Just over two months before the third edition of Reality Check, on Sunday 26 January 2020, the programme is shaping up. We are happy to announce the first group of speakers and contributors to our session on originality at the IFFR Pro Days 2020.
Dan Hassler-Forest has a background in film and television studies and English literature. He worked for several years as a lecturer in Media Studies and English Literature at the University of Amsterdam, where he defended his dissertation on the ideological and ideological aspects of superhero films after 9/11. From 2011 until 2015, he worked as an assistant professor in the English literature department at the University of Amsterdam, before moving to Utrecht University in 2015. In recent history, he became known for his unorthodox critic on the Walt Disney Co. and some of its movies.
Theresa Ikoko is an award-winning British playwright of Nigerian descent. Her play Girls, about three girls abducted by terrorists in northern Nigeria, won the National Theatre's Alfred Fagon Award. At IFFR 2020 she will present the film Rocks by Sarah Gavron, which she co-wrote.
RocksSarah Gavron IFFR 2020 93′
Rocks, an East London teenager, has to look after her kid brother when her mum suddenly disappears. A drama bursting with youthful energy.
15-year old Rocks from East London – really good at make-up and laughing with her friends – suddenly has to get by on her own when her mother disappears, abandoning her and her kid brother. A disturbing, warm, lively and enormously appealingly-acted drama by the director of Brick Lane and Suffragette.
Film producer Jorge Cohen was born in 1986, in an already sovereign Angola. He graduated in Management from ISCTE and completed a Master in Management and Entrepreneurship from Universidade Católica Portuguesa and B.I. Norwegian School of Management. In addition to playing the role of producer in the area of advertising, corporate videos, photographic productions and show coverage, he also manages Generation 80 alongside Tchiloia Lara.
Hafiz Rancajale (b. June 4th, 1971, in Pekanbaru) graduated Fine Arts at Jakarta Institute of Arts (IKJ) in 1994. He is an artist, curator, founder of Forum Lenteng and editor in chief at Jurnalfootage. He was also the Artistic Director of OK. Video – Jakarta International Video Festival (2003-2011). Since 2013, Hafiz is the Artistic Director of ARKIPEL.