Documentary Voices

January 21–April 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 Two Sights

  • Guardians of the Forest

  • Bicycles of Nhanderu

  • Landfall

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  • Indigenous Guardians: Two Documentary Films


    Available January 21–March 7

    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

    Available January 29–February 19

    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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  • The Two Sights

    Joshua Bonnetta
    Canada, United Kingdom, 2020

    Available February 12–March 1
    Wednesday, February 17, 7 PM PST: Livestream conversation: Joshua Bonnetta and Nicolás Pereda

    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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