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Berlinale Talent Campus

Documentaries Beyond the Real

with Namir Abdel Messeeh, Joshua Oppenheimer

The distinction between fact and fiction in documentaries has become irrelevant, as the most incisive recent films tell stories by revealing multiple truths and asking questions by employing innovative narrative techniques. Filmmakers Joshua Oppenheimer (THE ACT OF KILLING) and Namir Abdel Messeeh (THE VIRGIN, THE COPTS, AND ME) utilize their own creative perspectives, embrace experimental storytelling and visual approaches, and integrate them into the formal structure of their films. In this session, these experts discuss how they developed their formal techniques while discovering their stories, and found their unique cinematic voices. In cooperation with Berlinale Panorama.