Genre

Politics

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…
Short Films

A LINE BIRDS CANNOT SEE

Film

A LINE BIRDS CANNOT SEE

Directed by Amy Bench
A young woman recounts her harrowing saga in the U.S. while fleeing a violent home life in Guatemala.
US Features

BEDLAM

Film

BEDLAM

Directed by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
Over a period of five years, a psychiatrist tracks the lives of individuals suffering from debilitating mental illness.
Short Films

BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY

Film

BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY

Directed by Emily Thomas
In Detroit, a community of pro-Trump Christian Iraqis find themselves at the mercy of ICE raids and dangerous…
Southern Features

ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS

Film

ERNIE & JOE: CRISIS COPS

Directed by Jenifer McShane
Two San Antonio police officers challenge long-held police practices for dealing with the mentally ill.
Short Films

EVERYBODY SHUT UP

Film

EVERYBODY SHUT UP

Directed by George O'Reilly
A look at how rapidly changing technologies are limiting human social interactions.
International Features

FOR SAMA

Film

FOR SAMA

Directed by Waad al-Kateab
A harrowing and unforgettable autobiographical portrait of a woman’s life during the uprising in Aleppo, Syria as told…
Southern Features

GUEST HOUSE

Film

GUEST HOUSE

Directed by Hannah Dweck, Yael Luttwak
Three women overcome their opioid addiction with the support of a re-entry house in this inspiring and hopeful…
Short Films

GUN SHOW

Film

GUN SHOW

Directed by Richard Chisolm
An art show of assault rifle sculptures allows passersbys to touch and interact with them in this poignant…
Southern Features

JADDOLAND

Film

JADDOLAND

Directed by Nadia Shihab
A young filmmaker returns to her mother’s dazzling artistic haven to explore three generations of their Iraqi family…
International Features

MEETING GORBACHEV

Film

MEETING GORBACHEV

Directed by André Singer, Werner Herzog
The life of Mikhail Gorbachev, the eighth and final President of the Soviet Union, is carefully explored in…
Southern Features

MEN & WOMEN OF DISTINCTION: GOVERNOR MIKE BEEBE

Film

MEN & WOMEN OF DISTINCTION: GOVERNOR MIKE BEEBE

Directed by Kathryn Francis Tucker
This profile of the commendable public service of former Governor Mike Beebe charts his efforts to create lasting…
International Features

MIDNIGHT FAMILY

Film

MIDNIGHT FAMILY

Directed by Luke Lorentzen
The Ochoa family operate an independent for-profit emergency ambulance within Mexico’s shockingly underserved healthcare system.
US Features

MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

Film

MIKE WALLACE IS HERE

Directed by Avi Belkin
An unflinching look at the legendary reporter Mike Wallace, who interrogated the 20th century’s biggest figures during his…
Galas & Centerpieces, International Features

CENTERPIECE FILM: OBJECTOR

Film

CENTERPIECE FILM: OBJECTOR

Directed by Molly Stuart
A window into the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through the perspective of a Jewish woman making an uncommon sacrifice.
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

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS

Film

RAISE HELL: THE LIFE & TIMES OF MOLLY IVINS

Directed by Janice Engel
Few journalists have left a legacy so profound and sharply funny as Texas' Molly Ivins, whose acerbic insights…
US Features

RIGHT TO HARM

Film

RIGHT TO HARM

Directed by Matt Wechsler
An essential investigation into the impact of factory farming across the US, and what affected communities have courageously…
US Features

RUNNER

Film

RUNNER

Directed by Bill Gallagher
Guor Marial’s difficult and triumphant journey from refugee to world-renowned athlete, as he strives for athletic greatness.
Short Films

SELLING LIES

Film

SELLING LIES

Directed by Leslie Iwerks
An exposé tracking how the 2016 U.S. presidential election was shockingly impacted by Macedonian teenagers posting completely fabricated…
Shorts Programs

SHORTS PROGRAM: RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES

Program

SHORTS PROGRAM: RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES

Docs looking at urgent socio-political issues. In Person: Filmmaker, Emily Thomas Blessings of Liberty
Short Films

ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN

Film

ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN

Directed by Sami Khan, Smriti Mundhra
Battle rapper turned activist turned state representative Bruce Franks Jr. uses his own harrowing experience with gun violence…
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…
US Features

THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE

Film

THE CONDOR & THE EAGLE

Directed by Sophie & Clement Guerra
Four Indigenous leaders across North and South America seek to empower their communities and find solutions to combat…
US Features

THE STORY OF PLASTIC

Film

THE STORY OF PLASTIC

Directed by Deia Schlosberg
Scientists and activists challenge corporations pushing single-use plastic consumerism, as plastic pollution is a problem unsolvable by recycling…
Southern Features

WE BELIEVE IN DINOSAURS

Film

WE BELIEVE IN DINOSAURS

Directed by Clayton Brown, Monica Long Ross
A charged conversation between creationists and secularists unfolds as a massively scaled Noah’s Ark theme park is built…
International Features

WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED

Film

WHAT WE LEFT UNFINISHED

Directed by Mariam Ghani
The story of Communist-era Afghanistan and lives under fire are told through a recently uncovered treasure trove of…
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.