We asked some of the directors whose films are being screened at this year’s DOKUARTS festival, to record audio postcards for us, detailing a bit more information about their films. We’ll be releasing them during the duration of the festival.
Thomas Piper has directed over 30 films on writers, architects, and artists. His subjects have included Pablo Picasso, Frank Lloyd Wright, and James Salter.
His latest documentary, “Five Seasons: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf,” looks at the life and creative process of renowned garden designer and landscape architect Piet Oudolf. You can catch a screening of this documentary at 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 27 at the Zeughauskino of the Deutsches Historisches Museum.
Catherine Hébert is a Canadian filmmaker and director of the documentary, “Ziva Postec. The Editor Behind the Film Shoah” Hébert’s latest work examines Ziva Postec’s life and role as the editor of the remarkable nine-hour documentary, “Shoah,” which was released in 1985.
The German premiere of “Ziva Postec. The Editor Behind the Film Shoah” will be on Friday, October 18 at the Zeughauskino of the Deutsches Historisches Museum. Hébert will be in attendance alongside cinematographer Elric Robichon for a conversation after the screening.
British filmmaker Adam Low premieres his film, “Seamus Heaney and the music of what happens” at the DOKUARTS film festival. Low’s film is an intimate portrait of the famous Irish poet Seamus Heaney.
The screening is on Saturday, October 12 at the Zeughauskino of the Deutsches Historisches Museum. Adam Low and Chatherine Heaney, the daughter of the late poet, will be in Berlin to discuss the film after the screening.
Jawad Sharif, filmmaker from Islamabad, Pakistan will present his film “Indus Blues” at DOKUARTS. His film explores the endangered world of traditional music in Pakistan.
Sharif will be at the 9 p.m. screening of Indus Blues on Friday, October 11 at the Zeughauskino of the Deutsches Historisches Museum.
A second screening of Indus Blues is on Sunday, October 20 at 6:30 p.m.
Scottish director Paul Wright opens DOKUARTS with his new film “Arcadia” at the Zeughauskino of the Deutsches Historisches Museum this Thursday, October 10.
Wright, whose film is described as “a folk horror wrapped up in an archive film,” used film clips from the past 100 years to tell the story.
Paul Wright will be in attendance for a conversation after the screening on Thursday, October 10. The score of Arcadia is by composers Adrian Utley (Portishead) and Will Gregory (Goldfrapp). A second screening of Arcadia is on October 24.