This popular crash course in the contemporary documentary features short films from up-and-coming filmmakers and established artists working in a dizzying range of forms and tones.
Among this year’s highlights are Ghosts of Sugar Land, an unexpectedly humorous and emotional Sundance award-winning short by Bassam Tariq in which a group of young Muslim American men recall an absent friend whom they suspect joined ISIS. The virtuosic Walled/Unwalled, by current Turner Prize–nominee Lawrence Abu Hamdan, visually and sonically tracks through a sound studio to tell three different stories related to walls and their ramifications. Visit this page closer to the screening for a complete program lineup. (program approx. 75 mins., DCP)