In her 2020 short film Still Processing, the Canadian director Sophy Romvari captures herself in a moment of vulnerability as she sifts through family photographs spread out on a table like rose petals. The scene—a reckoning with the past through an encounter with images—exemplifies the deeply personal nature of Romvari’s work, which often uses her memories and experiences as raw material to explore questions of trauma and identity.
Memories of a Vibrant Moment in Asian American Cinema
Five pioneering filmmakers look back on the communities and institutions that helped them flourish in the 1990s, an era in Asian American moving-image culture that has since gone underappreciated.
Documentary’s Newest Forms: A Conversation with Inney Prakash
The founder of the experimental documentary festival Prismatic Ground discusses his vision for rethinking the bounds of nonfiction cinema.
Unfinished Stories: A Conversation with Rosine Mbakam
The Cameroonian filmmaker resists the colonial and paternalistic tendencies of documentaries set in Africa by giving her subjects the power to shape how they are represented on-screen.
Radio-Activity: A Conversation with Christopher Petit
The director discusses the making of his 1979 cult road movie, Radio On, which is now streaming exclusively on the Criterion Channel, and the influence of New German Cinema on his visual style.
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