Doc & Talk

Doc & Talk is a series of documentary screenings, followed by insightful discussions with the creators and the audience.

Just like our Openscreen Classic, the events from our Doc & Talk series take place at different locations and thus the format explores varied audiences and receives fruitful and diverse feedback. 

Through our series Doc & Talk we try to explore topics and questions that are not in the center of the public attention. This helps us to broaden our knowledge about cultures, communities, people and places that very often are presented within narratives which could express only partially if at all the real situation of those living in the same context. 

Other focus of this series is to show documentaries which deal with inclusion in some sense. We stay open to all potential themes which can bring a better understanding of some topic that has something to do with inclusion. 

We are in constant search for meaning outside of the mainstream channels and dominant discourses.

In search for meaning

The screening of “The Kingmaker” by Lauren Greenfield who took part in the discussion after the screening. Lauren joined the audience virtually from Canada. The conversation was led by Frédéric Zeimet. It all happened in the beautiful setting of Kulturhaff Millermoler in Hinkel.

The story about the political career of Filipino former first lady Imelda Marcos rose many questions. There were some Filipinos among the audience and for them seeing this movie was really crucial and revealing, bearing in mind that the documentary was banned after its first projection in the Philippines.  

The screening of the documentary ‘Occupation or Liberation’ which explores the historical events that took place at the end of World War II in Bulgaria, when the Red Army occupied the country. The film is created by Bulgarian historian, Professor Evelina Kelbecheva, and filmmaker Svetoslav Ovcharov.

This event was organised in partnership with the Consultative Commission on Integration and the Commission on Social Cohesion of the Commune of Bettembourg, as well as with Ciné Le Paris in Bettembourg.

Professor Evelina Kelbecheva came to Luxembourg especially for the event. Joining the discussion after the screening was Professor Machteld Venken from the University of Luxembourg, an expert in Eastern Europe’s history. The political journalist from Lëtzebuerger Land, Luc Laboulle moderated the conversation.

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