Cph:dox fills our columns these days – reviews, reports etc. BUT the second largest city in Denmark, Aarhus, has its own festival, Aarhus Filmfestival that includes shorts and docs, the latter with themes like ”fights”, ”life”, ”female”, ”ex-Soviet” and titles like ”The Look of Silence”, ”Once I Dreamt of Life”, ”Happiness” and ”Maidan”.
Of special interest is a programme section of Middle Eastern films with directors and producers visiting. It is curated by H.C. Korsholm Nielsen, former director of The Danish Institute in Damascus, at that time a strong supporter of the Syrian documentary makers – and from January 1st 2015 director of ”Dansk-Egyptiske Dialog Institut i Cairo (DEDI)”.
The days include the visit of Mohamad Malas with the film “Ladder to Damascus” (photo), Amir Ramses with “Jews of Egypt”, the producers and festival directors of DoxBox Diana el Jeiroudi and Orwa Nyrabia – and their productions “Return to Homs” and “Silvered Water” Wiam Simav Bedirxan and Ossama Mohammed. The latter will attend the screening.
Sara Thelle, scroll down, reviewed ”Silvered Water” today. A must-see film!
Visit also the FB page ”Middle Eastern Film Days”.
Aathus Film Festival runs from November 11-16.