We spoke with workers at the International Documentary Association about their successful fight for a union.
Prismatic Ground Tries to Change the Conversation on Experimental Documentary
Film programmer Inney Prakash talks to Hyperallergic about what it takes to start a new film festival solo during a pandemic.
The Fake Town Where Police Trained to Suppress Protests
Hyperallergic talks to director Sierra Pettengill about her documentary Riotsville, USA, which finds the roots of modern policing techniques in the 1960s
This Group Is Helping Museum Workers in Ukraine
The founders of Museum Crisis Center discuss what they are doing to help museum staff and save Ukraine’s cultural heritage.
Presence and Absence in Virtual Reality Storytelling
Charlie Shackleton talks to Hyperallergic about his performance piece As Mine Exactly and the challenges of virtual reality filmmaking.
Lynching Postcards Explores a Dark Corner of US History
Director Christine Turner explains to Hyperallergic how her documentary short interrogates the white gaze and seeks to reaffirm some ugly truths about the past.
‘You Should Feel Disturbed’ — Talking to the Directors of Attica
In the wake of the film’s nomination for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar, Stanley Nelson and Traci Curry speak to Hyperallergic about the uprising’s ongoing relevance.
The Gift of Humanity in Bessie Harvey’s Art, an Interview With Faye Harvey Dean
The collective wisdom that she acquired through the diasporic Black American experience of womanhood allowed her to recall her value and humanity, which she poured into her art.
How John Wilson Turns Thousands of Hours of Video Into Unique Explorations of New York
The filmmaker talks to Hyperallergic about the second season of his HBO show How To with John Wilson and going down every rabbit hole he can find.
How a Documentary Used Animation to Protect the Identity of Its Main Character
Afghan refugee Amin didn’t feel comfortable telling director Jonas Poher Rasmussen his story without a way to conceal his identity. Rasmussen explains the process to Hyperallergic.
The Penalty Presidency
A conversation with Richard Kraft about his artist book in which he created penalty flags for nearly 10,000 of Trump’s misdeeds.
A New Archive Shows Where to Stream Hundreds of Classic Black Films
Hyperallergic speaks to Maya Cade, creator of the Black Film Archive, about showcasing an “abundance of Blackness across time.”