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500 Years

A film by Pamela Yates, Paco de Onís & Peter Kinoy

2017 - Racial Justice

From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a president, 500 Years tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala’s recent history, through the actions and perspectives of the majority indigenous Mayan population who now stand poised to reimagine their society.

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500 Years

A film by Pamela Yates, Paco de Onís & Peter Kinoy

2017 - Racial Justice

From a historic genocide trial to the overthrow of a president, 500 Years tells a sweeping story of mounting resistance played out in Guatemala’s recent history, through the actions and perspectives of the majority indigenous Mayan population who now stand poised to reimagine their society.

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Bending the Arc

A film by Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos

2017 - Human Rights

Bending the Arc follows the extraordinary doctors and activists—including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl—whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all.

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Bending the Arc

A film by Kief Davidson & Pedro Kos

2017 - Human Rights

Bending the Arc follows the extraordinary doctors and activists—including Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl—whose work 30 years ago to save lives in a rural Haitian village grew into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all.

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Strong Island

A film by Yance Ford

2017

Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy - from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death.

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Strong Island

A film by Yance Ford

2017

Strong Island chronicles the arc of a family across history, geography and tragedy - from the racial segregation of the Jim Crow South to the promise of New York City; from the presumed safety of middle class suburbs, to the maelstrom of an unexpected, violent death.

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The Force

A film by Peter Nicks

2017

A cinema vérité look inside the troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to address federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, MO, and an explosive scandal. 

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The Force

A film by Peter Nicks

2017

A cinema vérité look inside the troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to address federal demands for reform, a popular uprising following events in Ferguson, MO, and an explosive scandal. 

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The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

A film by David France

2017

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson follows a new investigation into the mysterious death -- and lasting political legacy -- of self-described “street queen” Marsha P. Johnson, one of the courageous black transgender activists who spearheaded the modern gay civil rights movement.

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson

A film by David France

2017

The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson follows a new investigation into the mysterious death -- and lasting political legacy -- of self-described “street queen” Marsha P. Johnson, one of the courageous black transgender activists who spearheaded the modern gay civil rights movement.

Tell Them We Are Rising

A film by Stanley Nelson

2017

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities is a documentary film and multi-platform project spanning 170 years of American history to explore the pivotal role HBCUs have played in the ascent of African-Americans and their families – from slavery to the present day. 

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Tell Them We Are Rising

A film by Stanley Nelson

2017

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities is a documentary film and multi-platform project spanning 170 years of American history to explore the pivotal role HBCUs have played in the ascent of African-Americans and their families – from slavery to the present day. 

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Whose Streets?

A film by Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis

2017

When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy.

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Whose Streets?

A film by Sabaah Folayan & Damon Davis

2017

When unarmed teenager Michael Brown is killed by police and left lying in the street for hours, it marks a breaking point for the residents of St. Louis, Missouri. Grief, long-standing racial tensions and renewed anger bring residents together to hold vigil and protest this latest tragedy.

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Collisions

A film by Lynette Wallworth

2016 - Climate Change / Natural Resources

We go on a virtual reality journey into the Western Australian desert, the land of the Martu tribe. Elder Nyarri Morgan's introduction to Western culture was a collision between science and spirit. Here he gives the Martu perspective on caring for the planet for future generations.

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Collisions

A film by Lynette Wallworth

2016 - Climate Change / Natural Resources

We go on a virtual reality journey into the Western Australian desert, the land of the Martu tribe. Elder Nyarri Morgan's introduction to Western culture was a collision between science and spirit. Here he gives the Martu perspective on caring for the planet for future generations.

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Do Not Resist

A film by Craig Atkinson

2016 - Human Rights

From Ferguson, Missouri, to a high-end weapons technologies presentation for police buyers, to a community that has just received its very own military-grade tank, we witness the rapid militarization of the police in the United States.

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Do Not Resist

A film by Craig Atkinson

2016 - Human Rights

From Ferguson, Missouri, to a high-end weapons technologies presentation for police buyers, to a community that has just received its very own military-grade tank, we witness the rapid militarization of the police in the United States.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

A film by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack

2016 - Racial Justice

Maya Angelou's frank narratives of abuse and racism have opened the eyes of many. From a childhood of neglect she traveled a path that culminated in her career as a celebrated author and her renown as an influential civil rights activist.

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Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise

A film by Bob Hercules and Rita Coburn Whack

2016 - Racial Justice

Maya Angelou's frank narratives of abuse and racism have opened the eyes of many. From a childhood of neglect she traveled a path that culminated in her career as a celebrated author and her renown as an influential civil rights activist.

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Raising Bertie

A film by Margaret Byrne

2016 - Racial Justice

Three boys come of age in a rural African American-led community in North Carolina, their stories weaving together as they navigate unemployment, institutional racism, violence, first love, fatherhood, and estrangement from family members and mentors.

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Raising Bertie

A film by Margaret Byrne

2016 - Racial Justice

Three boys come of age in a rural African American-led community in North Carolina, their stories weaving together as they navigate unemployment, institutional racism, violence, first love, fatherhood, and estrangement from family members and mentors.

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The Pearl

A film by Jessica Dimmock and Christopher LaMarca

2016 - Gender and Sexuality

Being a middle-aged-to-senior transgender woman in the postindustrial logging towns of the Pacific Northwest can be a raw emotional and physical experience. With this as backdrop, four women grapple with varying stages of transition.

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The Pearl

A film by Jessica Dimmock and Christopher LaMarca

2016 - Gender and Sexuality

Being a middle-aged-to-senior transgender woman in the postindustrial logging towns of the Pacific Northwest can be a raw emotional and physical experience. With this as backdrop, four women grapple with varying stages of transition.

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