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This year is the 25th anniversary of this classic documentary film. Hoop Dreams follows two teenagers from inner-city Chicago as they work hard to escape systemic oppression and achieve the American Dream through professional basketball careers.

In the wake of Brazil’s economic and social crisis, students protest and occupy hundreds of schools. Inspired by the collective voice of the movement itself, Your Turn is narrated by three high school students, who represent the central points of their struggle.

ONE CHILD NATION

Dir: Nanfu Wang & Jialing Zhang

One Child Nation spirals from the personal impact of China’s one-child policy on director Nanfu Wang’s family and out into the all-encompassing and traumatic power it held over a nation.

SUZI Q

Dir: Liam Firmager

Suzi Q is the definitive, unexpurgated story of the girl from Detroit City who redefined the role and image of women in rock’n’roll when she broke through around the world in 1973.

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’.

AMA-SAN

Dir: Claudia Varejão

In Wagu, a fishing village in the Ise Peninsula of Japan a group of women free-dive everyday not knowing what they’ll find. The Ama-San have been diving like this in Japan for over 2000 years.

ON THE PRESIDENT'S ORDERS

Dir: James Jones & Olivier Sarbil

Shot in the style of a Hollywood thriller, this is the searing story of President Duterte’s bloody campaign against drug dealers and addicts in the Philippines, told with unprecedented and intimate access to both sides of the war.

MOTHER

Dir: Kristof Bilsen

Two narratives collide in a small village in Thailand. Pomm takes care of Europeans with Alzheimer’s, while a family prepares to leave Switzerland, in this moving observation of motherhood and care.

SWARM SEASON

Dir: Sarah J Christman

On the remote volcanic island of Hawaii, 10-year-old Manu and her mother collect wild, endangered bees in order to breed disease-resistant colonies, while her father protests developments on sacred mountain Mauna Kea.

Through a series of young survivors’ recollections, Samouni Road conveys a deep, multifaceted portrait of a family before, during and after tragic event affected a farming community outside of Gaza City.