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  • Lapü
    Movie + 1 extra

    Lapü

    Movie + 1 extra

    Sundance Film Festival
    Berlin International Film Festival
    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    A young Wayúu woman named Doris has a dream that she reunites with her deceased cousin. When she tells her grandmother about the dream they decide that her vision is the inception of an ancient ritual. Do...

  • Elena
    Movie + 1 extra

    Elena

    Movie + 1 extra

    "a mesmerizing, artful and emotional piece of filmmaking that consistently surprises and awes in its sensitivity." The Playlist

    SXSW Film Festival
    Hot Docs International Film Festival
    Thessaloniki Documentary Festival

    Dreamlike, lyrical and haunting, Petra Costa’s deeply personal film document...

  • A Distant Place
    Movie + 1 extra

    A Distant Place

    Movie + 1 extra

    Inside Out Film Festival
    L.A. Outfest
    Jeonju International Film Festival

    The winner of he Grand Jury Prize at the L.A. Outfest film festival, A Distant Place centres on the life of Jin-woo, a sheep rancher who living with his niece, Seol, and the family who employs him on their farm. It's an id...

  • Black Light
    Movie + 1 extra

    Black Light

    Movie + 1 extra

    Tallinn Black Nights

    A collision occurs between two cars on a busy road. One man dies, the other goes into a coma. An investigation into the crash concludes that the dead man was at fault. Racked with guilt, the dead man's widow Hee-ju struggles to move on with her life. But when she discovers t...

  • Origami
    Movie + 1 extra

    Origami

    Movie + 1 extra

    Fantasia International Film Festival
    Quebec City Film Festival
    Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival

    This suspenseful sci-fi focusses on David (François Arnaud), a man on a unique trip that doesn't take him from one place to another but from one moment in time to another. Seeking to bette...

  • P.S. Jerusalem
    Movie + 1 extra

    P.S. Jerusalem

    Movie + 1 extra

    Toronto International Film Festival
    DOC NYC

    Filmmaker Danae Elon was born in Israel to an Austrian Jewish refugee who became a leftist journalist and a mother who has been going to occupation protests since Danae was a child. Her father asks that she never return, but after his death, for reas...

  • Ukrainian Sheriffs
    Movie + 1 extra

    Ukrainian Sheriffs

    Movie + 1 extra

    “Roman Bondarchuk directs and shoots with an easy air and an eye for what is both photogenic and iconic.” - Screen Daily

    Hot Docs Film Festival
    IDFA

    Ukraine has one the biggest police forces in Europe, but it is also one of the most corrupt. In need of some order and in protest of the current c...

  • The Case Of The Three Sided Dream

    Movie + 1 extra

    “By emphasizing live performance and audio recordings over interviews, Kahan lets Kirk's talent speak for itself.” - Chicago Reader

    Raindance Film Festival
    Leeds International Film Festival

    Jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk spent his career and life defying conventional limitations. Born blind,...

  • Hedgehog
    Movie + 1 extra

    Hedgehog

    Movie + 1 extra

    Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
    LA Indie Film Fest

    An aspiring young comic, Ali (Madeline Brewer from “Orange is The New Black) is haunted by her father’s comedy legacy, and often hides behind the possibility of failure when it comes to taking any chances on advancing her career. In an ef...

  • The Stone Speakers

    Movie

    "Drljaca's camera travels each scene with slow insistence on its remarkable beauty." Globe and Mail

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Berlin International Film Festival
    Festival du Nouveau Cinéma Montréal

    Igor Drjaca's documentary is a complex and insightful examination of the modern-day tour...

  • Queerama
    Movie + 1 extra

    Queerama

    Movie + 1 extra

    "...a heartening celebration of progress and a cautionary reminder of all the broken lives and lonely hearts trampled along the way." Screendaily

    Sheffield Doc/Fest
    IDFA
    Seattle International Film Festival

    This expertly edited compilation of archive footage from 1919 to the present, from both d...

  • Born in Evin
    Movie + 1 extra

    Born in Evin

    Movie + 1 extra

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Hot Docs Film Festival
    IDFA

    Born in Evin follows filmmaker and actress, Maryam Zaree, on her quest to find out the violent circumstances surrounding her birth inside one of the most notorious political prisons in the world. Over forty years have passed since th...

  • Lo Sound Desert
    Movie + 1 extra

    Lo Sound Desert

    Movie + 1 extra

    Hof International Film Festival
    American Documentary Film Festival

    A feature length documentary that unpacks the origins of California desert rock music, providing a unique insight into the Coachella Valley music scene in the 80s and 90s which begat bands such as Queens Of The Stone Age and Kyus...

  • Jaha's Promise
    Movie + 1 extra

    Jaha's Promise

    Movie + 1 extra

    Sheffield Doc/Fest
    CPH:DOX
    Mill Valley Film Festival

    Jaha's Promise tells the remarkable story of activist Jaha Dukureh, as she returns home to Gambia from the U.S. to campaign against the female genital mutilation practices that almost destroyed her life. Having endured the devastating impact o...

  • nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

    Movie + 1 extra

    "A powerful work of activist cinema." Toronto Star

    Hot Docs Film Festival
    Montreal International Documentary Festival
    DOXA Documentary Film Festival

    On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural propert...

  • Birth of a Family
    Movie + 1 extra

    Birth of a Family

    Movie + 1 extra

    "A revelatory documentary, Birth of a Family is a family-reunion doc unlike any you’ve seen before." POV Magazine

    Hot Docs International Film Festival
    Edmonton International Film Festval

    In this deeply moving feature-length documentary from filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, three sisters and a brother m...

  • Angels Wear White
    Movie + 1 extra

    Angels Wear White

    Movie + 1 extra

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Venice Film Festival
    Palm Springs International Film Festival

    Winner of the Best Director at Golden Horse Awards, director Vivian Qu pens a thoughtful story on security, solidarity, and abuse. As main character Mia struggles with the responsibility of knowing ...

  • Dhalinyaro (Youth)
    Movie + 1 extra

    Dhalinyaro (Youth)

    Movie + 1 extra

    Lulu Ali Ismail's directorial debut pens the beautiful and poetic coming of age story of Hibo, Asma, and Deka, three girls navigating their final high school semester. The blossoming young women question what it means to be educated in Djibouti and where class separates them as they select school...

  • Wander Life
    Movie + 1 extra

    Wander Life

    Movie + 1 extra

    Wander Life is a tender portrait of middle school for introverts. Hinano, a soft spoken and unassuming student, hides from her school mates in fear of being bullied. One day, seeking shelter at the school's infirmary, Hinano befriends her school nurse Shindo. The two confide in each other and Shi...

  • Girls' Encounter
    Movie + 1 extra

    Girls' Encounter

    Movie + 1 extra

    "The filmmaking debut of actress-turned-writer/director Yûka Eda, it might be the latest recent Japanese effort to take on female yearning and marginalisation, but this involving feature is a mature addition to the growing thematic subgenre." - Screen Daily

    Hong Kong International Film Festival
    ...

  • Gun Runners
    Movie + 1 extra

    Gun Runners

    Movie + 1 extra

    "Gun Runners is a contextual, intimate look inside a world most of us know nothing about." The Globe and Mail

    Hot Docs
    Palm Strings Film Festval

    Director Anjali Nayar's fascinating, inspirational film follows two former warriors from Northern Kenya. Julius Arile and Robert Matanda, as they look...

  • Sanchu Uprising: Voices at Dawn

    Movie + 1 extra

    Osaka Asian Film Festival
    Japan Cuts New York

    In 1726, Sanchu Okayama, farmers negotiate with the feudal domain in order to seek exemption from rising taxes before infighting leads to suppression by the Samurai class. Banding together, the farmers prepare for battle. A young farmer, Jihei is ex...

  • Jordan River Anderson: The Messenger

    Toronto International Film Festival

    "In 65 minutes, numerous issues involved in Indigenous community and government relations are deftly explained to give space to this important fight for basic human rights for Indigenous children." - NOW Toronto

    The story of Jordan River Anderson, an Indigeno...

  • The Road Forward
    Movie + 1 extra

    The Road Forward

    Movie + 1 extra

    Hot Docs Film Festival
    imagineNATIVE Film Festival

    Marie Clement's The Road Forward is a musical documentary that utilizes numerous filmmaking techniques to powerful effect. Using the story of Canada’s first Indigenous newspaper, The Native Voice, as its focal point, this particularly distincti...