Instrument: Ten Years With the Band, Fugazi - curated by SUUNS & Matana Roberts
Instrument is one of the most exceptional music documentaries ever made. Director Jem Cohen followed the Washington D.C. band Fugazi for ten years to produce an audiovisual portrait that could recreate the essence of the band. Instrument is a portrait of musicians at work, surprising viewers with songs that fade in or fade out abruptly and offering fan interviews that range from insightful to hilarious. The movie perfectly embodies Fugazi’s spirit: their anti-capitalist ethics, punk attitude, and the group’s truthful and innovative way of thinking. It’s DIY at its finest.