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.
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).
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.
An agriculturalist races against time from Rome to Russia to the Arctic Circle to save the one resource we cannot live without: our seeds.
When Iranian teenager Sepideh discovers an interest in astronomy, she must reconcile her family lifestyle with her professional aspirations.
Aging members of an all-male eating club in a Bulgarian village argue about women’s rights, homosexuality, and other modern surprises.
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.
Devastating effects of retreating ice in Greenland and rising seas in the Pacific frame an elegantly conceived climate-change cautionary tale.
The juxtaposition of a palace turned luxury hotel and the school beneath its walls creates an eloquent portrait of life in an Indian village.
The sacred funeral tradition of Sky Burial reveals how rampant tourism and commercialization of culture is tearing modern Tibet apart.
Told by colorful locals, the slow death of a once-great bastion of culture sinking under the weight of 21 million+ tourists per year.
A fisherman whose ancestors lived almost exclusively on the water provides a window into the disappearing culture of the Badjao people.
A lyrical, evocative exploration of three young lives on the Blackfeet Indian reservation reveals what it means to be Native American today.