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The Reason I Jump

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Based on Naoki Higashida’s ground-breaking memoir, in which a 13-year-old nonspeaking autistic boy brilliantly describes his perception of the world, The Reason I Jump offers a rich and highly relatable first-hand portrait of what autism feels like. Following five young people from around the world and using excerpts from the book as a narrative thread, […]

The Social Dilemma

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A powerful exploration of the extreme impact that a relatively small number of engineers in Silicon Valley have over modern-day society, The Social Dilemma deftly tackles concepts like technology addiction, social engineering and surveillance capitalism and makes them visceral, understandable and urgent. Through a unique combination of documentary investigation and entertaining narrative drama, award-winning filmmaker […]

The Truffle Hunters

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Deep in the forests of Northern Italy resides the prized white Alba truffle. Desired by the wealthiest patrons in the world, it remains a pungent but rarified mystery. It cannot be cultivated or found, even by the most resourceful of modern excavators. The only souls on Earth who know how to dig it up are […]

The Vow

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Following the experiences of people deeply involved in the self-improvement group NXIVM, an organization under siege with charges including sex trafficking and racketeering conspiracy brought against its highest members and founder Keith Raniere.

Then Comes the Evening

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A portrait of the bittersweet life of two grandmothers living in the isolated hills of Eastern Bosnia. Nature is the one companion with whom the women speak to and respect. THEN COMES THE EVENING reflects the simplicity and purity of their way of life, as well as their painstaking hard work, and the caring and […]

Through the Night

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When one’s sole focus is to provide for their children, the stakes are extremely high. The need for multiple jobs to make ends meet has become a common reality for many families in this country, which leads to a very important question: who looks after the children while their parents work? Through the Night examines […]

Time

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A single moment in time can propel your life into new, unexpected directions. A single decision, a single chance, or a single mistake. We talk about time like we talk about movement, tumbling forwards, pregnant with possibility. In prison, the world races on without you, with your family and loved ones straddling parallel dimensions of […]

The Nightcrawlers

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Nighttime in Manila is a dangerous place; only handful of bold photojournalists brave the violent, blood soaked streets to document the horrors of Duterte’s “war on drugs.” This shocking exposé charts the connection between politicians, local police, hired vigilantes, and innocent civilians.

Mucho Mucho Amor

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For 15 years, Univision’s news show Primer Impacto closed its report not with the weekend weather or local boy makes good but with Walter Mercado, a fabulous, gender-fluid Puerto Rican astrologer who read the stars and told the future to more than 120 million viewers across Central and South America every day. As he read […]

My Octopus Teacher

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After years of swimming every day in the freezing ocean at the tip of Africa, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal’s trust and they develop a never-before-seen bond between human and wild […]