New Releases consists of the latest acquisitions to the VDB collections, be they contemporary works by artists, titles that are newly-preserved or edited that are now being made available to audiences, or recently released DVD Box Sets or compilations.

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Akram Zaatari

The Script

2018 | 00:06:30

A man prays in the Muslim tradition while his children try to distract him by climbing on his back. This is a recurring scenario that…

Akram Zaatari

The Landing

2019 | 01:03:00

Whether they inhabit the desert or are lost in it, three men are clearly confronted to the ruins of modern times. They are explorers…

Taking the idea of loss and dispossession as a starting point, this second reflection on photography and its people looks at the individual’s position within the context of war and how photographs…

The everyday performance of domestic labor is teleported into a surreal game world where an emotionally responsive AI chatbot provides no answers.

In this world, motion capture technology…

John Smith

Citadel

2020 | 00:16:05

Filmed from the artist’s window during lockdown, Citadel combines short fragments from British Prime Minister…

John Smith

Covid Messages

2020 | 00:22:16

Covid Messages is a video in six parts, based around broadcasts of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s COVID-19…

Thirza Cuthand

Just Dandy

2013 | 00:07:37

Invited to speak at an Indigenous Revolutionary Meeting, the narrator describes an intimate encounter with…

New to the 2 Spirit lifestyle? `Want to talk to someone in the Spirit and the Flesh instead of reading The…

Jules Rosskam

Paternal Rites

2018 | 01:24:00

Paternal Rites is a first-person essay film that examines the secret underbelly of a contemporary Jewish American family as they grapple with the aftereffects of physical and sexual abuse…

Zach Blas is an artist, writer, and filmmaker whose practice spans technical investigation, research, conceptualism, performance, and science fiction. Currently a…

For four years in the 1860’s, half of the United States was held hostage by an unrecognized white supremacist republic. Shot on 16mm in national military parks, swamps, forests and the suburban…

Dana Levy

Last Man

2020 | 00:12:17

Last Man is made of the raw footage of security cameras that stream online. During the spring 2020 lockdown imposed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Dana Levy, who lives in New York,…