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Rising from Ashes
USA , 2012 , 82 min.
MUST END Thursday, August 29th at the Sie FilmCenter
Two worlds collide when cycling legend Jock Boyer moves to Rwanda to help the first Rwandan National Cycling Team in their six year journey to compete in the Olympic Games in London. Setting out against impossible odds both Jock and the te...
South Africa , 2011 , 18 min. A young Somali boy wrestles with the attraction of his village’s ocean-bound pirates against the needs of his family and war-torn community....
The Battle of the Jazz Guitarist
USA , 2012 , 7 min. A documentary tribute to the director’s father, a once-famous jazz guitarist from the Fiji Islands who gave up his career to move to America for the betterment of his family....
Call Me Kuchu
USA , 2012 , 87 min. The struggle for gay rights in Uganda is played out in the life and death of David Kato, that country’s first openly gay man. He goes up against a homophobic establishment trying to enact the death penalty for engaging in homosexual acts....
USA , 2011 , 15 min. Angie is a hardened street fighter who finally decides to risk everything in order to create the life she really wants....
The Children Next Door
USA , 2012 , 36 min. On October 13, 2006, in the hills of Tennessee, Brad Waldroup brutally attacked his wife Penny with a gun and machete and murdered her best friend, all in front of their four children....
USA , 2011 , 18 min. In 1960s Georgia, a black teenager defies the rules of segregation and his conservative father when he walks through the front door of his white employer’s home....
Australia , 2011 , 21 min. The lives of a father and daughter eking out an isolated existence in the Australian outback are disrupted by the appearance of a man stranded and near death....
I Am John Wayne
USA , 2012 , 18 min. A contemplative look at a critical day in the life of “Taco,” a young man struggling to come to terms with the death of his closest friend....
The Iran Job
Germany , 2012 , 93 min.
MUST END Thursday, June 13th at the Sie FilmCenter
- When American basketball player Kevin Sheppard accepts a job to play in one of the world's most feared countries - Iran - he expects the worst. But what he finds is a country brimming with generosity, acceptance...
Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal
USA , 2012 , 120 min. Mumia Abu-Jamal joined the Black Panther Party at age 15 and reported on the revolutionary movement until his arrest for murder in 1981. Even on death row, his voice would not be silenced. This doc focuses on his writing, politics, and perseverance....
USA , 2012 , 15 min. Pax and Iggy are best friends, but their bond is broken when Pax discovers where Iggy’s loyalties truly lie....
Argentina , 2012 , 10 min. Amid the chaos of a busy extended family, 5-year-old girl can’t get an answer to her fundamental question of “what is the color of human insides?” ...
The Tobacco King
USA , 2011 , 21 min. After his family farm is confiscated in Zimbabwe, a white farmer attempts to begin again in Zambia. This provocative documentary explores race, history, and work in postcolonial southern Africa....
Trial and Error
USA , 2011 , 17 min. Dewey Bozella spent 26 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. A year after his exoneration, he struggles to become a professional boxer....
The Words in the Margins
USA , 2012 , 15 min. 31-year-old Axel is learning to read for the first time with the help of his friend and tutor, Steve, a Kenyan immigrant....
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