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This is Not a Film

This is Not a Film

Director: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Jafar Panahi
Year: 2011

This clandestine documentary, shot partially on an iPhone and smuggled into France in a cake for a last-minute submission to Cannes, depicts the day-to-day life of acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (Offside, The Circle) during his house arrest in his Tehran apartment. While appealing his sentence - six years in prison and a 20 year ban from filmmaking - Panahi is seen talking to his family and lawyer on the phone, discussing his plight with Mirtahmasb and reflecting on the meaning of the art of filmmaking.

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Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

Director: Andreas Johnsen
Year: 2014

An intimate and powerful encounter with one of today's most politically influential artists and the system he challenges.

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A Good Day to Die

A Good Day to Die

Director: Lynn Salt, David Mueller
Year: 2011

A Good Day to Die chronicles the American Indian Movement (AIM) by recounting the life story of Dennis Banks, co-founder and leader of AIM. By investigating the issues and major flash points connected with Banks' story, the film charts the rise and fall of a movement that fought for the civil rights of American Indians.

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Armadillo

Armadillo

Director: Janus Metz
Year: 2010

Janus Metz's Armadillo follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2009. An intimate, visually stunning account of both the horror and growing cynicism of modern warfare that provoked a national debate over government policy and the rules of engagement.

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Keep Quiet

Keep Quiet

Director: Sam Blair, Joseph Martin
Year: 2016

An anti-Semitic far-right politician's astonishing transformation after finding out he is Jewish.

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Brown Bread

Brown Bread

Director: Sarah Gross
Year: 2015

It all started with a vision. In the 1970s Margot and Peter made their first steps away from a normal family and began to adopt, integrating children of poverty and children of privilege, black and white under one roof.

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Swastika

Swastika

Director: Philippe Mora
Year: 1972

Swastika is the most controversial documentary about Hitler ever released. Director Philippe Mora combines intimate color home movie footage shot by Eva Braun and rare propoganda films to form an unintentional autobiography of Hitler's rise and fall, from the formation of the Nazi state through the end of WWII. As the opening credits state, "If Hitler is dehumanized and shown only as a devil, any future Hitler may not be recognized, simply because he is a human being."

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Vessel

Vessel

Director: Diana Whitten
Year: 2014

A fearless physician sails a ship through loopholes in international law, providing abortions on the high seas, and leaving in her wake a network of emboldened activists who trust women to handle abortion on their own terms.

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STOP

STOP

Director: Spencer Wolff

STOP places the stop and frisk controversy in the context of a long history of civil rights, with profound implications for today's criminal justice system.

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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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