Films

2011 Films

Afghan Star

Afghan Star

Directed by Havana Marking

After 30 years of Taliban and wartime rule, pop culture is creeping back into Afghanistan. Director Havana Marking has captured…

Amreeka

Amreeka

Directed by Cherien Dabis

Director Cherien Dabis’s auspicious debut feature, AMREEKA, is a warm and lighthearted film about one Palestinian family’s…

Boy

Boy

Directed by Taika Waititi

It’s 1984, and Michael Jackson is king—even in Waihau Bay, New Zealand. Here we meet Boy, an 11-year-old who lives on a farm…

Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders

Directed by Stanely Nelson

In 1961 segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while…

La Mission

La Mission

Directed by Peter Bratt

Set in the colorful, seedy streets of the San Francisco district that bears its name, LA MISSION is a story of redemption…

Last Train Home

Last Train Home

Directed by Lixin Fan

Each year in China more than 130 million migrant workers travel home for the New Year's holiday—the one time they’ll reunite…

A Small Act

A Small Act

Directed by Jennifer Arnold

As an impoverished boy in Kenya, Chris Mburu's life was dramatically changed when an anonymous Swedish woman sponsored his…

Son of Babylon

Son of Babylon

Directed by Mohamed Al-Daradji

In 2003, three weeks after the fall of Saddam Hussein, Ahmed, an energetic 12-year-old Kurdish boy, travels with his…

Udaan

Udaan

Directed by Vikramaditya Motwane

Rohan, an expelled youth has to come to terms with a new life with his estranged and authoritarian father in an Indian…

Winter’s Bone

Winter’s Bone

Directed by Debra Granik

Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defy—until an intrepid teenage girl has no other…

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