The Hard Truth: New Documentary Cinema
dir. Michael Glawogger and Monika Willi
In December 2013, the visionary Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger and his cinematographer set out to travel the world for one year, to film what they experienced with no expectations or restrictions—pure cinematic freedom.

But four months into the project, Glawogger died from malaria. Monika Willi, his long-standing collaborator and editor, created this film out of the footage he shot. From the Balkans to Italy to North and West Africa, this documentary reserves a space for observing, listening, and experiencing. (2017, 107 min, digital)

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Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.

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Lead Image: Michael Glawogger and Monika Willi, Untitled (2017); Courtesy Autlook.