PeÅ Holmquist: Mitt Gaza

This is a special announcement for our Danish and Swedish readers concerning the broadcast of the film by PeÅ Holmquist, ”My Gaza” August 8 at SVT2 22.05. In other words, this coming sunday, with Danish subtitles for Danish viewers. For our English speaking readers who attend international festivals the name of Holmquist will be familiar for a range of politically engaged humanistic documentaries from all over the world, several made together with Suzanne Khardalian, see their website, address below.

Text from the site of Swedish television, SVT: Mitt Gaza är en personlig, politisk och poetisk dokumentärfilm av PeÅ Holmquist. Under 31 år har PeÅ Holmquist filmat i Gaza och skildrat människors öden i denna ofta grymma värld. Nu gör han en egen personlig film av det Gaza han mött, men låter oss också i nyinspelningar efter detta senaste krig i september 2008 träffa några av de palestinier vi mött i de tidigare filmerna. Här finns 62-årige Mustafa, som vid den nya filminspelningen i mars 2009 allvarligt sjuk i prostatacancer. Här finns hans dotter, 39-åriga Raida, med sin lille son som just överlevt ett tre veckors intensivt krig. Första gången PeÅ Holmquist filmade henne var hon tolv år och såg positivt på framtiden, i dag är hon bekymrad om sin fars sjukdom och om framtiden för sin son i ett osäkert och otryggt Gaza.

PeÅ Holmquist har tidigare jort ett 50-tal filmer tillsammans med sin fru Suzanne Khardalian, många av dem prisbelönade och visade över hela världen. Filmer som kan nämnas är Gaza Ghetto, Tillbaka till Ararat, Hennes Armeniske Prins, Unge Freud i Gaza och Bullshit. Foto: PeÅ Holmquist: Gaza efter kriget.

http://svt.se/2.118884/1.1802539/gaza_ar_en_vanlig_och_strapatsrik_plats

http://www.peaholmquist.com/intro.php

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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