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.
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.
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 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 crucial exposé offers rare dispatches from the proxy war in Yemen - cutting through the politics to contextualize its convoluted nature and its catastrophic toll on the Middle East's most vulnerable population.
This conscientious documentary focuses on marginalized youth of Mexican descent in East Los Angeles - whose basic human concerns remain in the shadows of a public debate dominated by anti-immigration rhetoric and discrimination.
This acclaimed profile of an elderly Chinese couple facing the twilight of lucidity offers an intimate reflection on life vulnerable to a new generational crisis - as traditional notions of caregiving are being eroded by modernization.
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 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 documentary offers a timely exposé of contemporary American life at the frontier of the border with Mexico through a myriad of perspectives - and what emerges is an endearing and nuanced profile of a society gradually faltering toward schism.
This compelling account follows a group of therapeutic clowns in a refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos to reflect on the emotional undercurrents of the refugee experience - and the precarious state of children in times of displacement.
A searing and sobering exposé from the depths of the war against ISIS in Syria - this film sheds light on the accounts of western volunteers who join Kurdish YPG forces to fight on the front lines of the most brutal armed conflict of our time.