“The Look of Silence, is, I hope, a poem about a silence borne of terror—a poem about the necessity of breaking that silence, but also about the trauma that comes when silence is broken. Maybe the film is a monument to silence—a reminder that although we want to move on, look away and think of other things, nothing will make whole what has been broken.” —Filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer
“These people, as much as they are invisible in life, they are invisible in death. It’s very hard to identify them. Nobody’s out there looking for them.” -Who Is Dayani Cristal
Last week, we hosted an OVEE screening featuring clips and conversation from Who Is Dayani Cristal, a 2013 Sundance award-winning documentary that retraces the steps of Yohan, a Honduran migrant who died on a journey to cross the border into the United States.
When: March 13, 2016 | 7-9:30 p.m. EST Where: Sofitel Hotel | 120 S. 17th St. | Philadelphia, PA 19103
Please join us from 7-9:30 p.m. on March 13 at the Sofitel Hotel in Philadelphia for a screening of the documentary film If You Build It, followed by a conversation with filmmakers Christine O’Malley (Wordplay; I.O.U.S.A.) and Neal Baer (ER; Law & Order: Special Victims Unit).
When: Feb. 17, 2016 | 5-7:30 p.m. Where: The Prince Theater, Philadelphia, PA
Stanley Nelson may have spent eight years making his latest film, The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, but it took only two hours to capture the attention of millions around the globe. Premiering Tuesday night on PBS’ Independent Lens, the documentary sparked the No. 1 trending Twitter hashtag—#BlackPanthersPBS—in the world.