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Shadow of the Holy Book | tour.docpoint.info

Shadow of the Holy Book | tour.docpoint.info | Finland | Scoop.it
The film was one of the most screened documentaries at international film festivals in 2008. The film has raised much discussion around the topic, and many human rights organizations as well as governments have started examining their own actions in relation to these issues.
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Finland Will Change the Way You Think about Documentary: DocPoint Takes Over NYC

Finland Will Change the Way You Think about Documentary: DocPoint Takes Over NYC | Finland | Scoop.it
The selection of 47 recent Finnish documentaries is full of inspired works that will change the way you think about the form and make every typical issue-oriented American doc seem desperately boring in comparison. Some are fascinating illustrations of human life, completely unconcerned with the filmmaker/narrator driven style of a Michael Moore or a Davis Guggenheim. Others are almost miraculous in their very existence, built from footage that attests to the extraordinary devotion of documentarians. It’s an exciting line-up that attests to the brilliant artistic potential of documentary filmmaking. I’ve listed five films you should make sure not to miss, after the jump:
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“Reindeerspotting” Documents Fear and Loathing in Finland and Raises Some Ethical Questions

“Reindeerspotting” Documents Fear and Loathing in Finland and Raises Some Ethical Questions | Finland | Scoop.it
“Reindeerspotting: Escape From Santaland.” It’s the kind of doc that I can’t entirely get behind ethically, at least as far as the questions I still have about the making of the film. But I can’t help but recommend it very highly, in large part because of those questions it leaves you with. Honestly, I’ve been thinking about it for weeks now. For me, it’s this year’s “The Red Chapel” as far as I want to both love and hate it at the same time.
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Finnish Documentary Film Festival Coming Soon - DNAinfo.com

Finnish Documentary Film Festival Coming Soon - DNAinfo.com | Finland | Scoop.it
MANHATTAN — New Yorkers will get a peek at how the world looks above the Arctic Circle when a Finnish documentary film festival opens on Wednesday.
DocPoint NYC, running through June 13 at locations including the Museum of Modern Art, Scandinavia House and 92YTribeca, celebrates the country's accomplishments in the world of narrative nonfiction.
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