London

Faced with intimidation, violence, and criminal prosecution, we follow Máxima’s tireless fight against a gold-mining operation looking to seize her land and destroy environmental resources her community relies on.

Filmmaker(s):
Claudia Sparrow
Year:
2019 / 88m
Mar 18/19
A scene of the main character Ernesto meeting one of the mothers

Winner of the Caméra d'Or (Cannes Film Festival, 2019) this beautifully rendered drama weaves a tale taking us from the dark past to a personal search for the truth.

Filmmaker(s):
César Diaz
Year:
2019 / 77m
Mar 14

Accountability and Justice

Image of journalists in Collective

Director Alexander Nanau follows a team of investigative journalists at the newspaper Gazeta Sporturilor as they uncover a vast health care fraud that siphoned off urgent hospital funding and diluted disinfectants while enriching the country's most powerful moguls, hospital managers, doctors, and politicians

Filmmaker(s):
Alexander Nanau
Year:
2020 / 109m
Mar 12

Art Versus Oppression

Mai Khoi signing into a microphone

Compared to Russian musician-activists Pussy Riot and dubbed “Vietnam’s Lady Gaga,” Khôi must go to great lengths to disseminate her music as she fights to champion women’s rights, LGBT rights, and free speech.

Filmmaker(s):
Joe Piscatella
Year:
2019 / 70m
Mar 15

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
Mar 14/15

Development, Environment, and the Global Economy

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
Mar 20

Disability Rights

Image of campers in Crip Camp

In the wake of famous 1969 counterculture festival Woodstock in upstate New York, Camp Jened hosted their own wild getaways. Teenagers with disabilities spent their summers escaping their parents’ overbearing care and widespread societal prejudices to discover themselves, express opinions freely, and have lots of fun at the same time.

Filmmaker(s):
Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht
Year:
2020 / 106m
Mar 17/18/20
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
Mar 13

Environment and Human Rights

Faced with intimidation, violence, and criminal prosecution, we follow Máxima’s tireless fight against a gold-mining operation looking to seize her land and destroy environmental resources her community relies on.

Filmmaker(s):
Claudia Sparrow
Year:
2019 / 88m
Mar 18/19

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
Mar 15

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
Mar 13/14

Migrants' Rights and Racism

Image of Tania, featured in the film From Here

As the US and Germany grapple with racism, nationalism, and a fight against diversity, our protagonists move from their 20s into their 30s and face major turning points in their lives.

Filmmaker(s):
Christina Antonakos-Wallace
Year:
2020 / 89m
Mar 13/17/18

Personal Testimony and Witnessing

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
Mar 14/15

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
Mar 16/17

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
Mar 3

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
Mar 13/14
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