In Latvia, as recently as the mid-20th century, you could hear residents of Kolka speak Livonian, a sonorous tongue immediately distinguishable from Latvian. But the last native speaker died in 2013, rendering the language extinct by most definitions.
Docsville is the home of our brand-new films, specially commissioned by Yaddo. We’ve got the documentaries that dig deeper. Take a look.
Families aren’t nuclear anymore, and gender, notoriously, is shifting from shape to shape. But how do we live now? What is modern love?
It’s bad and untruthful to talk of “ordinary people”. No-one is ordinary and nothing is beneath contempt. So celebrate and enjoy what’s in front of you.
Don’t believe what used to be called “The Press”. Mistrust social media. Take a different, and longer view, with films that applaud the world in a distinctive from-all-angles way.
Take history out of the classroom, and see how different are the ways in which the past is understood.
Warfare is what many humans have always gone for. But combat takes different forms. Documentary films, more than any form, have shed light on the legacy of aggression. Here are some good films.
The best art films are about failure as well as success. Does anyone know how art is created? Do artists know?