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Film: Palestinian Cinema, the Surveillance State, Ancient Woods

Jun 4, 2021 • View in browser
New movies out this week include a self-reflexive rumination on the white gaze in documentary, a movie about one of Europe’s last old-growth forests, and a riveting look at the history of surveillance.
Plus, learn about the cinema of post-communist Eastern Europe, and what Palestinian films you should seek out. Enjoy!
– Dan Schindel, Associate Editor for Documentary

What's New
Sergei Loznitsa's Post-Communist Cinematic Landscape of Eastern Europe
Western Films About Africa Are Neocolonial Even When They Try Not to Be
An Astonishingly Intimate Film Takes Us Deep Into the Woods
"Elena" Is a Proud Celebration of Haitian Heritage in the Dominican Republic
What to Watch
From "All Light, Everywhere"
From "All Light, Everywhere"
Tied to the Palestinian liberation struggle is a rich cinematic tradition. Munir Atalla has written a great primer on recent Palestinian films you can watch now.
All Light, Everywhere is now in theaters, and it’s one of the best docs of the year. Read our review from Sundance.
See you online or in the theater!
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