Activists, marine biologists and the navy fight to save the world’s smallest whale from extinction as its habitat has been destroyed by Mexican cartels and Chinese Mafia who harvest the swim bladder of the Totoaba fish, the ‘cocaine of the sea’.
Director Margarethe Von Trotta builds a rich tapestry of Ingmar Bergman’s legacy. Bubbling with anecdotes and insight into the breadth of his influence, this is a film for both fans and newcomers to Bergman’s work.
Scotty Bowers wrote a best-selling memoir about providing gay sex services to Hollywood stars from the gas station he worked at in the late 1940s. This film follows a man keen to share his sexcapades, regardless of the implications.
Stitching together archive footage of historical events, recent interviews with political experts and an eerily nostalgic soundtrack, Shadow World is the masterful documentary from Johan Grimonprez that exposes the depths of corruption within the global arms trade.
In his tiny, one-room school in Brooklyn, Stephen Haff teaches forty kids reading, creative writing and Latin. His classes are free, and offered to the children of Latino immigrant families, creating a much needed creative haven for kids who are often overlooked.