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All Rise (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Jay Shapiro, Jeffrey Saunders)
Modeled on the International Criminal Court of Justice, the Jessup is a prestigious simulated court competition that offers a sneak peek at the international leaders of the future. This documentary tracks students trying to make their mark there.
The Babushkas Of Chernobyl (Country: US; Year: 2015; Director: Anne Bogart, Holly Morris)
Portrait of a group of women who returned to the exclusion zone near the disaster-struck nuclear plant and have lived there ever since.
Bolshoi Babylon (Country: UK; Year: 2015; Director: Nick Read, Mark Franchetti; Stars: Maria Alexandrova, Maria Allash, Sergei Filin, Anatoliy Iksanov, Anastasiya Meskova, Vladimir Urin)
A behind-the-scenes look at Moscow's prestigious Bolshoi Theatre as it's rocked by an acid-attack scandal in 2013.
Kingdom Of Shadows (Country: Mexico, US; Year: 2015; Director: Bernardo Ruiz; Writer: Bernardo Ruiz)
Documenting the human cost of the Mexican drug wars on either side of the border.
On The Rim Of The Sky (Country: Germany, China; Year: 2014; Director: Hongjie Xu; Writer: Hongjie Xu)
A generational clash in a small Chinese village after a young revolutionary brings change.
Tocando La Luz (Country: US, Cuba; Year: 2015; Director: Jennifer Redfearn)
Three women, united by blindness and a desire for independence, guide us through Cuba’s current economic and social landscape while pursuing their dreams.

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