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Bikes vs Cars

Bikes vs Cars

Director: Fredrik Gertten
Year: 2015

The conflict of philosophy and machinery is only the beginning in this surprisingly deep and entertaining documentary about daily transportation.

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Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

Director: Miguel Gomes
Year: 2015

In Portugal- one European country in crisis- a film director proposes to build fictional stories from the miserable reality he is immersed in. However, failing to find meaning in his work, he cowardly runs away and leaves the beautiful Scheherazade to stand in his shoes. She will require enthusiasm and courage so as not to bore the King with sad stories of this country. As nights go past, restlessness leads to desolation and in turn to enchantment. Therefore Scheherazade organizes the stories she tells the King in three volumes. She begins like this: "It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries...".

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Colliding Dreams

Colliding Dreams

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Year: 2015

COLLIDING DREAMS recounts the dramatic history of one of the most controversial, and urgently relevant political ideologies of the modern era. 

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Fatima

Fatima

Director: Philippe Faucon
Year: 2015

A patient, reflective study of a middle-aged Moroccan-born single mother pressured by her neighbors and her two teenage children alike to assimilate into a culture of which she's wary.

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Putin's Kiss

Putin's Kiss

Director: Lise Birk Pedersen
Year: 2011

PUTIN'S KISS portrays contemporary life in Russia through the story of Masha, a 19 year-old girl who is a member of Nashi, a political youth organization connected with the Kremlin. Extremely ambitious, the young Masha quickly rises to the top of Nashi, but begins to question her involvement when a dissident journalist whom she has befriended is savagely attacked.

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The Internet's Own Boy

The Internet's Own Boy

Director: Brian Knappenberger
Year: 2014

Aaron Swartz was a programming prodigy who helped shape the digital landscape we all use today.The Internet's Own Boy is a dynamic and moving portrait of a brilliant tech millionaire who renounced the values of Silicon Valley startup culture and used technology to tirelessly fight for social justice, no matter what the cost.

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Tower

Tower

Director: Keith Maitland
Year: 2016

TOWER reveals the action-packed untold stories of the witnesses, heroes and survivors of America’s first mass school shooting, when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others.

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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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The Measure of a Man

The Measure of a Man

Director: Stéphane Brizé
Year: 2015

Vincent Lindon (Mademoiselle Chambon) gives his Cannes Film Festival-winning performance as unemployed everyman Thierry, who must submit to a series of humiliating ordeals in his search for work. Futile retraining courses, interviews via Skype, a workshop critique of his self-presentation by fellow jobseekers; all are mechanisms that seek to break him down and strip him of identity and self-respect.

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Jafar Panahi's Taxi

Jafar Panahi's Taxi

Director: Jafar Panahi
Year: 2015

Internationally acclaimed director Jafar Panahi (This is Not a Film) drives a yellow cab through the vibrant streets of Tehran, picking up a diverse (and yet representative) group of passengers in a single day. Each man, woman, and child candidly expresses his or her own view of the world, while being interviewed by the curious and gracious driver/director. His camera, placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio, captures a spirited slice of Iranian society while also brilliantly redefining the borders of comedy, drama and cinema.

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