On an unassuming corner in Fort Pierce, Florida, it is easy to miss the insidious war that is raging. But on each side of 12th & Delaware, people with opposing views stand locked in a heated battle. On one side of the street sits an abortion clinic. On the other side, a pro-life center often mistaken for the clinic it seeks to shut down.
In Back Home Tomorrow, directors Fabrizio Lazzaretti and Paolo Santolini share the moving stories of two children affected by war to present the remarkable work of the Italian aid organization Emergency. Yagoub fled with his family from Darfur and now lives in the Mayo Refugee Camp in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. He has to undergo a serious heart operation, but neither his family nor his fellow tribesmen can come up with the money to pay for it. Then there
Winner of the 2010 Sundance World Cinema Documentary Special Jury Prize, Enemies of the People follows the project of Thet Sambath, whose parents were among the approximately two million people who perished under the Khmer Rouge regime in the late 1970s.
A film that challenges the passivity of the international community in the face of ongoing political repression, Iran: Voices of the Unheard brings us the story of Iranian secularists through three fascinating characters. Their social, economic and educational backgrounds differ sharply but all share a love for their motherland and a passion for freedom from political repression and theocracy.
Mon Colonel is a gripping story of historical and political intrigue that echoes with the moral dilemmas of our times. After a retired colonel is assassinated, the army investigator receives a series of provocative messages from the killer.
With unprecedented access to some of the most powerful members of the US Congress, Mountains and Clouds revisits a seminal moment in the push for immigration reform, with implications for the immigration battle currently brewing for the Obama administration and Congress.
August 2001 was the most electrifying time in decades for immigration advocates, with Washington on the cusp of realizing comprehensive reform. Two weeks later, the 9/11 attacks shifted the Capitol's focus completely to national security issues.
In the Mexican penal system, one is guilty until proven innocent. This leads to a very uncomfortable reality: prisons full of people serving time for crimes they didn't commit. Presumed Guilty narrates the story of Jos
An intimate family drama set against the backdrop of the 1998 conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Pushing the Elephant tells the story of Rose Mapendo, who was separated during the conflict from her five-year-old daughter, Nangabire. Rose survived the atrocities of those years and was eventually resettled in Phoenix, Arizona, with her other children. Now, after 12 years apart, Rose and her daughter Nangabire are reunited in the US.
Winner of the Sundance Grand Jury Prize for Documentary, Restrepo chronicles the deployment of US Army platoon 2/503 Battle Company, of the 173rd Airborne in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous postings in the US military. In their directorial debut, Tim Hetherington (award winning photographer and cinematographer) and Sebastian Junger (acclaimed author,
The Balibo Conspiracy dramatizes the importance of bearing witness, no matter the risk. Set in 1975 East Timor, as Indonesia prepares to invade, it tells the true story of crimes that have been covered up for over 30 years.
Unfolding like a gripping novel that constantly subverts expectations, The Oath shows the interlocking drama of two brothers-in-law, Abu Jandal and Salim Hamdan, whose associations with al-Qaeda in the 1990s propelled them on to two divergent paths. The film delves into Abu Jandal's daily life as a taxi driver in Sana
With an unflinching eye, powerfully candid dialogue and a touch of humor, The Unreturned brings us into the lives of five Iraqis from diverse ethnicities and religions displaced by the ongoing war in their country. Caught in the midst of violence, endless bureaucracy, dwindling life savings, and forced idleness, these Iraqis nevertheless radiate vitality, warmth and hope.
Young Kurdish refugee Bilal (Firat Ayverdi), is driven to escape his war-torn life and begin anew in England. His journey is stopped short on the shores of Calais, France, but his determination to reach his girlfriend across the channel is fierce. Treated as an outsider by his fellow refugees, he is befriended by swimming instructor Simon (Vincent Lindon), a man who has chosen his isolation, but warms to Bilal's passion to reach his true love.