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Amanecer (Dawn)

Amanecer (Dawn)

A filmmaker's personal journey to find her birthmother explores the meaning of family.

The Art of Moving

The Art of Moving

Facing a gruesome civil war at home, the producers of a Syrian comedy news series struggle to keep their show —and themselves—alive and safe.

A Bold Peace

A Bold Peace

SOLD OUT–Since it disbanded its military 60 years ago, how has the government of Costa Rica managed to stay safe and put the happiness of its people first?

Special Screening: Capturing the Flag

Special Screening: Capturing the Flag

On Election Day in 2016, four volunteers stationed themselves at the polls in North Carolina, answering questions and working to ensure every vote counts.

Cedar Tree of Life

Cedar Tree of Life

Three women of the Salish peoples share their connections to cedar, the fragrant and durable tree of Canada’s Northwest Coast.

Ceres

Ceres

From slaughtering pigs to tracking storms, four children in the boggy southwest of the Netherlands learn farm skills that sustained their families for generations.

Ciao Babylon

Ciao Babylon

Nearly half of New York City’s estimated 400 spoken languages are disappearing. Daniel Kaufman and his team of linguists are helping keep language diversity alive.

Con o Sin Papeles

Con o Sin Papeles

The reality of the migrant workforce comes to light through their stories and the eyes of a labor rights activist.

Eastern Memories

Eastern Memories

Narration drawn from the writings of a late-19th-century linguist create a provocative sense of contrast against scenes of contemporary life.

Ethiopiques–Revolt of the Soul

Ethiopiques–Revolt of the Soul

SOLD OUT–Amid constant political turmoil and repression in 1960s and 70s Ethiopia, a brilliant new sound emerged, changing pop music forever.

Genesis 2.0

Genesis 2.0

What if scientists brought the woolly mammoth back from extinction? Follow two brothers as they search for the keys to a bioengineered future.

Graves Without a Name

Graves Without a Name

Filmmaker Rithy Panh explores the lasting effects of the Cambodian genocide through stories of those who have lost their families and have begun searching for their graves.

The Groove is Not Trivial

The Groove is Not Trivial

Master fiddle teacher Alasdair Fraser’s journey with his fiddle becomes his liberation, and the catalyst for a global revival of Scottish culture.

The Guardians

The Guardians

The Guardians flutters between colorful monarch butterflies searching for water in Central Mexico and Indigenous farmers guarding those waters from the logging industry.

Gurrumul

Gurrumul

Renowned blind Indigenous musician Gurrumul faces a near impossible choice: stay home and lead his Aboriginal community or travel and share his gift?

Her Words

Her Words

Meet the last remaining writers of a 500-year-old secret language known only to women in Southern China.

Landfall

Landfall

Explore the lingering traumatic effects of family separation at the U.S. border through the story of a mother and son who migrated from Colombia.

Leitis in Waiting

Leitis in Waiting

SOLD OUT–As the leitis or transgender women of Tonga fight for rights on a global level, they confront the bigotry of insurgent fundamentalists at home.

Mamacita

Mamacita

An eccentric beauty tycoon invites her grandson, a filmmaker, into her castle-like home. In the end, does he see more than she wanted him to? Or did she intend that all along?

Mother & Baby

Mother & Baby

Survivors of Irish mother and baby homes for children conceived out of wedlock hope to heal and find the feeling of family they were denied in youth.

The Mountain of SGaana

The Mountain of SGaana

A story unfolds on the blanket as it grows longer, illustrating the ancient tale of Haida master sea hunter Naa-Naa-Simgat and his beloved, Kuuga Kuns.

Nothing is Forgiven

Nothing is Forgiven

She escaped a repressive regime in Morocco, then survived the attacks at Charlie Hebdo. Journalist Zineb El Rhazoui won’t stop fighting for what she believes in.

Nuuca

Nuuca

Nuuca is a meditation on the violation of the Earth and sexual violence against young Indigenous women.

Obscuro Barroco

Obscuro Barroco

What is the essence of a city that is constantly changing? Queer Brazilian icon Luana Muniz lead us through Rio de Janeiro in the months surrounding Carnival.

Special Screening: Personal Statement

Special Screening: Personal Statement

Three high schoolers from underfunded Brooklyn schools become leaders in the fight for educational equity, while helping their peers apply to college.

Playing Hard

Playing Hard

Developing a hit video game requires creativity, discipline, and the ability to remain cool under pressure. Does this team have what it takes?

Rituals of Resistance

Rituals of Resistance

A Tibetan-American filmmaker explores modes of resistance to Chinese occupation by speaking with activists across generations.

Runners (Biegacze)

Runners (Biegacze)

A nearly 150 mile race can bring out the most extreme pain and joy imaginable. What pushes the runners to the race at all–and what keeps them going?

Sex Spirit Strength

Sex Spirit Strength

Two Indigenous men in Canada explore the trauma of the colonial legacy, grapple with their health and identity, and find new purpose through activism and art.

 The Sign for Love

The Sign for Love

Elad Cohen grew up deaf and gay in a hearing family in Israel. He decides to have and raise a baby with his best friend Yaeli, who is also deaf, revealing the challenges of parenting and the ways that a child can repair a family.

Strangers Ourselves

Strangers Ourselves

Eighty-six-year-old Elizabeth Rapley has sponsored 92 refugees in Canada since 1979 and she’s showing no signs of stopping.

Swim Lesson

Swim Lesson

What does it feel like to learn something new as an adult? Follow a novice swimmer over the course of one swim lesson.

Tara's Footprint

Tara's Footprint

SOLD OUT–Four young siblings living in Khechuperi, a sacred village in the Himalayas, balance their spiritual practice with their daily lives.

Tibetan Nomads in Exile

Tibetan Nomads in Exile

While living in exile in India, 2,300 Tibetan refugees continue to practice their traditional nomadic way of life.

Truth Detectives

Truth Detectives

Counter to the fear that data collection will lead to a dystopian nightmare, activists today use surveillance tools to expose human rights abusers.

Virgin Blacktop

Virgin Blacktop

A love of skateboarding brings nine suburban boys together as one of the best crews in the Northeast and causes them to popularize the sport in New York State.

Walking Backwards into the Future

Walking Backwards into the Future

An ancient design by Tongan artist Benjamin Work is projected into contemporary NYC and becomes part of a neighborhood’s vibrant landscape of street art.

Warrior Women

Warrior Women

Forty years fighting for Indigenous rights in America have bonded a mother and daughter as comrades in a multi-generational political struggle. 

What the Wind Took Away

What the Wind Took Away

After their homeland is burned, two Yazidi women in a Turkish refugee camp work to find comfort and home in a state of transition.

What Walaa Wants

What Walaa Wants

SOLD OUT–Growing up in a refugee camp, Walaa dreams of joining the Palestinian Security Forces; can this rebellious young woman accomplish her goal?