Elusive Dove: The Search for Peace During World War I

The World War I was marked by not only the twentieth century but its consequences in many ways still felt today. After years of unspeakable progress, technology development, artistic experiments and everything that marked the fin de siècle, the war began. Unexpectedly by many, until then it became the bloodiest conflict in human history, the first global war that changed the political map of the world in which tens of millions of people were killed. That is an unprecedented way changed the ways of war. The World War I is one of the most important events in human history. Often in the shadow of the World War II, this conflict is marked by history more than any other conflict before it.

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Hollander’s Life and Work

Many years ago Neil Hollander was shooting film about the working sail: The last sailors convinced that this film will be his life’s work. It is the film he carried for decades, and every day, to a great inspiration, with almost mythical ecstasy. But the seemingly inexhaustible energy, instead of the film strip, is increasingly being funneled into battle with “abominations and decent” in the intricate legal disputes, to fly the demons…

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Love and Death by Hollander

Neil Hollander might be best known for his movies where he talked about the connection between death and love. Already with his first film “The last sailors” Hollander insisted on the unity of love and death, and the film H for Hunger ends with their opposition, with a pending outcome. The ambivalence of the relationship between love and death in Burma: Human Tragedy becomes a part of the documentary truth of life, believed Neil Hollander, always noting that his films are an “uninterrupted dialog about love and death and that the two poles of human destiny are in a correlation inside each being”.

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Hollander talks Film, Art

At the very beginning of his work, director and author Neil Hollander practically expressed Godard theorem on the interdependence of documentary and fiction in film form. Hollander was saying that his documentary films are made by the principles of a feature film, while his feature film have documentary invoice. For Hollander the film is an “art of the context”.

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Promotion of Neil Hollander’s Work in New York

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The exhibition of Neil Hollander’s artistic expression was opened on April 12 and can be seen until June 11.

Recently in the interview for Patch, Hollander presented me his plan to re-strengthen the American treasury of artistic heritage, i.e. to increase the artistic activities with several new books and documentary films throughout the year. I am particularly pleased to hear that he plans to unite the creativity of two administratively-political places with same spirituality. This fact itself is a reason good enough for both sides to respond to the unnaturally contrived toll, which separates one nation, one heart in two. We live in a time of globalization, time when only the spiritual unity and cultural creativity can preserve the identity of American people.

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