Genre: Politics

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F1-100

Video, illustration, and animation are combined in this intimate portrait of an international art student studying abroad in the United States. Drawing on artist profile and gender journey films, F1-100 is a transnational meditation through time and space of a young artist carrying a heavy burden.

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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ROCK BOTTOM RISER

Hawai‘i’s swirling, roiling flow of volcanic lava provides the anchor for this energetic, visually and sonically bold cinematic essay by experimental filmmaker Fern Silva. Filled with astounding telescopic imagery and engaging digressions into philosophically related phenomena, ROCK BOTTOM RISER breaks temporal and generic boundaries, touching upon everything from astronomy to geology to ethnography, from the …

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ARAATIKA! RISE UP

Despite their extensive legacy within the pan-Pacific rugby community, the Australian national team had one glaring deficiency, especially compared to their New Zealand rivals: their pre-game “unity dance” did little to inspire fear into their competition and courage among their fans. This hard truth was especially egregious considering the apparent diversity of the team, featuring …

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AMERICANISH

AMERICANISH

In Jackson Heights, Queens, three young muslim women navigate the consistent and sometimes conflicting demands of romance, culture, work, and family. After Sam and Maryam’s father leaves their family to embrace an American lifestyle, rejecting their Pakistani values, the two sisters and their mother focus on honoring their cultural traditions. But Sam, working a high-paying …

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