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2017 EDITION FILM LINEUP

documentary films by title (30)

4 BED, 4 1/2 BATH  Quick View
Dir: Amanda Katz, United States, 10 min, 2016, Documentary
Sudden divorce spurs a newly single Marjorie to sell her family home of 35 years. We move through, room by room, in this newly made intermediate zon... more »
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A WALK TO FREEDOM  Quick View
Dir: Dan Pearson, United States, 30 min, 2016, Documentary
Donna Hylton's first person interview about the childhood abuse she endured, the spiral of events that lead to her incarceration, and how she learne... more »
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BETWEEN NEIGHBORHOODS  Quick View
Dir: Seth Fein, United States, 59 min, 2016, Documentary
Between Neighborhoods is an experimental documentary that nonlinearly examines the present and past of the worlds that orbit the world’s biggest ren... more »
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CHILDREN BEHIND THE WALL  Quick View
Dir: Marisol Gonzalez, Mexico, 52 min, 2016, Documentary
Tijuana is the legendary border town between Mexico and the United States. It is also known as a smuggler's paradise, a sordid town with an illegal... more »
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CHRIST/EL  Quick View
Dir: Andreas Grützner, Germany, 9 min, 2016, Documentary
A family portrait told through Super8 footage and old tapes from 1975-77. In it's essence the question about belief. A boy and his dilemma to stand... more »
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DUTEE  Quick View
Dir: Vanessa Hudson, United States, 23 min, 2016, Documentary
In 2014, Olympic hopeful Indian sprinter Dutee Chand was banned from competing in sports due to naturally occurring levels of testosterone in her bo... more »
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EXCERPTS OF 4 LITTLE GIRLS: A DANCE FILM  Quick View
Dir: Kerri Edge, United States, 14 min, 2016, Documentary
In 1963, racial tension was high. On September 15th, parishioners attended a church service at the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabam... more »
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FIRE OF THE FINAL DAYS  Quick View
Dir: Doug Leconte, Canada, 15 min, 2016, Documentary
The Earth’s language is spiritual and tenuous, a series of whispers and feelings. It is however also remarkably and shockingly incompatible with the... more »
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FLÂNEURS - STREET RAMBLES  Quick View
Dir: Matthew Lancit, Canada, 80 min, 2016, Documentary
Between film projects and following the birth of his daughter, a Canadian in Paris (Matthew Lancit) must confront his slacker lifestyle and decide i... more »
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HERR VON BOHLEN  Quick View
Dir: Andre Schaefer, Germany, 90 min, 2015, Documentary
The film tells the story of the last offspring of a powerful German family, whose cannons killed countless people in two world wars: Arndt von Bohle... more »
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LATE BLOSSOM BLUES  Quick View
Dir: Wolfgang Pfoser-Almer & Stefan Wolner, Austria, 89 min, 2017, Documentary
A 1932-born hard-working poor black man from the Mississippi backwoods who becomes an internationally acclaimed Blues star after he releases his deb... more »
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MEMORIES RECORDED, MEMORIES STORED  Quick View
Dir: Jake Alexander McAfee, United States, 15 min, 2016, Documentary
With her unique, insightful vision, awarding winning artist and sculptor, Judith Modrak, takes on a new challenge as she invites the public to share... more »
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NO HUMAN INVOLVED  Quick View
Dir: Pj Starr, United States, 75 min, 2016, Documentary
In 2009 after she was sentenced to more than two years imprisonment for prostitution, Marcia Powell was locked in a metal cage in the desert sun at... more »
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NOT BLACK ENOUGH  Quick View
Dir: Tracey Anarella, United States, 82 min, 2015, Documentary
A Film by Tracey Anarella Not Black Enough is a film about class warfare and the cross-tides that African-Americans are dealing with within the bl... more »
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ON THE FRENCH BROAD RIVER  Quick View
Dir: Bill Torgerson, United States, 75 min, 2016, Documentary
On the French Broad River follows the journey of the Torgerson family as they raft 147 miles from Rosman, North Carolina, through class III and IV w... more »
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OVER OCEANS  Quick View
Dir: Lisa Tan, United States, 15 min, 2016, Documentary
In 2015 an interracial couple remembers their courtship and marriage two years before the US Supreme Court ruled the ban on interracial marriage unc... more »
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POSITIVE HELL  Quick View
Dir: Andi Reiss, England, 30 min, 2014, Documentary
POSITIVE HELL is the story of five individuals who have defied their doctors and lived on for nearly thirty years with a diagnosis of death. The fil... more »
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PROJECT BAYGANDA  Quick View
Dir: Montaigne Massac, United States, 60 min, 2016, Documentary
Project BayGanda is a documentary about Bay Area fashion designer Erica Varize's ( "Evarize" ) 10 plus year youth program the "Sew What Sewing Camp"... more »
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RAISIN/ROSEDALE  Quick View
Dir: Sandy Chase, United States, 21 min, 2016, Documentary
Segregation in New York City affects people of different races and income levels in deeply personal ways. In Rosedale, Queens in the 1970s, for exa... more »
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THE BULLISH FARMER  Quick View
Dir: Ken Marsolais, United States, 80 min, 2016, Documentary
Over a decade ago, John Ubaldo, aka “John Boy,” a successful Wall Street investment banker decided to call it quits. Distraught over the loss of his... more »
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THE DROVER'S BOY  Quick View
Dir: Margaret McHugh, Australia, 11 min, 2014, Documentary
The Drover's Boy is an award-winning hybrid documentary set in the 1920s outback Australia, which recalls a time when it was illegal for white Austr... more »
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THE FISHERMAN  Quick View
Dir: Anoah Levine, United States, 5 min, 2016, Documentary
Queens, New York is often described as the most diverse borough in New York City. Within this borough exists two conflicting worlds: the loud, fast... more »
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THE MARGARET LAMBERT FILM  Quick View
Dir: Nina Horowitz, United States, 24 min, 2016, Documentary
When an autocratic dictator enforces religious discrimination as a cornerstone of patriotism, the human toll takes many forms. Margaret Lambert... more »
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THE PROMISE  Quick View
Dir: Zeljko Mirkovic, Serbia, 74 min, 2016, Documentary
A century ago Rogljevo was incredibly prosperous for a remote village in far eastern corners of Serbia. The wines of Rogljevo were to be found at ex... more »
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THESE OBJECTS, THOSE MEMORIES  Quick View
Dir: Roger Horn, South Africa, 29 min, 2015, Documentary
'These Objects, Those Memories' is a split-screen film focused on material culture, specifically, that of three long-term Zimbabwean female migrants... more »
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THOU ART: DUBLIN  Quick View
Dir: Camille Wainer, Ireland, 56 min, 2016, Documentary
Thou Art: Dublin is a documentary that attempts to paint an intimate portrait of the creative life of Dublin. Set in post-Celtic Tiger Ireland, the... more »
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TO SERVE AND PROTECT?  Quick View
Dir: Gandhi Brigade Youth Media, United States, 7 min, 2016, Documentary
We see it all over the media, but excessive use of force by police isn't new. We've known about the killings of men, women, and children of color to... more »
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UNDOCUMENTED  Quick View
Dir: Patricia Shih, United States, 72 min, 2016, Documentary
A documentary produced by first-time filmmaker Patricia Shih, written from the autobiographical book by the subject Dr. Harold Fernandez. A compelli... more »
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VALENTINA  Quick View
Dir: Maximilian Feldmann, Germany, 51 min, 2016, Documentary
A slum in a Romani neighbourhood. Ten-year-old Valentina invites us to meet her family. What follows are bizarre anecdotes, daydreams and documentar... more »
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VIRIATO  Quick View
Dir: Gabriel Stanger Martins, Spain, 10 min, 2016, Documentary
A portrait of the spanish society and of a culture that has been taken down and it couldn't get up anymore, living generation after generation, the... more »
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