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.
"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.
For nearly four months during one of New Hampshire’s coldest winters on record, Linda Bishop, holed up in a farm house, survived on apples and rain water, waiting for God to save her.
Brunhilde Pomsel was closer to Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels than anyone alive today. She was his personal secretary and stenographer.
The Pearl is an intimate and visceral profile of 4 transgender women that come out for the first time in their senior years. Set against the backdrop of logging towns in the Pacific Northwest, the cinematic and observational story is not about becoming a woman, but rather explores what it means to leave behind living as a man.
What does it take to express yourself? The surprising and moving story of Madonna’s most famous troupe of dancers.
Behind the walls of a forbidden city, the only thing more dangerous than its secrets is the truth.
Two women, their voices echoing over the landscape and highways of Mexico from North to South, as they tell how official corruption and injustice allowed violence to take control of their lives, desires and dreams. An emotional and evocative journey, steeped not only in loss and pain, but also in love, dignity and resistance.
After decades of steady deterioration, writer and academic John Hull became totally blind. He begins keeping a diary on audio-cassette. On these tapes John maps his journey through a world without faces; a world without day and night or the seasons; a shadowland that threatens to engulf not only precious memories of his wife and children but the life they share.
The first film of its kind to offer a comprehensive view of the Jewish settlers in the occupied territories of the West Bank.