The Museum of Modern Art has announced the festival line-up for Documentary Fortnight 2018, its 17th annual showcase of outstanding and innovative nonfiction film from around the world, which includes films from Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru.
Latin American stories include the opening-night film Habaneros by Julian Temple, an homage to the history of Cuba and the vibrant culture of Havana; Everardo González’s Devil’s Freedom / La libertad del diablo, in which victims and perpetrators of violence in Mexico reflect on the gruesome events that have come to shape their everyday lives; and Rio Verde: El tiempo de los Yakurunas / Green River: The Time of the Yakurunas, a poetic journey into the depths of the Peruvian Amazon with brothers Alvaro and Diego Sarmiento.
From Colombia, Señorita Maria, la falda de la montaña / Miss Maria, Skirting the Mountain by Rubén Mendoza tells the story of Maria Luisa, who was designated male at birth and subsequently shunned by her conservative Catholic family for presenting as female. The festival celebrates the creativity of filmmakers and artists: the multiplatform film Híbridos, the Spirits of Brazil, which blends film, an open-source website, and a live cinema experience.
This year’s festival runs from February 15 to 26, in New York City.