Interweaving the stories of four Egyptian women from diverse backgrounds and generations, this film offers a window into the country's complex gender relations. Powerful, intimate and politically explosive, In the Shadow of a Man forms an impressive social portrait of life both before and after the revolution.
Featuring contributions from friends and collaborators and rare archive footage, this documentary tells the story of how a shy kid from Baltimore transformed himself into Divine, the most notorious and renowned drag icon in the world. A rich and definitive study of one of cinema's true originals.
Inside Out: The People's Art Project chronicles the evolution of the world's largest participatory art project, the wildly popular "Inside Out" started in 2011 by the TEDprize winner French artist JR, who wanted citizens worldwide...
Neil Platt is using voice recognition software to type a letter to his baby son, trying to anticipate everything Oscar may one day want to know about his father. Shortly after Oscar's birth Neil was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease, rapidly...
Iraqi filmmaker Layth Abdulamir examines the common roots of his often mistreated and misunderstood country. His camera captures the cultural, social and historical heritage of men and women who wove the fabric of the nation.
Is something rotten at the heart of the American electoral process? Invisible Coup reveals how Republican insiders have taken control of America's transition to electronic voting and uncovers serious flaws in the technology. If you thought 'hanging chads' were a cause for concern, wait until you learn about invisible computer code.
Directly inspired by the Pennebaker classic Don't Look Back, I am trying to break your heart is a compelling study of seminal rock band, Wilco as they record the best music of their career. Shot in luminous black-and-white by photographer Sam Jones, the film pays respect to Pennebaker's intimate vérité style. Jones tempers the backstage dramas and unfathomable corporate shenanigans with inspired live performances, as the band perform songs from their beleagueredbeleaguered "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" album, now considered a modern classic.
In a small flat in Moscow, an 80-year old man is making woollen bags. His work is difficult: not only is he blind, but his knitting is constantly unravelled by his only companion, a small white cat. When he takes his bags down to the street to sell, nobody wants them - everyone is carrying plastic bags. The latest masterpiece by Sergei Dvortsevoy (Paradise, Bread Day, Highway) is a moving metaphor for a Russia in transition.
Director Scott Ritter was a chief United Nations weapons inspector in Iraq from 1991 to 1998. In Shifting Sands explores the UNSCOM inspections in Iraq, these inspections were in search of "weapons of mass destruction" during the later years of the regime of Saddam Hussein.