100up
A look at the lives of centenarians from across the globe.
Alien On Stage
The story of the Dorset Bus Drivers whose amateur dramatics group created a serious stage adaptation of the science fiction horror classic Alien and ended up performing in London's West End.
All Light, Everywhere
An exploration of the shared histories of cameras, weapons, policing and justice. As surveillance technologies become a fixture in everyday life, the film interrogates the complexity of an objective point of view, probing the biases inherent in both human perception and the lens.
Ascension
Documentary portrait of the "Chinese Dream" - a contemporary vision of a China that prioritizes productivity and innovation above all
Bad Attitude: The Art Of Spain Rodriguez
Legendary underground cartoonist Spain Rodriguez is profiled in this intimate portrait by his wife, Emmy-nominated filmmaker Susan Stern.
Becoming Cousteau
Profile of the undersea explorer.
The Bubble
A look at a retirement community in Florida and its impact on the wider locale.
Charm Circle
After uncovering a treasure trove of home videos documenting the moments of love, laughter, and musical expression that punctuated an otherwise tumultuous upbringing, filmmaker Nira Burstein returns to her childhood home – now crumbling from the inside out – to explore whether she and her two sisters can reconnect with her parents.

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Faya Dayi
A spiritual journey into the highlands of Harar, immersed in the rituals of khat, a leaf Sufi Muslims chewed for centuries for religious meditations – and Ethiopia’s most lucrative cash crop today. A tapestry of intimate stories offers a window into the dreams of youth under a repressive regime.
Film, The Living Record Of Our Memory
Documentary considering our audiovisual heritage and what is being done to preserve it.
The First Wave
Documentary consideration of how NYC's emergency workers dealt with the first wave of the pandemic.
Flee
Amin arrived as an unaccompanied minor in Denmark from Afghanistan. Today, he is a successful academic and is getting married to his long-time boyfriend. A secret he has been hiding for 20 years threatens to ruin the life he has built.
Forest For The Trees
War photographer Rita Leistner turns her expert lens onto a community of tree planters who overcome grueling conditions and emotional difficulties to bring back the forest one tree at a time.
The Gig Is Up
Documentary digs into the gig economy.
Grain
Explores the stories of those committed to using physical film in the digital era.

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Invisible Demons
In the sprawling mega city of Delhi where the dangers of climate change are present not future, the film shows a world on the brink.
In The Same Breath
How did the Chinese government turn pandemic cover-ups in Wuhan into a triumph for the Communist party? An essential narrative of first-hand accounts of the coronavirus, and a revelatory examination of how propaganda and patriotism shaped the outbreak’s course – both in China and in the US.
Lady Buds
The story of six women who come out of the shadows of the cannabis underground to enter the new commercial industry in California.

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The New Gospel
Hybrid documentary about the life of Jesus and the current struggles of migrant workers in Italy.
A Night Of Knowing Nothing
A poetic record of the experience of being a young Indian in a land of violence.
Nothing But The Sun
Considers the material of Mateo Sobode Chiqueno, who has been using an old tape recorder to capture stories, songs, and testimonies of his ancestral culture since the Seventies.

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The Rossellinis
A documentary recounting the lives of Roberto Rossellini's children from the perspective of Alessandro Rossellini, the first grandson of the director.
Sing, Freetown
Accomplished reporter Sorious Samura collaborates with an old friend on a play intended to celebrate Sierra Leone... and gets more than he bargained for along the way.
St Louis Superman
A documentary portrait of a 34-year-old battle rapper, Ferguson activist and state representative from St. Louis, Missouri.
Summer Of Soul (...Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
During the same summer as Woodstock, over 300,000 people attended the Harlem Cultural Festival, celebrating African American music and culture, and promoting Black pride and unity. The footage from the festival sat in a basement, unseen for over 50 years, keeping this incredible event in America’s history lost – until now.

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The Velvet Underground
Cinematic collage that is as much about New York of the period as it is about the rise and fall of the seminal band.
Writing With Fire
In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India's only newspaper run by Dalit women. Armed with smartphones, Chief Reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions on the frontlines of India's biggest issues and within the confines of their own homes, redefining what it means to be powerful.
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