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Aligned with New Red Order’s exhibition Give it Back, this screening program examines the violence inherent in the ethnographic impulse.

The challenge of 2020 cannot be understated. We cancelled our Festival in May due to the pandemic, only to bring it back, wholly virtual, for nine days in June. Being unable to connect in person with filmmakers, guest curators, and audiences was a great loss. However, in tried and true fashion, documentaries from all over the world (67 in total) brought comfort, told thrilling stories, and taught us anew.

The Documentary Media Society is currently seeking new volunteer board members to serve for the 2020-2021 term, starting on November 30, 2020. Will it be you?

Iris Ng is one of Canada’s most prolific documentary cinematographers. Her camera and gaze have sensitively captured the stories in multi-award winning films such as The Stories We Tell (2012), Toxic Beauty (2019), Shirkers (2018), Nuuca (2018), Migrant Dreams (2016), and many more, including the popular Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer.