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Flor de Toloache

In a run-down NYC subway station, a dazzlingly dressed all-female mariachi band brings the platform to life.

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H2O MX

H2O MX examines the daily issues Mexico City faces managing its water, reminding us that sustainability is deeply linked to social justice.

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Happiness

As TV and the Internet come to rural Bhutan, a young monk’s trip to the capital becomes a bittersweet meditation on technological progress.

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Hi-Ho Mistahey!

The latest film by the legendary Alanis Obomsawin chronicles Cree teenager Shannen Koostachin and her Shannen’s Dream campaign for First Nations youth.

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How a People Live

The Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw First Nation, forcibly relocated from British Columbia in 1964, exhibit remarkable strength in the face of hardship.

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Invitation to Dance

Simi Linton sets out on a lifelong quest to offer disabled Americans “equality, justice, and a place on the dance floor!"

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Jalanan

A film about Indonesia, street music, love, prison, politics, sex, corruption, rice fields, globalization and heartache!

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¡Kachkaniraqmi!

Through Peru’s social and economic struggles, through rugged mountains and idyllic rain forests, the human musical spirit remains constant.

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Kismet

Turkish soap operas have taken the Middle East by storm, becoming an international export and inspiring a cultural shift to the left.

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Laal Pari

An illiterate village council woman in rural India champions safety and equal rights for women in the face of institutionalized misogyny.

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The Last Patrol

Affecting follow-up to Restrepo, about the director’s year spent embedded in Afghanistan, exploring war’s lasting impact on combat vets.

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Let's Get the Rhythm

Through wars and migrations, across language barriers and oceans, young girls connect through thousands of different hand-clapping games.

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Little White Lie

As a teenager from a Jewish family in New York, Lacey Schwartz begins to piece together a big family secret, and her own racial identity.

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Living Quechua

A Brooklyn Peruvian woman’s mission to connect speakers of her native Quechua reveals NYC as a bubbling crockpot of linguistic diversity.

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Madame Phung's Last Journey

Madame Phung’s Last Journey follows a troupe of Vietnamese cross-dressing singers on their journey through the country’s back roads for a year.

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My Prairie Home

Transgender musician Rae Spoon is a deeply soulful individual whose story is at once unique and speaks to the universality of human experience.

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Remembering Yayayi

The lifestyles of a remote aboriginal community are explored through a combination of archival footage and modern-day remembrances.

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The Return

Four Polish women raised Catholic set out to become strong, dynamic Jewish leaders, faced with the unique task of building an identity in a vacuum.

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Robert Gardner Tribute

In honor of preeminent filmmaker Robert Gardner, who died on June 21, 2014, this year’s retrospective screening will feature Gardner’s iconic ethnographic film Dead Birds (1964, 85 min) and screen the New York premiere of Gardner’s last film, Dead Birds Re-encountered (2013, 46 min).

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Santa Cruz del Islote

Isolated and peaceful, the world’s most densely populated island is increasingly dependent on the Colombian mainland as the environment changes and sea level rises.

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Seeds of Time

An agriculturalist races against time from Rome to Russia to the Arctic Circle to save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.

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Sepideh—Reaching for the Stars

When Iranian teenager Sepideh discovers an interest in astronomy, she must reconcile her family lifestyle with her professional aspirations.

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Soul Food Stories

Aging members of an all-male eating club in a Bulgarian village argue about women’s rights, homosexuality, and other modern surprises.

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Tender

In the industrial town of Port Kembla, a community center embarks on a noble and atypical quest: to serve the townspeople with a not-for-profit funeral service.

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ThuleTuvalu

Devastating effects of retreating ice in Greenland and rising seas in the Pacific frame an elegantly conceived climate-change cautionary tale.

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Under the Palace Wall

The juxtaposition of a palace turned luxury hotel and the school beneath its walls creates an eloquent portrait of life in an Indian village.

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Vultures of Tibet

The sacred funeral tradition of Sky Burial reveals how rampant tourism and commercialization of culture is tearing modern Tibet apart.

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The Venice Syndrome

Told by colorful locals, the slow death of a once-great bastion of culture sinking under the weight of 21 million+ tourists per year.

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Walking Under Water

A fisherman whose ancestors lived almost exclusively on the water provides a window into the disappearing culture of the Badjao people.

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Where God Likes to Be

A lyrical, evocative exploration of three young lives on the Blackfeet Indian reservation reveals what it means to be Native American today.

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