New York

New York, June 11 - 21, 2015

(T)ERROR film image

(T)ERROR is the story of Saeed "Shariff" Torres, a 62-year-old former Black Panther-turned-counterterrorism informant for the FBI, and the first documentary to place filmmakers on the ground during an active FBI counterterrorism sting operation.

Filmmaker(s):
Lyric R. Cabral and David Felix Sutcliffe
Year:
2015 / 84m
Jun 14
3 1/2 Minutes film image

As the deaths of Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner galvanize the public, the moving 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets brings the conversation back home—to the impact felt by families across the country for whom reform can’t come fast enough.

Filmmaker(s):
Marc Silver
Year:
2015 / 98m
Jun 12
A Right to the Image program image

Representations of human suffering and injustice are not only aesthetic choices; they are political and ethical choices. In an era where images can be captured in one place and consumed instantly around the world, we examine the proposed concept of "a right to the image".

Filmmaker(s):
Various artists
Year:
2015 / 90m
Jun 15

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.

Filmmaker(s):
Hajooj Kuka
Year:
2014 / 68m
Jun 13/14

Burden of Peace follows Guatemala's first female attorney general, Claudia Paz y Paz. Burden of Peace is an epic tale of personal sacrifice, hard-fought change, and hope.

Filmmaker(s):
Joey Boink
Year:
2015 / 76m
Jun 16/18
Cartel Land film image

With unprecedented access, Cartel Land is a harrowing look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels.

Filmmaker(s):
Matthew Heineman
Year:
2015 / 98m
Jun 11

Violence is part of everyday life in Colombia, where the military, guerrillas, paramilitaries, and drug cartels have been fighting for decades, and hundreds of thousands of people have been killed.

Filmmaker(s):
Andreas Dalsgaard
Year:
2014 / 104m
Jun 18/20
No Land's Song film image

A political thriller and a musical journey,No Land's Song never loses sight of its real center - the female voice.

Filmmaker(s):
Ayat Najafi
Year:
2014 / 93m
Jun 13/14/18
Of Men and War film image

The warriors in Of Men and War have come safely home to the United States after serving their country in Iraq and Afghanistan, but they are unable to escape the battlefield that rages in their own minds.

Filmmaker(s):
Laurent Bécue-Renard
Year:
2015 / 142m
Jun 20
Black Panthers film image

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution is a feature documentary that includes eyewitness accounts from the first members who joined the organization to rank-and-file members in cities like Chicago, Oakland, Los Angeles, and NY.

Filmmaker(s):
Stanley Nelson
Year:
2015 / 116m
Jun 21

Filmmaker Francois Verster explores how music and storytelling can serve as an outlet for citizens to process political upheaval.

Filmmaker(s):
Francois Verster
Year:
2014 / 107m
Jun 19/20
Look of Silence film image

The Look of Silence is Joshua Oppenheimer’s powerful companion piece to the Oscar®-nominated The Act of Killing This unprecedented film initiates and bears witness to the collapse of fifty years of silence.

Filmmaker(s):
Joshua Oppenheimer
Year:
2014 / 98m
Jun 13
The Trials of Spring film image

Three courageous women in post-2011 Egypt fight for the original goals of the Arab Spring – “Bread, Freedom and Social Justice” for all.

Filmmaker(s):
Gini Reticker
Year:
2015 / 76m
Jun 12/14/15
The Trials of Spring multimedia initiative image

The Trials of Spring is a multimedia initiative that aims to elevate the stories of women. This program will feature a selection of short films and a discussion with the project's multi-disciplinary team.

Filmmaker(s):
Gini Reticker et al
Year:
2015 / 90m
Jun 17

During this unique masterclass, Human Rights Watch emergencies director Peter Bouckaert and leading photojournalist Marcus Bleasdale discuss the techniques and strategies of international crisis reporting and multimedia storytelling. 

Filmmaker(s):
Human Rights Watch
Year:
2014 / 90m
Jun 18

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.

Filmmaker(s):
Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan
Year:
2014 / 75m
Jun 13

For the last 20 years, notorious activists the Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. Armed with nothing but quick wits and thrift-store suits, these

Filmmaker(s):
Laura Nix and the Yes Men
Year:
2014 / 90m
Jun 12
This Is My Land film image

If change happens one person at a time, by opening minds and replacing hatred with understanding, what will the future hold for the next generation of Israeli and Palestinian children?

Filmmaker(s):
Tamara Erde
Year:
2015 / 93m
Jun 15/17

What Tomorrow Brings follows one year in the life of the first all-girls school in a remote, conservative Afghan village.

Filmmaker(s):
Beth Murphy
Year:
2015 / 90m
Jun 19
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