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Orlando von Einsiedel

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Latest 3 Dec 2022 | Updated Daily

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Amanpour: Kaiya McCullough, Yvens Rumbold, Orlando von Einsiedel, Hassan Akkad and McKay Coppins


Former professional soccer player Kaiya McCullough discusses the allegations of emotional abuse she levelled against Washington Spirit coach Richie Burke - claims he denies. Yvens Rumbold, Director of Communications at Policité, talks about the abduction of American and Canadian missionaries in Haiti and how this is just the tip of the iceberg of kidnapping incidents in the country. Orlando von Einsiedel and Hassan Akkad, co-directors of "Convergence: Courage in a Crisis", discuss telling the stories of ordinary heroes on the frontlines of the pandemic in their new documentary. Hari Sreenivasan talks with journalist McKay Coppins about his reporting on the hedge fund Alden Global Capital's years long work gutting American newsrooms.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


19 Oct 2021

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Convergence: Courage in a Crisis - Director Orlando von Einsiedel & Hassan Akkad

KUCI: Film School

An epic collaboration that spans eight countries and 9 individual stories, Convergence reveals the power of compassion and community in the face of a crisis. Beginning at the onset of the pandemic, the documentary follows everyday citizens across the globe as they rise to the challenges of this upheaval in extraordinary ways — from a Syrian refugee fighting the UK government to include hospital cleaners and porters in bereavement pay to a doctor committed to serving Miami’s homeless community. But as this generation defining crisis begins to unmask deep-rooted flaws and inequities worldwide, their diverse journeys tell a more unified narrative about our common humanity and how, by coming together, great change can emerge from chaos. Featuring the work of filmmakers from around the world including; Hassan Akkad (UK), Amber Fares (US), Alexander “Lali” Houghton (Peru), Guillermo Galdos (Peru), Juhi Sharma (India), Lieven Corthouts (Belgium), Mauricio Montiero Filho (Brazil), Mohammad Reza Eyni (Iran), Sara Khaki (Iran) Wenhua Lin (China), as well as producers Don Coogan and Liz Garbus. Director Orlando von Einsiedel and Director Hassan Akkad joins us for a conversation on capturing the sweep of the pandemic on distressed public health systems from around the world while focused on the deeply humanistic stories of families and health care workers behind the infection rates and deaths.Watch on netflix.com/Convergence: Courage in a Crisis

16 Oct 2021

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Collective: Alexander Nanau in conversation with Orlando von Einsiedel

Directors UK Podcast

Welcome to the Directors UK Podcast!This episode is a fascinating exploration of factual filmmaking, as director Alexander Nanau is joined by Orlando von Einsiedel to discuss his masterful documentary, Collective.Orlando quizzed Alexander about his approach to storytelling, the reaction to the documentary, and whether film has the power to create change.This episode was recorded on the very day that Alexander found out he was nominated for the Oscars - in Best Documentary Feature *and* Best International Feature Film.We hope you enjoy!Music: Loyalty Freak


15 Apr 2021

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DocHouse Conversations #2: Orlando von Einsiedel

DocHouse Conversations

This week our Programme Associate Carol Nahra welcomes Academy Award-winning filmmaker Orlando von Einsiedel. Orlando is drawn to telling inspiring stories of humble heroism from around the world, often combining intimate personal narratives with macro level politics, powerful visual aesthetics and on-the-ground journalistic muck-racking. Discussing how Orlando’s producer Joana Natasagera pushed Orlando to make his most recent feature, Evelyn - a very personal exploration of the devestatating impact of Orlando’s brother’s suicide on his family. For more information on today’s episode, visit our online hub: https://dochouse.org/online/news/filmmaker-spotlight-orlando-von-einsiedel-3 See what’s on our online hub here: https://dochouse.org/online and find out more about Carol Nahra here: https://dochouse.org/content/about-our-mission Where you can watch Orlando’s films: SKATEISTAN (2011): https://vimeo.com/32234310 VIRUNGA (2014): watch on Netflix here. THE WHITE HELMETS (2016): watch on Netflix here. EVELYN (2019): watch on Netflix here. RADIO AMNIA (2011): watch on IDFA here. AISHA’S SONG (2011):https://vimeo.com/40576311 Additional links: Grain Media: https://vimeo.com/grainmedia / https://grainmedia.co.uk/about Violet Films: https://www.violet-films.com/ Doc Society: https://docsociety.org/ Franklin Dow Interview:  https://seventh-row.com/2019/01/05/franklin-dow-evelyn-documentary/ Follow us at @BerthaDocHouse Check out our website for upcoming watch parties and podcasts: https://dochouse.org/


15 Apr 2020

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Amanpour: Barbara Boxer, Elie Honig, Dara Khosrowshahi and Orlando von Einsiedel


Barbara Boxer, the former Democratic Senator from California, and Elie Honig, a former federal and state prosecutor, join Christiane Amanpour to discuss House Speaker Nancy Pelosi launching impeachment proceedings and the phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Uber, talks about the criticism his company has attracted and the company's future. Our Hari Sreenivasan talks to Director Orlando von Einsiedel about his new Netflix documentary, "Evelyn," that deals with the suicide of his brother.To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy


25 Sep 2019

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3: Orlando von Einsiedel


This week on XY we sit down with Oscar winning Director Orlando von Einsiedel.Orlando's recent film Evelyn explores his families relationship with the suicide of his brother, which until recently was something he truly struggled to discuss.XY is partnered with mental-health anti stigma movement Time to Change - for more information check them out here: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/Remember to subscribe if you like what you here and you can find us @PosteMedia on Instagram and Twitter.If you need to speak to someone immediately, then please visit the Samaritans.Production music courtesy of www.epidemicsound.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


25 Jul 2019

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White Helmets with Director Orlando von Einsiedel

The Frontline Club

When the bombs rain down, the Syrian Civil Defence rushes in. In a place where public services no longer function these unarmed volunteers risk their lives to help anyone in need – regardless of their religion or politics. Known as the White Helmets these volunteer rescue workers operate in the most dangerous place on earth.As the conflict in Syria worsens, ordinary people are paying the highest price. More than 50 bombs and mortars a day land on some neighbourhoods in Syria. Many are rusty barrels filled with nails and explosives, rolled out the back of government helicopters — bakeries and markets are the most commonly hit targets. When this happens the White Helmets rush in to search for life in the rubble – fully aware that more bombs may fall on the same site. These volunteers have saved 82,000 lives – and this number is growing daily.Since this event at the Frontline Club the film won the Oscar for Documentary Short Story.


3 Mar 2017

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The White Helmets - TIFF 2016 - Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara

Face2Face with David Peck

On today’s TIFF episode I talk to Orlando and Joanna about their moving new film The White Helmets, Syria, courage and doing the right thing in the face of fear.For more information on The White Helmets(IMDB, trailer, website) and TIFF.SynopsisA Netflix original short documentary, set in Aleppo, Syria and southern Turkey in early 2016, takes viewers into the war zone. As the violence intensifies, The White Helmets follows three volunteer rescue workers as they put everything on the line to save civilians affected by the war, all the while wracked with worry about the safety of their own loved ones.Moving and inspiring, The White Helmets (by Oscar nominated team Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara) is both a snapshot of the harrowing realities of life for ordinary Syrians who remain in the country, and a humbling portrait of the power of the human spirit.BiographiesOrlando von Einsiedel is a London-based director. His debut feature documentary Virunga was nominated for an Academy Award. The White Helmets is his latest short film.Joanna Natasegara (producer)For more information about my podcasting, writing and public speaking please visit my site here.With thanks to producer Josh Snethlage and Mixed Media Sound. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


16 Oct 2016