Political Science

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.

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case

The Atomic Cafe

The Atomic Cafe

Director: Kevin Rafferty, Jayne Loader, Pierce Rafferty
Year: 1982

This darkly funny and eerily relevant 1982 cult classic about how to stop worrying and love the bomb is pieced together from government-produced educational and training films, newsreels and advertisements. Presented in a sparkling 4K digital...

The Atomic Cafe

Court

Court

Director: Chaitanya Tamhane
Year: 2014

Winner of top prizes at the Venice and Mumbai film festivals, Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India. An elderly folk singer and grassroots...

Court

The Divine Order

The Divine Order

Director: Petra Volpe

Winner of the Audience Award for Best Narrative Film at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Divine Order is set in Switzerland in 1971 where, despite the worldwide social upheavals of the previous decade, women were still denied the right to vote....

The Divine Order

The Force

The Force

Director: Peter Nicks
Year: 2017

At a powderkeg moment in American policing, The Force goes deep inside the embattled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform, the rise of Black Lives Matter and an explosive scandal.

The Force

Kimjongilia: The Flower of Kim Jong Il

Kimjongilia: The Flower of Kim Jong Il

Director: N.C. Heikin
Year: 2009

The first film to fully expose the humanitarian crisis of North Korea, this stylish, deeply moving documentary is centered around astonishing interviews with survivors of North Korea's vast and largely hidden prison camps, and interspersed with...

Kimjongilia: The Flower of Kim Jong Il

Koch

Koch

Director: Neil Barsky
Year: 2012

Koch

¡Las Sandinistas!

¡Las Sandinistas!

Director: Jenny Murray
Year: 2018

¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the extraordinary and untold story of a group of Nicaraguan women who led rebel Sandinista troops in battle, and went on to create groundbreaking social reform during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution - and...

¡Las Sandinistas!

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

PACmen

PACmen

Director: Luke Walker
Year: 2017

This observational documentary follows the men behind the Super-PACs that persuaded Dr Ben Carson to run for President. Believing Carson can save the Republican Party, they successfully draft him to run, raise millions of dollars and catapult him t...

PACmen

Poisoned by Polonium

Poisoned by Polonium

Director: Andrei Nekrasov
Year: 2007

The Litvinenko File exposes the truth behind a crime that shocked the world and provoked a war of words between Russia and England that continues to this day.

Poisoned by Polonium

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

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...

Putin's Kiss

Rabin, The Last Day

Rabin, The Last Day

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 2015

Lauded director Amos Gitai (Kippur) delves into the prelude and aftermath of the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in this gripping docudrama.

Rabin, The Last Day

Requiem for the American Dream

Requiem for the American Dream

Director: Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks, Jared P. Scott
Year: 2015

Requiem for the American Dream

The Sentence

The Sentence

Director: Rudy Valdez
Year: 2018

Drawing from hundreds of hours of footage, filmmaker Rudy Valdez shows the aftermath of his sister Cindy’s 15-year sentence for conspiracy charges related to crimes committed by her deceased ex-boyfriend—something known, in legal...

The Sentence

The Blood is at the Doorstep

The Blood is at the Doorstep

Director: Erik Ljung
Year: 2018

After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice, and reform as the investigation unfolds.

The Blood is at the Doorstep

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.

Vessel

What is Democracy?

What is Democracy?

Director: Astra Taylor
Year: 2018

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What Is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted. Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from...

What is Democracy?

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