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200 Meters poster

Mustafa lives on the Palestinian-controlled side of the wall, and Salwa and their children on the Israeli side. One day he gets the call every parent dreads: his son has been in an accident and is in the hospital. He will do anything to reach his son, and after being denied access through the checkpoint on a technicality, Mustafa embarks upon a journey to cross the border illegally.

Filmmaker(s):
Ameen Nayfeh
Year:
2020 / 96m
May 19/23

In Seattle, communities are working to break the cycle of incarceration. A promising new restorative justice program based on Indigenous peace-making circles aims to bring healing to families and communities while reforming the justice system.

Filmmaker(s):
Eric Daniel Metzgar, Director and Mikaela Beardsley, Producer
Year:
2021 / 95m
May 19/23
Mom holding child in front of gate

In Apart we bear witness to how familial love and courage combat the inter-generational trauma caused by the war on drugs.

Filmmaker(s):
Jennifer Redfearn, Director and Tim Metzger, Producer
Year:
2021 / 85m
May 19/20

Bajo Fuego exposes the lived reality behind the politics, that has left many Colombians in a continued state of war.

Filmmaker(s):
Director Sjoerd van Grootheest, Co-Director Irene Vélez-Torres
Year:
2020 / 85m
May 19/22
Daughter of a Lost Bird film poster.

Kendra Mylnechuk Potter was adopted into a white family and raised with no knowledge of her Native parentage. Serving as both investigator and witness, this beautifully personal film documents Kendra on her journey as a new mother to discover her Native identity.

Filmmaker(s):
Brooke Pepion Swaney, Director and Kendra Mylnechuk Potter, Jeri Rafter, Producers
Year:
2021 / 66m
May 19/26

Reserve your pass now to watch the festival films at your own pace, anytime between May 19-27 when the films go live.

Filmmaker(s):
Year:
May 19
Image of multiple people wearing red wearing Covid-19 face masks

In The Same Breath, directed by Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation), explores the parallel campaigns of misinformation waged by the Chinese and US leadership and their devastating impact on millions of lives since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Filmmaker(s):
Nanfu Wang
Year:
2021 / 95m
May 19/24
Three people stand in a dark room, one person on left holds up a light.

Three generations removed from the Holocaust, Yaar is a young Jewish Berliner desperate to leave the past behind him. Along with his friend Marcel, they develop a computer game set in 1940s Germany featuring a young Jewish girl based on Yaar’s grandmother Rina, and an SS officer inspired by Marcel’s ancestor, in which Jews can defend themselves and Nazis can act humanely. Yaar’s father is shocked, and the work opens up old family wounds.

Filmmaker(s):
Jana Matthes & Andrea Schramm
Year:
2021 / 104m
May 19/22
Image from THE RETURN: LIFE AFTER ISIS of a woman sitting with a child in her lap.

The Return: Life After ISIS is a unique portrait of a group of Western women who pledged their lives to ISIS, but now want to return home to restart their lives.

Filmmaker(s):
Year:
2021 / 90m
May 19/20

Unapologetic illuminates the love underpinning the anger and frustration that comes with being Black, queer women in the US, and elevates those who are most often leading the way while being denied the spotlight.

Filmmaker(s):
Ashley O'Shay
Year:
2021 / 86m
May 19/21

Changemakers

Bajo Fuego exposes the lived reality behind the politics, that has left many Colombians in a continued state of war.

Filmmaker(s):
Director Sjoerd van Grootheest, Co-Director Irene Vélez-Torres
Year:
2020 / 85m
May 19/22

Unapologetic illuminates the love underpinning the anger and frustration that comes with being Black, queer women in the US, and elevates those who are most often leading the way while being denied the spotlight.

Filmmaker(s):
Ashley O'Shay
Year:
2021 / 86m
May 19/21

Disability Rights

 Forget Me Not reveals a path to a more inclusive society that starts with welcoming diversity in the classroom.

 

Filmmaker(s):
Olivier Bernier
Year:
2021 / 100m
May 19

Health and Human Rights

Image of multiple people wearing red wearing Covid-19 face masks

In The Same Breath, directed by Nanfu Wang (One Child Nation), explores the parallel campaigns of misinformation waged by the Chinese and US leadership and their devastating impact on millions of lives since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Filmmaker(s):
Nanfu Wang
Year:
2021 / 95m
May 19/24

Justice and Peace

In Seattle, communities are working to break the cycle of incarceration. A promising new restorative justice program based on Indigenous peace-making circles aims to bring healing to families and communities while reforming the justice system.

Filmmaker(s):
Eric Daniel Metzgar, Director and Mikaela Beardsley, Producer
Year:
2021 / 95m
May 19/23

Refugee Rights

200 Meters poster

Mustafa lives on the Palestinian-controlled side of the wall, and Salwa and their children on the Israeli side. One day he gets the call every parent dreads: his son has been in an accident and is in the hospital. He will do anything to reach his son, and after being denied access through the checkpoint on a technicality, Mustafa embarks upon a journey to cross the border illegally.

Filmmaker(s):
Ameen Nayfeh
Year:
2020 / 96m
May 19/23
Image from THE RETURN: LIFE AFTER ISIS of a woman sitting with a child in her lap.

The Return: Life After ISIS is a unique portrait of a group of Western women who pledged their lives to ISIS, but now want to return home to restart their lives.

Filmmaker(s):
Year:
2021 / 90m
May 19/20

Women's Rights and Children's Rights

Mom holding child in front of gate

In Apart we bear witness to how familial love and courage combat the inter-generational trauma caused by the war on drugs.

Filmmaker(s):
Jennifer Redfearn, Director and Tim Metzger, Producer
Year:
2021 / 85m
May 19/20
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