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′

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.