For its 21st edition, Doc Fortnight returns to MoMA’s theaters with a wide-ranging survey of the most daring new documentaries and nonfiction films from around the world. Entering its third decade amid unprecedented sociopolitical realities, the festival holds true to its mission of sharing adventurous and experimental moviemaking with New York audiences, while highlighting thought-provoking perspectives on the most urgent issues of our time—including ecology and our relationship to the natural and built environment; understandings of illness, wellness, and care; and the future of politics and the public sphere.
The festival is also an opportunity to celebrate the enduring vitality and cutting edge of nonfiction cinema. In the hands of the 31 established and emerging filmmakers, artists, and collectives included in this year’s edition, the moving image—vérité, investigative, essayistic, and hybrid—continues to reveal multitudes. Across the program, the documentary form is a vehicle to share personal histories, reanimate archives, stage dialogue (and even friendships), and borrow from fiction, myth, and ritual to make sense of the tender and trying moments of life.
Doc Fortnight 2022 is presented as a hybrid festival. All films will screen in MoMA’s theaters, with selected filmmakers in attendance. A large portion of the program is available for the duration of the festival on our Virtual Cinema streaming platform, to make discovery, inspiration, and ground-breaking cinema available on the big screen and beyond.