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MoMA to Host 9th Annual Festival of International Nonfiction Films

Film still from George Gittoes‘ "Miscreants of Taliwood" (2009) - about the Tribal Belt of the North West Frontier of Pakistan.

NEW YORK, NY.- The 2010 edition of Documentary
Fortnight, MoMA‘s ninth annual festival of international nonfiction film,
includes 20 feature and 23 mid-length and short documentaries

that represent the wide range of creative categories that extend the
idea of the documentary form.
Established in 2001, MoMA‘s annual
two-week showcase of recent nonfiction film and video takes place each February.
On view in The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters at MoMA from February 17
through March 3, 2010
, Documentary Fortnight, 2010 is organized by
Sally Berger, Assistant Curator, with Maria Fosheim Lund, Director Liaison,
Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art. This year‘s festival consists of
two parts: a series of thematic programs based on community and collaborative
filmmaking, chosen by Ms. Berger; and an international selection of films chosen
by a committee which included Berger; Andrew Ingall, independent curator, and
Assistant Curator, The Jewish Museum; and Liza Johnson, artist, filmmaker, and
Associate Professor of Art, Williams College.