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Flimmaker Q&A at Ongoing Stories: Field of Vision Showcase

  • Union Docs Brooklyn, NY (map)

UnionDocs is excited to present a showcase of female-directed short films produced by Field of Vision, a filmmaker-driven documentary unit that commissions and creates original short-form nonfiction films about developing and ongoing stories around the globe. This program was selected in partnership with our concurrent workshop FOR SHORTS' SAKE.

We are also very happy to welcome filmmakers Farihah Zaman, Brett Story, Jessica Bruder, and Sierra Pettengill back to UnionDocs for a post-screening discussion of their work.

Brett Story & Jessica Bruder, 16 min., 2017.
For nearly a decade, Amazon has recruited thousands of RVers for a seasonal labor unit called CamperForce. Adapted from the book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder

American Carnage
Farihah Zaman & Jeff Reichert, 9 min., 2017

See how alt-right icon Steve Bannon’s years as a documentary filmmaker catapulted him to Breitbart News and the Trump White House.

Graven Image
Sierra Pettengill, 10 min., 2017

Using over 100 years of archival footage, director Sierra Pettengill explores the history of the largest Confederate monument, Georgia’s Stone Mountain.

An Act of Worship
Nausheen Dadabhoy & Sofian Khan, 9 min., 2017

A unique portrait of CAIR – the Council on American-Islamic Relations – in the first days of the Trump administration as the civil rights organization responds to the new president’s agenda for Muslim-Americans.

The Black Belt
Margaret Brown, 11 min., 2016

In 2015, the state of Alabama closed 31 DMVs across the state. Many of these closures occurred in the Black Belt, a predominantly African-American region, directly impacting voter enfranchisement in a state that requires photo IDs at the polls.

Gabon Grimm Vs.
Nadia Hallgren, 18 min., 2017

In 2016, transgender teen Gavin Grimm sued his local school board after its members refused to let him use the bathroom of his choice. He was ready to take his case all the way to the Supreme Court—and then the election happened

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