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Documentaries for Geography of Film Courses

On 6/8/2016, Vera Zambonelli sent a request to the Visible Evidence listserv. She was teaching a Geography of Film course and requested suggestions for films and related readings/resources to share with students. This list compiles the responses to her query.


A13 (1994), Director: William Raban

Abstract (2012), Director: Hito Steyerl

AKA Serial Killer (1969), Director: Masao Adachi

The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images (2011), Director: Eric Baudelaire

Baraka (1992), Director: Ron Fricke

Le Bled (Buildings in a Field) (2009), Directors: Jem Cohen and Luc Sante

Blight (1996), Director: John Smith

BNSF (2014), Director: James Benning

Casting a Glance (2007), Director: James Benning

Cesaree (1979), Director: Marguerite Duras

Civil Alliance (2012), Director: Ariella Azoulay

The Clouds (1989), Director: Patrick Keiller

The Cool World (1963), Director: Shirley Clarke

Deseret (1995), Director: James Benning

The End (1986), Director: Patrick Keiller

Forward Looking Statements (2014), Director: Thomas Kneubühler

From the East (D’Est) (1995), Director: Chantal Akerman

The Georgetown Loop (1996), Director: Ken Jacobs

How Not to Be Seen: A Fucking Didactic Educational .MOV File (2013), Director: Hito Steyerl

If You Lived Here, You’d Be Home By Now (2001), Director: Diane Bonder

Images of the World and the Inscription of War (1989), Director: Harun Farocki

An Injury to One (2002), Director: Travis Wilkerson

Journeys from Berlin (1971/1980), Director: Yvonne Rainer

Landscape Suicide (1987), Director: James Benning

London (1994), Director: Patrick Keiller

London Orbital (2002), Directors: Chris Petit and Iain Sinclair

Machine Gun or Typewriter? (2015), Director: Travis Wilkerson

Manufactured Landscapes (2006), Directors: Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky

Maquilapolis (2006), Directors: Vicky Funari and Sergio De La Torre

MM (2002), Director: William Raban

News from Home (1977), Director: Chantal Akerman

Norwood (1983), Director: Patrick Keiller

Organism (1975), Director: Hilary Harris

Palimpsest (2010), Director: Neil Gray

Parallel I-IV (2012), Director: Harun Farocki

Pasolini Pa* Palestine (2005), Director: Ayreen Anastas

Petropolis: Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands (2009), Director: Peter Mettler

Profit Motive and the Whispering Wind (2007), Director: John Gianvito

Psychohydrography (2010), Director: Peter Bo Rappmund

The Red Army/PLFP: Declaration of World War (1971), Directors: Masao Adachi and Kôji Wakamatsu

Relocation (2014), Director: Thomas Kneubühler

The Road Royal (2015), Director: Jenni Olson

Robinson in Space (1997), Director: Patrick Keiller

Robinson in Ruins (2010), Director: Patrick Keiller

Royal, Nebraska (2007), Directors: Toby Lee and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga

Silberhöhe (2003), Director: Clemens von Wedemeyer

Stemple Pass (2012), Director: James Benning

Stonebridge Park (1981), Director: Patrick Keiller

Tectonics (2012), Director: Peter Bo Rappmund

Three Landscapes (2013), Director: Peter Hutton

Too Early, Too Late (1982), Director: Jean-Marie Straub and Daniele Huillet

Toponymy (2015), Director: Jonathan Perel

Topophilia (2015), Director: Peter Bo Rappmund

Toxos e Flores (2016), Director: Lucía Vilela

Up the Yangtze (2008), Director: Yung Chang

Valtos or the Veil (1987), Director: Patrick Keiller

Vulgar Fractions (2011), Director: Peter Bo Rappmund

Watermark (2014), Directors: Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky

West of the Tracks (Tie Xi Qu) (2003), Director: Wang Bing

Winged Migration (2003), Director: Jacques Perrin

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