Q&A with Charlotte Cook, Co-Founder and Executive Producer
Field of Vision was launched in September 2015 at the New York Film Festival. The goal of Field of Vision has been to create a new place online for films that are equally artistic as they are journalistic, and to provide an outlet for filmmakers and artists to respond creatively in a fast-paced way to global events. They explore stories in the news cycle from different perspectives, putting an artist’s eye on current events. In its first year, Field of Vision commissioned 22 stand-alone nonfiction short films, 3 episodic series and 2 feature-length documentaries. This event will showcase a range of the work Field of Vision is doing, from the use of data art to explore the proposed Mexican border wall, to how the Snowden disclosures can be used to explore the effects on a small town, the Trump administration from the perspective of filmmakers of color, and a perspective on Iraq from multiple viewpoints. Showcase will feature Best of Luck with the Wall, Timberline, Our 100 Days: An Act of Worship, and Our Allies in Iraq: The Shia Militia.