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Sasha Waters Freyer

United States


Born in Brooklyn in 1968, Sasha Waters Freyer makes non-fiction films about outsiders, misfits and everyday radicals. Trained in photography and the documentary tradition, she fuses original and found footage in 16mm film and video. Most recently, she has crafted lyrical explorations of motherhood, documentaries on the New York her youth, and essay films on the cultural and political legacies of the late 20th century. Past projects have screened at the Telluride Film Festival, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Rotterdam, Tribeca, Big Sky, Havana, Videoex, and Ann Arbor Film Festivals; IMAGES in Toronto, the National Museum for Women in the Arts, the Museum of the Moving Image in New York, Union Docs, the Pacific Film Archive, L.A. Film Forum, and Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, as well as the Sundance Channel and international cable and public television. She is the Chair of the Department of Photography and Film at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Whipped (1998)
Razing Appalachia (2003)
This Existence is Material (2003)
The Waiting Time (2005)
Her Heart is Washed in Water & then Weighed (2006)
This American Gothic (2008)
Chekhov for Children (2010)
You Can See the Sun in Late December (2010)
An Incomplete History of the Travelogue, 1925 (2012)
Our Summer Made Her Light Escape (2012)
An Incomplete History of Pornography, 1979 (2013)
Burn Out the Day (2014)
Garden of Stone (2015)
A Partial History of the Natural World (2015)


An Incomplete History of the Travelogue, 1925

An Incomplete History of the Travelogue, 1925 (Orig.) / 2012 / United States / 10 min

A lyrical essay film that captures the spirit of excess and adventure embodied by The Great Gatsby (published in 1925) in fragments from home movies of a wealthy American family on a Grand Tour of Europe and North Africa.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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