Trailers: Unorthodocs 2021

Melissa Starker, Creative Content & PR Manager

Sep 29, 2021

still from the documentary Faya Dayi

Unorthodocs is coming back for a fifth year! Our annual festival showcasing the creative possibilities of nonfiction filmmaking will return October 22–30 in a hybrid form, offering on-site screenings of shorts such as Ingrid Raphael and Melissa Gira Grant's They Won't Call it Murder and features like Natalia Almada's Sundance award-winning Users in addition to a weeklong stream of a collaboration between three women filmmakers including Unorthodocs alum Rosine Mbakam. Get your first look here with trailers for some of this year's selections. More info about the program is coming soon.

Who Killed Taniya

The new film from Ohio State post-MFA artist Rasel Ahmed is screening as part of Unorthodocs Shorts, Friday, October 22 at 4:30 PM.


Faya Dayi

The Columbus premiere of Ethiopian-Mexican filmmaker Jessica Beshir's exploration of the coexistence of everyday life and its mythical undercurrents will screen in the Film/Video Theater Saturday, October 23 at 2 PM.


Delphine's Prayers

Rosine Mbakam, a favorite past guest who brought Chez Jolie Coiffure to Unorthodocs 2018 and participated in Cinetracts ’20, offers another enthralling portrait of a Cameroonian woman living in Belgium. See it Saturday, October 23 at 4:30 PM.



The Belgian filmmaker An van. Dienderen of Belgium invited Rosine Mbakam and Eléonore Yameogo from Burkina Faso to work together on a film in which the differences in their skin color serve as a point from which to explore the biased limitations of film technologies, which favor Caucasian skin. The film will be available to stream October 24–30.


Top of page: Faya Dayi, image courtesy of Janus Films


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