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Documentary Features

ACORN and the Firestorm

Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard
Documentary Features :: Voices
When ACORN, America’s largest grassroots community organizing group, became a major player in the 2008 presidential election, big businesses, Republicans and right-wing activists were threatened. They found unexpected allies in...

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Black Beach/White Beach: A Tale of Two Beaches

Ricky Kelly
Documentary Features :: Voices
In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, two national motorcycle festivals are held over the weeks around the Memorial Day holiday. One festival is primarily white, the other is predominantly black. While...

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Forbidden Games: The Justin Fashanu Story

Jon Carey, Adam Darke
Documentary Features :: Magnolia
In 1980, Justin Fashanu overcame tremendous obstacles, and began a meteoric rise to fame by becoming the best soccer player in the UK, leading a generation of black footballers through...

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Ginger Nation

Shawn Hitchins, Mitch Fillion
Documentary Features :: Vanguard
Redheads are hot. Television series such as Riverdale and CBC’s Anne are filling our screens with images of ginger glory. But gay Toronto comic Shawn Hitchins has made flame-haired world...

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Holding Space (work-in-progress)

Rebecca Kenyon
Documentary Features :: Voices
“Talking about death doesn’t bring it closer, any more than talking about sex would make you pregnant” (Death Cafe flyer) Holding Space is an intimate observational documentary about death, told...

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Knife Skills

Thomas Lennon
Documentary Features :: Magnolia
What does it take to build a world-class French restaurant? What if the staff is almost entirely men and women just out of prison? What if most have never cooked...

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Liberation Day

Morten Traavik, Ugis Olte
Documentary Features :: Vanguard
Under the loving but firm guidance of an old fan turned director and cultural diplomat, and to the surprise of a whole world, the ex-Yugoslavian cult band Laibach becomes the...

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Motherland

Ramona S. Díaz
Documentary Features :: Voices
Motherland takes us into the heart of the planet’s busiest maternity hospital in one of the world’s poorest and most populous countries: the Philippines. The film’s viewer, like an unseen...

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No Dress Code Required (Etiqueta no rigurosa)

Cristina Herrera Borquez
Documentary Features :: Voices
In this up-to-the-minute documentary, No Dress Code Required tells the story of Victor and Fernando, who run a beauty salon in Baja California, Mexico. Known for beautifying Mexicali socialites, for...

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Purple Dreams

Joanne Hock
Documentary Features :: Magnolia
Follow six at-risk black high school students on a powerful three-year journey of transformation in a racially biased city. They struggle with homelessness, low-income neighborhoods, and gang-related violence, but are...

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