Participant at MoMA

Film and Activism

Through Oct 27

MoMA, Online

An Inconvenient Truth. 2006. USA. Directed by Davis Guggenheim. Image courtesy Paramount Clasics/Photofest
  • Online
  • MoMA, Floor T2/T1 The Debra and Leon Black Family Film Center

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Participant has produced some of the most admired documentary and narrative films of our era. Founded by Jeff Skoll in 2005 to create meaningful social change through storytelling, and focusing on the work of innovative cinematic artists, Participant has proven both urgently relevant and highly influential in the changing world of cinema. That many of their projects are also audience favorites speaks to the hunger for stories that engage with the critical issues of our time.

In partnership with Participant, MoMA presents a 15-film series celebrating these efforts to use the language of cinema to inspire social progress—a dynamic union of art and activism. Selections include An Inconvenient Truth (2006), Contagion (2011), Middle of Nowhere (2012), Citizenfour (2014), The Look of Silence (2015), Spotlight (2015), A Fantastic Woman (2018), Roma (2018), American Factory (2019), Collective (2020), and Flee (2021).

Organized by Rajendra Roy, The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, and Olivia Priedite, Senior Program Assistant, Department of Film.

  • This film series is part of Virtual Cinema.
  • Film at MoMA is made possible by CHANEL.

    Additional support is provided by the Annual Film Fund. Leadership support for the Annual Film Fund is provided by Debra and Leon D. Black and by Steven Tisch, with major contributions from The Contemporary Arts Council of The Museum of Modern Art, Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder, MoMA’s Wallis Annenberg Fund for Innovation in Contemporary Art through the Annenberg Foundation, the Association of Independent Commercial Producers (AICP), The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation, Karen and Gary Winnick, and The Brown Foundation, Inc., of Houston.

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