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Showing posts with label Society. Show all posts

Aug 23, 2019

Trapped (2016)


Filmmaker Dawn Porter examines how abortion laws affect doctors, patients and clinics in different states.

Aug 22, 2019

Spring Broke (2016)


The history of spring break revelries in Daytona from the 1960s to the 1980s. Tens of thousands of college students become lured by lust, booze, and the chance of being on an MTV show.

Behemoth (2015)


Exploring the cost to the landscape, environment and workers of China's iron and coal mining operations in Mongolia.

Aug 21, 2019

Invisible Essence: The Little Prince (2018)


Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's transcendent story suggests an ethical philosophy about life and a universal code of respect for humanity. With every new generation that discovers the fable, the Little Prince's inspiring legacy is cemented.

The Pursuit (2019)


Globetrotting economist Arthur Brooks explores ways to help marginalized communities around the world make progress toward prosperity and happiness.

Aug 20, 2019

The Overnighters (2014)


A pastor sparks a controversy in his North Dakota town by opening his church doors to homeless workers who are seeking jobs in nearby oil fields.

In Jackson Heights (2015)


Jackson Heights, Queens New York is one of the most multicultural areas in the US with over 167 languages spoken. Here, people go about their daily lives alongside people of differing religions, beliefs and traditions.

Aug 19, 2019

Life in a Day (2011)


Life in a Day is a crowdsourced drama/documentary film comprising an arranged series of video clips selected from 80,000 clips submitted to the YouTube video sharing website, the clips showing respective occurrences from around the world on a single day, 24 July 2010.

Aug 16, 2019

The Ability Exchange (2016)


"The Ability Exchange" is a documentary about an innovative Disability Studies class at NYU Tandon where engineering students and adults with cerebral palsy learn to communicate, connect, and cultivate their abilities by making movies.

Alternate Endings: Six New Ways to Die in America (2019)


An exploration of the changing attitudes in the United States surrounding death, including the ways it is recognized today and how many approach the end of life.

We Are Many (2014)


The story of the biggest demonstration in human history, which took place on 15th February 2003, against the impending war on Iraq.

How to Dance in Ohio (2015)


In Columbus, Ohio, a group of teenagers and young adults on the autism spectrum prepare for an iconic American rite of passage -- a Spring Formal. They spend 12 weeks practicing their social skills in preparation for the dance at a local nightclub. Working with their psychologist, they take the challenges expressed in their respective therapy groups from one level to the next: picking dates, dresses, and, ultimately, a King and Queen of the Prom.

Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony (2012)


Filmmaker Laurent Malaquais visits Bronycon on a mission to understand the curious sub-culture of teenage boys and adult men who have become outspoken fans of the popular flash-animated cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Aug 15, 2019

Love Me (2014)


Love Me is a character-drive narrative that follows desperate men on their quest for love through the modern 'mail-order bride' industry in Ukraine. The film highlights the complete process of finding a partner in a foreign land, showing the Western male and Ukrainian female perspectives.

The Bad Kids (2016)


Located in an impoverished Mojave Desert community, Black Rock Continuation High School is one of California's alternative schools for students at risk of dropping out. Every student here has fallen so far behind in credits that they have no hope of earning a diploma at a traditional high school. Black Rock is their last chance. THE BAD KIDS is an observational documentary that chronicles one extraordinary principal's mission to realize the potential of these students whom the system has deemed lost causes. Employing a verité approach during a year at the school, the film follows Principal Vonda Viland as she coaches three at-risk teens--a new father who can't support his family, a young woman grappling with sexual abuse, and an angry young man from an unstable home--through the traumas and obstacles that rob them of their spirit and threaten their goal of a high school diploma.

Aug 13, 2019

Vintage Tomorrows (2015)


This documentary examines the steampunk movement's explosive growth, origins, and cultural significance. It explores the fundamental questions: What is steampunk, and why does it seem to be suddenly everywhere? Beyond that, what can we learn about today and tomorrow from steampunk's playful visions of yesteryear?

Aug 11, 2019

The Happy Film (2016)


Successful creative designer Stefan Sagmeister attempts to find the root of human happiness by experimenting with meditation, therapy, and drugs in this graphic design project-turned experimental documentary.

Aug 10, 2019

Night School (2016)


Indianapolis has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. For adult learners Greg, Melissa and Shynika, finally earning their high school diplomas could be a life-changing achievement. Emmy award-winning director Andrew Cohn's absorbing documentary observes their individual pursuits, fraught with the challenges of daily life and the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many low income Americans.

Aug 9, 2019

Free to Laugh (2016)


Free to Laugh is about the power of comedy after prison. Female Ex-cons hone their comedy chops through workshops and performing.

The True Cost (2015)


This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?


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