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“It Was Really Important That I Was Able to Lean Into the Intimacy of Interviewing My Subjects and Not Just Rely on Archival Footage” | Eva Longoria Bastón, La Guerra Civil

Oscar De La Hoya in La Guerra CivilOscar De La Hoya appears in La Guerra Civil

The last two years have prompted much contemplation and reconsideration of the reasons why we make our films as well as the ways in which we make them. What aspect of your filmmaking—whether in your creative process, the way you…  Read more

By Jan 20, 2022

“A Very Sculptural Process”: Editors Natalia Almada and Dave Cerf on Users

Users

Natalia Almada’s Users is an inquisition on technology and its inextricable nature from modern life. Juxtaposed against Californian wildfires and oceans on the rise, the film questions what progress means when we sacrifice so much in the process. Almada, alongside her…  Read more

By Feb 3, 2021

“Wildfires Are a Complicated Tornado of Danger”: DP Bennett Cerf on Users

Users

Natalia Almada’s Users is an inquisition on technology and its inextricable nature from modern life. Juxtaposed against Californian wildfires and oceans on the rise, the film questions what progress means when we sacrifice so much in the process. DP Bennett Cerf…  Read more

By Feb 3, 2021

“The Whole Story Through the Protagonist’s Eyes”: Enis Saraçi on Hive

Hive

Blerta Basholli’s Hive explores macro gender dynamics in her home country of Kosovo. Among a league of women awaiting news of their husbands, fathers and sons’ fates in the Kosovo War, Fahrije practices self-reliance and encourages other women to seek…  Read more

By Feb 3, 2021


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