'What Is the Moral Force That Drives Documentary Film

Moral Force That Drives Documentary Film

Things got

heady during a Saturday IDFA Dialogue talk featuring the fest’s artistic director, Orwa Nyrabia,

In 2013,

Raul Niño Zambrano created IDFA’s Queer Day – a program of screenings, panel discussions, and

When Zambrano

left IDFA in January to serve as head of film programs at Sheffield DocFest, Nyrabia

Not a

fan of the program’s title, this year’s IDFA’s Queer Day is called

(Not Yet

Yes) approaches film not for its story lines, but for its potential to be a

“I didn’t

like the title (‘Queer Day’) because of the categorical of it,” van Saarloos said

“As if

through the categorical we now know which themes we are going to engage with

In some

ways I’m more interested in queer as a contagious push or pull or movement

So, instead

of containing queer in the Queer Day, (I wanted it) to be present in different

In van

Saarloos’s “Not Yet Yes” essay, which appeared in IDFA’s “Notes on a Festival”

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