Hao Wu’s documentary looks at a group of people who make their living from a Chinese livestreaming platform.
Theo Anthony’s debut feature documentary RAT FILM looks at Baltimore through a discursive documentary lens akin to Harun Farocki and Chris Marker.
All That Passes By Through A Window That Doesn’t Open
Martin DiCicco’s debut feature documentary follows the day-to-day lives of track workers in Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The latest film from Johan Grimonprez is more tempered than his earlier work but nonetheless is a fascinating account of how the global military-industrial complex ensures the recursive nature of modern warfare.
Warriors from the North
In recounting stories of young Somali men snapped up by Islamic terrorist group al-Shabab, WARRIORS FROM THE NORTH sets itself apart through a powerful sense of ambivalence.
Spartacus & Cassandra
Ioanis Nuguet’s documentary is a wonderful film marked by formal experimentation, intimacy, and consultation with his subjects.
A documentary about Brazilian musician Dominguinhos also paints a striking portrait of a place and a time in South American cultural history.
The Storm Makers
THE STORM MAKERS is a shocking depiction of the fallout from human trafficking in rural Cambodia, examining both victims and oppressors with bracing tact.
The Chimpanzee Complex
Marc Schmidt’s documentary about the process of dehumanising traumatised chimps is a largely repetitive and unengaging.
The Ground We Won
Christopher Pryor’s portrait of an amateur rugby team in New Zealand is a powerful and inventive piece of cinema verité with a focus on masculinity within community structures.