Three countries. One passion. Three hundred bodies climbing, reaching the sky to build a human tower—all for a touch of glory.
A 14-year examination by acclaimed political documentarian Anand Patwardhan of the music of protest of the Dalit, India’s “untouchable” caste.
An intimate, wry, and whimsical self-portrait that incorporates collage and animation to celebrate the healing qualities of art and the power of defining ones own story.
The story of two deaf siblings in rural Nicaragua living entirely without written, spoken, or signed language pose provocative questions about the purpose of words, aid work, and documentary film.
At her Qur’an school for girls in Syria a Muslim preacher challenges her students to live according to Islam without giving up their dreams.
An exploration of the joys and sorrows of Christmas in northeast Arnhem Land, one of the most isolated Aboriginal land in Australia.
At 16, Ngaa Rauuira is a prodigy and a national hero—how will he rise the extraordinary challenge of being the voice and hope of the Maori community while dealing with the ordinary trials of being a teenager?
This year, in collaboration with Games for Change , the Mead invites audiences to play a series of interactive digital games that delve into critical social and global issues that appear throughout Festival films and discussions.
The World Cup in a Pretoria township and the life of an ordinary family: struggle for survival, teenage problems, business—and vuvuzelas.
The Naga tribes of Northeast India and Northern Myanmar keep a tenuous hold on ritual and tradition as they adapted to the modern world.