Layer by layer, the Manshiye neighborhood is exposed on the beach between Tel Aviv and Jaffa. “Disappearances” addresses a place that has been concealed, its existence still alive and etched in the memories of its inhabitants.
Karl Marx City
A family tragedy forces the director to return to her hometown in the former East Germany. Her investigation of a very personal mystery leads her to create a surprisingly deep portrait of an era.
Houston, We Have a Problem!
A groundbreaking look at Yugoslavia’s role in the space race. Archival materials form the basis for a virtuosic drama, which may or may not have actually happened.
In the Intense Now
Films shot by his mother in China in the beginning of the Maoist revolution send director João Moeira Salles on a philosophical-archival quest for the revolutionary spirit of 1968.
I Am Not Your Negro
James Baldwin boldly depicted America’s decline through the story of its oppression of black people. His bold words (as wonderfully read by Samuel L. Jackson) form the basis for a contemporary examination of race relations.
The Essential Link - The Story of Wilfrid Israel
Wilfrid Israel was a significant heroic figure of the Holocaust: one man solely responsible for saving tens of thousands of Jews from Nazi Germany. Filmmaker Yonatan Nir sets out on a personal quest to reveal an amazing, forgotten story.
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City
Journalist and activist Jane Jacobs, author of "The Death and Life of Great American Cities", turned the accepted approach to city planning on its head. To do so, she fought against blindsided, greedy, patronizing planners.
My Wonderful West Berlin
Berlin’s gay community is largely responsible for the city’s anarchic spirit. It’s the birthplace of a movement that turned it into a place where all lifestyles are legitimate.