After an illuminating conversation between filmmakers Mila Turajlić and Naeem Mohaiemen during the New York-run of Mila’s documentary diptych: Scenes from the Labudović Reels: Non-Aligned + Ciné-Guerrillas at Anthology Film Archives this year, we invited Naeem to write something personal in relation to Mila’s films and his own work on the eve of her diptych’s […]

We are deeply saddened to learn of documentary filmmaker Thomas Heise’s sudden death at age 68. His internationally acclaimed film Heimat is a Space in Time, released by Icarus Films in 2019, is an understated epic that brilliantly marries the written word, image, and sound design. In an essay for Film Comment, J. Hoberman writes: […]

by Yasmina Tawil The Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) is a nonprofit organization founded by the team behind the largest and oldest Arab Film Festival in North America. Through film, education, mentorship, and new media, our mission is to enhance public understanding of Arab culture and provide insight into the beauty, complexity, and diversity […]

To mark International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, OVID continues to expand and diversify our collection of films about women’s lives and ongoing struggles for liberation. This week, we thought to assemble a brief and comprehensive A-Z top ten here of some favorites from the collection to date… Chez Jolie Coiffure by Rosine Mbakam centers […]

A review by Alex Fields. In Oxhide I & Oxhide II, filmmaker Liu Jiayin takes us into a cramped Beijing apartment, casting her parents and herself as fictionalized versions of themselves. In the following post, film critic Alex Fields pays particular attention to the second installment, wherein the director fixes her camera around the kitchen […]

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