Advocate
Biographical documentary about Lea Tsemel who defends Palestinians: from feminists to fundamentalists, from non-violent demonstrators to armed militants.
American Factory
In post-industrial Ohio, a Chinese billionaire opens a new factory in the husk of an abandoned General Motors plant, hiring 2,000 blue-collar Americans. Early days of hope and optimism give way to setbacks as high-tech China clashes with working-class America.
Apollo 11
A purely archival reconstruction of humanity’s first trip to another world, featuring never-before-seen 70mm footage and never-before-heard audio from the mission.
The Biggest Little Farm
Filmmaker chronicles his own efforts and that of his wife, to trade in their city life for a small farm dream.
The Changin’ Times Of Ike White
A documentary about the man behind the first ever commercial album recorded inside an American prison by an inmate, charting his journey out from prison into industry adulation and life as a free man, eventually leading to his reinvention as a performer for hire.

D

The Edge Of Democracy
Consideration of post-dictatorship politics and the resurgent right in Brazil.
For Sama
A young woman's struggles with love, war and motherhood over the span of five years in Syria.
Honeyland
When nomadic beekeepers break Honeyland's basic rule (take half of the honey, but leave half to the bees), the last female beehunter in Europe must save the bees and restore natural balance.
Human Nature
A consideration of gene-editing technology.

I

The Kingmaker
Documentary about the Marcos family and Imelda's continued influence on politics in the Philippines.
Knock Down The House
Four young Democratic candidates take on established incumbents in the US 2018 election.
Looking For Life
Documentary about two Haitian migrants who become stranded at the US-Mexico border, with no way forward.

M

Midnight Family
In Mexico City's wealthiest neighborhoods, the Ochoa family runs a for-profit ambulance, competing with other unlicensed EMTs for patients in need of urgent care. In this cutthroat industry, they struggle to keep their financial needs from compromising the people in their care.
Midnight Traveler
When the Taliban puts a bounty on Afghan director Hassan Fazili’s head, he is forced to flee with his wife and two young daughters. Capturing their uncertain journey, Fazili shows firsthand the dangers facing refugees seeking asylum and the love shared between a family on the run.
One Child Nation
After becoming a mother, a filmmaker uncovers the untold history of China’s one-child policy and the generations of parents and children forever shaped by this social experiment.

R

The Rabbi Goes West
Portrait of a Hasidic rabbi who relocates from Brooklyn, New York to Bozeman, Montana with the hopes of spreading Chabad — his brand of orthodox practice — throughout "Big Sky Country".
Scandalous
A portrait of the National Enquirer.
Shooting The Mafia
Profile of Sicilian photographer Letizia Battaglia.
Unschooled
Veteran educator Peter Bergson established the Natural Creativity Center on the outskirts of Philadelphia - this follows him as he works with three challenging teenagers.

V

We Believe In Dinosaurs
A documentary about young earth creationists building an enormous, $120 million, 'life-size' Noah's Ark in Kentucky with the specific aim of debunking the theory of evolution.
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Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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