For three years a well-known Norwegian extremist gives unique access to his everyday life encouraging jihadists in Europe until he is arrested for supporting terrorism by recruiting for ISIS. This extremely timely film highlights the tension between free societies and those who take advantage of their values while seeking to undermine them. Recruiting for Jihad is especially resonant and ... See full summary »
Kentucky's rise to undisputed Bourbon Capital of the world is a rich, detailed, and innovative story that displays how the state has continued to play an integral role in raising the level ... See full summary »
America's Blues takes a new angle on the Blues, focusing on, not only the musical impact it has had on all forms of Popular American Music, but also the influence it has had on art, fashion, language, film and racial equality.
Ethiopian-born Elenie struggles to integrate her mother's traditions with her own American dreams. When a tragic accident thrusts her into the life of American-born Logan, Elenie realizes that one's search for a sense of place is universal.
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The never-before-told story of Suzanne Mitchell, the fiercely-loyal den mother of the original Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Seen by many as regressive and exploitative, this diverse ... See full summary »
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American Circumcision is about the modern circumcision debate, and the growing Intactivist movement, which says that all human beings should have the right to make their own choices about their bodies.
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Director: Erik Ljung After Dontre Hamilton, a black, unarmed man diagnosed with schizophrenia, was shot 14 times and killed by police in Milwaukee, his family embarks on a quest for answers, justice and reform as the investigation unfolds.
Blood is at the Doorstep was extremely well-received at its world premiere at Austin's SXSW Film Festival. It does a beautiful job of telling the story of the tragic killing of 31-year-old Dontre Hamilton by Milwaukee policeman. While the concept is very similar to Stranger Fruit (about the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO), Blood is at the Doorstep is a much better film. It is a less angry and less propagandistic film. It tries to tell the story in a way that presents an honest picture of the victim and which clearly documents the institutional racism involved in the police action and the criminal justice system. It is less about trying to reconstruct the crime and more about the reactions of the family and the movement that grew out of Dontre's death. It tries to show how the community reacted. The tone was less about accusations and more about trying to develop a space for healing the community following this terrible injustice. I hope this film is widely distributed, because more people need to see this take which really points in the direction that the movement for racial justice should be going.
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