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07 ยท 03 ยท 2022

Danish contribution to IDFF Artdocfest Riga

Tonight you can experience the documentary film “The Distant Barking of Dogs”/”Olegs krig”, directed by Danish Simon Lereng Wilmont. It’s in Splendid Palace in Riga as part ofย the ๐—œ๐——๐—™๐—™ ๐—”๐—ฟ๐˜๐—ฑ๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐—ณ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ / ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฎ.


More relevant than ever, the film follows the life of the 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg, who is growing up in an area of Ukraine torn by the war in Donbas. Through the eyes of Oleg, the documentary film examines the consequences of growing up in a warzone.


Besides the screening of the film at 19.30 tonight, there are online round table discussions on the topic “๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐—ฟ, ๐——๐—ผ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—–๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ฎ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—™๐—ถ๐—น๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€” starting from 13.30 today. Danish short and documentary film consultant ๐—ง๐˜‚๐—ฒ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐— ๐˜‚ฬˆ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฟ is participating in this online symposium. The participants will be discussing the role, possible or impossible, of the documentary cinema in war and the choices, opportunities and concepts within it.



The animated Danish documentary film, Flee/Flugt will also be screened at Artdocfest Riga. The film, that is directed byย Jonas Poher Rasmussen, is nominated for several Oscars and tells the story of Amin, who grapples with a painful secret from his past. Amin was a child refugee from Afghanistan and the film shows the horrors of his journey.

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