A Thousand Cuts
Nowhere is the worldwide erosion of democracy, fueled by social media disinformation campaigns, more starkly evident than in the authoritarian regime of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. Journalist Maria Ressa places the tools of the free press—and her freedom—on the line in defense of truth and democracy.
IWOW: I Walk on Water
A radical perspective that shifts focus from the idea of separateness to oneness. This film was recorded over several intense months during the Summer of 2019 in Harlem NY, Brussels and Haarlem, Netherlands. A film of formlessness out of the norm. The first film from this director this long. A more spiritual cinematic vision. And a continuation of tradition of polyphonic portraiture with something like a full album for a score.
A spiritual drama about a British Pakistani rapper who, on the cusp of his first world tour, is struck down by an epigenetic illness that threatens to derail his big break.
Simple as Water
In this war story told in a unique key, portraits of Syrian families displaced and fractured by war create a meditation on parental love that is both urgent and timeless. The film is an artful and urgent call to focus on our shared humanity, counter demonizing rhetoric, and ensure our governments and communities keep welcoming those fleeing war.
Socks on Fire
A poet composes a cinematic love letter to his grandmother as his homophobic aunt and drag queen uncle wage war over her estate in Hokes Bluff, Alabama. From director Bo McGuire: “Socks on Fire is a transgenerational docudrama couched in the battle royal for my Nanny’s throne. I returned home from New York City to find that my Aunt Sharon, my favorite childhood relative, had locked her gay, drag-queen brother, my Uncle John out of the family home. As a queer Southerner, who can be both equally protective and skeptical more►
Stateless | Apátrida
In 1937, tens of thousands of Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent were exterminated by the Dominican army, based on anti-black hatred fomented by the Dominican government. Fast-forward to 2013, the Dominican Republic’s Supreme Court stripped the citizenship of anyone with Haitian parents, retroactive to 1929. The ruling rendered more than 200,000 people stateless, without nationality, identity or a homeland. In this dangerous climate, a young attorney named Rosa Iris mounts a grassroots campaign, challenging electoral corruption and advocating for social justice. Stateless traces the complex tributaries of history and more►
The Mole Agent
When a family becomes concerned about their mother’s wellbeing in a retirement home, private investigator Romulo hires Sergio, an 83 year-old man who becomes a new resident–and a mole inside the home, who struggles to balance his assignment with becoming increasingly involved in the lives of several residents.