The 5th annual Manifesto Festival of Community and Culture is on right now, and their sole film-centric event proved to be a charming—if ungainly—beast. Throwing an isolated evening of screentime into a largely music-focused 10-day extravaganza makes for a night of curious programming, where anchor film choices inevitably serve to broadcast the creative underpinnings of the festival at large. That the event’s organizers chose two strikingly different documentary features as its focal points speaks volumes to the level of ground the festival aims to cover. Manifesto, it appears, is shooting global.

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