Experimental Cinema by POC*

Trying to make a comprehensive list of experimental films made by directors of non-European descent/non-white. Definition of "Experimental Cinema" may differ, but this list includes any sort of feature experimenting with new forms of style and narration, avant-garde or thematically transgressive films. This list is meant as reference and aims to bring awareness to the oeuvre of underrepresented filmmakers.

Consciously left out:
Alejandro Jodorowsky

*The term "Person of Color" is an occidental concept and may not be used by the listed directors as an identifier, but is used here as an umbrella term to refer to any director with non-European descents (including mixed race).

Suggestions welcomed

  • A Page of Madness
  • Limite
  • Prai Takian
  • Color
  • Pátio
  • Dandanko
  • The Girl in the Picture
  • The Naked Island
  • The Cage
  • On Eye Rape
  • The House Is Black
  • In an Old Neighborhood
  • A Velha a Fiar
  • Yaadein
  • Zen for Film
  • Aos
  • Love
  • Ako
  • Jerovi
  • The Secret Formula
  • Autre fois j'ai aimé une femme
  • Emotion
  • Bottoms
  • Patriotism
  • Electronic Moon No. 2
  • Waiting for Commercials
  • Lupe
  • Private Imaginings and Narrative Facts
  • Soleil O
  • Band of Ninja
  • Remembrance: A Portrait Study
  • Tomorrow’s Promise
  • Videotape Study No. 3
  • Confession
  • LBJ
  • Gaudi Killed by a Tram
  • 14, Bina Garden
  • Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One
  • A.K.A. Serial Killer
  • Beatles Electroniques
  • Ecstasis
  • Killed the Family and Went to the Movies
  • Komik
  • Nubes
  • Funeral Parade of Roses
  • Paykan
  • Yesterday’s Stars
  • Uski Roti
  • Badou Boy
  • Barão Olavo, O Horrível
  • Oh, Protector of the Gazelle
  • La Mirada Errante
  • Apotheosis
  • Fly
  • Crazy Love
  • Emperor Tomato Ketchup
  • GOOD-BY ELVIS and USA
  • Summer 70
  • Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets
  • India-Nepal
  • Cinema Metaphysique No. 1-5
  • Câncer
  • Imagens
  • Horizons
  • Electronic Yoga
  • Global Groove
  • Medea
  • Belladonna of Sadness
  • The Mongols
  • Duvidha
  • Carro de Bois
  • Triste Trópico
  • A Simple Event
  • They Do Not Exist
  • Butterfly
  • The Rook
  • Pastoral: To Die in the Country
  • Suite 212
  • Claro
  • Crayon Angel
  • Four Women
  • The Kitchen
  • Phantom
  • Study of the Virgin in School Uniform Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors
  • Sweet Friday
  • Fatma 75
  • Atman
  • Passacaglia y Fuga
  • Malek Khorshid
  • Harvest: 3,000 Years
  • Salomé
  • The Agony
  • Guadalcanal Requiem
  • Perfumed Nightmare
  • Daydream Therapy
  • House
  • Cristo
  • Impulse
  • Holy Pafnucio
  • The Nouba of the Women of Mount Chenoa