Docs at Venice

The Venice International Film Festival announces its film line-up; 12 full-length docs will screen.
August 2, 2001

The 58th edition of the Venice International Film Festival (August 29 to September 8, 2001) will feature 12 full-length, non-fiction films. The films will screen as part of the festival’s New Territories section – a non-competitive category that ‘explores the many forms of contemporary research and experimentation, documenting the multiplication of techniques and formats, the contamination of genres and languages, the exchange between cinema and the other arts, as well as the persistence of a ‘high’ artistic tradition that measures itself against new technologies by a process of disclosure or comparison.’

The 140 films chosen to screen at the festival were chosen from approximately 2,400 submissions, a figure that about doubles last year’s.

Full-length, non-fiction films screening at this year’s festival:

Ariella Azoulay, Mal’ach Hahistoria (The Angel of History) Israel, 70′

Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud, Les mille et une voix: la musique de l’Islam Belgium/France/The Netherlands/Tunisia, 90′

Jean-Luis Comolli, L’Affaire Sofri (Le juge et l’historien) France/Italy, 65′

Pedro Costa, Ou git votre sourire enfoui? (Cinéma de notre temps) France/Portugal, 95′

Inês de Medeiros, U Fato Completo or a Procura de Alberto Portugal/France, 70′

Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi, Images d’Orient – ‘Tourisme vandale’ France/Italy, 64′

Amos Gitai, Wadi Grand Canyon (1981, 1991, 2001) Israel, 180′

Spike Lee, A. Huey P. Newton Story USA, 90′

Goran Markovic, Serbie Annee Zero France, 90′

Luca Ronchi, Mario Schifano tutto Italy/Jugoslavia, 77′

Daniele Segre, Asuba de su serbatoiu (sul serbatoio) Italy, 61′

Frederick Wiseman, Domestic Violence USA, 196′

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