Cecilia Aldarondo is a documentary director-producer from the Puerto Rican diaspora who works at the intersection of poetics and politics. Her feature documentaries Memories of a Penitent Heart (2016) and Landfall (2020) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and were co-produced by the award-winning PBS series POV. Landfall's many awards include the 2020 DOC NYC Film Festival Viewfinders Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary and a Cinema Eye Spotlight Award nomination. Among Aldarondo's fellowships and honors include the Guggenheim, a two-time MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the 2021 New America Fellowship, and Women at Sundance 2017. In 2019 she was named to DOC NYC's 40 Under 40 list and is one of 2015’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She teaches at Williams College. Samara Chadwick is a filmmaker and film curator. Her first feature documentary, 1999, premiered in 2018 at Visions du réel and Hot Docs, and has since played festivals worldwide with broadcast and theatrical releases in Canada and Switzerland. As an independent curator, Samara currently programs for the Goethe-Institute and was most recently Senior Programmer for the Points North Institute and the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF). She has programmed for the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), Hot Docs, the Berlin Biennale, and served on juries at Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), The New Horizons IFF (Poland), Sunny Side of the Doc (France), and FICFA (Canada).

All That Glitters: Reflections on the Not-So-Golden Age of Documentary Storytelling

Cecilia Aldarondo & Samara Chadwick

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All That Glitters: Reflections on the Not-So-Golden Age of Documentary Storytelling

Cecilia Aldarondo & Samara Chadwick

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All That Glitters: Reflections on the Not-So-Golden Age of Documentary Storytelling

Cecilia Aldarondo & Samara Chadwick
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Cecilia Aldarondo is a documentary director-producer from the Puerto Rican diaspora who works at the intersection of poetics and politics. Her feature documentaries Memories of a Penitent Heart (2016) and Landfall (2020) premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and were co-produced by the award-winning PBS series POV. Landfall's many awards include the 2020 DOC NYC Film Festival Viewfinders Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary and a Cinema Eye Spotlight Award nomination. Among Aldarondo's fellowships and honors include the Guggenheim, a two-time MacDowell Colony Fellowship, the 2021 New America Fellowship, and Women at Sundance 2017. In 2019 she was named to DOC NYC's 40 Under 40 list and is one of 2015’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film. She teaches at Williams College. Samara Chadwick is a filmmaker and film curator. Her first feature documentary, 1999, premiered in 2018 at Visions du réel and Hot Docs, and has since played festivals worldwide with broadcast and theatrical releases in Canada and Switzerland. As an independent curator, Samara currently programs for the Goethe-Institute and was most recently Senior Programmer for the Points North Institute and the Camden International Film Festival (CIFF). She has programmed for the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), Hot Docs, the Berlin Biennale, and served on juries at Sheffield Doc/Fest (UK), The New Horizons IFF (Poland), Sunny Side of the Doc (France), and FICFA (Canada).