Category:Norwegian documentary films
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The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 27 pages are in this category, out of 27 total, this list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. The Act of Killing – The Act of Killing is a 2012 documentary film about the individuals who participated in the Indonesian killings of 1965–66. The film is directed by Joshua Oppenheimer and co-directed by Christine Cynn and it is a Danish-British-Norwegian co-production, presented by Final Cut for Real in Denmark and produced by Signe Byrge Sørensen. The executive producers were Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Joram ten Brink and it is a Docwest project of the University of Westminster. It won the 2013 European Film Award for Best Documentary, the Asia Pacific Screen Award, the Act of Killing won best documentary at the 67th BAFTA awards. After a screening for US Congress members, Oppenheimer demanded that the US acknowledge its role in the killings, the Indonesian government has responded negatively to the film. Its presidential spokesman on foreign affairs, Teuku Faizasyah, claimed that the film is misleading with respect to its portrayal of Indonesia, a companion piece to the film, The Look of Silence, was released in 2014. The film focuses on the perpetrators of the Indonesian killings of 1965–66 in the present day and they also extorted money from the ethnic Chinese as the price for keeping their lives. Anwar is said to have personally killed 1,000 people, today, Anwar is revered by the right wing of a paramilitary organization, Pemuda Pancasila, that grew out of the death squads. The organization is so powerful that its leaders include government ministers who are involved in corruption, election rigging and clearing people from their land for developers. Invited by Oppenheimer, Anwar recounts his experiences killing for the cameras, the scenes are produced in the style of their favorite films, gangster, western, and musical. Various aspects of Anwar and his friends filmmaking process are shown, but as they begin to dramatize Anwars own experiences, Oppenheimer has called the result a documentary of the imagination. Some of Anwars friends state that the killings were wrong, while others worry about the consequences of the story on their public image, after Anwar plays a victim, he cannot continue. Oppenheimer, from behind the camera, states that it was worse for the victims because they knew they were going to be killed, Anwar then expresses doubts over whether or not he has sinned, tearfully saying he does not want to think about it. He revisits the rooftop where he claims many of his killings took place, the dancers from the films theatrical poster are seen before the credits begin to roll. In 2001, while conducting interviews for their 2003 film The Globalisation Tapes, Oppenheimer, after moving up the ranks of those involved with the killings, Oppenheimers interviews led him to meet Anwar Congo in 2005. The film was mostly in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia. After seeing a preview of The Act of Killing, filmmakers Werner Herzog. The name Anonymous appears 49 times under 27 different crew positions in the credits and these crew members still fear revenge from the death-squad killers
2. Banaz: A Love Story – Banaz, A Love Story is a 2012 documentary film directed and produced by Deeyah Khan. The film chronicles the life and death of Banaz Mahmod, a young British Kurdish woman killed in 2006 in South London on the orders of her family in a honour killing. The film received its UK premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in London September 2012, Banaz Mahmoud was born in Iraq and moved to England with her family when she was 10 years old. At the age of 17, her parents had arranged a marriage between her and a man 10 years older than her, within months the marriage turned violent and Banaz requested a divorce. In the coming months, Banaz fell in love with someone of her own choosing, something which was found to be shameful by her family, Banaz was kept in confinement by her family, beaten, and forbidden to see her lover. She escaped and sought help from authorities, to no avail and she wrote a letter to police, detailing her situation and stating that her father should be investigated if anything were to happen to her. In January 2006, Banaz was killed by members, in a plot which was initiated by her father. In total, Banaz went to the police 5 times before her death, detective Chief Inspector Caroline Goode of the Metropolitan Police led the investigation to recover the body of Banaz and her killers, securing the first ever extradition from Iraq to Britain. Banaz, A Love Story has been re-versioned for ITVs UK investigative journalism series Exposure, for UK national broadcast on 31 October in co-production with Hardcash Productions, the re-versioned film for ITV Exposure is named, BANAZ - AN HONOUR KILLING. Human Rights In Film IFF November 2013 Poland House Of Lords screening United Kingdom December 2013 Swedish Parliament screening January 2014 De Balie Amsterdam Feb 2014 OUR LIVES, memini, an online memorial to victims of honour killing. Memini exists to acknowledge the lives and deaths of thousands who are killed in the massacre of “honour” killing. Nick Cohen article for Standpoint Magazine about Banaz
3. Drone (2014 film) – Not to be confused with Drones, an American thriller film. Drone is a 2014 English-language documentary film directed by Norwegian director Tonje Hessen Schei, the film explores the use of drones in warfare. Drone aired on the TV network Arte on April 15,2014, the documentary screened at several film festivals throughout 2014, winning several awards. Drone was released in Norway on February 27,2015, the docu also investigates the ways in which world leaders engage in wars, as well as look at the struggle of anti-war and civil rights activists. Drone was produced by Lars Løge at Flimmer Film and directed by Tonje Hessen Schei, the film received financial support from backers in Norway and from around the world. The sales outfit LevelK acquired Drone at the Nordic Film Market at the Gothenburg Film Festival in January 2014, a 58-minute cut of Drone premiered on the TV network Arte on April 15,2014. A 79-minute cut was edited for subsequent screenings, in October 2014, Drone screened at the Bergen International Film Festival and won Best Norwegian Documentary and the Checkpoint Human Rights awards. In January 2015, it screened at the Tromsø International Film Festival, in the following February, it screened at the Berlin International Film Festival and won the Cinema for Peace award. In the same month, LevelK sold distribution rights to Drone to several major territories, Drone was released in Norway on February 27,2015. It was released in the United Kingdom on April 10,2015, john DeFore, reviewing for The Hollywood Reporter, called Drone an important contribution to debates over a means of warfare that is just in its infancy. DeFore said the documentary had an effective and clear-headed presentation of multiple sides of the debate
4. Gulabi Gang (film) – Gulabi Gang is a 2012 Norwegian-Indian –Danish co-production documentary written and directed by Nishtha Jain and co-written and produced by Torstein Grude at Piraya Film. It released nationwide in India on 21 February 2014, the film has received the Best Film on Social Issues, and the Best Non-Feature Film editing at the 61st National Film Awards. They want to change the unchangeable with a social action and unification. Its a picture of rural India and a story about underprivileged, after meeting the leader of the real Gulabi Gang, Sampat Pal, in 2009, director Nishtha Jain decided her story needed to be told. The film was put on hold, however, when they got wind that a UK-based production company had got an exclusivity contract to make a film about the Gulabi Gang, in February 2010 Nishtha Jain, joined hands with Torstein Grude, Producer, Piraya Film, Norway. Torstein Grude had also developed a project on the Gulabi Gang. The release was on 21 February 2014, the documentary opened to wide critical appreciation on its opening day. Rajeev Masand of CNN-IBN stated Jains film is a deeply affecting work that reminds us of the vulnerability of women in rural India. Anupama Chopra of Hindustan Times claimed The documentary, Gulabi Gang is a record of an extraordinary women’s movement started by the extraordinary Sampat Pal Devi in Uttar Pradesh in 2006. Rahul Desai of Mumbai Mirror urged the public to see it stating I doubt you will see an important film this year. Gulabi Gang is an ideology, an exercise in awareness. Mohar Basu of KoiMoi said Jain carries me with her journey that I will hold on to for many years probably. National Film Awards National Film Award for Best Film on Social Issues for Director Nishtha Jain and Producer Piraya Film, Raintree Films, the film is slated for a release on 7 March 2014. Producer Anubhav Sinha discredited any source stating that his film was based on Sampat Pals life. The film is not inspired by Sampat Pal at all, Gulabi Gang at the Internet Movie Database
5. Kon-Tiki (1950 film) – The movie, which was directed by Thor Heyerdahl and edited by Olle Nordemar, received the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for 1951 at the 24th Academy Awards. The Oscar officially went to Olle Nordemar and it is currently the only feature film from Norway to have won an Academy Award. The Academy Film Archive preserved Kon-Tiki in 2013, the movie has an introduction explaining Heyerdahls theory, then shows diagrams and images explaining the building of the raft and its launch from Peru. Thereafter it is a film of the crew on board, shot by themselves, with commentary written by Heyerdahl, the whole film is black and white, shot on a single 16mm camera. A small amount of footage of Kon-Tiki does exist. Kon-Tiki Kon-Tiki at the Internet Movie Database
6. The Look of Silence – The Look of Silence is a 2014 internationally co-produced documentary film directed by Joshua Oppenheimer about the Indonesian killings of 1965–66. The film is a piece to Oppenheimers 2012 documentary The Act of Killing. It was executive produced by Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, and it was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the 88th Academy Awards. A middle-aged Indonesian man, whose brother was murdered in the 1965 purge of communists, confronts the men who carried out the killings. Out of concern for his safety, the man is not fully identified in the film and is credited only as anonymous, some shots consist of the man watching extra footage from The Act of Killing, which includes video of the men who killed his brother. He visits some of the killers and their collaborators—including his uncle—under the pretense of an eye exam, although none of the killers express any remorse, the daughter of one of them is clearly shaken when she hears, apparently for the first time, the details of the killings. Additionally, the film has screened at the Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, IDFA, on 10 November 2014,2,000 people came to the official and public premiere of the film in Jakarta. On 10 December 2014, International Human Rights Day, there were 480 public screenings of the film across Indonesia, the screenings of the film in Indonesia has been sponsored by the National Human Rights Commission of Indonesia and the Jakarta Arts Council. It was selected for screening in the Berlinale Special Galas section of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2015, Oppenheimer hoped the Oscar buzz the film was generating would pressure the US government to formally acknowledge its collusion in the killings. The Look of Silence received critical acclaim, on review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds a 96% rating, an average score of 8. On Metacritic, the film has a 92 out of 100 rating based on 29 critics, on 14 January 2016, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature
7. On a Tightrope – On a Tightrope is an award-winning documentary film by Petr Lom, co-produced by Piraya Film and Lom Films, in cooperation with the Rafto Foundation for Human Rights. The film revolves around four children living in an orphanage in Xinjiang province, the children are Uyghurs, members of Chinas largest Muslim minority. Their dream is to become tightrope walkers, an ancient Uyghur tradition, the children start learning to tightrope walk, but within a few months, they are judged inadequate by their coach. Now some of their dreams change, one wants to become a teacher, another a professional singer, One of them however, feels he is simply too small to be good at anything. One year later, a different coach comes to the orphanage, through love and kindness, he turns the childrens initial failure at tightrope walking into success. The film culminates with their performance on a high wire - without a safety net - in front of their home town. This is the first film to ever document Chinese policy on religion in Xinjiang, Won - Warsaw International Film Festival 2006, Watch Doc Award Won - Chicago International Documentary Festival 2007, Grand Prix, Short. Nominated - One World Media Awards, London2007
8. True Norwegian Black Metal (film series) – True Norwegian Black Metal is a 2007 5-part documentary produced by VBS/Vice Magazine. The documentary mainly covers some aspects of the life of black metal vocalist Gaahl, the documentary mainly covers some aspects of the life of black metal vocalist Gaahl, renowned for his work with Gorgoroth and Trelldom. It was produced by Peter Beste for Vice, principal photography took place in January 2007 over a ten-day period in various parts of Norway including Bergen, Oslo, Espedal, and Dale. The documentary is hosted by Vice-Scandinavia correspondent Ivar Berglin who also served as translator, in April 2007, the 5-part series entitled True Norwegian Black Metal aired on VBS. tv. Gorgoroth Excerpt of the films at Vice. com
9. USA vs. Al-Arian – USA vs AL-ARIAN is 2007 documentary film about Sami Al-Arian and his family during and after his federal trial on terrorism-related charges. It was directed by the Norwegian director Line Halvorsen, according to the St. Petersburg Times, the film glosses over the specific charges, and pays scant attention to the evidence. In the trial, the jury acquitted Al-Arian of nearly half the charges, after the trial, Al-Arian pleaded guilty in 2006 to conspiracy to help a terrorist organization, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Al-Arian at the Internet Movie Database USA vs. Al-Arian at AllMovie USA vs. Al-Arian Norwegian Film Institutes English-language description of the film