Sundance Film Festival 2022

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All That Breathes (Country: UK, India; Year: 2022; Director: Shaunak Sen; Stars: Mohammad Saud, Nadeem Shehzad)
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.
Calendar Girls (Country: Sweden; Year: 2022; Director: Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen; Writer: Maria Loohufvud, Love Martinsen)
A coming-of-golden-age look at Florida's most dedicated dance team for women over 60, shaking up the outdated image of "the little old lady," and calling for everyone to dance their hearts out, while they still can.
A House Made of Splinters (Country: Denmark; Year: 2022; Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont)
In eastern Ukraine, follow the daily life of children and staff in a special kind of home: an institution for children who have been removed from their homes while awaiting court custody decisions. Staff do their best to make the time children have there safe and supportive.
Midwives (Country: Myanmar; Year: 2022; Director: Hnin Ei Hlaing)
Two midwives work side-by-side in a makeshift clinic in Myanmar.
The Mission (Year: 2022; Director: Tania Anderson)
A revelation of the inner lives of young Church of the Latter Day Saints missionaries, as they leave their homes for the first time and embark upon the most emotionally, physically and psychologically challenging period of their life.
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Nothing Compares (Country: UK, Ireland; Year: 2022; Director: Kathryn Ferguson; Writer: Eleanor Emptage, Kathryn Ferguson, Michael Mallie; Stars: Sinéad O'Connor)
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.
Sirens (Year: 2022; Director: Rita Baghdadi)
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.
Tantura (Country: Israel; Year: 2022; Director: Alon Schwarz; Writer: Alon Schwarz, Shaul Schwarz)
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.
The Territory (Country: Brazil, Denmark, US; Year: 2022; Director: Alex Pritz)
When a network of Brazilian farmers seizes a protected area of the Amazon rainforest, a young Indigenous leader and his mentor must fight back in defense of the land and an uncontacted group living deep within the forest.
We Met In Virtual Reality (Country: UK; Year: 2022; Director: Joe Hunting; Writer: Joe Hunting)
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.

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