MoMA’s annual exhibition of nonfiction media features works that look at provocative issues around the world. Ranging from Patricio Guzmán’s Salvador Allende—about the ex-president of Chile—and Jos de Putter’s Alias Kurban Said—a multilayered literary mystery, to a Director’s Tribute honoring Belgian-French director Agnès Varda with the New York premiere of her new trilogy Cinevardaphoto and Ellen Spiro’s Troop 1500, which follows Girl Scouts visiting their mothers in prison, Documentary Fortnight offers exciting perspectives on history, politics, culture, art, war, peace, and the human condition. Several works reveal the changing roles of women in Iran, Mauritania, the Palestinian territories, and Israel. Kim Dong-Won’s Repatriation and Changjae Lee’s Edit examine politics in North and South Korea. Several works center on music, from the Brazilian cattle callers of Marilia Rocha’s Aboio to the songs of the Colombian drug wars in Juan Manuel Echavarria’s Mouths of Ash and rock music among American troops in Iraq in George Gittoes’s Soundtrack to War.
Organized by Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, and William Sloan, Department of Film and Media.