Shifting Perspectives At Non-Fiction Film Festivalby The Daily Eye Team February 20 2016, 2:36 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 36 secs
Urgent global issues get personal at Doc Fortnight, the Museum of Modern Art’s annual program of international non-fiction film.Many selections in the festival, which begins Friday, explore facets of the current refugee crisis in Europe and the Middle East, and take a long view of colonial legacies of previous centuries.
In film after film, however, the perspective has shifted.
“There are quite a few films of people taking over their own story,” said Sally Berger,assistant curator in MoMA’s department of film and an organizer of the Fortnight. “We weren’t looking for a theme, but somehow these films stood out as interesting and very timely.”