New York

New York, June 10 - 19, 2016

Right now, more than 80,000 people are in solitary confinement in the US - locked in tiny concrete boxes where every element of their environment is controlled. 

Filmmaker(s):
Francesca Panetta
Year:
2016 / 9m
Jun 10

Two friends, in an attempt to put their haunting combat experiences behind them, embark on an epic 2,700-mile trek on foot across America seeking redemption and healing as a way to close the moral chasm opened by war. 

Filmmaker(s):
Michael Collins
Year:
2016 / 94m
Jun 11/13

After serving eight years in prison, reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram re-enters society and struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. 

Filmmaker(s):
Jamal Joseph
Year:
2015 / 97m
Jun 12

More than one million asylum seekers and migrants have arrived in Europe by sea.

Filmmaker(s):
Peter Bouckaert and Zalmaï, Human Rights Watch
Year:
2016 / 90m
Jun 14

Winner of Best Documentary Feature at Tribeca Film Festival,Do Not Resist opens with shocking scenes from Ferguson, Missouri, to introduce an array of stories that collectively detail the disturbing realities of American police culture.

Filmmaker(s):
Craig Atkinson
Year:
2016 / 73m
Jun 14/15

How far would you go to fight for your child’s rights? When Coy, a six-year-old transgender girl is banned from using the girls’ bathroom at school - her parents take a stand.

Filmmaker(s):
Eric Juhola
Year:
2016 / 83m
Jun 16/17
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A group of activists protesting the alleged rape of six girls by a school headmaster and a government official quickly become fugitives. 

Filmmaker(s):
Nanfu Wang
Year:
2016 / 83m
Jun 10

Inside the Chinese Closet exposes the difficult decisions young LGBT individuals must make when forced to balance their quest for love with parental and cultural expectations. 

Filmmaker(s):
Sophia Luvara
Year:
2015 / 70m
Jun 17/18

What is life like in a place where the anti­abortion movement has made access to legal abortion almost impossible?

Filmmaker(s):
Maisie Crow
Year:
2016 / 93m
Jun 10/12

Riding at night through the streets of Eastside Los Angeles, the Ovarian Psycos are an unapologetic crew of women of color.

Filmmaker(s):
Joanna Sokolowski and Kate Trumbull-LaValle
Year:
2016 / 72m
Jun 11/13

Danae Elon exposes a deep, complex, and painful portrait of Jerusalem today. 

Filmmaker(s):
Danae Elon
Year:
2015 / 87m
Jun 17/18

Solitary tells the stories of several inmates sent to Red Onion State Prison, one of over 40 supermax prisons across the US, which holds inmates in eight-by-ten foot solitary confinement cells, 23 hours a day.

Filmmaker(s):
Kristi Jacobson
Year:
2015 / 80m
Jun 16

Winner of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Grand Jury Prize for Documentary and World Cinema Audience Award for Documentary, Sonita follows a determined and animated Afghan teen.

Filmmaker(s):
Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami
Year:
2015 / 90m
Jun 19

Murder, drug addiction, hijacking cars, running away from home: these are just a few of the crimes that the girls from the rehabilitation center for juvenile delinquents in Tehran have committed.

Filmmaker(s):
Mehrdad Oskouei
Year:
2016 / 76m
Jun 10/11

Suited tells the story of Bindle & Keep, a Brooklyn tailoring company that caters to a diverse LGBTQ community

Filmmaker(s):
Jason Benjamin
Year:
2016 / 77m
Jun 18

Tempestad is an emotional, contemplative journey told through the voice-over of two women victimized by their country’s corruption and injustice.

Filmmaker(s):
Tatiana Huezo
Year:
2016 / 105m
Jun 17/18

A first-hand account of the perilous journey made by a group of Syrian refugees.

Filmmaker(s):
George Kurian
Year:
2015 / 55m
Jun 15/16

Virtual Reality (VR) is an expanding arena for immersive and interactive content.

Filmmaker(s):
Various artists
Year:
2016 / 90m
Jun 15

The High Sun shares three love stories, set in three consecutive decades, in two neighbouring Balkan villages with a long history of inter-ethnic hatred. 

Filmmaker(s):
Dalibor Matanić
Year:
2015 / 123m
Jun 12

Both a real-life courtroom thriller and a moving human drama, The Uncondemned tells the gripping story of a group of young international lawyers, activists, and Rwandan women who fought to have rape recognized as a war crime.

Filmmaker(s):
Michele Mitchell, Nick Louvel
Year:
2015 / 86m
Jun 11/12

What happens when the thirst for power and riches takes priority over human life?

Filmmaker(s):
Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel
Year:
2016 / 103m
Jun 16
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