For Afghan women, moving forward in a country that is moving backward is extraordinarily difficult. Sarah Menzies documents their pursuit of freedom and independence from the seats of their bicycles.
Amy Adrion talks about her directorial debut, Half the Picture, society's fear of empowering women in film, and how that must be overcome.
P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes delight in the slippery nature of truth in their documentary filmmaking. Like Jayne Mansfield herself, the moment you think you can pin them down, they've already danced away to another possibility.
Morris knows how our own projections have been weaponized against both those in the Abu Ghraib photos and ourselves as the public consuming the photos, obfuscating the standard operating procedure of the title.
These two entries consider the hate crime murders of Trayvon Martin and Jennifer Laude, reinterpret their deaths within historic frameworks, and explore why their stories fade without meaningful changes in US civil rights laws.
Jenkins, founder of One Peoples Project, tells PopMatters that contrary to the fear many Americans feel, it's actually life-affirming to talk about fascism and racism.
Eschewing nostalgia, filmmaker Neville of Won't You Be My Neighbor is far more interested in Fred Rogers' ideas than his biography.
This Netflix documentary is a master class in xenophobia, Orientalism, and hysteria, and Bill Callahan's "Drover" becomes the sound of the hammer of judgment coming down.
The rise of Jimi Hendrix from childhood trauma to superstar is chronicled in this clip from new documentary, 27: Gone Too Soon, about the 27 Club of Hendrix, Jones, Joplin, and Morrison.
In this engaging patchwork of LGBT life in British film and TV, subjects were initially filmed from behind to protect their anonymity. But soon they stepped out of the shadows and faced the camera, undisguised.
In light of movements like Black Lives Matter and Me Too, Dave Chappelle's 2000 film, Killin' Them Softly may be even more relevant today. But how's his humor holding up?