A selection of short-form episodic works, including installments of Asylum, in which Laura Poitras (whose CITIZENFOUR had its world premiere at last year’s NYFF) shadows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he publishes classified diplomatic cables and seeks asylum in London’s Ecuadorian embassy.
Asylum (selected episodes)
Laura Poitras, 26m
Laura Poitras (whose CITIZENFOUR had its world premiere at last year’s NYFF) shadows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as he publishes classified diplomatic cables and seeks asylum in London’s Ecuadorian embassy.
Peace in the Valley
Michael Palmieri & Donal Mosher, 15m
Peace in the Valley follows the town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, on the eve of a groundbreaking vote for LGBT rights. As the polls close, citizens on all sides of the issue grapple with the roles faith, sexuality, and commerce play in their personal lives and community. Meanwhile, at the largest outdoor U.S. production of the life of Christ, the audience is waiting and the show must go on.
Notes from the Border
Iva Radivojevic, 9m
Notes from the Border documents the refugee experience on the borders of Europe during the summer of 2015.
Kirsten Johnson, 8m
A U.S. military surveillance balloon floats on a tether high above Kabul, Afghanistan. Its capacities are both highly classified and deeply mysterious.
God Is an Artist
Dustin Guy Defa, 10m
Art and rebellion in Detroit in the aftermath of artist Shepard Fairey’s summer 2015 arrest for vandalism.
Heloisa Passos, 14m
Birdie used to live in the tree, but his nest’s been broken and he’s now living on the streets of Rio de Janeiro with all he needs to survive: two abandoned dogs and the cart from which he sells tropical fruits and a lot of dreams.
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