A dozen years after his Oscar-nominated Iraq in Fragments, American documentarian James Longley delivers a sweeping, profoundly compassionate group portrait of Afghan students and teachers still weathering national turbulence.
Salim Muhammad is a 55-year-old man who lives in North Kolkata with his wife and five children. Since the age of ten he has made a living using a hand-cranked projector to screen discarded ... See full summary »
Lieutenant Laurel Hester is dying. All she wants to do is leave her pension benefits to her life partner - Stacie, so Stacie can afford to keep their house. Laurel is told no; they are not ... See full summary »
Dane B. Wells
just saw this short documentary film at IDFA in amsterdam. very impressed. like in Iraq in Fragments, director Longley is doing something very rare and wonderful for documentary. he is creating a work of real cinema. film not only as document and information, but as art, as human expression - actually like expressionism in style.
this film is about a woman taking care of her ill son in Iraq, but is also about a lot more. it is a political film without being political on the surface. but all the layers are there -- there is a lot going on just below the surface in this film. another great work of the New Documentary Cinema!
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