Caught Between Two Worlds—A Scene Analysis of ‘Surname Viet Given Name Nam’ (Trinh T. Minh-Ha, 1989)

How do I make a documentary that dispels the relevance of the term ‘documentary’? This is a question that seems to pulse through Trinh T. Minh-Ha’s work, most notably in her seminal film Surname Viet Given Name Nam (1989). Continue reading Caught Between Two Worlds—A Scene Analysis of ‘Surname Viet Given Name Nam’ (Trinh T. Minh-Ha, 1989)

“A Pirate of Sounds” — An interview with Félix Blume

The works of sound artist and nonfiction filmmaker Félix Blume deal with the interpretative possibilities of aural narratives. From installation sound-pieces built around Thailand’s shoreline, to album releases focusing on Haiti’s funerary traditions, his artistic output always serves as an extension of a wider multimedia project built around sonic tradition.  Continue reading “A Pirate of Sounds” — An interview with Félix Blume

Correspondence: ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ (2021) dir. Peter Jackson

by Will Sloan, John Semley, and Jesse Hawken FROM WILL Hello John and Jesse, I know from your social media feeds that you are both, to some degree or another, fans of the Beatles, and also that you recently watched Peter Jackson’s documentary The Beatles: Get Back. I’m interested to know more about your relationship with the “lads from Liverpool,” but to kick things off, … Continue reading Correspondence: ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ (2021) dir. Peter Jackson