575 Castro St
A light and motion study accompanying a tape recording by Harvey Milk to be played "in the event of my death by assassination".
Alone
An investigation into the layers of mass incarceration and its shaping of the modern Black American family, seen through the eyes of a single mother in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Bestia
A trip into the psyche of a Chilean torturer.
Boneshaker
An African family lost in America travel to a Louisiana church to find a cure for a problem child.
Brotherhood
Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife.
The Burden
The Burden is an animated and animal musical, enacted in a modern marketplace next to a large freeway.

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Deerwoods Deathtrap
The director's parents recollect the day they nearly died.
Huella
The death of her grandmother sees a woman take an unexpected dance with grief.

I

Living
In 1952 London, veteran civil servant Williams has become a small cog in the bureaucracy of rebuilding England post-WWII. As endless paperwork piles up on his desk, he learns he has a fatal illness. Thus begins his quest to find some meaning in his life before it slips away.

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Night Bus
Trouble brews on a bus after a pearl necklace goes missing.
On The Ice
An Inuit hunter inadvertantly witnesses a murder.

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Riotsville, USA
Welcome to Riotsville, a fictional town built by the US military. Using footage shot by the media and government, the film explores the militarisation of the police and the reaction of a nation to the uprisings of the late '60s, creating a counter-narrative to a critical moment in American history.
Sister
A man thinks back to his childhood memories of growing up with an annoying little sister in China in the 1990s. What would his life have been like if things had gone differently?
Spider
When practical jokes go bad...
Tantura
Documentary examining events surrounding the depopulation of a Palestinian village in 1948 and the implications for the way the state of Israel records its own history.

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(Yak) Butter Lamp
A young photographer takes pictures of Tibetan nomads.
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