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United Kingdom , 2010 , 14 min. Inspired by true events in Baghdad, this award-winning short follows a young boy on what turns out to be an tragically eventful day....
Daughters of the Dust
USA , 1991 , 112 min. Julie Dash's evocative 1991 portrait of three generations of proud Gullah women—the descendants of slaves living in isolation off the South Carolina coast—is at once a study of family conflict and a vivid history lesson about the impending loss, in 1902, of vital cultural traditions....
The Destiny of Lesser Animals
Ghana , 2011 , 89 min. Part crime drama, part personal quest, Deron Albright's first feature focuses on a Ghanian police inspector whose fondest wish is to return to the United States a decade after being deported. First, however, he’ll need to extract himself from the series of intrigues in which he’s entangled....
Rwanda , 2011 , 100 min.
MUST END Thurs, Jan 22nd Winner of the Starz People's Choice Award for Narrative Feature - SDFF34
- In the genocide that swept though Rwanda in 1994, the Hutu ethnic majority killed almost a million Tutsis—a bloody tragedy that was the subject of the 2004 Oscar nomi...
USA , 2010 , 88 min. What begins as
Boyz n the Hood
for the 21st century soon transforms into a retelling of
On the Road,
with urban youth standing in for the Beat Generation. When Dwight accidentally kills a young girl in a failed drive-by shooting, he flees the scene, and his past...
USA , 2011 , 86 min. Writer-director Dee Rees makes her debut with the semi-autobiographical tale of a Brooklyn teenager struggling to retain her grace, tenacity, and humor while struggling with the decision to come out as a lesbian. Spike Lee serves as executive producer....
Protect The Nation
Germany , 2010 , 16 min. Against the backdrop of xenophobic attacks in his neighborhood, a young boy wrestles with the distinction between right and wrong....
The Pruitt-Igoe Myth: An Urban History
USA , 2010 , 83 min.
Friday, Sept. 21 @ 4:30pm
When it was built in the 1950s, the Pruitt-Igoe housing project in St. Louis was a model example of affordable urban housing, providing an alternative to the slums and a home for low-income families in exodus from rural blight. But by 1972, the area had declined and...
Czech Republic , 2011 , 81 min. Martin Maracek's documentary charts the absurdist collision of European goodwill and Third World improvisation as a pair of frustrated electricians from the Czech Republic try to repair the damage done by locals to a solar-panel system they’d installed a few years earlier in a remote village...
Staging Hope: Acts of Peace in Northern Uganda
USA , 2010 , 98 min. This documentary follows a group of American actors to war-torn northern Uganda, where they lead teenagers from an internal displacement camp in a drama workshop....
USA , 2010 , 107 min. Russell Costanzo's gritty first feature is a New York street tragedy about three people trying to cope with an African-American teenager's shooting death—his grief-stricken, rage-fueled mother; his confused 16-year-old brother; and the guilt-ridden white cop who killed him....
We Shall Not Be Moved: The Nashville Sit-Ins
USA , 2011 , 10 min. In 1960 a group of courageous college students took part in an event that would become one of the most important moments in the Civil Rights Movement....
The Wonderful Family of Divas
USA , 2011 , 67 min.
The Wonderful Family of Divas
is a toe-tapping, finger-snapping look at one of America’s most musically influential families. Through one-on-one interviews and archival footage, festival regular Gary Keys introduces us to the fabulous Drinkard Singers....
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