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  • Pink Saris

    Sampat Pal Devi had had enough of the violence and lack of freedom in Indian women's lives and decided to take matters into her own hands. She gathered like-minded women together and, wearing pink, they started storming the offices of corrupt officials, hectoring and beating abusive husbands and ...

  • He Ain't Gonna Make It

    A road-movie starring Argentinian songwriter Tomi Lebrero. Away from folkloric cliches, together with two mares and a colt tamed along the way, he throws himself into an adventure across the Argentinean pampas against all odds, meeting all kinds of crazy characters on the road. All through this...

  • An Italian Youth

    Sokuro emigrated from Burkina Faso fifteen years earlier and lives in a town in northern Italy with his father and his little brother Nassir. Sokuro decides to visit his mother, who still lives in their native village; he then marries young Guienne, and thus restores a bond with his own origins. ...

  • Ocean Of Grass: Life On A Nebraska Sandhills Ranch

    An experiential, immersive documentary capturing a year in the life of a 130 year old Nebraska Sandhills ranch in a lyrical, timeless manner. The film presents the intriguing personalities and opinions of those individuals who choose this sparse, rugged lifestyle. From old school patriarchs to ...

  • The Children Of The Noon

    A beautifully intimate portrayal of coming of age in a Kenyan orphanage
    Daily routines mark time for the children of Kenya’s Nchiru AIDS orphanage. Delving into the minutiae of their burgeoning lives, it is soon clear that amid their cheerful patter, death lurks in the shadows, as they cope with ...

  • Peace On The Tigris

    The Tigris River, which was the site of the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia, still flows majestically through Baghdad, Iraq's capital. In March2003, the area around this river underwent intense airstrikes by U.S. and British forces. The U.S. armed forces gained control of Baghdad. Journalist ...

  • We Could Be Heroes

    Though Azzedine is a Paralympic champion, at home in Morocco, he is an outcast. Denied a salary or social care, even the right to train in the city stadium, Azzedine and his friend Yousef prepare for the next Paralympic Games in Rio, where they will be going for glory in the seated shot put. Retu...

  • On The Inside Of A Military Dictatorship

    “On the Inside of a Military Dictatorship” takes its audience back to when the military made their master plan for a so-called disciplined democracy in Myanmar and wrote a very scripted role for their enemy no. 1; Aung San Suu Kyi In a dramatic way The film builds the character- and story set-up ...

  • Mata Hari - The Naked Spy

    A 100 years ago, Mata Hari faced the firing squad as a convicted German spy. Was she a dangerous spy, whose boldness and sexuality threatened the establishment, or a victim entangled in a climate of blame and desperation as WWI dragged on?

  • Angel Of Nanjing

    The man single-handedly patrolling the Yangtze River Bridge to save those attempting suicide
    Angel of NanjingThe Yangtze River Bridge in Nanjing is the most popular place in the world to commit suicide, with over 5 attempts per week. For the past 11 years, blue-collar worker Chen Si has been patr...

  • Man On The Bus

    Psychologist and filmmaker Eve always thought there was something not quite right about her family. After a decade of searching for the truth about her mother's roots as a Polish holocaust survivor, Eve makes a remarkable discovery about a chance encounter that changed her life forever. A compell...

  • Young & Afraid

    In 2017 Petter (24) decides to end his life, but at the very last moment, is stopped by the police. His best friend and fellow film student Sverre is determined to help and suggests they make a film to keep Petter busy and focused on getting better. Equipped with a camera, they search the streets...

  • The Good Death

    Janette is terminally ill and wants to die in a dignified way. Muscular dystrophy, the illness that Janette suffers from, has affected her family for generations. Janette's mother was wheelchair bound for decades, a prisoner in her own body. Janette refuses to wait for death in unbearable pain an...

  • Bad Attitude: The Art Of Spain Rodriguez

    Legendary underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez is described as a “Working-class Latino hood, crossed with crazy artist, crossed with left-wing radical.” Bad Attitude: The Art of Spain Rodriguez is an intimate portrait by his wife, filmmaker Susan Stern. From the propaganda comics of WWII, to th...

  • Raised On Rock - The Burnette Family Legacy

    This film is about a famous music family who influenced Elvis, The Beatles and Lef Zeppelin. The friction between the famous brothers carried down to their sons who also became famous and the film is an adventure where the director struggles to reunite the family at the end of the film.

    EXCLUSI...

  • DanceAblers: Dancing On My Own

    In the midst of a global epidemic that is still spreading , on the subtropical island of Taiwan , a group of seemingly ordinary but extraordinarily independent dancers showcase their disabled bodies in the natural scenery. As in normal daily life , their dance is the posture for life and the chor...

  • Ambulance

    When a talented young filmmaker tells the story of his country with compassion, beauty, and warmth in an honest, straight and raw first-person account of the war in Gaza in the summer of 2014. Mohamed Jabaly, a young man from the Gaza City, joins an ambulance crew as war approaches, looking for ...

  • H is For Harry

    A coming of age story about Harry, a charismatic 11-year old boy, who arrives at secondary school in suburban London unable to read or write. With the help of Sophie, his extremely dedicated teacher, can he overcome the illiteracy ingrained across generations of his family? Against the backdrop o...

  • Night Life

    The gripping story of Reverend Kenneth McKoy, known to St. Louis as the Pastor of the Streets and his Nightlife Ministry's mission to fight an epidemic of mental illness and drug addiction while they actively interrupted the gun violence crisis within a city notoriously known for being the murder...

  • Pola's March

    Pola's March is the inspirational documentary film that chronicles Holocaust survivor Pola Susswein's emotional journey back to Poland. The film travels from balmy, vibrant Israel, when Pola is in an active member of her local community, to Poland, where Pola recounts for the first time her war ...

  • Pushing The Boundaries - The Mavis Bramston Show

    In 1964 Carol Raye became the first female television executive in Australia when she created The Mavis Bramston Show which boldly tackled subjects such as sexuality, politics, religion, women's rights add racism. Nothing was sacred.

    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH STEPHAN WELLINK

    How and why did you ...

  • Unknown Distance

    After five tours and ten years as a Marine Sniper, Sergeant Douglas Brown, alongside director and producer Gordon Clark, takes us on an emotional journey across America, documenting the powerful testimony of returning combat veterans - all trained with a deadly skill set, now rendered useless. Ho...

  • Where The Light Shines

    Afghanistan's first ski team reach for a brighter future, From their amateur efforts at home in the Bamyan peaks, Sajjad and Alishah have the chance to ski for Afghanistan in the Winter Olympics. As local kids strap wood to their feet and imitate their heroes, the men face up to the difficulty of...

  • The Middle Way

    The Middle Way is the story of Jam Alker's childhood of trauma-abuse, neglect, and abandonment-and how he tried valiantly to overcome it. Through interviews and archival footage, this documentary traces how Alker's tumultuous upbringing drove him to pursue false idols in adulthood-money, fame, wo...