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Dalya’s Other Country: Julia Meltzer Interviewed by Alaa Hassan
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A story of immigration and integration.

Collective Enthusiasm: An Interview with Agnès Varda & JR by Gary M. Kramer
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“We never thought, ‘We have to give them dignity.’ We thought we have to give them empathy.”

Eduardo Coutinho’s Man Marked For Death/ Twenty Years Later by Will Noah
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In the early 1960s, Eduardo Coutinho began shooting a film about the murder of Brazilian trade unionist João Pedro Teixeira.

Cannibal Corpus: The Films of Joaquim Pedro de Andrade by Jon Dieringer
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Cinema Novo, Tropicália, and the tradition of Brazilian literary modernism

Invisible Labors: Rahul Jain’s Machines by Kanishka Raja
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A documentary on the brutality behind India’s textile factories.

Filming the Unspeakable: The Cinema of Yvonne Rainer by Dana Reinoos
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Radical feminist films from the legendary choreographer, artist, and dancer

Use the Reality: Alejandro Jodorowsky’s Endless Poetry by Alex Zafiris
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The filmmaker speaks about his self-portrait as a young poet

Laura Poitras’s Risk by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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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).

The Enigma of Julian Assange by Anya Jaremko-Greenwold
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Risk, a new documentary by Laura Poitras, follows the Wikileaks founder as public perception sours.

Kevin Jerome Everson by Jordan Cronk
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“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.”

The Human Surge by Danielle Burgos
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Eduardo Williams’s debut feature takes us around the world on an ethnographic tour of labor, leisure, and logins.

Beth B by Coleen Fitzgibbon

“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.”

Call to Witness by Nico Wheadon
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Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro testifies that James Baldwin’s embattled America is still our own.

Ognjen Glavonić by Pamela Cohn

“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.”

Antonio Campos and Robert Greene by Nicholas Elliott
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Two films tell the tragic story of reporter Christine Chubbuck’s on-air suicide in 1974.

John Wiese by C. Spencer Yeh
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“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.”

The Villain Is the 20th Century by William Corwin
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With I Had Nowhere to Go, director Douglas Gordon brings the diary of filmmaker and poet Jonas Mekas into contact with our own reveries.

Kirsten Johnson by Alex Zafiris
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The cinematographer and director on her memoir, Cameraperson.

Rendezvous in the Alps by Ratik Asokan
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With The Seasons in Quincy, filmmakers Tilda Swinton, Colin MacCabe, and Christopher Roth produce portraits of art critic and novelist John Berger.

Disconnection Notice by Jon Dieringer
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Werner Herzog’s phoned-in tech film, Lo and Behold, is an ad in disguise.

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