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76 Days (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Weixi Chen, Hao Wu, Anonymous; Writer: Hao Wu)
Filmed in Wuhan, China by an independent crew, 76 Days covers the length of the city’s lockdown for Covid-19.
Boys State (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Amanda McBaine, Jesse Moss)
In an unusual experiment, a thousand 17-year-old boys from Texas join together to build a representative government from the ground up.
Collective (Colectiv) (Country: Romania; Year: 2019; Director: Alexander Nanau; Writer: Alexander Nanau, Antoaneta Opris)
Documentary considering the aftermath of a nightclub fire that exposed deep corruption in the Romanian healthcare system.
Crip Camp (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: James Lebrecht, Nicole Newnham)
Down the road from Woodstock in the early 1970s, a revolution blossomed in a ramshackle summer camp for disabled teenagers, transforming their young lives and igniting a landmark movement.
Dick Johnson Is Dead (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Kirsten Johnson)
With this inventive portrait, a cameraperson seeks a way to keep her 86-year-old father alive forever. Utilising moviemaking magic and her family’s dark humour, she celebrates Dr Dick Johnson’s last years by staging fantasies of death and beyond. Together, dad and daughter confront the great inevitability awaiting us all.
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The Fight (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegmanm Eli B Despres)
Inside the ACLU, a team of scrappy lawyers battle Trump’s historic assault on civil liberties.
Gunda (Country: Norway, US; Year: 2020; Director: Victor Kossakovsky)
Pigs, cows and chickens. Intimate portraits of living beings who wind up dead on a plate every day.
I Am Greta (Country: Sweden; Year: 2020; Director: Nathan Grossman; Writer: Olof Berglind, Peter Modestij; Stars: Malena Ernman, António Guterres, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Greta Thunberg, Svante Thunberg, Malena Ernman, António Guterres, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Greta Thunberg, Svante Thunberg)
Profile of the teenage Swedish climate activist.
MLK/FBI (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Sam Pollard)
Based on newly declassified files, Sam Pollard's documentary explores the US government's surveillance and harassment of Martin Luther King Jr.
On The Record (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering; Writer: Kirby Dick, Sara Newens, Amy Ziering; Stars: Sil Lai Abrams, Burak Agan, Tarana Burke, Kimberle Crenshaw, Drew Dixon, Jenny Lumet, Kierna Mayo, Joan Morgan, Sheri Sher, Sil Lai Abrams, Burak Agan, Tarana Burke, Kimberle Crenshaw, Drew Dixon, Jenny Lumet)
Documentary, sees women go on the record to accusing hip hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual assault.
The Fight The Fight
The Fight and 76 Days
The Social Dilemma (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Jeff Orlowski; Writer: Davis Coombe, Vickie Curtis, Jeff Orlowski; Stars: Tristan Harris, Jeff Seibert, Bailey Richardson, Joe Toscano, Sandy Parakilas, Guillaume Chaslot, Lynn Fox, Aza Raskin, Alex Roetter, Tim Kendall, Justin Rosenstein, Randy Fernando, Jaron Lanier, Roger McNamee, Shoshana Zuboff)
Consideration of the downsides of social networking.
A Thousand Cuts (Country: US, Philippines; Year: 2020; Director: Ramona S Diaz)
Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fuelled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press - and her freedom - on the line in defense of truth and democracy.
Time (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: Garrett Bradley)
Fox Rich, indomitable matriarch and modern-day abolitionist, strives to keep her family together while fighting for the release of her incarcerated husband. An intimate, epic, and unconventional love story, filmed over two decades.
The Truffle Hunters (Country: Italy, US, Greece; Year: 2020; Director: Michael Dweck, Gregory Kershaw)
In the secret forests of northern Italy, a dwindling group of joyful old men and their faithful dogs search for the world’s most expensive ingredient, the white Alba truffle. Their stories form a real-life fairy tale that celebrates human passion in a fragile land that seems forgotten in time.
Welcome To Chechnya (Country: US; Year: 2020; Director: David France)
This searing investigative work shadows a group of activists risking unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ pogrom raging in the repressive and closed Russian republic.
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