Minding the Gap
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Susana de Sousa Dias continues her exploration of Portugal’s tragic past in this moving experimental essay film on political imprisonment, government oppression, and the families left behind in their wake.
Award-winning photographer RaMell Ross’s inspired and intimate portrait of an African American community in rural Alabama captures small but precious moments in black lives with rapturous attention. The film was a nominee for this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary.
This politicized examination of China’s war on its own environment is a visionary combination of observational documentary, experimental essay, and Workingman’s Death–like vision of hell on earth.
Weaving breathtaking footage of the Sonoran Desert with eerie off-camera interviews, this film captures the desperation and haunting beauty that the land between Mexico and the United States has come to represent.
Lusztig unearthed letters to Ms. magazine—most of them never published—and asked women around the US to read them aloud, creating an extraordinary dialogue between the past and the future of feminism.
Soulful and beautifully rendered, this documentary on the scars of the Salvadoran civil war is an evocative testament to memory and the power of life to rebound after unspeakable tragedy.
This documentary follows eco-composer David Monacchi’s attempt to create a 3-D aural record of the vanishing sounds of the Amazon rainforests. With Richard Lerman’s short Arctic Transitions: In the Age of Carbon.
BAMPFA Student Committee Pick
Bing Liu documents his skateboarding friends over ten years as they raise themselves on the streets of a rust belt town. “A rich, devastating essay on race, class, and manhood in 21st-century America” (New York Times). Nominated for this year's Academy Award for Best Documentary.
Ten Egyptian workers distill their experiences of injustice and exploitation at the hands of bosses, police, and the court system into a series of vignettes for this documentary that engages “ideas about labor, social justice, and the circulation of images” (MoMA).
Imported 35mm Print
This masterpiece of Cuban cinema integrates documentary and fiction to offer an unflinching analysis of the problems of urban life and conflicts of race, class, sex, and religion in Castro’s Cuba.