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  • Heaven Admits No Slaves


    Ruslan Batytskyi and Lesya Kalynska

    Heaven Admits No Slaves is a love story set against the background of Ukrainian Revolution. Svitlana and Askold, as well as their friends are transformed into extraordinar... [read more]

  • The Borneo Case



    The Borneo Case is a modern day thriller building upon unique material filmed over 25 years, that ... [read more]

  • The Road


    Zhang Zanbo

    For 3 decades, the whole world has witnessed China’s fast economic development. Skyscrapers are rising in big and small cities, bridges are built across rivers and g... [read more]

  • The Trial of Ratko Mladic


    Henry Singer / Rob Miller

    The man accused of the worst atrocity in Europe since WWII; the biggest trial since Nuremberg; a prosecution and defence fighting for justice and the truth; a region still... [read more]

  • The Opposition


    Hollie Fifer

    In a David-and-Goliath battle over land in Papua New Guinea, Joe Moses, leader of the Paga Hill Settlement, must save his 3,000 people before they are evicted. Battling it... [read more]

  • Trophy


    Shaul Schwarz

    Trophy takes a look inside the world of big game hunting in Africa and the USA.  [read more]

  • 17 not Required Indians


    Soniya Kirpalani

    April 2010 UAE - 17 Indians were sentenced to death for murdering one man. They would have ended up as statistics, but for few family members sought support of local med... [read more]

  • In The Shadow of War


    Georgia and Sophia Scott

    What happens when the guns fall silent? Through the lives of four young people in Bosnia Herzegovina, IN THE SHADOW OF WAR tells the hidden story of a generation traumatis... [read more]

  • The Shore Break


    Ryley Grunenwald

    Two cousins from a rural community have opposing plans to develop their homeland on South Africa’s Wild Coast. Nonhle wants to preserve their traditional Pondo lif... [read more]

  • Southern Rites


    Gillian Laub 

    After a NY Times article exposes still-segregated proms in Montgomery Country, Georgia, a town wrestles with racism that goes far beyond its school dance. [read more]

  • My Life My Lesson


    Åsa Ekman

    My life my lesson follows 16-year-old Felicia over the course of two years as she is attempting to live a normal teenage-li... [read more]

  • Disruption


    Pamela Yates

    DISRUPTION explores a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to eradicate poverty by empowering women on government assistance programs in Colombia, Perú and Brazil t... [read more]

  • A Norwegian Crime in Congo (Working Title)


    Djo Munga

    The middle of the night in a Congo forest, 2009: a taxi driver is shot dead. Two Norwegians present at the scene are arrested and sentenced to death. Beyond guilt or innoc... [read more]

  • The Look of Silence


    Joshua Oppenheimer

    Through the filmmaker’s work filming perpetrators of the 1965-66 Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered – and the iden... [read more]

  • The Possibilities are Endless


    DARYL: Ed Lovelace & James Hall

    Imagine your mind has been wiped: memories, knowledge, experiences, language - every word you ever spoke, has vanished. If eventually you found the words, what would you s... [read more]

  • Freedom Summer


    Stanley Nelson

    Freedom Summer tells the story of the summer of 1964 when more than 700 student volunteers joined with civil rights movement organizers and local blacks in a historic effo... [read more]

  • Unearthed


    Jolynn Minnaar

    A young South African woman swallows her optimism on fracking in her impoverished Karoo home district after a mysterious phone call from the US leads her to uncover the hi... [read more]

  • Young Lakota


    Marion Lipschutz and Rose Rosenblatt

    When Cecelia Fire Thunder, the Oglala Sioux tribe’s first female President, challenges a South Dakota law criminalizing abortion, she ignites a political firestorm t... [read more]

  • The Chosen Ones


    Arman Yeritsyan

    A group of solitarily elderly individuals, neglected by society, find unity in an amateur dance troupe and prove to the world through their performances that they still ha... [read more]

  • The Yes Men Are Revolting


    Laura Nix and the Yes Men

    For nearly two decades, Yes Men Mike and Andy have pulled off notorious media hoaxes that expose corporate crimes. Now middle-aged, they're taking on the biggest threa... [read more]

  • The Homestretch


    Anne de Mare and Kirsten Kelly

    Three homeless teenagers brave Chicago winters, the pressures of high school, and life alone to build a brighter future. Against all odds, these kids defy stereotypes as t... [read more]

  • Ghosts in Our Machine


    Liz Marshall

    THE GHOSTS IN OUR MACHINE illuminates the lives of individual animals living within and rescued from the machine of our modern world. Through the heart and lens of photojo... [read more]

  • Virunga


    Orlando von Einsiedel

    Virunga is the incredible true story of... [read more]

  • Three and a Half Minutes


    Marc Silver

    3 ½ minutes and ten bullets. One unarmed boy is dead. 3 ½ Minutes dissects the shooting death of 17-year-old J... [read more]

  • Please Remember Me


    Zhao Qing

    Fang, Alzheimer patient for eight years, has forgotten everyone except for her husband Feng. An old Chinese saying goes, “Hold his hand to grow old together.” ... [read more]

  • The Hand That Feeds


    Rachel Lears & Robin Blotnick 

    Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez sets out to end abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block in... [read more]

  • Miners Shot Down


    Rehad Desai

    In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later, the police used live ammunition ... [read more]

  • Judgment in Hungary


    Eszter Hajdu

    Judgment in Hungary is a court-room drama about the trial of the four-member team of serial killers, who during the course of one year killed several Roma people, among th... [read more]

  • Driving With Selvi


    Elisa Paloschi

    Filmed over 9 years, Selvi defies strict patriarchal traditions when she escapes an abusive child marriage to become South India’s first female taxi driver... [read more]

  • The Carbon Crooks

    2013 Director:

    Tom Heinemann

    The EU's first carbon credit was put on sale in 2005. The idea was that the trading of carbon would reduce CO2 emissions and thereby curb global warming. But the syste... [read more]

  • Gideon’s Army


    Dawn Porter

    GIDEON’S ARMY follows the personal stories of Travis Williams, Brandy Alexander and June Hardwick, three young public defenders who are part of... [read more]

  • Marmato


    Mark Grieco

    If Colombia is the new El Dorado of the global gold rush then Marmato, a mining town with over 500 years of history, is the new frontier. In its mountain there are over 21... [read more]

  • Little Heaven


    Lieven Corthouts

    Right in the heart of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is a small orphanage called 'Little Heaven'. One of the orphans, Lydia, is 13 today. A truly joyful event, ... [read more]

  • God Loves Uganda


    Roger Ross Williams

    God Loves Uganda explores the role of the American evangelical movement in Uganda, where American missionaries have been credited with both creating schools and hospitals ... [read more]

  • Cocaine Prison


    Violeta Ayala

    From inside one of Bolivia’s notorious prisons, a cocaine worker, a drug mule, and his little sister reveal the country's relationship with cocaine. COCAINE PRIS... [read more]

  • After Tiller


    Martha Shane and Lana Wilson

    Since the assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Kansas in May 2009, there are only four American doctors left who provide third-trimester abortions. After Tiller ... [read more]

  • An African Spring


    Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

    In the Spring of 2011, Senegal was pitched into crisis when President Abdoulaye Wade decided to change the constitution to allow for a third term. An artist-led youth move... [read more]

  • A Whole Lott More


    Victor Buhler

    Lott Industries in Toledo, Ohio, employs more than 1200 workers, all with developmental disabilities.  For decades the company excelled in assembling car parts. ... [read more]

  • Cold Case Hammarskjöld


    Mads Brügger

    If this really is true, if The Secretary of The United Nations really was assassinated by a sinister nexus of big powers working in collusion, it could be the most importa... [read more]

  • How to Survive a Plague

    2012 Director:

    David France

    In the dark days of 1987, the country was six years into the AIDS epidemic, a crisis that was still largely being ignored both by government officials and health organizat... [read more]

  • Dirty Wars

    2012 Director:

    Richard Rowley

    Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the heart of America’s covert war... [read more]

  • Amazing Azerbaijan


    Liz Mermin

    A sugary duet with the unintentionally ironic title “Running Scared” secured the contest for this oil and gas-rich, secular Shia, former Soviet Republic on the... [read more]

  • Our School


    Mona Nicoara and Miruna Coca-Cozma

    Three Roma (“Gypsy”) children from a small Transylvanian town participate in a project to desegregate the local school, struggling against indifference, tradit... [read more]

  • The Law in These Parts

    2012 Director:

    Ra’anan Alexandrowicz 

      The Law In These Parts explores this unprecedented and little-known story through testimonies of the military legal professionals who were ... [read more]

  • Town of Runners

    2012 Director:

    Jerry Rothwell

    Town Of Runners ( is a feature documentary about young people from the Ethiopian rural town of Bekoji, whose runners have won 8 Olympic Gold m... [read more]

  • Who is Dayani Cristal?

    2012 Director:

    Marc Silver

    An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama. The search for ide... [read more]

  • State Builders

    2012 Director:


    Anne Poiret and Florence Martin-Kessler

    A year ago, in July 2011, the Republic of South Sudan became the world’s newest State and the United Nations’ 193rd member. After a 50-year civil war, which ki... [read more]

  • No Fire Zone


    Callum Macrae

    Our film reveals the true extent of crimes against humanity in the final weeks of the Sri Lankan civil war - told through eye witness testimony and shocking video evidence... [read more]

  • The Square

    2012 Director:

    Jehane Noujaim

    The Square is an intimate observational documentary that tells an immersive story of the ongoing struggle of the Egyptian Revolution. Beginning in the tents of Ta... [read more]

  • Big Boys Gone Bananas!*

    2012 Director:

    Fredrik Gertten

    In April 2009, Swedish filmmakers Fredrik Gertten and Margarete Jangård learned that the world premiere of BANANAS!* - their documentary about a lawsuit aga... [read more]

  • Making the Case, Beatrice Mtetwa and the Rule of Law

    2012 Director:

    Lorie Conway Co-producers: Lorie Conway, Hopewell Chin'Ono & Andrew Meldrum

    Our film seeks to highlight the importance of the rule of law by focusing on attorney Beatrice Mtetwa’s efforts in Zimbabwe. In spite of beatings by police, she has ... [read more]

  • One Mile Away

    2012 Director:

    Penny Woolcock

    Inner cities are little war zones in which small wars are fought. Gangs of young men stab and shoot each other for straying into the wrong postcode. But now, two gang lead... [read more]

  • The Interrupters

    2012 Director:

    Steve James

    The Interrupters tells the moving and surprising stories of three “violence interrupters” - two men and a woman - who with bravado, humility and even ... [read more]

  • The Invisible War

    2012 Director:

    Kirby Dick

    The Invisible War is a groundbreaking investigative documentary about one of our country's most shameful and best kept secrets: the epidemic of rape within ou... [read more]

  • Give Up Tomorrow

    2012 Director:

    Michael Collins

    As a tropical storm beats down on the Philippine island of Cebu, two sisters leave work and never make it home... Give Up Tomorrow exposes a Kafkaesque extravagan... [read more]

  • Gasland

    2012 Director:

    Josh Fox


    Gasland 2, a sequel to the Oscar Award-nominated and Emmy-winning film by Josh Fox, Gasland, continues the filmmaker’s ongoing investigation into t... [read more]

  • Love Free or Die


    Mackey Alston

    LOVE FREE OR DIE is about a man whose two defining passions are in direct conflict: his love for God and for his partner Mark. Gene Robinson is the first openly gay person... [read more]

  • My Neighbourhood


    Rebekah Wingert-Jabi and Julia Bacha

    Mohammed El Kurd is a Palestinian boy growing up in the neighbo... [read more]

  • Crime After Crime

    2012 Director:

    Yoav Potash

    Crime After Crime is the exclusive documentary film on the dramatic legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her ... [read more]

  • Call Me Kuchu

    2012 Director:

    Katherine Fairfax Wright & Malika Zouhali-Worrall


    In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock... [read more]

  • Brooklyn Castle

    2012 Director:

    Katie Dellamaggiore

    Brooklyn Castle takes an intimate look at a year in the lives of several young teens at Brooklyn, New York’s Intermediate School 318 – where 65% of st... [read more]

  • Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer


    Mike Lerner & Maxim Pozdorovkin

    Three young women face seven years in a Russian prison for a satirical performance in a Moscow cathedral. But who is really on trial in a case that has gripped the nation ... [read more]