New York

Following the revolutionary rise of the “citizen investigative journalist” collective known as Bellingcat, dedicated to redefining breaking news by exploring the promise of open source investigation. 

Filmmaker(s):
Hans Pool
Year:
2019 / 88m
Jun 20

Accountability and Justice

In 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte announced a “war on drugs” in the Philippines, launching a wave of violence and murder targeting thousands of suspected drug dealers and users.

Filmmaker(s):
James Jones and Olivier Sarbil
Year:
2019 / 72m
Jun 15/17

Children's Rights

This beautifully crafted, poetic documentary joins brave young people as they seek to re-appropriate their bodies and explore their identities, revealing both the limits of binary visions of sex and gender, and the irreversible physical and psychological impact of non-consensual surgeries on intersex infants.

Filmmaker(s):
Floriane Devigne
Year:
2018 / 58m
Jun 19/20

Crises and Migration

At age eight, Dolkar and her father fled their home, escaping Chinese armed forces in an arduous journey across the Himalayas. Now 26, she lives in a Tibetan refugee colony in India, where an encounter with a man from her past propells Dolkar on an obsessive search for the truth.

Filmmaker(s):
Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam
Year:
2018 / 91m
Jun 18/19

Disability Rights

Facing a rapidly progressing form of multiple sclerosis and experiencing a swift decline in his motor skills, Jason soon learns that the harsh restrictions of the US Medicaid system would prevent him from accessing the services he needs to live life as fully as possible, and from being the dad he wants to be for his young son. 

Filmmaker(s):
Jason DaSilva
Year:
2019 / 78m
Jun 14/18

Family History and Human Rights

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
Jun 18/19

Health and Human Rights

In Está Todo Bien, Caracas-born Tuki Jencquel asks a pharmacist, trauma surgeon, activist and two patients to confront the same questions millions of Venezuelans are facing: protest or acquiesce, emigrate or remain, lose all hope or hang onto faith?

Filmmaker(s):
Tuki Jencquel
Year:
2018 / 70m
Jun 19/20

Journalism

Following the revolutionary rise of the “citizen investigative journalist” collective known as Bellingcat, dedicated to redefining breaking news by exploring the promise of open source investigation. 

Filmmaker(s):
Hans Pool
Year:
2019 / 88m
Jun 20

Justice and Peace

Everything Must Fall features student leaders and their opposition as they unpack how a moment evolved into a mass movement. 

Filmmaker(s):
Rehad Desai
Year:
2018 / 85m
Jun 17/18

Migrants' Rights and Racism

A father strives to understand why his son would leave America behind to attempt to join a terrorist organization abroad. 

Filmmaker(s):
Eunice Lau
Year:
2019 / 83m
Jun 15/16

Occupation and the Rule of Law

Jewish Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel and her Palestinian colleagues have been working for decades representing their clients in an increasingly conservative Israel. To many, Lea is a traitor who defends the indefensible. For others, she's more than an attorney – she’s a true ally. 

Filmmaker(s):
Rachel Leah Jones, Philippe Bellaiche
Year:
2019 / 108m
Jun 13

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
Year:
2018 / 108m
Jun 16/17

Women's Rights

Director Beryl Magoko is embarking on a personal journey to courageously face her past, to accept and love herself and her own body as she considers reconstructive surgery for the female genital mutilation she underwent as a young girl. 

Filmmaker(s):
Beryl Magoko
Year:
2018 / 90m
Jun 16/17

Women's Rights and Children's Rights

One Child Nation explores China's One Child Policy, which made it illegal in most circumstances for couples to have more than one child.

Filmmaker(s):
Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang
Year:
2019 / 85m
Jun 14/15
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