Princeton Documentary Festival III

Private Movies - this year's theme - focuses on the use of home movies or personal materials in the creation of documentary films, exploring the public significance of private records and the ways in which documentaries address notions of "private life" and "home". The films also show how the private obsessions of filmmakers are transformed, through storytelling, into the most arresting of public statements.

The Princeton Documentary Festival was created to bring attention to the current creative explosion of documentary filmmaking in Latin America and Spain.  Through public screenings, commentary and discussions, the festival provides its audience with exceptional, cutting-edge films that would not be otherwise available.  The aim is to contribute to a more comprehensive vision of the cultures from which this work springs, while encouraging a more informed debate on the specific topic addressed in each series and on the current state of documentary production.