Two premier acrobats from separate corners of the globe bring hope to their struggling communities
In honor of the iconic filmmaker Albert Maysles, this year’s retrospective screening features three of the many projects he worked on over his long career.
Argentine superstar Julio Bocca struggles to restore the fortunes of Uruguay’s national ballet
A delicate meditation on globalism and how we relate to others in a rapidly globalizing world
Residents of the fabled Bering Strait balance a modern lifestyle with the preservation of ancient customs and language
Neoliberal ideology, human rights, and the economics of fair trade collide in this look at the chocolate industry
How will we warn future societies about buried radioactive waste?
In Guangzhou, three African immigrants seek success in the local hip-hop scene.
A replica in China of an idyllic Austrian village poses provocative questions about appropriation and authenticity.
A girl in rural Nepal confronts the hope and burden of trying to break free from generations of poverty
An 18-year-old escapes an abusive marriage and becomes South India’s first female taxi driver
Daily life of Kechwa-Lamista children in the Peruvian Amazon as documented by the community
A documentarian returns to interview Hungarian punk musicians she first filmed in the ’80s
Stories of workers at public institutions illuminate the struggle between modernity and colonial legacy
In this special showcase we present three of the newest shorts to come out of the Visual Anthropology tradition.
Sold out - A veteran choreographer and a man with cerebral palsy challenge the boundaries of art and medicine
New Zealand’s passionately independent tribe Ngāi Tūhoe builds one of the world’s first Living Buildings
Following the collapse of Chicago’s steel industry, families explore loss and work to rebuild.
Venezuelan fishermen fight to protect the ruins of the first European city in the Americas
A Vietnamese funeral singer celebrates life and family through the process of death and grieving
Sold out - A riveting account of the fight to preserve the land, sea, & people of Haida Gwaii, BC.
A young man’s passion for illegal joyriding provides a novel perspective on life in Riyadh
Using Oculus Rift headsets, viewers plunge into the lives of nomadic yak herders in Mongolia
Young adults on the autism spectrum face and conquer anxiety as they prepare for a formal dance.
A young Shipibo man investigates the history of ayahuasca, a psychoactive brew used by shamans.
A filmmaker and single mother in NYC observes the dramatic turn her relationship with her son takes as he enters high school and begins to outwardly process a childhood without a father figure.
Asylum-seekers in Germany encounter the grinding bureaucracy of Europe’s immigration crisis
Brooklyn’s wildest party is a late-night festival that kicks off the West Indian Day Parade
A fascinating window into the life of a Mayan traditional doctor, midwife, nurse, and activist
This film puts a distinctly human face on the disputed territory of Kashmir through the work of three local artists
Sold out - 50 of the world’s endangered languages collide in a tour de force of poetic & cinematic styles
A small town in the Californian desert welcomes soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan
A group of sprightly Lithuanian grandmothers keep their village’s folk-singing tradition alive
Ukrainian women in the East Village have gathered regularly for 50 years—to make dumplings!
Sold out - In the heart of Cambodia, the Bunong people resist corporate deforestation with traditional rituals
A Finnish doctor and her partner fight for sex ed and gender equality in conservative Uganda
An orphan in love grapples with the realities of traditional marriage arrangements
A live mash up of film and music, NARI is the unsung story of the lives of Lakshmi Shankar and her daughter Viji.
Fernando Llanos embarks on a quest to learn about his grandfather, a distinguished but mysterious charro
A character study of Stephania, Sandinista fighter, parking lot attendant, and trans woman
Sold out - A spirited Cambodian 12-year-old works as a tour guide to support his ill and widowed father
Sold out - A woman who lost her husband and her livelihood tenaciously clings to dwindling hope
Sold out - With a motorbike and a sense of humor, a papaya salesman brings hope to the streets of Phnom Penh
A veteran sanitation worker curates a museum of discarded objects in an East Harlem garage
A small group of Aboriginal activists jumpstart a civil rights movement with theater and song
A group of El Salvadoran forensic anthropologists unearths human remains in hopes of identifying victims of mass murder
A family straddling city and country life embodies the fading of Mongolian culture in China
Delve into the lives and culture of the seafaring Moken, a Southeast Asian ethnic group that relies on the ocean for every aspect of life.
A proposed titanium mine on South Africa’s Wild Coast splits a community over its future
Disasters can have subtle effects beyond visible destruction. In post-Fukushima Japan, a filmmaker investigates unforeseen linguistic fallout.
A story song about the brolga, a crane native to Australia.
A Goolarabooloo elder performs a creation myth from the Bugarregarre time (the dreamtime).
Mark Moora traces the route of a dreamtime story of his people.
Buried overnight in an officially "safe,” decontaminated area 15 miles from Fukushima, 35-millimeter film still picks up the beautiful but unsettling lights of residual radiation.
A small souk preserves an ancient tradition of Arab fabric making in the midst of revolution.
Spanish anthropologists investigate the mass graves of Franco’s legacy: 118,000 disappeared