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September 2017
$10

Screening of EL ALCALDE and DUTERTE’S HELL

September 7 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UnionDocs,
322 Union Ave
Brooklyn , NY United States
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UnionDocs is thrilled to be starting our Fall programming with a screening EL ALCALDE and DUTERTE’S HELL, two films that explore consolidating power and control from an elevated position of political influence. EL ALCALDE is an exploration of the current situation in Mexico through the lens of controversial politician Mauricio Fernandez. Although he has lowered the high crime rate in his town, what are the moral costs and implications of his acts? DUTERTE’S HELL explores similar themes through the deadly…

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A KALEIDOSCOPE OF IDEAS AND DOUBTS

September 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UnionDocs,
322 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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The essay film “is never more alive than when the times are more repressive and the dominant aesthetics occupy more squarely in the middle of the road,” so writes renowned French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Gorin in Nora Alter and Timothy Corrigan’s new collection of writings Essays on the Essay Film. With digital technology more available than ever, media artists have the opportunity to construct distinct, multi-faceted responses – both visual and highly personal – to those social issues that most concern them.  In tonight’s program,…

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IMMEDIATIONS: THE HUMANITARIAN IMPULSE IN DOCUMENTARY

September 10 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
UnionDocs,
322 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211 United States
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In her new book Immediations: The Humanitarian Impulse in Documentary, author Pooja Rangan examines the tendency for documentaries to render human suffering urgent and immediate at all costs. She considers this humanitarian orientation in films seeking to “give a voice to the voiceless,” an established method of validating the humanity of marginalized subjects, including children, refugees, autistic persons, and animals. At its core, the book asks: How does the pursuit of humanity become a trap that entangles both the advocates…

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