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View Shorts: Duology
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Shorts: Duology

By Your Side, Negotiating Liberation, Noor & Layla, Teeth, The Future Isn't What It Used To Be, There Was Nobody Here We Knew

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Stories about coupling, decoupling, and recoupling.
View Strength (Ska´yaa)
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Strength (Ska´yaa)

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Sergio arrived in the Oaxaca highlands and created a project for Indigenous kids to discover their capacity to dream through basketball. Through studying, effort, and willpower, they struggle to break the cycle of poverty around them and defeat their most powerful rival: hunger.

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Beans

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12-year-old Beans is on the edge: torn between innocent childhood and delinquent adolescence, and forced to grow up fast to become the tough Mohawk warrior she needs to be during the Indigenous uprising known as The Oka Crisis, which tore Quebec and Canada apart for 78 tense days in the summer of 1990.

View Shorts: Frontier
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Shorts: Frontier

From Digital Divide to Digital Equity, The Silent Protest: 1929 Jerusalem, The War Against Our Schools, Vaka

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Communities leading the charge across time and geography.

View Faya Dayi
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Faya Dayi

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Ethiopian legend has it that khat, a stimulant green leaf, was found by Sufi Imams in search of eternity. Inspired by this myth, Faya Dayi takes on a spiritual journey through Harar, weaving a tapestry of intimate stories to offer a window into the dreams of the youth hunted by a repressive regime.
View Shorts: Physiography
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Shorts: Physiography

Heaven Reaches Down to Earth, Inheritance, Miss Panama, Softer, Testimony: 52nd St. and the Invisible Violence of UPenn, UXO, You Can't Stop Spirit

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"You want to fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down." — Toni Morrison.
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The Inheritance

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Ephraim Asili’s The Inheritance weaves the history of the West Philadelphia-based MOVE Organization, the Black Arts Movement, and a narrative based on the filmmaker’s younger years when he was a member of a Black radical collective.

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Homeroom

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Oakland High School’s class of 2020 confronts the developing pandemic while fighting to eliminate the school district’s police force amid nationwide demands for systemic change. Nominated for Best Feature Documentary.
View Shorts: Phosphene
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Shorts: Phosphene

Between Starshine & Clay, In Place of Monuments, Letter From Your Far-Off Country, Process, San Diego

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Swirling, spiraling, luminous creative interventions.

Also Showing In-Person View Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance
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Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance

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Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance is a feature-length documentary celebrating the history, lineage, and future progressions of jazz dance. Exploring and commenting on political and social influences, the film is an honest conversation about jazz dance addressing topics such as appropriation, racism, socialism, and sexism

View Writing With Fire
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Writing With Fire

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In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men emerges India’s only newspaper run by Dalit women. Armed with smartphones, chief reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions, be it on the frontlines of India’s biggest issues or within the confines of their homes, redefining what it means to be powerful.

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Waikiki

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In this cinematic allegory of love and loss, a hula dancer fights for survival and her sanity in the shadows of Waikiki for an unflinching glimpse into paradise, where there remains hope through human connection and reconnection to ʻaina (nature).

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Eyes on the Prize: Hallowed Ground

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This documentary special honors Henry Hampton’s masterpiece EYES ON THE PRIZE (1987-1990) and conjures ancestral memories, activates the radical imagination and explores the profound journey for Black liberation through the voices of the movement. A portal through time, EYES ON THE PRIZE: HALLOWED GROUND is a mystical and lyrical reimagining of the past, present, and future.