The leaders of America’s largest social protest, which took place in Chicago in 1968, hoped to launch a revolution. Instead, they found themselves battered and chained, and declared a public menace. Brett Morgen’s film uses mesmerizing animation in a unique recreation of the events surrounding one of the most important ideological struggles in the history of the United States.
Cinema: A Public Affair
Ten years ago, the building that housed the Moscow Film Museum was sold, its vast collection left homeless. The staff, headed by fascinating historian and intellectual Naum Kleiman, now struggles to keep his vision alive by continuing to use film as a tool to create an enlightened civil society.
Credit for Murder
A shocking video of a double murder in Russia appeared on YouTube in 2007. The police investigation reached a dead end, but the director of this film and his friend go undercover on a daring investigation of their own. Snooping around the darkest crevices of Russia’s neo-Nazi underground, they are determined to find the killers.
An intimate view of two lawyers, one representing the government, and the other representing the opposition, forced to work together to write Zimbabwe’s new constitution. The vast differences in their conduct reflect the bloody rift in the country itself, a rift the future constitution strives to heal.
Armed drones have transformed modern warfare into a kind of video game. With a single click, young men and women can fire rockets and take out thousands of human targets halfway around the globe. This bold film combines rare footage of the devastation drones cause, chilling confessions from their operators, and a glimpse into the troubling moral dilemmas drone warfare poses to modern society.
This is a rare cinematic document showing the Hilltop Youth at Gilad Farm, one of the most radical Jewish outposts in the West Bank. With the threat of evacuation hanging over their heads, they confront Israel's government, its security forces, and the Palestinians, and pose a rebellious, sometimes violent and lawless challenge to their foes, driven by an uncompromising ideology.
Pepe Mujica - Lessons from the Flowerbed
Pepe Mujica, the poorest president in the world and a very out-of-the-ordinary politician, still drives his old VW Beetle and donates 70% of his earning to the public. Mujica, known for having led Uruguay to become the first country in the world to fully legalize cannabis, is humble, generous and amazingly liberal .
The world never came to their aid, even after Bashar al-Assad crossed every imaginable red line. This forced young Syrians to learn how to sneak across borders in order to smuggle back food and drugs, all the while trying to make the world aware of the horrors taking place in their country.
The Chimpanzee Complex
It's easy to identify with the chimpanzees at a specialized rescue center in the Netherlands, who arrive there after lives spent in research labs and private homes. The emotional complexity they show is almost human. Now, a team of dedicated caregivers is trying to teach these primates, who grew up among humans, to discover their inner animal.
The Land of Many Palaces
Ordos is a vast, ultra-modern metropolis, built by the Chinese government. It is being populated by millions of farmers who have have been relocated there. Now they find the food they once grew in the frozen food section of the supermarket, and attend government-sponsored courses on how to use a toilet, or why one should never smoke or spit in public.
The Russian Woodpecker
It's been 29 years since the meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. As the current war approaches, Ukrainian artist Fedor Alexandrovich, who experienced the radiation as a young boy, is determined to find out what caused the disaster, and how it is connected to a strange antenna built near by, which may have been intended as some futuristic weapon.