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DIRECTOR’S NOTE When CFI started DocLands, it was with the proposition that documentaries are more important than ever. That remains as true today as it did when we started… maybe more so. Documentary filmmakers are truth seekers. Like their narrative filmmaker counterparts, they are telling stories, but whether their subject matter is pure entertainment or weightier subject matter, the documentarian always seeks truth. We’ve just gone through this incredible, unprecedented year of pandemic, protest, and politics—one that began with a quarantine that cut us off from theaters and one another and climaxed with the January 6th Capitol riot. Documentary films are uniquely suited for times like these, with some offering distractions from our troubles, while others help us better understand the circumstances we find ourselves in. With society slowly beginning to return to life, our latest edition of DocLands represents a turn toward normalcy. While the majority of our slate is online, we are also hosting a number of screenings at the Rafael. The theater reopened in March, observing all safety protocols and occupancy restrictions, and it has been our great joy to welcome back audiences to the big-screen experience, to watch films as they were intended and in the most powerful, communal form. It is almost impossible to pick out highlights from the program. This is a great slate of films, but I would like to shine a light on those features with rich Bay Area connections. Two very different documentaries examine local icons. Longtime MVFF associate and Marin resident Jamie Redford’s final film, Amy Tan: Unintended Memoir, explores the life of the San Francisco author of The Joy Luck Club, while Rita Moreno: Just a Girl That Decided to Go for It exuberantly limns the long career of the Oscar ® -winning actor who calls Berkeley her home. One of the best bands to emerge from San Francisco in the 1960s, Sly and the Family Stone, is one of the scorching acts that seem to burst from the screen in musician Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s exhilarating concert film, Summer of Soul. San Francisco State University associate professor of journalism Sachi Cunningham co-directs Crutch, a look at the career of skate punk and street artist Bill Shannon. Northern California teenagers are the subjects of two films this year, with Debbie Lum’s buoyant Try Harder! following a group of seniors at San Francisco’s Lowell High School, while the short Last Days at Paradise High looks at the aftermath of the 2018 Camp Fire through the eyes of the town’s senior class. DocLands isn’t just about the films. We are also proud to present DocPitch which allows five filmmaking teams—chosen by a jury—to pitch their projects to industry professionals and DocLands audiences. This year, we are able to offer $70,000 in awards. After a year that has severely impacted independent filmmakers, we are happy to be able to get some money into artists’ hands. It is CFI’s mission to support documentaries, international films, and American indies. DocLands—with its amazing team led by our director of programming, Joni Cooper—is an important piece of that. We are proud to bring you this latest iteration and welcome you virtually and in theaters. Now, enjoy the show!

Mark Fishkin, Executive Director | Founder | California Film Institute


FESTIVAL INFORMATION INDIVIDUAL FILM STREAMS

$10 General | $8.50 CFI Members ONLINE PASS

Enjoy access to all films streaming May 7–16. Pass quantities are limited. Some films can only be streamed to passholders within the state of California, and some films can only be streamed during specific, 48-hour windows of time during the festival. Please click here to see a list of titles with special viewing restrictions. CA Residents: $139 General | $99 CFI Members Non-CA Residents: $129 General | $89 CFI Members STREAM VIA

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ABOUT DOCLANDS Presented by the California Film Institute, DocLands Documentary Film Festival celebrates compelling stories and the provocative insights behind them. DocLands is a non-competitive, non-juried, inclusive festival that presents an overall Audience Choice award. It’s dedicated to building connections and partnerships that will invigorate the business and art of nonfiction filmmaking. Through public screenings, engaged conversations, and grassroots networking events, DocLands aims to build an active, involved, and fully supportive community around documentary film. Organizational goals include gender equity and zero waste. DocLands showcases documentary film in a variety of genres and with a diversity of content, while exploring three main programming strands and highlighting films that transcend the traditional definition of the documentary—films that break form in terms of creativity and entertainment.

DOCLANDS STRANDS WONDERLANDS SPONSORED BY BELLAM SELF STORAGE AND BOXES

Lifts our spirits through stories of joy, wonder, and possibility.

THE GREAT OUTDOORS SPONSORED BY NANCY P. AND RICHARD K. ROBBINS FAMILY FOUNDATION

Transports us outside to truly appreciate, explore, and ultimately compel us to save and conserve our environment and the wilds of our precious and precarious planet.

ART OF IMPACT SPONSORED BY THE EACH FOUNDATION

Engages and sparks action by sharing stories that open our eyes to the global community and its disperate cultures, politics, personal narratives, and biographies.

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DOCLANDS EDUCATION Our new DocLands Education program provides free virtual field trips for students around the Bay Area and across the country to attend the 5th annual DocLands Documentary Film Festival.

The DocLands Education film line-up includes:

THE PROGRAM OFFERS:

INHABITANTS: AN INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVE

Two weeks of online documentary film screenings for grades 4-12, with feature and short films curated from the festival program, including a selection of environmental films presented in tandem with our Environmental Youth Forum Pre-recorded Q&As with filmmakers, film subjects, and subject experts Curriculum resources for teachers including lesson plans, discussion guides, and activity toolkits Live  Filmmakers Go to School  visits to remote classrooms for festival filmmakers from around the world to meet and speak with students in real-time

CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS HAVANA LIBRE LAST DAYS AT PARADISE HIGH THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL THINGS A ONCE AND FUTURE PEACE TRY HARDER! THE WATER WALKER WOOD ON WATER YOUTH V GOV

DocLands Education programs are open to school groups only. To register, visit cfieducation.org/doclands-education. To get your school involved, email education@cafilm.org.

DOCLANDS EDUCATION IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM NANCY P. AND RICHARD K. ROBBINS FAMILY FOUNDATION RESONANCE PHILANTHROPIES

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DOCLANDS HONORS

JULIA REICHERT and STEVEN BOGNAR The DocLands Honors Award is presented to a filmmaker or filmmaking team in recognition of exceptional storytelling within the documentary genre, artists whose films resonate universally, emphasizing our common humanity—no matter the subject. The 2021 DocLands Honors Award is presented to Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar (American Factory, The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant, 9to5: The Story of a Movement, A Lion in the House) for their commitment and determination to get deeply into the beating heart of human stories by focusing specifically on the most personal experiences of working people and women while exploring the ever changing human condition. 9to5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT US 2020, 85 min Directors Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar 9to5 is an inspiring look at the historic intersection of the women’s movement and the labor movement in the 1970s, when secretaries all over the nation decided that they were done making the boss’ coffee and ready to start a revolution.

9to5 preceded by: SPARKLE US 2012, 18 min Directors: Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar LAST REEL US 2015, 9 min Director: Steven Bognar MAKING MORNING STAR US 2016, 37 min Directors: Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar

FREE SCREENING

THE LAST TRUCK: CLOSING OF A GM PLANT US 2009, 42 min Directors: Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar Courtesy of HBO you’re invited to watch a FREE screening of Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar’s 2009 Oscar ® -nominated film The Last Truck: Closing of a GM Plant. CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS AND MORE INFORMATION

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9 DAYS IN RAQQA (9 jours à Raqqa) ART OF IMPACT

France 2020, 88 min Director Xavier de Lauzanne At just 30 years old, Leila Mustapha, a Kurdish Syrian civil engineer by trade, has become the mayor of Raqqa, Syria, which was once the capital of ISIS. Director Xavier de Lauzanne follows French writer Marine de Tilley as she travels to the still dangerous city of Raqqa to chronicle Mustapha’s ambitious plan to restore democracy. In French, Arabic, English, and Kurdish with English subtitles

ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE ART OF IMPACT

US 2021, 109 min Director Theo Anthony Winner of a Special Jury Award for Nonfiction Experimentation at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the captivating feature from director Theo Anthony (Rat Film) reflects upon the shared histories of surveillance video, weaponry, and policing. This fascinating film essay probes the biases in the camera lens and the power the viewer has upon what it is they’re observing.

AMY TAN: UNINTENDED MEMOIR WONDERLANDS

US 2021, 82 min Director James Redford In this rich portrait of celebrated Bay Area writer Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club author reflects upon her family’s history as well as her own. With clear eyes and robust detail, Tan recounts how her life growing up in Oakland influenced her work in the Bay Area director James Redford’s final film.

BEAR LIKE (Der Bär in Mir) THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Switzerland 2019, 91 min Director Roman Droux Deep in the breathtaking wilderness of the Alaskan peninsula, a filmmaker joins a passionate bear researcher in a thrilling study of the majestic grizzlies that inhabit it. The two adventurers experience firsthand the beauty of these untamed creatures and the harsh reality of survival in such unrelenting terrain. In English, Swiss German, and German with English subtitles

Sponsored by JIM BOYCE TRUST AND KRIS OTIS

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BIG VS SMALL THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Finland 2020, 76 min Director Minna Dufton With glorious white-knuckle cinematography, documentarian Minna Dufton captures the journey of Joana “Tiny Fighter” Andrade, Portugal’s first female big wave surfer, as she teams with Finnish world champion freediver Johanna Nordblad to overcome fear and past trauma and ride the monster, skyscraper-sized waves of Nazaré, Portugal. In English, Portuguese, and Finnish with English subtitles

Sponsored by JENNIFER COSLETT MacCREADY

CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS WONDERLANDS

US 2020, 90 min Directors Rosalynde LeBlanc & Tom Hurwitz When acclaimed choreographer Bill T. Jones’ lover and dance company partner Arnie Zane dies of AIDS in the ‘80s, Jones and his company confront their grief by collaborating on D-Man in the Waters, a direct response to the AIDS crisis and an inspiring dance piece for the ages.

Preceded by: WHEN I’M HER US 2021, 15 min Director Emily Schuman

Sponsored by VICKIE SOULIER

CODE NAME: NAGASAKI (Kodenavn: Nagasaki) WONDERLANDS

Norway 2021, 70 min Director Fredrik S. Hana Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Slamdance Film Festival, this thrilling cinematic investigation follows two Norwegian friends, bonded by a love of film, as one of them tries to locate his estranged mother in Japan. Divided into specific chapters, the duo visualize their journey through masterful, genre-specific re-enactments (from film noir to samurai epic). In Norwegian, English, and Japanese with English subtitles

CRUTCH ART OF IMPACT

US 2020, 97 min Directors Sachi Cunningham & Vayabobo B-boy, skate punk, street performer, provocateur, crutch master: Bill Shannon has worn many hats in his life. Crutch offers an intimate portrait of Shannon, following his emotional odyssey from a child struggling with disability to a world-renowned interdisciplinary artist who uses his crutches as instruments of expression, not symbols of disability.

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END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK ART OF IMPACT

US/Finland 2021, 87 min Director Shannon Kring Witness the remarkable tale of the Indigenous women at the frontlines of the movement to halt the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Fighting against the desecration of their sacred land and clean water, these brave women waged a years-long battle against the government to protect their way of life, at great cost.

Preceded by: THE WATER WALKER Canada 2020, 13 min Director James Burns

Sponsored by T. WOLF

FOR THE LOVE: SHORTS PROGRAM THE GREAT OUTDOORS

106 min Though not always able to see clearly, doing something for the love of it pulls everything that matters into focus. Program contains Whales Without Walls: The Whale Sanctuary Project, The Urchin Diver, Shaba, The Linesman: Both Sides Matter, We the Power, The Crab Season. See page 15 for further descriptions.

HAVANA LIBRE THE GREAT OUTDOORS

US 2021, 114 min Director Corey McLean With beautiful cinematography and intimate access, this inspiring new film offers up an exciting window into the world of a passionate group of young Cubans led by “surf pioneers” Yaya Guerrero and Frank Gonzáles Guerra, who are determined to make a place for surfing in their country’s cultural identity. In Spanish with English subtitles

INHABITANTS: AN INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVE THE GREAT OUTDOORS

US 2021, 76 min Directors Costa Boutsikaris & Anna Palmer Addressing the most pressing global issue of our lifetime, this inspiring doc offers an astute look at how the time-tested practices of North America’s original inhabitants are becoming increasingly vital in combating climate change and healing our planet.

Preceded by: LAST DAYS AT PARADISE HIGH US 2020, 24 min Directors Emily Thomas & Derek Knowles and THE TIME WE HAVE LEFT Canada 2020, 21 min Directors Blake McWilliam & Niobe Thompson

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KAREN DALTON: IN MY OWN TIME WONDERLANDS

US 2020, 86 min Directors Richard Peete & Robert Yapkowitz Directors Richard Peete and Robert Yapkowitz combine rare archival footage and once-lost recordings to reintroduce the world to blues and folk singer Karen Dalton, a staple in the Greenwich Village music scene of the 1960s who, according to Bob Dylan, could sing like Billie Holiday and play guitar like Jimmy Reed.

THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL THINGS WONDERLANDS

Canada 2020, 86 min Director Jennifer Abbott Still reeling from the death of her sister, Jennifer Abbot began tracing parallels between her loss and our shared sorrow of climate change. Her powerful cinematic journey illustrates how deep acceptance of death provides profound lessons toward accepting life—and how we can transform darkness into light, grief into action.

Sponsored by JIM BOYCE TRUST AND KRIS OTIS

THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL THE ART OF IMPACT

Canada 2020, 106 min Directors Jennifer Abbott & Joel Bakan This hard-hitting sequel to The Corporation examines new developments in the far-reaching power that corporations have in our lives. As the realities of economic collapse, climate crisis, and crumbling democracy loom large, we explore just how the amoral actions of the corporate world are directly responsible for threatening our freedoms.

NO ORDINARY MAN ART OF IMPACT

Canada 2020, 84 min Directors Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt Directors Aisling Chin-Yee and Chase Joynt take a thoughtful and fascinating approach to uncovering the truth about late American jazz legend Billy Tipton, who became a tabloid sensation in 1989 when, upon his death, his family discovered he was a trans man. This extraordinary documentary portrait reintroduces the world to Tipton by reframing him as a pioneering trans icon.

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ON THE WATER: SHORTS PROGRAM THE GREAT OUTDOORS

102 min Different perspectives of the ebbs and flows of our natural world of wonder as seen from the waterline. Program contains The Long Today, Wood on Water, Understory: A Journey into the Tongass. See page 15 for further descriptions.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION

A ONCE AND FUTURE PEACE ART OF IMPACT

US 2021, 96 min Director Eric Daniel Metzgar Through parallel stories of a troubled teen facing serious jail time and a former Cambodian gang leader serving as his mentor, Emmy Award®-winning director Eric Daniel Metzgar creatively mixes animation and live action footage to explore how the ancient restorative justice practice of Peacemaking Circles has been reimagined to keep our youth out of prison.

PLAYING WITH SHARKS THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Australia 2021, 90 min Director Sally Aitken In this inspiring and eye-opening portrait, Australian Valerie Taylor goes from champion diver and spearfisher to being one of the first people to film sharks without a cage (including for the movie Jaws) before settling into her most important role: pioneering marine conservationist.

RADIOGRAPH OF A FAMILY WONDERLANDS

Iran/Norway/Switzerland 2020, 80 min Director Firouzeh Khosrovani Winner of Best Feature Documentary at the 2020 IDFA Documentary Film Festival, Firouzeh Khosrovani’s beautifully crafted personal portrait of her Iranian family artfully pieces together the complex love story of her devoutly religious mother and progressively secular father whose relationship is shaken by the 1979 Iranian Revolution. In French and Persian with English subtitles

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RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT WONDERLANDS

US 2021, 90 min Director Mariem Peréz Riera This delightful documentary portrait captures the multifaceted brilliance and irreverent wit of the incomparable star of stage and screen, Rita Moreno. Full of insightful interviews, including Steven Spielberg, Eva Longoria, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Morgan Freeman, none stand out more than Rita herself, as talented a storyteller as she is a performer.

Sponsored by VICKIE SOULIER

SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED) WONDERLANDS

US 2021, 117 min Director Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record—created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Summer of Soul shines a light on the importance of history to our spiritual well-being and stands as a testament to the healing power of music during times of unrest, both past and present.

THE SPARKS BROTHERS WONDERLANDS

UK 2021, 140 min Director Edgar Wright Edgar Wright’s wildly inventive, cheeky valentine to one of his favorite bands, Sparks, puts a spotlight on Russell and Ron Mael, two brothers who have been making music their own way without compromise for over five decades. Through interviews, archival footage, and animated sequences, you’ll love this uplifting, charming hit from this year’s Sundance.

THERE IS A PLACE ON EARTH THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Netherlands 2021, 73 min Director Ellen van den Honert Filmmaker-musician Ellen van den Honert takes us on a cinematic journey to discover the role of artists in wilderness conservation who understand how profoundly beauty affects us—and the power it holds. While science offers facts and statistics, a poetic message can envelop us as we begin to perceive our intimate relationship with nature. In English and Dutch with English subtitles

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TRY HARDER! ART OF IMPACT

US 2021, 85 min Director Debbie Lum Lowell High School in San Francisco has a well-deserved reputation as an academic pressure cooker. Debbie Lum’s delightful Try Harder! follows a handful of students trying their best as they seek acceptance— both to their dream college of choice and as young people coming to terms with early adulthood.

YOUTH V GOV ART OF IMPACT

US 2020, 110 min Director Christi Cooper The inspiring tale profiles 21 ambitious young activists from across the country with one thing in common: the devastating effects of climate change. Together they pursue a groundbreaking lawsuit against the US government, suing over their constitutional right to have a safe climate system in a bid to change the future.

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DOCLANDS DONORS ANONYMOUS GERALD L. and SHEREE A. FRIEDMAN LEONARD and CHANDRA GORDON LILY KANTER JOHN and CINDY MCCAULEY SHANNON O’LEARY JOY 14

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DOCLANDS SUPPORTERS ANONYMOUS BRUCE BLUMBERG JOANIE CIARDELLI IN MEMORY OF THEODORE (TED) SIZER COCHRAN JUSTINE and JOEL COOPERSMITH MARIAN CREMIN CONSTANCE FOX DIANA GAY-CATANIA JAMIE HANNA

REBEKAH HELZEL ERIC LYONS NANCY MERRITT MARY MILLS SUZANNE OBERLIN CHERYL TALLMAN RANDALL TARPEY-SCHWED EIDELL WASSERMAN PHYLLIS WEBER KENJI YAMAMOTO and NANCY KELLY


DOCLANDS SHORTS FOR THE LOVE

ON THE WATER

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Program total 106 min

Program total 102 min

WHALES WITHOUT WALLS: THE WHALE SANCTUARY PROJECT

THE LONG TODAY

US 2020, 5 min Directors Charles Vinick, Dr. Lori Marino, & Matt Stamm THE URCHIN DIVER

CANADA 2020, 16 min Director Niobe Thompson WOOD ON WATER

UK 2020, 45 min Director Hannah Maia

US 2021, 6 min Director Tyler Schiffman

UNDERSTORY: A JOURNEY INTO THE TONGASS

SHABA

US 2021, 39 min Director Colin Arisman

UK/USA 2021, 11 min Directors Ami Vitale & David Allen THE LINESMAN: BOTH SIDES MATTER

US 2020, 26 min Director Dominic Gill WE THE POWER

US 2021, 35 min Director David Garrett Byars THE CRAB SEASON (La saison des tourteaux)

France 2021, 52 min Director Martin Benoist

SHORTS WITH FEATURES Shown with INHABITANTS: AN INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVE (page 10) THE TIME WE HAVE LEFT

CANADA 2021, 21 min Directors Blake McWilliam & Niobe Thompson LAST DAYS AT PARADISE HIGH

US 2020, 24 min Directors Emily Thomas & Derek Knowles Shown with CAN YOU BRING IT (page 9) WHEN I’M HER

US 2021, 15 min Director Emily Schuman Shown with END OF THE LINE (page 10) THE WATER WALKER

CANADA 2020, 13 min Director James Burns

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RAFAEL IN-THEATER

STREAMING

9to5: THE STORY OF A MOVEMENT

MAY 7-16

9 DAYS IN RAQQA

MAY 7-16

ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE MAY 7 . 4:15 & 7:30

*MAY 7-16

AMY TAN: UNINTENDED MEMOIR

MAY 9 . 4:30 & 7:30 MAY 11 . 4:30 & 7:30

BEAR-LIKE

MAY 15 . 4:30 & 7:30

MAY 7-16

BIG VS SMALL

MAY 14 . 4:45 & 7:30

MAY 7-16

CAN YOU BRING IT: BILL T. JONES AND D-MAN IN THE WATERS

*MAY 7-16

CODE NAME: NAGASAKI

MAY 7-16

CRUTCH

MAY 7-16

END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK

*MAY 12 . 7:00 48 Hour Window

FOR THE LOVE (Shorts)

MAY 7-16

HAVANA LIBRE

MAY 7-16

INHABITANTS: AN INDIGENOUS PERSPECTIVE

MAY 7-16

KAREN DALTON: IN MY OWN TIME

MAY 7-16

* Streaming geo-restricted to California


RAFAEL IN-THEATER THE LAST TRUCK: CLOSING OF A GM PLANT

THE MAGNITUDE OF ALL THINGS

STREAMING MAY 7-16

MAY 8 . 4:45 & 7:30

*MAY 14 . 7:00 48 Hour Window *MAY 13 . 7:00

THE NEW CORPORATION: THE UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY SEQUEL

48 Hour Window

NO ORDINARY MAN

MAY 7-16

ON THE WATER (Shorts)

MAY 7-16

A ONCE AND FUTURE PEACE

*MAY 7-16

PLAYING WITH SHARKS

MAY 7-16

RADIOGRAPH OF A FAMILY

MAY 7-16 MAY 9 . NOON 48 Hour Window

RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT

THE SPARKS BROTHERS

MAY 7-16

SUMMER OF SOUL (… OR, THE REVOLUTION THAT COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)

MAY 13 . 4:00 & 7:30

*MAY 7-16

THERE IS A PLACE ON EARTH

MAY 16 . 4:45 & 7:30

MAY 7-16

*MAY 14 . 7:00

TRY HARDER! YOUTH V GOV

48 Hour Window MAY 12 . 4:00 & 7:30

MAY 7-16

* Streaming geo-restricted to California


DOCTALK: WOMEN OF IMPACT At DocLands this year, we’ve been inspired by a number of stellar films that celebrate fascinating women who have upended gender expectations, sparked societal change, and continue to make a difference in their worlds, each in extremely personally persuasive ways. The directors will chat about their inspirations for the films, how they came to know and work with these incredibly impressive women leaders, how the stories developed, and what affected them most during the filmmaking process.

PARTICIPANTS: Sally Aitken, PLAYING WITH SHARKS . Xavier de Lauzanne, 9 DAYS IN RAQQA . Shannon Kring, END OF THE LINE: THE WOMEN OF STANDING ROCK . Mariem Peréz Riera, RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT DOCTALK DAILY Join the DocLands team at 12pm PT / 3pm ET for daily updates, recommendations, and special guests from this year’s festival. Broadcasting live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. DocTalk Daily sponsored by

DOCPITCH

Right center: 2019 winner FIVE YEARS NORTH

Photos: Tommy Lau

Left center: 2018 winner CRIP CAMP

Presented virtually by the California Film Institute as part of the DocLands Documentary Film Festival in May, DocPitch invites filmmakers to submit their unfinished feature-length (70+ min.) documentary projects in early-to-late stages of completion. A jury will select five filmmaking teams to present a verbal pitch and a three-to-five-minute-long trailer, all presented online worldwide where the audience—comprised of invited funders, organization representatives, distributors, broadcasters, and the general public—will be invited to view and consider the projects. Of the five finalists, one will receive an Audience Award of $30,000, one will receive a $25,000 Jury Award adjudicated by a jury of industry professionals, and the remaining three finalists will each receive $5,000 for use toward the continued development and production of their film. Complete information here. DOCPITCH SPONSOR

DOCPITCH FUNDERS

NANCY P. AND RICHARD K. ROBBINS FAMILY FOUNDATION MEMBERS OF THE CALIFORNIA FILM INSTITUTE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Profile for Smith Rafael Film Center

DocLands Documentary Film Festival Program Guide 2021  

Program guide for the DocLands Documentary Film Festival May 7-16, 2021

DocLands Documentary Film Festival Program Guide 2021  

Program guide for the DocLands Documentary Film Festival May 7-16, 2021