Films

Albert Maysles Tribute

Albert Maysles Tribute

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.

Avant

Avant

Argentine superstar Julio Bocca struggles to restore the fortunes of Uruguay’s national ballet

El Cacao

El Cacao

Neoliberal ideology, human rights, and the economics of fair trade collide in this look at the chocolate industry

Containment

Containment

How will we warn future societies about buried radioactive waste?

China Remix

China Remix

In Guangzhou, three African immigrants seek success in the local hip-hop scene.

Drawing the Tiger

Drawing the Tiger

A girl in rural Nepal confronts the hope and burden of trying to break free from generations of poverty

Driving with Selvi

Driving with Selvi

An 18-year-old escapes an abusive marriage and becomes South India’s first female taxi driver

East Punk Memories

East Punk Memories

A documentarian returns to interview Hungarian punk musicians she first filmed in the ’80s

Elephant’s Dream

Elephant’s Dream

Stories of workers at public institutions illuminate the struggle between modernity and colonial legacy

Enter the Faun

Enter the Faun

Sold out - A veteran choreographer and a man with cerebral palsy challenge the boundaries of art and medicine

Ever the Land

Ever the Land

New Zealand’s passionately independent tribe Ngāi Tūhoe builds one of the world’s first Living Buildings

Exit Zero

Exit Zero

Following the collapse of Chicago’s steel industry, families explore loss and work to rebuild.

Flor de la Mar

Flor de la Mar

Venezuelan fishermen fight to protect the ruins of the first European city in the Americas

The Funeral Singer

The Funeral Singer

A Vietnamese funeral singer celebrates life and family through the process of death and grieving

Hajwalah

Hajwalah

A young man’s passion for illegal joyriding provides a novel perspective on life in Riyadh

Herders

Herders

Using Oculus Rift headsets, viewers plunge into the lives of nomadic yak herders in Mongolia

How to Dance in Ohio

How to Dance in Ohio

Young adults on the autism spectrum face and conquer anxiety as they prepare for a formal dance.

Icaros

Icaros

A young Shipibo man investigates the history of ayahuasca, a psychoactive brew used by shamans.

Closing Night: In a Perfect World...

Closing Night: In a Perfect World...

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.

J'ouvert

J'ouvert

Brooklyn’s wildest party is a late-night festival that kicks off the West Indian Day Parade

Juanita

Juanita

A fascinating window into the life of a Mayan traditional doctor, midwife, nurse, and activist

Land of Songs

Land of Songs

A group of sprightly Lithuanian grandmothers keep their village’s folk-singing tradition alive 

The Ladies

The Ladies

Ukrainian women in the East Village have gathered regularly for 50 years—to make dumplings!

Sneak Peek: NARI

Sneak Peek: NARI

A live mash up of film and music, NARI is the unsung story of the lives of Lakshmi Shankar and her daughter Viji.

Matria

Matria

Fernando Llanos embarks on a quest to learn about his grandfather, a distinguished but mysterious charro

One Man’s Trash

One Man’s Trash

A veteran sanitation worker curates a museum of discarded objects in an East Harlem garage

The Redfern Story

The Redfern Story

A small group of Aboriginal activists jumpstart a civil rights movement with theater and song

Rootless

Rootless

A family straddling city and country life embodies the fading of Mongolian culture in China

Sailing a Sinking Sea

Sailing a Sinking Sea

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.

The Shore Break

The Shore Break

A proposed titanium mine on South Africa’s Wild Coast splits a community over its future

Snapshot Mon Amour

Snapshot Mon Amour

Disasters can have subtle effects beyond visible destruction. In post-Fukushima Japan, a filmmaker investigates unforeseen linguistic fallout.

What Remains

What Remains

Spanish anthropologists investigate the mass graves of Franco’s legacy: 118,000 disappeared