdued, deeply human portrait in beautiful black and white.
When Julita married her husband, she had three wishes: lots of children, a pet monkey and to live in a castle. Lo and behold: they had many children together, they have a monkey and they live in a medieval castle. A hilarious portrait of this charming madre with a strong will and a heart of gold.
In "Leuven '68" we look back at the turbulent years between 1966 and 1968, during which a real student revolt shook the country’s foundations.
"Sire, there are no more Belgians." Had he been alive today, Jules Destrée would say it once more. Now that the royal family no longer delivers majesties of the reconciling type, two filmmakers turn to the illegitimate progeny of the last monarch who actually wanted to connect the different parts of the country. In their search for the soul of Belgium, they find the lost son of King Baudouin. Will this bastard prince be able to reunite the land?
Auteursvereniging SABAM ondersteunt audiovisuele auteurs, zowel jong opkomend talent als regisseurs die hun sporen reeds hebben verdiend.
One evening, director Sergio Oksmam finds a mysterious box on the doorstep of his house. The box is filled with pictures, letters, papers and a videofilm. It belongs to the American family Modlin: mother Margaret, an ambitious artist, father Elmer, a failed actor and their son Nelson. By using the content of the box, Oksmam reconstructs the history of this mesmerizing family in a very intriguing way.
What exactly is the heritage of '68? After the screening of the film Leuven '68, the panellists of this debate will look back at the events and consequences of this tumultuous period. With, among others, Minister of State Mark Eyskens, Prof. dr. em. Louis Vos and Kris Merckx.
There is something about adventurer and ‘voluntary bum’ Dylan. He may be homeless, but everywhere he goes he is offered places to sleep, food, money… Director Nanfu Wang also is fascinated by this handsome, engaging but complex man and decides to live with him on the street.
Mette Holm, who is the Danish translator of Haruki Murakami, struggles to translate his latest novel. Suddenly a two meter-high frog appears in the Japanese subway. The animal begins to follow Holm in this visual representation of the unique position of a translator in relation to a writer and his literary work.
Who decides whether or not something should appear on Facebook? Can we create a social media platform where violence or hatred is never promoted? Or is this censorship? This neo-noir thriller explores who has the power to decide what we do or do not see. In January, this documentary was nominated in the World Cinema Documentary category at the Sundance film festival.
What if you are “different” from the average American? Based on three hate crimes against transgenders, black people and the LGBTQ community, Love and Hate Crime portrays the continuous negative perception around “being different” in the United States.
Robots draw a portret, a computer teaches itself to play Super Mario Bros, the cloud analyses the crowd and fly over Leuven as a bird. Most of the expo's are open from the indicated hour.
Amanda meets Casper through Facebook. After only a few "instant messages" Amanda is harassed by family members who suspect that she is after the fortune of the man who turns out to be part of one of the richest families in Denmark. Nothing is what it seems in this thriller documentary, which was reenacted by the people involved.
A Sharia court with a female judge? It seems highly unlikely, but it exists: Kholoud Al-Faqih is the first female judge to join a Sharia court. Erika Cohn followed her during her first year as a judge and shows her extraordinary steadfastness, despite the setbacks and attacks.
It hit us like a brick: all of a sudden Golden Dawn, the party with neo-Nazi sympathies, became the third biggest political party in Greece. Another shock follows when suddenly all of the top men are arrested. Their wives are left behind and firmly take over.
Pigs have had a close connection to humans since prehistoric times. Over the centuries, stories, rules and legends have given the animal a profound meaning. It is a symbol of uncleanness, for the 'beast' hidden inside of us, a source of food, a bone of contention in discussions. This animal signifies both passion and rejection. And that says a lot about mankind.
Kowlier, Buyse and DJ 4T4; three names that have resounded for over twenty years in the firmament of Flemish hip-hop and rap under the name 't Hof van Commerce. But who is 't Hof van Commerce? A thundering rollercoaster full of music and visual mash-ups about two decades ‘t Hof.
Daliborek: a wannabe Youtube star, neo-Nazi and mommy’s boy. A tragicomic portrait of a forty-year-old who makes neo-Nazi videos fueled by a love of “likes” rather than by conviction.
May 21, 2011: some said it would be the end of time. How can you be so convinced of something that everyone else contradicts? A film about how an idea can be transformed into a certainty and how it can ultimately be treated as the truth. Including interviews with supporters...who all survived.
What is it like to grow up extremely rich? Documentary filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, who grew up in a very privileged family, revisits her equally well-off childhood friends and classmates, wondering whether money really does buy happiness.
The adaptation of the book by Jonathan Safran Foer is a wake-up call that makes you think about industrial meat production and the price that mankind, animals and nature pay for the consumption of cheaply produced animal source foods. Narrated by Nathalie Portman.
As Shakespeare once wrote: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” The inhabitants of the Tuscan village of Monticchiello take that statement very literally, putting on a play about their own lives every summer. When the economic crisis hits their region too, tensions arise in the village / theater company.
3-year-old Lean arrives in Greece, numb and confused. On a beach full of debris, life jackets, confusion and screaming, Lean finds her way in search of a familiar face. The audience watches for 86 days through her eyes, sharing in her fear and insecurity but also in her wonder and pleasure.
There are more ways to play a game of Go than there are atoms in the universe. Even if all the computers in the world would work together, it would require millions of years to work out all possible scenarios. For a long time, everyone assumed that a computer would never be able to beat a human Go player. Will Google and the deep learning AI technology succeed in this immense challenge?
What do tennis greats like Andre Agassi, Venus and Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have in common? They have all worked with quirky tennis coach Nick Bollettieri. A compelling and humorous documentary about the relentless desire to win.
At the invitation of the famous paleontologist Louis Leakey, 26-year-old Jane Goodall heads to Tanzania to study chimpanzees in the wild. For the adventurous, troubled Jane, it is a dream come true.
Director Daniel McCabe first went to Congo in 2008 as a photographer. The photographic documentary series he made about the armed rebels in the Kivu region grew into the visually stunning but tough documentary This is Congo.
A loving, at times funny and visually delicious mosaic film about churches in a very unlikely place: along the German motorways, crammed between fast food restaurants and petrol stations. An unexpected place for intimate confessions.
With Machine Learning, a computer learns in a 'human way': not only by imitating, but also by trial and error in complex situations. A panel discussion about the challenges of Machine Learning ànd Artificial Intelligence.
Robots draw a portret, a computer teaches itself to play Super Mario Bros, the cloud analyses the crowd and fly over Leuven as a bird. Most of the expo's are open from the indicated hour.
A comprehensive introduction to both the genesis and the basic principles of quantum physics and the crucial role Belgium played in it. After all, it is the Solvay Councils set up in 1911 that led to the birth of a totally new way of scientific thinking.
Speciaal voor leerkrachten wetenschappen wordt op woensdagnamiddag 28 maart een event voor leerkrachten georganiseerd met een programma rond kwantum-fysica.
For many years, more than 100,000 cats have roamed the streets of Istanbul. They have become part of the city and contribute to its magical atmosphere. The cats belong to no one and everyone, they are neither wild nor tame. Yet they often have a special bond with one or more people.
Meet Neil Harbission, the man who can see infrared thanks to an implant that is directly connected to his brain. Built-in technology is not only used to overcome disabilities, but also gives mankind new opportunities.
At the invitation of the famous paleontologist Louis Leakey, 26-year-old Jane Goodall heads to Tanzania to study chimpanzees in the wild. For the adventurous, troubled Jane, it is a dream come true.
One day, a Frisian bicycle mechanic gets the unlikely message that he has an Ethiopian half-brother. His name is Daniel and he is on death row in Addis Ababa. This news is the starting point of a disconcerting family history, and of a compelling film about resentment and disappointment, the craving for recognition and the urge for reconciliation.
In the Cheratte district of Liège, near the old coal mines, most students in the village school have a migration background. For the 11-year-old students of Miss Brigitte, the big world starts to beckon. A heart-warming fly-on-the-wall portrait of a super teacher.
Bringing only a pair of pliers and a knife, Kurdish Colonel Fakhir goes on a military mission to Mosul. The Deminer is a real documentary thriller: from the first to the last scene you will be on the edge of your seat. The ringtone of a mobile phone will never sound the same again.
Since the #metoo movement started happening, countless women have shared testimonies about abuse and violence. A highly necessary and important shift. But what is the next step? A Better Man shows the impact of an honest testimony and a new and nuanced look at the recovery process, both for victim and perpetrator.
Amanda meets Casper through Facebook. After only a few "instant messages" Amanda is harassed by family members who suspect that she is after the fortune of the man who turns out to be part of one of the richest families in Denmark. Nothing is what it seems in this thriller documentary, which was reenacted by the people involved.
We are living in an age of increasingly intelligent machines that can take on more and more human tasks. The director of this film explores the boundaries by replacing himself by a robot that films and edits. Do we still need human directors?
For years no one has wanted to believe Christo Roppolo who is convinced that UFOs exist and that everyone who looks for them will see them on a regular basis. Frustrated, he decides to contact a documentary filmmaker to prove his point to humanity. Director Justin Gaar picks up the glove.
CERES tells the story of four children growing up on farms in a remote part of Zeeland. This visually stunning piece of tactile cinema is both a poetic sketch of life in the countryside and a naturalistic view of growing up in isolation.
Canvas, sinds vele jaren waardevolle partner van DOCVILLE, presenteert ieder jaar een eigen programma op het festival. Dit jaar viel de keuze op twee erg verschillende documentaires.
Rebellious surgeon Erik Erichsen believes in the straightforward approach that leaves no time for nuances or bureaucracy. He sets up a hospital in Ethopia. What the medical world in Ethiopia lacks in equipment, it compensates by the freedom to improvise, with or without do-it yourself material from the local hardware store.
In this autobiographical film, Norwegian Steffan Strandberg dives deep into his past, looking for memories of his alcohol-addicted mother. An intimate film beautifully illustrated with animation and archive footage - about a crucial night in what looks like an idyllic Norwegian village.
1982, the sleepy Finnish town of Salo. When Nokia's experiments with the new 'mobile phone’ phenomenon pay off, everyone benefits. But can the socially inspired mentality of the company handle the massive amounts of international attention?
The Day of the Doc – de jaarlijkse dag voor de professionele documentairemaker in Vlaanderen – focust zich dit jaar op het Media & Society initiatief van het European Documentary Network (EDN). Dat initiatief wil een blauwdruk opmaken voor een duurzame documentaire sector binnen Europa en probeert daarvoor alle stakeholders samen te brengen.
Robots draw a portret, a computer teaches itself to play Super Mario Bros, the cloud analyses the crowd and fly over Leuven as a bird. Most of the expo's are open from the indicated hour.
It hit us like a brick: all of a sudden Golden Dawn, the party with neo-Nazi sympathies, became the third biggest political party in Greece. Another shock follows when suddenly all of the top men are arrested. Their wives are left behind and firmly take over.
3-year-old Lean arrives in Greece, numb and confused. On a beach full of debris, life jackets, confusion and screaming, Lean finds her way in search of a familiar face. The audience watches for 86 days through her eyes, sharing in her fear and insecurity but also in her wonder and pleasure.
As Shakespeare once wrote: “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” The inhabitants of the Tuscan village of Monticchiello take that statement very literally, putting on a play about their own lives every summer. When the economic crisis hits their region too, tensions arise in the village / theater company.
There are more ways to play a game of Go than there are atoms in the universe. Even if all the computers in the world would work together, it would require millions of years to work out all possible scenarios. For a long time, everyone assumed that a computer would never be able to beat a human Go player. Will Google and the deep learning AI technology succeed in this immense challenge?
To preserve the protected status of a piece of rainforest, it must be proven that it is still inhabited by the Indian tribe Piripkura. Currently, only two members of the tribe live there, in a nomadic way. Their main possession is a torch lit in 1998 that has remained lit ever since. Then the flame goes out ...
Meet Neil Harbission, the man who can see infrared thanks to an implant that is directly connected to his brain. Built-in technology is not only used to overcome disabilities, but also gives mankind new opportunities.
1982, the sleepy Finnish town of Salo. When Nokia's experiments with the new 'mobile phone’ phenomenon pay off, everyone benefits. But can the socially inspired mentality of the company handle the massive amounts of international attention?
Is nuclear fusion 'The Holy Grail' in the search for safe, clean and eternal energy? The ultimate solution for everything ... but also untraceable? A story about how dedicated scientists want to recreate a star on earth. Is it our best shot at finding truly green inexhaustible energy or a bad guess?
The alleged ties between Donald Trump and Russia continue to make headlines. Yet here in Europe the Russian side, and how the population is 'informed' there is rarely discussed. Made entirely with amateur footage and dubious news items, Our New President paints an equally hilarious and shocking portrait.
When Tobias was a year old, he was diagnosed with deafness. Tobias is now a young adult, and he has not let his limitation hold him back. Time for his father Alex to get rid of some of the prejudices about "being deaf" - including his own.
An investigation into the unique appeal of the mountains. Mountain is both an adrenaline rush and a work of unseen beauty thanks to the stunning images and the beautiful classic film score. A perfect film to watch on the big screen. Narrated by Willem Dafoe.
An investigation into the unique appeal of the mountains. Mountain is both an adrenaline rush and a work of unseen beauty thanks to the stunning images and the beautiful classic film score. A perfect film to watch on the big screen. Narrated by Willem Dafoe.
Since the #metoo movement started happening, countless women have shared testimonies about abuse and violence. A highly necessary and important shift. But what is the next step? A Better Man shows the impact of an honest testimony and a new and nuanced look at the recovery process, both for victim and perpetrator.