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He's behind some of the biggest crime thrillers, psychological horrors and hard-hitting dramas of recent years. From 1989's "Dead Calm" to "Patriot Games" in 1992, Phillip Noyce has directed dozens of Hollywood talents, including Harrison Ford, Denzel Washington, Nicole Kidman and Angelina Jolie. As the Cinémathèque Française stages a retrospective of his work, he tells us about being a gun for hire in Los Angeles in the 1990s and the gamble he was determined to take in making "Rabbit-Proof Fence" in 2002.
We hear from a filmmaker who was based in Kabul, given 10 places on board a French plane to escape Afghanistan as the Taliban took over and had to choose who would come with her. Shahrbanoo Sadat says she feels ashamed to be safe after such a harrowing escape. She made it to Paris, where she's now living in a refugee camp, fearful for those still in Kabul and critical of foreign governments for failing to do enough to help the Afghan people.
13 Aug 2020
More young Africans are leaving behind their lives in the West and breaking barriers in their countries of origin. Filmmaker Ras Mutabaruka takes us through the development of his new Homecoming series, exclusive to DW.
11 Mar 2020
A Nigerian journalist took to Twitter to recount how she was denied access to the National Assembly on Monday while trying to cover the public hearing on the controversial Social Media Bill because of her outfit.
27 Nov 2019
A year after his release from a Russian prison, the filmmaker and activist has finally picked up his 2018 Sakharov Prize. At the ceremony, Sentsov warned Europe that Russia wants "to see Ukraine on its knees."
16 Nov 2019
A Guinean filmmaker tells his migration story; animal testing in Germany
3 Nov 2019
Filmmaker Tim Travers Hawkins gets up close and personal with Chelsea Manning
14 Sep 2019
Russian and Ukrainian authorities have confirmed the long-awaited prisoner exchange. Those swapped are believed to include Ukrainian journalists, sailors, a filmmaker and a suspected Russian witness to the MH17 downing.
5 Sep 2019
A social entrepreneur, branding expert, filmmaker, motivational speaker and youth leader with a staunch belief in the abilities and chances of Africa, Bright Jaja began his journey in 2012 when he established an NGO called Redance Africa.
9 Jun 2019
Palestinian filmmaker Rashid Masharawi: 'If we are not united we will never be free'.