About a Mountain
Based on the nonfiction book by John D’Agata, About a Mountain is an essay film that explores the human need to know the truth and what happens when the answers we desperately seek are not so clear. The film follows three interwoven stories, all involving characters who scramble for answers to personal, environmental, and philosophical challenges. Does the extensive scientific research done at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain ensure that nuclear waste can be safely stored there for one million years? When a bright and seemingly happy young man suddenly jumps off more►
Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock
Standing Rock, 2016: the largest Native American occupation since Wounded Knee, thousands of activists, environmentalists, and militarized police descend on the Dakota Access Pipeline, in a standoff between Big Oil and a new generation of native warriors. Embedded in the movement, native activist and filmmaker Cody Lucich chronicles the sweeping struggle in stunning clarity, as the forces battle through summer to bitter winter, capturing the spirit and havoc of an uprising.
Chained for Life
Tensions flare on the set of a controversial new art film.
An epic tragedy of corruption and betrayal, Impeachment is a behind-the-scenes look at the ousting of Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff. With privileged access to the president and other key politicians, the film unravels like a political thriller in what is not only a defining moment for Brazil but also a fable of our times.
The Day I Lost My Shadow
Syria, 2012. During the coldest winter the country has witnessed, all Sana dreams of is a hot shower and cooking gas to prepare a meal for her son. She takes a day off from her job to search for a gas cylinder and finds herself on a two-day road trip through the cruel world of war.
The Hottest August
A film about climate change, disguised as a portrait of collective anxiety.