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Africa

Filmmaker(s): Hajooj Kuka
Year: 2014 / 68m
March 27

Over two years, Sudanese filmmaker Hajooj Kuka lived alongside farmers, herders, and rebels displaced to the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, filming their lives within hillside hide-outs and refugee camps. Destructive air-raids are but occasional moments in an unexpected film, which instead focuses on the vibrant musical heritage of the region: a pulsing lifeblood of cultural resilience in the face of everyday conflict.

Americas

Filmmaker(s): Joey Boink
Year: 2015 / 76m
March 31

Burden of Peace follows Guatemala's first female attorney general, Claudia Paz y Paz. After taking office, Paz y Paz obtains spectacular results, including the arrest of a former head of state charged with committing genocide. But her determined efforts encounter strong resistance from powerful elites that have typically felt above the law.

Filmmaker(s): Wim Wenders and Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
Year: 2014 / 110m
March 28

The photographer Sebastião Salgado was a refugee in the 1970s, fleeing the military dictatorship in Brazil. He became a global wanderer, photographing epochal events of violence and displacement, including Rwanda, Bosnia, and the war in Iraq.

Asia

Filmmaker(s): Joshua Oppenheimer
Year: 2014 / 98m
March 25

Through Joshua Oppenheimer's work filming perpetrators of the Indonesian genocide, a family of survivors discovers how their son was murdered and the identity of the men who killed him.

Europe

Filmmaker(s): Sam Lawlor and Lindsay Pollock
Year: 2013 / 70m
March 24

In 1944, teenagers Thomas & Edith were interned by the Nazis in Budapest. Alone and afraid, they fell in love.

Middle East

Filmmaker(s): Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan
Year: 2014 / 75m
April 1

Through a clever mix of stop motion animation and interviews, The Wanted 18 recreates an astonishing true story: the Israeli army's pursuit of 18 cows, whose independent milk production on a Palestinian collective farm was declared "a threat to the national security of the state of Israel."

United States

Filmmaker(s): Sandrine Orabona and Mark Herzog
Year: 2014 / 90m
April 2

Former US Navy SEAL Chris Beck embarks on a new mission as Kristin Beck. Kristin's journey in search of the American ideals that she protected: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness have a whole new meaning as she lives her life truthfully as a transgender woman.

Filmmaker(s): Patricio Henríquez
Year: 2014 / 99m
March 26

October 2001: As US-led forces invade Afghanistan in search of Osama Bin Laden, 22 members of China's Uyghur minority happen to be in the country. These Turkish-speaking Muslims are fleeing repressive authorities in Beijing, which view them as dangerous terrorists. They are about to be drawn into an unbelievable odyssey, becoming pawns who are mercilessly manipulated on the chessboard of international politico-economic interests