Children of the Night: On Obscure Night – Goodbye Here, Anywhere (2023)

by Arta Barzanji Sylvain George’s latest work, Obscure Night – Goodbye Here, Anywhere, follows up 2022’s Obscure Night – Wild Leaves (The Burning Ones, the Obstinate). While the film itself hasn’t been made available thus far, theatrically or otherwise, the memory of its viewing at the 2023 Locarno Film Festival has vividly stayed with me. As I waited for a wider release of the film to provide the … Continue reading Children of the Night: On Obscure Night – Goodbye Here, Anywhere (2023)

Turbulence & Jouissance: An Interview with Sofia Theodore-Pierce

by Ruairí McCann In her essay Écriture, Marguerite Duras describes the act of writing in terms that at first seem contradictory, and yet gradually the paradoxes begin to resonate. For her, writing is a way and formalisation of living, defined by words such as solitude and separation, for the writer is alone, apart from the world. And yet she taps into it but through a … Continue reading Turbulence & Jouissance: An Interview with Sofia Theodore-Pierce

Visualising the Palestinian Struggle: Khadijeh Habashneh and the Palestine Film Unit

by Leena Habiballa The Naksa of 1967 and the rapid expansion of the Israeli occupation during the Six Day War marked a significant turning point in the development of Palestinian cinema. The escalation in Israeli settler violence sparked an insurrection in Palestine and the rise of guerilla freedom fighters, fedayeen, as regional actors against a new mass exodus. Palestinian filmworkers exiled in the diaspora across … Continue reading Visualising the Palestinian Struggle: Khadijeh Habashneh and the Palestine Film Unit

A Statement on the 74th Berlinale

We, the editors of Ultra Dogme, would like to reiterate our support for the Strike Germany campaign, and the boycott of Berlinale and its associated events in protest against Germany’s political and financial support of Israel’s genocide in Gaza and ongoing criminalisation of Palestinian culture, identity and solidarity. We encourage all filmmakers, critics, editors, programmers and artworkers to join us in this boycott and in … Continue reading A Statement on the 74th Berlinale