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  • diagram of male body with markings of bullet entrance wounds

    16 Shots, (formerly The Blue Wall), is the feature documentary account of the Chicago police killing of Laquan McDonald. The film is a forensic examination of a shooting, an anatomy of a coverup, and a portrait of a city torn apart in the aftermath.

  • white male teen looks through chainlink fence at school

    At a remote Mojave Desert high school, extraordinary educators believe that empathy and life skills, more than academics, give at-risk students command of their own futures. This coming-of-age story watches education combat the crippling effects of poverty in the lives of these so-called "bad kids."

  • Young hunters in Alaska scan an icy horizon with binoculars.

    Synopsis

    How do you make sense of a story that lasts longer than a human lifetime? BASELINE: Part 1 is a letter to three children growing up on the frontlines of the climate crisis; it promises to revisit their stories in the year 2050. 


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  • anti-socialist activists use large figuring of a socialists to push their rhetoric

    A former Marine and a public school teacher in two different states find themselves broke and unable to sustain their livelihoods through their jobs. Activated by the energy of the 2016 Sanders presidential campaign and the murmurs of a state-wide teacher strike, both turn to socialism, a once-...

  • Film still of a pensive Shiori under an umbrella, face in hand

    Synopsis

    From confessional-style iPhone and secret recordings mixed with verite shooting, a staggering account of Shiori's Ito's improbable fight as both victim and journalist against Japan's antiquated rape laws and institutions.


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  • A still from "Black Mothers": one of the film's protagonists, a middle-aged Black woman hosts a gathering of Black mothers in a hotel lobby.

    Synopsis

    Violence. Outrage. Impunity. Repeat. BLACK MOTHERS follows the journey of two women working to disrupt the cycle of racist police violence within our country's judicial system. As one mother navigates the aftermath of her son’s attack by local police, the...