Pastors encourage an impoverished Kentucky community to donate to Israel in anticipation of Jesus's return. This story of faith, money and power exposes the controversial bond between Evangelicals and Jews, revealing how Trump’s America is led by an End Times countdown.
16 gifted artists work side by side at an extraordinary studio in Berlin. All of them have mental and cognitive disabilities, but it is their talent that got them here, as paid employees, not patients. Their work shows art’s incredible power to express and refine the hidden desires of the soul. Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award
An Israeli filmmaker meets with leading activist artists in Belfast to learn about the struggles of a society still grappling with its bloody history, and the importance of art in fostering peace and social cohesion.
Monsters roam the streets of Manila—monsters with free rein to shed the blood of homeless people, drug users, and anyone else they deem suspicious. This incredibly sensitive, impressive and disturbing film documents Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs, which turned into a street war against the poor and the homeless—children and adults alike. Beyond the Screen Award Winner
Seen through the eyes of Agnès Varda, the 1968 Black Panthers protest in Oakland, California, gets a voice, and many human faces.
The doctors at the trailblazing Center for Transgender Medicine in New York City perform groundbreaking surgeries. Shared with raw, heartwarming candor and punctuated with humor, the touching personal stories of Dr. Jess Ting and his patients paint a rare picture of a place that stands at the heart of a community’s struggle for recognition.
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.
At the age of 80, Captain Meirson embarks on his last voyage at sea on his hand-made boat. Surrounded by breaking waves and sounds of depths, he refuses to accept what is more frightening than the winds - growing old.
The machine-learning algorithms that run so many aspects of our lives are prejudiced, racist, and sexist—just like the experts who created them. Featuring personal stories from victims of biased AIs, the film follows female activists pushing for legislative protection against this injustice. Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award
A documentary about the legendary American choreographer, Merce Cunningham, created through weaving together his iconic works and never-before-seen archival treasures shot between 1942 and 1972 – an era of risk and discovery for Merce and his collaborators, composer John Cage and visual artist Robert Rauschenberg.
20-year-old Shahin fled Tehran in hopes of finding a better life in Europe. His journey—depicted in an impressionistic stream of powerful imagery, text messages, phone calls, and interrogations—sweeps viewers into a deep multi-sensory experience.
For the past 20 years, a group of devout believers has been self-isolating in a mansion in Italy. Led by the Master, they spend their days training, praying, and dancing wildly. Director Valentina Pedicini spent months in their midst, documenting the sect’s way of life and the enthralling intimacy between its members.
The world of Felix Kubin’s music is playful, bold, and humorous. In this unconventional, funny, and inspiring film, esteemed filmmaker Marie Losier follows the musical genius’ attempts to realize the sounds he hears in his dreams.
The father of filmmaker Lynne Sachs was a chatty, colorful bon vivant, but the important parts of his life were always a secret. In her attempt to solve the mystery of this man, Sachs talks to his nine children, three wives, and mother, and delves into 35 years of footage.
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.
A stretch of rusty old garages on the outskirts of a remote Russian town is where the locals go to actualize their dreams. Each owner designs and builds his own escape, his own refuge. When the rusty doors open, they reveal entire worlds, surprisingly colorful, and filled with beauty.
Two women are trying to clean the apartment where one of them lives with 12 cats. The attempt to help encounters resistance, and as the dirt clears, so does a new consciousness.
The film tells the story of former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's unexpected rise to power and his dramatic fall from grace, from the highest office in the land to Ward 10 at Maasiyahu Prison.
Winner of the IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary. Patricia and Heidi grew up in Cuba and dreamed of making films. When they defected from their homeland, they lost touch with each other. Now, they are trying to reconnect through video letters: intimate personal diaries documenting the joy, guilt, and homesickness their new lives have brought them.
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.
In the backstage area of a night club in Mexico City, Mami presides over her little kingdom—the women’s restroom. Clever and grouchy, the old lady looks after the hostesses at the club. She used to be a dancer just like them. Today, she is their guardian angel.
Two women from Tel Aviv, each caught in her own net of everyday battles, get swept away by a charismatic catchball coach, determined to make them fall in love with another net, mixing together sports and life, laughter and heartbreak.
Sahand and Leila are fleeing Iran with their toddler son. In Iran, their relationship—an extramarital affair—is punishable by death. As they start their new life, far away from the threatening past, they face not only the authorities but also a new intimacy they have never known.
The unbelievable and tragic love story of Helena, a young Jewish prisoner in Auschwitz, and Austrian SS officer Franz Wunsch.
The TV adaptation of A Handmaid’s Tale has made Margaret Atwood into a superstar. At 80, the brilliant Canadian author jets around the world to meet her readers and talks with candor and humor about her life story and the sources of inspiration for her work.
A young woman coping with deep emotional pain returns to her Japanese roots, finds solace in traditional rituals, and tells her story through unique animation.
"Life is secondary to the stage, there you make dreams come true", that's how the actor, the one who was called:"The forefather of fringe" in Israel, Niko Nitai, defined and lived his life.
Congo Mirador used to be a bustling fishing village, but the rising lake water is threatening to turn it into a swamp, and the Venezuelan government is not lifting a finger to help. This breathtaking film follows the villagers as they struggle to survive the environmental disaster we all fear.
In a training center dedicated to domestic work, a group of Filipina trainees, who will soon deploy to work overseas, are getting ready to face their future employers. The things they must endure are so bizarre, funny, and frightening that it often seems as though they are attending a drama class. Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award
Damien is handsome, talented, and charismatic, but at 43 he is still mommy’s little boy because for the past two decades he has been struggling with a heroin addiction, living on the fringes of society and refusing to let go of his past. Holding on to each other with remarkable tenderness, mother and son look for a way to defeat his demons.
Four Dutch teenage boys deemed unmanageable by the system are sent to a remote farm in France, where they should hopefully get back on track. With extraordinary sensitivity, the film examines their complicated dynamic and their attempts to reconcile with their past—until, one day, a girl enters into the picture. Nominated to the Beyond the Screen Award
Audrey Flack has always said that art was “the only way to decipher reality.” Still at the top of her game at 88, the acclaimed photorealistic artist retraces her steps on the difficult path she had to walk to be recognized as one of the most important artists of her generation.
Armed with a camera, Yael Abecassis followed her mother—legendary Moroccan singer Raymonde—in an attempt to understand and redefine their relationship. Transposed and transformed, Mother and daughter remain entwined, bound by guilt, admiration, pain, and above all—limitless love and music.
Researchers, engineers, and activists scour the breathtaking Alps to identify dangers to skiers and vacationers. Shot from unexpected angles, the film follows their extraordinary efforts to deploy an invisible safety net without spoiling the view.
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.
Salman Schocken, King of Department Stores in Germany, bought "Haaretz" which survives on the verge of consensus in Israel. He supported S.Y. Agnon all his life and fought for a secular Jewish Renaissance.
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.
James Stevenson, phenomenal cartoonist and columnist (regularly featured in The New Yorker and The New York Times), father of nine and author of dozens of children’s books, never stopped being prolific—even when he had dementia. The story of his life and work is intercut with animations based on his unique illustrations.
Giant graffiti-covered concrete slabs, once part of the Berlin Wall, now stand at 75 sites throughout the United States, including a hotel in Dallas, a casino in Las Vegas, and a church in Arkansas. How did they get there? And why are the Americans so fond of these monuments, when they are busy building a wall of their own?
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
When they decided to form a band, they taught themselves to play their instruments and then wrote, composed and performed hits that took the world by storm. 40 years later, the Go-Go’s—the most successful all-female band in history—tell us all about it with ample humor and zero censorship.
Recently uncovered 30-year old footage awakens childhood memories and leaves a mixed taste of sweet innocence and bitter fear.
Armed with a hidden camera and a voice recorder, 83-year-old Sergio goes undercover and infiltrates a retirement home. He is not much of a spy, but his natural charm draws the ladies like a magnet. Maite Alberdi (La Once) delivers a heartwarming and delightfully human spy thriller.
The Promise presents a rich collage of archival materials designed to explore how the personal and national are intertwined in major rituals of human life.
This sociological journey back in time began 23 years ago, when several families were evicted from their homes ended up squatting in an abandoned building in Jaffa. What has become of them? What chances does a poverty-stricken child have to make it in the world?
What looks at first like a fascinating ritual revolving around an elephant tusk turns out to be restoration and conservation work carried out in a museum. When seen from up close, these complex processes raise profound questions about the essence of artifacts and replicas, and their place in our reality.
The filmmakers of Moriyama San and ButoHouse return to Tokyo and embark upon an adventurous journey with Ryūe Nishizawa, one of Japan’s most influential architects. As he leads them around Tokyo, stopping for occasional meals and conversations, the two paint a portrait of the artist, his city, and his dreams of things that lie beyond it.
This stirring animation brings to life the memories of a mother and her daughter, shared in a heart-to-heart conversation about things kept secret for years.
The women of the Armenian village of Lichk till the soil, chop wood and take care of the children and elderly all by themselves. The men spend most of the year in Russia, the only place where they can find work. The distance is frustrating and disheartening, but come winter the men return, rekindling excitement and even passion in the women’s hearts.
In a small family-owned café on the shore of one of Bavaria’s most stunning lakes, director Janna Ji Wonders gets to know five generations of women in her family. Filled with love and heartbreak, their stories are dramatic, daring, and exotic, and she shows and tells them with mesmerizing tenderness.
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.
Seven young people share their love for Yiddish avant-garde poetry written during the interwar period. For them, this poetry belongs not only to the Jewish past, but speaks also to the present moment.