The Doc Next Network, an organisation who captures the views of young European media-makers, will have screenings of selected films from their media collection at the European Culture Congress in Poland on 8 + 11 September.
Doc Next Network is collecting videos, stories, photos and other media art productions of all sorts of young people. With the focus on young, emerging documentary-makers and opinion-formers, the Network is building up a broad collection of (alternative) documentaries.
The collection includes short, experimental productions, including videos, blogs, audio reportage and short films, represented on Vimeo and on the respective channels (on-line) of the members of the network. It provides a unique reflection on what living in Europe really means.
There are many interesting videos, so I picked a few.
This film was made by Tony Longe (17 years old, United Kingdom) in 2009 during a workshop by ACAVA for StrangerFestival. This video was selected for the long list of the Youth & Media Programme in 2010.
Silence is a crime, a film was made by Marie-Jo Cima from France.
"There Are Two of Them" is a video of French Hadjara Karamoko-Mercy about her mother and her new mother.
Also intersting is the Portugese video Saudade. It was made by Wilson Teixeira 'ICHA' from Portugal for the ‘Chez Nous’ programme. The title means 'Transition'. The video is about a black neighbourhood in Portugal.
Website Doc Next Network: www.docnextnetwork.org
Website: European Culture Congress www.culturecongress.eu