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Featured Films

Last Train Home
Last Train Home

by Lixin Fan and Mila Aung-Thwin

Set against the backdrop of the world’s largest annual human migration, Last Train Home follows the Zhang family who travel home on Chinese New Year to reunite with their teenage daughter.

Waltz with Bashir
Waltz with Bashir

by Ari Folman

Written and directed by Ari Folman, this animated feature relates Folman’s struggle to come to terms with his role in the 1982 Lebanon War.

The English Surgeon
The English Surgeon

by Geoffrey Smith and Rachel Wexler

A British neurosurgeon confronts the dilemmas of the doctor-patient relationship on his latest mission to Ukraine.

Black Gold
Black Gold

by Nick Francis and Marc Francis

Tracing one man's fight for a fair price, Black Gold is an eye-opening expose of the $80 billion coffee industry.

Garbage Dreams
Garbage Dreams

by Mai Iskander

The world’s largest garbage village is just outside Cairo. The Zabaleen (Arabic for “garbage people”) recycle 80 percent of the trash they collect, but now multinational corporations threaten their livelihood.

Please Vote for Me
Please Vote for Me

by Weijun Chen

Please Vote for Me follows 8-year-old students in an elementary school in China as they campaign for class monitor.

Shadya
Shadya

by Danny Hakim, Udi Kalinsky, and Roy Westler

Shadya Zoabi, a charismatic 17-year-old karate world champion, strives to succeed on her own terms within her traditional Muslim village in northern Israel.

ABC Colombia
ABC Colombia

by Enrica Colusso and Gioia Avvantaggiato

Through the eyes of children, ABC Colombia explores the realities that nurture and perpetuate violence in a rural community controlled by paramilitary forces.

Unmistaken Child
Unmistaken Child

by Nati Baratz

When one of Tibet’s greatest monks passes away, his shy, gifted disciple must complete a monumental task assigned by the Dalai Lama: to find the child who is the reincarnation of his master.

Sisters in Law
Sisters in Law

by Kim Longinotto and Florence Ayisi

A compassionate state prosecutor and court president dispense wisdom, wisecracks, and justice in fair measure at one small courthouse in Cameroon.

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