Prying the lid off daily life in Myanmar (Burma) and capturing its beauty and cruelty in equal measure - this exposé of the isolated country as it begins to open to the world is both a portrait of a nation and a survey of its modern history.
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 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.
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.