DOC NYC 2020

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The Big Scary "S" Word (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Yael Bridge)
Consideration of the decades long debate about "socialism".
Down A Dark Stairwell (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Ursula Liang)
Documentary about criminal justice and race in NYC and a battle between the African American and Asian American communities over the police shooting of Akai Gurley.
Nasrin (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Jeff Kaufman; Writer: Jeff Kaufman; Stars: Olivia Colman, Ann Curry, Shirin Ebadi, Narges Hosseini, Reza Khandan, Jafar Panahi, Taghi Rahmani, Marietje Schaake, Mansoureh Shojaee, Nasrin Sotoudeh, Olivia Colman, Ann Curry, Shirin Ebadi, Narges Hosseini, Reza Khandan)
Portrait of Nasrin Sotoudeh, who is serving a prison sentence of 38 years in Iran for representing women who protested the country’s mandatory hijab law.
Shut Up Sona (Country: India; Year: 2020; Director: Deepti Gupta)
Profile of Indian singer and leading #MeToo activist, Sona Mohapatra shot over three years.
Since I Been Down (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Gilda Sheppard)
Kimonti Carter is serving life without parole in a Washington state prison based on a harsh 1990s three-strikes law, but rather than accept this condemnation, he has worked to transform inmates’ lives through education.
Unapologetic (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Ashley O'Shay)
Fed up with misdeeds committed by Chicago law enforcement and a political system unwilling to hold anyone accountable, two millennial Black women take action.
Youth V Gov (Country: United States; Year: 2020; Director: Christi Cooper-Kuhn; Stars: James Hansen, Julia Olson, James Hansen, Julia Olson)
Documentary about activists who filed a suit against the US government over the climate crisis.
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