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Filmmaker Panel: How to Save Documentary From Itself


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Testing the Limits of Documentary Practice
A Visiting Speaker Series on Boundary-Pushing Documentaries

Session 4: How to Save Documentary From Itself

Reflections from filmmakers Iva Radivojevic, Martin DiCicco, Pablo Alvarez-Mesa, and Cecilia Aldarondo

Thursday, April 12, 6pm
Emerson Auditorium

Presenter Bios:

Iva Radivojevic is the recipient of Guggenheim, Sundance Art of Nonfiction Fellowship, and Princess Grace Film Fellowships and was named one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine. Her films have screened at festivals such as the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Rotterdam, CPH:DOX, Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and were broadcast on PBS, Documentary Channel as well as the New York Times Op-Docs.

Pablo Alvarez-Mesa: Born in Medellin, Colombia, Pablo Alvarez-Mesa‘s films have played at international film festivals including Sheffield, Hot Docs, Silverdocs, and RIDM. His documentary, Jelena’s Song, won the Pierre and Yolanda Perrault award at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois in Montreal, and his film La Pesca won the award for Best Short at Visions du Reel in 2017.

Martin DiCicco is a director and cinematographer whose first feature All That Passes By Through a Window That Doesn't Open (2017) was supported by the Doha Film Institute, Cinereach and the Sundance Institute, won the Regard Neuf prize at Visions du Reel and the Cinematic Vision award at the Camden International Film Festival, and will have its New York Premiere at Art of the Real at Lincoln Center in May 2018.

Cecilia Aldarondo's films have been supported by the Sundance Institute, Firelight Media, Field of Vision, IFP, ITVS, the Jerome Foundation, and many others. Her feature documentary Memories of a Penitent Heart had its World Premiere at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast on POV in July 2017. She is a 2017 Women at Sundance Fellow and was named by Filmmaker Magazine as one of 2015’s ’25 New Faces of Independent Film.'