Monday, November 30

The DocYard Presents (previous events)Special Events Archive

Frame by Frame


The DocYard presents TOTO AND HIS SISTERS

Filmmakers Alexandria Bombach and Mo Scarpelli will attend in person for Q&A.

Special Co-presentation with the UMass Boston Film Series

Winner of the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2015 Nashville Film Festival, Winner of the Documentary Feature Spirit Award and Audience Award for the 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival. Official Selection of the Hot Docs International Film Festival.

Details: 2015, USA, 84 min
Directors: Alexandria Bombach, Mo Scarpelli

Synopsis: After decades of war and an oppressive Taliban regime, four Afghan photojournalists face the realities of building a free press in a country left to stand on its own – reframing Afghanistan for the world and for themselves.

When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan, taking a photo was a crime. After the regime fell from power in 2001, a fledgling free press emerged and a photography revolution was born. Now, as foreign troops and media withdraw, Afghanistan is left to stand on its own, and so are its journalists. Set in a modern Afghanistan bursting with color and character, FRAME BY FRAME follows four Afghan photojournalists as they navigate an emerging and dangerous media landscape – reframing Afghanistan for the world, and for themselves. Through cinema vérité, intimate interviews, powerful photojournalism, and never-before-seen archival footage shot in secret during the Taliban regime, the film connects audiences with four humans in the pursuit of the truth.

“FRAME BY FRAME is a work of profound immediacy, in sync with the photographers’ commitment and hope.” – The Hollywood Reporter


The DocYard will present a short documentary from the award-winning PBS series, FRONTLINE, prior to this feature screening. FRONTLINE has served as American public television’s flagship public affairs series since 1983. Described by The Atlantic as “the best news program on television,” the series has built a reputation for powerful investigative storytelling that tackles the tough, controversial and complex stories that shape our times. More than 180 FRONTLINE documentaries are streaming in full, for free, online.

Tonight’s featured short film is LOVE & CANCER AT 27.

The DocYard presents Frontline short LOVE & CANCER AT 27

Description: Allen Chou was just 27 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumor. His girlfriend, Linda Sim, was 25. When his diagnosis got worse, they hoped for a miracle… and made a plan.

Filmed and Edited by MICHELLE MIZNER

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Celebrating what is innovative, interesting, and inspiring in documentary, The DocYard is a bi-weekly film and discussion series that takes place every other Monday. Their goal is to grow a vibrant, creative community for Boston’s filmmakers, film students and film lovers through each of these special events.

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  • Monday 11/30 at 7:00 PM

Tickets $11 General Public, $9 Members & Students. DocYard Season Passes Accepted. Brattle passes not accepted.