Fall 2021


John Gianvito, Jon Jost, Soon-Mi Yoo, Minda Martin, and Travis Wilkerson

Far From Afghanistan

Benefit Screening
More than a record of protest or critique of American propaganda, Far from Afghanistan puts collective documentary practices in service of a multivocal and distributed activism.
In person: October 18, 2021
Runtime: 135
Brattle Theatre
Courtney Stephens

Terra Femme

Live Voiceover Performance
Complicating notions of a liberatory “female gaze,” this archival essay film features wondrous amateur film travelogues recorded by women in the first half of the 20th century.
In person: November 1, 2021
Virtually: November 5-11, 2021
Runtime: 62 min
Brattle Theatre, The Brattlite
Wang Qiong

All About My Sisters

In her debut film, director Wang Qiong builds a riveting portrait of her family reckoning with the lasting impact of China’s one-child policy.
In person: November 10, 2021
Virtually: November 12 - November 18, 2021
Runtime: 175 min
Brattle Theatre, The Brattlite
Rosine Mbakam, An van. Dienderen, and Eléonore Yaméogo


A provocative, collaborative, and personal investigation into the inherent racism of film cameras and lens technology that is balanced for white skin tones
In person: November 29, 2021
Virtually: December 3-9, 2021
Runtime: 78 min
Brattle Theatre, The Brattlite
Jessica Beshir

Faya Dayi

Season Closer
Traveling to the DocYard after a remarkable run of festival prizes from its premiere at Sundance, the populist Full Frame, to more experimentally-minded showcases like Visions du Réel, Faya Dayi is an impeccably constructed community portrait filmed over many years by Jessica Beshir in her family’s home of Harar, Ethiopia.
In person: December 13, 2021
Runtime: 120 minutes
Brattle Theatre