Global Watch: Crisis & Social Action

A year-round documentary series that untangles the stories behind the headlines, sheds light in dark corners, and introduces us to the people working to make the world a better place.

Global Watch is programmed by Saidah Russell.

Landfall Nov. 11, 2021 Through shard-like glimpses of everyday life in post-Hurricane María Puerto Rico, Landfall is a cautionary tale for our times. Set…
Writing with Fire Jan. 13, 2022 Reporting from a social environment built to divide based on caste and gender, a fearless group of journalists maintain India’s…
Flee Jan. 21–Feb. 10, 2022 Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Documentary and Best Animated Feature “Flee was the first movie I watched at last year’s virtual Sundance Film Festival and almost immediately the beauty and empathetic…
Ascension Feb. 23, 2022 Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Ascension is an impressionistic portrait of China’s industrial supply chain that reveals the country’s growing class divide through staggering observations…
President Mar. 24, 2022 Director Camilla Nielsson’s new film follows a young, ambitious leader and presidential hopeful in Zimbabwe’s 2018 election. Working to defeat…
And So I Stayed Apr. 26, 2022 Q&A domestic violence survivor and activist Kim Dadou Brown moderated by film programmer Saidah Russell THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT And So I Stayed is an award-winning documentary about survivors of domestic abuse fighting for…
A Night of Knowing Nothing May 11, 2022 In her debut film, Payal Kapadia deftly merges reality with fiction, weaving together archival footage with student protest videos to…
We Feed People May 25, 2022 Q&A with producer and JBFC Board Member Sara Bernstein, editor Andrew Morreale, and Chef Grace Ramirez moderated by JBFC Founder and Former Executive Director Stephen Apkon SOLD OUT Please join us for a preview screening of the newest film from Academy-award winning director Ron Howard. We…
The Territory Aug. 26–Sep. 15, 2022 The Territory provides an immersive on-the-ground look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation…

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