Join the French Institute for award-winning films from the 2019 edition of FIGRA (Festival International du Grand Reportage D’Actualité et du Documentaire de Société), France’s preeminent festival honoring televised documentaries.
For more than 26 years, FIGRA has celebrated the directors, journalists, and producers who capture real stories from around the world, shining a light on the pressing issues of our time. From a Harlem battalion that fought in World War I to the search for migrants who have disappeared in Mexico to the ethics around eating animals, the six documentaries presented at FIAF combine powerful storytelling with impeccable reporting to illuminate the past and explain our present.
All films will have English subtitles. Each of the screenings will be followed by a Q&A with either a filmmaker or a special guest. Friday’s screening will be followed by a cocktail reception.