In the words of Chris Marker, the original documentary rebel: “Rarely has reality needed so much to be imagined.”
Our Spotlight on Troublemakers celebrates deep dissent and defiance with a selection of films about people righting wrongs and reimagining the future. Activists and artists, muckrakers and outlaws, single mothers and rock stars come together to shake the very foundations of the old order. This selection of films slashes new paths forward, imagining not only what may be possible (Cyborgs! Housing rights! Democracy!) but also looks back at the people who carved out the most radical and conceptually challenging ideas from the previous century. Creative revolutionaries, heed the call! If ever there was a moment, when things needed to change, that time is now.