Fall '18

The City Through The Lens

Experimental Documentary Film Series

Film Series

  • ETH Zurich, ONA / Oerlikon, Zurich


Composed of films that push the boundaries of form and content, this series will explore emerging practices in documentary cinema. Nine feature-length documentaries and a night of short films across ten weeks focusing on hybrid and unconventional storytelling. An opportunity for cinephiles and those whose interests are piqued to engage with internationally acclaimed documentaries and filmmakers operating at the intersection of art, sociology, anthropology, and urbanism.


This course is connected to the Spring ’18 elective course ‘ACTION! On the Real City – Record, Edit: Langstrasse’



Feb 22 | Dark Days (2000 1hr 34mn) by Marc Singer

March 01 | People’s Park (2012, 1hr 18mn) by Libby D. Cohn & J.P. Sniadecki

March 08 | Vivan Las Antípodas (2012, 1hr 48mn) by Viktor Kossakovsky

March 15 | Flotel Europa (2015, 1hr 11mn) by Vladimir Tomic | followed by Q&A w/director

April 11 | Behemoth (2015, 1h 35mn) by Zhao Liang

April 18 | Yumen (2013, 1hr 05mn) by J.P. Sniadecki

April 25 | The Human Crater (2017, 60mn) by U5 | followed by Q&A w/directors

May 02 | The Human Surge (2016, 1h40mn) by Eduardo Williams

May 14 | Surprise Film

May 17 | Shorts Night: Various + Student Shorts | followed by drinks reception