Coverage of the fantastic Kim Longinotto (Hold Me Tight, Let Me Go, POV 2009) retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art included articles by Cynthia Fuchs at Pop Matters, who writes, “Longinotto’s documentaries explore moral and emotional intricacies, the shifting relations between individuals and communities,” and indieWire, which called Kim “England’s answer to Frederick Wiseman.” Interviews with Kim are also available on the Hammer to Nail and Mother Jones websites. The MoMA retrospective of Kim’s work continues on through Saturday, May 23rd. Catch it while you still can!
The Camden International Film Festival up in Maine, which runs from October 1- October 4, 2009, is open for submissions. Submit documentaries of any length — visit the Camden Film Fest’s website for details!
Playwright and POV friend Eve Ensler writes about the war on women in the Congo for CNN.com. Eve, who is the founder of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, recorded a podcast about femicide in the Congo in 2007 for POV, in conjunction with the broadcast of the film Lumo.
Our friends at Arts Engine, which produced both Election Day (POV 2008) and Arctic Son (POV 2007), are having a busy month. They’re getting ready to kick off the Ninth Annual Media That Matters Film Festival on June 3rd in New York City. The festival always showcases some stellar short films, and once again this year, you can watch the films on the Media That Matters website. The word’s also out that Arts Engine has partnered with Cinereach to support socially conscious filmmakers; read more about it at indieWire.