Seen through the eyes of Agnès Varda, the 1968 Black Panthers protest in Oakland, California, gets a voice, and many human faces.
Lee Miller was not afraid to break the rules. The iconic model became a daring and original war reporter during World War II. Her family uncovered her many photographs and secrets only after her death.
A female-driven, grassroots protest movement takes on the military establishment and challenges the patriarchal society of Israel to stop a bloody war that has been raging for years.
For the past 60 years, AIPAC has been lobbying for pro-Israel policies on Capitol Hill. In recent years, AIPAC has become the subject of heated debate. The story of AIPAC portrays Israel’s turbulent relationship with the U.S.
For decades Lebanon has been the epicenter of international unrest. Ongoing bloody wars have plagued the country from the mid-1970s and until today, disastrous decisions having shaped the destiny of millions. We will be screening the first two episodes.
The fates of a young criminal, a Jewish engineer, a German music teacher and a Jewish woman who has an affair with a Nazi intersect when a bullet is fired into a queue of people waiting to see a film.
While astronomers try to unravel how the world was created, mothers and sisters of Pinochet's victims try to find the bodies of their loved ones. A poetic meeting in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
Right after the revolution in Cuba, Agnès Varda came to the island, shot thousands of photographs, and assembled them into a captivating cinematic collage of local culture.
Rare, carefully reconstructed archive footage gathered from hundreds of sources captures the bizarre happenings that surrounded the death and state funeral of Joseph Stalin. Director Sergey Loznitsa (Austerlitz) stitches these details together into a horrifyingly clear image of life in the Soviet Union.
Lynne Sachs never met Revital Ohayon, an Israeli filmmaker murdered by a terrorist along with her children. Driven by a news article and working from a great distance, Sachs pieces together the portrait of a woman who was much like her—but lived in a starkly different reality.
Renowned Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán returns to his homeland for the first time, 46 years after fleeing because of the government’s persecution of liberals. In this beautiful and sober homesick lament, winner of the best documentary award at Cannes 2019, Guzmán asks what dreams will be allowed for the next generation of Chileans.
Every time Trump issues another regulation that discriminates against LGBTQ people, prohibits abortions, or orders the imprisonment of immigrant babies, the legal team of the American Civil Liberties Union gears up for battle. The filmmakers who directed Weiner present four fierce court battles in the war for US democracy. Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award
Patricio Guzmán returns to his homeland Chile to recover the lost story of the Patagonian indigenous tribes, whose culture was erased, and the story of the people imprisoned during Pinochet’s dictatorship. With his breathtaking cinematography, Guzmán channels the voice of nature, showing us that the land, unlike its human inhabitants, refuses to forget.
A young filmmaker follows a 94-year-old Soviet war heroine who fought in the Siege of Leningrad. During filming, the two become involved in a spiritual process that awakens the young woman within her. A film about war and loss becomes a story of love and friendship.
In the late 1970s, back when music still had the power to change the world, young punk-heads and rock-heads took to the streets to protest against fascism, racism, and the xenophobia stirred up by politicians. This is how Rock against Racism was born. This is the movement’s story, featuring a lot of music and rare live recordings.