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Smoke Sauna Sisterhood Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
Smoke Sauna Sisterhood and Kokomo City
Angel Applicant (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Ken August Meyer; Writer: Ken August Meyer)
Paul Klee, a Swiss-German painter, fled Germany in 1933 when he and other modern artists were vilified by the rising Nazi Party. Isolated in Switzerland, he developed a severe autoimmune disorder.
Another Body (Country: UK, US; Year: 2023; Director: Sophie Compton, Reuben Hamlyn; Writer: Sophie Compton, Reuben Hamlyn, Isabel Freeman)
A documentary following a college student’s search for justice after she discovers deepfake pornography of herself circulating online.
Apolonia, Apolonia (Country: Denmark, Poland, France; Year: 2022; Director: Lea Glob; Writer: Lea Glob, Andreas Bøggild Monies; Stars: Hervé Breuil, Lea Glob, Oksana Shachko, Apolonia Sokol, Alexandra Tlolka)
Portrait of larger-than-life visual artist Apolonia Sokol.
Bad Press (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Rebecca Landsberry-Baker, Joe Peeler)
When the Muscogee Nation suddenly begins censoring its free press, a rogue reporter fights to expose her government's corruption in a historic battle that will have ramifications for all of Indian country.
Beyond Utopia (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: Madeleine Gavin)
Charting the journey and experiences of North Korean defectors.
Another Body Another Body
Another Body and Beyond Utopia
In The Rearview (Skąd dokąd) (Country: Poland, France, Ukraine; Year: 2023; Director: Maciek Hamela)
This fly-on-the-wall film captures Ukrainians as they are forced to leave their homes and drive into the unknown.
Kokomo City (Country: US; Year: 2023; Director: D Smith)
Four Black transgender sex workers explore the dichotomy between the Black community and themselves, while confronting issues long avoided.
Name Me Lawand (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Edward Lovelace)
Portrait of a young Deaf Kurdish boy.
Rojek (Year: 2023; Director: Zaynê Akyol)
Members of the Islamic State in Syrian Kurdistan, as well as some of their wives, are interviewed in the aftermath of the defeat of ISIS.
Smoke Sauna Sisterhood (Country: Estonia, France, Iceland; Year: 2023; Director: Anna Hints)
In the darkness of a smoke sauna, women share their innermost secrets and intimate experiences, washing off the shame trapped in their bodies and regaining their strength through a sense of communion.
Songs Of Earth Songs Of Earth
Songs Of Earth and Name Me Lawand
Songs Of Earth (Fedrelandet) (Country: Norway; Year: 2023; Director: Margreth Olin; Writer: Margreth Olin; Stars: Jørgen Mykle)
Being connected to nature, what does it mean? Father knows and father shows. The director's father is 84. We follow in his footsteps into the mountain home. Into nature's smallest life and out to grand panoramas, where he grew up.

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