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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
Feb 4

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
Jan 31

Europe

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
Jan 30

Middle East

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
Feb 2

United States

In response to a wave of discriminatory anti-LGBTQ laws in the southern US and the divisive 2016 elections, the San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir embarks on a daring tour of the American Deep South.

Filmmaker(s):
David Charles Rodrigues
Year:
2019 / 100m
Feb 1
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