Lottery of the Sea, November 15
Introduced by Patrick McCully, International Rivers Network. Manel Mayol's handsomely shot and ironically humorous documentary follows the struggle of Chile's indigenous Mapuche people against a Spanish hydroelectric firm bent on damming the river that has sustained them for centuries.
Andrej Zdravic's supple, sublime work portrays the magical underwater realm of Slovenia's pristine Socca river. With shorts: Ralph Steiner's H2O and Seoungho Cho's Cold Pieces.
Allan Sekula in Person. Famed photographer and theorist Sekula ships out to locales around the world for a study of seafaring culture and globalization. "Sekula's skill rests in making us see what's right in front of us. . . . Conscious of the concrete realities of power, [he] shows us how to interpret that power in the world around us."-LA Weekly