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Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line

Director: Daniel Gordon
Year: 2007

The first Western interview with Comrade Joe, James Joseph Dresnok, an American soldier who defected to North Korea in 1962 and has embraced life in the secret state ever since. From the director of A STATE OF MIND.

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Farewell Herr Schwarz

Farewell Herr Schwarz

Director: Yael Reuveny
Year: 2013

Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the Haifa International Film Festival, director Yael Reuvenya's film is a cinematic journey about the Holocaust from a third generation perspective. Siblings Michla and Feiv'ke Schwarz were separated by the war and only through this documentary have their two families reunited.

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Intimate Stranger

Intimate Stranger

Director: Alan Berliner
Year: 1991

A poetic and emotional jigsaw puzzle carved out of the voluminous memorabilia of a grandfather's life story. Family members try to make sense of it and this witty, candid and cinematically intensive documentary biography.

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Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

Harvard Beats Yale 29-29

Director: Kevin Rafferty
Year: 2008

An incredible true story that unfolds like "a ripping good yarn... with an uproarious, impossible Hollywood ending" (Andrew O'Hehir, Salon.com), HARVARD BEATS YALE 29-29 is filmmaker Kevin Rafferty's (The Atomic Cafe) acclaimed documentary depicting one of the most legendary games in the history of sports.

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Rockaway: Before and After

Rockaway: Before and After

Director: Jennifer Callahan

A pair of one-hour features on a single disc, Rockaway: Before and After takes a look at the history, community, architecture, planning and cultural impact of a unique, working-class beach resort on the Rockaway peninsula. 

 

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Off to War: From Rural Arkansas to Iraq

Off to War: From Rural Arkansas to Iraq

Director: Craig Renaud, Brent Renaud
Year: 2005

From the farms and fields of Arkansas to the deadly streets of Baghdad, OFF TO WAR tracks the citizen soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard as they come face to face with the horrors of war.

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Whose Country?

Whose Country?

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Year: 2016

A young filmmaker in post-revolution Egypt enters the previously forbidden underworld of the Cairo police to discover the injustice within their ranks that's motivated abuse of citizens and subsequent corruption that ignited revolution in that country.

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Concerning Violence

Concerning Violence

Director: Göran Hugo Olsson
Year: 2014

From the director of The Black Power Mixtape comes a bold and fresh visual narrative on Africa, based on newly discovered archive material covering the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in the late '60s and '70s, accompanied by text from Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth.

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Family Album

Family Album

Director: Alan Berliner
Year: 1998

THE FAMILY ALBUM is a one-hour experimental documentary film utilizing a vast collection of rare 16mm home movies from the 1920s through the 1950s. The films are woven into a portrait of a life, passing through the celebrations and struggles from childhood to adulthood, from innocence to experience.

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Hippie Masala: Forever In India

Hippie Masala: Forever In India

Director: Damaris Luthi, Ulrich Grossenbacher
Year: 2006

In the 1960s and 1970s thousands of hippies journeyed east to India in search of enlightenment. All, in the end, embraced this land of ancient traditions and transcendent pleasures as their own. Hippie Masala is a fascinating chronicle about aging flower children who, after fleeing Western civilization, found a new way of life in India.

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