Documentary filmmaking combines the sharpness of seeing with the power of storytelling. Since the birth of cinema, filmmakers have sought new expressive ways of visually rendering the complexities of reality. The films in this section are recent experiments in this search for novel ways of seeing and showing — reflexive works that contemplate the very foundations of image-making as a social and intellectual practice. Appropriating found footage and exploring montage effects, these films reflect on established filmmaking conventions, and subvert any claim on the monopoly of vision and speaking. Always pushing the boundaries of conventional representation, creative documentary filmmaking continuously evolves, forcing viewers to try to keep up with the multitude of visual expression.
Program Curator: Oksana Sarkisova