Amsterdam

Artificial intelligence and big data have an extensive impact on our lives, playing a role when we apply for schools or jobs, when we shop and when we skim our social media feeds. Moreover, in some countries police and intelligence agencies use algorithms to determine which neighborhoods to focus on or to identify whether we’re security risks.

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Feb 10

a House of Commons-style debate on Europe in the world of 2019.

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Feb 10

People with albinism in parts of Africa continue to live under the threat of horrific violence or death due to myths that the organs and limbs of people with albinism bring prosperity.

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2019 / NA
Feb 9

Murders, death threats and ‘fake news’: Across the globe media freedom is increasingly under pressure.

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2019 / 90m
Feb 8

The fascinating story of Ben Ferencz—the last surviving Nuremberg prosecutor and lifelong advocate of “law not war.” After witnessing Nazi concentration camps shortly after liberation, Ferencz became lead prosecutor in the Einsatzgruppen case at Nuremberg, which has been called the biggest murder trial in history.

Filmmaker(s):
Barry Avrich, filmmaker
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2019 / 83m
Feb 7

Americas

Roman (Popi) and Ruth (Nani) Blank have been married for 65 years, but at age 95, Roman reveals a secret that tests their seemingly invincible union, in Brandon and Skyler Gross' touching portrait of their grandparents.

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Brandon Gross, Skyler Gross
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2017 / 40m
Feb 9

Asia

What lengths would you go to in order to ride a bicycle? Afghan Cycles follows a new generation of young Afghan women cyclists.

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Sarah Menzie, Director, Producer, Cinematographer, Caryn Capotosto, Executive Producer
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2019 / 91m
Feb 9

Bangkok-based Patima Tungpuchayakul has committed her life to rescuing and returning home men from Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, and other Southeast Asian nations who have been sold to Thai fishing companies by human traffickers. 

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Shannon Service and Jeffrey Waldron
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2019 / 89m
Feb 10

Europe

A 1977 amnesty law in Spain known as "the pact of forgetting" prohibits legal action related to the oppression, torture, and murder of an estimated 100,000 people during Franco’s 40-year dictatorship.

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Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar
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2018 / 96m
Feb 10

Middle East

Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad is a 25-year-old lifeline to the Yezidi community. 

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Alexandria Bombach
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2018 / 94m
Feb 8

After spending more than a decade in prison for an attack on an Israeli settler, Ziad struggles to readjust to life in Ramallah, lost in a world he barely recognizes. 

Filmmaker(s):
Bassam Jarbawi
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2018 / 108m
Feb 10
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