A host of documentaries exemplify ND/NF’s unconventional programming philosophy.
Hyperallergic talks to director Sierra Pettengill about her documentary Riotsville, USA, which finds the roots of modern policing techniques in the 1960s
Married volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft took incredible footage of eruptions. Sara Dosa’s documentary uses it to tell their unusual love story.
Screening at New Directors/New Films, Jessica Beshir’s film floats in the space between documentary and poetry.
An immersive dive into communal myth-making, Nino Martínez Sosa’s film brings a Dominican spiritual leader to back to life.
This year’s online edition of the venerable festival features movies about mourning rituals, reenactments of family history, cult survivors, and more.
In his documentary Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross captures the lives of that county’s black residents in beautiful and fragmentary complexity.
Hlynur Pálmason’s movie injects some fresh blood into the sometimes moribund state of cinema.
In Strong Island, Yance Ford lays out the peculiar circumstances that surrounded his brother’s murder in 1992, and the void left in its wake.
Yuri Ancarani’s documentary The Challenge immerses viewers in the dazzling subculture of ultra-wealthy sheiks who practice falconry.