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The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show

A film by Yoruba Richen

2020

THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW tells that almost-forgotten story and how this historic week set the stage for the confluence of late-night and politics that we see today. In early 1968, as riots rocked American cities and the Vietnam War tragically escalated, the legendary entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte took over Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” for one whole week. 

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The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show

A film by Yoruba Richen

2020

THE SIT-IN: HARRY BELAFONTE HOSTS THE TONIGHT SHOW tells that almost-forgotten story and how this historic week set the stage for the confluence of late-night and politics that we see today. In early 1968, as riots rocked American cities and the Vietnam War tragically escalated, the legendary entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte took over Johnny Carson’s “Tonight Show,” for one whole week. 

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The Fight

A film by Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres

2020

At this defining moment in American history, THE FIGHT follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights.

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The Fight

A film by Elyse Steinberg, Josh Kriegman, and Eli Despres

2020

At this defining moment in American history, THE FIGHT follows a scrappy team of heroic ACLU lawyers in an electrifying battle over abortion rights, immigrant rights, LGBTQ rights and voting rights.

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Down a Dark Stairwell

A film by Ursula Liang

2020

When a Chinese-American police officer kills an unarmed Black man in a darkened stairwell of a New York City housing project, it sets off a firestorm of emotion and calls for accountability. When he becomes the first NYPD officer convicted of an on duty shooting in over a decade, the fight for justice becomes complicated.

 

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Down a Dark Stairwell

A film by Ursula Liang

2020

When a Chinese-American police officer kills an unarmed Black man in a darkened stairwell of a New York City housing project, it sets off a firestorm of emotion and calls for accountability. When he becomes the first NYPD officer convicted of an on duty shooting in over a decade, the fight for justice becomes complicated.

 

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How to Fix a Primary: Inside and Outsider Campaign

A film by Brittany Huckabee

2020

HOW TO FIX A PRIMARY follows a young doctor named Abdul El-Sayed as he takes on Michigan’s political establishment in a bid to become the first Muslim governor in U.S. history. In telling this story, the film calls into question what is meant by a “fix" - both in the sense of an unfairly rigged outcome and of a potential remedy. 

 

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How to Fix a Primary: Inside and Outsider Campaign

A film by Brittany Huckabee

2020

HOW TO FIX A PRIMARY follows a young doctor named Abdul El-Sayed as he takes on Michigan’s political establishment in a bid to become the first Muslim governor in U.S. history. In telling this story, the film calls into question what is meant by a “fix" - both in the sense of an unfairly rigged outcome and of a potential remedy. 

 

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Aggie

A film by Catherine Gund

2020

Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life.

 

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Aggie

A film by Catherine Gund

2020

Aggie is a feature-length documentary that explores the nexus of art, race, and justice through the story of art collector and philanthropist Agnes “Aggie” Gund’s life.

 

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Asian Americans

2020

Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.

 

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Asian Americans

2020

Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.

 

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Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America

A film by Ric Burns and Gretchen Sullivan Sorin

2020

Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today.

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Driving While Black: Race, Space and Mobility in America

A film by Ric Burns and Gretchen Sullivan Sorin

2020

Discover how the advent of the automobile brought new mobility and freedom for African Americans but also exposed them to discrimination and deadly violence, and how that history resonates today.

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Words from a Bear

A film by Jeffrey Palmer

2019 - Arts, Culture and Media

Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Navarro Scott Momaday, one of Native America’s most celebrated authors of poetry and prose.

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Words from a Bear

A film by Jeffrey Palmer

2019 - Arts, Culture and Media

Words from a Bear examines the enigmatic life and mind of Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Navarro Scott Momaday, one of Native America’s most celebrated authors of poetry and prose.

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The Infiltrators

A film by Alex Rivera & Cristina Ibarra

2019

The Infiltrators is a docu-thriller that tells the real -- and surreal -- story of a group of immigrants in America who got themselves apprehended by Border Patrol to 'infiltrate' secretive, for-profit detention centers and help other immigrants get free.

The Infiltrators

A film by Alex Rivera & Cristina Ibarra

2019

The Infiltrators is a docu-thriller that tells the real -- and surreal -- story of a group of immigrants in America who got themselves apprehended by Border Patrol to 'infiltrate' secretive, for-profit detention centers and help other immigrants get free.

The Edge of Democracy

A film by Petra Costa

2019 - Democratic and Accountable Government

An epic tragedy of corruption and betrayal, The Edge of Democracy is a behind-the-scenes look at the ousting of Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff. 

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The Edge of Democracy

A film by Petra Costa

2019 - Democratic and Accountable Government

An epic tragedy of corruption and betrayal, The Edge of Democracy is a behind-the-scenes look at the ousting of Brazil’s first female president, Dilma Rousseff. 

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Always in Season

A film by Jacqueline Olive

2019 - Racial Justice

Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, NC. Despite inconsistencies in the case, local officials quickly ruled Lennon's death a suicide, but his mother, Claudia, believes he was lynched. Always in Season explores the lasting impact of lynchings and racial terrorism.

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Always in Season

A film by Jacqueline Olive

2019 - Racial Justice

Lennon Lacy was found hanging from a swing set in Bladenboro, NC. Despite inconsistencies in the case, local officials quickly ruled Lennon's death a suicide, but his mother, Claudia, believes he was lynched. Always in Season explores the lasting impact of lynchings and racial terrorism.

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Softie

A film by Soko Sam

2019

Boniface “Softie” Mwangi has long fought injustices in his country as a political activist. Now he’s taking the next step by running for office in a regional Kenyan election. From the moment Boniface decides to run, telling his wife, Njeri, in passing with a hesitant laugh, he responds to each challenge with optimism. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents becomes increasingly harder to combat with idealism alone. And Boniface soon finds that challenging strong political dynasties is putting his family at risk. Should country really come before family, as he’s always believed?

 

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Softie

A film by Soko Sam

2019

Boniface “Softie” Mwangi has long fought injustices in his country as a political activist. Now he’s taking the next step by running for office in a regional Kenyan election. From the moment Boniface decides to run, telling his wife, Njeri, in passing with a hesitant laugh, he responds to each challenge with optimism. But running a clean campaign against corrupt opponents becomes increasingly harder to combat with idealism alone. And Boniface soon finds that challenging strong political dynasties is putting his family at risk. Should country really come before family, as he’s always believed?

 

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