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Showing posts with label Society. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Society. Show all posts

Aug 11, 2019

The Happy Film (2016)


Successful creative designer Stefan Sagmeister attempts to find the root of human happiness by experimenting with meditation, therapy, and drugs in this graphic design project-turned experimental documentary.

Aug 10, 2019

Night School (2016)


Indianapolis has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country. For adult learners Greg, Melissa and Shynika, finally earning their high school diplomas could be a life-changing achievement. Emmy award-winning director Andrew Cohn's absorbing documentary observes their individual pursuits, fraught with the challenges of daily life and the broader systemic roadblocks faced by many low income Americans.

Aug 9, 2019

Free to Laugh (2016)


Free to Laugh is about the power of comedy after prison. Female Ex-cons hone their comedy chops through workshops and performing.

The True Cost (2015)


This is a story about clothing. It's about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world. The price of clothing has been decreasing for decades, while the human and environmental costs have grown dramatically. The True Cost is a groundbreaking documentary film that pulls back the curtain on the untold story and asks us to consider, who really pays the price for our clothing?

Aug 8, 2019

Fursonas (2016)


This documentary follows a few groups of Furries, as a social commentary of this fandom, its stigmas and how it is perceived through sensational media coverage.

Aug 5, 2019

The Legend of 420 (2017)


This ifilm is a new documentary that explores the controversial use of marijuana and the evolution of mainstream society. From a dangerous narcotic, listed as a Schedule 1 Drug substance since the 1970s, to the rush to decriminalize it today. What has changed and why? What will the cannabis industry look like in five years? Will it retain its integrity as a homegrown industry or be co-opted by Big Business? Experts, growers, celebrities and politicians weigh in on the future of Cannabusiness.

Gender Revolution (2017)


Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric is a 2017 documentary film about gender identity, produced by Katie Couric, National Geographic, and World of Wonder. It originally aired on the American network National Geographic on February 6, 2017.

Aug 4, 2019

Sermon on the Mount (2019)


In the follow-up to Home Videos, Jerrod Carmichael (8, Love at the Store) carries intimate conversations with his family that explore common themes within the Black experience.

Aug 1, 2019

Kingdom of Us (2017)


How does a family deal with memories of a traumatic event? It's a question sensitively examined in this moving documentary. In her quietly watchful debut, Lucy Cohen impresses with a delicate, powerfully effective exploration of grief, identity and family bonds. For over three years, Cohen filmed a mother and her seven children - whose father's suicide left them financially ruined. Incorporating family archive footage and capturing the surrounding West Midlands landscape, Kingdom of Us records the siblings' emotional recovery, piecing together their broken past and contemplating fears and aspirations for their future. Cohen's film highlights youthful power and resilience, as the family travel the rocky road towards hope.

Jul 31, 2019

Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly (2017)


An exploration about the impact internet pornography has made on society, and how science is proving that pornography can be just as addictive as drugs or alcohol.

Jul 29, 2019

Teach Us All (2017)


On the eve of the 60th anniversary of the 1957 Little Rock school desegregation crisis, educational inequality remains among the most urgent civil rights issues of our time. With its school district hanging in the balance following a state takeover in January 2015, Little Rock today presents a microcosm of the inequities and challenges manifesting in classrooms all across America. Through case studies in Little Rock, New York City, and Los Angeles, Teach Us All seeks to bring the critical lessons of history to bear on the current state of U.S. education and investigate: 60 years later, how far have we come-or not come-and how do we catalyze action from here?

Hobbyhorse Revolution (2017)


Over the past ten years hobbyhorse riding has become a global phenomenon and a way of life for thousands of young people.

Our House For the Weekend (2017)


A married couple is forced to examine their relationship when they lose the family cat, in this comedic semi mock-doc directed by and starring a real life married couple.

A Week in Watts (2018)


A Week in Watts is a feature length documentary that tells the story of six students in Watts, Los Angeles, involved in a program called Operation Progress - which gives youth scholarships to private schools in the area and pairs them with LAPD police officer as mentors.

Jul 27, 2019

Oil in the Blood (2019)


'Oil in the Blood' is a documentary feature film on the contemporary custom motorcycle culture. It's not a film about motorcycles, it's a film about motorcycle people.

Grass is Greener (2019)


Weed. Marijuana. Grass. Pot. Whatever you prefer to call it, America's relationship with cannabis is a complicated one. In his directorial debut, hip hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy (Yo! MTV Raps) presents an unparalleled look at the racially biased history of the war on marijuana. Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill's B-Real, and Damian Marley join a range of celebrities and experts who discuss the plant's influence on music and popular culture, and the devastating impact its criminalization has had on black and Latino communities. As more and more states join the push to legalize marijuana, Grass is Greener dives deep into the glaring racial disparities in the growing cannabis market. Features interviews with Snoop Dogg, Cypress Hill's B-Real and Sen Dog, DMC, Doug E. Fresh, Chuck D, Damian Marley, Killer Mike and more.

Jul 26, 2019

All These Sleepless Nights (2016)


Many of us know the freedom of our twenties-unfettered by responsibilities or mortality, inventing ourselves in the rush of the moment. ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS viscerally summons that feeling, chronicling life across two Warsaw summers when students Kris and Michal resolve to experience life to the limit. After Kris breaks up with his long-time girlfriend, anything seems possible and Warsaw is his playground. Along with best friend Michal, handsome and wide-eyed, they roam the metropolis at night, floating from party to party, dancing until dawn in makeshift clubs and city squares. With only instinct and desire as their guides, big ideas intermingle with drugs and sex and one thing seamlessly gives way to another. However, when Kris falls for Michal's ex-girlfriend, the indomitable and alluring Eva, the relationship between the two best friends falls apart. Determined to find his true self Kris navigates between his memories and future hopes soon realizing that his crusade to understand life has starting to overshadow living it. In a profound and compelling celebration of cinema, filmmaker Michal Marczak captures the very heart and soul of a generation awake enough to dance to their dreams.

Jul 25, 2019

Jewel's Catch One (2016)



Jewel's Catch One documents the oldest Black-owned disco in America and establishes the legacy of businesswoman, activist, and healer, Jewel Thais-Williams, who stood up against hate and discrimination for 42 years. The story of Jewel and "The Catch" celebrates four decades of music, fashion, celebrity, and activism that helped change the course of our country by breaking down racial, social, and cultural barriers. One of the original safe spaces for both the LGBT and Black communities, The Catch also served as a refuge for many during the AIDS crisis. As her club grew to become known as the "unofficial Studio 54 of the West Coast," Jewel became a national role model for how to fight discrimination and serve the less fortunate.

Jul 24, 2019

Above and Below (2015)



This not-quite-documentary takes place far away and out of sight, on the margins and off the grid of American society. It tells the stories of April, Dave, Cindy, Rick, and a man who calls himself "the Godfather." From a couple scraping by in the depths of the flood channels located beneath Sin City, to a man living in a reclaimed military bunker in the middle of the dusty California desert, and beyond even the stratosphere, to a place where Mars and Earth have become one and the same place, this motley crew of individuals have been flung into periling circumstances on this rollercoaster ride called life. Through the hustle, pain, and laughter, we are whisked away to an unfamiliar world whose inhabitants are revealed to be souls not unlike our very own.

Being Canadian (2015)



When Calgarian Robert Cohen moved to L.A. to pursue his dreams of becoming a comedy writer, he quickly realized that his new friends and colleagues knew nothing but the usual stereotypes about his beloved homeland. After years of frustration, Robert decided to embark on a personal quest, traveling from one end of Canada to the other, to prove being Canadian is more than just maple syrup and Mounties. Imagine "Sherman's March" or "Roger and Me", but wearing a toque.


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