Camden 2022 Overview

Festival:
The 18th Camden International Film Festival

Dates:
September 15-25

About:
This respected Maine nonfiction event showcases just over 30 recent documentaries both in person and online.

Among the offerings:

5 DREAMERS AND THE HORSE 
Director: Aren Malakyan, Vahagn Khachatryan
A portrait of four modern Armenians aspiring to fulfill their dreams while awaiting revolution.

BURIAL 
Director: Emilija Škarnulytė
From the point of view of a future archeologist, a look through the radioactive ruins into the haunted depths of inaccessible places and the time buried there. 

COWBOY POETS
Director: Mike Day
An unlikely Western set in the world of the American national cowboy poetry gatherings.

DETOURS
Director: Ekaterina Selenkina
The poetics and politics of space are explored in this sprawling meditation on the choreography of bodies in Moscow. 

FORAGERS
Director: Jumana Manna
Moving between documentary and fiction, a depiction of the dramas between Israeli nature protection authorities and elderly Palestinians foraging for wild edibles listed as endangered species.

H
Director: Carlos Pardo Ros
In 1969, during the bull run of San Fermín, a bull killed H by goring him in the heart. Today the ghosts of H drink, laugh, and dance in the same streets, trying to escape from a body that is coming to an end.

HERBARIA
Director: Leandro Listorti
The relationship between plants, films, and memories, and an invitation to consider the process and purpose of image preservation. 

LOWNDES COUNTY AND THE ROAD TO BLACK POWER 
Director: Geeta Gandbhir, Sam Pollard
The story of the local movement and young Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) organizers who fought not just for voting rights, but for Black Power, in Lowndes County, Alabama. 

POLARIS
Director: Ainara Vera
An expert sailor in the Arctic navigates far from humans and her family’s past in France until her world is turned upside down after her little sister gives birth to a baby girl.

SR
Director: Chris Smith
A tender and fittingly irreverent portrait of the life and career of Robert Downey Sr, the fearless, visionary American director who set the standard for counterculture comedy in the sixties and seventies. 

SUBJECT
Director: Jennifer Tiexiera, Camilla Hall
The participants of five acclaimed documentaries share the life-altering experience of sharing their lives on screen. 

THIS MUCH WE KNOW
Director: Lily Frances Henderson
While investigating the suicide of Las Vegas teenager Levi Presley, a filmmaker uncovers the story of a city with the highest suicide rate in the country, and a nation scrambling to bury decades of nuclear excess in a nearby mountain.

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