Anne Jaspers, a volunteer with the foundation since 2006, finished the task she had to archive all newspaper articles about Ivens from 1913 until now. The files will be put online soon and will be transparent for everyone. The articles that are about or refer to Ivens are open for research and easily accessible. Anne worked one day a week for four years on this archive. The file contains over 700 pageswith keywords.

Here is a foretaste of the official publication:

Clippings 1913 - 2011

 (Clive Owen), Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) and Joris Ivens (Lars Ulrich), March 23, 2011. Photo:Rolling Stone

In San Francisco the filming of the television series about the love relationshipbetween the journalist Martha Gellhorn, played by Nicole Kidman and writerErnest Hemingway, played by Clive Owen has started. Metallica drummer LarsUlrich plays the role of Joris Ivens. The American couple worked in May andApril 1937 in Madrid together with Joris Ivens on the filming of The SpanishEarth.

Cover"Photography Meets Film", Joris Ivens film The 400 Million, a photograph by Robert Capa from Ivens Archives.

Recently in the series `Rijksmuseum Studies in Photography`Rixt Bosma published  the book about the trip and the work of Robert Capa and Joris Ivens in 1938 in China. The title `Photography meets Film. Capa, Ivens and Fernhout in China, 1938` refers to the 1938 film The 400 Million, that Joris Ivens made,while photographer Robert Capa accompanied the journey as a photographer.

Read more: Robert Capa and Joris Ivens in China, a new book

Cover documentary, made by prof. Ephraim Smith.

`The Journal of American History` published a positive review of the documentary Power for the Parkinsons, made by prof. Ephraim Smith. This re-visit documentary tells the story of the production and impact of Joris Ivens` documentary Power and the Land (1940). Prof. Smith started his research about Ivens` film in 2007 and for this purpose visited the Ivens archive in Nijmegen. His film has been broadcasted in various states and universities in the US.

Read more: Positive review on Power for the Parkinsons

Directer Deaglio Andrea and Marceline Loridan-Ivens
Every year during the documentary festival Cinema du Reél the Joris Ivens prize is awarded in the category `Best First Film’. The award is ment for a beginning filmmaker with an exceptional first filmThis year the Italian filmmaker Andrea Deaglio won the prize for his film City Veins.

Read more: City Veins wins Joris Ivens award

From 24 March till 5 April the international documentary film festival at Centre Pompidou (Paris), Cinéma du réel, is screening the film competition for the Joris Ivens Award. This award of 7.500 euro for the best first or second film of a filmmaker is granted by Marceline Loridan-Ivens, the Association `Les Amis du Cinéma du réel` and the European Foundation Joris Ivens. This years First Films jury is made up of Raed Antoni (director, Palestine), Maria Bonsanti (programmer Festival dei Popoli, Italy) et Dominique Marchais (director, France).

Read more: Cinéma du réel, Joris Ivens Award for best first film

Actor James Gandolfini, Tony Soprano in HBO`s smash hit series "The Sopranos", is going to make a film about the tumultuous love story of Martha Gellhorn and Ernest Hemingway. Lars Ulrich will play the role of Joris Ivens. Anton Corbijn called the European Foundation Joris Ivens and asked about sound recordings in which the English pronunciation of Ivens can be heard.

Read more: Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich as Joris Ivens

This year several new articles and books were published about the American writer Ernest Hemingway, Joris Ivens and their cooperation in Spain for the film about the Spanish Civil War. The author Hemingway actively participated in March and April 1937 at the war front filming The Spanish Earth. Stacey Guill, who earlier in the Ivens magazine wrote the article `"Now You Have Seen It": Ernest Hemingway, Joris Ivens and The Spanish Earth` wonders what he contributed to the film, and what influence they had on each other. Because it was a team effort. Ivens said: “It is still my opinion that any film, including any documentary film, has so many sides to its content and its expression that its ideal author is a team, a collective of people who understand each other.” According to Guill accounts by both Ivens and Hemingway attest to their compatible relationship during filming.

Read more: New publications on Hemingway, Ivens and the Spanish Civil War



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