The Other Side
Dir. Roberto Minervini. 2016, 92 mins. Digital projection. As topical as it is indelible, The Other Side sheds light on a community of Americans living at the extreme margins of society. Deep in the Louisiana bayou, Italian filmmaker Roberto Minervini finds disempowered veterans, drug addicts trying to escape addiction through love, ex-special forces soldiers still at war with the world, floundering young women and future mothers, all feeling neglected and ignored by the government and its institutions—and all granted both respect and a voice through this gorgeously lyrical documentary.