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Extra: CPH:DOX unveils digital project line-up; Apple Original doc titles announced

CPH:DOX unveils doc VR and installation projects for Inter:Active exhibition The Copenhagen doc fest and conference CPH:DOX has followed last week’s announcement of the full film line-up for its 2022 edition ...
March 9, 2022

CPH:DOX unveils doc VR and installation projects for Inter:Active exhibition

The Copenhagen doc fest and conference CPH:DOX has followed last week’s announcement of the full film line-up for its 2022 edition by revealing on Wednesday (March 9) the 10 projects that will comprise its Inter:Active component of VR and mixed media installation works.

The human impact on nature is one of the major themes of this year’s projects, with installations such as Gondwana (Ben Joseph Andrews & Emma Roberts, Australia), which presents a virtual rainforest that awakens every morning of the festival, and Myriad: Where We Connect (Lena Thiele, Sebastian Baurmann & Dirk Hoffmann, Germany), a VR experience that places the participant within the journey of migrating animals.

Other projects explore the relation between the individual and society, such as Civil Dusk (David Uzochukwu, Germany/Nigeria), a video-art installation that investigates the concept of belonging in a post-migration setting, or touch on the more interpersonal aspects of human relations, such as the VR experience We Are at Home (pictured), by Uri and Michelle Kranot (Denmark/France/Canada).

History as well takes center stage in End of Night (David Adler, Denmark), an award winner at the 2021 CPH:PIX festival, which transports participants to the dark days of Europe’s 20th century as they flee by rowboat from Nazi-occupied Denmark.

The Inter:Active exhibition will open on March 25, two days after the opening of CPH:DOX, and run to the conclusion of the festival on April 3. A list of all projects can be found here.

Apple releases 2022 slate of films, including docs on Poitier, Armstrong

Apple Original Films released its slate of films scheduled for 2022 release, including some upcoming documentaries.

Oprah Winfrey will executive produce a documentary about the life and career of famed actor Sidney Poitier, who died earlier this year. Reginald Hudlin (The Black GodfatherMarshall) is directing the film, which is scheduled to debut this summer.

In the fall, Apple Original Films will debut Black & Blues: The Colorful Ballad of Louis Armstrong. The feature doc, which was first announced last year, will take a definitive look at Armstrong’s legacy as one of the most influential figures in the history of jazz. The documentary is produced under Apple’s first-look agreement with Imagine Documentaries.

The Sound of 007, which explores the music of the James Bond film series, will also make its global debut on Apple TV+ this fall to correspond with the 60th anniversary of the franchise.

The release announcements today come on the heels of a successful year for Apple Original Films, including an Emmy win for the documentary Boys State.

Production begins on Nitassinan, feature doc on Innu ancestral homeland

Quebec-based Indigenous-led production company Terre Innue has begun production on Nitassinan, a feature documentary about the ancestral Innu homeland that gives the film its title, with plans for a 2023 release.

The film will explore the territory, which extends from eastern Quebec up through the Labrador peninsula, across all four seasons, and also chronicle the history of the Innu’s nomadic existence within and deep connection to the land.

Nitassinan is directed by Joséphine Bacon and Sarah Fortin, and produced for Terre Innue by Elodie Pollet. The film will be distributed in Canada by K-Films Amérique.

With files from Andrew Jeffrey

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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