Festival International de Documentaire d’Agadir 2014

Festival International de Documentaire d’Agadir 2014

NEW YORK INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014

New York Indian Film Festival 2014

15th MOROCCAN NATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

15th Moroccan National Film Festival 2014

Nour-Eddine Saïl Interview

MARRAKECH INTERNATIONALFILM FESTIVAL 2014

Festival International du Film de Marrakech 2014

Mélita Toscan du Plantier Interview

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE FEMMES DE SALÉ 2013

FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM DE FEMMES DE SALÉ 2013

FESTIVAL DU COURT-MÉTRAGE MÉDITERRANÉEN DE TANGER 2013

FESTIVAL DU COURT-MÉTRAGE MÉDITERRANÉEN DE TANGER 2013

THE 16TH FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA AFRICAIN DE KHOURIBGA, MOROCCO

Festival du Cinema Africain de Khouribga 2013

NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL 2013

New York African Film Festival 2013

Samba Gadjigo interview

NEW DIRECTORS NEW FILMS 2013

NDNF Selects

Joshua Oppenheimer interview

Shannon Plumb interview

Festival International du Film de Femmes 2012

“Hollywood is in Salé, Morocco”: Festival International du Film de Femmes de Salé, Morocco (September 17 – 22, 2012)

New York Film Festival 2012

NYFF Selects

Casting By Interview

First Cousin Once Removed review

Review: Leviathan

>>>Bonus Interview: The Sensory Ethnography Lab

>>>Bonus Interview: Ruminations on Sweetgrass

Tribeca 2012

The World Before Her

The 13th National Film Festival inTangier

Between Europe and Africa, Inch'allah: Morocco and its 13th National Film Festival in Tangier (January 12 - 21, 2012)

True/False

True/False 2013

True/False 2012

True/False 2011 Film Festival Report

True/False 2010 Film Festival Report

The 4th Annual Maghreb des Films

October in Paris: A Review of the 2011 "Maghreb des Films, rencontres cinématographiques"

The 9th Annual Festival du Court Métrage Méditerranéen de Tangier

In Praise of the Short Film: the Mediterranean Short Film Festival in Tangier (October 3 – 8, 2011)

Tribeca Film Festival 2011

Independent Women: 15 years of NYFWIFT-Funded Film Preservation

New Releases

Into Eternity

The Time that Remains

Author Interviews

WAR AND MEDIA

Román Gubern

The Moguls and the Dictators: Hollywood and the Coming of World War II

Celluloid Soldiers: The Warner Bros. Campaign Against Nazism

Ministry of Illusion: Nazi Cinema and Its Afterlife

Tribeca Film Festival 2010 Interviews

Out of Infamy: Michi Nishiura Weglyn
The personal history of a Japanese American woman whose writing about her time in American interment camps led to reperations from the U.S. government.

The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia
The saga of the dancing outlaw—and his family—continue in this documentary about Appalachin culture.

When We Leave
A look at honor killings in a diaspora community in Germany.

Snap
An incisive narrative that unravels the complex tale of a child’s abduction.

Budrus
Tribeca Film Festival roundtable for the film.

My Queen Karo
A view of the ’60s squatting scene in Amsterdam from a child’s perspective.

Buried Land
An exploration of national pride, lust, and possibly fake pyramids.

Arias with a Twist
A “docu-fantasia” of pop, rock, and burlesque.

The Arbor
An experimental documentary about the life and legacy of Andrea Dunbar.

Thieves by Law
While Russia at large has experienced a shaky transition to capitalism, this documentary shows its mafia took to laissez faire easily.

Lola
A roundtable discussion with Brillante Mendoza about his latest film.

William Vincent
James Franco plays a mysterious man caught up in the underworld, in an ensemble acting piece set in a minimalist, visually stunning narrative.

Dog Pound
Life inside a midwestern juvenile correctional facility proves to be nasty, brutish, and short.

Open House
A horror film about home invasion and bad relationships.

The Third Rule
A short about two slackers seeking advice from an employment guru.

Tribeca Film Festival 2009 Interviews

Rachel
An insightful and provocative exploration into the complexities of political solidarity.

Outrage
Outrage sees Academy Award nominee Kirby Dick give a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians who campaign against the LGBT community they covertly belong to.

Dazzle
A fragile, long-distance relationship develops between a younger woman living in Amsterdam, and an older gentleman doctor residing in Argentina.

Fixer: The Taking of Ajmal Naqshbandi
Fixer recounts a 2007 story in which the Taliban kidnapped 24-year-old Ajmal Naqshbandi and an Italian journalist.

Garapa
An austere, unflinching examination of the realities of chronic hunger for three Brazilian families.

Mustang: Journey of Transformation
Mustang illustrates the "lost" Himalayan Kingdom of Mustang, one of the last sanctuaries of authentic Tibetan Buddhist culture. Long isolated by geography and politics, the people struggle to survive and are dangerously close to collapse.

Soundtrack for a Revolution
A timeless film about the American civil rights movement told through the soul-stirring music that birthed and fortified the fight from picket lines and mass meetings to paddy wagons and jail cells.

New York African Film Festival 2010

The Figurine
African videofilm comes to the New York African Film Festival!

Between The Cup and The Election
The story of the 1974 Congolese soccer team that played at the World Cup.

Pumzi
A science-fiction story based on the very real issue of water rights in the majority world.

Streetball
While soccer is viewed as a sport of the people in the majority world, this documentary from the 2010 African Film Festival traces the story of the subaltern “Homeless World Cup.”

Freddy Ilanga: Che’s Swahili Translator
More on Cuba’s intervention in African revolutions, and the government’s transition from idealism to demagoguery.

The Absence
Interviews with the star and director of The Absence/L’Absence.

New York African Film Festival 2009

Sacred Places
Jean-Marie Teno’s reflection on African Cinema and Cinema Culture.

Triomf
The story of poor whites in South Africa.

George Amponsah
Director George Amponsah speaks about documentary and African identity at the 2009 African Film Festival.

Filmmakers Against Racism Panel
Founded in response to a series of xenophobic violence in South Africa, Filmmakers Against Racism works—gratis—to create PSAs and documentaries to promote racial unity.

Behind the Rainbow Panel
Behind the Rainbow panel at Columbia University in April 2009 done in conjunction with the 2009 African Film Festival.

New Directors 2010

Women Without Men
Visual artist and provocateur Shirin Neshat’s adaptation of the novella Women Without Men by Shahrnush Parsipur.

The Oath
The Oath details the story of two brothers: one who is free, and the other who is in Guantanamo.

Night Catches Us
From the 2010 African Film Festival comes Night Catches Us, a fiction feature about the legacy of the more radical segments of the civil rights movement.

Beautiful Darling: The Life and Times of Candy Darling
Muse, gender rebel, and actress of stage and screen, Candy Darling hung out with and inspired everyone from Lou Reed and Andy Warhol to Robert Mapplethorpe and the Rolling Stones.

My Perestroika
The story of five Russians going through puberty and perestroika...at the same time.

Margaret Mead 2009

Herskovits at The Heart of Blackness
Jerry Gershenhorn, a cultural anthropologist at Duke University, provides a closer look at the life and career of Melville J. Herskovits. A student of Franz Boas, Herskovits came to prominence for studying the links between African and New-World black culture, and established the African Studies Center at Northwestern. Gershenhorn contrasts the Jewish- and African-American experiences, neither vilifying nor blindly lauding his work.

Last Days of Shishmaref
A documentary about the cultural implications of global climate change. From the 2009 Margaret Mead Film Festival.

Hair India
Exploring the intersection of religion and global flows of capital.

The Living
An examination of Soviet farm collectivization in Ukraine.

Perestroika: Reconstruction of a Flat
The intricacies of free market real estate deals in Russia.

Cooking History
The meals behind the battles.

Human Rights Watch International Film Festival 2009

Remnants of a War
Remnants of a War takes an intimate look into the lives of the brave women and men who are demining the unexploded cluster bombs that fell on southern Lebanon in the 2006 war between Hezbollah and Israel.

The Reckoning: The Battle for the International Criminal Court
Follows International Criminal Court prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo’s attempts to arrest human rights offenders in Uganda, Congo, and Sudan.

New Releases/Independent Films

Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo
A documentary which shows how differing relationships to nature result in very different pets.

Breath Made Visible
A documentary about the work of performance artist Anna Halprin.

Have You Heard From Johannesburg
A multi-part documentary about the struggle for racial equality and independence in Africa.

Severe Clear
Using footage shot by marines during the initial push of Operation Iraqi freedom, Kristian Fraga’s documentary explores the horrors and thrill of battle.

Veit Harlan
In conjunction with the release of Harlan: In the Shadow of Jude Süss, inteviews and supplemental materials associated with Veit Harlan, the “baroque fascist” who directed the Third Reich’s most praised fiction films.

Paul Verhoeven
Member of the Jesus Seminar, filmmaker Paul Verhoeven has authored a book about the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth.

Retrospectives

Victor Fleming
As part of Film Forum’s Victor Fleming retrospective, we’ve assembled a host of supplemental material, including an interview with Fleming biographer Michael Sragow and some rare early television clips of performers from his films.

Public Television

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

My Lai
A documentary about the massacre which traumatized its victims, participants, and the public.

FRONTLINE

Digital Nation
Rachel Dretzin and David Rushkoff question technological determinism.

MINISERIES

WWII Behind Closed Doors
Historian and filmmaker Laurence Rees tells the unknown story of Stalin’s backroom dealings—first with the Nazis, and then with Roosevelt and Churchill.

Cable/Network Television

The Pacific
Interviews and supplemental materials surrounding HBO’s 10-part miniseries, telling the intertwined stories of three Marines in the Pacific Theater.