Movies

  • Cover/Age
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    Cover/Age

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    Directed by Set Hernandez Rongkilyo ∙ 2019 ∙ USA

    COVER/AGE examines the lack of healthcare access for undocumented immigrants in California, and how two undocumented individuals are advocating to fight this exclusion. One protagonist is Emma, an elderly Pilipina caregiver, who has spent over a d...

  • Health Factory

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    Directed by Håvard Bustnes ∙ Norway ∙ 2010

    Governments apply models taken from business corporations in order to improve our health care systems. The goal is to get more health for the money spent, based on the presumption that private corporations are more efficient and less wasteful than publi...

  • Shadows of Liberty

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    Directed by Jean-Philippe Tremblay ∙ 2012 ∙ United Kingdom

    The film takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global media conglomerates exercise extraordinary political, social, and economic power. The overwhelming collective power of these fi...

  • Manic
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    Manic

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    Directed by Kalina Bertin ∙ 2017 ∙ Canada

    Manic chronicles filmmaker Kalina Bertin’s struggle to make sense of the legacy of mental illness wreaking havoc over her siblings’ lives. Convinced that her father holds a key piece of the puzzle, she sets out to find the truth about him, and discovers...

  • Above All Else

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    Directed by John Fiege ∙ 2017 ∙ United States

    One man risks his family and future to stop the tar sands of the Keystone XL oil pipeline from crossing his land. Shot in the forests, pastures, and living rooms of rural East Texas, Above All Else follows David Daniel, a retired high-wire artist an...

  • Amazon Voices: In The Heart of Native American Resistance

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    Directed by Lucile Alemany and Lamia Chraibi ∙ 2015 ∙ Ecuador - France

    In Sarayaku, Yasuni and Lago Agrio—a region devastated by the Chevron Texaco corporation—, several indigenous communities are still trying to make their voices heard. Denouncing the social, cultural, environmental and human d...

  • Anarchronicles: Chronicles of a Libertarian Movement

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    Directed by Karine Rosso and Fernando Garcia Blanes ∙ 2011 ∙ Canada

    This feature documentary relates the experience of various militant anarchists from Quebec, who represent different sides of this political movement. Drawing from more than 40 hours of interviews, countless manifestations, and n...

  • The Art of Resistance

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    Directed by Alexandra Guité ∙ 2007 ∙ Canada

    Argentina’s troubled history, culminating in the major crisis of 2001, has seen the rise of a wave of original artistic and cultural expression. This documentary introduces us to several creators and artist collectives who use artistic expression as a ...

  • Another News Story

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    Directed by Orban Wallace ∙ 2017 ∙ Europe

    Another News Story goes 'behind the scenes' of the news crews reporting the refugee story at the height of the European crisis. It takes the viewer to the other side of the camera and inspires us to re-evaluate our relationship with the global media and ...

  • Bad Girl
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    Bad Girl

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    Directed by Marielle Nitoslawska ∙ 2001 ∙ Canada

    How does imagery influence the development of sexual identities and how might representations of sexuality change the way we understand it? The male-dominated multi-billion-dollar mainstream pornography industry recreates a restrictive image of se...

  • Berta Didn't Die, She Multiplied!

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    Directed by Sam Vinal ∙ 2017 ∙ Honduras - United States

    In Honduras, the most dangerous country in the world to be a land defender, Berta Cáceres' death has not silenced the many campesinxs fighting for justice and Indigenous Sovereignty. They mourn Berta's assassination with powerful chants of ...

  • Between Midnight & the Rooster's Crow

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    Directed by Nadja Drost ∙ 2005 ∙ Canada

    In the aggressive search for the 'black gold' that drives Western economies, multinational corporations are working to extract billions of dollars of oil reserves from beneath Ecuador's rainforest. This film investigates the operations of the EnCana Corpo...

  • Be... Without Water

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    Directed by Rob Turgeon ∙ 2011 ∙ Canada

    Twenty eight concerned citizen groups are demanding that at least a moratorium be placed on the billion-dollar shale gas industry operations until the “infant industry” methods can be proven to be safe. Citizens are worried about well water contamination, ...

  • Black Men Loving

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    Directed by Ella Cooper ∙ 2014 ∙ Canada

    This documentary upends the stereotypical images of black men as fathers to the extent that it seems, as one dad says, that “Black men loving is political” and “almost radical”. We are taken into the world of responsible parenting where we explore what be...

  • The Blockade

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    Directed by Igor Bezinovíc ∙ 2012 ∙ Croatia

    THE BLOCKADE is a unique view from within on the most massive, longest, and politically most significant student protest in the country, since 1971, that started in April of 2009 at the Faculty of humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb. The struggle ...

  • Burkinabè Rising

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    Directed by Iara Lee ∙ 2017 ∙ Burkino Faso - United States

    Burkinabè Rising showcases creative nonviolent resistance in Burkina Faso. A small, landlocked country in West Africa, Burkina Faso is home to a vibrant community of artists and engaged citizens, who provide an example of the type of pol...

  • Call me Kuchu

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    Directed by Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall ∙ 2012 ∙ United States - Uganda

    In an unmarked office at the end of a dirt track, veteran activist David Kato labours to repeal Uganda’s homophobic laws and liberate his fellow lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women, o...

  • The Caretakers

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    Directed by David Goldberg ∙, 2017 ∙ Canada

    Exploring the fragile dynamic between settler activists and indigenous land/water defenders, the film “The Caretakers” articulates the effects of colonization on the environment and Indigenous peoples and asks the question, “How do we work in solidarit...

  • Continuons à aller plus loin ensemble

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    By Mouvement Pas ∙ 2018 ∙ Canada

    Le mouvement de défense des droits des personnes en situation de handicap et leurs proches est né au Québec dans les années 70, dans la foulée des mobilisations des autres groupes sociaux opprimés et discriminés. Mouvement jeune, il a pris son essor rapidement e...

  • Continuous Journey

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    Directed by Ali Kazimi ∙ 2004 ∙ Canada

    In 1914, Gurdit Singh, a Sikh entrepreneur based in Singapore, chartered a Japanese ship, the Komagata Maru, to carry Indian immigrants to Canada. On May 23, 1914, the ship arrived in Vancouver Harbour with 376 passengers aboard: 340 Sikhs; 24 Muslims and 1...

  • The Corporation - 10th Anniversary Cut

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    Provoking, witty, stylish and sweepingly informative, this film explores the nature and spectacular rise of the dominant institution of our time. Part film and part movement, The Corporation is transforming audiences and dazzling critics with its insightful and compelling analysis. Taking its sta...

  • Crude Gold: Gran Colombia Gold

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    Directed by Monica ∙ 2015 ∙ Colombia - Canada

    This film is part of the CRUDE GOLD series, and is focused on a particular mining company. The story of how Gran Colombia Gold came to be formed is the story of abuses of power against a worker's union as a rightful owner of the mine. The story takes...

  • Crude Gold: The Case of Eco Oro

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    Directed by Monica Gutierrez ∙ 2015 ∙ Colombia

    The Santurban paramo has become an example of community struggle to protect water sources successfully. Lawyers, community leaders and activists united to mobilized and demanded the protection of natural resources threatened by Vancouver-based Eco O...

  • Cultures of Resistance

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    Directed by Iara Lee ∙ 2011 ∙ Brazil - United States

    In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, acclaimed filmmaker Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, traveling over five ...

  • Diversidad: A Road Trip to Deconstruct Dinner

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    Directed by Jean-Marc Abela and Stefan Verna ∙ 2012 ∙ Canada

    From the waterfronts of Vancouver to the mountaintops of Mexico, this journey lifts the veil of idealism. They discover the challenges and hardships of organic farmers. They see that for a lot of inner city families do not have access ...

  • Durga
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    Durga

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    Directed by Paramita Nath ∙ 2012 ∙ Canada

    The colourful and joyous festival of Durga Puja is one of the largest religious festivals in India. However, while the goddess is celebrated, millions of Indian women live another reality, much less revered. This haunting visual poem examines the contrad...

  • East Hastings Pharmacy

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    Directed by Antoine Bourges ∙ 2012 ∙ Canada

    The chronicle of a typical pharmacy of the Vancouver Downtown Eastside, where most clients are on a treatment that requires taking daily doses of methadone witnessed by the pharmacist. The pharmacy is a site of rituals and repeated interactions where q...

  • END: CIV
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    END: CIV

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    Directed by Franklin López ∙ 2011 ∙ Canada

    END:CIV examines our culture’s addiction to systematic violence and environmental exploitation, and probes the resulting epidemic of poisoned landscapes and shell-shocked nations. Based in part on Endgame, the best-selling book by Derrick Jensen, END:CI...

  • En la casa, la cama y la calle

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    Directed by Liz Miller ∙ 2013 ∙ Canada

    The documentary follows Tamara, a first time actor who plays the role of Jessica, a teenager who gradually finds herself trapped in a sexual exploitation ring and on the verge of being trafficked. Now a national spokesperson on the issue, Tamara explores th...

  • Ghosts
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    Ghosts

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    Directed by Morvary Samare ∙ 2009 ∙ Canada

    Three Arab-Canadian men are detained and tortured for months and years in Syria and Egypt. Upon their release they return to Canada struggling to find some answers as to why they were detained and tortured. An internal inquiry into their cases, the Iaco...

  • Fix : The Story of an Addicted City

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    Directed by Nettie Wild ∙ 2002 ∙ Canada

    Dean Wilson used to be an IBM salesman. Now he is possibly the most outspoken drug addict in Canada. As president of the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU) he is a loud and articulate advocate for street addicts from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside...

  • God's Will

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    Directed by Beata Bubenec ∙ 2014 ∙ Russia

    A former neo-Buddhist who has become an ardent defender of Orthodox values, Dmitry Enteo riveted public attention after performing several eccentric actions on himself. He calls himself an orthodox ‘actionist’, and opposes the creative activity of the Vo...

  • Golden Dawn: A Personal Affair

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    Directed by Angélique Kourounis ∙ 2016 ∙ Greece - France

    A journalist is delving for years into the organization of the Greek neoNazi party “Golden Dawn”. The financial collapse, the political instability and the family relations are placed into the spotlight as the documentary is trying to disc...

  • The Good Neighbour

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    Directed by Astrid Schau-Larsen ∙ 2014 ∙ Canada - Norway

    This film takes a closer look at the effect on the local people living in the area of the Canadian oil sands in Alberta. Through a young Norwegian woman’s eyes we get an insight into the complicated industry's navigations between the lack ...

  • Grass
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    Grass

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    Directed by Ron Mann ∙ 2000 ∙ Canada

    This documentary examines the U.S. government's marijuana regulations, and how these laws have influenced public perceptions of the drug. Narrated by noted pot advocate Woody Harrelson, the film opens with a series of comically outdated anti-drug reels before...

  • Gulabi Gang

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    Directed by Nishtha Jain ∙ 2012 ∙ Norway - India - Denmark

    Enter the badlands of Bundelkhand in central India and you have entered a place of desolation, dust and despair. And yet it is hope that we discover as we follow the pink sari-clad women of Gulabi Gang. These women travel long distances ...

  • United in Anger : A History of ACT UP

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    Directed by Jim Hubbard ∙ 2012 ∙ United States

    UNITED IN ANGER: A HISTORY OF ACT UP is a unique feature-length documentary that combines startling archival footage that puts the audience on the ground with the activists and the remarkably insightful interviews from the ACT UP Oral History Projec...

  • Hands On: Women, Climate, Change

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    Directed by Liz Miller, Nupur Basu, Mary Kiio, Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier, and Karen Winther ∙ 2014 ∙ Canada

    This collaborative doc offers unique perspectives across cultures and generations; A young woman challenges the expansion of oil rigs in the North Sea while a seasoned community organizer...

  • Honour Your Word

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    Directed by Martha Stiegman ∙ 2013 ∙ Canada

    The film draws us into the lives of two young leaders: Marylynn Poucachice, a mother of five, and Norman Matchewan, the soft-spoken son and grandson of traditional chiefs. Both spent their childhoods on the logging blockades their parents set up to win...

  • The Hand that Feeds

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    Directed by Robin Blotnick and Rachel Lears ∙ 2014 ∙ United States

    Shy sandwich-maker Mahoma Lopez unites his undocumented immigrant coworkers to fight abusive conditions at a popular New York restaurant chain. The epic power struggle that ensues turns a single city block into a battlefield in A...

  • How to Change the World

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    Directed by Jerry Rothwell ∙ 2015 ∙ United Kingdom - Canada

    In 1971, it took a group of rebellious, longhaired friends on a rickety boat to get the topic of the environment on the global agenda. They fell short of their primary goal – to block nuclear weapon testing on the volcanic island of Am...

  • If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

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    Directed by Marshall Curry ∙ 2011 ∙ United States - United Kingdom

    In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by Federal agents in a nationwide sweep of radical environmentalists involved with the Earth Liberation Front-- a group the FBI has called America's "number one domestic terrorism thr...

  • Huicholes: The Last Peyote Guardians

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    Directed by Hernán Vilchez ∙ 2014 ∙ Mexico - Argentina

    The film presents the emblematic case of the defense of Wirikuta, sacred territory to the Huichol people, against the threat of mining exploitation. This native people to this land, launches a spiritual crusade to protect life, evidencing t...

  • Julio of Jackson Heights

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    Directed by Richard Shpuntoff ∙ 2016 ∙ United States - Argentina

    On the night of July 2, 1990, three young men in the neighborhood of Jackson Heights went out armed with a claw hammer, a plumber’s wrench and a kitchen knife, hunting for “a gay guy to stretch out.” After deciding not to attack a ...

  • The Kalasha and the Crescent

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    Directed by Iara Lee ∙ 2013 ∙ Pakistan - United States

    Rumoured to be the descendants of Alexander the Great, the Kalash people have in fact inhabited northern Pakistan's Chitral valley since long before the legendary conqueror came to the region. They uphold a rich cultural heritage, with polyt...

  • Kettle
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    Kettle

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    Directed by Lucius Dechausay ∙ 2015 ∙ Canada

    "Kettling" is a police tactic used to control large crowds during protests. Officers surround the crowd from all sides, pushing them together into a smaller area. In many cases an individual's only means of exiting the kettle is through arrest. Set ag...

  • Legend of the Storm

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    Directed by Roxann Whitebean ∙ 2015 ∙ Canada

    Nine-year-old Otsí:tsa's innocence is destroyed when violence engulfs her community during the Oka Crisis, a 78-day standoff that erupted between the Mohawk Nation and the Canadian Government during the summer of 1990. Otsí:tsa, however, has somethin...

  • The Lesson of the Snail
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    The Lesson of the Snail

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    Directed by Sylvie Lapointe ∙ 2013 ∙ Canada

    In 1994, the 1st of January, Aborigenal people from Chiapas in Mexico assessed publicly their disaffection of the system, describing it as a vector of poverty and injustice. In the context of globalisation, they also warned the rest of the planet that...

  • The Little Black School House

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    Directed by Sylvia Hamilton ∙ 2007 ∙ Canada

    This documentary unearths the story of the children, women, men who were students and teachers in Canada’s racially segregated schools. With a vibrant musical score composed by jazz legend, Joe Sealy, it is a poignant and unfailingly honest evocation ...

  • Mars at Sunrise

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    Directed by Jessica Habie ∙ 2013 ∙ Palestinian Territory - Canada - United States

    The film tells the story of a war waged on imagination. The film abstractly portrays the conflict between artists on either side of Israel's militarized borders, and explores how a powerful creative mind survives, ...

  • Maximum Tolerated Dose
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    Maximum Tolerated Dose

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    Directed by Karol Orzechowski ∙ 2012 ∙ Canada

    An animal / human experiment to find the highest dose of a chemical that, when administered to a group of test subjects in a clinical trial, does not result in a fatality due to short-term toxicity. This dose is then used for longer-term safety stud...

  • Miners Shot Down

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    Directed by Rehad Desai ∙ 2014 ∙ South Africa

    In August 2012, mineworkers in one of South Africa’s biggest platinum mines began a wildcat strike for better wages. Six days later the police used live ammunition to brutally suppress the strike, killing 34 and injuring many more. Using the point of...

  • My Brooklyn

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    Directed by Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean ∙ 2012 ∙ United States

    This is a documentary about Director Kelly Anderson’s personal journey, as a Brooklyn “gentrifier,” to understand the forces reshaping her neighbourhood along lines of race and class. The story begins when Anderson moves t...

  • In the Shadow of a Gold Mine

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    Directed by Zahra Moloo ∙ 2014 ∙ Kenya

    Tanzania is one of the largest gold producers in Africa. Multinational mining companies operate mines across the country. But as these companies turn greater profits and Tanzania becomes a major investment destination, hundreds of people are bearing the cos...

  • Myths for Profit

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    Directed by Amy Miller ∙ 2009 ∙ Canada

    This film is a dramatic, exposé documentary which explores 'Canada’s role in Industries of War and Peace’. Through diverse interviews and case studies this documentary unveils the specific interests and profits that are made by certain corporations, indivi...

  • Occupy Love

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    Directed by Velcrow Ripper ∙ 2012 ∙ Canada

    From the Arab Spring to the European Summer, from the Occupy Movement to the global climate justice movement, a profound shift is taking place: humanity is waking up to the fact that the dominant system of power is failing to provide us with health, hap...

  • On the Side of the Road

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    Directed by Lia Tarachansky ∙ 2013 ∙ Israel - Palestinian Territory

    Former West Bank settler Lia Tarachansky looks at Israelis’ collective amnesia of the fateful events of 1948 when the state of Israel was born and most of the Palestinians became refugees. She follows the transformation of Isra...

  • Orgasm Inc.

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    Directed by Elizabeth Canner ∙ 2009 ∙ United States

    In the shocking and hilarious New York Times "Critics' Pick" documentary ORGASM INC., filmmaker Liz Canner takes a job editing erotic videos for a drug trial for a pharmaceutical company. Her employer is developing what they hope will be the fi...

  • Out Run
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    Out Run

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    Directed by S. Leo Chyang and Johnny Simons ∙ 2015 ∙ United States

    OUT RUN follows LGBT activists in conservative parts of the world who choose to seek highly visible positions as elected politicians. Bemz Benedito, a transgender candidate for Congress in the Philippines, and David Kuria, a gay...

  • Pax Americana: The Weaponization of Space

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    Directed by Denis Delestrac ∙ 2010 ∙ Canada - France - United States

    As if there weren’t enough weapons here on earth, space has become the newest arena for countries around the globe to launch their struggle for supremacy. Denis Delestrac’s film Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space is p...