Examining the politics of representation.
An experimental documentary on border crossing, less about that place than what it represents.
Featuring selections by Jaime Manrique, David Grubbs, Molly Surno, Lynn Melnick, Lucio Pozzi, and more.
A story of immigration and integration.
“We never thought, ‘We have to give them dignity.’ We thought we have to give them empathy.”
In the early 1960s, Eduardo Coutinho began shooting a film about the murder of Brazilian trade unionist João Pedro Teixeira.
Cinema Novo, Tropicália, and the tradition of Brazilian literary modernism
A documentary on the brutality behind India’s textile factories.
Radical feminist films from the legendary choreographer, artist, and dancer
The filmmaker speaks about his self-portrait as a young poet
Over the course of six years, filmmaker Laura Poitras had unparalleled access to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and his closest confidantes. What she captured became Risk, the follow-up to her Oscar-winning Edward Snowden exposé, Citizenfour (2014).
Risk, a new documentary by Laura Poitras, follows the Wikileaks founder as public perception sours.
“I don’t make films for the audience, I make them for the subjects, and I try to position those subjects and the camera so that there’s a element of generosity between the two.”
Eduardo Williams’s debut feature takes us around the world on an ethnographic tour of labor, leisure, and logins.
“My work is so much about breaking that cycle of trauma, abuse, violence, and disturbance. It brings it out into the open so we can have a dialogue.”
Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro testifies that James Baldwin’s embattled America is still our own.
“It’s really important that my colleagues, the filmmakers from all Yugoslav countries, turn their cameras toward themselves, so as to dissect and question what really constitutes our recent history.”
Two films tell the tragic story of reporter Christine Chubbuck’s on-air suicide in 1974.
“If I were to ‘play something,’ I don’t think I’d ever feel satisfied. What I really want is to take that thing and transform it, process it into something else.”