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Chasing Childhood (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Margaret Munzer Loeb, Eden Wurmfeld; Writer: Mark Becker; Stars: Lenore Skenazy, Peter Gray, Lenore Skenazy, Peter Gray)
Consideration of the state of childhood in the modern world and hte disappearaence of "free play".
Dear Santa (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Dana Nachman; Writer: Dana Nachman)
The story of the United States Postal Service Operation Santa programme that aims to make children's wishes come true.
The Dilema Of Desire (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Maria Finitzo)
A film about female desire, gender politics, and sexuality.
For The Love Of Rutland (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Jennifer Maytorena Taylor)
Rutland, Vermont, once a prosperous American town, is now ravaged by drugs, poverty, and a diminishing population. When the mayor attempts to welcome 100 Syrian refugees, communal discord erupts over resources and civic priorities. This documentary follows the story of a woman who took a stand of empathy for others.
Hamtramck, USA (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Justin Feltman, Razi Jafri)
Formerly a solid Polish Catholic town, Hamtramck, MI is America’s first majority Muslim city. During one election cycle, popular incumbent Karen Majewski faces Muslim challenger Mohammed Hassan for mayor, and the typically harmonious, culturally commingling community begins to split along ethnic lines
The Oil War (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: David Schisgall)
Iconoclastic historian Andrew Bacevich delivers an anti-colonial critique of US foreign policy in the Middle East, informed by his long career in the Army.
The Place That Makes Us (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Karla Murthy)
Youngstown, Ohio, once a booming steel and mining town, is now the epitome of post-industrial decline. This documentary focuses on activists working to make life better for residents.
Restaurant Hustle 2020: All On The Line (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Frank Matson)
Chronicling the impact of the pandemic on the restaurant industry.
Women In Blue (Year: 2020; Director: Deirdre Fishel; Stars: Nekima Levy-Pounds, Alice White, Janee Harteau, Melissa Chiodo, Erin Grabosky, Nekima Levy-Pounds, Alice White, Janee Harteau, Melissa Chiodo, Erin Grabosky)
After a high-profile police shooting rocks the Minneapolis Police department, its first female chief is forced to resign. Women in Blue takes a look at policing in America, as it follows the stories of the women officers who carry on the effort to reform the department and restore trust in the community.
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