The Viewing Booth

Dir: Ra’anan Alexandrowicz

In a lab-like space, a young American woman watches videos portraying life in the West Bank city of Hebron. As she talks through her reactions, we see the challenging of innate biases and the workings of empathy play out in real time.

Master filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (The Event, The Trial) crafts one of his most astonishing nonfiction achievements from the archival footage of the days of mourning for Joseph Stalin.