Sundance Film Festival 2022

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Aftershock (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Paula Eiselt, Tonya Lewis Lee)
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.
Descendant (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Margaret Brown)
Clotilda, the last ship carrying enslaved Africans to the United States, arrived in Alabama 40 years after African slave trading became a capital offense. It was promptly burned, and its existence denied. After a century shrouded in secrecy and speculation, descendants of the Clotilda’s survivors are reclaiming their story.
The Exiles (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Chris Jamerson; Writer: Chris Jamerson; Stars: Tom Goodwin, Luke LeBrun, Gigi Puana, Jalen Manney, Seraphina Russell)
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.
Fire Of Love (Year: 2022; Director: Sara Dosa; Writer: Shane Boris, Erin Casper, Jocelyne Chaput)
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.
Free Chol Soo Lee (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Julie Ha, Eugene Yi)
After a Korean immigrant is wrongly convicted of a 1973 San Francisco Chinatown gang murder, Asian Americans unite as never before to free Chol Soo Lee. A former street hustler becomes the symbol for a landmark movement. But once out, he self-destructs, threatening the movement's legacy and the man himself.
I Didn't See You There (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Reid Davenport)
Spurred by the spectacle of a circus tent that goes up outside his Oakland apartment, a disabled filmmaker launches into an unflinching meditation on freakdom, (in)visibility, and the pursuit of individual agency.
The Janes (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Tia Lessin, Emma Pildes)
In the spring of 1972, police raided an apartment on Chicago's South Side. Seven women were arrested. The accused were part of a clandestine network. Using code names, blindfolds and safe houses, they built an underground service for women seeking safe, affordable, illegal abortions. They called themselves JANE.
Jihad Rehab (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Meg Smaker)
A group of al-Qaeda members are transferred from Guantanamo to a secretive rehabilitation center for Islamic extremists.
TikTok, Boom. (Country: US; Year: 2022; Director: Shalini Kantayya)
With TikTok now crowned the world’s most downloaded app, these are the personal stories of a cultural phenomenon, told through an ensemble cast of Gen-Z natives, journalists and experts alike. This film seeks to answer why is an app, best known for people dancing, the target of so much controversy?

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