Jim Finns idiosyncratic shorts have been a fixture on the experimental film and video scene for a little over a decade now. In the past four years, he has managed the astounding feat of releasing three feature films with essentially no budget.
Reporter begins in a place you've probably never been, identified only as "Central Africa." A group of children run up a muddy trail, turning every so often to check that the camera is still following.
Vanessa Renwick is pretty much as punk rock as they come. Shes been self-producing films and videos in her own inimitable style since the early 1980s, and now boasts a wildly eclectic DIY filmography.
Rebecca Richman Cohens remarkable debut film War Don Don begins at the end of a decade-long civil war in Sierra Leone which has left a population devastated by mass murder, rape, and savage disfigurement.
Although expressly political, James T. Hong is not your typical activist filmmaker. He has said, I dont think movies always have to have socially uplifting value. For the most part, if they do, it's boring.
Benj Gerdes and Jennifer Hayashida are Brooklyn-based artists whose work confronts intersections of political discourse, knowledge production, and popular imagination.