Christopher Scott was released from prison after serving 13 years of a life sentence for a murder he didn’t commit. This sounds like a nightmare, but it’s more common than you think. More than 30 people like Chris have been exonerated in Dallas County. Most of them are black men locked up in their youth who emerged in middle age looking for a way to make sense of what happened.
When Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang meets a young American drifter who chooses to live life on the streets, she decides to adopt his lifestyle and document it in a journey that explores the meaning of personal freedom - and its limits.
A Tarkovskian dream-like landscape, featuring the inhabitants of a Turkish retirement home where pranksters, artists and old casanovas seduce us to confront the true nature of time.
Democracy is in crisis. A new generation of elected leaders is dismantling freedom and democracy, as we know it.
Examining the recent epidemics of Ebola, Influenza and Zika, Unseen Enemy makes it clear that epidemics bring out the best and worst of human behavior, and that their effect goes far beyond the terrible tolls of sickness and death. We are all connected to any person, animal and insect that may have an infectious disease incubating in them. And that connection is either incredibly dangerous or a powerful force for good. It is our choice which of those becomes true.
In October of 2016 the battle for Mosul, the Islamic State's self-proclaimed capital in northern Iraq, began. With unprecedented access, Bernard-Henri Lévy and his team follow the Kurdish units and the Iraqi special Golden Division. From street to street, they fight together to regain this city of two million inhabitants. Though successful, the hopes of the Kurdish fighters might not always align with those of their allies.
The film follows the stories of a new generation of Palestinians who through social media manage to reach beyond the physical barriers of the occupation. Manal, Issa, Ahmad and Mussa, from the West Bank and Gaza, are looking to break through the current status quo and to regain their freedom. They are the Palestinian Generation Y.
"You lack inner peace, I can see it in your eyes..." With this abrupt remark thrown at her by a woman visiting Jerusalem's Wailing Wall, filmmaker Moran Ifergan is reminded of the religion she left in her late teens, when she used to frequent this holy site. While her marriage falls apart, Moran takes us on an around-the-clock journey to the women's side of the Wall; mixing between private and public, sound and image, God and His absence.
Once a year the DREAM BOAT sets sail for a cruise only for gay men. Far from their families and political restrictions, we follow five men from five countries on the quest for their dreams. The cruise promises seven days of sunshine, love, and freedom – but on board are also their personal stories, their doubts and uncertainties…
All blind from birth, Denis, Peggy and their daughter Lauviah, are haunted by the tragic death of Hassan, the family’s second child, painfully seek redemption. Convinced that their son will soon be back by their sides, this tenacious family of three seek to transcend their suffering in order to attain peace.
Winnie Madikizela Mandela is one of the most misunderstood and intriguingly powerful contemporary female political figures. Her rise and seeming fall from grace, bears the hallmarks of epic tragedy. For the first time, this film pieces together and properly considers her life and contribution to the struggle to bring down Apartheid from the inside, with intimate insight from those who were closest to her and with testimony from the enemies who sought to extinguish her radical capacity to shake up the order of things.
Mogadishu Soldier offer an unsentimental and truly unique view into the fight against the jihadist militants in Al-Shabaab. Two soldiers have been given a camera by the film’s director, and commence to deliver a steady flow of extraordinary material.
Val swapped family life for seclusion in the Colombian jungle. Now pregnant, her daughter, film director Clare Weiskopf confronts her with the choices she made in an attempt to heal her wounds and define motherhood before becoming a parent herself.