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Radical Democracy @ Documentarist 2014
We at Doc Next Network invite you to become a part of the debate by watching a selection of the Radical Democracy videos, including the challenge winners, and participate the following panel we will have with the media makers from Turkey! The event is to be held on June 11th (18:00) at SALT Beyoğlu and on June 18th (22:00) at KargART as part of DOCUMENTARIST 7th Istanbul Documentary Days. Yo

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Mind the Gap: Ten things about democracy in videos every MP should see
Take a video, ten actually: the winning entries of the Radical Democracy Video Challenge (disclaimer: I was part of the jury), all exploring the theme of democracy and our understanding of how European democracy works. Enter ‘full screen’. Lie down and watch. If you watch these ten films one by one, they all tell us one individual story. If we watch them together – these and the 20 oth

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Alternative Voices Awarded in Warsaw
'This generation has found new ways of expressing strong criticism of politics and representation, and demanding change.’ - Juan Luis Sánchez, jury member An international Jury announced the 10 winners of the Radical Democracy: European Video Challenge 2014. During the Award Ceremony on Sunday May 18 in Warsaw, as part of the Planete+ Doc Film Festival, the winners were awarded their pri

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WINNERS & SPECIAL MENTIONS Radical Democracy
On May 18 our Jury awarded the 5 Winners and 5 Special Mentions of Radical Democracy: European Video Challenge 2014 in Warsaw. Watch their films and read their director's statements here. WINNERS, each receiving an €2500 award Ayce Kartal | Tornistan (Backward run) ‘During the Gezi Park protests, we couldn’t get any information from the main national broadcasting channels, from our news

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Radical Democracy Stories | Time Capsule
If only we could travel through time… Well, even without a time machine there’s a lot to discover in today’s Europe. Alternate realities, overlooked details and new angles that put the present in a different perspective. Time Capsule: let our finalists take you on a trip. How about Italy, in say 2023? In Veronica de Salvo’s dystopian view of the future ITALY 2023, Italy will be run li

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Radical Democracy Stories | Local Heroes
‘Koit has experienced life under Russian occupation, war and poverty’, says Maria Kivirand about her protagonist, an elderly woman called Koit. The experience hasn’t made her subdued - on the contrary. ‘All that has made her strong, careful, conservative and cautious.’ Local heroes come in all shapes and sizes and through the category Local Heroes, it has been truly inspirational to m

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Radical Democracy Stories | Failections
In May 2004 ten countries joined the EU in a spirit of hope, solidarity and expectation. We had left the Cold War days behind us and things were looking up for a united Europe. Ten years on this bright picture is tainted by renewed tensions, economic crises, austerity cuts, high unemployment and rising xenophobia. Who is to blame? In the category Failections, media makers took on their politicians

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Awards Ceremony & Screening | May 18 | Warsaw
On May 18, the ten best videos of Radical Democracy: European Video Challenge 2014 will be screened at the Planete+ Doc Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland – in the heart of Europe. The Award Ceremony marks the highlight of the Radical Democracy Challenge, which was launched a mere three months ago. During the Closing Ceremony of the Planete+ Doc festival on May 17, the international Jury will of

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Proud to present: 30 Finalists
We are proud to present the 30 Finalists of the Radical Democracy: European Video Challenge 2014. Online audiences spoke out and cast nearly 9000 votes for their favourite videos. 5 top Audience Choices won a wild card and a place on the list of Finalists: Narodna Kuhinja (Soup Kitchen) by Siniša Stojanović Sinister [623 votes] Beduk - It's a Riot by Muammer Kocak [566 votes] Timeheroe

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Audience voting for Radical Democracy has ended!
Doc Next Network has called online audiences  to cast  their votes for Radical Democracy between April 14 and April 27 - 7000 voters cast about a total of 9000 votes for the challenge entries! We thank you for supporting the entries that best represent you and your ideas for the future of Europe, and for granting a wild card to your favourite videos in the challenge.

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Why Radical Democracy? #2 | The kind of change we demand
What does Doc Next Network want to achieve through the Radical Democracy Video Challenge? Why do we think it is relevant? Enes Uysal from Istanbul-based MODE gives his take: For the past couple of years the world has seen an increasing number of people protesting for their basic rights, showing discontent for the ruling system and demanding change - right now. People have realised that big chan

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Why Radical Democracy? #1 | The ghost of Europe
What does Doc Next Network want to achieve through the Radical Democracy Video Challenge? Why do we think it is relevant? Lucas Tello from Sevilla-based ZEMOS98 gives his take: 'A ghost is haunting Europe. It doesn’t have a communist face this time, but is shaped by crowds of very different people who have come to realize what causes their disillusionment. This ghost is haunting the Europe of

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Submissions are now closed
Submissions for Radical Democracy: European Video Challenge 2014 are now closed! In just under two months, we received over 200 entries - we are overwhelmed. Doc Next Network thanks everyone for their contributions. The online submission form will stay active until April 14 noon time CET for the applicants who have communicated by the official deadline a reasonable delay. All entries that hav

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First Radical Democracy videos online: Changemaker
What’s the best way to show media makers what you mean? Make a video. Which is exactly what we did. After we finalised what the #RadicalDemocracyEurope Call is all about, we created four examples to inspire you – in collaboration with some fantastic media makers. We proudly present: Changemaker. David Sypniewski from Warsaw introduces his local heroes: a tribute to three remarkable individual

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First Radical Democracy videos online: To You
What’s the best way to show media makers what you mean? Make a video. Which is exactly what we did. After we finalised what the #RadicalDemocracyEurope Call is all about, we created four examples to inspire you – in collaboration with some fantastic media makers. We proudly present: To You. To You - Settling in in Czech Republic hasn’t been easy for Nazlı Kaya, who moved there from Turke

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First Radical Democracy videos online: Yo creo
What’s the best way to show media makers what you mean? Make a video. Which is exactly what we did. After we finalised what the #RadicalDemocracyEurope Call is all about, we created four examples to inspire you – in collaboration with some fantastic media makers. We proudly present: Yo creo. Yo creo (I Believe) – A true politician if ever there was one, F. Torres hits the streets of Sevil

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First radical Democracy videos online: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
What’s the best way to show media makers what you mean? Make a video. Which is exactly what we did. After we finalised what the #RadicalDemocracyEurope Call is all about, we created some examples to inspire you – in collaboration with some fantastic media makers. We proudly present: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air. All That Is Solid Melts Into Air – Francesca Ali Mirza hails from Mancheste

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Premiere of first Radical Democracy videos
The première of the first videos for Radical Democracy: European Video Challenge took place in London at the 7th BFI Future Film Festival on 21 February. A great start! The four videos were commissioned by the four Doc Next Network organisations. Each video corresponds to one of the four categories of the call. Available online soon!

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Kicking off call for videos today!
We're ready to rock and open for business: check out our Call and send us your videos. Deadline is April 13!      

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