Event Type: Documentary

WATERMAN

Surfing legend. Olympic superstar. Hawaiian Icon. American hero Five-time Olympic medalist and Native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku shattered records and brought surfing to the world while overcoming a lifetime of personal challenges. WATERMAN explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and the undisputed father of modern-day surfing, following the …

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WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED

WOODLANDS DARK AND DAYS BEWITCHED is the first feature-length documentary on the history of folk horror, exploring the phenomenon from its beginnings in a trilogy of films – Michael Reeves’ WITCHFINDER GENERAL (1968), Piers Haggard’s BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW (1971) and Robin Hardy’s THE WICKER MAN (1973) – through its proliferation on British television in …

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WRITING WITH FIRE

In the midst of a crowded, patriarchal news landscape, the reporters with Khabar Lahariya – India’s only all-female news network – are taking it upon themselves to cover their country’s inequities with unflinching and intrepid determination. Armed only with their smartphones, these fearless journalists roam the state of Uttar Pradesh, exposing the country’s extremist Hindu …

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TRY HARDER!

At Lowell High School, the top-ranked public high school in San Francisco, the seniors are stressed out. As they prepare for the emotionally draining college application process, students are keenly aware of the intense competition for the few open spots in their dream colleges. They scrutinize how every element of their application, from their classes …

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USERS 2021

USERS

There’s a strange irony that comes with technological progression. In our pursuit of creating impactful, scaled solutions to our problems, humanity often creates even more questions in their place. Soon, technology will evolve so rapidly that it will drive and even dominate all aspects of society. What might remain of humanity in that moment, and …

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THE ART OF INCARCERATION

Seen through the eyes of Indigenous prisoners at Victoria’s Fulham Correctional Centre, director Alex Siddons explores how art and culture can empower First Nations people to transcend their unjust cycles of imprisonment.THE ART OF INCARCERATION both analyses and humanizes the over representation of Indigenous Australians within the prison system, whilst seeking answers and striving toward …

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THE FIRST STEP

In the face of Donald Trump’s 2016 election, CNN commentator Van Jones, devastated by the outcome, decides that, rather than “resist, resist, resist,” he will instead engage directly with the new administration. Jones, a longtime advocate for prison reform, sees an unlikely opportunity to forge an unholy relationship with Jared Kushner, who has expressed support …

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THE ISLAND IN ME

THE ISLAND IN ME is a documentary feature that takes the viewer to the Polynesian atoll of Pukapuka, a unique place never before captured in film. With only four hundred inhabitants and ten meters above sea level, the atoll has stories to tell. The film follows two women who grew up here and return home …

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THE PURSUIT OF PERFECTION

When Anthony Bourdain was once asked, ‘If you could only eat in one city for the rest of your life, where would that be?’ He answered without hesitation, ‘Tokyo.’ Tokyo is a culinary mecca for a number of reasons, including the incredible breadth, diversity and deliciousness of Japanese cuisine. However, one of the things that …

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