Documentary Voices

January 21–April 25, 2021

Our annual series highlights recent international documentary films that bring a critical eye and ear, as well as an artistic vision, to questions about history and contemporary life. Conversations with filmmakers complement the programs.

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  • The Inheritance

  • Suitcase of Love and Shame

  • Un film dramatique

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  • Indigenous Guardians: Two Documentary Films


    January 21–March 31, 2021

    Two documentaries by Indigenous filmmakers from Brazil: Bicycles of Nhanderu, depicting everyday life among the Mbyá-Guarani, and Guardians of the Forest, observing the challenges of defending the boundaries around Indigenous lands.

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  • Landfall

    Cecilia Aldarondo
    United States, Puerto Rico, 2020

    January 29–February 22, 2021

    This beautiful, painful meditation on the crisis in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María is “an exquisite film, by turns tender and compassionate, cinematically adventurous and self-assured, and politically unflinching” (Brett Story).

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  • Suitcase of Love and Shame

    Jane Gillooly
    United States, 2013

    March 12–April 25, 2021

    A found suitcase of early 1960s reel-to-reel audiotapes containing recorded letters between a married man and his lover provides the origin story behind Jane Gillooly’s reconstruction of their affair, using minimal, evocative images.

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  • The Inheritance

    Ephraim Asili
    United States, 2020

    Experimental filmmaker Ephraim Asili calls his feature debut a “speculative reenactment” of Black activism and artistry in his hometown Philadelphia, from the Black Arts Movement to MOVE. “Playful, erudite, and boundary-blurring” (James Lattimer, Cinema Scope).

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  • The Two Sights

    Joshua Bonnetta
    Canada, United Kingdom, 2020

    February 12–28, 2021

    In an experimental evocation of the gift of second sight, Joshua Bonnetta (El Mar La Mar) infuses the landscape of Scotland’s Outer Hebrides with otherworldly tales and meanings. “Eerie and hypnotic . . . allows for an expansion of the senses” (POV).

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  • Un film dramatique

    Éric Baudelaire
    France, 2019

    French artist and filmmaker Éric Baudelaire’s Un film dramatique is made collaboratively with twenty middle schoolers as they explore the details and politics of their daily lives. “A work of refreshing spontaneity and continuous revelation” (Jordan M. Smith, Nonfics).

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