The Museum of Modern Art is delighted to be the New York showcase for the touring film exhibition Global Lens, a project conceived by the Global Film Initiative to encourage filmmaking in developing countries. The films presented in this annual collaboration represent a selective survey of contemporary filmmaking from areas where local economic realities make such expensive and technology-driven endeavors a challenge. The 10 films in the program are accomplished, entertaining, and thought provoking. They are also deeply rooted in the social and political realities of the countries where their talented and resourceful makers live and set their stories. Several filmmakers will introduce their works. Two films from the series will play for one full week each, allowing them to build an audience and attract critical attention. Three films are part of an educational project between GFI and the Museum’s Department of Education, and will be screened for participating educational institutions and schools from the New York area.
Organized by Jytte Jensen, Curator, Department of Film and Media. Global Lens is a collaboration between the Global Film Initiative and the Department of Film and Media, The Museum of Modern Art.