Political Films

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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.

Motherland by Cecilia Corrigan

A lighthearted psychodrama about mommy issues and Hillary Clinton.

Miguel Gomes by Tânia Cypriano
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“What I believe is that you just keep filming.”

Pedro Costa by Michael Guarneri
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Documentary, realism, and life on the margins.

James N. Kienitz Wilkins by Michael Guarneri
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Documentary, reenactment, and comedic failures of democracy.

On the Cinema Tropical Awards by Gary M. Kramer
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Shining a light on Latin American cinema.

Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne by Liza Béar
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The master filmmakers on blending the political and the personal in their new film.

Orwa Nyrabia by Pamela Cohn
Silvered Water Syria Self-Portrait

Civil war, exile, and documentary as art.

Gut Renovation by ​Claudia Steinberg
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For the first time in more than a hundred years, the morning sun streams straight through the huge windows of a North 11th Street loft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Adam Curtis’s The Power of Nightmares by Linda Hoagland

It is difficult to gauge the level of outrage that will greet the US release of Adam Curtis’s film The Power of Nightmares, originally broadcast as a three-part BBC series last October. 

Jehane Noujaim’s Control Room by Bette Gordon
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Documentary filmmaker Jehane Noujaim invites viewers into both Al Jazeera, Arab-language satellite television, and CentCom, the US military news center, for two very different media portrayals of the 2003 US invasion of Iraq.

The Motion of Verbs by Liza Béar
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February 27th, 1982. New York City. It’s a late Saturday morning, still winterish. On the far side of the Manhattan Bridge in another land, we inspect an abandoned factory and project a future, traipsing daily across the bridge … we reject it.

Jacki Ochs’s The Secret Agent by Betsy Sussler
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The Secret Agent is a feature length documentary investigating the effects and implications of the use of the chemical defoliant Agent Orange used in Vietnam between the years 1964 and 1971.

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