Roberto Minervini’s The Other Side kicked off the Opening Night of this year’s edition of our Art of the Real nonfiction film festival. Following the screening, Minervini joined the Film Society’s Dennis Lim to discuss the film, a verité documentary that immerses the viewer in the harsh realities of an impoverished community in Louisiana. The screening left audiences with many questions about the filmmaker’s relationship with the subjects and the moral considerations involved in assembling the movie.

The Other Side opens at the Film Society on May 20. Subscribe to our YouTube channel for more videos like this!