“A powerful, impressionistic meditation on the persistence of racial injustice [that] shows how past injustices prefigure those of today.” -The Boston Globe
"Discloses the catastrophic consequences of a man-made natural disaster." - Modern Times Review
This timely chronicle of South Africa's first female Public Protector is a sobering portrait of a society in turmoil - and illuminates the challenging fight against corruption and the legacy of institutionalized racism.
This investigation of one of the largest environmental disasters in recent history traces its origins in the nexus of big business and politics in Indonesia and explores its many ramifications.
This riveting account of a young female Egyptian activist and her fight for personal and political emancipation unfolds over the momentous six years following the Arab Spring.
This gripping exposé gives voice to a marginalized population of recyclers in Ghana to reflect on a poisonous side of globalization and the systematic exploitation of the people and environment of Africa.
This kaleidoscopic essay film looks at decades of Queer representation in British media and popular culture to trace a chronicle of prejudice and misconception - and offer a reflection on the evolution of public acceptance.
This artful exploration of the historical context of injustice in Ferguson Missouri that presaged the unrest there in 2014-2015 depicts a micro-history of race relations in America.
This acclaimed documentary paints an incandescent portrait of a young woman who has gained an online following to ultimately reflect on an emerging social movement that challenges the concepts of formulated identity and personal privacy.
This portrait of an Irish farmer fighting to maintain control of his ancestral land against the machinations of a multi-national corporation offers a humanistic interrogation of the prevailing model of economic development in a globalizing world.
This chronicle of one outsider's attempt to revive Russia's largest state-run automaker offers an insightful view of the challenges facing the post-Soviet workforce in the capitalist global economy.
Reflecting the evolution of Brazil's political crisis in recent years - this essential exposé of radical student activism offers a street-level view of the ramifications of austerity that helped set the stage for a right-wing political takeover.
Equally unsettling and thought-provoking - this documentary on an experimental open prison in Corsica explores the nature of crime and punishment through revealing in-depth interviews with serious sex offenders.
This haunting essay film explores the psychological consequences of contemporary work culture to offer a multi-layered meditation on the encompassing regime of global capitalism and its hidden systems of control.
This harrowing documentary gives voice to brave Russian LGBT youth behind the Children 404 underground internet movement - oppressed by Putin's corrosive propaganda and the pervasive homophobia in Russian society.
This hopeful documentary focuses on successful community building in Camden New Jersey in the form of a grassroots little league and a different approach to policing.
This profile of a Native American community in southern Louisiana imperiled by industrial encroachment and the climate crisis offers an up-close look at a unique culture facing inevitable change.
A multi-faceted study of Buffalo NY's architectural heritage - this visual essay film captures the city's vanguard past to reflect on its current state of urban distress - as it struggles with severe economic and racial disparities.
A brilliant take on the global revival of far-right ideologies - this profile of a Czech white supremacist explores the tragicomically mundane conditions of provincial distress and how internet culture has been reshaping the psychology of hatred.
This essential documentary on Brexit chronicles the aftermath of the historic referendum to secede from the EU and explores the zeitgeist of a proud nation swept by populism and the perceived threats of globalization and immigration.
This visual essay traces California’s oldest freeway as it courses from the San Gabriel Mountains to the Pacific Ocean - defining and dividing the communities it is designed to serve.
This highly acclaimed and ultimately disturbing documentary explores China's extreme forms of cyber escapism - and the omnipresent platform that caters to the isolation and ennui plaguing China's youth.
Viscerally immersed in the experience of Central American migrants on their perilous route to the United States – this film provides a sobering account of the desperation and humanity of people fleeing violence with a last hope for a better life.
This distinguished portrait of Berlin's historic Tempelhof Airport - a Nazi icon that has been repurposed as Germany's largest emergency shelter for asylum seekers - is an study of the institutional reconstitution of human lives.
Weaving together several notorious and seemingly unrelated episodes from 1980s and 1990s South Korea - this deft exploration of crime and punishment illuminates the power structure and cultural awakening of the country as it emerged into democracy.
This singular essay film traces the fragments of a revolution - splicing images of a dream for freedom from Palestinian struggle cinema - films produced between 1968 and 1982 in relation to the Palestinian revolution.