NYC PREMIERE A family of Ponderai Native Americans embark on a controversial journey through Yellowstone to exercise their treaty hunting rights – glimpsing into the continued marginalization of indigenous life in the American West and challenging our expectations of what it means to assert a tribal heritage in the modern world.
The Integrated Media Arts M.F.A. Program at Hunter College of the City University of New York combines traditional documentary film production with new and emerging media arts. The IMA embraces an expanded idea of socially engaged non-fiction media on both a platform and a formal level. Our students and alumni have exhibited at HotDocs, IDFA, […]
A short documentary profiling The Dogist (@thedogist) aka Elias Weiss Friedman, Instagram canine-photographer and author.
NYC PREMIERE Spurred by relocation from their traditional homeland, two young Bushmen face the pull between ancestral traditions and modern opportunities. Still living on their ancient land with his father, Kitsiso dreams of a home of comfort, while in the more modern village of New Xade, Ketelelo feels a tangible sense of loss. This film […]
Five creators, five mediums. Jim Morrison’s last months in Paris, 1971 (USA, 11 min., David Khachatorian) are imaginatively recounted. James Turrell: You Who Look (USA, 8 min., Jessica Yu) offers a glimpse into the artist’s boundary-pushing work. A Brazilian punk poet is invited to Harvard after years of neglect by the literary establishment in Chacal: […]
Soul City tells the story of a group of civil rights activists and city slickers who attempt to build a multiracial utopia in the heart of Klan Country, North Carolina in the 1970s. Their pioneering efforts to jumpstart this black-owned, black-built town run up against tenacious enemies that still face idealists and dreamers today–ingrained racism, […]
New York Film Academy students learn to make films by making films. Intensive, hands-on Conservatory and MFA programs in Documentary Filmmaking, as well as short-term workshops, pair rigorous instruction with mentoring in order to support students as they work on a series of their own documentary films. Under the guidance of a worldclass faculty, this […]
Andrew likes to keep things organized. He’s compiled a list of every sexual encounter he’s ever had. Each name ignites a memory—a time, a place, an esoteric fetish. His memory is impressive. The list currently numbers 749 and continues to grow.
NYC PREMIERE Twelve-year-old Yu’uk and his younger brother José live in the rainforests of southern Mexico, seemingly protected from the concerns of modern life, and spend their days exploring the lagoon that is their homeland. But, as with many indigenous communities, their way of life is increasingly being threatened. For Yu’uk, the challenge comes in […]
NYC PREMIERE Embark on a dazzling journey through time via the remarkable images of National Geographic photographer Frans Lanting and his epic “LIFE” project, a stunning interpretation of life on Earth from the Big Bang through the present. The film also recounts Lanting’s own evolution from natural history photographer to visual chronicler of life on […]