HKW will be closed from Jan 7 until 26.
“issue zero” — an online magazine designed to examine documentary practices in networked environments — is launched in pilot form during the festival.
The magazine will experiment with new forms of production, presentation and viewing on the Internet. The first special project is by filmmaker Eyal Sivan. Entitled “Montage Interdit”, this online archive explores the language and possibilities of montage in documentary work through the prism of Jean-Luc Godard’s films. The archive consists of film materials accompanied by interpretive commentaries from various thinkers. One of the commentaries will, however, take the form of a live on-stage event: Eyal Sivan in conversation with film scholar Robert Stam and theoretician Ella Shohat, whose book “Israeli Cinema” discusses Sivan’s work examining historically revisionist documentaries about Palestine.