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A light and motion study accompanying a tape recording by Harvey Milk to be played "in the event of my death by assassination".
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When Brian Brown-Easley’s disability check fails to materialise from Veterans Affairs, he finds himself on the brink of homelessness and breaking his daughter’s heart. With no other options, he walks into a Wells Fargo Bank and says, "I've got a bomb".
Aftershock
Following the preventable deaths of their partners due to childbirth complications, two bereaved fathers galvanise activists, birth-workers and physicians to reckon with one of the most pressing American crises of our time – the US maternal health crisis.
All That Breathes
Against the darkening backdrop of Delhi's apocalyptic air and escalating violence, two brothers devote their lives to protect one casualty of the turbulent times: the bird known as the black kite.
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.
Am I OK?
Lucy and Jane have been best friends for most of their lives and think they know everything there is to know about each other. But when Jane announces she's moving to London, Lucy reveals a long-held secret. As Jane tries to help Lucy, their friendship is thrown into chaos.
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.
Brian And Charles
A story of friendship, love, and letting go. And a 7ft tall robot that eats cabbages. A comedy shot in documentary format.
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.
Call Jane
Chicago, 1968: after having a life-saving secret abortion, a suburban housewife seeks to give women access to healthy and safe abortions through an underground collective of women known as "Jane".
Cha Cha Real Smooth
A directionless college graduate embarks on a relationship with a young mum and her teenage daughter while learning the boundaries of his new bar mitzvah party-starting gig.

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Deerwoods Deathtrap
The director's parents recollect the day they nearly died.
Emergency
Ready for a night of partying, a group of Black and Latino college students must weigh the pros and cons of calling the police when faced with an unusual emergency.
Every Day In Kaimuki
A young man is determined to give his life meaning outside of Kaimukī, the small Hawaiian town where he grew up, even if it means leaving everything he's ever known and loved behind.
The Exiles
Documentarian Christine Choy tracks down three exiled dissidents from the Tiananmen Square massacre, in order to find closure on an abandoned film she began shooting in 1989.
Final Cut
Things go badly for a small film crew shooting a low-budget zombie movie when they are attacked by real zombies.
Fire Of Love
Intrepid scientists and lovers Katia and Maurice Krafft died in a volcanic explosion doing the very thing that brought them together: unraveling the mysteries of volcanoes by capturing the most explosive imagery ever recorded. A doomed love triangle between Katia, Maurice and volcanoes, told through their archival footage.
Girl Picture
Mimmi, Emma and Rönkkö are girls at the cusp of womanhood, trying to draw their own contours. In three consecutive Fridays two of them experience the earth-moving effects of falling in love, while the third goes on a quest to find something she’s never experienced before: pleasure.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Nancy Stokes, a retired school teacher, is yearning for some adventure, and some sex. Good sex. And she has a plan: she hires a young sex worker named Leo Grande.
Happening
France, 1963. Anne is a bright young student with a promising future ahead of her. But when she falls pregnant, she sees the opportunity to finish her studies and escape the constraints of her social background disappearing.
Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul
In the aftermath of a huge scandal, Trinitie Childs, the first lady of a prominent Southern Baptist megachurch, attempts to help her pastor husband, Lee-Curtis Childs, rebuild their congregation.
Huella
The death of her grandmother sees a woman take an unexpected dance with grief.

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Klondike
The story of a Ukrainian family living on the border of Russia - Ukraine during the start of war. Irka refuses to leave her house even as the village gets captured by armed forces. Shortly after, they find themselves at the center of an air crash catastrophe on July 17, 2014.
Leonor Will Never Die
Fiction and reality blur when Leonor, a retired filmmaker, falls into a coma after a television lands on her head, compelling her to become the action hero of her unfinished screenplay.
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.
A Love Song
Two childhood sweethearts, now both widowed, share a night by a lake in the mountains. A love story for those who are alone.

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Mars One
In Brazil, a lower-middle-class Black family of four tries to keep their spirits up and their dreams going in the months that follow the election of a right-wing president, a man who represents everything they are not.
My Old School
The astonishing true story of Scotland's most notorious imposter. It's 1993 and 16-year-old Brandon is the new kid in school. Soon he’s top of the class, acing exams and even taking the lead in the school musical. He’s the model pupil, until he's unmasked.
Nanny
Aisha is an undocumented nanny working for a privileged couple in New York City. As she prepares for the arrival of the son she left behind in Senegal, a violent supernatural presence invades her reality, threatening the American dream she is painstakingly piecing together.
Neptune Frost
The love story between an African intersex runaway and a coltan miner, and the virtual marvel born as a result of their union.
Night Bus
Trouble brews on a bus after a pearl necklace goes missing.
Nothing Compares
The story of Sinéad O'Connor's phenomenal rise to worldwide fame and subsequent exile from the pop mainstream. Focusing on Sinéad's prophetic words and deeds from 1987 to 1993, the film reflects on the legacy of this fearless trailblazer through a contemporary feminist lens.
On The Ice
An Inuit hunter inadvertantly witnesses a murder.
Palm Trees And Power Lines
A bored 17-year-old falls for a man twice her age.
The Panola Project
Profile of Dorothy Oliver and her tireless work to get residents of the town of Panola vaccinated against Covid.
Piggy
Sara deals with constant teasing from girls in her small town. But it comes to an end when a stranger kidnaps her tormentors. Sara knows more than she's saying and must decide between speaking up and saving the girls or saying nothing to protect the strange man who spared her.

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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 Sixties, creating a counter-narrative to a critical moment in American history.
Shallow Grave
Thriller showing what happens when three flatmates find and keep a suitcase of money.
Sharp Stick
A naive 26-year-old finds herself on a sexual odyssey.
Sirens
On the outskirts of Beirut, Lilas and Shery, co-founders and guitarists of the Middle East's first all-female metal band, wrestle with friendship, sexuality and destruction in their pursuit of becoming thrash metal rock stars.
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.
Three Minutes: A Lengthening
The three minutes of footage explored in this film are the only moving images left of the Jewish inhabitants of Nasielsk before the Holocaust.
Utama
In the Bolivian highlands, an elderly Quechua couple has been living the same daily life for years. When an uncommon long drought threatens their entire way of life, Virginio and his wife Sisa face the dilemma of resisting or being defeated by the environment and time itself.

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Watcher
A young woman moves into a new apartment with her fiancé and is tormented by the feeling that she is being stalked by an unseen watcher in an adjacent building.
We Met In Virtual Reality
Filmed entirely inside the world of VR, this vérité documentary captures the excitement and surprising intimacy of a burgeoning cultural movement, demonstrating the power of online connection in an isolated world.
The Worst Person In The World
Four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really is.
(Yak) Butter Lamp
A young photographer takes pictures of Tibetan nomads.
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