Genre

Civil Rights

Southern Features

17 BLOCKS

Film

17 BLOCKS

Directed by Davy Rothbart
The Sanfords struggle with addiction, poverty, and gun violence when an unexpected tragedy leads to a journey of…
US Features

CHANGING THE GAME

Film

CHANGING THE GAME

Directed by Michael Barnett
Transgender high school athletes from across the country challenge the boundaries and perceptions of fairness and discrimination.
US Features

CIRCUS OF BOOKS

Film

CIRCUS OF BOOKS

Directed by Rachel Mason
Karen and Barry Mason are the typical American parents — with the exception of operating an infamous LA…
International Features

ONE CHILD NATION

Film

ONE CHILD NATION

Directed by Jialing Zhang, Nanfu Wang
After becoming a mother director Nanfu Wang explores the ripple effect of China’s devastating One Child Policy.
Southern Features

SEADRIFT

Film

SEADRIFT

Directed by Tim Tsai
A Gulf Coast community is haunted by racist tensions from 40 years ago, when a Vietnamese refugee shot…
Shorts Programs

SHORTS PROGRAM: HSDFF SCREENING COMMITTEE PRESENTS

Program

SHORTS PROGRAM: HSDFF SCREENING COMMITTEE PRESENTS

Favorites from the Screening Committee of 2019 In Person: Film Subject, Bruce Franks Jr. with St. Louis Superman 
US Features

THE APOLLO

Film

THE APOLLO

Directed by Roger Ross Williams
The Apollo Theater influenced pop culture more than any other entertainment venue, serving as a launchpad for myriad…
International Features

YOUR TURN

Film

YOUR TURN

Directed by Eliza Capai
With kinetic energy and infectious empowerment, three young Brazilian activists fight for education and affordable transportation.