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Changemakers

Crowd scene from the film I am Not Alone

I am Not Alone captures the energy and hopefulness of grassroots protest and direct action.

Filmmaker(s):
Garin Hovannisian
Year:
2019 / 90m
May 22

Closed Societies: Iran and North Korea

When she was 12 years old, actress and filmmaker Maryam Zaree found out that she was one of a number of babies born inside Evin, Iran’s most notorious political prison. 

Filmmaker(s):
Maryam Zaree
Year:
2019 / 98m
May 22

Disability Rights

Image of two film participants from the film Far From the Tree

In a quest for understanding, this film encourages us to let go of our preconceptions – for example, about people with autism or dwarfism – and celebrate our loved ones for all that makes them uniquely themselves. 

Filmmaker(s):
Rachel Dretzin
Year:
2018 / 93m
May 22

Focus on Asia/South Asia

Scene of a group of women workers in the film Made in Bangladesh

Channeling real-life stories that Bangladeshi filmmaker Rubaiyat Hossain encountered as a women's rights activist, this empowering, layered drama shines a light on an oppressive industry, and demands our attention.

Filmmaker(s):
Rubaiyat Hossain
Year:
2019 / 95m
May 22

Indigenous Peoples' Rights

Photo of Dujuan and his mother from the film

What is it like to be a smart 10-year-old aboriginal boy in a remote part of Australia where 100 percent of youth in detention centers are your people?

 

Filmmaker(s):
Maya Newell
Year:
2019 / 84m
May 22

Journalism

Carmen Aristegui surrounded by cameras and press

To millions of people in Mexico, the incorruptible journalist and news anchor Carmen Aristegui is regarded as the trusted alternative voice to official government spin, fighting daily against deliberate disinformation spread through news sources, government corruption, and the related drugs trade.

Filmmaker(s):
Juliana Fanjul
Year:
2019 / 79m
May 22

Refugee Rights

Family featured in the film Love Child
Outlawed by their love, Leila, Sahand and their son flee Iran, where the couple committed the crime of having a secret affair while being married to other people. 
Filmmaker(s):
Eva Mulvad
Year:
2019 / 112m
May 22

When the Taliban forces filmmakers and married couple Hassan Fazili and Fatima Hussaini to flee Afghanistan with their two daughters, they begin filming their time on the road, which includes running across borders, sleeping on roadsides, interacting with smugglers, and staying at multiple refugee camps along the way. 

Filmmaker(s):
Hassan Fazili
Year:
2019 / 87m
May 22

Women's Rights

Participants from the film sat around a dinner table

This eye-opening documentary follows three women in their gruelling quest to find a husband, weighing the cost of family and society’s approval against their own chances of happiness.

Filmmaker(s):
Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia
Year:
2019 / 84m
May 22