Documenting Power: 25 Years of Political Films on POV

Thursday, October 18, 2012
6:30 pm ET
New York

In Person

Marshall Curry, Filmmaker, Street Fight and If a Tree Falls
Laura Poitras, Filmmaker, The Oath and My Country, My Country
Shola Lynch, Filmmaker, Chisholm ’72: Unbought & Unbossed
Marco Williams, Filmmaker, Two Towns of Jasper
Moderator: Caryn James, Film and TV Critic, Indiewire

   

The Filmmakers: How Do They Cover Politics

How have documentaries changed our conception of politics? POV is public television’s premier showcase for independent documentary films. Throughout its illustrious history the series has been committed to dissecting political issues and illuminating the electoral process. This evening will bring together filmmakers whose works have challenged our conceptions of politics as usual. Each filmmaker will screen highlights of his or her work, and together they will discuss how you cover the political system, as well as obtain access to the private secrets of government.