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The Farm, Angola Prison USA - Inside One of America's Most Famous Prisons
There are three things Angola will do to a man. Number one: it will bring you to the crossroads of a turning point. Number two: it will harden you. Number three: it will kill you. So tells Eugene Tannehill, inmate…
The Queen and I - Empress Farah Pahlavi - Former Queen of Iran
When Nahid Persson Sarvestani, an Iranian exile, set out to make a documentary about Empress Farah Pahlavi, the wife of the Shah of Iran, she expected to encounter her opposite. As a child, Persson Sarvestani had lived in dire poverty,…
The Return - Young and Jewish in Poland
Before World War Two, Poland's 3.5 million Jews made the country the epicenter of the Jewish world. Today less than 20,000 Jews live there. Due to the Holocaust and ensuing Soviet era, Poland's remaining Jews hid their identity from their…
Chau, Beyond the Lines - A Vietnamese Teenager Follows his Dreams
During the Vietnam War, the United States dropped 20 million gallons of chemicals onto the dense jungles of Vietnam in order to rid the Northern Vietnamese Army of their food and cover. More than 40 years later, Chau, a teenager…
Revolucion: Five Visions - The Cuban Revolution Seen by Photographers
This documentary reframes the Cuban revolution through the art of photography, focusing on the personal stories of five Cuban photographers whose lives and work span nearly five decades of revolution in Cuba. From Havana to Miami, photographers on both sides…
Rachel Is - A Personal Story about Family and Developmental Disabilities
In her feature directorial debut, Charlotte Glynn moves home to chronicle her sister Rachel's last year in school. Rachel is developmentally disabled, and the resulting film, Rachel is, moves past the safety of political correctness and into the most intimate…
Speaking In Strings - Italian Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg 
This documentary profiles the controversial world-renown violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenburg. An enormously funny, fearless and irreverent individual, Nadja has played on every major stage and with every major orchestra in the world. Her unorthodox, passionate delivery, her swagger and unconventional attire…
Grinders - The Underground World of Illegal Poker
With a new baby and wife to support, out-of-work filmmaker Matt Gallagher tries his hand - and some would say "luck"- at playing poker for a living. This inside journey into the unconventional, often bizarre, underground world of illegal poker…
Wherever You Go
Years after cutting herself off from her Orthodox family, Zohara (30) decides to show up at her younger sister's wedding. On her way from her to the wedding she meets Neriman (20), a young Bedouin woman, who's escaping an arranged…
Building Babel - The Ground Zero Mosque
The story of Sharif El-Gamal, developer of the 'Ground Zero Mosque' in Lower Manhattan. With unfettered and exclusive access to Sharif's life and family over the course of two years, the film tracks Sharif's struggle to bring his project, a…
My First Wedding
In MY FIRST WEDDING, Jewish-born Adrian and Catholic-born Leonora have finally reached their wedding day. Instead of gracefully embracing matrimony, Adrian spends the hours leading up to the ceremony trying to postpone it, not because he's got cold feet (or…
Transit
TRANSIT explores the intersecting stories of Filipinos in Tel Aviv when the threat of a law deporting the children of migrant workers looms over their precarious lives. Janet (Adlawan), a domestic worker on an expired visa, struggles to hide her…
In The Name of the Temple - Jewish Nationalistic Fundamentalism in Israel
June 1967: faced with the threat from the Arab states, Israel went to war, occupied the Sinai peninsula, the Golan Heights, the West Bank, and most significantly, East Jerusalem. For the first time in 2,000 years, Jewish soldiers trod the…
The Happy Hooker - Portrait of a Sexual Revolutionary
This film is about one of the world's most important sexual icons. Through interviews with Larry King, rare footage and commentary from America's foremost sexologists- the film explores Xaviera's rise and fall, her deportation from the United States and her…
North Korea - The Life of a North Korean Textile Worker
A very rare chance to witness life in the world's most reclusive nation. In this verite documentary the family of Hong Sun Hui, a female worker in a textile factory, takes us through an ordinary day in the country of…
Beautiful Tree, Severed Roots - Jewish Refugees in Africa
Kenny Mann's parents were Polish and Romanian secular Jews and Socialists who fled Europe to settle in Kenya as refugees in 1942. Born and raised there, Mann examines how their Jewish Socialist values enabled them to fully adapt to and…
Suskind
A true World War II story from the producers of BLACK BOOK. Amsterdam, summer 1942. Walter Suskind (JEROEN SPITZENBERGER) can count himself lucky that he's found a job with the Jewish Council, which offers him and his family protection from…
Robinson Crusader - Protecting Hawaii
Keith Robinson is in the fight of his life. It is a fight on two fronts. The first is a battle to protect the privacy of his remote Hawaiian island of Ni'ihau, known to locals as the Forbidden Island. Robinson's…
Photographer - Photographs of the Lodz Ghetto During World War II
In 1987, about 400 color slides photographed between 1939 and 1943 in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland, surfaced in mint condition in Vienna. They were taken by the ghetto's top Nazi administrator: Walter Genewein. In PHOTOGRAPHER, Polish director Dariusz Jablonski…
Return to Virunga - The Battle to Save the Mountain Gorillas
This documentary follows the rangers as they return to Virunga after having been banished by rebels from the park for more than a year. What will the rangers, led by their intrepid new warden, find when they return home? What…