Documentary Voices 2019

January 23–April 24, 2019

Our annual series of nonfiction films showcases inventive approaches to the documentary form.

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  • Film still: A canoe-like boat with a lone passenger floats on a river or lake during twilight. A boom micorphone is visible stading in the center of the boat.

    Dusk Chorus

  • Film still: Four Middle-Eastern men stand in a line, smiling with their hands in motion.

    Out on the Street

  • Film still: a man seems to speak animatedly and in the face of a woman who looks past him.

    One Way or Another

  • Minding the Gap

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  • Film still: a man seems to speak animatedly and in the face of a woman who looks past him.

    One Way or Another

    Sara Gómez
    Cuba, 1974–77

    Imported 35mm Print

    • Wednesday, January 23 7 PM

    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.

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  • Out on the Street

    Jasmina Metwaly, Philip Rizk
    Egypt, 2015
    • Wednesday, January 30 7 PM
    Jasmina Metwaly in Person

    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).

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  • Minding the Gap

    Bing Liu
    United States, 2018

    BAMPFA Student Committee Pick

    • Wednesday, February 13 7 PM

    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).

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  • Film still: A canoe-like boat with a lone passenger floats on a river or lake during twilight. A boom micorphone is visible stading in the center of the boat.

    Dusk Chorus

    Nika Saravanja, Alessandro D’Emilia
    Italy, 2016
    • Wednesday, February 20 7 PM

    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.

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