Anthropology & Sociology

The 78 Project Movie

The 78 Project Movie

Director: Alex Steyermark
Year: 2014

The 78 Project is on a journey across America to make one-of-a-kind 78rpm records with musicians in their hometowns using a 1930s Presto direct-to-disc recorder. With one microphone. With one blank disc. In one 3-minute take.

The 78 Project Movie

Bill Cunningham New York

Bill Cunningham New York

Director: Richard Press
Year: 2010

“We all get dressed for Bill,” says Vogue editrix Anna Wintour. The “Bill” in question is 80+ New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham. For decades, this Schwinn-riding cultural anthropologist has been obsessively and...

Bill Cunningham New York

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...

A Good Day to Die

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...

Hippie Masala: Forever In India

Hofmann's Potion: The Pioneers of LSD

Hofmann's Potion: The Pioneers of LSD

Director: Connie Littlefield
Year: 2002

Featuring the pioneers of LSD, this documentary chronicles its discovery by Alfred Hofmann to its prohibition in 1973. Contains interviews with groundbreaking researchers including Hofmann, Ram Dass, and Timothy Leary, and a wealth of archival...

Hofmann's Potion: The Pioneers of LSD

Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

Director: Abbas Fahdel
Year: 2015

An extraordinary personal look at the people of Iraq prior to and immediately after the US invasion of 2003.

Homeland: Iraq Year Zero

How to Change the World

How to Change the World

Director: Jerry Rothwell
Year: 2015

In 1971, a group of friends sail into a nuclear test zone, and their protest captures the world's imagination. Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How To Change The World is the story of the pioneers who...

How to Change the World

How to be a Man

How to be a Man

Director: (various)
Year: 1951

Since the 1940’s, classroom films have aimed at tutoring young adolescents on subjects such as sexual development, the importance of fitting in, and juvenile delinquency, all in tidy, ten-minute sermons disguised as dramas. This collection ...

How to be a Man

How to be a Woman

How to be a Woman

Director: (various)
Year: 1955

As the daughters of the baby-boom reached adolescence, American schools struggled to educate them on matters of sexual and social development. This fascinating collection contains films on wide-ranging topics as such as the reproductive system,...

How to be a Woman

Human

Human

Director: Yann Arthus-Bertrand
Year: 2016

Using testimonies and aerial images, filmmaker Yann Arthus-Bertrand confronts the realities and diversity of human conditions.

Human

Ixcanul

Ixcanul

Director: Jayro Bustamante
Year: 2015

In this dreamlike fusion of documentary and fable, two young, impoverished Mayan lovers escape from their servitude on a remote Guatemalan coffee plantation and attempt to make their way to the United States.

Ixcanul

Just Gender

Just Gender

Director: George Zuber
Year: 2013

Through the stories of transgender individuals and their spouses, friends, and allies, JUST GENDER explores the confusion, the isolation, and the fear felt by many transgender persons. It also reveals their growing awareness and acceptance, and...

Just Gender

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.

Keep Quiet

Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2

Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2

Director: Florent Vassault
Year: 2017

An illuminating look at the American criminal justice system from the perspective of a juror on a trial that resulted in a death penalty sentence. Lindy, the juror, begins a journey through rural Mississippi looking for the 11 other jurors she sat...

Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2

Lucha Mexico

Lucha Mexico

Director: Alex Hammond, Ian Markiewicz
Year: 2015

In Mexico, the war between good and evil has been waged each week for decades, thrilling generations of fans with the spectacle of Lucha Libre.

Lucha Mexico

Moana With Sound

Moana With Sound

Director: Monica Flaherty, Frances Flaherty, Robert Flaherty
Year: 2015

Seeking to make another "Nanook of the North", Robert Flaherty chose Samoa for the docu-fiction film "Moana" in 1924. Fifty years later, Flaherty's daughter Monica returned to Samoa to produce a unique sound version. In 1924, documentary film...

Moana With Sound

Of Fathers and Sons

Of Fathers and Sons

Director: Talal Derki
Year: 2018

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival, Of Fathers and Sons shares the daily life of a radical Islamist family with unparalleled intimacy, capturing the chilling moment when childhood dies and jihadism is...

Of Fathers and Sons

Of Men and War

Of Men and War

Director: Laurent Bécue-Renard
Year: 2015

Shot over five years, Of Men and War gives perhaps the most in-depth look at the recovery efforts of veterans suffering from PTSD.

Of Men and War

The Pearl Button

The Pearl Button

Director: Patricio Guzmán
Year: 2014

The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds the voices of the Earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds th...

The Pearl Button

Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

Director: Rodrigo Reyes
Year: 2013

Using Purgatory as his filmic metaphor, Director Rodrigo Reyes creates a haunting exploration of transient life near the US/Mexico border.

Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border

Signs Out of Time

Signs Out of Time

Director: Donna Read
Year: 2003

Signs Out of Time, a film by Donna Read and Starhawk, examines the life and work of world-renowned archaeologist Dr. Marija Gimbutas.

Signs Out of Time

A Sinner in Mecca

A Sinner in Mecca

Director: Parvez Sharma
Year: 2015

Parvez Sharma risks death to illegally film his Hajj pilgrimage - an act made more daring by the fact that he's gay. 

A Sinner in Mecca

This Ain't No Mouse Music

This Ain't No Mouse Music

Director: Maureen Gosling, Chris Simon
Year: 2013

Filmmakers Chris Simon and Maureen Gosling join Chris Strachwitz for a hip-shaking stomp from New Orleans to Texas, Cajun country to Appalachia, as he continues his passionate quest for the musical soul of America.

This Ain't No Mouse Music

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.

Tower

Whose Country?

Whose Country?

Director: Mohamed Siam
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...

Whose Country?

The World Before Your Feet

The World Before Your Feet

Director: Jeremy Workman
Year: 2018

For over six years, and for reasons he can't explain, Matt Green, 37, has been walking every block of every street in New York City – a journey of more than 8,000 miles. From filmmaker Jeremy Workman and Executive Producer Jesse Eisenberg, THE...

The World Before Your Feet

The Wound

The Wound

Director: John Trengove
Year: 2017

John Trengove’s award-winning film is an exploration of tradition and sexuality set amid South Africa’s Xhosa culture.

The Wound

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