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Okurimono
Okurimono
Returning to her home country to prepare her late mother's home for sale, a Japanese woman finds a collection of letters that alter her perception of her mother's experiences as a survivor of the nuclear bombing.
Mother Vera
Mother Vera
An Orthodox nun in a Belarussian convent considers her past and her future.
Kamay
Kamay
A sorrow-stricken family from rural Afghanistan seeks justice following the tragic death of their daughter, Zahra, a student at Kabul University.
My Stolen Planet
My Stolen Planet
Farah, an Iranian woman, is forced to migrate to her private planet to be free. She buys other people’s memories in the form of Super 8 films and records and archives her own to create an alternative history of Iran.
Reas
Reas
A group of prison inmates re-enact their lives and sentences, balancing memories with fantasy.
Realm Of Satan
Realm Of Satan
An experiential portrait depicting Satanists in both the everyday and in the extraordinary as they fight to preserve their lifestyle: magic, mystery, and misanthropy.
A New Kind Of Wilderness
A New Kind Of Wilderness
In a forest in Norway, a family lives an isolated lifestyle in an attempt to be wild and free, but a tragic event changes everything, and they are forced to adjust to modern society.
Pictures Of Ghosts
Pictures Of Ghosts
A portrait of the city of Recife, re-envisioned in its 20th Century glory through the remains of the cinema palaces which were central to its busy social milieu.
Iron Butterflies
Iron Butterflies
In summer 2014, sunflower fields and coal mines in eastern Ukraine turned into a 12 square kilometer crime scene. A multi-layered investigation into the downing of flight MH17, in which a butterfly-shaped shrapnel was found in the pilot's body, implicated the state responsible for a war crime that remains unpunished.
The Gullspång Miracle
The Gullspång Miracle
A pair of sisters' encounter with a woman who looks like their dead sibling proves to be just the start of a whale of a tale.
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