East Doc Series at Sunny Side of the Doc

13. 6. 2022

Author: Veronika Zýková

Five East Doc Series projects were part of the East Doc Platform 2022. You can meet with the creators of three of them (Dakar Sistaz, Below and Finding Home) at Sunny Side of the Doc market in La Rochelle!

Dakar Sistaz
Exceptional twin sisters, the 17-year-old Aliyyah and Yasmeen Koloc, are teenage race car drivers, competing in a male-dominated racing world and increasingly gaining recognition. They intend to take on top racers from all over the world at the 2023 Dakar Rally and make a splash.

Country: Czech Republic
Director: Jakub Šmíd, Barbora Chalupová
Producers: Zuzana Kučerová
Production company: Frame Films
Website: framefilms.cz
Planned episodes and length: 3 x 20`
Category: Portrait

Contact at Sunny Side: 
Zuzana Kučerová

Below is a documentary TV Show dedicated to the subway system all over the world. Every episode takes place in one selected city and reveals thrilling people’s stories along with their unique connection to the subway.

Country: Austria, Germany
Director: Timo Novotny
Producers: Reinhardt Beetz, Sebastian Rieker
Production company: Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion / Seehund Media. / inLoops
Websites: inloops.com
Planned episodes and length: 8 x 26’
Category: Social Issues / Architecture / Anthropology / Environment

Contacts at Sunny Side:
Sebastian Rieker
Timo Novotny

Finding Home
An animated documentary series that tells the stories of climate refugees from around the world and sets out to reimagine the notion of "home". Each episode features the testimony of an actual environmental refugee uprooted from their home and forced to relocate to strange new lands and uses the power of animation to convey raw emotions that reveal the life-shattering effects of climate change.

Country: France, Bulgaria
Director: Maria Stanisheva
Producers: Manon Messiant, Maria Stanisheva
Production company: Iliade et Films (France), ANIMADOCS (Bulgaria)
Website: animadocs.com
Planned episodes and length: 12 x 6’
Category: Human Rights, Portraits, Refugees, Climate issues

Contacts at Sunny Side:
Manon Messiant
Maria Stanisheva

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