Riotsville, USA, dir. Sierra Pettengill, USA 2022, 91 min., English
Charlotte Cook, Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Field of Vision, and Sierra Pettengill, director of Riotsville, USA, join us to discuss the nature of their work, which explores contemporary global issues through innovative cinematic languages while embracing different modes of storytelling.
Charlotte Cook is the co-founder of Field of Vision, a filmmaker-driven unit that commissions, creates and supports nonfiction works on developing and ongoing stories around the globe. Founded in 2016 and a division of First Look Institute, an independent non-profit championing investigative journalism, Field of Vision has established itself as one of the most influential production units working today.
Sierra Pettengill is a Brooklyn-based filmmaker and archivist who has directed three features: Town Hall (co-directed with Jamila Wignot); The Reagan Show (co-directed with Pacho Velez), her first all-archival feature; and Riotsville, USA, which receives its UK premiere at FoR22.
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