The films presented in this annual collaboration are part of the touring film exhibition Global Lens, a project conceived by the Global Film Initiative to encourage filmmaking in developing countries. The selection of nine programs represents a concise survey of contemporary filmmaking from areas where local economic realities make such expensive and technology-driven endeavors a challenge. The films 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. Two films in the series will play for one full week each, allowing them to build an audience and attract critical attention. Several films are part of an educational project between GFI and MoMA’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, 2006 is a collaboration between the Global Film Initiative and the Department of Film and Media, The Museum of Modern Art.