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Documentaries on the Notion of Home

On 11/19/2020, Barbara Knorpp emailed the Visible Evidence listserv for recommendations of documentaries on the notion of home, particularly international productions. This list compiles the responses to that query.


9 Star Hotel (2007), Director: Ido Haar

70 Acres in Chicago: Cabrini Green (2015), Director: Ronit Bezalel

74 m2 (2012), Directors: Tiziana Panizza and Paola Castillo

306 Hollywood (2018), Directors: Elan Bogarín & Jonathan Bogarín

About Love (2019), Director: Archana Atul Phadke

An American Family (1973), Director: Craig Gilbert

Anatomy of a Departure (2012), Director: Serban Oliver Tataru

Another Road Home (2004), Director: Danae Elon

Ashes (2001), Director: Rima Essa

Ateliers Urbains #12 – Le parti du rêve de logement (2016), Groupe ALARM

Awake: A Dream from Standing Rock (2017), Directors: Myron Dewey, Josh Fox, and James Spione

B4 Fenêtres sur tour (2012), Director: Jean-Christophe Ribot

Bisbee ’17 (2019), Director: Robert Greene

Blue Vinyl (2008), Directors: Daniel B. Gold and Judith Helfand

Can’t Stop the Water (2013), Directors: Jason Ferris and Rebecca Ferris

Canticle of the Stones (1990), Director: Michel Khleifi

Capturing the Friedmans (2003), Director: Andrew Jarecki

Care (2016), Director: Deirdre Fishel

La casa de Mama Icha (The House of Mama Icha) (2021), Director: Oscar Molina

Cathy Come Home (1966), Director: Ken Loach

Chasing Houses (2017), Director: Justin Time

Chronique d’une banlieue ordinaire (1992), Director: Dominique Cabrera

Coma (2015), Director: Sara Fattahi

Homeless at Home (2008), Director: Samar Minallah Khan

Dark Days (2000), Director: Marc Singer

Daughter Rite (1980), Director: Michelle Citron

Diary (1973-1983), Director: David Perlov

Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle (2017), Director: Paul Sng

En construcción (2001), Director: José Luis Guerín

Estate, a Reverie (2015), Director: Andrea Luka Zimmerman

The Exiles (1961), Director: Kent Mackenzie

Fallen Star: Finding Home (2016), Director: Vera Brunner-Sung and Valerie Stadler

The Family (1974), BBC TV series, Directors: Franc Roddam and Paul Watson

The Flat (2012), Director: Arnon Goldfinger

For Sama (2019), Director: Waad al-Kateab

Les gens des baraques (1995), Director: Robert Bozzi

Graves Without a Name (Les tombeaux sans noms) (2018), Director: Rithy Panh

Gut Renovation: Gentrification in Williamsburg, NYC (2012), Director: Su Friedrich

Haunted (Maskoon) (2014), Director: Liwaa Yazji

Highrise (2009), Director: Katerina Cizek

Hilda at Darjeeling (1988), Directors: Mandy Rose and Vron Ware

Home (2009), Director: Broderick Fox

Home1947 (2017), Director: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Home FeelingA Struggle for a Community (1983), Directors: Jennifer Hodge and Roger McTair

Home Truths: Films about Housing Rights, Displacement, and the Meaning of Home (multiple dates, multiple directors). Screenings by Anthology Film Archives in association with Shelterforce, September 16-November 3, 2020.

House (1980), Director: Amos Gitai

A House in Prague (Une Maison à Prague) (1998), Director: Stan Neumann

The House on Gulmohar Avenue (2005), Director: Samina Mishra

Housewarming (2016) Directors: Effi Weiss and Amir Borenstein

Housing Problems (1935), Directors: Arthur Elton and Edgar Anstey

The Hungry Tide (2011), Director: Tom Zubrycki

If God is Willing and Da Creek Don’t Rise (2010), Director: Spike Lee

In My Blood It Runs (2019), Director: Maya Newell

In Vanda’s Room (No Quarto da Vanda) (2000), Director: Pedro Costa

Jaddoland (2018), Director: Nadia Shihab

Journey Beyond Fear (2018), Director: Robyn Hughan

Là-bas (Down There) (2006), Director: Chantal Akerman

Land of Opportunity (2007), Director: Luisa Dantas

Leaving Bakul Bagan (1994), Director: Sandeep Ray

La lettre jamais écrite (1990), Director: Dominique Dubosc

Lift (2001), Director: Marc Isaacs

My Mother’s Daughter (2007), Director: Saleya Ahsan

No Home Movie (2015), Director: Chantal Akerman

Noise (Raash) (2012), Director: Dan Geva and Noit Geva

On the Doorstep (2018), Director: Sahera Dirbas

Once I Entered a Garden (2012), Director: Avi Mograbi

The Other Day (El otro día) (2013), Director: Ignacio Agüero

A Place to Live (2019), Director: Sanjiv Shah

Pretty Vacant (2019), Director: Cigdem Slankard

Public Housing (1997), Director: Frederick Wiseman

Putuparri and the Rainmakers (2015), Director: Nicole Ma

Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania (1972), Director: Jonas Mekas

The Roof (2006), Director: Kamal Aljafari

Santiago (2007), Director: João Moreira Salles

Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975), Director: Martha Rosler

Shatila Stories (2020), Director: Shyam L. Jones

The Sound of Old Rooms (2011), Director: Sandeep Ray

Sous la douche, le ciel (Shower Power) (2018) Directors: Effi Weiss and Amir Borenstein

Stories We Tell (2012), Director: Sarah Polley

Stranger in My Home (2007), Director: Sahera Dirbas

Stranger with a Camera (2000), Director: Elizabeth Barret

Sun Come Up (2011), Director: Jennifer Redfern

Take Me Home (2008), Director: Mais Darwazah

Taste of Cement (2017), Director: Ziad Kalthoum

This Is An Address (2019), Director: Sasha Wortzel

This Is Not a Film (2011), Directors: Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Three Sisters (2012), Director: Wang Bing

Through the Night (2020), Director: Loira Limbal

A Trip to the Country (Vacances au pays) (2000), Director: Jean-Marie Teno

Trouble the Water (2008), Director: Carl Deal and Tia Lessin

Unfinished Diary (Journal Inachevé) (1986), Director: Marilu Mallet

Vertical City (2011), Director: Avijit Mukul Kishore

A Village Called Versailles (2009), Director: S. Leo Chiang

Way Back Home (2003), Director: Supriyo Sen

What it Takes to Make a Home (2019), Director: Daniel Schwartz

When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts (2006), Director: Spike Lee

Wirriya: Small Boy (2001), Director: Beck Cole

A World Not Ours (2012), Director: Mahdi Fleifel

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