Portuguese filmmaker Filipa César, whose work is the subject of an online retrospective hosted by Metrograph, seeks to help Bissau-Guineans preserve the memory of their revolution.
Playing in the poetic space between documentary and fiction, the inclusion of found footage and screen recordings has turned the video essay into a representation of online life.
In a Hyperallergic exclusive, Lee muses on the aftermath of the Atlanta spa shootings and how the media imagines Asian Americans.
Sight & Sound has released its annual poll of which essays different video makers loved most. Here are some of the highlights.
Curator Cydnii Wilde Harris highlights some of her favorite works in the Black Lives Matter Video Essay Playlist.
Check out video essays and shorts about making terrariums, the history of the Seattle Mariners, and more.
Ahead of Galibert-Laîné’s debut at Images Festival, she talks to Hyperallergic about making video essays solely with a computer.
Year after year, True/False has provided a forum for filmmakers, critics, and viewers to do the work of considering documentary outside of its traditional boundaries.
A new retrospective at Anthology Film Archives presents the work of pioneering independent director and film essayist Mark Rappaport.
In Charlottesville: The True Alt-Right, creator “Shaun” lays out a recreation of the deadly 2017 event in Virginia with a precision only possible through social media documentation.
Some exciting things to stream right now include a half-hour monologue on masculinity and abuse, a look at the difficulties of building public housing, and a survey of all the weird and wonderful Simpsons fan creations.
Some exciting things to stream right now include a video essay on Unbreakable, “The right way to kill a fish,” and a look at the club kids of Chengdu, China.