The booklet containing the materials of Documentary Film Symposium
Riga, September 11.-16. 1999
In the event 36 filmmakers, film critics and film theoreticians from 15 European countries took part.
The film program included 34 documentaries.




Tue Steen Müller (EDN)
Good Bye, Cinema Direct!

Bernd-Günther Nahm (Kiel)
The Digital and the Documentary

Dr. Abram Kletzkin (Riga)
Documentaries on the Brink of Millennium

Rainer C.M. Wagner (Stuttgart)
History at ARD

Dr. Hans-Joachim Schlegel (Berlin)
Documentaries in the Age of Globalization

Balázs Varga (Budapest)
Hungarian Documentaries in Transition

Martin Stoll (Prague)
Czech Documentaries Today

Zhivile Pipinite (Vilnius)
What Is Beyond Reality?

Andrey Shemiakin (Moscow)
Documentaries and Visual Anthropology

Agris Redovics (Riga)
The Praise of Film Chronicles

Prof. Sergey Muratov (Moscow)
The Documentary Film Is Dead.
Long Live the Documentary Film!

Lauri Kärk (Tartu)
Estonian Documentaries Today
Published by European Documentary Film Symposiums, 2001
Compiled by Andrejs Apsitis
Translation, editing and proofreading:
Anna Apsite, Natalja Gudermane
Front page and layout:
Romualds Pipars, Olegs Kotovics
Copyright: the autors
Printed by Drukatava Imanta, Riga

This edition
has been made possible with the support of:
National Film Centre
Culture Capital Foundation
Haus des Dokumentarfims Stuttgart

The International Documentary Film Symposium
held on September 11 - 16, 1999
in Riga, Latvia, was organized by
European Documentary Film Symposiums Riga
Haus des Dokumentarfims Stuttgart
in cooperation with European Documentary Network
It was supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia
Culture Capital Foundation
Federal Foreign Office of the Federal Republic of Germany
Ministry of Science, Research and Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg
Nordic Information Office
Goethe-Institut Riga
Baltic Media Centre
Buisness Information Centre
Culture Centre Maza Gilde
The Symposium of 1999
had gathered 33 documentary
filmmakers and theorists from 14 countries
and a circle of their Latvian colleagues.
Participants of the Symposium unanimously
concluded that the symposium has found its own niche in the landscape of the European film and its work should be continued.

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