Screenings

This year we will be screening several documentary films and hosting Q+A’s with the films creators.

National Bird

NATIONAL BIRD Official Trailer from Sonia Kennebeck on Vimeo.

National Bird follows the harrowing journey of three U.S. military veteran whistleblowers determined to break the silence surrounding America’s secret drone war. Tortured by guilt for their participation in the killing of faceless terror suspects, and despite the threat of being prosecuted, these three veterans offer an unprecedented look inside this secret program to reveal the haunting cost of America’s global drone strikes.

Directed by Sonia Kennebeck.

 

Field of Vision Showcase

Field of Vision is a filmmaker-driven documentary unit that commissions and creates original short-form, episodic, and feature-length nonfiction films about developing and ongoing stories around the globe, led by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Laura Poitras and curator & producer Charlotte Cook. Inspired by the creative potential of visual journalism, they produce and support cinematic work that tells the stories of our world from new perspectives.

We’ll be showing several short Field of Vision films followed by a Q+A with Charlotte Cook and several of the film-makers.

You can see an interview with Laura Poitras and Henrik Moltke about their Field of Vision film Project X here.

Presented by Charlotte Cook.

 

Crime + Punishment

Amidst a landmark class action lawsuit over illegal policing quotas, CRIME + PUNISHMENT intimately observes the real lives and struggles of a group of black and Latino whistleblower cops known as “The NYPD 12” and the young minorities they are pressured to arrest and summons in New York City.

Over four years of unprecedented access, the film cinematically exposes the interconnected stories of systemic injustice in New York City policing through the bold efforts of a group of active duty officers, an innocent young man stuck in Rikers and one unforgettable private investigator. They bravely risk their safety, careers and livelihoods to bring light to harmful policing practices which have plagued the precincts and streets of New York City for decades.

We’re thrilled to be joined the films Director Steve Maing as well as Officer Edwin Raymond from the NYPD 12.

Directed by Steve Maing.