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2019 EDITION FILM LINEUP

documentary films by title (36)

¡HOLA KITTY!  Quick View
Dir: Daniel Burity, United States, 10 min, 2015, Documentary
The film address the challenging issues of Latino illegal immigrants in the US. The main subject is a Latino immigrant who works in New York City in... more »
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3 STOLEN CAMERAS  Quick View
Dir: RåFILM, Equipe Media, Sweden, 17 min, 2017, Documentary
The members of video activist group Equipe Media, from occupied Western Sahara, fight to keep their cameras. This is a story about breaking an absol... more »
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A BLACK MAN IN ZIMBABWE  Quick View
Dir: Roger Horn, South Africa, 4 min, 2018, Documentary
In 1994, 62 school children in Ruwa, Zimbabwe claimed to have seen a UFO and a black man on the school playground. No teachers or school employees w... more »
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ACCUSED OF WITCHCRAFT  Quick View
Dir: Ewa Marcinowska, Poland, 23 min, 2017, Documentary
In February 2016, the world was gripped by the photo of a starved-to-death boy, accused of witchcraft and banished by his family and community. The... more »
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AND THEN THEY CAME FOR US  Quick View
Dir: Abby Ginzberg, Ken Schneider, United States, 50 min, 2017, Documentary
After calling for a Muslim registry and trying to enact an immigration ban against people from Muslim majority countries, the Trump administration... more »
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ASTRONAUT STARBRIGHT  Quick View
Dir: Lana Taylor, United States, 12 min, 2018, Documentary
Taylor Richardson (Astronaut Starbright), is a young girl of color who aspires to be an astronaut when she grows up. She advocates for girls of colo... more »
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BACK HOME  Quick View
Dir: Haruka Motohashi, United States, 12 min, 2018, Documentary
Back Home is an autobiographical documentary about the filmmaker's heart-rending personal journey to reconcile with her estranged mother, who is abo... more »
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BORN AS A GIRL  Quick View
Dir: Marek Klosowicz , Poland, 61 min, 2018, Documentary
Pregnant girls at the age of 13 or grandmothers at the age of 26 are of no surprise in Colombian slums. In the poorest social class, violence agains... more »
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BORN IN GAMBIA  Quick View
Dir: Natxo Leuza Fernandez, Gambia, 27 min, 2018, Documentary
Hassan is a child who lives on the street. His brother was accused of witchcraft and burned alive in front of him. His stepfather tells him the devi... more »
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CAPTURING THE FLAG  Quick View
Dir: Anne de Mare, United States, 72 min, 2018, Documentary
A tight-knit group of friends travel to Cumberland County, North Carolina county - named 2016 “posterchild” for voter suppression - intent on provin... more »
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CHALLENGING THE CALL  Quick View
Dir: Milik Robinson, United States, 20 min, 2018, Documentary
Challenging The Call is call is a personal journey film about discovering one's self worth while moving on from past pain. In this film, I set out t... more »
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DRAGTIVISTS  Quick View
Dir: Savannah Rodgers, United States, 7 min, 2017, Documentary
Dragtivists is a short documentary about the intersection of activism and drag performance. ... more »
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FINDING NASSEEBI  Quick View
Dir: Andrea Yu-Chieh Chung, United Arab Emirates, 9 min, 2018, Documentary
A soul-searching filmmaker sets out to make a documentary about the United Arab Emirates' Islamic hotline center, where scholars answer questions an... more »
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GREAT! LAKES  Quick View
Dir: Tess Wagman, United States, 20 min, 2018, Documentary
In the small town of Knife River, Minnesota, twin sisters, Pamela Matson & Patricia Canelake, make candy the old fashioned way using recipes invente... more »
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HARVEST SEASON  Quick View
Dir: Bernardo Ruiz , United States, 80 min, 2018, Documentary
Harvest Season delves into the lives of people who work behind the scenes of the premium California wine industry, during one of the most dramatic g... more »
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HOW TO POWER A CITY: ASTORIA  Quick View
Dir: Melanie J La Rosa, United States, 10 min, 2018, Documentary
When the utility wanted to built yet another power plant in already heavily polluted Astoria, Queens, this community decided to do something about i... more »
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IRON TRIANGLE  Quick View
Dir: Nate Dorr & Maya Edelman, United States, 16 min, 2018, Documentary
A vibrant industrial neighborhood thriving despite city neglect. Immigrant workers, documented and undocumented. A city plan for massive redevelopme... more »
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LOUIE (KR.ONE) GASPARRO 5POINTZ  Quick View
Dir: Eirini Alligiannis , Australia, 5 min, 2018, Documentary
A short documentary featuring Louie (KR.ONE) Gasparro and when his love for graffiti was rekindled at the legendary 5Pointz graffiti mecca in Long I... more »
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MY PAINTBRUSH BITES  Quick View
Dir: Joel Pincosy, Joe Egender, United States, 16 min, 2017, Documentary
A man battling reclusion and a racehorse on the brink of death save each other in unexpected ways. ... more »
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NOBODY DIES HERE  Quick View
Dir: Simon Panay, France, 23 min, 2016, Documentary
Perma gold mine, Benin. Some dream to find something, others realized there was nothing to be found. Some dig relentlessly hoping to become rich, ot... more »
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PATERNAL RITES  Quick View
Dir: Jules Rosskam, United States, 82 min, 2018, Documentary
Paternal Rites is a first-person essay film that examines the secret underbelly of a contemporary Jewish American family as they grapple with the af... more »
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PORT TRIUMPH (Puerto el Triunfo)  Quick View
Dir: Jeffrey Gould, El Salvador, 61 min, 2017, Documentary
In the 1970s, the 1500 organized workers of Puerto el Triunfo - mostly women - thanks to their struggles were amongst the more privileged laborers i... more »
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QUIET STORM: THE RON ARTEST STORY  Quick View
Dir: Johnny Sweet, United States, 116 min, 2018, Documentary
In the world of professional sports no athlete ever came back from a mental health disorder....until Ron Artest. ... more »
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ROOFTOP REFUGE  Quick View
Dir: Andrew Leibman, United States, 5 min, 2017, Documentary
A short documentary about Brooklyn local, Dave Malone, and how his passion for flying pigeons shaped his life. ... more »
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THE ARC OF A LIFE  Quick View
Dir: Christian Doherty, United States, 65 min, 2018, Documentary
The story of four friends, who met in grade school and began imagining a new world. It was a world of the written word, of Super-8 film, and audiota... more »
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THE DIVER (El Buzo)  Quick View
Dir: Esteban Arrangoiz, Mexico, 16 min, 2016, Documentary
Julio César Cu Cámara is the chief diver in the Mexico City sewerage system, he job is to repair pumps and dislodge garbage that flows into the gutt... more »
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THE HIVE  Quick View
Dir: Sheila Avellaneda, Spain, 3 min, 2018, Documentary
There are 20,000 species of bees in the world and survive in hives. But surviving is not always enough. ... more »
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THE LAST OF HIS KIND (DER LETZTE SEINER ART )  Quick View
Dir: Jánik von Wilmsdorff, Germany, 11 min, 2018, Documentary
This is the story of Paul, a broken man. A man who has lost everything. A man whose home is now like a ghost town, attracting rubberneckers every da... more »
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THE NEW KLAN, HERITAGE OF HATE  Quick View
Dir: Leslie Shatz, Eleanor Miller, United States, 59 min, 1978, Documentary
The new digital restoration of this rare documentary about David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan in the 1970s has not been seen for 40 years. "The New Kla... more »
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THE SWEETEST LAND  Quick View
Dir: Jeffrey Teitler, United States, 64 min, 2018, Documentary
Tonight, after the gunshots, trauma pagers across the country will sound . In inner cities across America, mothers will scream and the lives of t... more »
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THE SWIMMER  Quick View
Dir: Thomas Beug, Ireland, 11 min, 2017, Documentary
Stephen Redmond from West Cork was the first person ever to complete the world famous 'Ocean's Seven' challenge. This film looks at the beauty and t... more »
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THE WASHING SOCIETY  Quick View
Dir: Lynne Sachs, Lizzie Olesker, United States, 44 min, 2018, Documentary
When you drop off a bag of dirty laundry, who's doing the washing and folding? THE WASHING SOCIETY brings us into New York City laundromats and the... more »
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THE WRESTLER: A Q.T. MARSHALL STORY  Quick View
Dir: Frank Zarrillo, United States, 75 min, 2017, Documentary
Q.T. Marshall has been independently wrestling for nearly a decade. Turning 30, and sustaining multiple injuries in the ring, his career could quite... more »
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VIDA ALEGRE  Quick View
Dir: Marta Pulk, Estonia, 6 min, 2018, Documentary
Vida Alegre takes us to the Peruvian Amazon where thousands of women sell their bodies for money in the midst of jungle law. Developed under the gui... more »
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WITHOUT THIS WORLD (OHNE DIESE WELT )  Quick View
Dir: Nora Fingscheidt, Germany, 115 min, 2017, Documentary
Argentina, 2016: in a remote desert 700 Mennonites of German origin lead 18th-century lives without electricity, music, or any of the amenities mode... more »
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YIA YIA: A PORTRAIT  Quick View
Dir: Greg Sego, United States, 20 min, 2018, Documentary
Between 1939 and 1945, an estimated 40.5 million Europeans were uprooted and displaced... This is the story of 1 of them. "Yia Yia: A Portrait" doc... more »
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