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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."

  • 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-...

  • 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...

  • Homemaker-turned-journalist Natalia Zubkova in a blue and pink flowered dress, interviews five women with her cell phone in a rural village as her young daughter, in pink shirt and capri pants, waits nearby.

    Synopsis

    When the residents of a remote Siberian city discover an old Soviet mine has caught fire beneath their neighborhood, they turn to Natalia Zubkova, a local homemaker-turned-journalist, for help. But after her news videos go viral, she suddenly finds herself...

  • Indigenous coal miner poses for photo in front of plant equiptment

    A Navajo coal miner raising his secretive daughter on his own, struggles with his part in the irreversible destruction of their sacred mountain.