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LET US TELL YOU WHAT WE HAVE FOR MAY
We have a special series on TV this month. We are premiering the exclusive 13-episode-documental series Arquivo Kino-Pop directed by Edgar Pêra. The director tells us the story of a very particular time in Portugal's music panorama, which is, one generation later, relevant to this day. He presents a series of personalities from the artistic world, including an interview with Pedro Ayres Magalhães during the first Madredeus tour to Japan, the birthday party of Zé Pedro, Manuel João Vieira, and other characters like Farinha Master who all help us get immersed in the music scene of Portugal in the eighties.
Cru (Raw), directed by Carlos Ruiz, is an observational documentary film shot and produced in Porto, Portugal. On the one hand, this film partly falls under the genre where a specific point of view of a city, its existence and identity grows into a full character. On the other, also falls in line with the observational documentary practice without interviews, testimonies or voiceovers.
On the Aegean coast, the refugee crisis is growing every day. By land or by sea, hundreds of refugees arrive without any view of future. The camps are overcrowded, and life is on hold. Entire families are waiting for better days in complex and lengthy asylum applications. Between Athens and Thessaloniki, between Greece and the world, three distinct paths intersect in a shelter on the Aegean coast. Egeu is directed by Tomás Barão da Cunha and Raul Fretes.
Commodity City is an observational documentary exploring the daily lives of vendors who work in the largest wholesale consumer market in the world: the Yiwu Markets in China. The film, directed by Jessica Kingdon, explores moments of tension between commerce and individuality, between the goods for sale and the humans who sell them.
HIGHLIGHTING WORLDWIDE CONTENT
MUSIC IS OUR RADAR
The only television channel in the world featuring music videos for an audience interested in new music.
Broadcasting a wide range of music sessions, from a bar in Alabama, We Have Signal to dj sets all over the world with Boiler Room. We’ve also partnered with Yours Truly and Red Bull Music Academy to feature films about the new music scenes.
Canal180 develops original content to provide insight on a new generation of music video directors, the DIRECTOR ID series. The series was developed as a partnership with Pitchfork, that also included the interview series, Entrevista.
A PLATFORM FOR NEW ARTISTS
Canal180 spotlights the roots of contemporary creativity by highlighting the thoughts and ideas of artists worldwide. From a series produced by international publishing house Gestalten, to the architecture world of ArchDaily, digital interview magazine Avant/Garde Diaries, the community of visual storytellers of The Creator Class or profiling Chilean visual artists in Gabinete.
The daily broadcast of Canal180 originals 180 Meets and MAG offer a glimpse of the network of artists we build over the year.
HOME OF SHORT FILMS
Nowadays the increasing conformity of mainstream films create a bland cinematic landscape. Short form was always seen as a source of a more experimental approach to filmmaking.
Over the years, Canal180 broadcasted the work of filmmakers, such as Mike Mills, Sean Dunne or Vincent Moon and highlighted young filmmakers, whose films featured in international film festivals, such as Venice, Berlin or Sundance.
REALITY GIVES CINEMA POWER
Having this in mind, Canal180 always had a special place for the films that question societies pivotal topics. The body of work of director Andreas Johnsen, in films like Inside Outside or Good Copy Bad Copy, was an incredible starting point and offered a different point of view. Topics like the depiction of the life cycles of cities, in films like Atlanta From the Ashes or St. Louis Rises, or the micro societies within a city in The Tables and the discussion about The Future of Cities, offer a platform for alternative ideas about the urban landscape.
Delving into more actual topics like the refugee crisis in Welcome to Canada, Eyes of Exodus, making portraits of youth in Room For Change or Swindon, or taking the audience through the night of the US Presidential elections in Election Night, helps us create an identity based on an authentic point of view of young independent new voices.