Genre: Social Issues

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YELLO

In this colorful and moving animated documentary, a woman takes us through her emotional process after a racist encounter at the airport, offering an honest look at fear and connection in an era marked by uncertainty.

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NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

During the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of dedicated individuals work to prevent the spread and provide care to the homeless population of Honolulu.

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NUEVO RICO

A brother & sister duo struggle as reggaetón artists living in a dystopian future Puerto Rico, now called Nuevo Rico. They are chased into the rainforest by the authorities where the two come across several local deities seeking a new reggaetón megastar to propel their song into the world. Years later, and far away from …

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PILI KA MO‘O

The Fukumitsu ʻOhana (family) of Hakipuʻu are Native Hawai‘ian taro farmers and keepers of this generational practice. While much of Oʻahu has become urbanized, Hakipuʻu remains a kīpuka (oasis) of traditional knowledge where great chiefs once resided and their bones still remain. The Fukumitsus are tossed into a world of complex real estate and judicial …

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RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD

RADICAL CARE: THE AUNTIE SEWING SQUAD looks at the Auntie Sewing Squad, a group of mostly women of color volunteers who came together following the U.S. government’s botched response to the COVID-19 crisis. The Aunties sew masks for farmworkers, unhoused people, refugee and immigrant groups, First Nations tribes, recently incarcerated people, Black Lives Matter demonstrators, …

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KALINGA (CARE)

At the age of six, director Kent Donguines’ mother left him and his family to become a nanny. Years later, his film Kalinga (Care) shares the stories of several Filipina caregivers and nannies in Vancouver, bearing witness to their sacrifices as they struggle to reunite with their children and families.

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LIFE BELOW WATER

Life Below Water provides a bleak glimpse into the current state of our oceans where pollution increases at an alarming rate. In this engrossing, charming, and, at times, unsettling nature documentary, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman introduces us to a new species swirling in the depths of the ocean: plastics. Life Below Water details a …

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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.

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FISHPOND: LOKO I‘A

On the remote Hawai‘ian island of Molokai during the Covid-19 pandemic, an ancient fishpond brings together the community, resulting in powerful lessons of resilience and sustainability for the next generation. The work of restoring Ali ªi Fishpond provides not only food, but sharing of profound Hawai‘ian wisdom. This inspiring film begs the question: What can …

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GEORGIA

Based on a true story. When the police refuse to investigate their daughter’s alleged suicide, two computer-illiterate parents decide to design a protest banner.

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